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The Baker's Wife - 1983 - New York

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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by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020
Watch Liz Callaway sing 'Meadowlark' from The Baker's Wife in her car!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Leading lady Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning legend who has starred on Broadway in The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bandstand, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Crazy For You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Baby It's You, and Elf. Her film and TV credits include ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Unusuals.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2020
On this day in 1987, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into The Woods opened on Broadway!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 8, 2021
You voted, here they are! Meet our top 30 in the college category of Next on Stage season 3.
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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 30, 2020
Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants! Meet high schooler Cali Noack!
by Stephen Mosher - May 28, 2021
With two strong fan bases from two special shows in her life, Carole Demas has a big virtual audience that she entertains from her home, Skylight Run, and her next showtime is only days away, on June 4th.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 27, 2021
Contestant Reese Henrick shares more about her charity, how the Fun Home national tour impacted her, and how she met her boyfriend in a production of Into the Woods!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 15, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 25 in the high school category.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021- Carole Demas is turning 81 years young on May 26, 2021, and will be singing her gratitude, celebrating this milestone virtually, with friends, family, and fans, in her upcoming Live From Skylight Run performance, THIS IS THE TIME, live-streaming at 7:30 EDT, May 14th, and on-demand.
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 7, 2021
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS is a challenging musical with soaring numbers and magical moments. Choctaw High School's performing arts students have overcome a host of obstacles, including a pandemic and a snow storm, to present a breathtaking and gloriously fun romp through the woods.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2021
Today we celebrate the birthday of gravity-defying composer, Stephen Schwartz! 
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Mar 26, 2021
None of Sondheim's innovative works is just like another – so which one in particular you gravitate towards can say a lot. So in good, lighthearted fun, in celebration of a genius’s birthday, I bring you a very unscientific analysis of what your favorite Sondheim musical says about you!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - 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 Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2021
Up and comer Hannah Jane hasn't been waiting around for the audiences and she to be reunited... that's what the internet is for! So the Broadway devotee will be presenting her concert about her love of musical theater on Facebook Live on March 24th at 7 pm.
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021
MTI's All Together Now! will be entirely free-of-charge to license with no royalty or rental fees. Participating organizations may license MTI's All Together Now! as a fundraiser for their theatre and perform it live, live-streamed, or a combination of both over a four-day period
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International has announced the full list of songs featured in All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. This worldwide fundraising event celebrates the return of live theatre and allows organizations around the world to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Roshunda Jones of G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston and Holly Stanfield of Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are the dual recipients of the second annual Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Student Blogger: Katie Van Sickle - Jun 1, 2021
Theatre has been a big part of my life since the fourth grade, so I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a student blogger for BroadwayWorld! I hope to share my passion and love for theatre with all those who read my posts.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Into The Woods takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece, with a rare modern classic. This production is part of the 2020-21 PNC Reimagined Season and is included in current subscriber packages.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Check out photos of the cast in action, including Terry Burrell as The Witch, Billy Tighe as The Baker, Felicia Boswell as The Baker's Wife, and Colt Prattes as Cinderella's Prince and The Wolf.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
The production runs July 28 - August 22. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.
by Nicole Rosky - 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 Stephen Mosher - Feb 24, 2021
The online concert series LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN continues to bring quality entertainment to at-home viewers.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 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 20-21, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021
ACT of CT will present a brand-new streamed production of SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook!
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021
The show's production team, led by musical director Lisa Sedares, chose the Lincoln Beer Company as the venue to create an intimate experience in which audience members are part of the story. Conundrum and the Lincoln have shared values when it comes to putting a new spin on the classics. Brewer Patrick Dunn puts creative twists on beer styles and creates entirely original flavors, which audience members can sample as show tickets include two drinks.
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - 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!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
TheaterWorks Hartford in partnership with Goodspeed Musicals announced today that CHRISTIANE NOLL: COMING ALIVE AGAIN will stream on demand May 9 through 30, 2021.  A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.