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Cotton Patch Gospel - 1981 - Off-Broadway

Cotton Patch Gospel is based on the writings of Clarence Jordan, a farmer and New Testament Greek scholar. In 1942, he founded Koinonia Farm, an influential religious community in southwest Georgia that continues to thrive today. Jordan was very involved the civil rights movement and social justice. In an effort to translate both the words and context of the scripture, he wrote several popular "Cotton Patch" adaptations of the New Testament, resetting the lives and preaching of Jesus and the Apostle Paul in contemporary rural Georgia.

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Lamb's Theatre

(New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018
After a sold out show in 2017 Johnny and the Devil's Box is coming back to Rockwood! The concert will highlight selections from the new folk musical JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX with performances by; George Abud (The Band's Visit), Julie Foldesi (Sunday in the Park with George, Newsies, South Pacific), Don Sparks (Margaritaville), Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Margaritaville), Annabelle Fox, Andrea Laxton, Alex Grubbs, Meghan Glogower, Scott Wasserman and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman. The band features members of The Playbillies Mike Rosengarten (Be More Chill) and Matt Cusack (Bandstand) with guest Billy Cohen.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, music supervision by Scott Wasserman and music assistant direction by Matt Cusack.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017
This January The Carnegie will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination as it continues its 2017-18 Theatre Series with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, playing weekends January 18-28, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes and thrilling effects made possible by the support received from the Next Generation Capital Campaign. TV veteran and Broadway star Richard Thomas makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut leading the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
 Theatrical Outfit (TO) held its annual fundraising gala, 'Our Luckie Stars,' on Saturday, April 27th at its home, The Balzer Theater at Herren's on Luckie Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The event honored long-time TO patrons Doug and Florida Ellis and featured silent and live auctions, wonderful food, and exciting entertainment from familiar TO artists. The evening was a celebration of the theatre's mission to provide world-class conversation-starting theatre to inspire a compassionate, joyful, and just community. The gala raised over $123,000, breaking its fundraising goal and surpassing last year's success.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
Mistaken identities, family secrets, artistic ambitions, and terrible puns set the stage for Contra Costa Civic Theatre's world premiere production of The Lost Years by Los Angeles-based playwright Cynthia Wands, from April 7-30. The production, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, marks only the second world premiere in the company's 57-year history. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Theatrical Outfit will enter a new era when Artistic Director Tom Key exits his longstanding position in June of 2020.  The Theatre's Board of Directors announced Key's plans to retire along with the announcement of the launch of a nationwide search to name his successor by the opening of the 2019-2020 season.
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
The Schimmel Centerpresents Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and guitaristTom Chapin in a collaborative performance with his daughters, Lily and Abigail—The Chapin Sisters—on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features original and traditional songs by the acclaimed family roots group including “Cat's In The Cradle,” “Remember When The Music,” and “Circle” by Harry Chapin, as well as “Pass The Music On,” and “This Pretty Planet” by Tom Chapin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017
Provision Theater Company presents the world premiere production of REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018
Provision Theater Company is pleased to present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory. The play will run April 27 - May 20 with performances on todays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian College - Art & Communications Center located at 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
After 25 years as the Artistic Director of downtown Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit (T.O.), Tom Key retires from the position on June 30, 2020. The City of Atlanta and Fulton County are honoring the veteran actor, director and arts leader with proclamations and Theatrical Outfit is naming its new Apprenticeship Program in his honor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, opened on July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017
Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
As Coronavirus cases surge in the Chattahoochee Valley, the Springer Opera House has made the decision not to open its season in September, as initially announced. While no shows are canceled, most of the shows in the upcoming season will be presented in 2021. Three smaller productions will take place in late fall in fresh air venues or with generous social distancing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Performances begin on Thursday, January 16 and run through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of "Assumptions." Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegasusTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of 'Assumptions.' Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Today, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegausTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017
Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen.
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 28, 2020
Now in the middle of their spectacular fourteenth season, the John W. Engeman Theatre continues to dazzle with an excellent rendition of Million Dollar Quartet. It is a dramatization of a real jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. The Engeman's terrific incarnation of the jukebox musical by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott runs through March 1st at the exquisite Northport venue.
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019
Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Joey Folsom, Artistic Director of The Classics Theatre Project, today announced the formation of a permanent Resident Artists Company for the theatre to be underwritten by Liese and Mike Canterbury. The company members will be, in addition to Mr. Folsom, R. Andrew Aguilar, Sasha Maya Ada, Chad Cline, Stan Graner, Gretchen Hahn, N. Ryan McBride, Leslie Patrick, Van Quattro, Rachel Reininger and Dean Wray. The Resident Artists will fill many of the roles in the TCTP 3-play 2019 season: "Fool for Love," Summer and Smoke," and "The Crucible." In addition, the RAC members will work as members of the TCPT team in other areas of production, marketing, and development. The Company will be called the Canterbury Company of Resident Artists.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater presents BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. playing now through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Check out photos of all the action of the show's opening night on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 19, 2020
The John W. Engeman Theater presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Performances began on Thursday, January 16 and run through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 19, 2020
The John W. Engeman Theater presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Performances began on Thursday, January 16 and run through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
This January The Carnegie will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination as it continues its 2017-18 Theatre Series with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, playing weekends January 18-28, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
This intimate revival of the 1964 Tony Award Winning musical, Man of La Mancha is directed by Artistic Director, Brian Katz (Chess, Next to Normal). Featuring on-stage actor/musicians, it stars TBA Award-winner Edward Hightower (seen as Booth in Custom Made's 'Assassins' and the Storyteller in 'Cotton Patch Gospel') as Cervantes/Quixote.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Theatrical Outfit continues its groundbreaking 2019 - 2020 Season with the ATLANTA PREMIERE of Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod - a new comedy with bite. Slow Food runs January 22 - February 16, 2020 only at The Balzer Theater at Herren's in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018
The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Million Dollar Quartet, running February 1st through 25th, 2018, directed by Tobin Hissong, and music directed by R. MacKenzie Lewis.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2019
February 3 was the 60th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrated the anniversary at the show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016
Pittsburgh CLO presents its 25th Anniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol this month at the Byham Theater. This production will feature exciting new set elements and special effects.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
The 14th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 18 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of The Peculiar Tale Of The Prince Of Bohemia And The Society Of Desperate Victorians.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016
Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016
Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
This intimate revival of the 1964 Tony Award Winning musical, Man of La Mancha is directed by Artistic Director, Brian Katz (Chess, Next to Normal). Featuring on-stage actor/musicians, it stars TBA Award-winner Edward Hightower (seen as Booth in Custom Made's 'Assassins' and the Storyteller in 'Cotton Patch Gospel') as Cervantes/Quixote.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of 'Assumptions.' Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegausTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The board of trustees for Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest professional theatre, has voted unanimously to name Matt Torney as its new Artistic Director. Torney will succeed current Artistic Director Tom Key in 2020 when Key completes his 25th year at the helm of the downtown theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
Provision Theater Company is pleased to present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory. The play will run April 27 - May 20 with performances on todays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian College - Art & Communications Center located at 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017
'Looking at the sun helps you sneeze.' Just a typical piece of life-advice from KJ, one of a pair of disaffected yet engaging slackers we meet in Annie Baker's gentle, touching, and funny Obie Award winner The Aliens, beginning a 5-week run on Thursday, May 4 at Stage West.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest professional theatre, proudly announces its 2019-2020 Season, which also marks the final season under the leadership of Artistic Director Tom Key. The season promises to be a powerful representation of the kind of work Key loves to produce at the theatre's home in the heart of downtown Atlanta: