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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - 2006 - Boston

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.


Wilbur Theatre

(Boston, MA)
264 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2020
Josh talks about the heat wave in Los Angeles, boats sinking at a Trump parade in Texas, Americans attending Labor Day parties despite the pandemic, his new movie Artemis Fowl, and he checks in with Guillermo, and introduces a new Olaf project that is going to revolutionize the world of education.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2020
Today's top stories: NYC will reopen malls and casinos next week, BroadwayHD September lineup, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
PRIMARY STAGES announced today their 2020 Virtual Gala, which will honor the dedicated NYC Public School teachers and Drama Desk-nominated lyricist/composer Adam Gwon (Scotland, PA; Ordinary Days).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced its fall schedule of classes and workshops are now open for registration. Classes will be held online via Zoom or in-person in outdoor and social-distanced settings, and vary from on-camera acting workshops, to musical theater reading clubs, to performances of Shakespeare. For additional information, contact Director of Education Allen O'Reilly at [email protected]
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Josh Gad challenged 1500 of his followers to register to vote or verify their voter registration and in return, he would recap the odyssey of 2020 as Olaf!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Original Broadway Cast Reunion with Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana, Jay Reiss and Sarah Saltzberg.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
After promising his followers to recap the latest Avenger film as Olaf once 1500 registered to vote or verify their registration, Josh Gad has delivered!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Pasadena Playhouse announces Fall Programming for PlayhouseLive, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit streaming platform to showcase theatrical productions to a national and international audience, launching online September 30. With the continuation of the Playhouse's efforts as the State Theater of California, PlayhouseLive productions will offer a broad range of voices and perspectives while ensuring that access to the programming will remain accessible to the widest possible audience.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Pint of Wine Theatre Company announces a three-week development workshop of Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarkea??s a??P.S. Ia??m A Terrible Persona??, a new dark comedy musical about addiction through the eyes of 16-year-old, Martha Weiss.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
The Pharmacy Theatre is hosting a series of three industry professionals for a virtual masterclass series this winter. We are proud to announce that we will be hosting Patrick Page, Jennifer Simard, and Jonny Brens between November and January. Please see below for details for each masterclass:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Angelwalk Theatre will bring some musical theatre fun to the fall lineup with its brand-new online series Backstage Tea, airing every Tuesday at 5:30 pm (EST) starting October 20th and available until 11:59 pm (EST) the following Monday. The series will run for a total of 9 episodes, with the final episode airing on December 15th.
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Josh Gad will appear next week on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' promoting his upcoming 'Frozen' short.
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020
The Lincoln Project has created a video, titled Covita, a Trump-themed parody of Don't Cry For Me Argentina from the musical Evita.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
The incredible cast of Cleveland Play House's box-office hit CLUE: A New Comedy will reunite in a hilarious musical broadcast to perform their favorite showtunes from Broadway musicals. Join CPH on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 pm for CLUEbaret: A Comedic Musical Cabaret, a raucous night of singing, laughs, and hijinks.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
October 5 marks World Teachers' Day! Celebrate by listening to these musical theatre tunes about teachers, sung by teachers, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
NYC's premiere cabaret featuring trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming performers is excited to present their second all live-stream event, Trans Voices Cabaret - Live In Anarchy on Saturday, October 10th at 2pm EST.
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2020
James Corden connects with Josh Gad, one of The Late Late Show's most frequent guests. But when James asks Josh about 'Once Upon a Snowman,' the conversation becomes an intervention with James's parents and Reggie Watts. It's time to face the music: James is addicted to Josh. But that may not be the only addiction that needs addressing...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Primary Stages held their 2020 Virtual Gala last night, October 22.   
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2020
Today's top stories: watch Broadway For Biden's In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation, Betty Buckley speaks out against Trump using 'Memory' at rallies once again, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast, creative team and a two-day sale for Little Shop of Horrors, running November 13 - December 27, 2020. Performances with safety protocols will take place in a socially distanced Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
The Perfect Fit, the Musical: A Perfectly Distant Concert, adapted from the original musical from 14 year old musical sensation Joshua Turchin, will livestream from the Shubert Studios at New World Stages in New York City on Sunday, November 15th at 7pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Today (October 21) in live streaming: LaChanze visits Backstage Live, Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Door Shakespeare has announced their second virtual production: The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare. The Comedy of Errors streams to homes from Tuesday, October 27 through Monday, November 16.
by David McKibbin - Oct 20, 2020
Written by Marcia Weston, A Plane to Somewhere follows two widows who experience loneliness and frustration during their golden years. Sadie Goldberg lives with her daughter and son-in-law, whose bickering family have become dependent on her Social Security checks.  Mary O’Shea lives in the deafening silence of her lonely apartment. The two women meet at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, where they “people watch” to escape to the outside world. As a bonding between the two women develops, pasts and emotions are shared.  Bittersweet memories are brought to the surface, and their friendship is strengthened each time a plane leaves for its next destination. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2020
Josh talks about guest hosting our show, people stealing his “Reunited Apart” concept for cast reunions online, getting naked for a voting PSA, a tape of him dancing naked that got lost and exists somewhere in the world, and his new Olaf short film on Disney + called Once Upon a Snowman, the incredible thing Fred Willard did at his wedding, and he reveals that his next big reunion will be with the cast of Wayne’s World.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, The Lincoln Project created an incredible video, titled Covita- a Trump-themed parody of 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' from the musical Evita. It was later revealed that Broadway veteran Lisa Howard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, It Shoulda Been You) lent her voice to the now viral tune, which has has almost 3.5 million views. Now she's telling us all about how she became involved!
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Josh Gad will appear next Thursday night on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden!' See the full list of next week's guests below.
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2020
Gad brings back Olaf to tell the character's origin story in "Once Upon a Snowman" and celebrates "The Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom" with National Geographic.
by Student Blogger: Bella Bosco - Oct 12, 2020
Welcome back to Life in the Key of B with Bella Bosco! Todaya??s post is coming to you live from WCSU in Connecticut. Wea??ve been back for just over a month, and I cana??t believe how fast the semester is flying by! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2020
In the wake of the recent news that the Broadway shutdown has been extended through May 2021, performer James Monroe Iglehart talked to MSNBC to give some inspiring words.
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2020
Josh Gad was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about his role in the upcoming film Artemis Fowl.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre announced the launch of free online musical theatre classes for high school students, college students, and professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
The Book of Mormon veterans Josh Gad and Asmeret Ghebremichael reunite to chat about the state of the world. 'What you're seeing everywhere now is the frustration of a group of people who have been trying to speak up for years and years....'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre announced today that its 2020 - 2021 season has been postponed to 2021 - 2022. Due to the unknowns that currently exist concerning the pandemic and reopening guidelines, Porchlight will be moving its scheduled 2020 - 2021 season productions to the 2021 - 2022 season. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
As the reopening of theaters in the state of Massachusetts falls between Phases 3 and 4 of Governor Baker's reopening plan, New Repertory Theatre has been forced to make decisions about their fall season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020
Richard Ridge recently chatted with stage and screen favorite Josh Gad. He talked about Central Park, The Book of Mormon, his Broadway debut in Spelling Bee, and more!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 17, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, June 17 (12pm), as he chats stage and screen favorite with Josh Gad!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
All classes will be online and hosted via zoom. Students will sing, dance, and imagine costumes and sets, and use some artistic skills to develop a backdrop for their character straight from their home using materials they already have. Each age level will record their singing (with a grownups help) on a very easy to navigate website. All acting and scene work will be recorded during class time and put together for a final presentation you can keep for years to come. What a great time to use the imagination and create something fun!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, founding Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that Young Actors' Theatre Camp, one of the nation's premier theatre and drama camps held in California's Santa Cruz mountains, has gone entirely virtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
On this day in 2004, the beloved cult-hit musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE had its world premiere at Barrington Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
This Thurday,  Aladdin's Tony-winning wish-granter, James Monroe Iglehart, will host a virtual one-man benefit show, Becoming the Genie, this Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
As announced on July 6, Barrington Stage Company was one of the first two theatres with Equity-approved plans to resume socially-distanced performance this summer. Now, according to the New York Times, BSC's Harry Clarke, which was set to begin performances indoors next week, will now perform outdoors in accordance with rules from the stage of Massachusetts which prohibit indoor theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Broadway Records announced today the release of You Can Ukulele With Me, the debut EP from Tony Award-nominee Sarah Stiles.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 17, 2020
On Friday July 17, Hulu debuted the documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The cast of La Mirada's production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has reunited to perform 'pandemonium'. The video features Melvin Abston, Jason Graae, Lana McKissack, Shanon Mari Mills, Brett Ryback, Cassie Silva and Tom Zohar.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 16, 2020
Jamie deRoy & friends Broadcasts Interview with William Finn July 19th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita have welcomed their first child, a son named Beckett Mercer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
New Repertory Theatre has partnered with the Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown to present Watertown Historical Moving Plays, an immersive educational and theatrical experience that leads participants on a stroll through historical sites in Watertown.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2020
Break out your books and get your pencils sharpened. Summer is over and it's officially back to school season. While the way you study might be slightly different this year, you're still going to need a little bit of Broadway to get your education on.