The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


National Arts Centre

(Ottawa, ON)
53 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the return of Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production 2020 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am to 5:30 pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio A. Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Early- Bird tickets are $25 off thru 3/4. Tickets can be purchased online at
by Jim Munson - Mar 4, 2020
Judith C. is an inveterate health care provider, even if her methods of practice have changed dramatically after being diagnosed several years ago with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. Working as a PT Clinical Specialist in Chronic Pain, Judith never imagined being on the other side of the provider-patient relationship. She now shares her journey in the hilarious and heartbreaking solo show a?oeWelcome to the Cancer Caféa?? at The Marsh Berkeley. Her goal is to share the profound lessons she has learned along the way to educate and hopefully bring some healing to others. Proceeds from each performance will be donated to a local cancer organization chosen by Judith.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Nicole Makos has been selected as this year's recipient of The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals. This award is funded through a generous gift given by DC-based entrepreneur and musical theatre devotee Andrew A. Isen.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the nominations for the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards as well as changes to the awards show today.
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2020
James Monroe Iglehart, who is best known for his role as Genie in a?oeAladdin,a?? was a guest on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 20 to perform a classic Disney medley from his home. The talented star lifts spirits of those stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) finds it most important to heed the recent recommendation from Governor Ducey's office to protect the health and safety of its patrons, employees and community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
New Repertory Theatre has announced their 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Josh Gad took to Twitter on Friday to read a children's book for the kids stuck at home due to the Coronavirus crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 26th season that includes the 2020 - 2021 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street with its annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber launching the season taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, 220. E. Chicago Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Broadway stars Sasha Allen, Andréa Burns and Hannah Elless have joined the world premiere cast of Award-winning composer Carmel Dean's Well-Behaved Women, it was announced today. Premiering at Joe's Pub on Saturday, January 25th, the 7 PM performance sold out in less than 48 hours, and an additional show has been added for 4:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab will present the fast-paced crowd pleaser, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, February 7-9, 2020 in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Raven Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 - March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found across the area.
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2020
Go behind the scenes with Armando Iannucci and members of the cast as they share what viewers can expect from Season 1.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 28, 2020
'This season captures the beautiful complexity and comedic potential of the human condition.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
How Does Theatre Mirror Society? will be explored along with drawing on the panelists' experiences and perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Topics of the 17th annual Theatre Forward Broadway Roundtable will include an open-ended dialogue about opportunity, access, education and social justice. Panelists all share a passion for the power of storytelling and how it reflects and influences our world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Broadway ladies united last weekend for the world premiere of Award-winning composer Carmel Dean's Well-Behaved Women. The cast included: LaChanze, Liz Callaway, Natascia Diaz, Melissa Rose Hirsh, Bonnie Milligan, Katie Thompson, Kuhoo Verma, Sasha Allen, Andréa Burns,Hannah Elless and Barbara Walsh.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020
On Thursday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that he and his husband are having a baby!
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 20, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse is presenting 'Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, March 1. The show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is written by Richard Curtis. It is directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter with musical direction by Sam Davis. had the opportunity to interview Andrew Kober who is performing in 'Unmasked.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Conejo Players Theatre, the longest-running community theatre in the Conejo Valley, has announced its 2020 Season a?" featuring an incredible 9 shows. There's something fun for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Hillary Rollins presents singer, Giane Morris, in her Gardenia Supper Club Cabaret Debut, a?oeLook Mom, My First Cabareta?? on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Dinner is available starting @ 7:00 p.m. SHowtime is 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 plus Food/Drink Min. Advance reservations suggested (seating is limited): RSVP @ 323-467-7444Address: 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90038
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2020
Josh Gad, who stars in the new HBO series 'Avenue Five,' says Hugh Laurie is just too cool, riding into work on a motorcycle and always composing music on set.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Penobscot Theatre Company will close out its 46th Season by kicking off summer with 9 to 5 The Musical, from June 11 to July 12. With a book by Patricia Resnick, and music and lyrics by the beloved Dolly Parton, this delightful story of friendships and girl power is part 80's office humor and part fairy tale.
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020
Actor Josh Gad joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss his new HBO science-fiction comedy series, a?oeAvenue 5.a?? He also shares his daughters' reaction to the fate of his character, Olaf, in a?oeFrozen 2.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Season three at the Wayward Artist kicks off 2020 exploring the idea of identity. After grounding the inaugural season in faith and exploring the meaning of family in season two, The Wayward Artist reflects on its first two seasons and explores the identity of the company as well as the intricacies of human identity in season three. Through stories of diversity, culture, adolescence, existential searching, and social media, season three stands by and pushes the boundaries of the company's mission. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, running February 7-23, 2020 in Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020
Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020
Today's top stories: Dharon E. Jones replaces Ben Cook in West Side Story, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, has announced a one night only benefit event a?" Barrett Foa Has Friends! a?" on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Laura Bell Bundy, Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal, with more to be announced. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Cleveland Play House (CPH) production of Clue: A New Comedy has set the record as the highest grossing production in CPH history, also breaking the single ticket sales record just two days after opening on January 31. The all new production continues at CPH through February 23, 2020, before launching a national tour in the fall of 2021. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
MaryJo Mundy, the highly acclaimed and beloved cabaret singer and founder of the longest running open mic at the famed Gardenia, hosts the 4th night of what celebrates and fosters musical theatre/cabaret performers, while also showcasing her own remarkable talent. On the third Saturday of every month Ms. Mundy (co-hosted monthly by Alexis Gach and singer/songwriter/producer Hillary Rollins ) throws a 'cabaret party' on-stage at the Gardenia along with three guest performers.
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020
Josh Gad from the movie 'Frozen' shares his love of reading. See Gad's Olaf, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Anna impersonations on 'Open Book' with TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager.
by Review Roundups - Feb 4, 2020
Cleveland Play House presents the new high-spirited, madcap mystery Clue: A New Comedy, based on the popular 1985 Paramount Pictures film and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The professional regional premiere of the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on FEBRUARY 21, 2020 and runs through MARCH 7, 2020. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or by visiting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Kevin Smith Kirkwood will direct and choreograph Kinky Boots as part of Season 55. Kirkwood was a cast member of the Broadway production for the entirety of its incredible six year run. Previous to Kirkwood's Broadway turn he was a member of Weathervane Theatre's Resident Acting Company for three seasons. Weathervane credits include Big River, The Wiz, Violet, and his New Hampshire Theatre Alliance award-winning performance of Angel in RENT.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in West Palm Beach at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from March 3 a?" 8. To purchase tickets, visit, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office. Ticket prices start at $48.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2020
After James asks Mo Rocca about his start in showbiz touring Southeast Asia in the musical 'Grease,' Mo then recalls his time working as a rollerskating waiter. Seriously.
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2020
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time, but he admits to “superstar mom” Kelly Clarkson that he has no idea what he's doing! Jesse also dishes that while he's excited about this next chapter, he's very sad to see “Modern Family” end this season. He reveals that he's already cried multiple times on set thinking about the end -- when he lets himself think about it at all, that is.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, will present a one night only benefit event - Barrett Foa Has Friends! - on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal. Also, music group The Levenbirds have been set to make a special appearance. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
The Evergreen Players began in 1950 as a group of friends gathering in each other's homes to read plays aloud. Productions started at Little Log Theatre before the company made Center Stage home 23 years ago.
by Kelsey Lawler - Feb 12, 2020
The bottom line is: 'Spelling Bee' is a feel-good musical comedy that could fall flat if not cast right. The Skylight has gathered a group of top-tier performers and behind-the-scenes superstars to ensure the show soars. Can you spell a?oedoldrumsa??? This is your answer to them.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH) Artistic Director Laura Kepley announced today the casting of Cleveland native Mariah Burks in the title role of the timeless Greek tragedy Antigone. Staged in the intimate Outcalt Theatre March 28th through April 19th, 2020, this contemporary translation is freely adapted by playwright Emily Mann from the classic play by Sophocles. Antigone is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor, DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
 Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. 
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!