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Wintergreen is running for President. To select his first lady, a beauty contest is staged. The winner will be married to Wintergreen and therefore become the next first lady. Wintergreen, however, falls in love with another and the winner of the contest is jilted. She sues and the Supreme Court is brought into the mix to settle the matter.


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Happy Holidays! Errico, Clow, Davi and Yazbeck Will Lead IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

The Tony Award® nominated hit musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, with music supervision by Rob Berman, is pleased to announce Broadway principal casting. James Clow, Melissa Errico, Tony Yazbeck and Mara Davi will star in the Broadway return production also starring Ruth Williamson, Peter Reardon, Remy Auberjonois, Cliff Bemis, Madeleine Yen and David Ogden Stiers, who will lead a cast of 33 in the limited holiday engagement at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: WBT Presents 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE IS PROUD TO PRESENT 42ND STREET Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, Lyrics by Al Dubin and Music by Harry Warren 9/24/09 - 11/29/09 and resuming: 1/7/10 - 2/6/10 (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

Anne Kaufman Comes to East Lynne Theater Co. In Cape May 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

It's a busy year for Anne Kaufman, daughter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, George S. Kaufman, but she found time to come to Cape May to be part of the scheduled Q&A with the cast of East Lynne Theater Company's 'The Butter and Egg Man' on Friday, October 2. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Michael McKean Will Reprise SUPERIOR DONUTS Role On Broadway, Previews Begin 9/17, Opens 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Theatre, film, television and music star Michael McKean will reprise his role as donut shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski in the Broadway premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company?s new American play Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by ensemble member Tina Landau. Mr. McKean originated the role during Superior Donuts? sold-out, world premiere at Steppenwolf last summer. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW TV: SO V Featured Performer Day 4: Gary Beach
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2009

Gary Beach received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the role of Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of 'The Producers.' His other Broadway experiences include 'Les Miserables', 'La Cage aux Folles', 'Beauty and the Beast' (Tony nomination and Ovation Award nomination), 'Sweet Adeline' (Encores!), 'Doonesbury,' 'The Moony Shapiro Songbook', 'Annie,' 'Something's Afoot,' '1776', plus the national companies of: 'Les Misérables,' 'Legends!,' 'Lend Me a Tenor,' 'Closer than Ever,' and 'Of Thee I Sing' (Helen Hayes nomination). (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Charm Arena Stage, 11/20 - 1/10; Sebastian La Cause Leads Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2009

Arena Stage presents an innovative take on the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Director Amanda Dehnert (Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s All's Well That Ends Well and Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Cabaret) and famed set designer Eugene Lee (Tony Award for Broadway's Wicked, Candide, Sweeney Todd) take a spin on this timeless love story by staging it in Rocky Point, an abandoned amusement park in Rhode Island. This whimsical twist on the classic musical is full of buoyant humor, charming music and incredible magic that will thrill audiences of all ages. The Fantasticks runs November 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010 at Arena Stage at the Lincoln Theatre, with an official opening on Friday, November 27, 2009. (more...)

Dreamworks to Memorialize Gershwin in Feinstein-Produced Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Variety reports that DreamWorks will be memorializing composer George Gershwin in a new biopic to be penned by Memoirs of a Geisha writer and Creditor's director Doug Wright, and produced by Marc Platt ('Wanted') and famed singer and pianist Michael Feinstein. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere Of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES 9/17-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, opens its 35th Season with the hit musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and directed by Roger Bean with music direction by Brian Baker and choreography by Janet Miller. The Chicago premiere runs September 17-October 25, 2009, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Merwin Goldsmith Joins Broderick and Moreno in THE STARRY MESSENGER; Previews Now Begin 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

The New Group's production of The Starry Messenger has welcomed new cast member Merwin Goldsmith, who has replaced Jonathan Hadary. The Kenneth Lonergan play stars Matthew Broderick and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and is now set to begin previews two days after the previously scheduled date on October 26 at Theatre Row. (more...)

Broadway Blogs - The Royal Family and More...
by - Oct 19, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, October 19, 2009. (more...)

Review - The Royal Family
by Kristin Salaky - Oct 19, 2009

In the 1920s, George S. Kaufman was one of the primary reasons New York was firmly establishing itself as the nation's capital of wit. Until his death in 1961, Kaufman could be called the quintessential New Yorker; continually working on Broadway as a playwright and director, reluctantly venturing out to Hollywood on occasion and regretting every moment of it and frequently quoted for his crackling cleverness ('I understand your new play is full of single entendres.'). (more...)

Photo Flash: Maureen McGovern stars in LONG AND WINDING ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

Tracy Lett's SUPERIOR DONUTS To Be 'Served' On Bdwy 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new American play Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts and directed by ensemble member Tina Landau, will open on Broadway October 1, 2009 (at a Shubert Theatre to be announced). Superior Donuts makes its Broadway debut direct from its sold-out world premiere at Steppenwolf last summer. Casting for the Broadway engagement will be announced shortly. (more...)

SUPERIOR DONUTS To Play The Music Box Theatre, Previews Begin 9/17, Opens 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Superior Donuts, Steppenwolf's new American play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts will follow Letts' Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County into The Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), beginning performances on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, with an officially opening on Thursday, October 1, 2009. (more...)

Michael McKean Will Reprise SUPERIOR DONUTS Role On Broadway, Previews Begin 9/17, Opens 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Theatre, film, television and music star Michael McKean will reprise his role as donut shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski in the Broadway premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company?s new American play Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by ensemble member Tina Landau. Mr. McKean originated the role during Superior Donuts? sold-out, world premiere at Steppenwolf last summer. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Charm Arena Stage, 11/20 - 1/10; Sebastian La Cause Leads Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Arena Stage presents an innovative take on the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Director Amanda Dehnert (Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s All's Well That Ends Well and Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Cabaret) and famed set designer Eugene Lee (Tony Award for Broadway's Wicked, Candide, Sweeney Todd) take a spin on this timeless love story by staging it in Rocky Point, an abandoned amusement park in Rhode Island. This whimsical twist on the classic musical is full of buoyant humor, charming music and incredible magic that will thrill audiences of all ages. The Fantasticks runs November 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010 at Arena Stage at the Lincoln Theatre, with an official opening on Friday, November 27, 2009. (more...)

Library of Congress to Award Paul McCartney Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named music legend Paul McCartney as the recipient of the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring 2010. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's Star Studded SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT to Feature LuPone, Peters, Cerveris, Patinkin, McDonald, and More, 3/15 & 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

The New York Philharmonic will present SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert on March 15 and Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. This celebration of the 80th birthday of the great Broadway and film composer/lyricist will include his most enduring orchestral music and songs - performed, in some cases, by the stars of the original Broadway cast productions - in addition to rarely-heard material. Joining the celebration will be (in alphabetical order) Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, and others to be announced, including surprise guests. Paul Gemignani, Mr. Sondheim's longtime collaborator, will conduct the New York Philharmonic; Lonny Price is the director; and Mr. Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenny Powers Guest Stars on NBC's MERCY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2009

Jenny guest stars on NBC's MERCY this week, playing Jackie, a New Jersey housewife who has an interesting connection to Michelle Trachtenberg (Nurse Chloe Payne). The episode airs this Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm EST. Check local listings for further details. (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Returns To Broadway, Previews Begin At The Marquis Theatre 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

The Tony Award® nominated hit musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the new stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, returns to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this holiday season for 61 performances only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! (more...)

Skylight Opera Theatre Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

When Skylight audiences last saw Figaro in The Barber of Seville, he was triumphant after engineering a romantic coup. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents Audra McDonald in Concert at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents Audra McDonald in Concert for one performance only on Monday, February 1 at 8:30 pm, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Audra McDonald is the latest in Reprise Theatre Company's tradition of presenting Broadway stars in concert, which have included Patti LuPone, Carol Burnett, Ben Vereen, Kristin Chenoweth, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

Brian Hutchison & Michael Mulheren Join Valerie Harper in LOOPED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

The producers of LOOPED, the new Broadway comedy, announced today that Brian Hutchison and Michael Mulheren will complete the company. They join Valerie Harper in the Matthew Lombardo comedy, directed by Rob Ruggiero. LOOPED will play the Lyceum Theatre . Previews begin on February 19 and opening night is Sunday March 14. (more...)

Skylight Opera Theatre Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010

When Skylight audiences last saw Figaro in The Barber of Seville, he was triumphant after engineering a romantic coup. (more...)

Alexandra Silber Joins Robert Patteri In Reprise Theatre Compay's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel,' January 26 to February 7 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Alexandra Silber stars as Julie Jordan, direct from her critically acclaimed portrayal of Julie Jordan in 'Carousel' at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End (TMA Award - Best Actress). (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents [title of show], Opens 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010

In 2004, two out-of-work actors in New York decided to write a musical. The problem was, they didn't know what to write about. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces WRITERS' CABARET FOUR EVENINGS OF SONG & CD RELEASE OF BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE—THE SONGS OF NOEL COWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers' Cabaret-Four Evenings of Song, a series of Monday night performances on the set of Oh Coward!, 664 Vernon Ave. in Glencoe, and the CD release of Bright Young People-The Songs of Noel Coward, featuring Kate Fry, Rob Lindley and John Sanders with Doug Peck (piano). (more...)

Alexandra Silber Joins Robert Patteri In Reprise Theatre Compay's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel,' January 26 to February 7 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Alexandra Silber stars as Julie Jordan, direct from her critically acclaimed portrayal of Julie Jordan in 'Carousel' at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End (TMA Award - Best Actress). (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 1, 2010
by - Jan 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CAROUSEL Closes at Reprise Theatre Company, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2010

The Reprise Theatre Company's production of CAROUSEL will close on February 7, 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: [title of show] Comes To The Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010

Imagine two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical?! (more...)

SAINT-EX wins Weston Playhouse New Musical Award
by Lauren Wolman - Feb 26, 2010

Saint-Ex, a musical inspired by the life of author/aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince), has won the fourth annual Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, announced Weston Producing Director Steve Stettler. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH MARVIN HAMLISCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents An Intimate Evening with Marvin Hamlisch for one performance only on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 pm, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

Creators of [title of show] Visit Arizona Theatre Company for Post-Performance Talk on March 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Arizona Theatre Company's post-show discussion at [title of show] following the performance on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 PM will feature the creators and original stars themselves, Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell; and original keyboardist and musical arranger Larry Pressgrove. (more...)

Wilkof, Raben Lead Reprise's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 1962's Tony-Award-winning Best Musical, March 16 to 28 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Directed by David Lee, the production's book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company to Stage THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010

'The Soul of Gershwin, The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer' featuring 23 songs from renowned composer George Gershwin, played by a klezmer band and showcasing a number of vocalists will play at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre from May 1 to 9, 2010. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents Audra McDonald in Concert at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents Audra McDonald in Concert for one performance only on Monday, February 1 at 8:30 pm, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Audra McDonald is the latest in Reprise Theatre Company's tradition of presenting Broadway stars in concert, which have included Patti LuPone, Carol Burnett, Ben Vereen, Kristin Chenoweth, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

Zachary Quinto in Talks to Star in Speilberg-Helmed Gershwin Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Television and film star Zach Quinto is expected to star in the upcoming George Gershwin biopic, produced by DreamWorks and Steven Speilberg, according to published reports. Quinto, star of television's 'Heroes' and the recent JJ Abrams Star Trek remake, will play the famed composer who, during his short life, wrote many vocal and theatrical works, including more than a dozen Broadway shows. (more...)

Krakowski, McGovern, Eder and More Join Daly and Buckley at Feinstein's in 2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2009

Broadway stars Jane Krakowski, Maureen McGovern, and Linda Eder will join previously announced Tyne Daly and Betty Buckley with performance at Feinstein's at Regency in 2010. Krakowski will appear from May 4th through 15th and Eder from April 6th through 17th, while McGovern will present her cabaret show A Long and Winding Road for two performances on February 8th. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents [title of show], Opens 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

In 2004, two out-of-work actors in New York decided to write a musical. The problem was, they didn't know what to write about. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - December 26, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2009

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Batchelor, Bausilio & Corrles Star in Chicago's BILLY ELLIOTT; Complete Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, has announced, with Broadway In Chicago, casting for the Chicago production of Billy Elliot the Musical, beginning preview performances March 18, 2010 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). Opening night is Sunday, April 11, 2010. The cast includes John Peter (J.P.) Viernes who joins the previously announced actors Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio and Cesar Corrales in the role of ‘Billy'. (more...)

Silber, Patteri and Walsh to Star in Reprise's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel,' January 26 to February 7 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Alexandra Silber stars as Julie Jordan, direct from her critically acclaimed portrayal of Julie Jordan in 'Carousel' at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End (TMA Award - Best Actress). Silber is joined by Robert Patteri as Billy Bigelow ('Scarlet Pimpernel,' 'Beauty and the Beast'.) Veteran character actor M. Emmet Walsh appears as the Starkeeper. Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Court, will direct, with choreography by Lee Martino and musical direction by Darryl Archibald. (more...)

Tucci-Helmed LEND ME A TENOR Bows on Broadway this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2009

Ken Ludwig's comedy LEND ME A TENOR starring Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub, Jan Maxwell, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jay Klaitz, and Brooke Adams, directed by Stanley Tucci, will bow on Broadway on April 4, 2010 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Preview performances begin March 11. Additonal casting will be announced. (more...)

Tony Nominee Freeman Joins Broadway's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome JONATHAN FREEMAN to the company as Admiral Boom and Bank Chairman on Saturday, December 12 (2pm matinee). Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS performs at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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