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Based on the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen with a screenplay by Moss Hart


Based on a story by Myles Connolly


CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

HEATHERS, HAIRSPRAY and SPAMALOT On Tap at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts in 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2017

Hairspray, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid and Steel Magnolias are among the shows headlining the 2018 season at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts. Those four shows are joined by ten more in the list of productions unveiled at Saturday's gala reveal event at CFTA, hosted by Bethany True and George Downer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED SHOES Captivate LA
by Don Grigware - Sep 21, 2017

Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures Company spell electricity from the getgo. When critics, actors and other fans heard that Bourne was bringing the premiere US production of The Red Shoes to the Ahmanson for two weeks only, it instantly became a hot ticket. Why? What he produces and directs supercedesballet; even wordless, it's as theatrical as you can get with visual images and musical sounds that are super exciting to watch and listen to...and the music of Bernard Herrmann accompanying this piece is one of the greatest treats imaginable. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

California State University, Fullerton's 2017—2018 Season Opens with FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's 2017-2018 season opens with Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley, adapted by Bruce Goodrich and directed by CSUF Professor Maria Cominis, which runs September 29-October 15, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. An electrifying new version of Frankenstein will keep audiences mesmerized by the sheer power of Mary Shelley's 19th century classic. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barnes-Storming in THE WAKE WORLD of Composer David Hertzberg
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 15, 2017

The last of the new operas at the center of Opera Philadelphia's O17 opera fest is THE WAKE WORLD, a chamber piece written by composer/librettist David Hertzberg and directed by RB Schlather. It opens on Monday September 18 at the Barnes collection--the great museum in central Philadelphia--and promises a one-of-a-kind experience for those savvy enough to snare a ticket. (Its five performances are sold out.) (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make a Splash in the Fox Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, October 31 through November 5, 2017. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this underwater spectacular! Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens Starlight Theatre's 67th Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Starlight Theatre will open its 67th season of live Broadway entertainment next weekend - with a twist. While audiences will sit under the stars as usual, they'll venture "under the sea" to enjoy the musical spectacular Disney The Little Mermaid. The undersea adventures of mermaid Princess Ariel and human Prince Eric will create a splash on stage for eight performances June 3-11. Shawnee Mission Health is the show's presenting sponsor. (more...)

Tulsa Opera Welcomes Sandra Willmann as New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma's oldest performing arts organization, announces Sandra Willmann as its new Director of Development. As a young person, she dreamed of becoming a singer. Recognizing her talents and strengths lie elsewhere, she followed a career path in fundraising and development that's led her back to her first love. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Humphreys School of Musical Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running now through June 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Brings ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2017

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set to Open at Hale Theatre in Gilbert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Audiences are certain to be entranced as the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is transformed into a magical underwater kingdom when the Hale presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production featuring fantastic costumes and special effects bows on July 7th and runs through August 19th. Beneath-the-sea settings and story engage sophisticated theatrical techniques to create other-worldly gliding movements for the actors. (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead CABARET at New Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead the Cast in Rufus Norris' Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET.   (more...)

The Players Summer Camp Performs ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Coming up on July 7, The Players Centre for Performing Arts Summer Camps is proud to have our campers perform the exciting, Caribbean-flavored musical Once on This Island, Jr. The students have been working for four weeks to put on this fully produced show, encapsulating their camp experience which included learning about theatre etiquette, auditioning, teamwork, friendship and enhancing their skills in voice, acting and dance. (more...)

Soar the Skies and Ride the Earth with OVER & UNDER at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Annex Theatre's 30th season heralds the return of established artists with Over & Under, two interweaving one-act plays written by Juliet Waller Pruzan & Bret Fetzer, directed by Rachel Katz Carey. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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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...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces Season 2017-2018: Generations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce four dynamic plays in the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season: Generations. Town Hall's Season opens with the musical The Song of the Nightingale by local playwright/composer Min Kahng; continues with the local premiere of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, followed by Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy Woman in Mind; and closes with Kate Hamill's sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Subscription package sales are now available. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Go Under The Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

As part of its Summer Theater Festival for Families, Rivertown Theaters will close out its 2016-2017 season with a lavish production of one of Disney's timeless Broadway musicals that continues to be a favorite with multi-generations July 13 - 23. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash with Five Shows at Wolf Trap
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, June 29, 30 and July 1, 2. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this Broadway-style underwater spectacular! Visit WolfTrap.org for more information and to purchase tickets. (more...)

Open Air Theatre Continues Season with FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the Open Air Theatre stage when 'Footloose the Musical' begins a two weekend run. Opening Friday, June 16 and continuing through Sunday, June 25, performances of 'Footloose the Musical' are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

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

BWW Previews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. at New Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Jackson's New Stage Theatre will present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. as part of its Broadway Junior Summer Camp program. (more...)

BWW Feature: Best of Broadway comes to Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Celebrity Attractions will bring seven Broadway hit shows to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for its 2017-2018 season. Here's the awesome line-up! (more...)

New Sendak Picture Book To Publish In Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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2Faced Dance Company presents WHAT THE MOON SAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Inspired by the prolific author and writer Hans Christian Andersen and reimagined and presented by 2Faced Dance Company, What the Moon Saw is a new interactive dance and circus show suitable for very young children, their families, teachers and friends. (more...)

First Look At Will Young And Louise Redknapp In CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

FIRST LOOK photos of WILL YOUNG as the Emcee and LOUISE REDKNAPP as Sally Bowles have today been released, ahead of the UK tour of CABARET this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Malvern, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley, Dublin and Brighton. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Kicks Off Broadway San Jose's 2017–18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) September 26-October 1, 2017. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this underwater spectacular! (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre invites theater goers of all ages to escape to the theater for this year's line-up of hilarious comedies, serious dramas, family and adult musicals, and shows for the younger set. Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik and all the staff at Kelsey Theatre are preparing to bring up the curtain on a blockbuster 44th season. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

Butterflies, Billy Goats, Penguins and More Set for Half Moon Theatre's Autumn 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Half Moon Theatre in East London has announced their autumn season of work for young people, which runs from Friday 22 September until Saturday 16 December 2017. The new 13-week season features a wide range of exciting and entertaining productions, featuring 12 imaginative companies who specialise in captivating young minds. Scroll down for the full programme! (more...)

Balanchine, Rowe, THE RED SHOES and More Set for Diablo Ballet's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Diablo Ballet has announced its 2017-2018 season featuring ballets from George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Lew Christensen and Sonya Delwaide, as well as works by Salvadore Aiello and Danielle Rowe. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Welcome New Artistic Director Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018. (more...)

The Laws of Physics are Negotiable in OVER & UNDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Soar through the skies and ride underground in Over & Under, two one-act plays that spin off into alternative lives; some mundane, some dramatic, some completely fantastical! Cumulus begins on an airplane, where conversations between strangers reveal the complex lives of its passengers; Turnstile begins on a subway car where a young girl, riding alone for the first time, finds her imagination sparked by overheard conversations. Featuring an unwanted proposal, a haunted hospital, singing rats, and an outer-space booty call, these two plays will take you places you didn't know you wanted to visit. (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...)

tutti frutti & York Theatre Royal Present Emma Reeves' New Adaptation of UGLY DUCKLING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Moss Hart Comedy LIGHT UP THE SKY to Open Citadel Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Citadel Theatre's will open its 2017-18 season with a revival of Moss Hart's 1948 comedy set behind the scenes of a Broadway-bound play during its Boston tryout. (more...)


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Town Hall Theatre Kicks Off Season with Musical Fairytale THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Town Hall Theatre "Generations" Season 2017-2018 kicks off this fall with THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE -A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE KING AND I to Arrive at Smith Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This fall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes two Broadway favorites to Las Vegas with the arrival of a magical underwater adventure in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, THE KING AND I. (more...)

Charlotte Ballet Signs with KMP Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Under the leadership of new Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet is pleased to announce it has signed KMP Artists as its touring representatives. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

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