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by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2018
Betty Buckley is the latest in the string of megawatt stars leading the stunning revival of Hello, Dolly! The show is preparing to launch its national tour, bringing the charms of meddling Mrs. Levi to audiences across the country. Buckley took a moment to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming journey and what it all means to her.
by Kyle Christopher West - Sep 12, 2018
The recent revival of HELLO DOLLY may have just left the Great White Way and, sure, there's a fresh tour starring Broadway legend (and Fort Worth native) Betty Buckley just around the corner…but the production currently on stage in Fort Worth is worth putting on your Sunday clothes for with a dazzling production featuring a terrific cast of characters. But this Dolly's visit is fleeting - the show concludes it two-weekend-only run at Casa Manana on Sunday, September 16th.
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
Today, SoulPancake, the Participant Media (Spotlight, The Help) owned content studio and production company originally founded by Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg), announced a multi-platform content partnership with Tastemade, a modern media brand inspiring the taste of a generation, and creator of such shows as Struggle Meals, Tiny Kitchen, and The Pitch.
by Michael Rabice - Oct 31, 2018
Jewish oppression, immigrant families struggling to keep together, and an exodus of foreigners fleeing to America for a better life. Topics ripped from headlines of CNN are also the basis for the classic 1964 musical comedy FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The record breaking musical is as relevant today as ever, and the National Tour settled into Shea's Buffalo Theatre last night after it's launch in Syracuse, NY two weeks ago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Multi-Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning producer Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, and award-winning Israeli director/screenwriter Avi Nesher, will be honored on November 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles with the 2018 IFF Achievement in Film and TV Award and the 2018 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award, respectively. The honors, to take place at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, will immediately be followed by the Opening Night West Coast Gala Premiere screening of Nesher's new film, The Other Story, announced Israel Film Festival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Serving as Honoree Chairman of the Festival is Arnon Milchan, owner of New Regency Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
If you've been ROFL at every one of Jackie Hoffman's tweets during her run in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's (NYTF) production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, then head to @folksbiene on Instagram this Sunday: the Emmy Award nominee is taking over Instagram.
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 18, 2018
The US national tour of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof has begun its short preview run at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York, kicking off the Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series: Broadway in Syracuse. The opening night performance of this familiar favorite was beautifully performed, highly emotional, and showcased some incredible talent.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is excited to present the much-beloved classic American musical comedy for all ages Hello, Dolly! - running Friday, November 9th through Sunday the 18th in downtown Waterville. A broadway hit based on the play 'The Matchmaker' by Thornton Wilder, audiences will delight in seeing this high-energy musical with all the feathers, the patent leathers, the beads, the buckles, and bows come to life on the historic Waterville Opera House stage!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is excited to present the much-beloved classic American musical comedy for all ages Hello, Dolly! - running Today, November 9th through Sunday the 18th in downtown Waterville. A broadway hit based on the play 'The Matchmaker' by Thornton Wilder, audiences will delight in seeing this high-energy musical with all the feathers, the patent leathers, the beads, the buckles, and bows come to life on the historic Waterville Opera House stage!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen will complete the starry cast of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, joining the previously announced three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.
by Dylan Shaffer - Nov 23, 2018
Less than a month after the synagogue tragedy that shocked the world, a different congregation gathers to celebrate the traditions of Judaism in a space filled with tender hearts and welcoming arms. As the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof makes its way across the country, its stop at the Benedum Center this week is a cathartic breath of fresh air for a community still coming to terms with an atrocious act of hate.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 19, 2018
Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company has programmed and produced a gem of a play in their most recent outing, SIVE, by John B. Keane. Such a perfect blend of expert acting and captivating story telling is playing out in a play that would seem to have been exclusively written for this company. But while SIVE is a well known commodity on the other side of the pond, it's relative obscurity in the States allowed Buffalo's audiences to be sucked into the brilliant story.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Mad Cow Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel and winner of five Tony Awards. With music, lyrics and script by the award-winning composer Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is set in a grand Victorian music hall. This hilarious interactive mystery musical tries to solve the murder of the young and charming Edwin Drood. Was it a romantic rival? The purveyor of opium and vice? The newly arrived twins from the East? Each night, the audience chooses the villain in this tuneful tale of intrigue.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018
Not often does it happen that a young actor walks away with a show lock, stock and barrel - especially if he's in the company of some of the most experienced veteran actors to be found on local stages. But that is exactly what happens in Arts Center of Cannon County's current 2108 mainstage season finale of Hello, Dolly!, the Jerry Herman classic now onstage in Woodbury through November 18.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
The long awaited 50th Anniversary HELLO AGAIN, DOLLY! community-wide Festival in Westchester and Putnam County kicks off this month as Hudson River towns celebrate their shared cultural history through the lens of this beloved Hollywood film.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
The full cast and creative team have been assembled for Ozark Actors Theatre's upcoming production of the Broadway classic Hello, Dolly!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
People's Light presents the wildly successful off-Broadway hit Skeleton Crew, a powerful story of love and loyalty by New Play Frontiers writer Dominique Morisseau. This funny, incisive, and "deeply American" (The New York Times) play that "theatergoers won't want to miss" (Huffington Post) centers on a group of Detroit autoworkers as they confront the eroding manufacturing industry. Steve H. Broadnax III, who directed the theatre's critically-acclaimed staging of The Mountaintop in 2016, returns for the production. Skeleton Crew opens on June 13 and has already extended to July 15 on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Disney, Dolly and Dancing will highlight Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2018 Summer at the Civic season, which begins June 26 in downtown Oklahoma City.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2018
Celebrating its 40th year, Young People's Theatre Workshop (YPTW) presents Tony-Award winning musical sensation Hello, Dolly!, on stage at the Players Club of Swarthmore May 25 to June 3. The Hello Dolly! cast includes 60 actors, ages 8-18, from the Philadelphia regional area. Show dates are May 25, 26, and June 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 29, 30, 31 at 7 p.m. and May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, and all seats are reserved. Call 610-558-0988 to reserve tickets.
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018
What better way to spend Mother's Day than laughing with Mom at the first ladies of TV's funniest families, Edith Bunker and Florida Evans? To celebrate Mom's Day, getTV will air classic back-to-back episodes of “All in the Family” and “Good Times” showcasing the talents of Jean Stapleton and Esther Rolle, on Sunday, May 13 beginning at 1:30PM ET/12:30C and continuing all day until 12 midnight/11C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
The full cast and creative team have been assembled for Ozark Actors Theatre's upcoming production of the Broadway classic Hello, Dolly!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and City Parks Foundation's SummerStage will present Yiddish Under the Stars, a cavalcade of ensembles and individual performers, leaders of the international revival of Yiddish music. The free concert will take place on Wednesday, June 13, at SummerStage in Central Park, 72nd Street near 5th Avenue. Emceeing Yiddish Under the Stars is comedian and two-time Emmy Award nominee Jackie Hoffman (Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, The Addams Family, Hairspray), who is set to appear as Yente the matchmaker in NYTF's Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 23, 2018
HELLO, DOLLY! bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history - "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Hello, Dolly!," "Elegance," and "It Only Takes a Moment." The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and "woman who arranges things," are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. SHOWS/DATES: Sunday, July 22 through August 5, 2018. Sunday, August 5, 2 PM, ASL Interpreters will be provided for this performance. ONLINE TICKETS: https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning September 30, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland's Playhouse Square. The full tour itinerary is as follows:
by Robert Barossi - Jul 15, 2018
Sometimes, bigger is, in fact better. When Lyric Theatre takes up residence at the Civic Center Music Hall every summer, they capably fill that venue's enormous space. With their current production of Hello, Dolly! Lyric's entire team proves just how much big sets, big costumes, big cast size, big orchestra and big talent can all come together to create a perfect theatrical experience.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 13, 2018
On July 12-15, the hard work of 27 participants in Patel's summer intensive program will be revealed on stage in Hello, Dolly!. Talented students in grades eight through college junior rehearse from 9am to 4pm for four weeks and present a musical at the end of the fourth week.
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 9, 2019
Based on Sholem Aleichem's series of short stories about Tevye the Dairyman, Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, a poor milkman who lives in pre-revolutionary Russia with his wife and five daughters. Among the traditions in their little village of Anatevka, the matchmaker arranges a match between a boy and a girl, and the father must approve the arranged marriage. However, Tevye must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three eldest daughters who wish to marry for love and outside influences of the Tsar who intrude upon his village.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Thornton Wilder's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama makes a rare not-to-be-missed visit to Circle's stage. This moving story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Wilder's classic play reminds us of the importance of love, loss, and living in the moment.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
People's Light presents Lynn Nottage's Sweat, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominee for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Currently the second-most produced play in the country, Sweat is an extensively researched portrait of early 2000s Reading, PA and an incisive examination of deindustrialized America.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Helicopter parents facing the question of what they want to be when their kids grow up is the focus in the new comedy-drama The Empty Nesters by award-winning playwright Garret Jon Groenveld.  This warm and witty look at a couple who drop their youngest child off at college and then take what may be a life-changing trip to the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon, is helmed by Los Angeles based director Richard Seyd, and stars real-life empty nesters John (JW) Walker and Pamela Gaye Walker, who reunite on stage after a 20 year hiatus. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly continues its 60th season with Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2.  The 2017 Broadway premiere was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and garnered a Best Actress Tony Award for Laurie Metcalf. Helmed by longtime Asolo Rep favorite Peter Amster, this hilariously imagined sequel to the Ibsen classic previews January 16 and 17, opens January 18 and runs through March 31 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
by Louis Train - Dec 5, 2018
In Trevor Nunn's extraordinary new production of Fiddler on the Roof, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a dimension of intimacy and immediacy recasts a familar show, dragging it, sometimes tearfully, always beautifully, closer to the audience than it has ever been.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018
The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center's Sandler Center is excited to continue its powerful season line-up at its black box stage theater in the new year. 'Theater at the J' presents professional musicals, comedy, drama and cabaret performances and has quickly become a destination for theater lovers in the West part of South Palm Beach County.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly continues its 60th season with Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2.  The 2017 Broadway premiere was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and garnered a Best Actress Tony Award for Laurie Metcalf. Helmed by longtime Asolo Rep favorite Peter Amster, this hilariously imagined sequel to the Ibsen classic previews January 16 and 17, opens January 18 and runs through March 31 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Helicopter parents facing the question of what they want to be when their kids grow up is the focus in the new comedy-drama The Empty Nesters by award-winning playwright Garret Jon Groenveld.  This warm and witty look at a couple who drop their youngest child off at college and then take what may be a life-changing trip to the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon, is helmed by Los Angeles based director Richard Seyd, and stars real-life empty nesters John (JW) Walker and Pamela Gaye Walker, who reunite on stage after a 20 year hiatus. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018
Bid to win 2 Orchestra seat tickets to the Tony-winning hit Hello, Dolly! on Broadway starring Bette Midler with a private backstage tour with cast member Branch Woodman on Saturday, August 4, 2018! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
The Cape Playhouse wraps up its 92 season with Clue: On Stage, a hilarious farce-meets-murder-mystery.  Directed by Hunter Foster, the production stars January LaVoy, Stephen DeRosa, Nancy Opel, and Brian J. Carter. A New England Premiere and pre National Tour Engagement Clue: On Stage runs August 21-September 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018
Bid to win 2 Orchestra seat tickets to see the final matinee of the Tony-winning hit Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, starring Bette Midler, with a private backstage tour with cast member Michael Hartung! Plus you will recieve a poster signed by various cast members on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2pm!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced full casting for the new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST, directed by James Macdonald, starring acclaimed screen and stage actors Ethan Hawke as "Lee" and Paul Dano as "Austin." Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes join the cast as "Mom" and "Saul Kimmer."
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
The Critics' Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 24 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 16th Annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
'Women of a Certain Age Comedy' returns in Residency at The Kraine Theater, NYC Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 7:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 20, 2018
On this day in 2017, the divine Bette Midler returned to Broadway in the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the smash-hit revival of Jerry Herman's HELLO DOLLY!