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The Blueprint Specials star two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair). Created by a who's who of 20th-century American entertainers, including composer Frank Loesser and choreographer Jose Limon, these original revues were designed as "blueprints" for soldiers to easily put on in the field as a way to boost morale. The Army packaged and distributed them as a complete script, with score and orchestrations, scenic and costume drawings, and instructions for how to put on the show. As such, these extraordinary works can be seen and heard today exactly as their creators intended.

The critically acclaimed theater company Waterwell is excavating and reviving these virtually unknown shows as a collaboration between civilian artists and veterans. Tuneful, subversive and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Specials offer a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture. Partnering with the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater, Waterwell will present the Blueprint Specials at the Museum. This will be the first staging of these musicals since 1945—and the first ever for the American public.


Broadway AM Report, 10/26/2016 - FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 26, 2016

Today's big news: FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, begins tonight at Irish Rep! (more...)

Artists from Across the U.S. and Around the World Tapped for UNDER THE RADAR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the exciting international line-up for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2017. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

Cast Complete for Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, Starring Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) announced today the complete cast, comprised of Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists, for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

'This is an excellent season of plays,' Glory Kadigan, founder and curator of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, said, remarking about this year's plays and playwrights, and now, the creative team. 'I'm so proud of the activist artists involved with Planet Connections for continuing to connect with audiences in so many creative ways while drawing attention to organizations who are on the front lines of this important work.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for BECAUSE WE CARE: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood brings some of the best Broadway and NYC performers to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for an unforgettable night of music and hope. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

Danyel Fulton Signs on for 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Danyel Fulton joins the cast of 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood' at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 15th. (more...)

Ashley Blanchet Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Ashley Blanchet has joined the cast of 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood.' (more...)

David Edwards joins the Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

David Edwards joins the cast of 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood' at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 15th, 2017. (more...)

Julie Benko, Brandon Ellis, and More Come Together at Feinstein's/54 Below for BECAUSE WE CARE: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

???????Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood brings some of the best Broadway and NYC performers to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for an unforgettable night of music and hope. (more...)

Playhouse on Park presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

???????The Today Show aptly describes Playhouse on Park's final Mainstage Series show for Season Eight: 'If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR Opening Tonight at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Conceived by Alyssa May Gold and directed by Katie Young?, this epic story of jealousy and betrayal is given a modern day setting at an all-girls high school, where psychological warfare is unyielding. Six young women will play all roles in this coming-of-age story that follows a group of teenagers through their first tastes of power, the desire to seize it, and the life and death battle to keep it. (more...)

New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)

Tuesday Matinee Discounted Tickets On Sale for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Some theater goers love the classics. Some don't. But everybody loves a good deal, right? The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a comedy suited for both Shakespeare lovers and haters! A special Tuesday matinee has been scheduled for July 18 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Melissa Rose Hirsch Joins WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Melissa Rose Hirsch joins the cast of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 4th! (more...)

BULLET CATCHERS Gives Voice to Women in the Military
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). Performances begin Thursday, July 20 (7:30 p.m.) and continue through Saturday, August 5. Opening Night is Saturday, July 22 (7 p.m.). Tickets are $20 at www.bulletcatcherstheplay.com/tickets. A 'bullet catcher' is Army slang for an infantryman. They live and die on the frontlines and carry this nickname like a badge of honor. It's a sacrifice that few are willing to make. The honorable men who volunteer for this service don't take it lightly. Neither do the women. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & Company in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell's sold-out production Blueprint Specials continues tonight, January 9th, at 7:00PM and Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:30PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Block of Tickets on Sale for Waterwell's Sold-Out BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell has announced that the sold-out production Blueprint Specials has added a new block of tickets for its final two performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Launch of 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 6, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) just began performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world including Belarus, France, Germany, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the UK. Curated by UTR Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR expands to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater's downtown home at Astor Place. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, Opening Tonight at the Intrepid
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Waterwell welcomes Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 6, 2017 - BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, THE PRESENT and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 6, 2017

This weekend's big news: Blueprint Specials, with Laura Osnes & Will Swenson, begins tonight at the Intrepid, and THE PRESENT, starring Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh, opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Maxamoo Releases January 2017 New York City Theater Festival Preview
by Maxamoo - Jan 4, 2017

It's our fourth year covering the January NYC theater festivals, the most wonderful time of year! Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay tell us what they're most excited to see this month. (more...)

Artists from Across the U.S. and Around the World Tapped for UNDER THE RADAR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Public Theater presents the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running today, January 4, through January 15, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. (more...)

BWW Review: US Army's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Enlists Laura Osnes and Will Swenson
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2017

When Americans think of the shows that entertained soldiers during World War II, visions of Bob Hope on a temporary outdoor stage wisecracking for thousands of servicemen, courtesy of the USO, are what usually comes to mind. (more...)

Maxamoo Checks in for a January 2017, Mid-Festival Theatre Report
by Maxamoo - Jan 11, 2017

After a week of four-show days, Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay report on their experiences at the January theater festivals in New York City. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 10, 2017 - ORANGE JULIUS, THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 10, 2017

Today's big news: THE BODYGUARD kicks off its national tour in Minneapolis tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Florencia Lozano and Dea Julien Set for Staged Reading of BARABBAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado on One Life To Live and currently featured as Claudia Messina on Narcos) and Dea Julian (Stet, The Blueprint Specials, Queen Mair) have been cast in a staged reading of BARABBAS, a play by Matthew J. Wells on Monday March 6, 7pm at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Family Time! Meet the Full Cast of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, THE HUMANS opens tonight, February 18, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed off-Broadway cast, THE HUMANS plays performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and the production! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/31/2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/31/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 12/30/2016 - Happy New Year!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 2016

This weekend's big news: A bunch of Broadway talent will help ring in the New Year in NYC, on TV and beyond! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Will Swenson and More for Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Waterwell welcomes Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. BroadwayWorld has a peek inside rehearsal with the company below! (more...)

Naked Angels & Arlene Hutton Among Recipients of the Access Theater Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Access Theater is thrilled to announce the theater companies and artists who have been selected for their upcoming 2017-2018 Residency program. The six theater companies to participate include: Naked Angels, Concrete Temple Theatre, Everyday Inferno, New Light Theater Project, No. 11 Productions, and Thicket & Thistle; the nine individual artists include: Joey Brenneman, Arlene Hutton, Wes Goodrich, Lisa Huberman, Steven Meeker Jr., Kyle Metzger/Dina Vovsi, Robert Siverls, and Sarah Wansley. (more...)

Tracee Beazer Barrett Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Tracee Beazer Barrett (Nerds, Something Rotten! Honeymoon in Vegas, Memphis),   joins the cast of 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood' at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 15th, 2017. (more...)

Mike Rosengarten Joins Cast of BECAUSE WE CARE: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Mike is proud to be a part of this production! He is the true definition of a gentleman; Mike knows how to play the accordion, but chooses not to. Mike has performed in over 80 plays and musicals as either a musician, musical director, or actor. (more...)

Angelo McDonough Joins 'Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

Angelo was most recently heard at the BCEFA 2017 Easter Bonnet competition and at The Green Room 42 singing with Bobby Cronin & Friends. (more...)

Beth Kirkpatrick Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beth Kirkpatrick has joined Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Abigail Shapiro Signs on for 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abigail Shapiro has signed on for Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood! (more...)

Stars of WICKED, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More to Lead PETER, DARLING Musical Readings in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Prior to its world premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre next February, Peter, Darling: The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan next month. (more...)

Arian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at Waterwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Waterwell announced today a strictly limited engagement of a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of Hamlet at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award nominees Arian Moayed as Hamlet, Sherie Rene Scott as Gertrude, and Micah Stock as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely, Hamlet will begin performances on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with an opening night set for Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm, and will play through June 3. (more...)

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