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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 "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray; "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, the funniest villain this side of a Disney cartoon. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.



R-S Theatrics Adds Performance to Sold Out Run of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

R-S Theatrics is excited to announce it has sold out its initial performance dates of 'In the Heights.' Due to high ticket demand, we have added a performance on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Performances will continue at the .Zack Building, 3224 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO. Patrons may try for the 'In the Heights' waitlist. Patrons may arrive at 7:00 pm and sig-up, any unclaimed or returned tickets will be sold 10 minutes before the performance in the order names appear on the list.  (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard Unveils Brand New Four-Track EP on His Nothing Else Matters Label
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

BBC Radio 1 host Danny Howard has unveiled a brand new four-track EP on his Nothing Else Matters label. Set for official release on 18th August, the production features tracks from the likes of Eddy M, Eli Brown, Guz, and Illyus & Barrientos. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 28-September 3, including a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Veronica Swift, Adam Larson Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Alessia Cara & More to Appear in YouTube Red's New Series WE ARE SAVVY
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Nashville stars Lennon & Maisy, singer Alessia Cara, and more musicians will be making celebrity appearances on YouTube Red's new show, WE ARE SAVVY. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointment of Ensemble Member Shade Murray as the company's Associate Artistic Director. Murray's appointment marks the first Associate Artistic Directorship in the company's history. A Red Orchid also welcomes new Development Director Amanda Runge and Audience Services Manager David Marden. (more...)

Sub Focus & Rudimental ft Chronixx & Maverick Sabre - 'Trouble'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Hot on the heels of his summer hit, 'Don't You Feel It', drum 'n' bass heavyweight Sub Focus joins forces with London quartet Rudimental for their latest club banger, 'Trouble' featuring Chronixx and Maverick Sabre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl Receives GROUNDHOG DAY Portrait at Tony's Di Napoli!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 18, 2017

The Andy Karl and Groundhog Day portrait is the newest addition to Tony Di Napoli prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand when the portrait was unveiled and you can check out photos from the special occasion below! (more...)

The Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Australian Musical Showcases Australian Talent With An Account Of The Incredible Life of Dame Nellie MELBA
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2017

Nicholas Christo and Johannes Luebbers intriguing new musical MELBA sees opera and musical theatre come together to celebrate the legendary Dame Nellie Melba. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Team to Talk Journey from Gander to Broadway in BroadwayCon Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away joins BroadwayCon 2018. As part of MainStage programming, this Come From Away panel will feature a conversation with the cast and creative team on the journey from Gander to Broadway. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Broadway's Adam Jacobs to Ride Magic Carpet to the Orpheum in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Minnesota premiere of Disney's ALADDIN which launches the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season for a limited four week engagement Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Oct. 8 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Brandy Norwood returns to the cell block in CHICAGO tonight and more! (more...)

CBS to Present 'First Look' Preview of New Fall Series 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

CBS FALL PREVIEW, hosted by new series stars Iain Armitage (YOUNG SHELDON), David Boreanaz (SEAL TEAM), Mark Feuerstein (9JKL), Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), Bobby Moynihan (ME, MYSELF & I) and Jeremy Piven (WISDOM OF THE CROWD), is a primetime special highlighting the Network's six new fall series. It will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 4 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network (more...)

SHIR MADNESS Returns to Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

SHIR MADNESS, the one day music festival showcasing and celebrating the very best of Jewish music and Jewish musicians returns to Melbourne in 2017 with 10 hours of joyous, riveting, moving & challenging performances and performances by more than 30 artists. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Announcement Amendment -- Notice of Change in Ownership Status of Major Shareholder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Casting Director Joy Dewing Joins Disney Talent Casting & Booking in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting director Joy Dewing will close her New York office after five successful years in order to accept a position with the Disney Talent Casting and Booking team in Anaheim, CA. Joy Dewing Casting will cease operations tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Festival Music House Announces 2017 Lineup at TIFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for its eighth year, Festival Music House (FMH) today announced its all-star lineup of Canadian talent taking the stage at this year's concert. Happening Sunday, September 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the exclusive TIFF-time favourite event connects film and television tastemakers with up-and-coming and established Canadian artists. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for {MY LINGERIE PLAY} at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tickets for the World Premiere of {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation, the first Mainstage production of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Artistic Director Daniella Topol, Managing Director Annie Middleton and Associate Producer Victor Cervantes) 2017/18 Season in association with Rosalind Productions Inc. (Executive Producer Abigail Rose Solomon), are now on sale. (more...)

Broadway Star Turned Recording Artist Annie Baltic Releases 'All By Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

From the Broadway stage to dance clubs all around the U.S., Annie BALTIC is a multi-talented force of musical nature, a fresh, contemporary young performer whose bold and freewheeling creative spirit transcends easy, common categorization. (more...)

'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Children are a joy, right? Not to Irene, the teacher's assistant (and leading character) in 'Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy),' a darkly comedic, partly autobiographical musical about the chaos of working at a daycare on minimum wage. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Enters 'The Final Countdown' in Rehearsal at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. Rock of Ages runs August 24 - October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, September 7, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 15, 2017

'It Shoulda Been You' opened on Broadway in 2015, with a cast including Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard in a production directed by David Hyde Pierce. It receives one of its first UK presentations here from new Edinburgh company Room 29 Theatre, and it's an inspired choice for their Fringe premiere. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION a Jewish-American comedian, a survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General explore the dark history of their and our world. Through drama and humor, Grunwald explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience and asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?  THE OBLIGATION is a dramatic reminder of the importance of heeding the lessons of The Holocaust and of the dangers facing society when we acquiesce in the face of prejudice and hatred. The World Premiere of THE OBLIGATION, written & performed by Roger Grunwald is presented by The Mitzvah Project and PlayGround running October 12-November 5, 2017(Press Night Saturday October 14) at the Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street in San Francisco. (more...)

BroadwayCon 2018 Industry Day Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 15th, 2017: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits the LATE LATE SHOW Tonight and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW tonight and more! (more...)

BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Aug 15, 2017

Lady in the StormThis week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare's 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the country - a fine pairing. (more...)

Melissa Peterman, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Teresa Ganzel and Sarah Gilman to Lead HEARTBREAK HELP at LA's Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Director Stan Zimmerman has found his quartet of actors for the first major revival of Justin Tanner's acclaimed comedy play, Heartbreak Help. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Bring ANNIE to The Bayway Arts Center and Elmont
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadHollow Theatre Company will present Annie by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin at The Bayway Arts Center (265 East Main Street, East Islip), December 2, 2017 - December 17, 2017, followed by a run at BroadHollow at Elmont (700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont), January 6, 2018 - January 21, 2018. (more...)

Sarah Kane's CLEANSED to Hit Sydney Independent Stage for First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Montague Basement will present Sarah Kane's Cleansed at the Sydney Fringe - the first time this controversial and shocking work has been presented in Sydney outside of an educational institution. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

Teresa Deevy's Short Play Collection THE SUITCASE UNDER THE BED Continues at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Mint Theater resumes the acclaimed Teresa Deevy Project with The Suitcase Under the Bed, so named for the location where Deevy's writing was stored for decades, prior to Jonathan Bank's arrival at the Deevy family home in Waterford in 2010. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 15, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kenny Rogers To Be Honored By The International Photography Hall Of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum announced its 2017 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Kenny Rogers (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Catch THE BEST OF GUILTY PLEASURES CABARET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Guilty Pleasures Cabaret for the third time in 'The Best of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret' on Friday Sept. 8, 2017 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Works by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works, completely free-of-charge. (more...)

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