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The Baker's Wife - 1976 - Broadway

Based on the film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono

Old world charm permeates every moment of this bittersweet, wise and gently offbeat fable of life, love and bread by Joseph Stein ("Fiddler On The Roof") and Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell," "Pippin," "Children of Eden" and the films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" and "The Prince Of Egypt").brbrThe bickering residents of a small Provencal town at last find peace and contentment in the heavenly bread of the newly arrived baker and his attractive young wife, but when she is lured away by the attentions of a handsome young gigolo, the middle-aged baker loses all zest for life and baking, throwing the community into chaos.

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Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Following the successful launch of the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy (APAA) this summer, parents can now look forward to a break from homeschooling their children with a dynamic, in-person arts curriculum at Bell Works in Holmdel.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Passion Projects Theatre Company will present Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS for live audiences at the Wing Park Bandshell in Elgin, Illinois October 9th-11th, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
Judy Kuhn is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by Adrienne Proctor - Sep 19, 2020
Lyric Theatre returns in a much anticipated set of performances. Lyric's MOONLIGHT CABARET features a lineup of favorite OKC performers singing in a safe, social-distanced outdoor venue. The Myriad Gardens Water Stage offers a perfect setting for open-air entertainment and a night of music and merriment.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Watch Liz Callaway sing 'Meadowlark' from The Baker's Wife in her car!
by Adrienne Proctor - Sep 10, 2020
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma returns after a pandemic-related hiatus to offer up two gorgeous productions full of music and fun! The Moonlight Cabaret features many of the most venerated and loved OKC professional theatre perfromers and directors, and the Kids Clubhouse Cabaret will fill the daytime performances with lights and music, bringing the Myriad Gardens Water Stage to life.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2020, the new season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L features artists from theater and beyonda?"including Andy Einhorn, Matt Kunkel, David Loud, Paul Masse, and Stephen Schwartza?"presenting original revues with award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
'Once Upon a Time...' is how the tale begins. Yet, we soon find that fairy tales can sometimes take an unexpected twist as we meet an ambivalent Cinderella, a loud and brassy Little Red Riding Hood, a Prince Charming with a roving eye and a Witch who raps. These characters, and more, will step out of their storybook presenting their wishes for lives that end happily ever after.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Boston Gay Men's Chorus is presenting 'Celebrity Spotlight' a web series featuring three performers who have shared the stage with BGMC in recent years: Broadway actor Nick Adams; Tony-winner Laura Benanti; and TV and Broadway actor Alex Newell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
On this day in 1987, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into The Woods opened on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
In what has become a holiday tradition, Creative Cauldron reprises its crowd-pleasing production of Madeline's Christmas for the holiday season. With Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, and music by Shirley Mier, this musical based on the beloved Ludwig Bemelmans' classic was hailed by critics as 'a perfect holiday treat, sure to bring smiles and laughter sprinkled with nostalgia and sparkle for all.' Professional actors Anna Phillips-Brown, Chris Rios and Producing Director Laura Connors Hull join a cast with fifteen student actors enrolled in Creative Cauldron's Musical Theater training program.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Fractured fairytales hit the stage with an epic story about wishes, family and the choices we make. 'Be careful what you wish for' is the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King's Festival, Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk, and a familiar cast of many others! What begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with INTO THE WOODS - the thrilling masterpiece about wishes, what can happen when they come true, and what happens after they come true. This all-new production is on stage November 8 to 24 and features the countless unforgettable songs from the Tony Award-winning score including “Agony,” “It Takes Two,” “No One Is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and many more. With a book by multiple Tony Award-winner James Lapine (Falsettos, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George) and music and lyrics by multiple Tony Award-winner and musical theatre titan Stephen Sondheim (Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, to name a few), this is one adventure you won't want to miss!
by Josh Stent - May 6, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has devastated the Australian theatre industry. While the closure of theatres has significantly helped fight this pandemic by ensuring social distancing, Australian arts' workers have been left with the grim reality of unemployment. Despite this sudden and unforeseen shutdown of theatre, the comradery and resilience of those working in entertainment continues to shine. This is evident in the hard work of James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions who have ensured that the show will go on, by establishing an outstanding performance initiative called LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY].
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2020
Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants! Meet high schooler Cali Noack!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 25 in the high school category.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
There are some insanely talented Broadway artists out there! Check out their artwork from week 1's favorite costume challenge and get ready for week 2 of #BwayWorldFanArt-- favorite lyrics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
12-time Emmy Award® winner and Tony Award® recipient Rosie O'Donnell and actor/Producer Erich Bergen have announced that the star-studded one-night-only return of the 25-time Emmy Award-winning 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show,' raised over $600,000 in support of The Actors Fund in order to help in this time of crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Crazy Coqs Presents continues its season of new shows, each with a different musical theme, presented by lyricist Mark Robert Petty with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Corey Mitchell, head of the musical theatre department of Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina is the recipient of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the second show of its 2019-2020 season - a modernized, reimagined interpretation of Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL. Directed by ACT of CT's Founder and Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, GODSPELL marks the second production of ACT of CT's 'Presenting Stephen Schwartz Series!' This re-conceived version of Schwartz's revolutionary show follows ACT of CT's critically acclaimed interpretation of Schwartz's WORKING, which has had an exciting life after it premiered at ACT of CT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Tony Award-nominated singer, actress and writer Melissa Errico, has starred on Broadway in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society and many other stellar productions.
by West End Video - Jan 11, 2020
Mark Robert Petty, primarily one half of the transatlantic writing team of Anderson & Petty, brought an evening of his musical collaborations to the Union Theatre on Sunday, 10 November. 'Bobby (Under The Eyes Of Don Ameche)' was written by Dana P. Rowe (Music) and Mark Robert Petty (Lyrics) and is from a new musical by Rowe & Petty entitled 'Always - A Brooklyn Love Story' which is currently in development with a book by Nathan Cann.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020
The wonderful and talented employees of Feinstein's/54 Below are at it again! A new edition of the infamous 54 DOES 54 staff show is coming up in a few days, and Stephen Mosher wants to get to know these gifted artists, so he sent each of them four questions to answer about their lives in show business.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
On March 20 and 21, vocalists James Jackson, Jr. (A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizons), Danielle Buonaiuto, and Victoria Huston-Elem will join composer and vocalist Karl Saint Lucy in Orion's Belt: Selections from Different Stars at Pangea. The concert is a 60-minute cut of Saint Lucy's queer song cycle, Different Stars, and marks the first time the songs have been performed together as a set.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 27-28, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
Whether you’re an Abba fan or not (or even if you’ve never heard an Abba song in your life), it is impossible to watch Mamma Mia! without giving in to the pure campy joy of this musical—and February 26th through April 4th this unbelievably fun smash hit is cannon-balling onto the Athens Theatre’s stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
ACT of CT is excited to announce their newest endeavor, a world premiere musical experience exclusively for ACT of CT audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
ACT of CT will present a brand-new streamed production of SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook!
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
Eager, competent company members amply demonstrated their wares and polish. (I don't mean bringing shiny silverware from their place of employment.) a?oeWe don't just carry meatloaf!a?? remarked the gregarious host.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2020
Today, watch as she (he) recalls the making (and many issues with) the 1976 Stephen Schwartz musical that never made it to Broadway- The Baker's Wife- and her fight to save what has become the show's most popular song, 'Meadowlark.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, presented January 3-19, 2020 in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Skylight celebrates its long history of producing the works of W.S. Gilbert (book and lyrics) and Arthur Sullivan (music) with an imaginatively reinvigorated production of this classic gothic operetta. Ruddigore will be performed in a special, limited run in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Dec 23, 2019
'The Maria Callas of American musical theater,' as Opera News has called her, referencing both her crystalline voice and dramatic, expressive intensity, Melissa Errico is an actress, singer and author. First known for her starring roles on Broadway, her latest album, Sondheim Sublime, was called by The Wall Street Journal 'The best all-Sondheim album ever recorded.' Nothing in her work has been more constant than her association with Michel Legrand. Having starred in his sole Broadway show, 'Amour', she went on to collaborate with him on the iconic album 'Legrand Affair'. After his death in 2019, she was asked to write his eulogy by The New York Times - where she is a frequent contributor- and was then invited to become the sole American performer to participate in the extraordinary two-day memorial to Legrand held in April at Paris' Le Grand Rex Theatre, work that led one critic to announce that, 'Errico is, and will continue to be, the premier interpreter of the musical legacy of Michel Legrand.' This fall 2019, Ghostlight Records reissues her symphonic album, which Legrand arranged & conducted, as 'Legrand Affair Deluxe Edition.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) kicks off 2021, building on its ambitious virtual programming to bring the best of French and Francophone culture to audiences in the US and abroad.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020
Today, watch as she (he) recalls the making (and many issues with) the 1976 Stephen Schwartz musical that never made it to Broadway- The Baker's Wife- and what went down in it's final days before opening/closing night.
by Stefani Chudnow - Dec 12, 2019
If you're in the mood to treat yourself to a wonderful piece of regional theatre this holiday season, look no further than Flint Repertory Theatre's production of Into The Woods. With just five more shows until this Sunday, December 15th, make sure you go on and purchase your tickets now.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Music Theatre Melbourne has revealed the identity of the a??international mystery guesta?? who will join its four Australian judges to determine the winner of its exciting quest for a new musical that finds its inspiration in the challenge of COVID19, COVID: THE MUSICAL, which will be staged in September 2021.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2020
Today, watch as she (he) recalls the making (and many issues with) the 1976 Stephen Schwartz musical that never made it to Broadway- The Baker's Wife.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
The Round Barn Theatre at the newly re-named Barns at Nappanee presents Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods as the second show in the 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the theater's anticipated return with next season's line-up of production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions have announced a special and unique online concert which will shine a light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support performers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 arts shutdown. LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS [HOME DELIVERY] will be held on Monday 11 May from 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 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!