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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (Mountain View, CA, )
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Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen

The show follows homely songbird Serena from her fowl days of barnyard mockery to her triumphant success as a supermodel swan. Viewed as an odd duck by her family, Serena flees the farm to seek her special destiny in the big city. With the help of some unexpected animal allies, she soon comes out of her shell, and decked out in high fashion feathers, she enters a national singing contest with her heart set on the championship and a date with the prince! As her journey progresses, she discovers that beauty is only feather deep, and she must find her own voice to succeed.



Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Actors Co-op Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).   (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE MONSTER-BUILDER, 11/6-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER. Art Manke, who directed the World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre in 2014, makes his Aurora directing debut with this viciously funny comedy featuring Danny Scheie (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Rod Knapp (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Nancy Carlin (Hysteria), Thomas Gorrebeeck (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Tracy Hazas, and Sierra Jolene. THE MONSTER-BUILDER plays November 6 through December 6 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Original Star Mary Beth Peil Will Journey to Broadway in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Just announced, Mary Beth Peil will star in the role of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Peil originated the role in the world premiere production at Hartford Stage. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with Musical 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

South Coast Repertory opens the 2016-17 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the classic children's story, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Nov. 4-20. Six actors and 24 puppets bring this musical adaptation to life, which is directed and choreographed by Art Manke. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op's TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).  THE TURN OF THE SCREW previewed on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13 at 8pm and opened on Friday, October 14 at 8pm; it runs through Sunday, November 20 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Actors Co-op Presents THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the frightfully delightful THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the classic story by Henry James and directed by Robertson Dean (Antigone - A Noise Within).   (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE MONSTER-BUILDER, 11/6-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER. Art Manke, who directed the World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre in 2014, makes his Aurora directing debut with this viciously funny comedy featuring Danny Scheie (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Rod Knapp (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Nancy Carlin (Hysteria), Thomas Gorrebeeck (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Tracy Hazas, and Sierra Jolene. THE MONSTER-BUILDER plays November 6 through December 6 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR at Unicorn Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Why Was FALSETTOS Such a Special Show for Christian Borle? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2017

FALSETTOS was not only special to audiences from across the world, but to the actors who got to take part in the production, as well. One of those actors is Christian Borle, who earned himself Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Marvin. Below, watch as he gushes about his FALSETTOS cast and the bond they continue to share even after the show's end! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian Borle
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Christian Borle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. The 2014 revival, which incorporates a revised script and several new songs, received additional critical acclaim, was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival, and was awarded the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical. Side Show is based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose from a sideshow attraction to become sensational vaudeville stars in the 1930s. Side Show will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Brett and CJ Blankenship and will playMarch 2 - 19, 2017 (press opening: March 3, 2017) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at(650) 949-7360. (more...)

Video Flashback: Take Trip Down Memory Lane with the FALSETTOS Trio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To celebrate the news, we're flashing back to some of our favorite past performances from the trio! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Alliance For Women In Media Foundation Announce The 2017 Gracie Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Foothill Music Theatre's Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, this spring, running March 2-19, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the leading ladies! (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know… feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast… (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 3/26 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

 Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their most acclaimed season yet, with The Addams Family. The show isdirected and choreographed by long time Berkeley Playhouse associate Kimberly Dooley (Berkeley Playhouse's Mary Poppins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wiz, Suessical the Musical.). Previews begin March 24. The show runs from March 26 to April 17 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the Box Office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

BWW TV: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Borle on His Tony Win - 'It Was a Surreal, Delightful Surprise'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle just took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech - click below to hear his reaction to the big win! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Star Christian Borle's Best Featured Actor Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Christian Borle just won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in SOMETHING ROTTEN! and you can watch his full acceptance speech below! (more...)

Sally Mayes, Lacretta and More to Star in UNEXPECTED JOY World Premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY: Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Helm New Bill Russell Musical UNEXPECTED JOY at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The world premiere of Unexpected Joy, opening July 21 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, will be directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. Musical Direction is by Gillian Berkowitz. This world premiere by Bill Russell and Janet Hood is produced in association with Jim Kierstead, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, and Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis. Unexpected Joy opens July 21, running Wednesdays-Mondays through August 20. (more...)

World Premiere of Bill Russell's UNEXPECTED JOY Opens in July at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

In keeping with its mission to provide an alternative theater experience not found elsewhere in the region, and to advance and preserve the art of the theater for the education and appreciation of the public, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents the world premiere of Unexpected Joy. This world premiere by Bill Russell and Janet Hood is produced in association with Jim Kierstead, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, and Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis. Unexpected Joy opens July 21, running Wednesdays-Mondays through August 20. (more...)

Nick News Airs Kinda Ellerbee's ELECTRONIC LEASH: SAFETY V PRIVACY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee examines the boundaries of child safety and privacy, and discovers how kids and parents feel about the monitoring of technology in the brand-new special, 'The Electronic Leash: Safety vs. Privacy,' premiering tonight, June 16, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. (more...)

Disney's DUCKTALES Reboot Takes Flight with TV Movie & Series Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The new animated comedy adventure DUCK TALES will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT), on Disney XD. (more...)

Nick News to Air Kinda Ellerbee's ELECTRONIC LEASH: SAFETY V PRIVACY, 6/16
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee examines the boundaries of child safety and privacy, and discovers how kids and parents feel about the monitoring of technology in the brand-new special, “The Electronic Leash: Safety vs. Privacy,” premiering Tuesday, June 16 (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...)

Enter to Star in a Music Video with SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Want to be in a music video with a two-time Tony winner? Now is your chance! 20 lucky fans will get a chance to star in a music video with Something Rotten!'s Christian Borle. Click here to enter today! (more...)

UNEXPECTED JOY Musical Makes World Premiere Tonight at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, starring Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 10, 2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/10/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

WHAT Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Modern conveniences like smart phones and GPS often make us forget that the journey of life is full of the unexpected. For its 2016 theater season, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater celebrates these unexpected moments: the realization of first love; a town bonded by a bullied teenager; a family finding common ground through music; the censorship of a fictional marriage between two rabbits; the beauty behind the darkness of Edgar Allan Poe; love lost then found again. (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Starting Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

Chicago Director/Playwright Ernie Nolan Picked To Lead Nashville Children's Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 7, 2016

Ernie Nolan, an award-winning director and playwright based in Chicago, has been named as the new artistic director of Nashville Children's Theatre, beginning February 1, 2017. Nolan succeeds Scot Copeland, NCT Producing Artistic Director for 31 years, who died unexpectedly in February of this year. (more...)

Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Commemorating the unrivaled run of the iconic Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, Nickelodeon will present “Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee,” (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Foothill Music Theatre's Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, this spring, running March 2-19, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the leading ladies! (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

Nickelodeon to Present Series Finale of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, Commemorating 25 Years on Air, 12/15
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Commemorating the unrivaled run of the iconic Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, Nickelodeon will present “Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee,” (more...)

Linda Ellerbee Announces Her Retirement from Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Outspoken television journalist Linda Ellerbee, who spent half her career reporting the news to adults and the other half explaining the news to children, announced her retirement as of January 2016, forty-four years after her first job in journalism. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Presents BEFORE I GO... LIVING WITH DYING Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Kids who are suffering from terminal illnesses share their stories and their appreciation for life in a brand-new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, 'Before I Go... Living with Dying,' premiering tonight, August 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. (more...)

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee to Present BEFORE I GO... LIVING WITH DYING, 8/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Kids who are suffering from terminal illnesses share their stories and their appreciation for life in a brand-new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, 'Before I Go... Living with Dying,' premiering Sunday, August 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Two-Time Tony Winner Christian Borle Honored with Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - Aug 13, 2015

Newly minted two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway favorite funny man Christian Borle has joined the ranks of Broadway royalty as he was honored with one of Sardi's legendary portraits. His castmates from the smash hit original musical Something Rotten! were on hand to toast his success and BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Stage ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Widely considered the most controversial musical ever written, ASSASSINS premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons and won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. This is a unique vision of American history told through imagined interactions between antiheroes from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald…from Charles Guiteau to John Hinckley. ASSASSINS is recommended for mature audiences. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

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