Dear World

Opened: November 16, 2000
Closing: December 10, 2000

Dear World - 2000 - Chester, CT (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

Norma Terris Theatre
North Main Street Chester, CT

Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux as adapated by Maurice Valency

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Robert Cuccioli and Gordon Stanley to Lead HOUDINI AMONG THE SPIRITS Industry Readings by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2023

Tony Award-nominee Robert Cuccioli and Gordon Stanley will portray Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle respectively in Houdini Among the Spirits, a new musical.

Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, Hilary Kole & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2023

Tony Award winner Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, jazz vocalist Hilary Kole, Jack Bartholet, and rising star Jae W.B. have joined the cast of the 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys'. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Erika Henningsen and Kyle Selig Tie the Knot! by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2023

BroadwayWorld congratulates Erika Henningsen and Kyle Selig on their marriage! The pair, who starred together in Mean Girls on Broadway, tied the knot yesterday with a ceremony officiated by their Mean Girls co-star Grey Henson.

Photos: Go Inside EVERYTHING'S COMING UP DAME ANGELA at the Actors' Temple Theatre by Robert Diamond - May 17, 2023

See photos from Dancers over 40's special and intimate salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC.

Julie Benko, Telly Leung & More to Star in 11th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023

The 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will take place at Joe’s Pub on Monday, June 12. Learn how to purchase tickets!

DO40 to Present WE THINK YOU’RE JUST SENSATIONAL, DAME ANGELA at the Actors' Temple Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2023

Dancers over 40 will present a very special salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre - the highlight of their Spring season.

Kate Burton, Eden Espinosa, and More Announced for Two River Theater's Spring Fundraising Gala by Blair Ingenthron - May 2, 2023

Three-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy nominee Kate Burton, Broadway's Eden Espinosa, three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, Barrymore Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Orville Mendoza, and Brazilian singer, actor, and songwriter Marina Pires will regale attendees with a fun-filled musical concert celebrating the announcement of Two River Theater's 30th Anniversary 2023/2024 season.  

Shereen Ahmed, Andréa Burns, and More Join Encores! THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

New York City Center has announced additional casting for Encores! The Light in the Piazza. Joining Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles are Shereen Ahmed as Franca Naccarelli, Andréa Burns as Signora Naccarelli, Rodd Cyrus as Giuseppe Naccarelli, James D. Gish as Fabrizio Naccarelli, Ivan Hernandez as Signor Naccarelli, and introducing Anna Zavelson as Clara Johnson.

Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, and More Will Lead BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

The Muny has announced that Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh, Eric Jordan Young, Holly Ann Butler, Tommy Bracco, Harrison White, Debby Lennon and Michael Hobin will star in the magical production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 - 30, 2023.

Gianna Yanelli to Present GI-VAS! at The Green Room 42 in May by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2023

The Green Room 42 will present Gianna Yanelli in GI-VAS! On Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 9:30 pm.

Broadway Jukebox: Songs for Earth Day by Nicole Rosky - Apr 22, 2023

Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate Mother Nature in all of her glory, because she sure can provide. As we pause to appreciate our beautiful planet and think about ways to protect it from harm, use this playlist as musical motivation.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 23, 2023

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?

Julian Lerner Joins New York City Center's OLIVER! as 'The Artful Dodger' by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2023

Julian Lerner has joined the cast of New York City Center production of Oliver! as The Artful Dodger.

WE THINK YOU'RE JUST SENSATIONAL, DAME - ANGELA! to be Presented at the Actors' Temple Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2023

Dancers over 40 will present a very special salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre in NYC - the highlight of their Spring season.

New York City Center to Launch Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2023

New York City Center has announced the Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship, launching as part of the upcoming 2023 – 2024 season.

Review Roundup: Critics Visit DEAR WORLD At City Center Encores! by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2023

New York City Center Encores! presents Dear World, which features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, running through March 19, 2023. This madcap romp is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, who helmed Herman's Mack & Mabel (2019 Encores!), with new Encores! Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell leading The Encores! Orchestra. Read reviews for the production!

Video: Watch Highlights of Donna Murphy and More in Encores! DEAR WORLD by Show Highlights - Mar 16, 2023

New York City Center Encores! is presenting Dear World, which features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Check out video highlights here!

Wake Up With BWW 3/16: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Sets Broadway Dates, PARADE Photos, and More! by - Mar 16, 2023

Top stories: Andrew Lloyd Webber teases Broadway return for The Phantom of the Opera, Merrily We Roll Along sets Broadway dates, Parade photos, and more!

Photos/Video: First Look at Donna Murphy, Brooks Ashmanskas & More in DEAR WORLD at Encores! by Show Highlights - Mar 15, 2023

Get a first look at photos and video of Dear World at New York City Center Encores!

Mary-Mitchell Campbell Reveals Plans for CITY OF ANGELS and LOVE LIFE at Encores! by Nicole Rosky - Mar 14, 2023

Mary-Mitchell Campbell takes over as the  Music Director of Encores! this season. While her energies are currently focused on the first show of the new season (Dear World, led by Donna Murphy), she revealed in a recent interview with the New York Times that plans are already underway for future productions of City of Angels and Love Life.

Video: Samantha Williams Sings 'I've Never Said I Love You' From DEAR WORLD by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2023

Watch Samantha Williams sing 'I've Never Said I Love You' from Dear World, coming to New York City Center Encores!

Wake Up With BWW 3/9: A DOLL'S HOUSE Opens, LIFE OF PI and CAMELOT Begin Previews, and More! by - Mar 9, 2023

Top stories: Happy opening night to A Doll's House, and happy First Preview to Life of Pi and Camelot, which begin on Broadway tonight!

Open Calls and Opening Doors- Tips for the Audition Room by Josh Lamon - Mar 10, 2023

Broadway favorite Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Elf, Hair) is sharing his advice for the audition room! How do you make yourself standout? How do you get casting directors to remember you? Read on!

Video: Donna Murphy Sings 'I Don't Want To Know' From DEAR WORLD by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2023

Watch a sneak peek of Donna Murphy as Countess Aurelia in Dear World singing 'I Don’t Want To Know' accompanied by Encores! Music Director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival to Honor Angela Lansbury, Denise Dowse, and More at 2023 Gala by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 4, 2023

The 30th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) will honor seven women for their exceptional career and life achievements in the Opening Night Champagne GALA and Awards Ceremony on March 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm, preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm, at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.

Video: Get a First Listen to the 28-Piece Orchestra for DEAR WORLD at New York City Center Encores! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2023

Get a first listen to the 28-piece orchestra for Dear World, coming to New York City Center Encores! this month.

Merle Dandridge, Michael Hayden, Jodi Long & More to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Pasadena Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2023

Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for the 50th anniversary production of A Little Night Music. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

Lilli Cooper, Raúl Esparza, Benjamin Pajak and More Will Lead OLIVER! at New York City Center by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2023

Casting has been announced for the New York City Center production of Oliver! Learn more about the show, and who will be leading the iconic cast here!

Wake Up With BWW 2/9: Casting For DEAR WORLD at Encores!, FROZEN 3 in the Works, and More! by - Feb 9, 2023

Top stories include casting for Dear World at City Center Encores! Plus, Frozen 3 is in the works, get a first look at Hercules at Paper Mill Playhouse, and more!

Andréa Burns, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ann Harada, and More Join Donna Murphy in DEAR WORLD at City Center Encores! by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2023

New York City Center has announced principal casting for Encores! Dear World, which features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Learn more about the full cast and how to see the show here!

Album Review: THREE ALBUMS BY EMILY SKINNER Lead A Pack Of Unreleased Music Wading Out Into The Streams. by Bobby Patrick - Jan 31, 2023

Thanks to Concord Theatricals Recordings, these albums are among more than 20 older recordings that have been given new releases on every streaming, digital, and downloadable platform.

Broadway Vet Lawrence Merritt Has Passed Away by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2023

Broadway vet Lawrence Merritt passed away on January 22, 2023. He succumbed to COVID/pneumonia at the Riverside Rehabilitation and Healing Center in NYC. Read more about Merritt's life and career.

Carole Cook, Original Star Of 42ND STREET, Dead At 98 by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Carole Cook, a legendary and critically acclaimed veteran of stage, television and film, has passed at the age of 98, just three days shy of her 99th birthday.

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in January by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2022

Milton Keynes Theatre welcomes brand-new stage adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to the city 24 - 28 Jan 2023. Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1's Just Good Friends, Eastenders and Rula Lenska, (ITV's Rock Follies, Coronation Street, Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother will star in this feel-good tale of love, adventure, and starting-over. 

Album Review: FUNNY GIRL THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Is Fanny-Tastic by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2022

The revival of Funny Girl on Broadway has led to a new album for a new generation of fans, and it goes beautifully hand-in-hand with the 1964 original recording.

Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

bergenPAC Alum Gianna Grosso Performs With Linda Eder next Month by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

Gianna Grosso, a Performing Arts School at bergenPAC alum, will join Broadway icon Linda Eder on stage to sing “In His Eyes” from Jekyll and Hyde at her November 6 performance at bergenPAC.

Photos: Broadway Lights Dim in Honor of Angela Lansbury by Nicole Rosky - Oct 16, 2022

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, the Broadway community paused to honor the memory of Dame Angela Lansbury, the six-time Tony Award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades on Broadway. Check out photos of 45th Street during the special tribute.

TCM to Present 24-Hour Angela Lansbury Tribute in November by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022

Turner Classic Movies (TMC) will present a 12-film tribute to Angela Lansbury on November 21st. The 24-hour marathon will include some of her most memorable films including Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate, as well as an airing of the 1982 filmed production of Sweeney Todd. Dame Angela Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96. 

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Angela Lansbury by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

The Broadway community will honor the memory of Dame Angela Lansbury, the six-time Tony Award-winning actress. Ms. Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96.

Broadway Community Reacts to Angela Lansbury's Passing by HaleyJane Rose - Oct 12, 2022

The Broadway community has shared their grief, praise, and cherished memories of Angela Lansbury in the wake of her passing. Read them here. Read touching tributes and stories from Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Audra McDonald, and more here.

Take a Look Back at the Career of Dame Angela Lansbury by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at age 96. Angela Lansbury's career spanned more than 75 years. She was the winner of five Tony Awards, her Broadway debut was in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso, followed by A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and in Mame (1966), winning her first Tony. Take a look back at Lansbury's career here.

Dame Angela Lansbury Passes Away at 96 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at 96 Read our complete obituary here. Lansbury made her Broadway debut in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso, followed by A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and in Mame (1966), winning her first Tony. She was the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

New Dates Announced for Encores! THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Ruthie Ann Miles by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

New York City Center has announced new performance dates for Encores! The Light in the Piazza as part of the 2022 – 2023 season. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Chay Yew and featuring Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles will run June 21 – 25, 2023 at New York City Center.

Review: BACKSTAGE BABBLE Brings Bounty Of Broadway to 54 Below by Stephen Mosher - Sep 7, 2022

Charles Kirsch's Backstage Babble Live! was the best party in New York City last night.

Betty Buckley to Return to Café Carlyle in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

The legendary and Tony Award-winning stage actress/singer Betty Buckley will return to the famed Café Carlyle for five live performances September 27 - October 1, 2022. Buckley will offer an eclectic mix of standards and songs by contemporary songwriters.

Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere in October by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson (Dear World, Follies) will appear in the NYC concert debut of Proud Ladies at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.) on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm. 

Maureen McGovern Reveals Diagnosis With Posterior Cortical Atrophy by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Broadway veteran Maureen McGovern has revealed that she has been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. In a message on her official website, Maureen shared that she can no longer travel, perform in concerts, or even drive.

Wake Up With BWW 6/15: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Casting, LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, and More! by - Jun 15, 2022

Today's top stories include casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Topdog/Underdog, coming to Broadway this season! The production will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins. Plus, Legally Blonde will embark on a non-equity tour, get a sneak peek at the Museum of Broadway, and more!



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