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Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Annie and Wicked colors a sweeping saga of America's immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed's new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

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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 5, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its fourth production this season, Working, A Musical. The show runs September 4 through September 21 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre announces its 2020/2021 season, including Evita, The King and I, and more! Drury Lane's 66th season also includes the empowering tale of female friendship Steel Magnolias; Forever Plaid, an ode to the best of the 1950's; and the family-friendly dance spectacular Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Subscription packages including all five spectacular productions start at only $170 and are on sale now. Drury Lane Theatre's season runs April 2020-March 2021 at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Epstein Entertainments Ltd today reveal the full line-up of stars confirmed for their debut panto production, coming to The Epstein Theatre this Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, EarthGang is comprised of Olu and WowGr8 a?" they both met on the first day of school, solidifying a fesh friendship over their school burning down (true story!) and a love for music that doesn't follow the rules. Instead, the young artists embody the best of the new generation in musica?"and plenty of critics and fans alike have taken note. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues. They spent their college days recording in dorm rooms and collaborating with local producers when they were discovered a?" and then signed a?" by J. Cole to his Interscope imprint, Dreamville.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
See photos from Viva Broadway's 'El Conjunto' Concert Series hosted by On Your Feet star Ana Villafañe!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the extension by popular demand of the highly anticipated World Premiere production of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan. Previously scheduled for a limited run through October 27, The Wrong Man will now play through Sunday, November 17 at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). For tickets and more information, please visit www.MCCTheater.org
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is to move from private ownership to a registered charity, it has been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Steve Murray - Sep 25, 2019
BWW Review: FREE FOR ALL - A NEW 'MISS JULIE' FOR A NEW WORLD at Cutting Ball Theater is a sensational modern spin on Strinberg's 'Miss Julie' .
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Christmas arrived early in Liverpool this week at the press launch for Epstein Entertainments' debut panto Cinderella, which comes to The Epstein Theatre this Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is presenting the Harlem Quartet in two diverse concert programs ranging from classical to contemporary, Latino and jazz.  On Friday, October 11 at 8:00 PM, the quartet performs music of African-American composers at Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock in Detroit, on the campus of Wayne State University.  Then on Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 PM, 14-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito D'Rivera joins the quartet at Seligman Performing Arts Center, located at 22305 W. 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
We're throwing it back and celebrating the importance of education by looking back at some of your favorite Broadway stars' theatre roots in their local musicals and plays growing up! We've gathered posts from stars including Corey Cott, Andrew Barth Feldman, Rachel Zegler, and more to see the beginnings of their passion of the arts! Get a blast from the past by checking out all the photos and clips below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
In theatre, the roles for women over 40 are shockingly small. And I mean both in their abundance and in the juiciness of role. Many plays seem to only include 'older women' as adjuncts to the main characters - mums, neighbours, wives... And with so little to say these characters often seem two-dimensional, or they become mere information vehicles. They're often only there to give an insight into the main (younger and often male) protagonist's character.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Preview performances for MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan (book, music, lyrics), begin tonight, Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00PM at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Sioux Falls debut at the Washington Pavilion October 18-19, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Paula Vogel's Tony-award-winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theatre, INDECENT (September 26 a?" October 20 | Walker Farm), Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm; Thurs Sept. 26 & Thurs Oct. 10 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
The Bristol Hippodrome launched its 2019/20 pantomime Dick Whittington supported locally by Clarks Village at Bristol Harbour Hotel on Tuesday 10th September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Hackney Empire has announced further casting for Dick Whittington and his Cat and reveal the first cast images of its sparkling new adaptation as it gears up for panto season! Tarinn Callender, who made his West End debut with the original London cast of Hamilton playing Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, will mark his first Hackney panto in the title role of Dick Whittington. The production will also welcome debut panto appearances from Annette McLaughlin (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child) as Queen Rat, Christina Tedders (Once The Musical) as Alice Fitzwarren and Sue Kelvin (Caroline, Or Change) as Fairy Bowbells. As previously announced, they will star alongside Hackney stalwarts Grand Dame Clive Rowe who marks a 13th panto appearance, this year starring as Sarah the Cook, the loveable Kat B as Vincent the Cat and the ever trusty Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren. Dick Whittington and His Cat will run from 23 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, with opening night for press on Wednesday 4 December 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a?oeThe Jewish Princess Partya?? on Thursday, October 3rd at 9:30 PM. You're invited to the best Bat Mitzvah you've ever been to! Dust off your Tiffany heart bracelet and your Prada backpack (or your Sketchers, if you don't have a Prada backpack) and join some of Broadway's biggest stars to celebrate Jewish American women singers and songwriters from pop to rock to Broadway and everything in between! This is one party you don't want to miss!
by Richard Ridge - Oct 9, 2019
On Friday, November 1, the venue will welcome the star for an intimate and elegant evening spotlighting Christian's vivid theatrical life in London and New York. His autobiographical performance features songs by Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Paul McCartney, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Al Green. These are interwoven with personal and surprising anecdotes and stories that illuminate the musical material. Christian was a star dancer with The Joffrey Ballet in New York in the 60s and 70s. He has choreographed and designed costumes for ballet companies across the US and Europe, as well as designing stage wardrobe for Ann Reinking and Tina Turner.
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan opened this week at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Read the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Drag stars BAGA CHIPZ a?" currently on screen as one of the contestants in BBC Three's RuPaul's Drag Race UK a?" and SHEILA SIMMONDS a?" best known from her outrageous performance that wowed the judges in Britain's Got Talent 2019 a?" will star in a fierce and funny drag makeover of classic pantomime CINDERELLA this Christmas, playing at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End for six performances only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's panto stars have arrived in style, rolling into town on a London red bus, direct from the city where the streets are paved with gold!
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 7, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album 'Wildflowers.' They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' Motown, 'Bye Bye Birdie,' and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' 'Pippin,' 'The Baker's Wife,' 'Working,' 'Rags,' and 'The Prince of Egypt.' He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films 'Pocahontas,' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' and 'Enchanted.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Slave Play, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
The Barn Players present the Kansas City Community Theater premiere of VICTOR / VICTORIA, November 14th through 24th, 2019 at the Arts Asylum, 9th & Harrison, Kansas City, MO 64106.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
MCC Theater is currently presenting the highly anticipated World Premiere production of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan. Previously scheduled for a limited run through October 27, The Wrong Man will now play through Sunday, November 17 at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). For tickets and more information, please visit www.MCCTheater.org
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Returning to the spectacular Middle Temple Hall, where Charles Dickens himself studied law, Antic Disposition's acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol is back for a fifth magical season this December. One of London's most heart-warming festive treats, the production combines the ghostly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with original songs inspired by traditional Victorian Christmas carols.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada and Barry Hughson, Executive Director today announced the great artistic and financial success of the 2018/19 season, which resulted in an operating surplus for the 10th consecutive year. The Annual General Meeting was held today at 6:30 pm at The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Park Theatre today announced details for their inaugural season of 2020. Featuring an array of premieres and celebrated revivals, the new season places particular focus on stories surrounding race, faith and sexuality to reflect the theatre's ever-diversifying community.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Following the critically acclaimed season at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester earlier this year, Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the transfer of their production of Stephen Schwartz's RAGS The Musical to Park Theatre, London, for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Playhouse on Park's eleventh season continues with Barbara Lebow's A SHAYNA MAIDEL, running October 30 a?" November 17. A SHAYNA MAIDEL is a powerful and poignant drama of survival and strength about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the Holocaust. Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her twenties came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely 'Americanized.' A burden of guilt and deeply mixed feelings engulf the aging Mordechai as he awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Lusia, who has, at last, found her way to America. A SHAYNA MAIDEL explores family, faith, and forgiveness in the pursuit of a better future.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
After a successful first year playing in over 25 North American cities and recouping its investment in just 15 weeks, the producers of The Play That Goes Wrong are thrilled to announce that the National Tour will continue across North America for the 2019-2020 season. The Play That Goes Wrong will play over 35 new markets, kicking off in Sioux Falls, SD at the Washington Pavilion on October 18, 2019.
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
A phone-using theatregoer at tonight's performance of The Wrong Man at MCC Theater got an abrupt lesson in theatre etiquette courtesy of the musical's star, Joshua Henry.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Sea Wall/A Life and Bat Out Of Hell officially open tonight!
by Spencer Glass - Aug 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld is excited to announce our new partnership with It's The Day of the Show Y'all' - a digital video series that teaches viewers about the hidden treasures of Musical Theatre and Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Kieran Brown, in association with Chris Matanlé and Union Theatre today announce the 2nd season of Sunday Night Socials.
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
One of Scotland's most iconic rock bands, Goodbye Mr MacKenzie will be re-reissuing their seminal album 'Good Deeds and Dirty Rags'. Inspired by the massive success of their 30-year anniversary tour, they are doing a vinyl and CD reissue of the album that started it all. The long-play has been remastered for both formats. The CD version will include 3 additional tracks from those early years, not previously included on the original edition.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Complete casting has been announced for the the highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2019
MCC Theater presents the highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan.
by Joe Lombardi - Aug 20, 2019
Rita Donatella is a struggling wannabe actress working in a science lab and donning the white coat.  She's 'analyzing feces inside a rat' and declares 'I'm not loving that.'  Her agent calls and her dreams are finally realized.  She's going to star in a movie with an A-list actor.  Waiting For Johnny Depp is a semi-autobiographical musical comedy chronicling the perilous world of self-absorption and career angst.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Working, A Musical opens on September 4th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF). The show runs through September 21st at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Craig Richardson - Aug 19, 2019
According to 'fake' news sources, during the 2016 presidential election Hispanics made up about eleven percent of the electorate which was up ten percent from 2012. An estimated 58.9 million Hispanic people live in the United States comprising eighteen percent of the American population. Furthermore, one in seven U.S. residents is foreign born, including you, the reader. In 2018, over 106,147 asylum seeker applications were presented to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. With these kinds of statistical facts, it can be inferred immigration is certainly on the rise, especially those searching for a safe haven in the supposedly United States who come from countries of violence, persecution, and turmoil of their own. Immigration has always made America great bringing varied values while creating a true melting pot. And as the lyrics say in Lin Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton, 'immigrants, we get the job done.' Sure, you can point fingers and say I'm a millennial living at home with mom and dad and have no inclination of the outside real world or know the importance of a job, but as a privileged Irish American white male actor, I have witnessed time and time again these hard working immigrants 'getting the job done' at restaurant and customer service jobs to help support their own American dream of simple inclusion and sense of belonging. Jobs which no one truly likes to work. From dishwashers, to construction workers, to asylum seeking students, there is nothing these refugees will do to try to assimilate and make America their newfound home. Such themes were presented at Music Theatre Wichita's 2019 season closer In the Heights also written by Lin Manuel Miranda which ran from August 7th-11th at Century II Concert Hall.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
 On September 20, New York native, Bill Scorzari, independently releases his third full-length album of all original music titled, Now I'm Free. His sound is gritty, raw and at times, downright sad. His songs transition through a multitude of emotions, with themes centered on the experiences of the human condition. Of his music, some say it's spoken word, and others, an amalgam of the voice of Tom Waits, the delivery of Sam Baker, and the soul of Kris Kristofferson. In his lyrics, there is a poetic grace, a calming and resigned wisdom of acceptance that shines through the wistful melancholy of hope, and breaks free. No Depression wrote, a?oeBill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly.'
by Paul Smith - Aug 15, 2019
These pieces of news are simple joys! In a newsletter from Stephen Schwartz, he discusses plans to film a future production of Children of Eden in Chicago and how Pippin will have its first production in Paris.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Fred Barton and his Broadway Band returns to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, September 6 at 9:45 PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Opening on September 28th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Loch Ness, a New Musical. The show runs through October 13th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.