State Fair 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!

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Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
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by Peter Nason - Sep 9, 2019
Stephen King's gory tale of teenage revenge is one of the most notorious shows in musical theatre history, but it's certainly done right at RST.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Currently in its 47th year on the road, legendary southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) continues to 'Take the Highway' as the band pummels the live concert trail on its 2019 'Through Hell & High Water… and Back' tour. Today, the band announced the addition of 36 concert dates to its extensive cross-country trek.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Producers Matthew Henderson and Neil Gooding are thrilled to present the Australian premiere of the Tony Award winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel and developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Colour Purple), The Bridges of Madison County will have its Australian Premiere in March 2020 at Hayes Theatre Co. 
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 3, 2019
Jessica Fredrickson plays Sophie in the long-running MAMMA MIA! as the Chan extends the run through Feb. 22, 2020. There's literally no excuse not to go see this infectious show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Compassion LIVE's a?oeThe Roadshow Toura?? has unveiled its exciting and diverse 2020 talent line up with 16 coast to coast tour stops.   Welcoming hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas for over a decade now, a?oeThe Roadshow Toura?? will feature Award-winners Bethel Music, Matt Maher, Martin Smith of Delirious?, and Unspoken, as well as ApolloLTD, Peabod and Elle Limebear throughout the month of March. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Ojai Film Festival celebrates twenty years of bringing film to Ojai. This year the festival pays tribute to vintage Hollywood with Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring actors Pat Boone and Eva Marie Saint. Continuing a longstanding tradition, this annual festival spotlights ecology with FOCUS EARTH - a full day dedicated to environmental films and eco-shorts. The film Living In The Future's Past, a beautifully photographed environmental documentary, directed by Susan Kucera and narrated/produced by Jeff Bridges, headlines this event. A reception and Q&A with the director follows the film screening on November 10, at 4 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
At last night's opening for Young Frankenstein the Walnut Street Theatre was honored to announce a leading gift to name its new theatre-in-the-round the a?oeMatt Garfield Stage.a?? Chairman Emeritus of the Walnut's Board of Trustees, Matthew Garfield, made a $3 million donation to support the theatre's ongoing capital campaign to fund the recently announced $39 million expansion project, The Future Lives Here.
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Trailblazing Bluegrassers, Sideline, are set to headline select dates at a variety of venues throughout the Fall. The group will wrap up a milestone year with a #1 single ('Crash Course In The Blues') and 125 shows (that included tours of Canada and Ireland) under their belts. Additionally, Sideline is nominated for their first IBMA awards - for Song of the Year ('Thunder Dan') and Instrumental Recording of the Year ('Cotton Eyed Joe'). 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Rev Theatre Company (formerly Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / MGR Playhouse) announces the lineup for its 2020 Season.
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Opening weekend of the Ojai Film Festival features a throwback tribute to the days of big studios and contract players. Pat Boone plans to attend the screening of his 1962 movie State Fair on Saturday November 2, at 7 pm, followed by a reception in his honor at 9 pm. On Sunday, November 3 at 10 am, the Ojai Film Festival will present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 10, 2019
I've recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Addie Morales, who is currently in rehearsals for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of West Side Story, where she'll be starring in the coveted role of Maria. Addie has previously played the role numerous times regionally at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Barrington Stage Company, Casa Mañana, and New London Barn. Her other regional credits include Tick, Tick, Boom at Playhouse Square and The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Atlantic recording artists Why Don't We have released their sixth new track of 2019, “Come To Brazil” – available now via all DSPs. Writtenproduced in collaboration with JKash (Charlie Puth, Maroon 5) and The Futuristics (G-Eazy,Selena Gomez), the release marks the band's most hands-on studio cut thus far with all five members sharing writing credit on the summer-ready smash.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have dropped the lyric video for the new song 'Ride.' The track appears on the band's new album Truth & Lies, out today, June 28, via Snakefarm Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
 The Philly POPS will give three performances during the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival, including POPS on Independence with Disney Princess Susan Egan and POPS on the Parkway with Academy and GRAMMY award-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Following a sold-out engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko in 2018, The Broadway Princess Party will perform at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Today, the Austin, TX-based country rock band Reckless Kelly are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal album Bulletproof with the release of Bulletproof Live via Thirty Tigers. The album is a live recording of every song from Bulletproof captured in July and August of 2018 at multiple shows along the band's tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
For COLLECTIVE SOUL, their 25-year career has always had a common theme: family. Family of their own, and their family of fans around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, legendary songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
On June 21, the Austin, TX-based country rock band Reckless Kelly will release Bulletproof Live via Thirty Tigers. The album is a live recording of their seminal album Bulletproof captured in July and August of 2018 in celebration of the record's tenth anniversary. Today, Taste of Country premiered 'God Forsaken Town (Live),' the third and final single to be released from their forthcoming album.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Andrea McArdle debuts a brand new show at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, June 20 - 22, 2019! During this very special run she celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway, and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey filled with reminiscing and anecdotes about the legends she has met and worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Seven countries on three continents, sold-out amphitheaters, stadiums, arenas and now this summer sees the debut of Keith Urban's “GRAFFITI U World Tour,' an all-new show at fairs and on festival grounds.  The tour, which debuted this past weekend in New York, features new music, including the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year's latest single “We Were,” and a brand-new production and lighting design to ensure a whole new set of surprises that have become part of Urban's unpredictable and electrifying concerts.  For tickets go to www.keithurban.net.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Renowned guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller has opened up his voluminous archive of recordings for the first time ever to present a milestone 3CD + DVD box set. WELCOME TO THE VAULT covers Miller's genre-blurring six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, pairing a number of greatest hits and certifiable rock 'n roll classics with 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and 5 newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 11, 2019
 The Hill Country Community Theatre is announcing the cast for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.' Based on the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin; the musical version follows the same hilarious storyline but adds a delightfully jazzy Tony Award nominated score by David Yazbek. 'Scoundrels' was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards in all after it opened on Broadway in 2005. The show makes its Cottonwood Shores debut July 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The Hill Country Community Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Based on the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin; the musical version follows the same hilarious storyline but adds a delightfully jazzy Tony Award nominated score by David Yazbek. "Scoundrels" was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards in all after it opened on Broadway in 2005. The show makes its Cottonwood Shores debut July 18.
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2019
Country duo The Belles will join Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M. Tour for additional dates following the 71 previously announced shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday (6/14).The now 82-show run kicked off May 17 in Phoenix, AZ and has been named one ofStubHub's Top U.S. Summer Tours alongside The Rolling Stones, Queen, Ariana Grande and more.
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2019
One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk artists of all time, The Commodores will be touring the US in celebration of their 50th Anniversary! The Commodores' Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King have influenced both artists young and old and in all genres with their classic songs. The Commodores brand is bigger than ever as they continue to blaze trails all over the world. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
'I tried to tell a simple story about droughts that happen to people, and about faith,' wrote N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) in regards to his own profoundly beautiful play, 'The Rainmaker.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory is gearing up to present the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Broadway veteran Janine Divita stars as 'Francesca' in The Bridges Of Madison County! Listen to what she has to say about the character and watch some inside rehearsal highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Hill Country Community Theatre announces it has awarded The Phyl Holbert College Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.00, to Charles McLean for his outstanding contributions to HCCT.
by Review Roundups - Jul 24, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opened last night 23 July, and runs until 14 September. What did the critics think?
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
One of the most talked about singers in Nashville today, Tony Jackson, will return to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory is gearing up to present the UK première of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Theatre Raleigh presents the next show in its 2019 Summer Series, The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, you don't want to miss this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross.   
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The official music video for Tyler Childers' new single 'All Your'n' premieres today. Rolling Stone hails the track as 'packed full of characteristic lyrical detail and writerly flourishes,' while Brooklyn Vegan calls it 'a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Imaginary Theatricals presents Douglas Carter Beane's biting and extremely funny THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, directed by Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp (Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and starring Andy Kenareki (Llamas in Disguise, Andy K Comedy) as Alex. THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED will open on Tuesday, August 6th at 8 pm and will perform through Sunday, August 11th at The Reef, Floor 7, 1933 S Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment have announced the eagerly awaited label debut single from rising pop singer-producer EBEN. “Plastic Angels” sees EBEN pushing his sound to visit more emotionally sincere terrain, accentuated by the track's mesmerizing summer-ready production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Brandi Carlile will perform six sold-out shows atNashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on January 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 with special guests Kim Richey, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna and Courtney Barnettrespectively. The three additional shows were added due to overwhelming popular demand after the first three shows sold-out immediately during last Friday's on-sale.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Slightly Stoopid have put out an emotionally charged video for their song “One More Night”, off their latest album Everyday Life, Everyday People, which was released in 2018.
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 9, 2019
There are some musicals that it's difficult to imagine someone could watch without their heart being touched. Theatre Raleigh's production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, directed by their Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady, is certainly one of those pieces. Based on the novel of the same name, it's a story of family and isolation, love and romance, and wondering if you were meant for more than the life you're leading. With gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown, this heart-wrenching show is sure to connect with audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Country rap pioneer and million-selling artist COLT FORD tomorrow (August 9) releases 'Slow Ride' as the latest single from his seventh album WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1 (Average Joes Entertainment) due out this fall. The song's lyric video, featuring footage of FORD on tour, premiered today at Billboard. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway's Con O'Shea-Creal, Drew McVety, and national touring artist Kerry Conte in the title role of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's international smash-hit 'Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical,' playing the Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) September 13-22, 2019. Tickets are $30-$65, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. 'Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical' is sponsored by PNC Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Tyler Childers' highly anticipated new album, Country Squire, is out today via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records.  Childers' first release in partnership with RCA Records, Country Squire was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Tyler Childers will once again partner with Hope In The Hills to host the second annual “Healing Appalachia” benefit concert on September 28 at the State Fair of West Virginia.