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BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge Players
by David Edward Perry - May 9, 2018

'The Foreigner' is hilarious comedy set in a fishing lodge that is 'way back' deep in them Georgia woods. If you're not familiar with southern terminology, 'way back' is a further distance than 'there yonder.' Misdirection leads a handful of colorful characters on a three day weekend with nothing being the same afterwards. (more...)

Universal Pictures Celebrates Moms Everywhere With Free Mother's Day Sing-Along Screenings of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

In anticipation of its upcoming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Universal Pictures today announced that free sing-along screenings of the blockbuster musical comedy Mamma Mia! will be available on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, at 25 theater locations across the U.S. and Canada. Each guest who requests a ticket the day of the screeningat a participating locationwill be given one free admission to the 10:00 a.m. showing, up to theater capacity. (more...)

R.E.M's Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur Release Video for ARE YOU ELECTRIFIED
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck of R.E.M. fame have released their first video for new single, Are You Electrified?' taken from their debut album, Arthur Buck,scheduled for release on June 15th via New West Records. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! (more...)

NBC to Present ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE This December
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Paying homage to one of the most influential groups of all time, NBC is celebrating Sweden's most popular export with 'ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute.' The two-hour special, set to air in December, will showcase specially invited artists performing classic songs made famous by ABBA, including 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', The Winner Takes It All' and 'Take a Chance On Me'. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's MAMMA MIA! 'The Winner Takes It All'
by Pati Buehler - May 25, 2018

Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time. (more...)

Erin Markey's SINGLET Announces Extension Through 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

co-produced with The Bushwick Starr, in association with un sphinx incompris     NOW EXTENDED THRU June 12, 2018       BROOKLYN, NY-- The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of SINGLET, a new play written and created by award-winning performance artist Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Markey's most recent work includes Boner Killer and the mythopoeic musical A Ride on the Irish Cream. (more...)

The Mountain Play Presents MAMMA MIA! Featuring The Music Of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience is proud to present Mamma Mia! for its 105th Season. Directed by Jay Manley, Musical Direction by Jon Gallo, and Choreography by Nicole Helfer and Zoe Swenson-Graham. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Set To Open Totem Pole Playhouse's 68th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, will open its 68th summer season with the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Broadway veteran, Matt Rosell from Les Miserables, as 'Joseph' and Marie Eife as the 'Narrator.' (more...)

Hoffman Auto and Palace Theater Offering Chance to Win Luxurious Night Out
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

The Palace Theater in partnership with the Hoffman Auto Group invite you to Take a Chance to win a luxurious night out on the town simply by entering the Luxurious Night Out drawing at www.palacetheaterct.org/box-office/promotions/. Entries will be accepted now through May 10, 2018. The winner will be drawn and announced on May 11. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Opens Moonlight's 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

After becoming the ninth longest-running musical with a 14-year Broadway run, and 15 years of touring productions, Moonlight Stage Productions is pleased to open its 38th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash musical hit Mamma Mia! based on the songs of ABBA. Due to popular demand, Moonlight has added an additional performance for June 19. Tickets for the added show are on sale to subscribers now, and to the public on May 8. Subscriptions and single tickets for all other performances are on sale now at moonlightstage.com, or by calling (760) 724-2110. Ticket prices range $17 - $57 with discounts for seniors, students, and military. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! is Pure Fun at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 9, 2018

Auburn's Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has opened its 2018 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival with the very popular, smash hit musical Mamma Mia! The catchy and fun musical, strongly directed by Artistic Director Brett Smock, is packing the house at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, celebrating its 60th anniversary. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents R.I. Regional Premiere Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Rhode Island Regional Premiere of the international sensation, Mamma Mia! which will be presented from June 20 - July 21, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Comes to Theatre By the Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Prepare to have the time of your life! Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them to her wedding, in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends. (more...)

Little Theatre Of Manchester Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) announced today its 2019 season. Beginning in February, LTM will produce five popular titles: Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT, a murderously funny mystery; the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical sensation DREAMGIRLS; the searing Tony award-winning drama THE NORMAL HEART; and THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships. The final title is international sensation MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! deserves its uproarious applause at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Jun 15, 2018

What's the next best thing to a vacation on a Greek island? Seeing 'MAMMA MIA!,' this season's last mainstage show at Theatre Baton Rouge that equals to two hours of musical fun. (more...)

Erin Markey's SINGLET Announces Extension Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

co-produced with The Bushwick Starr, in association with un sphinx incompris     NOW EXTENDED THRU June 12, 2018       BROOKLYN, NY-- The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of SINGLET, a new play written and created by award-winning performance artist Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Markey's most recent work includes Boner Killer and the mythopoeic musical A Ride on the Irish Cream. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - Jun 12, 2018

The ACT of Connecticut takes Ridgefield by storm with their amazing debut musical, MAMMA MIA! Excellent singing, dancing, and acting dazzle the audience in this wonderful show! (more...)

Photo Flash: 110 IN THE SHADE Comes to Theatrical Outfit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

This spring, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents 110 in the Shade, the sizzling Broadway musical adaptation of the beloved classic play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash with music and lyrics from the duo behind The Fantasticks, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Directed by Artistic Director Tom Key with musical direction by S. Renee Clark (Big Fish, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill) and choreography by Angela Harris, The Outfit's 110 in the Shade features a diverse ensemble of fifteen performers and concludes Theatrical Outfit's 2017- 2018 Season of Character. (more...)

BWW Review: A Bold and Creative ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW FOLK ROCK MUSICAL Makes History at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 8, 2018

Broadway in the Finger Lakes is at it again in bringing a new and creative musical to audiences at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a theatrical gem located in Auburn's beautiful Emerson Park. The new musical Anne of Green Gables: A new Folk Rock Musical comes to the theatre directly from four sold out performances in Broadway in the Finger Lakes' 2017 theatre series, The PiTCH. The production is modern and creative and the show is truly something special. (more...)

The Worldwide Smash Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast Of International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

The full cast has just been announced for the international tour of the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! (more...)

Shakespeare Is Back At Lost Nation Theater With TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Does the world seem all topsy-turvy and in need of love to you? Join Lost Nation Theater for a play that was especially written, by one of the greatest English-language playwrights of all time, for a time when things were definitely turned upside-down: Twelfth Night-or what you will. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at MAMMA MIA! at STAGES! St. Louis
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

STAGES St. Louis continues its 32nd Season with the dazzling show MAMMA MIA!. Join STAGES July 20th through August 19th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for this romantic, funny, and festive musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Take a first look at the new production of MAMMA MIA!, the beloved international smash hit stage musical, which opened at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts just days before the release of the highly anticipated Hollywood motion picture, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA at Flatrock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Premiering on the West End in 1999 and Broadway in 2002, Mamma Mia earned commercial and critical success. It received 5 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations. Mamma Mia is the longest running jukebox musical on Broadway and sits comfortably in the top ten longest-running Broadway shows. This musical features notable favorites 'Thank You for the Music,' 'Dancing Queen,' and 'Take a Chance on Me.' (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Adds Extra Seating To Accommodate MAMMA MIA! Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that the Playhouse's production of the mega-hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! set a new box office record for advance ticket sales in the Playhouse's 68-year history. To date, over $280,000.00 in tickets have been sold putting the show on track to surpass last season's box office record-breaking production of Million Dollar Quartet. Due to the high demand for tickets, Totem Pole is reopening the 42-seat Club Section in the rear of the historic theatre which was removed several seasons ago. Mamma Mia! will begin performances this Friday at 8PM and Saturday at 2PM and 8PM with three low cost $20.00 general admission previews followed by the official Opening Sunday afternoon at 2PM. The production is scheduled to run through August 19th, a week longer than the previous three shows in the summer season. (more...)

Vicky's Of Santa Fe Announces The 2019 Show Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Vicky's of Santa Fe located on Highway 111 & Club Drive in Indian Wells will host the 2019 Show Supper Club Series.  An array of Broadway style song and dance shows featuring Broadway credited performers and music artists presented in an intimate and elegant dinner concert setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Wows Audiences At STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

STAGES St. Louis continues its 32nd Season with the dazzling show MAMMA MIA!. Join STAGES now through August 19th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for this romantic, funny, and festive musical.  (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Makes Its Sparkling Debut At STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

STAGES St. Louis continues its 32nd Season with the dazzling show MAMMA MIA!. Join STAGES July 20th through August 19th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for this romantic, funny, and festive musical. (more...)

Founding Mystics Singer Reveals Story Behind 'Hushabye'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

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Flat Rock Playhouse Presents 70'S SUMMER NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season Music on the Rock Concert Series with 70's Summer Nights. Audiences can expect an upbeat evening of dance, drama, and delight at this Music on the Rock Concert. (more...)

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Reveals 2018/19 Surprise Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

When Grand Rapids Civic Theatre unveiled their lineup for the upcoming 2018/2019 season, there was a notable absence in the ensemble. One of their shows was deemed a "surprise musical" due to the production's licensing agreement with Civic Theatre. Several suspenseful months later, our guessing games can, at last, be put to rest… (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- Barry Loves You
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 23, 2018

BWW catches up with Barry Ferns to chat about bringing Barry Loves You to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Concludes 3-D Theatricals 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from August 3 - 12 (with an official press opening August 4) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 17 - 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Adds Performances of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Theatre By The Sea's owner and producer Bill Hanney, who recently opened the worldwide mega-hit Mamma Mia! at his historic seaside playhouse, is pleased to announce that due to popular demand and limited seating availability, two additional matinee performances have been added on Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's “Squawk Box” Today (more...)

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Opens Tonight at the Sofia Opera and Ballet
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2018

The beloved jukebox musical is heading to Bulgaria!  (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On HEARTBREAK HOTEL in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Broadway In Chicago presents HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a musical premiere that ignites the stage of the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Get a first look below! (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season with the highly anticipated blockbuster musical, Mamma Mia! This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter's search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her own hands when her independent mother, Donna, refuses to talk about her past, including the identity of Sophie's father. While Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970's pop group, Donna and the Dynamos, helps Sophie get ready for the wedding, Sophie secretly invites three men who could be her father to the wedding. When the three could-be fathers arrive, things might not be as clear-cut as Sophie thought. Guided by the fabulous music of ABBA, Mamma Mia stands out as a worldwide phenomenon that has audiences singing along and dancing the night away. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Broadway musical sensation, MAMMA MIA!, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson, originally conceived by Judy Cramer, August 1 through September 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, August 5th. Tickets are $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 3. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! At STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The ultimate feel-good show, MAMMA MIA! uses the music of ABBA to tell the hilarious and touching tale of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek Island paradise. See why 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with this pop-music phenomenon of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle! Chock full of explosive dance numbers, you'll want to unleash your inner "Dancing Queen" with such ABBA hits as "Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance On Me," and the smash title tune, "Mamma Mia." This enchanting tale of love between mothers and daughters, laughter between old friends, and a celebration of newly found family is a guaranteed non-stop party that you won't want to miss!! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Gets You Feeling Like a Dancing Queen at Red Mountain Theatre Company
by David Edward Perry - Jul 13, 2018

'Mamma Mia' brings touching ballads, tight harmonies and rocking dance numbers. The entire cast is beaming with much joy and pride in what they are doing up on stage. It's impressive production with vibrant energy. Audience erupts into cheers and applause during each of the chart topping hits by ABBA. Looking around the audience you can see faces enjoying the production and the memories in the music. (more...)

Shakespeare Is Back At Lost Nation Theater With TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Does the world seem all topsy-turvy and in need of love to you? Join Lost Nation Theater for a play that was especially written, by one of the greatest English-language playwrights of all time, for a time when things were definitely turned upside-down: Twelfth Night-or what you will. (more...)

Sole Surviving Heartbreakers Member Walter Lure Announces New Album With The Waldos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Recently signed to Cleopatra Records, Walter Lure & The Waldos have announced their new album 'Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo'. This is the first new album in 24 years from legendary guitarist-vocalist Walter Lure, an original member of The Heartbreakers, who spearheaded the first wave of punk rock.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- Adele Cliff
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2018

BWW speaks to Adele Cliff about taking Sheep to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Is Now Available for North American Licensing
by Danielle Gutierrez - Apr 27, 2018

Musical Theatre International has announced that the international hit musical MAMMA MIA! is now available for amateur licensing! Theaters across North America will now have the opportunity to perform the screwball story of a young woman's wedding and her search for her real father, all set to the songs to Swedish pop group ABBA. (more...)

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Presents 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) has announced it will present hit TV Writer/Producer Jerry Mayer's delightful two-person play, 2 ACROSS. In keeping with this season's CVRep theme of ROMANCE, REAL OR IMAGINED, 2 ACROSS is Jerry Mayer's smash hit comedy of crosswords and romance that asks the burning question, 'Can a crossword puzzle change your life?' Jerry Mayer is a playwright with several decades' worth of television comedy credits. An executive producer for 'The Facts of Life,' he wrote for 'Bewitched,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' 'M*A*S*H*', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', and 'All InThe Family.' (more...)

Los Altos Youth Theatre Presents LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

The classic novel 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott has been blessed with melody and transformed into an 'astonishing' musical. Following the lives of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March as they start as young, wide-eyed children and ascend into adulthood the show contains all the books best moments and much more as the audience is able to see Jo's stories comes to life! Featuring hit songs such as 'Astonishing', 'Take a Chance On Me', and 'Some Thing's Are Meant To Be', you do not want to miss out on this show. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the box office for single ticket sales to the four shows scheduled for the 2018 Summer Season, celebrating 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea*. Beginning on Saturday, May 5 patrons may purchase tickets (online) to Theatre By The Sea's new Monday Night Concerts and Events, the 2018 Children's Festival and any or all of the following spectacular Broadway musicals: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Maine (more...)

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