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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Husband/wife team Eli Bolin (Found, Volleygirls, Skippyjon Jones: Snow What) and Allison Posner (Volleygirls, The Last Song of Eddie Scourge) will present Together Again For The First Time at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring guests Ethan Slater (Spongebob Squarepants), Nick Blaemire (tick, tick...BOOM!, Godspell), and Alysha Deslorieux (Once on This Island, Hamilton), and more on September 25th, 2018 at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Husband/wife team Eli Bolin (Found, Volleygirls, Skippyjon Jones: Snow What) and Allison Posner (Volleygirls, The Last Song of Eddie Scourge) will present Together Again For The First Time at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring guests Ethan Slater (Spongebob Squarepants), Nick Blaemire (tick, tick...BOOM!, Godspell), and Alysha Deslorieux (Once on This Island, Hamilton), and more on September 25th, 2018 at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Meet the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
A fun, new musical adaptation of an audience favorite comes to First Stage this holiday season. Created by the talented husband/wife team of Jahnna Beecham (Playwright/Lyricist) and Malcolm Hillgartner (Composer/Lyricist) and based on the play by Barbara Robinson, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL is filled with catchy,'60s-inspired original music and a delightful story that both young and old will enjoy. The horrible Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. The entire town panics when these rowdy six siblings are cast in the church's annual Christmas pageant. It's up to good-hearted Mrs. Bradley to help the Herdmans - and the rest of the town - discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Silent night? Not a chance, but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Sponsored by Associated Bank and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2018
Director Richard Israel is returning to Actors Co-op to helm the musical Violet. At the Co-op he has previously directed Our Town, The Baker's Wife and 110 In The Shade (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Winner for Outstanding Musical in an Intimate Venue), among others. Most recently, Richard was the Theatrical Coordinator for the multiple Emmy-award winning HBO series Big Little Lies, directing all of the Avenue Q sequences in the series. Regional theatre credits include West Side Story, Rent and Floyd Collins (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for Direction and Outstanding Musical in a Large Venue) for McCoy-Rigby Ent.; Kiss Me Kate and Once Upon A Mattress for Cabrillo Music Theatre; the multiple Ovation award-nominated Having It All for the Laguna Playhouse; and Meet Me In St. Louis for MTW. Intimate theatre productions include Bronies The Musical, The Burnt Part Boys, The Full Monty, Avenue Q, Gypsy, Assassins, Big The Musical and the world premiere of Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins. As a resident director for the Musical Theatre Guild, he has directed Women On The Verge, Do I Hear A Waltz, Road Show, High Fidelity and many others. He is recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement in Directing. Tell our readers about the musical Violet.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Legendary Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Stephen Schwartz was announced today as special guest of the annual 'OZ-Stravaganza!'/WIZARD OF OZ festival, June 1-3, in Chittenango, NY. The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist will take part in two separate events on Saturday and Sunday that weekend, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of WICKED, which opened on Broadway in 2003. The musical is among Schwartz's greatest international successes, recounting the saga of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch in the Land of Oz. Chittenango, just east of Syracuse, is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum, who introduced those characters in his iconic children's book, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (1900).
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 17, 2018
Town Theatre's Tracy Turnblad MADISON NELSON speaks out on her role in HAIRSPRAY and her experience making theatre in South Carolina!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Narrows Community Theater presents 'Into The Woods' opening June 8th at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the National Touring Cast of A Chorus Line in Off the Line on Friday, June 15th at 11:30PM. For one night only, this concert will provide an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and laughter. Off the Line will feature a behind the scenes look at the character's inner thoughts and the actor's life on the road through the best of the musical theatre cannon. Don't miss your favorite tunes from musicals The Baker's Wife, Heathers, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Waitress, Funny Girl, Hair, and many more!
by Carol Kassie - May 16, 2018
Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Lightning Bolt Productions upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School* from June 8th through 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
The Broadway Education Alliance just announced that The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Pearl Studios in Manhattan. This program is open to high schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Orange and Rockland Counties, and Westchester. To be eligible, high schools must present an officially licensed production of a Broadway musical during the 2017- 2018 academic year. The Roger Rees Awards has accepted 29 schools, whose students will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress. Winners of the Roger Rees Award will represent the Greater New York region at The Broadway League Foundation's Jimmy® Awards (also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards) in June.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces casting for their summer productions of Into The Woods, Children Of The Battlefield, and America The Beautiful. These productions continue the theatre's 10th Season of revivals of some of the theatre's favorite shows. GCT originally presented Into The Woods Jr an all youth version in 2010 and originally presented America The Beautiful and the World Premiere production of Children Of The Battlefield in 2013.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the Tony nominated musical VIOLET, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, directed by Richard Israel, produced by Thomas Chavira. Violet opens Today, May 11 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, June 17 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
ASU Gammage has announced the finalists for the High School Musical Theatre Awards. Awards Ceremony and Show Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Tickets available soon!
by Katie Laban - May 1, 2018
The Sondheim favorite, Into the Woods, will close out the 2017-2018 Main Stage productions of the Southgate Community Players and is opening May 4th in Southgate. In this Tony-Award winning book and score, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring together classic storybook characters with a production that is both enchanting and touching. Characters venture 'into the woods' with hopes of having their wishes granted, but later learn the dire consequences of their actions. The musically supplicated show pulls the audience in multiple emotional directions - captivating and bewitching them from beginning to end. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with Karen Connor, SCP's director for Into the Woods, about her love for the theatre and gain some insight on the show.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) presents two shows this May - A Night on Broadway musical review and Into the Woods Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Goodspeed is assembling a stellar cast for Cyrano an inspired new take on the Edmond Rostand classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage will develop the title role and film actress Haley Bennett will play Roxanne in this bold new musical. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. This exciting musical is adapted by Erica Schmidt in collaboration with members of the Grammy Award-winning indie alternative band The National. Cyrano will run August 3 - September 2, 2018 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Lightning Bolt Productions upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School* from June 8th through 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Narrows Community Theater presents 'Into The Woods' opening June 8th at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Lightning Bolt Productions upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School* from June 8ththrough 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018
Charlottesville Opera's 41st Summer Season Begins Next Month Charlottesville Opera's 41st summer season begins in July with performances of Mozart's beloved masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro, and Stephen Sondheim's modern take on classic fairy tales, Into the Woods, presented at The Paramount Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 6, 2018
The Wells Fargo Wagon is a-coming down the street and, from July 25th-August 19th, it'll be parked onstage of Farmers Branch's The Firehouse Theatre in their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Bruce Coleman, with music direction by Bryce Biffle and choreography by Bethany Lortenzen, the classic musical is sure to be a hot ticket.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates LGBTQ Pride with an exciting lineup featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway, cabaret, pop charts and beyond. A fabulous Pride-themed cocktail menu will feature daily specialty beverages, with proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids.
by Carol Kassie - Jun 4, 2018
Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Lightning Bolt Productions upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School* from June 8ththrough 17th. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Plus, the actress reveals why it was 'freeing' to play her character in the HBO murder-mystery miniseries 'Sharp Objects' along with details of a possible Enchanted sequel on Good Morning America. Check out the clip below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2018
Patti LuPone has been to Australia a couple of times before, and we can only hope that she will be back soon, and often.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
Legendary Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Stephen Schwartz was announced today as special guest of the annual 'OZ-Stravaganza!'/WIZARD OF OZ festival, June 1-3, in Chittenango, NY. The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist will take part in two separate events today and Sunday that weekend, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of WICKED, which opened on Broadway in 2003. The musical is among Schwartz's greatest international successes, recounting the saga of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch in the Land of Oz. Chittenango, just east of Syracuse, is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum, who introduced those characters in his iconic children's book, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (1900).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Marquee Productions, a company founded by Rodrigo Marques hosts this up and coming cabaret series. The company was founded in 2013 and has been gathering talented performers and outstanding artists from all over the world. Before founding Marquee Productions in New York, Mr. Marques has already established his career in performing, directing, and producing in Brazil. In this country, he founded Grito Theatre Co. that has been awarded 'Best Theatre Company in South Brazil' four times by the Brazilian Actor's Equity Association.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the National Touring Cast of A Chorus Line in Off the Line on Today, June 15th at 11:30PM. For one night only, this concert will provide an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and laughter. Off the Line will feature a behind the scenes look at the character's inner thoughts and the actor's life on the road through the best of the musical theatre cannon. Don't miss your favorite tunes from musicals The Baker's Wife, Heathers, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Waitress, Funny Girl, Hair, and many more!
by Allison Rambler - Jun 11, 2018
INTO THE WOODS is arguably a staple of American theatre. As one of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim's most recognizable shows, INTO THE WOODS is performed continuously by a multitude of theatres across America. From middle schools, to universities, to regional theatre and beyond, an active audience member can often find at least one theatre in their area presenting INTO THE WOODS in their current season. A show with this much popularity can begin to feel trite, and theatres may struggle to find originality in their own production of this often-told tale. However, this is not the case at Gettysburg Community Theatre. Their production of INTO THE WOODS trades elaborate sets and costumes for creativity and simplicity, allowing them to truly focus on the issues and moral questions the story presents. The unique twists sprinkled throughout the show are then facilitated through a host of talent, making Gettysburg Community Theatre's production of INTO THE WOODS not to be missed.
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 11, 2018
As per usual The Central New York (CNY) Playhouse is entertaining audiences with a challenging musical - and not just any challenging musical, a Sondheim musical. Into the Woods, daringly directed by Korrie Taylor, is yet one more example of CNY Playhouse's guts. If there's one thing the company doesn't lack, it's having not only the ambition, but also the ability to perform a musical most community theaters wouldn't dare to produce.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 1, 2018
For this year's showcase on June 3, 25 schools and 42 high school performers are nominated. Among the nomination categories are Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress, Outstanding Supporting Performer, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Musical Director, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Orchestra, Outstanding Technical Achievement and additional special acknowledgement awards. Winners in the Best Actor and Actress category are performing in the Broadway Star of the Future Award Showcase at the Straz Center this Sunday in Ferguson Hall.
by Alan Portner - Jul 9, 2018
Johnson County's Community Theatre in the Park performs a top quality and charming version of Steven Sondheim's 1987 musical mashup of every fairy tale you have ever had told to you as a child.  We've got Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and her dysfunctional clan, Rapunzel in her tower, Little Red Riding Hood, her wolfy friend, a couple of princes, an odd looking guy never named but definitely related to Rumpelstiltskin, and even a mention of Snow White snoozing in her crystal casket surrounded by suspicious looking short guys. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, will present the 2018 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season beginning July 13 and continuing through August 5. The season features productions of INTO THE WOODS, HOOSIER HARMONY, MASTER CAT: THE STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS, and the NCP Young Actors Musical Theatre Workshop.
by Jeremy Bustin - Jul 28, 2018
No matter how many times audiences have visited the titular setting in Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS, it's likely they've never seen the woods quite like in Charlottesville Opera's clever and masterful production running through August 5 at the Paramount Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
FIORE BARBINI is bringing his newest cabaret show, LOSING MY MIND, to 53 Above Broadway in New York City on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. The show features musical direction by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Fiore made his NYC cabaret debut in October 2018 with his first solo show, I'M STILL HERE, at 53 Above Broadway. He brought the show to Don't Tell Mama Cabaret and performed sets at The Duplex and The West End.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018
A fun, new musical adaptation of an audience favorite comes to First Stage this holiday season. Created by the talented husband/wife team of Jahnna Beecham (Playwright/Lyricist) and Malcolm Hillgartner (Composer/Lyricist) and based on the play by Barbara Robinson, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL is filled with catchy,'60s-inspired original music and a delightful story that both young and old will enjoy. The horrible Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. The entire town panics when these rowdy six siblings are cast in the church's annual Christmas pageant. It's up to good-hearted Mrs. Bradley to help the Herdmans - and the rest of the town - discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Silent night? Not a chance, but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Sponsored by Associated Bank and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.
by BWW Special - Aug 3, 2018
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ANNIE, TITANIC, PIPPIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 7th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 20, at Belk Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 presents a staged reading of THE DIAMOND EATER, by award-winning designer/playwright Carrie Robbins, for one night only on Monday, May 14, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center.