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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
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This musical satire shows the dire consequences that befall wholesome teens Jimmy Harper and Mary Lane when they fail to heed The Lecturerís warnings and are lured into the Reefer Den.


Start The Season With A Laugh At Alleyway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Alleyway Theatre will present the world premiere of PHILOSOPHUS: OR ... A true and terrible recounting of the horrible events to befall one Francois-Marie Arouet, otherwise known as 'Voltaire,' at the vile hands of despotism and tyranny, as represented by Baron Franz von Freytag and his insidious persecution of said philosopher, which, over the course of a few weeks, dictated the fate of liberty and freedom in the historical trajectory of Western civilization by Colin Speer Crowley, directed by Neal Radice. Opening night is September 13, 2018. It is the company's first production of its 39th season dedicated to presenting new plays and musicals. (more...)

Playwrights On Park Reading Series Presents Joe Landry's WAR OF THE WORLDS THE PANIC BROADCAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Songs From Cult Classics, A Benefit for the ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

"Songs from Cult Classics to Benefit the ACLU" is returning to Feinstein's/54 Below for its second year! On Wednesday October 3rd at 9:30pm cult classic musical lovers will gather at Feinstein's/54 Below for a concert of songs from their favorite under-appreciated shows. Featuring a line up of Broadway performers and emerging artists, the evening will highlight songs revolving around the themes of oppression and hope. Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

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

BWW Review: CFTA's HEATHERS: Who Knew High School Could Be So Much Fun?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 16, 2018

Heathers, the off-Broadway musical by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy based on the 1989 cult classic film of the same name, wraps up its sold-out run today at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, offering audiences an outrageously fun and on-target treatise on mean girls and caught up in the gravitational pull of their starpower at a fictional Ohio high school. (more...)

Nathan Amzi Joins The Cast Of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL At Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Heathers the Musical will welcome Nathan Amzi (Aladdin, In The Heights, Rock of Ages, The Voice UK) to Westerberg High for the first time at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Nathan will be joining Carrie Hope Fletcher in the smash-hit musical until the end of the semester on 24 November. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 7, 2018
by - Oct 7, 2018

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

HEATHERS Will Close on the West End on November 24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

In the immortal words of The Heathers, 'It's time to prove your not a loser anymore' and make sure you catch Heathers the Musical before it ends its smash hit London run! In celebration of Heathers the Musical's last four weeks in the West End, closing on 24 November, producers Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills are pleased to announce it's time for 'Big Fun' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel Zampelli
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 2, 2018

Today's subject Rachel Zampelli has been living quite the theater life over the years. You most likely have seen her around town in productions that range from classics and modern plays to musicals. She can currently be seen at Signature Theatre in the two-character play Heisenberg playing opposite Michael Russotto. The production runs through November 11th in Signature's Ark space. (more...)

Award-Winning Musical NEVERMORE Returns In Time For Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company are pleased to bring Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe back to Austin. Nevermore made its regional premiere in Austin in October 2016 and subsequently was the winner of five B. Iden Payne Awards, including Best Musical. The Nevermore revival will run October 25 - November 10 and plays at the Ground Floor Theatre. (more...)

Award-Winning Musical NEVERMORE Returns In Time For Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company are pleased to bring Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe back to Austin. Nevermore made its regional premiere in Austin in October 2016 and subsequently was the winner of five B. Iden Payne Awards, including Best Musical. The Nevermore revival will run October 25 - November 10 and plays at the Ground Floor Theatre. (more...)

Oil Lamp Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith announce Oil Lamp Theater's 2018 holiday show, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. This special presentation, directed by Keith Gerth, will be performed from November 29 through December 30, 2018 - with extra Saturday matinees and Sunday evening performances added -- at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci Sings Classic Broadway December 10th At Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci joins the line-up for the 25th concert of Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, currently nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Monday, December 10th at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. (more...)

MUSICAL THERAPY Original Comedy Musical Receives NYC Reading With Lauren Molina
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

New York City couples, singles, and every fling in between are getting some much needed Musical Therapy on Friday, November 30 as the original comedy musical stages its highly-anticipated NYC reading featuring Broadway's Lauren Molina. (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci Will Sing Classic Broadway December 10th at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci joins the line-up for the 25th concert of Fraser Entertainment Group's An Evening of Classic Broadway, currently nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Monday, December 10th at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Sarasota Awards; INCOGNITO Leads Best Play!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sarasota Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Artists Rep Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

This holiday season, Artists Repertory Theatre presents Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, directed by Beth Harper. The limited engagement of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is from December 6 through December 30 at Northwest Children's Theater and School. (more...)


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Alleyway Theatre Presents A VERY, VERY TRUMPY CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Alleyway Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of A VERY, VERY TRUMPY CHRISTMAS CAROL at Main Street Cabaret, December 7 to 23, 2018. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays (10/16 &10/23 only) at 7pm. The production will feature Stephanie Bax, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, A. Peter Snodgrass and Guy Tomassi. The production is redacted and directed by Todd Warfield. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher Meets Westerberg High's Newest Girl Band For HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

After breaking previous box office records at The Other Palace, the European premiere of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL continues to delight, this time with the announcement of an incredible house band. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Comes to San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!  (more...)

The Stage's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Begins Previews May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! (more...)

North Texas Performing Arts Presents HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts presents Heathers, the musical, May 4-12th at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano, Texas. Based on the classic 1989 film, the musical is about a misfit young girl, Veronica Sawyer, who rejects the evil regime of the most popular and prettiest girls 'The Heathers' at Westerberg High. Veronica's new scary boyfriend, J.D., takes matters a bit too far and puts the Heathers in their place - six feet under. (more...)

More Casting Announced for HEATHERS at The Other Palace
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2018

Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer, are the most popular girls in school: Jodie Steele (Chandler), Sophie Isaacs (McNamara) and T'Shan Williams (Duke) ¬Ė The Heathers, with Jamie Muscato playing the mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean (JD). (more...)

VIDEO: What's Your Damage? Get a Sneak Peek of the Cast of HEATHERS in London
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2018

Heathers comes to The Other Palace beginning June 9th. Official London Theatre is giving fans a sneak peek at the cast of the hit musical. Watch the clips of the cast below, including Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer! (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season 'Truth & Illusion' East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; 'Tear Me Down', 'The Origin of Love', 'Sugar Daddy', & 'Wig in a Box'. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Scenic Designer Walt Spangler
by in 1: the podcast - Jun 27, 2018

Bake some spongecake, pull out your six string and spend a balmy summer weekend with 'Escape to Margaritaville' Scenic Designer Walt Spangler! On this week's new episode, Walt is telling us about the genesis of his tropical design that included a research trip to Key West, an actual Jimmy Buffet concert, and how the design changed over time from it's La Jolla premier and it's multi-city tour leading up to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cape Playhouse Presents SYLVIA By A.R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Sylvia, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney. Starring Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, and Stephen Derosa, and directed by Matt Lenz, Sylvia runs June 26-July 7, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 25, 2018

You most likely know today's subject Matthew Gardiner as the Associate Artistic Director of Signature Theatre ¬Ė one of the area's go-to place for musicals (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces The Cast Of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Meet the cast of Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) upcoming production of All Shook Up! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Boston (more...)

Seacoast Rep Announces THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Portsmouth-area theater audiences will get a chance to see, feel and hear one of the most-loved and influential rock musicals of all time, when the Seacoast Repertory Theatre kicks off its summer season with The Who's Tommy. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

Other Palace Production of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL to Head to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

After smashing all box office records with its European premiere at The Other Palace, the sold-out production of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End, with a strictly limited 12-week run from 3 September. Carrie Hope Fletcher will reprise her role as Veronica Sawyer. Book tickets here from £28! (more...)

Book Now For HEATHERS THE MUSICAL in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

After smashing all box office records with its European premiere at The Other Palace, the sold-out production of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End, with a strictly limited 12-week run from 3 September. Carrie Hope Fletcher will reprise her role as Veronica Sawyer. Book tickets here from £28! (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & 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...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Under the Stars Presents ALL SHOOK UP!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) presents the Elvis Presley juekbox musical All Shook Up! (more...)

More Classic Broadway Comes to LA's Rockwell This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

By popular demand, Fraser Entertainment Group's ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have a second performance this month at Los Angeles nightclub Rockwell Table and Stage. Jennifer Leigh Warren joins the line-up and Cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci returns with other recent cast members. An Evening of Classic Broadway is nominated for BWW.com's Los Angeles Regional Award for Best Special Theatre Event. The show tune songfest will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 8PM. (more...)

New Musical to Workshop in Los Angeles This Weekend From Dallas Producers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Living Over The Rainbow is a new musical based on a true story that made national headlines in 2008 when a young gay teenager, Lawrence King, was murdered by a fellow classmate at his high school in Oxnard, California. The circumstances of his death and the issues brought to light by it have now been made into a heartfelt and inspirational musical about acceptance and finding peace crafted by Roz Esposito. (more...)

Hart House Theatre Presents HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Opening the season on September 21, Hart House Theatre presents a musical that is 'so very' with a dark side that is 'grody to the max', Heathers: The Musical. Directed by well-known musical powerhouse, Jennifer Walls, and starring a stellar cast of emergent talent, this production of Heathers: The Musical promises to deliver a night at the theatre to die for. (more...)

How Very! HEATHERS Will Feature New Song in West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Heathers the Musical is bigger and better than ever before! A brand new song has been written into the show ahead of it's West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, along with multiple re-workings to the script. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents HEATHERS The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Scheduled to get the 2018-19 season off to explosive start is the local premier of the musical based on the 1988 cult-classic film, HEATHERS. In her Artistic Director inaugural season and making her debut as a director for ART/WNY, Candice Kogut will oversee this compelling and timely piece of American musical theater. HEATHERS THE MUSICAL opens on September 6th and runs to September 22nd at ART/WNY's new 3200 Elmwood Avenue performance space located in the heart of Kenton, NY. Ticket prices are $25 General/$20 Student and Veteran. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shawn Handlon of YES WEED CAN Says There Are A Lot Of Laughs To Be Had Here
by Katie Laban - Apr 28, 2018

Planet Ant Theatre is reviving their original musical comedy, Yes We Can, with a new script and performing the production April 20th - May 12th at Ant Hall in Hamtramck. The original musical satire that tells intertwining tales of conspiracy and redemption. It follows the journey of Tammy, who is compelled to wrestle with the legal ramifications of the legislative vilification of cannabis, while chronicling the scheme of a powerful few who bamboozled America into outlawing a beloved, common crop for personal gain. "There are a lot of laughs to be had here. I don't yet have the empirical data to support this claim, but previous versions of this show have literally averaged a laugh a minute," said Shawn Handlon, co-writer and director of Yes Weed Can. "I expect this iteration to do the same, making the cost of your experience pennies per laugh." BroadwayWorld Detroit had a quick chance to talk to Handlon about Yes Weed Can currently running at Ant Hall. (more...)

North Texas Performing Arts Presents HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts presents Heathers, the musical, May 4-12th at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano, Texas. Based on the classic 1989 film, the musical is about a misfit young girl, Veronica Sawyer, who rejects the evil regime of the most popular and prettiest girls 'The Heathers' at Westerberg High. Veronica's new scary boyfriend, J.D., takes matters a bit too far and puts the Heathers in their place - six feet under. (more...)

Seacoast Rep Presents Tony Award-Winning Musical THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's springtime staging of The Producers will present audiences the spectacle of one of Broadway's great farces on the intimate Portsmouth stage. (more...)

BWW Review: REEFER MADNESS at Equinox Will Drive You Crazy
by Jon Bee - Apr 24, 2018

Originally a 1930s propaganda film, this parody musical follows the lives of Jimmy and Mary and their introduction to the devil's lettuce, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. Also a movie-musical, Reefer Madness is full of memorable songs and group numbers that will have any audience laughing. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Denver (more...)

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