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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Beverly Hills, CA)
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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With music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along tells the powerful and moving story of a composer's idealism and friendships, corrupted by success, in an emotionally charged journey through the lives of three friends. Told backwards, this rarely-staged musical begins with the disillusioned present, travelling in time throughout seven different periods, and ending with the friends' optimistic early years. Based on the Kaufman and Hart play, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Sondheim's most beautiful and at times haunting songs including, "Good Thing Going," "Our Time," "Old Friends" and "Not a Day Goes By." Initially presented on Broadway in 1981, it ran for 52 previews and only 16 performances before quickly closing. That production is now the subject of a new documentary film, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened opening in theaters in November.


Toronto Musical Concerts Announces Staged Reading of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a staged musical reading of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along In Concert at the Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - 750 Spadina Ave). (more...)

Alan Cumming Comes to State Theatre New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming in his new show Legal Immigrant on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8pm. In addition to the show, all ticket buyers for Legal Immigrant are welcomed to come early for a pre-show Pride Night reception from 7pm-8pm in the second floor lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets for Legal Immigrant range from $39-$69. (more...)

Toronto Musical Concerts to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG In Concert 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17 and, Thursday, October 182018 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a staged musical reading of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along In Concert at the Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - 750 Spadina Ave). (more...)

Lowry's Spotlight Theater Closes 20 Seasons Of Entertainment With YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Lowry's Spotlight Theater closes 20 seasons of entertainment with "You Can't Take It With You" September 1 through 29 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, September 10 and Thursday, September 27 @ 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 @2:00 p.m. Tickets $12 - $25 and available at www.thisisspotlight.com or by calling 720-530-4596. The John Hand Theater is located at 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, Colorado 80230 (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the 5-time Tonywinning Broadway musical Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, September 19 through October 14: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, September 23. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 21. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

Rising Star 5 Competition Continues Into Week 5 With Special Guests Ben Cameron, Joel Waggoner, And Rich Martino
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The fifth season of Rise Bar's RISING STAR competition continues September 4th. This week contestants celebrate BROADWAY! (more...)

You Betta Work- Hum Along to the Broadway Hustle This Labor Day!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day! The first Monday in September has arrived, which of course triggers the symbolic end to Summer 2018. Theatre fans everywhere know that this means one thing- the Fall Broadway season is here at last! Broadway will be busy in the coming weeks, with thirteen new productions set to open before the end of the year. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Bring New One-Man Show to Westbury
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander will open his new one-man show 'Jason Alexander: Comedy! Music! Musical Comedy!,' this Thursday night at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the 5-time Tonywinning Broadway musical Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, September 19 through October 14: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, September 23. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 21. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller Publishes Fifth Collection Of Musical Theatre Exploration, 'Literally Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

New Line Theatre's artistic director Scott Miller has published another collection of essays, LITERALLY ANYTHING GOES: 14 ODDBALL MUSICALS AND WHAT MAKES THEM TICK. Miller's fifth book of deep-dive musical theatre exploration is a surprising and entertaining journey into more than a dozen quirky but fascinating musicals, some famous, some less so. (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

Jacqueline Salvador, Heather Sawyer and More to Star in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Atlantic for Kids presents the world premiere production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring words and music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald to kick off their season. (more...)

Long Awaited, Brazilian Production of OS ULTIMOS 5 ANOS (The Last 5 Years) Opens In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 18, 2018

Starring Eline Porto and Beto Sargentelli, who also take on production alongside Lucas Mello, the musical The Last 5 Years written by Jason Robert Brown, arrives at Teatro Viradalata, in Sao Paulo, from September 16, for a short season. Directed by Joao Fonseca, musical direction by Thiago Gimenes and versions to Portuguese by Rafael Oliveira, the production, which relates in a different and special way the last years of the relationship lived by Cathy and Jamie, is a success in several countries and now opens in Brazil. (more...)

CLUE Comes to The Ringwald Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

To make a long story short (too late!), Clue-the classic board-game-turned-movie-now turns into a crowd-pleasing on-stage farce at The Ringwald Theatre, from October 5th through November 5th. (more...)

Ashley Brooke Monroe Leads Cape Rep's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

The company of Fun Home at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster MA is heading into its run after a happy and intense rehearsal process, excited to bring this Tony Award-winning musical to Cape Cod for the first time. Leading the team is Ashley Brooke Monroe, an up and coming NY luminary, who comes to Cape Rep from Texas-- via Oklahoma and Broadway. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season; Full Line-Up For Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2018-19 Season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, plus the 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. (more...)

PAQUITO FOREVER vuelve a Londres
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 13, 2018

Tras el exito obtenido en sus anteriores representaciones, el proximo 16 de enero PAQUITO FOREVER vuelve al The Crazy Coqs, Live At Zedel de Londres en su version en ingles. (more...)

BLUE'S CLUES Returns with Joshua Dela Cruz as New Host
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues has found a new pal for Blue in TV newcomer and Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz, and a brand-new title: Blue's Clues & You. Dela Cruz will have a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with the beloved energetic girl puppy Blue. Production on Blue's Clues & You will commence this month in Toronto. (more...)

BoHo Theatre Announces Cast of 110 in the Shade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

BoHo Theatre brings its 2018 season to a close with the classic musical romance 110 IN THE SHADE with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (the songwriting team of THE FANTASTICKS and I DO! I DO!), and book by N. Richard Nash, based on his play THE RAINMAKER. (more...)

Friday 5(+1): The Cast of HAIRSPRAY At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre transports audiences back to Baltimore - the capital of big hair and the city of big dreams - in 1962 with their production of Hairspray, now onstage through September 29. This weekend (which features the company's annual fundraising gala on Saturday night) kicks off the second weekend of the show's multi-week run in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez Returns To London With PAQUITO FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

PAQUITO FOREVER -a one-man cabaret show by the brilliant Joan Vazquez- is back this next season at Live At Zedel, after a successful one-night try-out last Spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GIRLFRIEND at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company begins its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, is a story about first love, told through the music of singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet. Performances of Girlfriend begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 9th and run through September 30th. (more...)

Linda Eder, Lindsay Mendez and More Take the Stage at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond (more...)

BWW Feature: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS: A Splendid Start To Their 26th Season!
by Brent Deekens - Sep 1, 2018

Plays through the 1st of September, 2018 (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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World Premiere Of THE SHUCK, Starring Kim Zimmer, to Open this September at Cape May Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

As the end of summer approaches, we are pleased to announce The Shuck by Shawn Fisher opens September 19th and runs through November 19th. This world premiere by a Cape May native provides a gritty look inside the life of Constance, an oyster boat captain who is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke them apart so many years ago. (more...)

Indie-Pop Musical Kicks Off the Kitchen Theatre's 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company begins  its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, is a story about first love, told through the music of singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet. Performances of Girlfriend begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 9th and run through September 30th. (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast of NINE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

From the romantic streets and canals of Venice, comes the exquisite and captivating story of NINE ­- The Musical. The spotlight is on famed Italian film director Guido Contini, who is suffering debilitating writer's block, while facing a marriage breakdown in the middle of having a mid-life crisis. At the age of 40, Guido must call on the nine closest and most powerful women in his life to put him back on the road to success and happiness. (more...)

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - BACKWARDS, TO UNDERSTAND THE IRONY at The Colony Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 28, 2018

Presented by a brand new Production group, 4 Leaf Music Productions, in Association with Golden Performing Arts Center, and based on a 1934 Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, this musical tells the story of three friends, Franklin, Charley, and Mary, and the progressive decadence of their bonds and their dreams. The story is told in reverse. When it begins, in 1980, they're in their 40's: Franklin, is a rich, successful, conceited and confused noted songwriter; Charley, the lyricist in the duo, has cut off ties with his partner after a nervous breakdown and Mary is a lonely alcoholic still secretly in love with Franklin from when they first met, years and years ago. As we move forward in the play but backwards in time, we see how their friendships disintegrate, along with their aspirations and Franklin's many whirlwind marriages. Rewinding through the '70s and '60s, we end up in 1957, when the three of them meet for the first time, on a rooftop in the city, all hopeful young talents per-chance gathering to watch Sputnik go by in the pre-dawn sky. The song they sing, 'Our Time' ('We're the movers, we're the shapers/ the names in tomorrow's papers'), is undercut by some very keen irony, since we've already seen how it all turns out, at the beginning. (more...)

The Ringwald Stages THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

In honor of Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his murder, The Ringwald presents a four-show engagement of The Laramie Project, a landmark play by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project. Performances begin Friday, September 14 and run through Monday, September 17. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

In the Huntington Theatre Company's revival of Charles Marowitz's mystery play Sherlock's Last Case, alliances are tested, rivalries are raised from the dead, and long-simmering grudges play out in deadly ways. The beloved Sherlock Holmes, his aide de camp Dr. John Watson, and their put-upon landlady Mrs. Hudson - along with the iconic Baker Street flat - come to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Sep. 28 - Oct. 28, 2018, in a production directed by Maria Aitken. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Little Triangle to Present 'A Little Cabaret'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

After presenting critically acclaimed sell-out productions of Sunday in the Park with George & Merrily We Roll Along, and prior to their November production of Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe's The Wild Party, Little Triangle will present A Little Cabaret with 7 emerging Australian performers this September for 3 nights only as part of the 2018 Sydney Fringe. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FROZEN Perform 'Love is an Open Door' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2018

The cast of the new Broadway musical gives a special performance of the fan-favorite song for 'GMA.' Watch Patti Murin and John Riddle perform the song here!  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Caissie Levy Open Up About FROZEN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2018

Caissie Levy, who stars as Elsa in the Broadway production of FROZEN, opens up on GOOD MORNING AMERICA about what fans can expect from the new musical. (more...)

Whitney Bashor and More Will Star in Keen Co's ORDINARY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Today Keen announced the cast for the fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days: Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) will star.  (more...)

Lee Roy Reams & More Join BALLROOM At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Lee Roy Reams (Tony nominee for 42nd Street), Jane Summerhays (Tony nominee for Me and My Girl), Diane J. Findlay (Fish in the Dark), Neva Small (Fiddler on the Roof), and Don Johanson (Jelly's Last Jam) have joined the 40th Anniversary concert of BALLROOM, the 1978 Tony nominated musical, at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm. (more...)

BANNED FROM BASEBALL Makes World Premiere At The Human Race Theatre Sept. 6–23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Like clockwork each Fall, the discussions around the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees begin. At the same time, the petitions to reconsider Pete Rose for the Hall of Fame resurface. It's one of the most hotly debated topics in sports history. This September, The Human Race Theatre Company takes us back to 1989, when the battle for the soul of Major League Baseball hit its peak as Commissioner Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose, the reigning Hit King, lock horns in the world premiere performance of Banned from Baseball, by Patricia O'Hara. (more...)

Jonathan Melo and Woody White Lead the Kitchen's GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company is beginning its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, takes place in the summer of 1993 in small town Nebraska. Mike and Will have just graduated from high school and couldn't be more different: Mike is an athlete, headed off to college in the fall. Will is a quiet boy who doesn't know where he's headed next. But when they start to get to know each other that summer, everything changes for both of them. Based on the album of the same name by Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend captures the thrill of first love-and how we discover each other and ourselves through the mixtapes we make. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Cinema Screening Of RED, Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Michael Grandage Company's critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The show will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing in selected cinemas across North America and the UK on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Announces Creative Team Of GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company is beginning its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, takes place in the summer of 1993 in small town Nebraska. Mike and Will have just graduated from high school and couldn't be more different: Mike is an athlete, headed off to college in the fall. Will is a quiet boy who doesn't know where he's headed next. But when they start to get to know each other that summer, everything changes for both of them. Based on the album of the same name by Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend captures the thrill of first love-and how we discover each other and ourselves through the mixtapes we make. (more...)

New Theatrical Production Company Announces Inaugural 2018-2019 Season In Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Season features three productions: the world premiere of an original play written by a Broadway veteran, a boldly staged concert production of a Sondheim classic, and an immersive reinterpretation of a song cycle from a two-time Tony-Award winner. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 12
by Audition Roundup - Aug 12, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 12, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings Cabaret Concert Series To Princeton This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2018

Get ready this Fall for three fabulous concerts by Katie Welsh, to be staged at the Arts Council in Princeton! (more...)

Lowry's Spotlight Theater Closes 20 Seasons Of Entertainment With YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

Lowry's Spotlight Theater closes 20 seasons of entertainment with "You Can't Take It With You" September 1 through 29 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, September 10 and Thursday, September 27 @ 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 @2:00 p.m. Tickets $12 - $25 and available at www.thisisspotlight.com or by calling 720-530-4596. The John Hand Theater is located at 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, Colorado 80230 (more...)

Jason Alexander to Appear in Conversation At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is presenting In Conversation: Jason Alexander, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:30PM.  This event will give audiences a behind-the-curtain look at Native Gardens, a new comedy by Karen Zacarias and directed by Mr. Alexander that will be performed at the Playhouse September 5 through 30. (more...)

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