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Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)
1000 Ocean Pkwy
Wantagh, NY

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Based on the novel by Jules Verne

Based on Jules Verneís classic novel, join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg as he sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. Itís a race against the clock as he contends stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, bandits, and a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portray 39 characters in seven continents.





BWW Review: Servant Stage Goes AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 9, 2017

Mark Brown's stage adaptation of the Jules Verne classic races across the stage with local favorite Dan Deal playing Phileas Fogg, the adventurer hero. (more...)

Music of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter Headed Off-Broadway in RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

MWM Live (formerly Relevant Theatricals), the company that brought you the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, is proud to announce RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD, a new musical featuring music & lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, set to open this fall at Greenwich Village's Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane). (more...)

TheatreWorks Fall Gala Takes Place at Menlo Park 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is seeking potential travelers to embark on the exhilarating journey of its nearly 50 years of innovative theatre with its fall gala TheatreWorks Around the World. Established in Palo Alto in 1970, TheatreWorks has grown over the past 47 years into one of the largest theatre companies in the Bay Area, and one of the nation's leading presenters of new works. In celebration of TheatreWorks' mark on the map, this thrilling expedition will include delectable food, wine, an original show, and an exceptional benefit auction to support TheatreWorks' ongoing mission of theatre excellence. TheatreWorks Around the World will take place Saturday, November 4 at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.  Proceeds from the one-night-only experience will benefit TheatreWorks' continued mission to bring the arts to Bay Area audiences. For tickets ($385 for individuals, $4,300 to $15,000 for tables and sponsorship) or more information visit https://www.theatreworks.org/special-events/tw-around-the-world/ or call 650-463-7112. (more...)

Take a Holiday Trip AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS with TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holiday season with a hilarious escapade, Around the World in 80 Days. (more...)

BWW Interview: Vanessa Morosco in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 'Art of Hope' season with 'What the Butler Saw' by Joe Orton and directed by Paul Mullins. The show will be on the Madison stage from September 6 through October 1. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Morosco who plays the part of Mrs. Prentice in the show. (more...)

Digital-Age Romantic Drama SEX WITH STRANGERS Coming to Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

'Sex with Strangers,' a romantic drama about ambition and fame in the digital age, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from September 26 through October 14. The play is written by Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama 'House of Cards.' (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS, SEX WITH STRANGERS Writer Set for Symposium at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama 'House of Cards,' will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of her play 'Sex with Strangers,' on Sunday, October 1. (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and More Nominated For UK Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2017. (more...)

Alexander Hanson Joins the English Language World Premiere of THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Alexander Hanson joins the company of The Lie playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond. Hanson replaces James Dreyfus who has regretfully had to withdraw from the production on medical advice. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Brings IPHIGENIA AT AULIS to the USS Olympia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

A nation on the brink of war. A family on the edge of collapse. An army poised to strike, but unable to sail - unless their great general sacrifices his daughter. The PAC (The Sea Plays, Creditors) returns to the Fringe aboard the historic USS Olympia to present Euripides' heartbreaking tragedy of human folly. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS to Bring Summer Chills to the Alley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, the Exxon Mobil Summer Chills production offering a fun and exciting escape from the sizzling summer heat. Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 - August 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

2016-17 Omaha Community Playhouse Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse honored its top volunteers at the annual Awards Night ceremony held Monday evening. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Sails Into London's Cadogan Hall For 5 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins arrives at London's Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opens 2 August and runs until 2 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

Livepool Everyman & Playhouse Announce New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Sherlock's search for the Baskerville hound heads to the Playhouse as the Everyman hosts Kneehigh's riotous world premiere of The Tin Drum. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

World-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces a world-class lineup of teaching artists for 2017-18 Young Company, the one-of-a-kind youth program that has kids tell their own stories through theatre and stay connected with MRT all year long. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Takes Off This Week at Hedgerow THeatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Hedgerow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Announced As Exeter Northcott Theatre's 50th Anniversary Patron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre turns 50 years old and will celebrate with an Anniversary Gala (more...)

B Street Theatre Announces 2018 Season At The Sofia, On Sale 5 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Celebrate this Independence Day with a subscription to the B Street Theatre's 2018 Season, the first in The Sofia, their new home on Capitol Avenue. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Cambridge Arts Theatre Announces Spectacular Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre's autumn season is now on sale, boasting an exceptional line-up of distinguished dramas, acclaimed post and pre-West End productions, famous faces and one-night events. Catering for all artistic tastes, the autumn season showcases the very best of the West End and beyond. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Peter Gill's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for her production of Uncle Vanya, in a first-time co-production with Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Sydney's MAMMA MIA Thursday 27th July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

SOS! Get in quick as tickets go on sale this week for the Sydney season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! The general public can purchase tickets from Thursday 27th July at mammamiathemusical.com.au (more...)

The Glass Eye Presents THE TEMPEST At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

New York City-based production company, The Glass Eye, is bringing their tour of William Shakespeare's The Tempest to Playhouse on Park on Friday, August 11 at 8pm and Saturday, August 12 at 1pm.   (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Take Audiences on Classic Adventure at HVT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Hudson Village Theatre's (HVT's) third production of the summer, playing August 9 to 27, is Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's acclaimed 1873 classic adventure. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bloomsday was commissioned by the ACT theatre in Seattle, Washington and premiered there in September of 2015, where it received rave reviews. The play has received further productions throughout the country: the Ensemble Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, Austin Playhouse in Austin, Texas, and the Next ACT Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World's Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, and developed at TheatreWorks' 2016 New Works Festival, the World Premiere ofThe Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will be presented July 12-August 6, 2017 (press opening: July 15) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visitTheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Opens at Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The New Vic Theatre's celebrated production of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins arrives at London's Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opened 2 August and runs until 2 September. (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Cadogan Hall
by Alistair Wilkinson - Aug 5, 2017

Jules Verne's 1873 adventure tale Around the World in 80 Days follows Phileas Fogg and his newly employed valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (the approximate equivalent of £2 million in 2017). (more...)

Hedgerow's Hit Farce AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Enters Final Two Weekends
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????Hop aboard Phileas Fogg's hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre Company's small troupe of actors take on a global collection of carnival characters in Mark Brown's imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne's 1873 adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, running July 6 to August 13. All the world's a stage, literally, in this theatrical tour-de-force. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE Opens Fall Season at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

 On a moonless night, the residents of a remote, mythical town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways in the charming, offbeat comedy "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani.  "Almost, Maine" is the final play of the 2017 season at Peninsula Players and launches the theater into its fall season September 6 through October 15.  While the northern lights dance overhead, the not-so-tough women and men crack some beer and try to make sense of love.  (more...)

Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Joseph Jefferson Awards are Chicago theaters' equivalent to Broadway's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards.  (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Servant Stage Company's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Hold on to your seats for the original amazing race, Around the World in 80 Days, presented by Servant Stage Company September 7-17, 2017 at The Uptown Theatre at Lancaster Alliance Church. (more...)

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season. (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...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

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