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by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022
This November, opening the festive season at the London Coliseum, the English National Opera (ENO) presents the highly anticipated UK premiere of It's a Wonderful Life. Composed by Jake Heggie in 2016 with the libretto by Gene Scheer, this is an operatic adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra Christmas classic film, sung in English.
by Elizabeth James - Oct 31, 2022
What did our critic think of A CHORUS LINE at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
SBCC Theatre Arts Department will present a student showcase production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Katie Laris, November 9-19, 2022 in the Jurkowitz Theatre.  
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022
The Sieminski Theater welcomes Trilogy Repertory Theater for their production of It's A Wonderful Life Radio Play in November, Centenary Stage Company's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in December and New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) in January to kick off the New Year with Hat's Off to Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022
The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of Isaac Gómez’s world premiere What-A-Christmas! The play is directed by KJ Sanchez (Quixote Nuevo) and runs December 2 – December 24, 2022 in the Neuhaus Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022
Holiday entertainment just got more magical. Think, “A Christmas Carol” meets “It's a Wonderful Life” meets…*NSYNC. It's Christmas Eve 2009 and Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC has a decision to make.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022
This year will be Jerry Longe’s final year as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Omaha Community Playhouse’s mainstage production of A Christmas Carol. Longe has played the role of Scrooge for 17 years. 
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2022
Glee star Chord Overstreet is hitting the ski slopes in Netflix's new holiday rom-com, Falling For Christmas. BroadwayWorld caught up with Overstreet to discuss his favorite memories on set, working with Lindsay Lohan, his favorite holiday movies, and more.
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2022
The Ed Asner Family Center returns for their third year retelling the classic holiday tale of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with a star studded virtual table read. The impressive cast includes Brendan Fraser, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart, Ken Jeong, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil Lamarr, Chelsea Darnell, Ben Mankiewicz, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022
 Chicago theatres will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance, and comedy offerings this Holiday season. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will create a comprehensive Holiday Theatre Guide that will be available for distribution in mid-November.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022
George Bailey, Clarence, and the Bedford Falls community will come to life at Portland Center Stage this holiday season, in a fresh, inventive reimagining of the beloved holiday story. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will begin preview performances on November 19, open on November 25, and run through December 24 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Tickets are on sale now.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
The Sherman Players presents its final show of the 2022 season, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, by Joe Landry. The show will be produced by Matt Austin and Michael Schaner and will be directed by Steve Stott of Brookfield. This production replaces the previously announced PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
Both the Cannes Film Festival and the European Film Academy awarded the film Under the Sky of Berlin as the best director of the year 1987. In several lists, it has been chosen among the most significant films of the century. Now we get to experience its first Finnish stage version.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022
American Blues Theater has announced its 21st Annual Production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! will run November 23 – December 23, 2022 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, November 27 at 2:30pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022
Story District will celebrate the holiday season on December 17, 2022, with It's a Wonderful Life featuring seasonal stories told live at Union Stage.
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022
On Saturday, November 12th at 8 pm, ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather, will be screened and performed with a 61-piece orchestra in celebration of the iconic film's 50th anniversary, produced by CineConcerts and presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Amanda Ryan joins the company as Magdalena for the world première of Terry Johnson's The Sex Party – joining the previously announced Will Barton (Tim), Lisa Dwan (Gilly), John Hopkins (Jake), Timothy Hutton (Jeff), Jason Merrells (Alex), Pooya Mohseni (Lucy), Molly Osborne (Hetty) and Kelly Price (Camilla). Amanda Donohoe has had to withdraw for personal reasons.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022
​​​​​​​Storyhouse will be full of fantastic festive fun this Christmas with a packed programme of events and activities, many of them free to get everyone in the yuletide mood. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 25, 2022
A selection of theatres that are offering relaxed performances of their shows over the festive period.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2022
This holiday season, bring the family together and cozy up with the classic It's A Wonderful Life, the stage adaptation of the famous Frank Capra film, at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
Millennium Stage will offer free live community performances, streamed live, plus online programs and film screenings, Wednesday–Sunday each week throughout our campus.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022
See photos of George Bailey, Clarence, and the Bedford Falls community coming to life at Portland Center Stage this holiday season, in a fresh, inventive reimagining of the beloved holiday story. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will begin preview performances on November 19, open on November 25, and run through December 24 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
Usher in the season with the holiday hit It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Hartford Stage, starting performances November 25. In this stage adaptation directed by Zoë Golub-Sass, Connecticut playwright Joe Landry has refashioned the 1946 Jimmy Stewart movie into a play reminiscent of the Golden Age of Radio.Originally co-directed by Melia Bensussen and Rachel Alderman, the staging, complete with a Foley sound effects artists and period commercials, is certain to charm and entertain.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
-The Washington Stage Guild continues its 2022-2023 season, a “Season of Transitions,” with Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Associate Artistic Director Steven Carpenter.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) brings audiences home for the holidays with a limited run of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company will kick off the holiday season with the American holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 19, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has released teaser photos for its production of Little Shop of Horrors, reset in San Francisco’s Chinatown. In this offbeat hit musical, narrated through doo-wop ditties by a trio of neighborhood girls, meek florist Seymour finds himself catapulted into instant celebrity when he cultivates an otherworldly showstopper, a highly unusual plant. Check out the photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022
The SHU Community Theatre presents a month of film programming in December. This month's highlights include sing-along screenings of Disney's Frozen and Frozen II on Dec. 30, and a Q&A with the filmmaker of Santaman, after the Dec. 18, screening of the new holiday film.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, Orange County's major cultural institution and arts destination, is making spirits bright this winter with holiday happenings for the whole family!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022
With support from the Rosenthal Family Foundation, the critically acclaimed 2018 Los Angeles production of The Diary of Anne Frank will return for a special limited engagement at Burbank's Colony Theatre. The revival, which garnered international attention with its predominately LatinX cast, will run for three performances January 19 & 20, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022
Tipping Point Theatre (TPT) launches its 15th theatrical season on November 17 at 8 p.m. with Joe Landry's adaptation of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022
Twelfth Night Production will present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. TNP's Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family.
by Caroline Powell - Nov 16, 2022
What do you always think of come the holiday season? Are you more of a The Nutcracker kind of person? Is It's A Wonderful Life on repeat? Do you have an annual rewatch of A Christmas Carol? Take a trip into the theatres around Atlanta with our top picks to keep you in a festive mood.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2022
Tennessee Shakespeare Company hosts the “Belle of Amherst” on its Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage as she shares her poetic relationship to isolation, nature, literature, and love, in the world premiere of I Dwell in Possibility: Emily Dickinson Emerges. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022
The Wizard of Oz, the beloved story of Dorothy's journey over the rainbow will begin previews at Capital Repertory Theatre on Friday, November 18, opening on Tuesday, November 22 and running through Saturday, December 24.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 15, 2022
Soprano Danielle de Niese has said that the Arts Council England cuts to English National Opera have been 'a huge blow', in an interview with the London Evening Standard.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022
Embrace your inner ELF this holiday season at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center as the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the family classic holiday show ELF THE MUSICAL from November 19 – December 23, 2022 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022
The SHU Community Theatre has launched the Sturges Ridge Century of Cinema, a curated monthly series spotlighting the 20th century's finest films. The Sturges Ridge Century of Cinema, supported by Jewish Senior Services, begins with a red-carpet event prior to the screening of the 1946 holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life on Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022
A play from the writer of The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park is coming to Stirling Theatre. Neil Simon’s Rose and Walsh, directed by Carryn McLean, is the story of two ageing lovers who were once literary giants. The production runs from November 25th through December 10th. Check out photos here!
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022
On Sunday November 20th, Donmar Warehouse will host A Song For Luce, a tribute concert in memory of the late Australian-born UK performer Lucinda Shaw. The event will include live music, stories, laughter and the joy of coming together to share wonderful anecdotes about Lucinda. The performance will be at 18:00.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022
Transport Group will present a one-night-only benefit performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, on Monday, December 12 at 8pm at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Elizabeth Street. Donna Lynne Champlin (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) stars in the role of George Bailey.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
The Castle Craig Players will continue their 30th Anniversary Season with Every Christmas Story Ever Told... (and then some!), running December 2-11 at their intimate Meriden venue.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022
A Christmas Carol by David van Belle returns for the fourth year in a row to The Citadel Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022
A twenty-year tradition unbroken by theater closures thanks to Zoom technology, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: The Radio Play, returns for live, in-person performance Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-27. This old favorite is popping up in a new location in Summit, NJ, at the Oakes Center Theater, 120 Morris Avenue, where The Theater Project will recreate the Lux Radio Theater circa 1947 as twelve adult actors, five kids, a musician and one extremely overworked sound technician prepare for the big radio broadcast of the story made famous in the Frank Capra film.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 1, 2022
From Giles Terera as Othello at the National Theatre, to Daniel Craig as James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall, November has some real theatrical treats in store. There's also the first of the festive offerings, with a new opera at the London Coliseum based on a classic Christmas film and a much-loved revival of a Dickens' classic at The Old Vic.