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Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL, )
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL,

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A spoof of the contests that pit children against children to determine who has the best command of their voluminous vocabulary. Among the competitors are the incumbent, Wentworth Miller III, and Grammarcy Park, who placed first in the Math Bee. Presiding over the test are four-time champion Rhona Janet and vice principal Douglas Panch.


BWW Review: A Winning 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 9, 2018

It's so much fun, you might want to see it twice! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Have Audio-Described Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

Blind and low vision theater lovers can enjoy an audio-described performance of the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Thursday, October 11 at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood, NJ. A hilariously hip musical comedy complete with audience participation, Spelling Bee has been hailed as a work of comedic genius. It runs October 11 - 28. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Will Offer Free Tickets For Teachers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

If you can spell FREE, thank a teacher! Teachers and school staffers are being invited to attend the Friday, October 12 performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at no charge. A hilariously hip musical comedy complete with audience participation, Spelling Bee has been hailed as a work of comedic genius. It will perform at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood October 11 - 28. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces September Panel WHO IS TRU?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018: WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box athttps://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com. (more...)

Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva's Production Of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Hosts the World Premiere of GOODBODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

59E59 Theaters welcomes the world premiere of GOODBODY, written by J.C. Ernst and directed by Melissa Firlit. (more...)

Plan-B's 2018/19 Season Begins With Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Plan B has announced its 2018/19 Season! The subscription season opens with the world premiere of: (more...)

Brief 9/4: THE NAP Begins Previews, Nicolette Robinson Begins in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 4, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Nap begins Broadway previews tonight, Nicolette Robinson begins performances as Jenna in Waitress tonight, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago Presents ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Pear Theatre will debut its new Pear Flambe Cabaret series with J/K Cabaret's "Let's Hear It For The Boys!" on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This evening of gospel, jazz, R&B, and cabaret standards will feature Bay Area performers Juanita Harris and Karyn Rondeau, joined for this event by Anthone Jackson and Brian Palac. Tickets ($25 in advance or $28 at the door) can be purchased by visitingwww.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

J/K CABARET Opens Pear Flambé Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Pear Theatre will debut its new Pear Flambe Cabaret series with J/K Cabaret's "Let's Hear It For The Boys!" on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This evening of gospel, jazz, R&B, and cabaret standards will feature Bay Area performers Juanita Harris and Karyn Rondeau, joined for this event by Anthone Jackson and Brian Palac. Tickets ($25 in advance or $28 at the door) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Medium Marisa Liza Pell Returns To Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Medium Marisa Liza Pell returns to Bucks County Playhouse for another riveting interactive performance of Connection Beyond *LIVE* - a theatrical experience in which select members of the audience receive messages from loved ones from beyond. Connection Beyond *LIVE* will be held on October 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, PA. Presented as part of the Bucks County Playhouse Visiting Artist Series, Connection Beyond *LIVE* is Pell's fifth consecutive annual appearance at the Playhouse. (more...)

Lightning Bolt Productions Launches 2nd Season With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company's first major production this season, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ for three performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

Tracie Thoms, Skylar Astin, Barrett Foa and More to Lead L.A. Benefit Reading of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, will present a one night only concert/staged reading of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner and directed by Randy Brenner, this benefit event is set to feature Broadway stars (in alphabetical order) Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), Barrett Foa (Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!), Carly Hughes (Chicago, Pippin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ghost the Musical, The Book of Morman, Ragtime), Tracie Thoms (Rent, Falsettos), and more to be announced. Musical director is Jake Anthony and Andrew Carlberg is the producer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2018
by - Sep 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's Storytelling Performances Return With NPR Host
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Back by popular demand, Bucks County Playhouse's Storytelling Series returns this fall with a new name and expanded opportunities to hear and see renowned storytellers live on stage. The opening performance of the new WORD OF MOUTH series features two special guests: Ophira Eisenberg (host of NPR's 'Ask Me Another') and Jeff Rudell (recent contestant on the new NBC hit show, 'Making It' with Amy Poelher and Nick Offerman). The fall series features monthly performances, two shows a night at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on September 28, October 19, November 16 and December 14. Tickets range in price from $25 for a single ticket to $80 for the four-show package and are available at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or (215) 862-2121. (more...)

NC Theatre Announces Cast For IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for its first production of the 2018-19 season, Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, playing Oct. 16-21 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Back Aaron J. Albano Fresh Off the HAMILTON National Tour
by Broadwaysted - Sep 19, 2018

He's BAAAACCCKKKK! We've lifted the Embargo and are thrilled to welcome back #FriendoftheShow Aaron J. Albano fresh from his run in the Philip Company of the Hamilton tour! (more...)

CWRU CPH MFA Program Offers Immersive Production Of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to begin their season with a modern reimagining of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Chekhov's classic play about artistic rebellion, translated by Paul Schmidt, will star the MFA Class of 2020 and guests. Director Sarah Wansley's staging will shed light on the show's poetic realism. Press opening will be on October 9th at the Helen Theatre in Playhouse Square and the show will run from October 10th-October 20th.  (more...)

Jamie Du Mont, Leslie Kritzer, Rob Russo, and Jennifer Simard to Launch Podcast Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Theater stalwart Jamie Du Mont, Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer, writer and theater critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee JenniferSimard announced today that their brand-new Broadway-centric podcast, The Fabulous Invalid, will officially launch tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

Jennifer Simard Returns To The Green Room 42 Nov 5 And Dec 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Tony Award nominee JENNIFER SIMARD for two encore performances of her show "Stigma." After the sold-out, celebrity-packed premiere of her solo concert debut earlier this month, Simard will bring the show back on Monday, November 5 and Monday, December 17, both at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Stephen Louis Grush to Lead HENRY V at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Henry V, which will be performed Thursday, October 11, through Sunday, November 11. Stephen Louis Grushportrays the English king. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Breaks Records at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Bucks County Playhouse's acclaimed production of "Million Dollar Quartet" has surpassed expectations and broken the Playhouse's box office record - becoming the theater's most attended and top grossing production. Playing off the theme of this rock n' roll musical, cast members Sky Seals (who plays Johnny Cash), Ari McKay Wilford (who plays Elvis Presley) and Ryah Nixon will perform. Cast members will join the Playhouse's Producing Director Tony Award-winning Alexander Fraser and staff to "SMASH records." (more...)

Lyric Music Theater Announces 66th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2018

Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, South Portland will be presenting four musicals and a classic play in their 2018-2019 season. All five shows are being performed on the Lyric stage for the first time and include family friendly classics, romantic drama, uproarious comedy, murder and mystery, and an epic, classic tale, something for everyone. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, launching this fall with the world premiere of J. Nicole Brooks' dazzling new play HeLa, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green and presented in partnership with the Greenhouse Theater Center. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

D.C. Area Theaters To Present THE THE BETSY DEVOS CONFIRMATION HEARING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

As the school year begins across the country, Broadway Producers Fran Kirmser and Chris Burney team up with area D.C. theater organizations to present AMERICAN SCOREBOARD's back-to-school performance of The Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing for The Secretary of Education to take place at The Mead Center for American Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, D.C. on September 17th, 2018 at 6pm. This will mark the first visit of Kirmser and Burney's American Scoreboard educational program to the D.C. area. (more...)

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley, and More Visit Jennifer Simard Backstage After Debut at The Green Room 42
by Walter McBride - Sep 10, 2018

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard made her debut at The Green Room 42 on September 9 at 7:00 PM. Celebrated for her featured Broadway roles in Hello, Dolly!, Disaster! and more, Simard premiered her show 'Stigma' that celebrates the crazy in all of us, with laughs, tears, and rock-n-roll, featuring songs by some of her favorite artists. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Simard Debuts 'Stigma' at the Green Room 42
by Walter McBride - Sep 10, 2018

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard made her debut at The Green Room 42 on September 9 at 7:00 PM. BroadwayWorld was there for her big debut. Check out photos below! (more...)

Max Crumm Stars In EVOLUTION OF MANN, Beginning Previews 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

the cell, who scored a surprise hit with Bastard Jones last winter, invites you to the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.  Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), performances run September 23 - October 21 at the cell is located at 338 W 23rd St, between 8th & 9th Aves in Chelsea.) (more...)

PTC Presents The 2017 Tony Award Winner, OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents J.T. Rogers' award-winning drama, Oslo, in its first major regional premiere, running Friday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (more...)

Jazz Night at Hoff-Barthelson Music School - 09/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of The Drury Lane Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the Drury Lane's rehearsals for Little Shop of Horrors, with music by Alan Menken, book by Howard Ashman, direction and choreography by Scott Calcagno, and music direction by Roberta Duchak. Little Shop of Horrors runs September 6 - October 28, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Alyse Alan Louis, Alan H. Green, Ellen Harvey, Ken Marks Lead Barrington Stage Company's Reading Of FALL SPRINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Barrington Stage Company's Musical Theatre Lab (MTL), under the leadership of MTL Artistic Producer William Finn and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, will present a reading of the new musical, Fall Springs, with music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos (Pool Boy, Into the Wild) and book and lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (Boom), on August 30 and 31 at the St. Germain Stage. (more...)

WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producer John Lant is pleased to announce another extension of the Off-Broadway premiere, and newest hit, WICKED FROZEN, the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses (with unexpected emotional bite), as it rocks out until the end of 2018, and is set to continue through the New Year. All Original songs with book and lyrics by Zoe Farmingdale and music and lyrics by Toby Singer. The production is directed and choreographed by Zoe Farmingdale. (more...)

Kimberly Gilbert Leads Ford's BORN YESTERDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society announceS full casting and design team for a new production of Garson Kanin's 1940s screwball comedy, Born Yesterday. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the production below as performers Jared Gertner and Sarah Litzsinger take over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on the show, twice! (more...)

Broadway Alumni Present Cabaret To Mark CCM Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary Musical Theatre program with a Birthday Cabaret at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring the program's first graduate Pamela Myers, our newest stars of tomorrow and star performers from Broadway and beyond, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis Returns To Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Barrington Stage Company is welcoming back one of its most popular performers, Joe Iconis, in Joe Iconis and Family Take Over the Mainstage on Sunday, September 2 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the production today as performers Jared Gertner and Sarah Litzsinger take over our Instagram account today to show you what it takes to put on the show, twice! (more...)

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Orlando Shakes Presents IN THE HEIGHTS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights runs from September 5 - October 7, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Kerry Butler, Rob McClure & More Join Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE- Complete Cast Announced!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 22, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere Pre-Broadway engagement of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sacramento Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sacramento Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries At Bristol Riverside Theatre With ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 32nd Mainstage season with the one-woman tour de force, Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel on September 18th - October 7th. Directed by Jennie Eisenhower, it stars Licia Watson in the title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bergen County Players to Open MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is proud to open its 86th season with the Tony Award-winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.   With Book, Music and Lyrics written by Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. Under the direction of Steve Bell, The Mystery of Edwin Droodwill be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from September 8th through October 6th, 2018.  Shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.  (more...)

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