The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Now in its third year, California School of the Arts a?" San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) is gearing up for a sensational season of performances, showcases and special events. Throughout 2019-2020, each of CSArts-SGV's 10 arts conservatories will spotlight the talents of the school's aspiring young artists through more than 60 nights of musicals, exhibits, concerts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
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 at Portland's Keller Auditorium for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
a?oeBroadway at the Shorea?? continues on the Axelrod stage from Nov. 1-17 with Frank Loesser's masterpiece a?oeGuys and Dolls,a?? considered by many the greatest musical of the 20th century.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 67th season with the West Coast regional theatre premiere of the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 18 a?" November 3.  From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a no-holds-a?oeBarda?? deliciously loopy celebration of the greatest English playwright and the greatest American art form.   Music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You), Kennedy Kanagawa, Graham Stevens, Brandi Porter, Benjamin Barham-Wiese, Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Brandon Chosed, Charlotte MacLeod and Lauren Park. Directed by Devanand Janki; music directed by Yan Li.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The Area Stage Company announces that the beloved Broadway show 'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR,' will open at ASC's theatre in Coral Gables on November 1st.
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2019
In January 2007, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, joined the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City.
by David McKibbin - Oct 25, 2019
The award-winning Suncoast Theatre presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 in the auditorium of Suncoast Community High School.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
It's been years in the making, but the renovation of the Encore Room at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is complete and has already hosted numerous community events, private parties, Sunday brunches, murder mystery dinners, and now an all-new series of shows entitled Off-Broadway at The ENCORE.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019
Today's top stories: casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Company, and more!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 21, 2019
Today's conversation is with Betsy Wolfe, who has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. She recently starred as Jenna Hunterson, the title role in the Tony nominated musical Waitress.  Prior to that, she played Cordelia, one of the one of the lovable a?oelesbians from next door,a?? in the Broadway revival of Falsettos directed by James Lapine, which recently aired on PBS. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 21, 2019
It's that time of year when students all across the country are heading into auditions for college theatre program, so we're taking a closer look some of the country's standout theatre programs. We're chatting with members of the schools' faculty to give you a better idea at what to expect from their programs, with insight into the audition advice, life after graduation, and more. Today we're looking into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
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 at Seattle's Paramount Theatre for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 46 schools participating in the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong brings mayhem to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts from October 31 through November 3. The Play That Goes Wrong is generously sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust Bank.
by Albert Gutierrez - Oct 15, 2019
Picture it, April 2018.  Encore Performing Arts has commandeered the stage at The Abbey, a swanky downtown Orlando lounge theatre, to convert it into their spring production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.  My friends and I meet up for the Bee, a nice way to finish off a birthday weekend that - for myself at least - began ten hours earlier, 14,000 feet in the air.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Kander & Ebb's (Chicago, Cabaret) Tony Award-winning musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, is now in rehearsals at Melbourne Theatre Company ahead of its opening on Friday 22 November at Southbank Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton in Chicago's Hamilton, and his wife, Kelly,  have confirmed the death of their three-year-old daughter Adelaide.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
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 Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater for one week only, October 15-20, 2019. To purchase tickets, visit Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, call 801-355-ARTS (4787) or visit the box office at 131 South Main Street. Ticket prices start at $40 plus fees.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD a?" who most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, and as a featured performer in the 2019 WORLD PRIDE PARADE on the PROCTOR & GAMBLE float a?" will return home to JOE'S PUB at The Public with CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! for an impromptu 'GREATEST HITS POP UP SHOW' on October 8th at 9:30PM. With reprisals of favorite tunes from CLASSIC WHITNEY shows over the past four years (including special guests Mary J. Blige and Luther Vandross), this show is guaranteed to give audiences more of the CLASSIC WHITNEY they have come to love.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The University of Colorado Boulder's new Musical Theatre program will present its inaugural production, a?oeEdges,a?? Oct. 11-13 in the Old Main Chapel. In its first semester at CU Boulder's College of Music, the program has 14 first-year students and three upperclassmen.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2019
In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD - who most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, and as a featured performer in the 2019 WORLD PRIDE PARADE on the PROCTOR & GAMBLE float, returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATER with CLASSIC WHITNEY: THE HOLIDAY LOVE SHOW! on November 29th at 9:30PM.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The City of Cleveland Heights announces LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL (June 11-28, 2020) and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (August 6-16, 2020) will be produced in the Alma Theater as part of Cain Parkʼs 82nd season. Cain Park Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Cullinan directs both with musical direction by Jordan Cooper and choreography by Imani Jackson for Legally Blonde The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 13, 2019
We asked, and you answered! To celebrate the importance of arts in education, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which shows their high schools are performing this fall. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, with roles ranging from classics like 42nd Street and Fiddler on the Roof to newer additions like Legally Blonde and Bright Star! Check them all out!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Celia Keenan-Bolger is being celebrated in her hometown of Detroit!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You), Kennedy Kanagawa, Graham Stevens, Brandi Porter, Benjamin Barham-Wiese, Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Brandon Chosed, Charlotte MacLeod and Lauren Park. Directed by Devanand Janki; music directed by Yan Li.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Join BPA for a heartwarming story just right for the holidays as BPA presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical December 6 a?" 22. This magical story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is based on Roald Dahl's beloved book. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Join BPA for a heartwarming story just right for the holidays as BPA presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical December 6 - 22. This magical story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is based on Roald Dahl's beloved book. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 2, 2019
We asked, and you answered! To celebrate the importance of arts in education, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which shows their colleges are performing this fall. We received so many responses that we've now gathered even more of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, with roles ranging from classics like Pippin and Guys and Dolls to newer additions like Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder! Check them all out!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2019
Back in 2017, Dear Readers, Book-It Repertory Theatre brought us the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones beloved book, 'Howl's Moving Castle', adapted by Myra Platt with music and lyrics from Justin Huertas. The show was certainly a charmer but, personally, I found the storytelling confusing and muddled. Platt and Huertas have now remounted the piece with some welcome additions. Still a few confusing bits and superfluous elements but this new adaptation brings so much more of the story to life making the evening of fantasy even more charming.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Due to popular demand, The Passage Theatre's world premiere of HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARS ROVER will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through December 16, 2019. Directed by Alison Thvedt and written by Preston Choi, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARS ROVER is a morbidly whimsical kaleidoscope of life on Earth and the universe-a joy ride through a timeline of curious robots, existential cows, 5th grade power points on extinct species, and the last human on Earth on the search for more jars. Performances will take place at Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. Tickets are currently available at https://www.thepassagetheatre.com/ or in person at Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church 30 minutes prior to performance.