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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!



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...)

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...)

Comedian Tom Green Hosts New Travel Channel Special GIANT AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Actor and comedian Tom Green is on a quest to uncover the story behind every massive structure in the nation in GIANT AMERICA, a new half-hour special premiering on Travel Channel on Monday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Northern Stage Cultivates New Musical And Plays In Fifth Annual NEW WORKS NOW Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Northern Stage is pleased to announce its fifth annual New Works Now, a showcase and celebration of new plays to be presented January 19-21 at the Barrette Center for the Arts. Inaugurated in 2014, New Works Now presents rehearsed staged readings of plays new to the American theater. New Works Now 5.0 will include three staged readings, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. A fourth off-site 10-minute play will be presented twice at two different area businesses during the festival weekend. (more...)

Announcing The Hackmatack Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The folks that run Hackmatack Playhouse have a rule: No matter how much they love a show, no matter how many times it sells out to enthusiastic audiences, they cannot present the same show until at least 10 seasons have gone by. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Fulton Theatre's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years. (more...)

Discounted Tickets Still Available for STEEL MAGNOLIAS Tuesday Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

A special Tuesday matinee of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias has been scheduled forJanuary 23 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)

Hippo Campus Share 'Buttercup' Animated Video, Announce Planned Parenthood Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Hippo Campus' trajectory continues to steadily ascend, playing to over-capacity crowds of enraptured fans at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza last summer, and headlining the Minnesota State Fair in their hometown. (more...)

Bill Milner To Star With Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock in London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow) is to star with the previously announced, Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock, in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents Featured Artist Virginia Hickey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is pleased to present Virginia Hickey as our Featured Artist during the production of All My Sons running January 20th through February 24th, 2018. All are welcome to enjoy Virginia's work in The Mill Room during dinner/lunch or during intermission of each performance. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

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

Singer/Songwriter Brett Dennen Releases New EP LET'S...
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brett Dennen has released his new EP Let's... featuring the hit single 'Already Gone' which is currently charting #10 in the Top 10 AAA Radio Chart. The EP, released on Downtown Records, includes five brand new tracks produced by celebrated musician, songwriter and producer Dan Wilson, best known for his work with Adele, the Dixie Chicks and Semisonic. (more...)

Linda And Laura Benanti, Ben Fankhauser, And The Music Box Theatre Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Carnivale Theatrics Announces Pittsburgh Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

After staging critically acclaimed productions of Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Into the Woods and the regional premieres of Next to Normal and In the Heights, Carnivale Theatrics is pleased to announce it's third Pittsburgh premiere - The Bridges of Madison County, June 29 - July 7 at the New Hazlett Theater. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Jason Mraz Announces GOOD VIBES North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Jason Mraz Announces GOOD VIBES North American Summer Tour (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...)

Mississippi to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Bryant Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

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PALM BEACH OPERA Toasts Upcoming Productions & Major Donors At Season Opening Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Philanthropists Drs. Marsha and Henry Laufer hosted Palm Beach Opera's annual Season Opening Celebration at their Manalapan home on Friday, Dec. 1 to kick off the company's upcoming season, and to celebrate the company's Co-Producer Society members, Goldner Center for Children's Opera Education supporters, and Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Program sponsors. (more...)

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