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

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Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his ďcorner of the skyĒ. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.

Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.



Desi Oakley to Star in WAITRESS on Tour in Chicago Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. WAITRESS will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3 - 22, 2018.  (more...)

Desi Oakley to Lead WAITRESS in Madison Next Summer; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, which will make its Madison debut at Overture Center Tuesday, July 24-Sunday, July 29, 2018. (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...)

FINDING NEVERLAND in Cincinnati On Sale Friday, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

in Cincinnati is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 9:00AM. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Aronoff Center November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.   (more...)

Desi Oakley to Bake Goodness Into WAITRESS on Tour in Milwaukee This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Sultry First Look at Brian Clowdus, Molly Tynes and More in CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show runs now through August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Desi Oakley to Lead WAITRESS Tour Kick-Off at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

Desi Oakley to Bake Pies on the Road in WAITRESS National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

WORKING to Open 2017-18 Season with the Opera House Players!!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

???????Opera House Players, Inc. proudly presents WORKING as its season opener September 8 through September 24th at the Broad Brook Opera House. WORKING is a musical based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by oral historian and radio commentator, Studs Terkel.  Told in a series of vignettes, WORKING gives a voice to the often-overlooked men and women of the American workforce. The personal stories and songs they share about what they do for a living and how they do it whether funny, wise, or challenging…are never less than inspirational. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated featuring new songs by HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with favorites by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, Pippin), James Taylor, and more! (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, and More to Perform at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Broadway cabaret series Music Mondaysconcludes for the year on Monday, August 28 at 8 pm with Stephen Schwartz and Friends, featuring Emmy Award Winner Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte. Tickets range from $69 to $125 and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open seven days a week 11 am to showtime. Music Mondays is sponsored in part by Grenning Gallery. (more...)

Broadway's Corey Mach to Lead Musical Theatre Masterclass at Boise State
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Broadway actor Corey Mach, seen in Hands on a Hardbody and Godspell, as well as on tour in Wicked, Rent, and Flashdance, will hold a masterclass on August 26 centered on the musical theater audition. He is currently in Boise starring in Idaho Shakespeare Festival's acclaimed production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Teen Performing Arts presents GODSPELL JR.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Millbrook Playhouse is proud to present the Teen Performing Arts Academy's performance of the classic musical, Godspell Jr. (more...)

2Scoops and Broadway's Allison Guinn to Play Joe's Pub, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are LEGALLY OBLIG8TED. (more...)

Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Star in LA Premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - Aug 4, 2017

It's hot out at Serenbe Playhouse this month.  But the heat isn't coming from the oppressive Georgia-in-August sun.  It's coming from the racy and enthralling production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret on display at the Kit Kat Club, a neon-framed outdoor cabaret club, complete with cabaret tables flanking a long runway stage, very scantily clad cocktail waitresses, and an elevated first-rate orchestra.  This impressive site-specific setting dazzlingly supports a talented cast, and celebrated visionary director Brian Clowdus, who takes on the role of The Emcee in this production, powerfully showcases the unsettling relevance of the beloved 1966 musical. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater Closes 48th Season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Princeton Summer Theater draws their 2017 season to a close with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate, which opens on Thursday, August 10th and runs until Sunday, August 20th. Members of the fragmented Lafayette family reconnect to settle their father's affairs, but soon discover that they must first tackle their unresolved issues with each other. (more...)

GODSPELL to Take the Bethel College Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A powerful and timely musical, Godspell, will kick off the 2017-2018 season through the Bethel College Department of Theatre's Studio Series, a program that provides theatre-making opportunities for students, while offering audiences thought-provoking theatre. Godspell will be performed at the Bethel College Octorium in the Middleton Science Building on the south side of campus. Performances will run from Thursday, September 28th through Saturday September 30th with evening shows at 7:30pm, and a Saturday Matinee at 1pm. (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative, John Jay College, and Kinesis Project Dance Theatre Present TIMEPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Bart Shatto Talks Upcoming Concerts and Singing with Trans-Siberian Orchestra
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 21, 2017

For those of you who don't know who Bart Shatto is, you will soon. From the stages of Broadway, where he played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, to packed arenas on tour with the Gold/Platinum selling rock-symphonic band, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bart has delighted audiences with his magnificent talents. (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative & John Jay College Team with Kinesis Project for TIMEPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece, a performance on the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Levi Kreis Brings BROADWAY AT THE KEYS to LA
by Don Grigware - Aug 21, 2017

A small town Tennessee Southern Baptist sissy Levi Kreis has taken LA, New York and the world by storm within this millenium. When he performs not only gays flock to see him. He has many, many straight fans as well. Why? Because this phenomenon is one enormous talent who, as my mom used to say, can make a piano TALK. He won a Tony for playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet and has developed a fast-paced, heart-pounding style like no other singer of this generation. He is mesmerizing to watch and a dynamite pleasure to listen to.  On Saturday August 19 Kreis (pronounced like Christ without the t by his own admission) performed his solo show at LGBT in Hollywood . He is on tour to promote his latest CD Broadway at the Keys. To say the show was a hit with the audience is an understatement, as most lined up in the lobby following the 80-minute set to purchase the CD and to meet the charismatic singing/songwriting star for a selfie and a signature. (more...)

Brian Clowdus of Serenbe Playhouse Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Brian Clowdus will be taking us behind the scenes at Serenbe Playhouse's production of CABARET! (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Tuesday, September 5, 2017
by - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, September 5, 2017! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to Benefit Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

This August, Broadway Workshop presented their 3rd annual benefit concert for Project Broadway at NYC's famed supper club - Feinstein's/54 Below. The show entitled - MORE SHOWS WE'VE DONE, featured music from Broadway Workshop's past main stage and workshop productions. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for WICKED's Winter Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and WICKED have announced that individual tickets for the return of WICKED will go on sale on Friday, August 18, 2017. WICKED will fly back to the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement December 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for WAITRESS at the Orpheum This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will play the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 21-26, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sixth Annual Island Theatre's Ten-Minute Play Festival Opens 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ten original plays. Three shows. Two days. Island Theatre presents its Sixth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival featuring local playwrights at Bainbridge Performing Arts on August 18 and 19. Out of 57 submissions from established and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, ten were selected by a jury of theatre professionals for production by Island Theatre directors and actors: "Bloody Mary" by Aleks Merilo, "Flight of the Valkyrie" by Noah Barfield, "Gel Us" by Paige Zubel, "Jellyfish Apocalypse" by Karen Polinsky, "Lessons Learned" by Jenny Weaver, "Memories of an American Occupation" by Paul Lewis, "Moving On" by Caroline Smith, "Of a Feather" by Wendy Wallace, "Roadsides" by Betsy Dorfman, and "Spreadsheet Me" by Jeffrey Brown. (more...)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre to Present Fun-Filled Musical THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to bring you the fun-filled musical The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

The Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The countdown is now on until Manchester audiences are taken on a magical journey with the talented cast of musical Pippin, which opens in less than two weeks. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. (more...)

Eugene Pack's SWEET BIRDS Gets Starry Reading at Guild Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m., Guild Hall will host a staged reading of SWEET BIRDS by the Emmy nominated Eugene Pack, directed by Pippin Parker. (more...)

Adirana Lima to Host Lifetime's New Reality Competition AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Glam reaches a whole new level in Lifetime's new competition series, AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR, hosted and executive produced by international icon Adriana Lima. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Patina Miller and Husband David Mars Welcome a Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway vet Patina Miller and her husband, David Mars, have just welcomed their first child. Joining the family is a daughter named Emerson Harper Mars born August 9 in New York City. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Catherine Schreiber Announced As 2017 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Broadway Global has announced that CATHERINE SCHREIBER has been selected as the 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year. Schreiber, the first woman ever honored as Producer of the Year & chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, is the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
by - Aug 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 29, 2017! (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre Sends Audiences on an Adventure with PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

After being nominated for seven Maryland Theatre Guide Reader's Choice Awards, the Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre (BTCT) presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin, on August 20th at 2:00pm, and August 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Mintzes Theatre at the H. Morton Rosen Arts Center, located at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville, Maryland. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood presents HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Plays Downtown This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

For two weeks only, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents our third-year-in-a-row co-production with Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on Victor Hugo's novel and songs from the hit Disney film that asks: "What makes a monster, and what makes a man?" (more...)

Review Roundup: Serenbe Playhouse's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

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