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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II


Based on the novel by Phil Stong

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!



Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/29 - BRIDGES, A CHORUS LINE, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, A CHORUS LINE, and More! (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre Presents Musical Revue REFLECTIONS AND SELECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The Blue Bonnet Choral, the Highland Lakes Men's Chorus, and the Hill Country Community Theatre will present a very special event, Reflections and Selections 32 Years of HCCT Musical Productions , a musical revue, for two evenings only, Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 PM. Proceeds from this event will benefit all three organizations. (more...)

Bulk TV & Internet Ranks #7 in TBJ Best Places to Work
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

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Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre presents REFLECTIONS AND SELECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The Blue Bonnet Choral, the Highland Lakes Men's Chorus, and the Hill Country Community Theatre will present a very special event, Reflections and Selections 32 Years of HCCT Musical Productions , a musical revue, for two evenings only, Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 PM. Proceeds from this event will benefit all three organizations. HCCT has been in existence for 32 years, said executive director Mike Rademaekers. Over those years we have produced a lot of musicals. (more...)

BWW Review: Family and Romance Tug at an Iowa Housewife in MADISON COUNTY
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 28, 2017

The Tony Award-winning music and orchestrations of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON are as beautifully rendered in CPCC Theatre's production as they were in the national tour, with better singing if you value clarity. (more...)

Continental Debuts Innovative Pick-up Truck and Trailer Technology at the State Fair of Texas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

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Court Theatre Extends Smash-Hit FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, announces the extension of Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, now runs through October 15, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets to extension performances of Five Guys Named Moe are on sale and available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at CPCC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

CPCC Theatre has announced the cast of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Metal Defender at the Heartland Events Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

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Starry GUYS AND DOLLS Begins Tonight at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse tonight, September 19, through October 29. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Niall Horan's Debut Solo Album 'Flicker,' Out 10/20; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Niall Horan is set to release his debut solo album, Flicker, on Capitol Records on October 20. (more...)

BWW Review: Niall Horan Drops Smooth New Single 'Too Much To Ask'
by Danielle Kfare - Sep 15, 2017

One Direction member, Niall Horan just dropped his smooth, new single 'Too Much To Ask.' It is one of the first songs he wrote for his upcoming solo debut album 'Flicker' set to release on October 20 via Capitol Records. (more...)

Niall Horan's Debut Solo Album, Flicker, Set For Release On October 20 On Capitol Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

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Big & Rich's Sixth Studio Album 'Did It For The Party' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Larger-than-life country duo Big & Rich are releasing their sixth studio album Did It For The Party today before the pair rocks NBC's 'TODAY Show' Monday, Sept. 18 and entertains fans on FOX & Friends' Tuesday, Sept. 19. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with ROMEO & JULIET'S Ryan-James Hatanaka
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Oct 8, 2017

The teens of old-world stories are much the same as the teens of today, as we learn in this modernized telling of ROMEO and JULIET at the Guthrie Theater. Ryan-James Hatanaka plays the star-crossed lover Romeo and shares some insight into this production and his take on the role in 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Gavin Creel & Ben Platt and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Utah Rep Announces Cast for Utah Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Nov. 25-Dec. 10
by Blair Howell - Oct 31, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater Company is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the final show in its fifth season, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. The first-in-state premiere staging of this award-winning musical runs Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2017, in the Eccles Regent Street Black Box Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Main Chats CALL THE MIDWIFE and Her Upcoming Role in SHREK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2017

Laura Main is about to embark on her exciting fairytale adventure as Princess Fiona in the upcoming tour of SHREK. CALL THE MIDWIFE took a moment to talk with her about both her step into the royal life and her role on the popular television series. Check out the video below! (more...)

Kritzerland Announces A STYNE ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

For the 82nd Kritzerland show we present the songs of the amazing Jule Styne who gave the world the scores for Gypsy, Bells Are Ringing, Funny Girl, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, and many others, as well as the Oscar-winning song Three Coins in the Fountain and pop classics like Time after Time and It's Been a Long, Long Time. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Open 2018 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre opens its 2018 season with the Baltimore Area Premiere of the musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' from October 27th - November 5th. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Sieber and More Set for York Theatre's 26th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens Next Month at Elmwood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack NY will be presenting 'The Bridges of Madison County', a musical written by Marsha Norma with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Claudia Stefany with musical direction by Tony Bellomy. (more...)

RISING STAR 4 Competition Continues Into Week 4 With Special Guests Marty Thomas, Mike Cruz, and Ben Cameron
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The fourth season of the RISING STAR competition continues today October 24th! (more...)

SISTER ACT, BRIGHT STAR, ELF, and More Lead Barter Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Barter Theatre announced its 2018 Season lineup during an exclusive preview event featuring select excerpts from various productions. The event revealed details of more than 15 diverse shows planned for 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Oct 20, 2017

Networks Presentations LLC presents The Sound of Music, featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The musical was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1965 starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It is this beloved film version that is firmly and fondly remembered by many. Several songs from the musical have become familiar standards, including 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Climb Every Mountain,' Do-Re-Mi' and the title song. The Sound of Music understandably remains one of America's favorite family musicals. (more...)

Niall Horan's Debut Solo Album 'Flicker,' Out 10/20; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Niall Horan is set to release his debut solo album, Flicker, on Capitol Records on October 20. (more...)

FPAC presents Gala Celebration with Broadway's Ben Cameron, 10/ 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Broadway's Ben Cameron hosts the Franklin Performing Arts Company's annual Gala on Saturday, October 14 at THE BLACK BOX, the Company's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Titled Anything Goes in THE BOX, the evening features eclectic food, assorted fundraising, and a variety of outstanding entertainment. Ben Cameron has appeared on Broadway in Aida and the original casts of Wicked and Footloose. He has toured with Sweet Charity, Fame, Tommy, Footloose, and State Fair. Cameron is currently the creator/host of Broadway Sessions at The Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

Duncan Sheik, Jennifer Simard and Emily Skinner Sign on for BEST IN SHOWS Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Adam Kantor, Andrea McArdle, Michael Mulheren, Orfeh, Brad Oscar, Duncan Sheik, Jennifer Simard, Emily Skinner and Stephen Wallem will star in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Open 2018 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre opens its 2018 season with the Baltimore Area Premiere of the musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' from October 27th - November 5th. (more...)

Rising Star Competition Continues Into Week 3 with Special Guests Ben Cameron, Ben Rimalower, and Colin Cunliffe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The fourth season of the RISING STAR competition continues Tuesday October 17th! (more...)

BWW Review: Bold I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at the Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Oct 13, 2017

With its emphasis on both 1960s psychedelic rock music and the Three Stooges, it would seem the latest offering at the Round House Theatre was tailored precisely for my taste. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock to Star in the London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock is to star in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)

Mark Chesnutt Presented First Ever Trailblazer Award at 2017 Texas Country Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

On Thursday, September 28th, multi- platinum selling country artist and Texas native, Mark Chesnutt, was presented the first ever Trailblazer Award along with a Thank You Plaque for serving as a Spoken-person for the Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) at their 2017 awards ceremony. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Orfeh and More Join 'BEST IN SHOWS' Humane Society Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Adam Kantor, Michael Mulheren, Orfeh and Stephen Wallem will join the previously announced Andrea McArdle and Brad Oscar in the 2017 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea McArdle Previews New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 12, 2017

An Evening with Andrea McArdle is a brand new show (playing through October 14 at Feinstein's/54 Below) that celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that is filled with anecdotes about the legends she has worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America. (more...)

Alex Timbers to Helm Jonathan Groff's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Award-winning director and two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers is on board as director for The Bobby Darin Story, the opening show of 92Y's American Songbook series Lyrics & Lyricists. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Bring THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to Naperville
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, kicks off their 7thSeason - Cinema to Stage - with the Western Suburb Premiere of two-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

BWW Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Rep's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Blair Howell - Nov 28, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater Company stages the Utah premiere production of the Tony-winning BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Eccles Theater's Regent Street Black Box in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City Nov. 25-Dec. 10. (more...)

Cast Announced For STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The next show is Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series is Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, running from January 10-28. Opening night is Friday, January 12 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm. (more...)

South Carolina to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor McMaster Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

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North Carolina to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Cooper Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

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Old Library Theatre to Present THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company and NJACT's 2017 Community Theater of the Year, will present The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Dundalk Community Theatre - Simply Spectacular!
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2017

I was so excited when I noticed that the Dundalk Community Theatre would be presenting Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. I just love this show. And when I read that Todd Pearthree would be directing, that's when I REALLY got excited. (more...)

BRITBEAT: A Tribute To The Beatles Comes To The Marcus Center!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

'A Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History' tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium, onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles' iconic music catalog. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

MEGABYTES! THE MUSICAL to Play The Shelton Theater This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

AWAT Productions presents MEGABYTES! THE MUSICAL, a world premiere musical comedy revue written & directed by Morris Bobrow, at the Shelton Theater, January 19 - March 3, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Elmwood Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Dec 4, 2017

'The Bridges of Madison County' was a silly book that was elevated greatly by superb performances in its film incarnation. Jason Robert Brown's musical take on the story isn't quite as successful. However, Elmwood Playhouse's strong cast makes it worth the trip. (more...)

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