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The tabloid-drawn tale of a half-boy, half-bat who struggles with his thirst for blood and feelings of self and love, in the hills of West Virginia. He becomes involved with a local family headed by a veterinarian.



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BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL flies into Villanova Theatre 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Villanova Theatre concludes its 10/11 Season with the 'outrageously silly and totally charming' cult-classic, Bat Boy: The Musical. Ripped from the hilarious headlines of the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, this off-Broadway Musical of the Year details the discovery of a curious creature - half-human, half-vampire bat - found deep within a West Virginia cave. (more...)

Joe's Pub Presents Jose Conde, Harper Blynn And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's MEET JOHN DOE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. The production is Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry, Artistic Director at Timber Lake Playhouse. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of MEET JOHN DOE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, previewing March 4, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Larsen & Elliott, Lechner & Zam et al. Named 2011 Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2011 Jonathan Larson® Grants are Danny Larsen (Composer/Co-Lyricist) & Michelle Elliott (Bookwriter/Co-Lyricist), Cloaked; Marisa Michelson (Composer) & Joshua H. Cohen (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Tamar and the River; and Andy Monroe (Composer), Jack Lechner (Lyricist) & Michael Zam (Bookwriter), The Kid. The prestigious grants, totaling $10,000, will be presented on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at a private event in New York City. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Fudge Theatre Honored With Three IRNE Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

The Nominating Committee of the Independent Reviewers of New England has honored the F.U.D.G.E. (more...)

Joe's Pub Spring Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

Joe's Pub has just added: Preview of the Arts and Literature to Life presents Fahrenheit 451 (2/23), Arts and Crafts: A New Musical by Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond (3/7), Danica Dora (3/12), Pedro Moraes (3/22), The Poison Tree (3/23), Matthias Loibner & Natasa Mirkovic (3/29), Build: CD Release w/ special guests Twi the Humble Feather (3/31), Morley (4/2), Leslie Kritzer IS Leslie Kritzer at Joe's Pub (4/17, 4/18 & 4/24), Lady Rizo (4/22), Chris Pureka w/ special guest Sea of Bees (4/26), SHELLS: Banker by day...Diva by night (4/28 & 5/26) & Lori Lieberman (5/1). Click any of the links to go to the show's page on www.JOESPUB.COM. (more...)

Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge, 3/7
by Sarah Moore - Mar 7, 2011

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new production company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag. A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Presents WORKING, Closes 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2011

WORKING closes March 6, 2011 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents MEET JOHN DOE, 3/4-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, previewing March 4, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents MEET JOHN DOE 3/4-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, previewing March 4, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Villanova Theatre's BAT BOY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2011

Villanova Theatre concludes its 10/11 Season with the 'outrageously silly and totally charming' cult-classic, Bat Boy: The Musical. Ripped from the hilarious headlines of the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, this off-Broadway Musical of the Year details the discovery of a curious creature - half-human, half-vampire bat - found deep within a West Virginia cave. The Parker family decides to adopt and civilize the well-meaning Bat Boy; but soon, all hell breaks loose as jealousy, betrayal, murder, and other hysterical happenings turn the small town of Hope Fall completely upside down. (more...)

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Set for ALLEGIANCE Workshop 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced The Old Globe's presentation of a developmental workshop of Allegiance - A New American Musical. (more...)

Villanova Theatre Presents BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, Opens 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Villanova Theatre Presents Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL from March 29th - April 17th (more...)

Libby, Bundonis, Gregg Lead Astoria PAC's THE HUMAN COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is pleased to announce the upcoming production of Galt MacDermot's (HAIR) musical, THE HUMAN COMEDY, with libretto by William Dumaresq based on the story by William Saroyan. (more...)

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL flies into Villanova Theatre 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Villanova Theatre concludes its 10/11 Season with the 'outrageously silly and totally charming' cult-classic, Bat Boy: The Musical. Ripped from the hilarious headlines of the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, this off-Broadway Musical of the Year details the discovery of a curious creature - half-human, half-vampire bat - found deep within a West Virginia cave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Kritzer in NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

Academic Theatre at CCBC Catonsville Performs BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2011

CCBC Catonsville Academic Theatre will perform Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL 8 p.m. March 23, 25-26; 1 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m., March 25 in the Q Theatre at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Villanova's BAT BOY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

Villanova Theatre Presents Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL from March 29th - April 17th Ripped from the hilarious headlines of the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, this Off-Broadway Musical of the Year details the discovery of a curious creature - half-human, half-vampire bat - found deep within a West Virginia cave. This tongue-in-cheek tale will leave your toes tapping to a score that weaves together rock, pop, Broadway, gospel, and country music. In between howls of laughter, Bat Boy wrestles with the notion of American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, the idea of genetic engineering, and loads more. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning tomorrow, March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

Tituss Burgess Hosts APAC's 10th Anniversary Gala 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announces their Tenth Anniversary Season Gala honoring Hal Rosenbluth (Kaufman Astoria Studios) and Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. The Gala will feature a special performance entitled BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: 10 YEARS OF APAC, music directed by APAC Alum Jeffrey Campos and directed by APAC Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. (more...)

Academic Theatre at CCBC Catonsville Performs BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL 3/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

CCBC Catonsville Academic Theatre will perform Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL 8 p.m. March 23, 25-26; 1 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m., March 25 in the Q Theatre at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. (more...)

Villanova Theatre Presents BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, Opens 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

Villanova Theatre Presents Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL from March 29th - April 17th (more...)

WBT Presents I DO! I DO! Closes 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE is Proud To Present I DO! I DO! February 10 - March 20, 2011 (more...)

Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Bryan Batt (actor, designer, civic activist) portrays 'Salvatore Romano' on AMC's critically acclaimed dramatic series MAD MEN by the multi Emmy award winning writer/ producer, Matthew Wiener. The hit series has received numerous awards from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Peabody award. Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL, SUNSET BLVD., SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS. Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY CLEANS UP ITS ACT (Drama Desk Nomination). Theatrically Bryan is most proud to have created the role of DARIUS in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's ground braking comedy JEFFREY. (more...)

McNally, Daigneault Honored At SpeakEasy Stage's 20th Anniversary Gala 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

Broadway Playwright Terrence McNally and SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will be honored at SpeakEasy Stage Company's 20th Anniversary Gala on Monday, April 4th, 2011, from 6-9PM at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

Academic Theatre at CCBC Catonsville Performs BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

CCBC Catonsville Academic Theatre will perform Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL 8 p.m. March 23, 25-26; 1 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m., March 25 in the Q Theatre at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's Legendary Musical 'Cabaret' At Boca Raton Theatre Guild, Closes 3/13
by Beau Higgins - Mar 13, 2011

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild will continue its extremely successful season with John Kander and Fred Ebb's classic musical, Cabaret. The Guild's recent production of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound consistently filled the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park to capacity throughout its run. Cabaret will run from February 25th through March 13th. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces Details For 2011 Unplugged
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre today announced its selections and details for the 2011 Unplugged festival of new plays. Playwrights include Jeff Baron, one of the world's most-produced playwrights in the past decade; Jamie Pachino, winner of this year's Francesca Primus Prize from the American Theatre Critics Association; Bill Rosenfeld, who was nominated for 30 Grammy Awards and won 4 times; and Mat Smart, winner of two Jerome Fellowships and the San Diego Playbill Award for Best New Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEET JOHN DOE Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. The production is Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry, Artistic Director at Timber Lake Playhouse. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents MEET JOHN DOE 3/4-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present the highly anticipated Midwest Premiere of the new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, previewing March 4, opening Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., and running through April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Costa Mesa Playhouse Presents THE BOOK OF LIZ, Closes 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

When one of the wittiest satirists of our time and his comedienne sister write a play together, you know it can't be anything short of hilarious. From Grammy-nominated humorist/author David Sedaris and his sister Amy Sedaris comes the crazy comedy The Book of Liz, closing February 27 at the Costa Mesa Playhouse. The play is directed by Michael Dale Brown. (more...)

Fate, Fury, and Musical Theatre: A Kind of Cabaret Plays FRIGID 2/24-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

Fate and Fury Theatre Company is proud to announce that their new show Fate, Fury, and Musical Theatre: A Kind of Cabaret will debut this winter in the FRIGID New York Festival, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's CABARET Plays Boca Raton Theatre Guild, 2/25-3/13
by Beau Higgins - Feb 24, 2011

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild will continue its extremely successful season with John Kander and Fred Ebb's classic musical, Cabaret. The Guild's recent production of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound consistently filled the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park to capacity throughout its run. Cabaret will run from February 25th through March 13th. (more...)

Tituss Burgess Hosts APAC's 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announces their Tenth Anniversary Season Gala honoring Hal Rosenbluth (Kaufman Astoria Studios) and Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. The Gala will feature a special performance entitled BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: 10 YEARS OF APAC, music directed by APAC Alum Jeffrey Campos and directed by APAC Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub in BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

She came, she sang, she conquered! Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in an all-new show co-written by Randy Blair and Leslie Kritzer with music director Vadim Feichtner, called Leslie Kritzer's Senior Year- following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches in which The New York Times hailed her as ‘a powerful young singer' in a ‘wonderful new act,' and TimeOut NY proclaimed 'Kritzer doesn't just shine in her talk-of-the-town new show-she explodes like a supernova.' Backed by a 4-piece band led by music director/pianist Vadim Feichtner, expect riots out on Lafayette Street for this diva lover's delight. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Joe's Pub Announces its line up for the week of May 1 - May 6. MAY 1-6: LORI LIEBERMAN Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 PM Best known for the hit song, Killing Me Softly, Liebman's honest and heartfelt lyrics, coupled with her haunting, and beautiful melodies, cut through to the heart of the listener. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Rachel Potter, Amy Rutberg 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2011

Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome Rachel Potter, Amy Rutberg, Eric Michael Krop, Tracy McDowell and Marisela Thursday, April 7th. (more...)

McNally, Daigneault Honored At SpeakEasy Stage's 20th Anniversary Gala 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Broadway Playwright Terrence McNally and SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will be honored at SpeakEasy Stage Company's 20th Anniversary Gala on Monday, April 4th, 2011, from 6-9PM at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces Details For 2011 Unplugged
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre today announced its selections and details for the 2011 Unplugged festival of new plays. Playwrights include Jeff Baron, one of the world's most-produced playwrights in the past decade; Jamie Pachino, winner of this year's Francesca Primus Prize from the American Theatre Critics Association; Bill Rosenfeld, who was nominated for 30 Grammy Awards and won 4 times; and Mat Smart, winner of two Jerome Fellowships and the San Diego Playbill Award for Best New Play. (more...)

Christopher Weekes Pens PONZI'S SCHEME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Christopher Weekes, whose Jim Henson biopic spec screenplay Muppet Man topped 2009's Black List, has been tapped by producers Jean Doumanian (August: Osage County, All The Real Girls) and Michael Shulman and Craig Saavedra, (principals of Starry Night Entertainment - Sherman's Way, White People) to adapt Mitchell Zuckoff's acclaimed biography Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend for the big screen. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Set for Splash's 'Curtain Call' Featuring Ryan O'Connor, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of 'Curtain Call' with Broadway star Leslie Kritzer. On April 25th, directly following the video clip extravaganza, host Emily McNamara welcomes Leslie back to bring the screens to the stage with a full set of live Broadway tunes! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tennessee Repertory Theatre's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2011

Over the years, Rene Dunshee Copeland, Pam Atha and Martha Wilkinson have collaborated numerous times on all sorts of musicals - and among them, they have garnered the lion's share of First Night Awards presented for achievement in musical theater in Nashville - and so it's pretty damn exciting for the three of them (along with musical director Paul Carrol Binkley) to be on-board for Tennessee Repertory Theatre's Pump Boys and Dinettes, which brings the company's 2010-11 season to a riotous, rip-roaring close! (more...)

Joe's Pub Adds Performance to Kritzer's BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for two performances: May 1 and 2 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $30. For tickets, visit www.joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555. Joe's ub has just announced that in addition to previously announced performances, Kritzer will also perform on May 3 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents MEET JOHN DOE, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the highly anticipated new musical MEET JOHN DOE, based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, for the final performance on April 17, 2011 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. The production is Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry, Artistic Director at Timber Lake Playhouse. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Set for Splash's 'Curtain Call' Featuring Ryan O'Connor, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of 'Curtain Call' with Broadway star Leslie Kritzer. On April 25th, directly following the video clip extravaganza, host Emily McNamara welcomes Leslie back to bring the screens to the stage with a full set of live Broadway tunes! (more...)

Villanova Theatre Presents BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Villanova Theatre Presents Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL from March 29th - April 17th (more...)

Signature Theatre Caps off 21st Season with Side by Side 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their "signature" composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. (more...)

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