Happy Days

Based on the television series by Garry Marshall

It's May 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Fonzie is still the king of cool at his favorite malt shop, Arnold’s. The school year is coming to an end and the rest of the gang, including Richie, Lori Beth, Potsie and Ralph Malph, are getting ready to graduate from Jefferson High School.


Norma Terris Theatre

(Chester, CT, )
North Main Street
Chester, CT,
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that 15 young professionals have been awarded fellowships for the 2019-20 season. Theatre graduates from universities across the nation apply for this program that provides a year-long deep dive into the operations of the award-winning theatre. Fellowships cover a variety of artistic and administrative disciplines and provide specialized training that assists fellows with embarking on a professional career in the arts. Additionally, fellows participate in career development seminars, build professional contacts, and even serve as mentors themselves for Berkeley Rep's annual Teen One-Acts Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Robert Icke's sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre from 20 April a?' 11 July 2020, with press night on Wednesday 29 April. Olivier Award winner, Juliet Stevenson, 'delivering one of the peak performances of the theatrical year' (The Guardian), will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff.
by Tina Wargo - Sep 20, 2019
When I learned that Matteo Lane- comedian, singer, podcaster, and sometimes actor-against-his-own-will- would be at Joe's Pub with his cabaret act, there was no question whether or not I'd be there. Admittedly, I am a big fan of Lane. His charmingly confusing mix of approachability and smarter-than-you wit, his extremely specific and near-constant pop culture references, his loud, proud gayness, and his clear, seemingly boundless talent were enough, upon first listen to his podcast Inside The Closet, to lure me in and keep me excited for each weekly installation. So a live show, which not only promised music, comedy, and Barbra Streisand devotion, but whose description on the Public's website featured the words 'wacky,' 'unique,' and 'eccentric!?' It was like the show was being mounted just for me! And as a former gay kid who grew up inexplicably (or so I thought) obsessing over middle-aged actresses' talk show appearances, movie musicals, and the whisper of Celine Dion doing basically anything, I came to understand that there aren't many things in the world that truly feel like that. More specifically, there aren't many things that feel like that and deliver that. But take it from a now-27-year old gay woman, who attended Lane's show in a Rosie O'Donnell denim jacket: it was not only exactly what I wanted it to be; it was exactly what I needed it to be.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. The play will be presented in repertory with THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH, three short plays by J. M. Synge presented in one evening. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
On September 6th, stage favorites Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker realized their long-held intention to headline 54 Below together with a cabaret show, thrilling audiences with its careful planning and at least one whole week of hard work. In case you missed all of the fun, we have a look at the duo's performing songs from Rent, Dogfight, and more at their show. Check it all out!
by Brady Schwind - Oct 5, 2019
With her latest appearance at Feinstein's / 54 Below Betsy Wolfe is poised for Broadway stardom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
A reading of the new musical The Count of Monte Cristo was presented on October 11th at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Scott S. Anderson directed the private presentation of the musical penned by the Tony Award nominated team of Frank Wildhorn, composer, and Jack Murphy, book and lyrics.
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 10, 2019
The Green Room 42 presents TRY YOUR WINGS featuring Linda Purl with Musical Director Tedd Firth, Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00PM. Purl is known to millions for her running roles on multiple, iconic television series. Besides being Richie Cunningham's girlfriend, Fonzie's fiancée on Happy Days, Matlock's daughter Charlene Matlock, Pam's Mom/Steve Carell's girlfriend on The Office, she has starred in over 45 made-for-TV movies. Recent roles include recurring on Homeland and Designated Survivor.
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort and Broadway's Hairspray) and Josh Strickland (Broadway's Tarzan) head Tuacahn Amphitheater's 2019 season. This year, Tuacahn is recreating some of their most popular productions from the past.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Join Broadway, film and television star Barbara Minkus (www.barbaraminkus.com) as she shares an intimate show of personal moments, funny and poignant songs and her remarkable stories working with luminaries like Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, and Charlotte Rae.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
GFOUR PRODUCTIONS, one of the fastest growing production and management companies in the theatrical community, is pleased to welcome new faces to its leadership team and celebrate the critically acclaimed debut of MIDDLETOWN, its newest production.
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2019
Theatre of the Absurd is offbeat and terribly entertaining, but you must have the right actors and skilled direction. Fine director James Bundy has dynamic actress Dianne Wiest in the role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. With her consistently optimistic outlook crashing up against a cloudy world, laughs are guaranteed. Currently onstage at the MTF through June 30, the play will have audiences mesmerized by the dandy work of Miss Wiest and her partner Michael Rudko playing her husband Willie.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Happy Days' celebrated its opening night at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. See photos from the evening!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 19, 2019
If you were making a movie about New York City and were tasked to re-create the perfect intimate night club experience that included a beautiful glamorous singer and famous New Yorkers at the tables look no further. That scene took place at the Beach Cafe with actress/singer Linda Purl performing her show up close and personal singing to you from the curve of Tedd Firth's Grand Piano on the East Side of Manhattan last night.
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2019
Samuel Beckett's masterpiece HAPPY DAYS has already begun previews May 15, 2019 at the Mark Taper Forum, with Dianne Wiest taking center stage as Winnie, partially buried in the sand. Providing a foil for her non-stop, almost-soliloquy, Michael Rudko portrays Willie, Winnie's mostly unseen husband. Michael found some time to answer a few of my inquisitive queries.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Happy Days' has begun performances at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by James Bundy, the production features Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest('Hannah and Her Sisters,' 'Bullets Over Broadway') as Winnie and Michael Rudko as Willie. Currently in previews, 'Happy Days' will play at the Mark Taper Forum through June 30, 2019, with the opening set for May 22 at 8 p.m.
by Craig Richardson - May 17, 2019
Centered around Carole King's life and biography, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is an appropriate cap to The American Theatre Guild's 2018-2019 season. This first national tour is filled with well-rounded, talented performers from all over the United States, including members who have been a part of the company for three years or more. Though the script itself for this pseudo jukebox musical may be a bit lacking compared to favored classics such as Cinderella, seen earlier in the season, the individual vocal and acting abilities are worth paying full ticket price.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the three shows that complete the seven plays of its 2019-20 subscription season: the West Coast premiere of the critically acclaimed new drama White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks; the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Becky Nurse of Salem that was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work; and Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days directed by James Bundy and starring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 8, 2019
The evening was dedicated to the late Frank Ford, the founder of the Cabaret Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group continues its 20th-anniversary season with the Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, which opens at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City on June 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's of BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL, which runs at Meralco Theatre now through July 7 is now on stage. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia.
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Today, the Artistic Director Antonio Monda, in agreement with Laura Delli Colli, head of Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Francesca Via, General Manager, announced several sneak previews of the fourteenth Rome Film Fest, which will take place from October 17th to 27th 2019 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, and will extend, as usual, to several other locations and cultural entities in the Italian capital.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Following the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, casting has been revealed as the production prepares for its 2019 worldwide tour. After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 11 July 2019, the production led by returning director Thom Southerland will tour across the world until 15 December 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, which is celebrating its 20th year, has just released its production photos of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, which runs at Meralco Theatre now through July 7. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia.
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 16, 2019
Though the actual libretto is long past its expiration date, there's no denying that this nostalgic throwback is a great musical revue if nothing else.
by Troy Frisby - Jun 14, 2019
It's hard to dream up a better way to kick off LGBTQ Pride Month than with a Judy Garland-themed concert hosted by a queer artist and raising money for an LGBTQ organization.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Goodbye grey skies, hello blue! Second Street Players will bring Happy Days, A New Musical to its Riverfront Theater stage this summer. Based on the hit television series, the show will run for two weekends in July. The production is directed by Josh Gross and co-directed by Laura Howard.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Beginning August 5, getTV will begin airing episodes of the popular sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” starring Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The series, which ran on TVLand from 2010 to 2015, will air August 5 at 6PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Babson College and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the discontinuation of their partnership effective January, 2020.
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Jul 11, 2019
El pasado domingo 7 de julio, más de 65.000 personas se dieron cita el domingo en Hyde Park para el único concierto en Europa que la artista neoyorquina va a dar en esta mini-gira.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Second Street Players will bring Happy Days, A New Musical to its Riverfront Theater stage this summer for a rockin' and rollin' good time. Based on the hit television series, the show will run for two weekends in July. With amazing music from Oscar-winner Paul Williams and a book by the TV series' original creator Garry Marshall, Happy Days, A New Musical is sure to be fun for all. The production is directed by Josh Gross and co-directed by Laura Howard.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
"In a story, someone had a dream. In that Dream, someone told a story." A Dream Like a Dream is one of the most celebrated Chinese theatrical masterworks of the 21st century. It was conceived and created by Stan Lai, who recently became the first Chinese theatre professional inducted into the Sibiu Walk of Fame at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania's pre-eminent performing arts event. In 2002, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre was the first professional company to mount A Dream Like a Dream, winning Best Overall Performance, Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actor (TragedyDrama) at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards. After a hiatus of 17 years, the HKRep produces this work anew, co-directed by Stan Lai and HKRep Assistant Artistic Director Fung Wai Hang, with special guests Louisa So, three-time Hong Kong Drama Award Best Actor Poon Chan Leung and ViuTV series star Cecilia Choi from My Very Short Marriage leading a 30-member cast of HKRep company members and other outstanding local actors. The production runs from July 28th to September 8th at The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District. On July 11th, a limited number of tickets will be available for sale for the preview performance (July 27th) and the production run from URBTIX outlets and the West Kowloon Cultural District.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Popular television actor Donny Most, best known for his role as jokester Ralph Malph on the classic sitcom Happy Days, will play Serge in Drayton Entertainment's upcoming production of the hit play 'ART'. The production will run at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from October 2 to October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the final production in the Playhouse's new summer subscription series, Wrong Turn at Lungfish by legendary writer/director, Garry Marshall and acclaimed screenwriter, Lowell Ganz. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The 11th Annual Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) will honor Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel on September 4th-8th at the AMC 16 Theatre in Downtown Burbank. Opening Night will begin with celebrity arrivals, media red carpet and the World Premiere of the documentary film Stallone: Frank, That Is. The film stars Frank Stallone and is about his life as a guitarist, singer, actor and Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated songwriter. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Frank Stallone and the filmmakers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Anne in this refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and changes their lives forever!  This coming of age
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2019
Today's top stories: Six is headed to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Come on and get happy with a new neon art exhibition from Carla O'Brien, FREE rainbow snacks every weekday, happy dog therapy with Guide Dogs Victoria and digital gaming at QV Melbourne's Happy/Days
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Fast forward to 2017 and myself, Justin, Scott and Grant got into the studio and made the Mastersystem record 'Dance Music'.  This record and the short tour we did in early 2018, straight after TMOF 10 year anniversary tour, meant a great deal to me, to us.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted its annual Grants Banquet. Among those in attendance were Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein who performed a mashup of Happy Days Are Here Again and Get Happy, originally by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, recently presented a limited engagement of the play MIDDLETOWN by Dan Clancy, at Bucks County Playhouse. Featuring an all-star cast, MIDDLETOWN is described as "an exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life and friendship, and how each endures through the roller coaster of life."