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Looking down at his newly crafted puppet, kindly old Geppetto makes one wish, that Pinocchio could be a real boy. The Blue Fairy appears that night and brings Pinocchio to life, telling him that if he learns to be honest, brave and unselfish, he will become a real boy. And then a fantastic, musical adventure begins, with a marionette show, a sly fox, and boys turning into donkeys. Join Pinocchio as he tries to get out of trouble and learn what it takes to be a real boy.


NCTC Family Matinee Series Presents New Twist on WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The fall, New Conservatory Theatre Center Family Matinee Series flies over the rainbow with a new telling of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wizard of Oz, in a stage adaptation by Stephanie Temple, who also directs with Sophie Iribarren. (more...)

Playhouse Off the Hill Tour Begins with a Flash 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's popular Off the Hill touring series returns Sept. 30 with THE LAST FIREFLY. The fantastical story combining Japanese fairy tales and folklore runs through Oct. 29 at community centers and schools across the region, from Burlington to Price Hill to Mariemont and at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine. (more...)

Puppetworks Announces Fall Presentation: PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Fall presentation in its Brooklyn Theatre: Carlo Collodi's 1882 Adventures of a Marionette: 'Pinocchio.' (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Muñoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.  These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Emma Suttell - Sep 2, 2017

I have to admit, I had been counting down the days to see VYT's Shrek The Musical. Ever since seeing Wizard of Oz back in June, I had been itching to see another one of the Phoenix youth theatre's spectacular, cutting-edge shows. (more...)

PINOCCHIO Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

What does it take to be a real boy? Youngsters will get the answers in the classic tale of Pinocchio, coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. The award-winning traveling theater company Virginia Rep On Tour presents this enchanting new musical for two shows only as part of the Kelsey Kids Series on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Dance Adaptation of Children's Classic Returns to Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Prior to its international tour in 2018, award winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon's adaptation of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio returns to Sadler's Wells this October. The critically acclaimed production, which premiered at the London theatre last autumn and went on to complete two successful UK tours, goes on to Blackpool's Grand Theatre immediately after its run in the capital. (more...)

Be Blown Away All Over Again by Windmill Theatre Co.'s BIG BAD WOLF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

After taking the world by storm with a series of critically acclaimed tours, Windmill Theatre Co's family favourite Big Bad Wolf returns to Adelaide for an encore season these October school holidays. (more...)

Peel the Power! BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Flies to London this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but this superhero has 'the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels.' Which isn't much. (more...)

LIVE! THE REALEST MC Begins 9/29 at McCullough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The pervasive movement style is so bold and even fearless that you might not spot the intricacy of the choreography until the whole seven-member company dances in perfect unison. Los Angeles Times (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Red Theater to Kick Off 6th Season with THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Accessibility Dates Announced for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is pleased to continue its Common Access Initiative as part of its 22nd season of FREE SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON Romeo & Juliet runs July 19 - August 6 on the Boston Common.  Since its founding in 1996, CSC has offered one American Sign Language performance each season.  (more...)

The House Theatre to Feature Selections from HATFIELD & MCCOY and More at Free Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago, in partnership with University of Chicago's Theatre and Performance Studies Program and their Logan Center for the Arts, presents an afternoon Open House touring new works in development. Guests will have the opportunity to see short selections from five projects, and meet the creative artists spearheading them. The audience in attendance will break into small groups and tour each project in various creative spaces in the state-of-the-art Logan Center. (more...)

Sonic Youth Opens Nichols Hall Season 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago opens the 2017-18 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series with "Sonic Youth," a program of works associated with the theme of "youth," Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre invites theater goers of all ages to escape to the theater for this year's line-up of hilarious comedies, serious dramas, family and adult musicals, and shows for the younger set. Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik and all the staff at Kelsey Theatre are preparing to bring up the curtain on a blockbuster 44th season. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Photo Flash: FOOTLOOSE Leaps Onto The Stage At Cortland Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to kick off their Sunday shoes and cut loose with their next exciting summer production: the musical stage version of the 1980's hit movie 'Footloose'! (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2017
by - Aug 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SLSO Single Tickets On-Sale Now for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced that single tickets for its 138th season are on-sale. Tickets for all Classical, Live at Powell Hall, Family, and Education concerts can be purchased online at www.slso.org, by calling 314-534-1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office. (more...)

Gallery Theater Announces Auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Gallery Theater will be holding auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL, September 11 & 12 with callbacks on September 13 (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2017
by - Aug 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX Premiere and More Set for Theatre For A New Audience's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 5, 2017
by - Aug 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics to Present SHREK This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics will proudly be going green again -- from garden to swamp -- when it brings the hilarious tale of everyone's favorite unlikely hero to dazzling new life onstage this winter! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Announces Diamond Anniversary 60th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre recently announced the titles that will be headlining a milestone season marking the company's 60th year in Brunswick. 2018 promises to be a celebration year with main stage titles including Million Dollar Quartet, Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever and Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

Migguel Anggelo Responds to Attacks Against LGBTQ Community with One-Man Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

In response to Trump's presidency, there has been a surge of art that serves to resist his agenda. On October 26th, 27th and 29th, singer, songwriter, performer and activist Migguel Anggelo is adding his voice to the resistance as part of The Fearless Series: presented by The Clemente Cultural Center. Prompted by the Trump administration's bigoted ideology, the series was born as a direct response to Orlando and the continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. As hate crimes continue to plague our country, and marginalized groups struggle to find sanctuary, The Clemente has invited six LGBTQ artists/art organizations to create works connected by the theme of understanding and unity.  (more...)

La Monnaie to Present PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

September 5th will be a milestone in the recent history of La Monnaie. On this day and in the presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Belgium, the theatre will be given back to the public with new machinery, new chairs and new premises. (more...)

BWW Review: A Place More Magical Than Dreams: MSMT's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Captivates Young and Old
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 21, 2017

In the opening scene of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's Alice in Wonderland, Alice sings of her notion of Wonderland - 'a place where nonsense fills the air, a place more magical than dreams' - and in MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences' original musical version of this classic, witty nonsense is deliciously blended with flights of imagination to create the perfect fantasy that speaks to audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2017
by - Aug 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

Just Kidding Performance Season Announced at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Symphony Space announces the 2017-18 season launch of Just Kidding on Saturday, October 7  at 11 am and 2 pm with two sketch comedy performances by The Story Pirates, an uproarious experience for the whole family.  The troupe features actors who take original stories submitted by children and create outlandishly funny sketches and mini-musicals that leave kids and their parents howling in the aisles. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Announces Full 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is announcing the first scheduled production of its 2018 season. (more...)

PBS to Re-Air American Experience's Acclaimed WALT DISNEY Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's acclaimed four-hour, two part WALT DISNEY will re-broadcast on Tuesdays, August 29 and September 5 on PBS. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

New Autumn/Winter Season at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

There's something for everyone at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn and winter with shows ranging from festive family entertainment to political drama, and including music and dance. (more...)

PA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella has announced the roster for the 2017/2018 Season with the additions of Corps de Ballet member Zecheng Liang, and new Apprentices Federico D'Ortenzi, Erin O'Dea, Taro Kurachi, and Cassidy McAndrew (previous member of Pennsylvania Ballet II). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals Features THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by Roy Tan - Aug 1, 2017

The Adventures of Pinocchio, with Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill, directed by Bronagh Langan (Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse) will run through Thursday 31 August. (more...)

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