Houdini

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.

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Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Electro-pop sensation TGC (The Green Children) have released their new single 'Symbiotic' via Illuminated City on 17th July. The track comes in the lead-up to the release of TGC's highly anticipated third album and was mixed by Miles Walker (Sia, Icona Pop, Kygo, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay) and mastered by Colin Leonard (Echosmith, Leona Lewis, Icona Pop, Kimbra, Indigo Girls) at Sing Mastering. TGC have garnered substantial media support from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Huffington Post, Clash Magazine, Music Week, and FGUK Magazine. The duo has remixed and collaborated with notable artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Linus Loves, Moguai, Downlow'd, M4SONIC, Digital Dog and Foster The People. TGC have racked up over 60 million YouTube views and have been featured on the prominent YouTube channel Mr Deep Sense. Their self-produced debut album Encounter (2010) was nominated in the first round of voting for a US Grammy Award in two categories; Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 
by Chantal Kunst - Sep 5, 2019
Queen leadzanger Freddie Mercury zou vandaag, 5 september 2019, zijn 73e verjaardag hebben moeten vieren en op deze bijzondere dag maakt TEC Entertainment bekend dat Stanley Burleson, naast de Amerikaanse superster Anastacia, te zien zal zijn in de rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU. De geheel eigen, spectaculair nieuwe versie van de internationaal succesvolle musical van Queen en Ben Elton wordt geheel in het Engels opgevoerd en geproduceerd in samenwerking met Peep Arrow Entertainment. in. De rockmusical is voor een beperkte speelperiode uitsluitend te zien in AFAS Live in Amsterdam. World Forum Theater in Den Haag, Schouwburg Hengelo en MartiniPlaza in Groningen. De première van WE WILL ROCK YOUis op vrijdag 6 December 2019 in Amsterdam.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The five world-class illusionists who make up the mind-bending theatrical production of Champions of Magic are back on tour in 2019, following sold-out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London's West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family as they begin their third North American tour on October 16, 2019 at the Stranahan Theatre in Toledo.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
What is scarier than performing new material? Well - Ebola; deep dark water; lots of things, actually. Regardless, trying out new material is still scary. Illusionist Nicholas Wallace, known for enjoying a scare, will launch a weekly show where he and special guests will do that scary thing: tackle new material in front of an audience.
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 3, 2019
For RAGTIME, director Mark Edward Smith and his crew have crafted one of the most appealing and stately sets I've seen at the Garden Theatre. The blocking is clever and thoughtful - important when you have a big ensemble cast on a small stage - and the lighting and costumes are on point. The vaudeville era must be the Garden's charm, because this is certainly the best staging I've seen here since the last season opener, Gypsy. But whether you've seen RAGTIME or not, it's the cast here that is really going to wow you...
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2019
Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Arden Theatre Company in Old City, Philadelphia opened their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. The production, which has been featured on 6ABC, FOX29, Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro, 106.1FM, and more, has announced that it is extending due to popular demand now through October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME.  Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019. Called “a triumph for the stage” by TIME Magazine and “the best musical in twenty years” by the International Herald Tribune, RAGTIME tells the story of three distinct Americans – an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and hope in the future. Together, they confront freedom, prejudice, despair, joy, and what it means to be American.
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 11, 2019
Don't expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour, coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center April 3, 2020 at 8 p.m., transports concert level lighting & production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced an additional performance in the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series a?" Champions of Magic.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Ragtime recently opened at Arden Theatre Company and critics were in attendance. Find out what they had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
What Will the Neighbors Say? announces the next installment of its educational program What Will the Kids Say? WWTNS? will be remounting Untitled Shape Show: A New Musical for Young Audiences as a concert reading as part of the FringeClub 2019 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in October.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The masterful magician Reza brings this ancient art form to a new level in a?oeEdge of Illusion,a?? a full-stage rock concert style magic production at the Spencer Theater stage on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Onecenter has announced the addition of four new shows to its event line-up! See full details below!
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019
a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 11, 2019
Over twenty years after debuting his one-man solo musical HOUDINI in New York City nightclub cabaret Don't Tell Mama, Tom Frueh brings the fully fleshed out show to the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival, giving hope to every cabaret artist who dreams, one day, of seeing their show off-Broadway as well.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The man who brought us Mr Blobby now seeks redemption by bringing his own, highly acclaimed one man show The Last Act of Harry Houdini to London. Harry Houdini confronted death on a daily basis a?" and his own death, on October 31st, as foretold by the very mediums and mystics he spent his life debunking, is his final act.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Looking for something to get you in the Halloween spirit? Look no further than Nicholas Wallace's annual Halloween show, a mash-up of Nick's spookiest and creepiest illusions playing October 30th, 8:00 PM at the Staircase Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is proud to be staging Broadway's award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Joining the cast are Arman Ferrer, Jep Go, Markus Mann, and Tim Pavino as the iconic doo-wop and R&B quartet called The Drifters!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.
by Andrea Stephenson - May 26, 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Having performed Blanc de Blanc in the Hippodrome Casino for several months a few years ago, I jumped at the chance of creating a new work within this amazing space at Lola's Underground Casino.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation this June 2019 at the Center for Jewish History (15 west 16th Street New York NY 10011). Adapted and directed by David Serero, who is also starring as Romeo, this unique production. One family is Sephardic and the other one is Ashkenazi, featuring classic Ladinos and Yiddish songs as well as some others surprises...
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Serenbe Playhouse's RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Director and Actor Eugene Sumlin will lead the cast of RAGTIME at Cain Park. Cain Park's upcoming production of Ragtime, running from June 13 - June 30 with an official opening scheduled for June 14. The production will feature a cast of 25 actors.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Pompano Beach Library and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center are partnering to bring the family-friendly Page Turner Adventures to the City.
by Debbie Hall - Jun 26, 2019
Las Vegas is filled with ghosts and spirits (not the kind you drink). Paranormal specialist William Draven, who is also a trained magician and illusionist, is ready to take the audience on a paranormal simulation in Myth: Legends of the Artisan at the Artisan Las Vegas.
by Charlie Wilks - Jun 19, 2019
David Blaine is arguably the best magician currently living on this planet. But he isn't just a master of stagecraft; he is also an illusionist and stuntman. Rounding off his first-ever UK and Ireland tour, he performs to a packed out Eventim Apollo.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Champions of Magic, featuring five world-class illusionists, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center for two performances on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets for this family-friendly show are $19-$49.
by Roy Berko - Jun 17, 2019
It is entirely appropriate in this era of rising anti-immigrant feelings, the re-emergence of the White Supremacy movement, increased anti-Semitism, and having a President who believes in nationalism and Eugenics, that Cain Park revisit the historical foundations of this country via the musical 'Ragtime.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its two-day marquee Hollywood auction event, LEGENDS June 13-14, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills in front of a buzzing crowd of collectors and fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
2Cents Theatre Group's 2019 Best of INK @Fringe production, Lear/Loman by Kate Schwartz, will play four more performances at the Broadwater Main Stage. Featuring Leon Russom as King Lear and Bruno Oliver as Willy Loman, the cast will also include (in alphabetical order) Lauran Dewey, Tim Kopacz, Heather Roberts, Sarah Schulte, and Ruben Uy. Under the direction of Scott Leggett, the remaining performances are Saturday 6/15 at 11:30am; Thursday 6/20 at 5pm; Saturday 6/22 at midnight; and Sunday 6/30 at 1:30pm. Running time is 60 minutes.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2019
BWW catches up with The Thinking Drinkers to chat about bringing Heroes of Hooch to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Rose Theatre Productions present Marie Jones' Olivier Award winning comedy Stones in His Pockets, which comes to Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 29 July - Saturday 3 August as part of a UK and Ireland tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Arden Theatre Company in Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 29, 2019
The Tony Award winning book by Terrance McNally and score by Stephen Flahrety and Lynn Ahrens, focus on events taking place over a century ago, but RAGTIME's content and messages remain highly relevant, and important, particularly given the current socio-political climate.
by Michael Quintos - Jul 19, 2019
A sweeping, grandiose, and emotionally-searing stage musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's expansive 1975 novel, RAGTIME is a gripping, multi-character, and multi-story theatrical experience that uses era-authentic specificity to depict America's past during a time when its increasingly diverse population has been forced to adjust to the ramifications of new technological, social, political, and economic changes that are spreading throughout the nation. Of course, one can't help but observe that, eerily, many of these very same issues are somehow still top-of-mind today, particularly in recent years with the surge in anti-immigrant policies and sentiments, the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and, of course, the horrific rise of racist sentiments and, worse, racist acts against people of color. Perhaps this overarching motif---that many of these era-specific issues that RAGTIME's characters struggled with in 1906 are still alarmingly present in 2019---is the true motivator behind director Casey Stangl's impressive, 'intimate' theater reimagining of RAGTIME for Chance Theater, which continues performances in Anaheim through August 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Flaherty and Ahrens masterpiece Ragtime, running July 25 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman, who is featured prominently in Netflix's ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pmon WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. This critically acclaimed documentary is about the Rolling Thunder Revue, the legendary 1975 tour that reunited Bob Dylan with Joan Baez, Rambling Jack Elliot and Roger McGuinn.
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 1, 2019
The master illusionist is bringing his bag of dazzling how-did-he-do-that illusions from Vegas to Broadway in a limited run.
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 21, 2019
Producer Karl Sydow (The Last Ship, Dance of Death, Red Joan) and Director Federico Bellone (Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins in Milan, new production of Dirty Dancing and upcoming revival of Sugar both in the West End) announce the development of a brand new musical, The Impossible Man, based on the true story of illusionist and stunt showman, Harry Houdini.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Florida Theatrical Association has announced the winners of the fourth annual New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented September 17 and 18 at The Abbey and The MEZZ in downtown Orlando.  The staged readings will be open to the public and free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's sci-fi hit Little Shop of Horrors, running August 8 through 18.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The Strand Theater Company proudly opens its 12th consecutive season as the company celebrating women's diverse voices and perspectives with the production of Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, directed by K. Tony Korol-Evans.
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
On Sunday night, the winners of the 2019 Imagen Awards were unveiled with Anthony Ramos, Rita Moreno, and John Leguizamo taking home trophies. Ramos won the Best Actor - Feature film award for starring in Monsters and Men, Moreno won for her role on the acclaimed comedy One Day at a Time, and John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway won Best Documentary a?" Great Performances.