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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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From his beginning as a struggling carnival magician, Harry Houdini emerged as a legendary escape artist whose death-defying feats captivated the world. Houdini portrays the loves and obsessions of a man whose family relationships are as complex as his mystical illusions.


Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Chris Thompson's OF KITH AND KIN, a Sheffield Theatres & Bush Theatre co-production, stars Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie), Donna Berlin (Arabelle), James Lance (Daniel), Chetna Pandya (Priya), and Joshua Silver (Oliver), running 14 September - 7 October at Sheffield Theatres, followed by a run at Bush Theatre from 18 October - 25 November 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

King Center Announces Eleven New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

King Center is announcing 11 new shows today and there is something for everyone. For Broadway fans they have Kinky Boots and the world's best-selling magic show, The Illusionists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The World Premi re of Chris Thompson's OF KITH AND KIN, a Sheffield Theatres & Bush Theatre co-production, stars Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie), Donna Berlin (Arabelle), James Lance (Daniel), Chetna Pandya (Priya), and Joshua Silver (Oliver), running now through 7 October at Sheffield Theatres, followed by a run at Bush Theatre from 18 October - 25 November 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dennis Watkins Returns to The Magic Parlour at The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run. (more...)

Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan Star In Revival of Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Tickets go on sale today at midday, with priority booking from 9am. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Star in Barrington Stage Company's COMPANY; Initial Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

Diane Lane Underwrites The Ziegfeld Club's Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Female Music Educators
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women, has announced the second Liz Swados Inspiration Grant to honor an influential female music educator in New York City. (more...)

Magician Bruce Kalver Returns To Ocean State Theatre With MAGICAL MOMENTS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Professional Magician, Bruce Kalver returns to Ocean State Theatre with his popular show Magical Moments: A Magic Show for All Ages! The production, which is part of Ocean State Theatre Company's Family Fun Fest, will be performed for one show only on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 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...)

Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre Company Presents RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 Season with a newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

Griffin Theatre's Hit Musical RAGTIME Extends Through 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Due to popular demand, Griffin Theatre Company's newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME will add one additional week of performances, extending through July 22, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Celebrates Five Years of THE MAGIC PARLOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, currently an open run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynn Ahrens Attends RAGTIME Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2017

Union Street in Pittsfield MA had all the excitement of a Broadway Opening as the Tony Award Winning Ragtime opened on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of Barrington Stage Co. and Broadway and lyricist Lynn Ahrens were there.   (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (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...)

Palace Resorts Announces Winter Entertainment Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Palace Resorts - the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations - is excited to announce its winter lineup: 'Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life' tour will close out the year at the brand's signature property, AAA Four Diamond, Moon Palace Cancun.  The show, which will take place on December 29th, 2017 at Cancun's entertainment destination, featuring all five members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. (more...)

Spencer Liff, Alex Newell, Nick Adams and More Set for The Wallis & BDF's Summer Musical Theater Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) and the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) have announced the return of the annual Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive being held June 18 - 25, 2017 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, as well as its talented musical theater faculty lineup comprised of Broadway performers, directors and casting directors. (more...)

Plays and the Players Theater Presents Double Feature: THE JAWS PROJECT and THE IT GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

In a celebration of independent theater, a collective of Philadelphia's most imaginative theater-makers bring audiences a double feature of The Jaws Project and The It Girl at Plays and the Players Theater. Premiering in Philadelphia's 2016 season, both pieces explored the stories behind cinematic juggernauts, Jaws and Clara Bow. Back by popular demand, these darkly comic pieces will open on July 4th at 3pm, followed by performances on July 5th, 6th, and 7th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Is Going Back the Berkshires for Barrington Stage Company's RAGTIME
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2017

Elizabeth Stanely is going back to before this summer... or at least back to the Berkshires. Freshly off of her trip around the country in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County, she is channeling her maternal instincts in Barrington Stage Company's Ragtime, playing through July 15 in Downtown Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

THE BIG ANXIETY FESTIVAL of Arts and Science and People Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Big Anxiety Festival, the biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, will explore and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Tuscaloosa Touches Your Heart With The American Dream
by David Edward Perry - Jul 18, 2017

Ragtime: The Musical is a timeless and moving musical with a powerhouse ensemble at Theatre Tuscaloosa (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Lorde Performs at iHeartRadio Secret Sessions By AT&T at the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Last night, Lorde performed at iHeartRadio Secret Sessions By AT&T Featuring Lorde, a secret show presented by iHeartRadio and AT&T in Los Angeles. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Peninsula Community Theatre
by Jeremy Bustin - Aug 3, 2017

The Hampton Roads theatre scene is bursting with talent, and some of it is on display in Peninsula Community Theatre's enjoyable production of RAGTIME. The production follows three distinct societal classes in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Exploring themes of racism, anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant bias and radicalism, RAGTIME is just as relevant to today's America as with the stories featured in PCT's production. (more...)

Magic at Coney!!! Sunday Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Bring Magic To Monaco In April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS are set to bring their mind-bending show to Monte Carlo April 11 through the 14. (more...)

THE MAGIC PARLOUR Star Dennis Watkins to Appear on Penn and Teller this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the appearance of third-generation magician Dennis Watkins on the nationally televised broadcast of Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, airing on The CW Network. Watkins' episode is scheduled to air Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. (CST). The Chicago-based magician travels regularly, entertaining clients across the country, and performs The House's long-running hit, The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, in an open run of five shows weekly. (more...)

Jody Ashworth to Headline Cabaret Act, 10TH TIME'S A CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

JODY ASHWORTH will be headlining his cabaret act, "10th Time's the Charm" On October 26 & 27 at 8pm at the Richmond Triangle Players Theater Jody Ashworth's roots in music can be traced back to his first solo, "The Little Drummer Boy," at age 6 in his hometown church in Hopewell, Virginia. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Jaw-Dropping Talents to NJPAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Illusionists. Direct from Broadway, this spectacular, mind-blowing evening of entertainment brings together the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on Earth! (more...)

Photo Flash: Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Not About Heroes premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 35 years ago. This extraordinary play is set at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, where two poets bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry. When staged by the same director at Theatr Clwyd, the production won Best Actor at the Wales Theatre Awards for Daniel Llewelyn Williams, who reprises his role as Sassoon alongsideIestyn Arwel as Owen. (more...)

Opera Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE on Tap for 59E59 Theaters' Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2017.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

Pilot Pen and GBK Presents a Chic Gifting Carnival Celebrating the 2017 Teen Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2017

In a bold, beautiful, and powerful production of Ragtime, the Ogunquit Playhouse gives its audience a compelling reminder that, as E. I. Doctorow once said, 'history is the present.' The 1996 musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lyn Ahrens resonates perhaps even more strongly today than it did then with its raw grappling with the issues of race, prejudice, hope and violence and the struggle to define and achieve the American dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of pre- World War I America with its booming industrialization, the influx of vast waves of immigrants, and the social norms challenged by tenuous race relations, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three very different families as each seeks to find his place in the American tapestry. (more...)

Pilot Pen Enhances Creativity And Erases Negativity During 2017 Teen Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

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CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC to Bring Holiday Illusions to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Beginning December 27, audiences will be captivated by the magic of the holiday season when the U.K. sensation Champions of Magic perform at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, September 2, 2017
by - Aug 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, September 2, 2017! (more...)

New Industries Adopting Fabric Engine - Here's Why
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

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Best-Selling Magic Show THE ILLUSIONISTS DIRECT FROM BROADWAY Heads to South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

It's an illusion, or is it? Leading local promoter, Showtime Management today announced that after record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, the Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever, opening at GrandWest on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 for a limited season ending on Sunday, 11 February 2018. (more...)

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