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Goodman Theatre ( Chicago, IL)
170 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL

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Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer

The Light in the Piazza is a love story of a young American woman who while on holiday falls for a young Italian man. When the young woman's mother learns of the affair, she opposes it for seemingly unknown reasons.



GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Cain Park Opens 2017 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of ROCK OF AGES will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park?s 2017 season. Newly appointed Cain Park Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Hunkins will direct, with music direction by Jordan Cooper. ROCK OF AGES is a Tony-nominated Broadway musical that features a book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp and the classic rock hits of bands including Bon Jovi, Styx, Journey, Whitesnake, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Michael Howard to Chat THE ACTOR UNCOVERED Book with Victoria Clark at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Famed acting coach and author, Michael Howard is set to discuss his new book The Actor Uncovered and will be joined by Tony Award winning Actress and Director Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Cinderella, Sister Act, Gigi) tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Ramin Karimloo, Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for 'YOUR CHOICE!' Concert at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists Favorites: Your Choice!, the first-ever audience-choice concert for the country's preeminent American Songbook series, set for June 26, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 14: Broadway's In Love with Bartlett Sher's Wonderful Revival of SOUTH PACIFIC
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre presents The Marx Brothers Musical Comedy ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY in Seoul!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Seoul! Check out their music video of 'One Second And A Million Miles' below! (more...)

J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher to Talk OSLO This Month at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Drama Book Shop will welcome Tony Award nominees J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher for an intimate discussion about their collaboration of Oslo. (more...)

Cast Announced for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs August 2 through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

ALADDIN and THE KING AND I Celebrate Independence Day with 1776 Half-Price Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Disney's ALADDIN and the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program today, June 28, beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 9, 2017. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

EVERYTHING RHYMES WITH BLORANGE is pleased to announce the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official selection of the New York Musical Fesitval's Next Link Project. (more...)

Tickets on Sale 7/14 for THE KING AND I at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN September 19-24, 2017. (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings THE EVOLUTION OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HEROINE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Deep Fried Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Bobby Conte Thornton from A BRONX TALE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

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! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

Aaron Lazar to Go FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar is uniquely qualified to bring Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

West End-Bound OSLO Wins 'Best Play' at 2017 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Oslo, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, was awarded 'Best Play' at last night's 2017 Tony Awards in New York. (more...)

INDECENT's Christopher Akerlind Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Akerlind has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for INDECENT. (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting With Rising Star Caitlin Cohn About Tom Stoppard, THE SECRET GARDEN and Her Transition Into More 'Mature' Roles
by Matthew Blank - Jul 9, 2017

We catch up with young actress Caitlin Cohn, known for her star turn in the Cincinnati Playhouse-Baltimore Center Stage revival of THE SECRET GARDEN. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to The Broward Center 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Fort Lauderdale premiere October 10 - 22, 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Jared Zirilli, Pico Alexander, and Nick Imperato to Lead PANTRY BOYS Reading at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pantry Boys, a new play by Daniel Sauermilch, directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister), and featuring Pico Alexander (Punk Rock at MCC, upcoming feature film "Home Again"), Jared Zirilli (Romance Language, Pretty Filthy with The Civilians) and Nick Imperato (Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives) will be included as part of the Potomac Theater Project's (PTP/NYC) After Dark Series. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Seventy-six Trombones" are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, THE MUSIC MAN. Beginning performances on August 3, this production promises to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. (more...)

THE KING AND I Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Katie Welsh to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Cast Announced for 20th 'EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY' at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The 20th performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Monday, July 31st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this fall as the first show in the 2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season. Tickets are on sale to the general public today Friday, July 14, 2017. (more...)


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Feinstein's/54 Below Presents The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details of the 2017 Community Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

WaterTower Theatre is excited to be continuing one of our most talked about and anticipated traditions, the Community Cast Party!  CCP Co-Chairs Stan Graner, Corky Pledger, Deborah Staggs and Maureen Anderson today announced details for the 4th Annual Community Cast Party.  The party will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at WaterTower 's home, the Addison Theatre Centre from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The Community Cast Party is designed to attract a wide audience of patrons, partiers, and food lovers who are interested in supporting WaterTower Theatre while enjoying an evening of entertainment with cuisine offered from many fine local restaurants.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with artists from the DFW theatre community at the "open house" style event, where everyone is welcome. (more...)

Jill-Christine Wiley to Lead National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs tonight, August 2, through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Return to GREY'S ANATOMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

TV Line is reporting that Matthew Morrison will be returning to his role as the abusive husband Paul Stadler on 'Grey's Anatomy'. According to the actor, his character will play a 'big role' in the upcoming 14th season of the medical drama. The new season is slated to air September 28th. (more...)

Cast Announced for PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Associate Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, who's directing the production. In Topher Payne's comedy, it's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to Seattle This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Seattle premiere from September 6 - 11 at The Paramount Theatre as part of a North American tour. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs tonight, August 2, through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Jacksonville premiere October 31-November 5 at the Times-Union Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

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