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State Fair - 1996 - Broadway

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!


Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
The Chandler Cultural Foundation announces the addition of community leader Susan Baker to its Managing Board. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Broadway for Biden, in partnership with Broadway Sessions, Women for Biden-Harris, and Women of Color for Biden-Harris, will present its first performance fundraiser for the Biden-Harris campaign, Broadway Sessions Presents: Belting for Biden, tonight, September 3, 2020 at 9:00pm EST.
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - May 26, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
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by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Jul 7, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Jul 31, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The Hill Country Community Theatre is pleased to announce it has awarded The Phyl Holbert College Scholarship to two recipients this year.  Riley Gisi and Abigail Strom will both receive $1,000.00 for their outstanding contributions to HCCT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, announced today their brand-new tour, KIDZ BOP Live 2020. In partnership with Live Nation, KIDZ BOP will bring the highly-anticipated family-friendly live concert experience to 59 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Dominican Republic in 2020. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 10at 10am local time. For tour dates and ticket information, visit and
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Due to popular demand, THE FLAMING LIPS have confirmed two additional shows to their Spring tour performing all of The Soft Bulletin in its entirety backed by full orchestras and vocal choirs in Portland, Oregon on April 13th and in Dallas, Texas as part of the Dallas Symphony's SOLUNA Festival on April 19th. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the public January 30th, at 10:00am local time. Click HERE for details.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020
Today's top stories: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan join Frozen, and more!
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Ann Wilson has announced the first leg of the “Ann Wilson of Heart 2020 Tour,” beginning April 30 in Englewood, NJ, spanning North America and ending May 21 in Northfield, OH. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalogue, commemorating Heart era classics along with the work of her solo records, Hope & Glory (2007), The Ann Wilson Thing (2015) and her most recent covers album, Immortal (2018). General ticket on-sale begins this Friday, February 21 at 10:00AM local time. A complete list of tour dates are available below and on Ann's official website. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The AMERICANA TOUR is a 40-city summer tour that will start in Austin, TX, on June 13th, immediately after Miller is inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in New York on June 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Cooking Channel's September lineup is filled with new episodes of fan-favorite shows all month long.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical film, State Fair!
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
The Kentucky State Fair announces that legendary country music quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys will perform the national anthem on Saturday, August 29th, at The World’s Championship Horse Show. The performance will mark the group’s 45th consecutive appearance at the Kentucky State Fair, a record unmatched by any other touring act.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 24, 2020
the audience was sincerely and repeatedly thanked for the opportunity to share music that is a?oejust not the same as sitting at homea??. Smiles on the masked faces as the sun set and many were no doubt whistling a happy tune as they returned to their cars suggested that although there are most certainly changes and differences, THE HILLS ARE (still) ALIVE WITH RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Hosted by Ben Cameron, the NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION judges panel will include: Phil LaDuca, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyler Hanes, Sasha Hutchings, and Megan Sikora- plus more special guests judges to be announced soon!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
 The state line between Minnesota and North Dakota is an area not often immortalized in song—until now. Brennen Leigh’s upcoming concept record, Prairie Love Letter, is an ode to where she grew up
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Aug 14, 2020
The start of a new school year is officially upon us, bringing to an end this weird, long and drawn out period of online schooling.
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020
Need a Disney sing-a-long to get you through the day? Broadway favorite Susan Egan is here to help! Watch as the the original voice of Meg, sings the Hercules classic 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from home, with the help of her Broadway Princess Party pals- Courtney Reed, Laura Osnes, Adam J. Levy and Benjamin Rauhala.
by BWW Prompts - Apr 22, 2020
We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Northern California-based indie-folk band Alec Lytle & Them Rounders will release The Remains of Sunday this Friday, April 17 via CEN/The Orchard.