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The Apple Tree - 1966 - Broadway

Based on The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain


Based on The Lady or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton


Based on Passionella by Jules Feiffer

From the songwriting team of "Fiddler On The Roof" and "She Loves Me" comes a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women and a little thing called temptation. The first, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's "Extracts From Adam's Diary." The second, "The Lady Or The Tiger?," explores the fickleness of love in a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.

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Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm. 
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 17, 2019
The American Songbook Association pays tribute to Sheldon Harnick, legendary Broadway songwriter of Fiddler on The Roof, She Loves Me and more.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2020
Familiar tales from long ago and student-created stories will debut Oct. 25 to Nov. 15 with the latest installment of “Imagine U Storytime,” the online storytelling series presented by the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts and the department of theatre at Northwestern University.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2019
The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a tenth season at Lakewood Theatre Company on its Side Door Stage. This year three musicals will be presented: The High Life (Oct 18-19, 2019), The Apple Tree (Feb. 21-22, 2020), and I Can Get It For You Wholesale (April 17-18, 2020). This year's theme is a?oeBarbara, Barbara, Barbra,a?? named for the three women (Barbara Cook, Barbara Harris, and Barbra Streisand) who originated their roles in these three shows. The musicals, staged in a concert/cabaret style, are presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. No sets, no props (free from the usual trappings of a fully staged production). 
by Julie Musbach - Oct 14, 2019
Quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck, a Tony Award nominee for his starring role in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town, performs his spellbinding An Evening with Broadway's Tony Yazbeck on Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
Today's top stories: could The Masked Singer's mushroom be from Hamilton? Plus, Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff reunite for a musical film, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
Today's top stories: Jagged Little Pill announces lottery and rush policies, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, will celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Holiday Experiences, festive nights of seasonal song and dance - at the Drive-in and online. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 18, 2019
Theatre-lovers are invited to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's production of The Murder at Haversham Manor, via the Broadway and London hit comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. It opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on December 6, 2019 and through December 21, 2019. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or visiting pioneertheatre.org.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Marc Kudisch gives us a lesson on Richard J,. Daley.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with its new free virtual series 'Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable' with host Michael Weber, on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2020
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA introduces the 2020 Class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, who matriculated this week. A showcase of these artists' work will be held in New York when conditions allow. More information will be shared online at drama.yale.edu/designshowcase2020 when possible.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre returns for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 13, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually! This entry features Students From Lehman, UMich, NYU, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 5, 2021
The queens of Season 13 of RuPaul's DragRace have got star quality, but perhaps none are shining as brightly as the luminous Olivia Lux. Before hitting the workroom, this New York City queen worked it out on the stage, and now she's drawing on her musical theatre roots to shantay her way to the crown.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the appointment of Eric Santagata to the position of Associate Professor and Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM. A 2004 graduate of CCM's nationally recognized BFA Musical Theatre program, Santagata's appointment begins on Aug. 15, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2021
TDF will present Little B's Big Idea this Sunday, March 21st at 1 p.m. (EDT) online. Join Little B and friends as they explore some of the challenges we're navigating during the pandemic, like missing friends, remote learning, and big feelings.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020
Today's top stories: Six will be performed in drive-in venues in the U.K., a new trailer has dropped for Hamilton on Disney+, and more!
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020
The last two albums recorded by Broadway legend Carol Channing will be digitally reissued on July 10 via Time Life: 'For Heaven's Sake,' a collection of classic spiritual songs originally released on CD in 2009, and 'True to the Red, White & Blue' (2011), bringing a combined total of 29 tracks to all major streaming platforms for fans to enjoy.
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 15, 2020
For the first time in forever, Disney's smash hit musical Frozen is getting a new pair of royal sisters! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ciara Renée and McKenzie Kurtz will join the cast of Broadway's Frozen as Elsa and Anna on February 18 alongside Ryan McCartan as Hans. They take over the roles from Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, and Joe Carroll. To get you ready for coronation day, we're getting to know the show's two new leading ladies.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2020
International City Theatre opens its 35th anniversary season with a madcap musical salute to the swinging '40s. Written and created by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream), and with director/choreographer Jamie Torcellini at the helm, The Andrews Brothers opens on Feb. 21 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue through March 8, with two low-priced previews set for Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2020
The fun never ends at The Winter Park Playhouse as the madcap musical comedy, The Andrews Brothers, continues the theater's 17th season of professional musicals - March 13 through April 11, 2020. This hilarious adventure of mistaken identities and popular songs of the era is pure nostalgic fun! Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. and select Wednesday, Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.   
by Shari Barrett - Feb 25, 2020
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS sung-through musical is sure to please those who remember the 1940s first-hand, or those of us who appreciate the song stylings of those bygone days. According to Bean, a?oeHere we create the atmosphere of a rag-tag USO team a?' a very real organization with an important and impressive history a?' sing songs familiar to many in the audience, and try to live up to the memory of a legendary singing group.a?? And thanks to the talented, triple-threat performers, Kelley Dorney, Michael D'Elia, Max DeLorch and Grant Hodges, no matter what goes wrong, the show must go on!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020
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, as part of its 50th Anniversary season celebration, will present two added special events during the month of March: York Chat: Musicals in Mufti: 118 and Counting, the second in a series of panel discussions, _An Evening with Sheldon Harnick and Friends_ a special concert featuring Sheldon Harnick, Liz Callaway, and Karen Ziemba. Both special events will take place at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook has died at 95 years old.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 18, 2020
International City Theatre opens its 35th anniversary season with a madcap musical salute to the swinging '40s. Written and created by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream), and with director/choreographer Jamie Torcellini at the helm, The Andrews Brothers opens on Feb. 21 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue through March 8, with two low-priced previews set for Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 17, 2020
In all, the evening played like a real Stars Of Tomorrow with standouts going to Preston Max Allen singing Lloyd-Webber's paean to unrequited love, Kat Griffin with her rendition of I CHOSE RIGHT from BABY and Danielle Purdy singing Lowdermilk & Kerrigan's RUN AWAY WITH ME; at first charming to bring her audience to her and then powerful to lift us all up.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 8, 2020
This Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 pm TDF will present Santa and Little B: Zoom for the Holidays!, a FREE special virtual holiday experience.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020
TDF will present Santa and Little B: Zoom for the Holidays!, a special virtual holiday experience for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum who have previously attended TDF’s autism-friendly performances on Broadway. There will be two performances to choose from: Sunday, December 13 at 1pm and Sunday, December 20 at 1pm. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features Studio 54! Learn about the star-studded parties during the venue's nightclub days, with artists artists including Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, and more; the long-running revival of Cabaret starring Alan Cumming and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) welcomes Broadway sensation, composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), who joins Jekyll and Hyde revival star and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and the star-studded cast of the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring York Theatre Producing Artistic Director James Morgan and multi-talented stage, screen and concert performer and producer Haley Swindal.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 2019
Independent artist Julie Craig is set to release her debut solo album on January 10, 2020 featuring her soprano vocals in the classical crossover style, backed by a full, 46-piece orchestra from Budapest, Hungary. Producer Daniel Weidlein of BioSoul Music arranged and orchestrated, bringing his classical and jazz composition background to create exciting covers of existing classics, as well as original music. Most recording was done at The Village in Los Angeles, one of the most historic recording studios in operation, where the album was mixed by engineer to the stars, Matt Dyson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 16, 2020
TDF presents Santa and Little B: Zoom for the Holidays!, a FREE special virtual holiday experience.  Becca Yuré has created the original music and dialogue which features professional Santa Claus, Ricky Dain Jones. The show is for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum who have previously attended TDF's autism-friendly performances. 
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 15, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about The Apple Tree!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 15, 2020
Today (December 15) in live streaming: The Creative Coalition Powertalk Dinner, Road to the North Country, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2020
The Talkback with Ruby Locknar premieres September 1 at 5pm ET on Cast Party Network on YouTube.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2020
Speranza Theatre Company presents Votes for Women, a one-act play written by Jennie Contuzzi. The play is intended for an audience of children and adults, ages six and up. Performances are August 21 - 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 9, 2020
We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents a new free 'screened' reading, live-streamed at no charge, and a talkback to follow: CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Michèle LaRue.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with a new free virtual series a?oeSondheim @ 90 Roundtablea?? with host Michael Weber, debuting Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 14, 2020
We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2020
NY1 has shared a video of Tony Yazbeck tap-dancing while at home in quarantine.  Check out the video below!