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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Based on the novel "Marked by Fire" by Joyce Carol Thomas

Born during a terrifying tornado, Abyssinia is given the gift of song and a healing spirit to inspire her entire community in early 19th century Oklahoma.



Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Tituss Burgess has received the rights to the beloved film, 'The Preacher's Wife.' An industry presentation will be held in NYC on Monday, Sepetember 12, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Sep 2, 2016

2016 is one of Broadway's most diverse seasons, so much so it spawned a Twitter trending hashtag #TonysSoDiverse following the nominations for this past weekend's awards ceremony. 12 Black and non-Black actors of color were nominated for a Tony Award. For the first time in the Tonys' history, all four musical acting categories were won by Black actors, and if you walk down 45th Street, as soprano Paula Dione Ingram has, the block is lit up by 'Black Broadway.' It's a laudable moment in a theatre history that has not always been so and still continues to have a long way to go, the subject of Ingram's Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway, her debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 4. (more...)

Te'Amir Releases New Single BLUE NILE, Announces Second EP Of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Acclaimed Los Angeles drummer and producer Te'Amir released his latest single, “Blue Nile”, today, after the track premiered yesterday via LA Record, announcing his sophomore EP of 2018,Abyssinia Rise, will arrive October 19 on Tru Thoughts – watch the teaser video.  To celebrate, Te'Amir will perform tonight at the Destination Out party at the FreeHand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, 8pm-11pm [details here].  Abyssinia Rise follows the July release of the Abyssinia EP which gained recognition from tastemakers such as Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Garth Trinidad (KCRW), producer and DJ Carlos Niño, Mochilla, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Okayplayer. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Tru Thoughts To Release SHAPES: MOUNTAINS
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Shapes: Mountains is the latest in Tru Thoughts' series of label compilations put together by A&R, label co-founder and renowned DJ Robert Luis. After 19 years of independently releasing music, the Shapes LPs continue to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label's wide-ranging and international roster. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts' classic cuts, recent releases and inspired remixes, Shapes: Mounatins is out on digital and limited edition transparent green vinyl (with full 32 track download card) on October 12, 2018.   (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Sydney Lucas to Star in Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions has announced initial casting, leadership, and ticketing information for their concert performances of Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center on February 21, 2016 and February 22, 2016, both at 8pm. The Secret Garden marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included Ragtime, Titanic, and Parade. The concert performances of The Secret Garden will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.  (more...)

Tickets Available Starting Tomorrow for Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions has announced initial casting, leadership, and ticketing information for their concert performances of Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center on February 21, 2016 and February 22, 2016, both at 8pm. The Secret Garden marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included Ragtime, Titanic, and Parade. The concert performances of The Secret Garden will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.  (more...)

Frontier Productions Announce SPRING and THE LAST DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions today announce their second production, a world premiere double bill of Susan Hill's Spring and Mitch Hooper's The Last Dance opening at The Theatre Room on 18 October. Harry Burton directs Sally Faulkner, who will be starring in both productions, as The Older Woman in Spring, where she is joined by Portia Van De Bramm who is playing The Girl, and as Suzanne in The Last Dance where she will be joined by David Mallinson who will be playing Peter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING and THE LAST DANCE at Frontier Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Linked by ocean sounds and the figure of a silent female listener, Spring, and The Last Dance, are a potent, poetic pairing. The girl in Susan Hill's Spring considers the life she has already lived, and the life that lies ahead of her. What might she have to look forward to? But although the sea air on a clifftop in Spring gives the feeling of hope, she's far from carefree. (more...)

NIGHT JAZMIN Soap Opera Sets Cast; Live Filming and Brunch Set for May in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Night Jazmin Productions has announced the official leading cast of the soap opera 'Night Jazmin,' adapted from the Thespis Play Festival Award nominated love drama. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Run at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Postcards Festival Returns to Jacksons Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Postcards is back and bigger than ever! This three-week festival of circus, cabaret and extraordinary performance at Jacksons Lane, North London's creative space, offers twists, turns and just a touch of blasphemy. (more...)

Underbelly Festival Adds More Names To Line-up For 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank 2018 has added yet more names to the incredible array of talent on display by the Thames between April and September. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES To Play New World Stages Beginning 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Q Smith
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 29, 2016

While the title of the show is A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, other divas take the stage in the latest production at the Ordway, too, Imagine getting to see Aretha Franklin on stage. Or Nina Simone. These queens of music may not be in this show, but Q. Smith will portray them and other characters who were part of the life of Janis Joplin. (more...)

Underbelly Festival Southbank Preps for Opening with April Highlights, Including Nina Conti and CIRCUS ABYSSINIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Now preparing for a 10th year on the Southbank and having smashed through the million-tickets-sold barrier last year, Underbelly Festival Southbank will open in just two weeks with a dazzling array of circus, comedy, cabaret, family entertainment, food and drink. (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces ALADDIN as its 2018 Pantomime and 20th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Hackney Empire has today announced Aladdin as its 2018 pantomime and 20th anniversary production which will arrive in true Hackney style this Christmas as the venue marks its landmark year with the classic tale. Susie McKenna and Steve Edis celebrate two decades at the helm of the legendary pantomime which has grown to become one of the city's most anticipated annual highlights and a champion for culture and community in the East End. Aladdin will run from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, with opening night for press on 5 December. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Improvising Entertainers, Cut Throat Comedians, Acrobatic Pirates And Activist Drag Stars Head For Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Underbelly are gearing up for their most ambitious Edinburgh Festival Fringe to date as a raft of top shows go on sale today. The eleven top shows provide a tantalizing glimpse into the 2018 programme, charting comedy stars, international circus acts and West End theatrics set to perform across Underbelly's Fringe footprint including McEwan Hall, marking a return after a three year absence. (more...)

Stafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary's Board of Directors have announced Stafford Arima as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre's 49-year history. (more...)

ABYSSINIA: ETHIOPIAN DREAMS Makes London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and as seen on ITV's Royal Variety Performance, Circus Abyssinia makes its London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only. As circus marks its 250th anniversary this year, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams is a jubilant celebration of circus itself that will mesmerise audiences of all ages through the sheer infectious energy and spirit which fly from its cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba's 'Crazy Eyes' Warren Shows You How to Speak 'Singlish'
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK STAR Uzo Aduba made a recent visit to Berlin for the hit show's fourth season premiere, where she picked up a set of 'Singlish' (Singapore English) versions of quotes from her character iconic character. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

New Victory Announces 2018-19 Season Including Nine US Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The New Victory Theater, dedicated to bringing high quality international productions to New York kids and families, announces its 2018-2019 season. From September 28, 2018, through June 9, 2019, the New Victory 2018-2019 Season will include nine U.S. Premieres among its 16 productions of theater, circus, dance, puppetry and music from nine different countries around the world. (more...)

Guest Blog: Adrian Berry Talks Jacksons Lane's Postcards Festival
by Guest Blog: Adrian Berry - Jul 4, 2017

Postcards Festival started at Jacksons Lane in 2010 and has now become a much-anticipated annual festival of circus, cabaret and extraordinary performance in North London. It's 15 nights of thrilling work which constantly confounds expectations and offers so much choice - whether you love anarchic clowning, faux-gospel gigs or logic-defying magic, you'll literally find something for all tastes here. Some of it is subversive and naughty, some family-friendly and charming. But it's all totally original. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Danny O'Brien
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Danny O'Brien about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show RaconTour. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Ethiopian Dreams
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Circus Abyssinia about their 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Ethiopian Dreams. (more...)

Vital's OWEN & MZEE The Musical Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Vital Theatre Company is pleased to announce its upcoming musical adaptation of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Underbelly Festival Announces Line-Up For 10th Year On Southbank
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Underbelly Festival is back for its tenth year on the Southbank with an incredible line-up, including headline shows from four countries across four different continents by some of the finest purveyors of circus in the world. (more...)

Casting Announced For Vital's OWEN & MZEE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce full casting for its upcoming musical adaptation of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer. (more...)

Underbelly's Southbank Festival Returns For 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Underbelly today announced the return of Underbelly Festival for 2018, which will see them mark 10 years on London's Southbank having broken through the one-million ticket barrier in 2017. (more...)

Uzo Aduba Recreates SILENCE OF THE LAMB's Villain Hannibal Lecter
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Below, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK STAR Uzo Aduba takes on the role of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS villain Hannibal Lecter. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Stunning Performances by THE WIZ LIVE's Amber Riley & Uzo Aduba
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Below, check out some of BWW's favorite performances from these talented stars! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 25, 2018
by - Aug 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Vital's OWEN & MZEE THE MUSICAL to Be Presented as Part of Super Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the Super Showcase performance of OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP the #1 New York Times best-selling children's book about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu . The musical features book and lyrics by Michelle Elliott and music and lyrics by Danny Larsen. Stanley Mathis is the Director/ Choreographer and Costume Designer. (more...)

Uzo Aduba to Return to the New York Stage in the World Premiere of TONI STONE at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world - premiere production of TONI STONE, by Lydia R. Diamond, starring Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba ( " Orange Is the New Black, " Godspell, The Wiz ) as " Toni Stone, " directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. (more...)

Underbelly Festival Opens This Week With Global Celebration Of Circus As Artform Turns 250
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Today (4 April) marks 250 years since Philip Astley staged the first ever circus in Waterloo. This Friday (6 April) mere yards from the site where one of the world's most exciting global artforms was born, Underbelly Festival will launch its 10th year on the Southbank with its biggest circus programme ever, including four headline shows from four different countries across four continents. (more...)

NIGHT JAZMIN Soap Opera Sets Cast; Live Filming and Brunch Set for May in NYC
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Night Jazmin Productions has announced the official leading cast of the soap opera 'Night Jazmin,' adapted from the Thespis Play Festival Award nominated love drama. (more...)

Circus Hub Returns Bigger and Better with an Incredible International Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

After two successful years Circus Hub is bigger and better than ever before - presenting larger venues and bigger companies, this years programme is packed full of high flying, spectacular acrobatics to marvel at.  2017's programme is truly international, with companies coming from Ethiopia, Colombia, Belgium, Ireland and Australia to offer Fringe audiences the best of world circus and cabaret. (more...)

Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. (more...)

Image Circus Abyssinia Opens 10th Anniversary Underbelly Festival Southbank With Joyous Ethiopian Circus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Astonishing acrobats, bewildering contortionists and world famous jugglers from the highly acclaimed Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams got the 10th anniversary Underbelly Festival off to a spectacular start with a very special performance on the Southbank, just yards from the location at which Philip Astley's first ever circus took place 250 years ago this month. (more...)

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