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Manhattan Center Studios Grand Ballroom (New York, NY)
311 W. 34th St.

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Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everyone will love this charming, upbeat musical adaptation of a literary classic. Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced heís an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardenerís apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.

Music Theater Works Will Present JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

An homage to entertainer Judy Garland will be presented by Music Theater Works at Nichols Concert in Evanston, October 5-14, 2018. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Six Gentlemen From the Nashville Premiere of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2018

It's the day of the show, y'all: The Nashville premiere of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is tonight - at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue in The Nations - and six of the actors portraying Crowley's now-iconic characters took time from tech week to answer questions about their processes and to offer their reasons for why you should come see the show. (more...)

CATS to Open At Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

CATS opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, October 12, 2018 and runs through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. (more...)

Adam Trent, John Cameron Mitchell, & Jukebox Hero Come to the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 28 for three special events during the National Theatre's 2018-2019 season - THE MAGIC OF ADAM TRENT (Saturday, February 2, 2019), THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG with John Cameron Mitchell (Friday, February 8, 2019), and JUKEBOX HERO THE MUSICAL (Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019). (more...)

Photo Flash: Marty Thomas Brings LIKE IT'S GOLDEN to Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden) debuted his new cabaret show, 'Like It's Golden' in the Green Room 42 on Monday night.  (more...)

Conrad Lynch Steps Down As Artistic Director Of Theatre By The Lake
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Conrad Lynch has stepped down as Artistic Director of Theatre by the Lake after opening THE OTHER PLACE at Park Theatre the final show in his acclaimed second summer season, as the Board refocus the artistic offer to concentrate on their traditional repertory programme. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Presents Thousand Oaks Premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL (more...)

VIDEO: Casts of THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS and SISTAS: THE MUSICAL Sing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

The casts (and their alumni) of Off-Broadway's long-running hits THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS and SISTAS: THE MUSICAL were selected to perform the National Anthem for the New York Yankees home game vs. the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday. As seen in this video of the performance simulcast on the stadium's jumbotron, the ladies really hit this one out of the park! And, of course, the Yankees won the game. (more...)

TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Sails to Arizona Broadway Theatre Oct 12 - Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre welcomes you aboard the ship of dreams - Titanic! Winner of five Tony Awards, this musical set aboard the unsinkable Titanic tells of the passengers' hopes and aspirations on the historic maiden voyage that defined the 20thcentury. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, first-, second-, and third-class passengers marvel at the majesty of the "great ship, Titanic" and tell of their dreams of a better life in America. Titanic: The Musical is an epic, thrilling, and emotionally rich production not to be missed. On stage through November 10. (more...)

Catherine Ashmore Bradley of Rumson Lands Role in NY Regional Premiere of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Eleven year-old actress Catherine Ashmore Bradley of Rumson, NJ has landed the role of Small Alison in the New York Regional Premiere of 'Fun Home' at the White Plains Performing Arts Center from October 12 - 28, 2018. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Tickets are on general sale today for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 at, with ticket prices ranging from $50-140. NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CheapTix initiative. For this special concert series, NYTW will partner with TodayTix to offer a limited number of tickets for $25 via a digital lottery. (more...)

BWW Review: A Large Political Canvas Yet Focus on the Personal Portraits in Pioneer Theatre Company's Riveting OSLO
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2018

By transforming the political into the personal, OSLO wittily reveals the peacemaking process of the historic 1993 Israeli-Palestinian accord. The play is not only successful theater, it is engrossing and enriching. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 19, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) in association with T&D Productions, LLC are thrilled to present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Kicks Off Season with STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Have you ever had friends who were more like family? The ones that knew everything about you, loved you anyway and gave you strength when you had none? (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Papatango today announce full casting for Iman Qureshi's The Funeral Director - winner of their 10th annual New Writing Prize. Hannah Hauer King directs Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ayesha), Maanuv Thiara (Zeyd), Tom Morley (Tom) and Jessica Clark (Janey). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the San Diego Premiere of GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

New Village Arts has announced the second show of its eighteenth season, and the second mainstage production of NVA's Teatro Pueblo Nuevo program, the San Diego premiere of Tony Meneses' GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM, directed by NVA's Associate Artistic Director, Nadia Guevara. (more...)

Cast Set For Reading Of HELEN, A NEW MUSICAL At Dixon Place.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Dixon Place presents a reading of Helen a New Musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Joe Maloney (The Boy in the Bathroom), on Saturday, October 6th. The reading will be directed by Rachel Klein (Off-Broadway: Red Roses, Green Gold; Around the World in 80 Days) with music direction by Luke Williams (Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Rep; Grease das Musical German Internat'l tour.) (more...)

JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, THE MUSICAL Starts November 23 At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to introduce Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical to Orange County for the first time as part of our 2018 Holiday Literature Series!  Book, lyrics, and music by Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon, directed by Casey Long, and with music direction by Bill Strongin, Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical will preview from November 23rd through November 30th; regular performances will begin December 1st and continue through December 23rd on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan, and More To Join Stephen Schwartz for ORPHANED SONGS FOR ORPHANED STARFISH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

An array of  talent from Broadway and stage will join composer Stephen Schwartz for a special concert titled 'Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish.'  The 7:00 pm event on  Monday, November 19th, and held at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, NYC  benefits The Orphaned Starfish Foundation It features an evening of unsung and new songs as well as hits by Stephen Schwartz.   (more...)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUS Opens At Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, November 16, 2018 and runs through Saturday, December 22, 2018. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning November 24. No performance November 22. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Ebersole, Sydney Lucas And More Attend The 2018 Samuel French Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, Samuel French, announced today that The Secret Garden (writing team Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman), Doug Wright, and Antoinette Nwandu will be honored at the third annual Samuel French Awards. A special acknowledgement will also go to Heidi Ettinger, originating producer and Tony Award-winning set designer of The Secret Garden. Created to recognize the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud their significant contributions to the industry, the Samuel French Awards will be presented in a private ceremony on Monday, October 29, 2018. (more...)

BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Comes to The Bickford Theatre In November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is pleased to present Billy Bishop Goes to War with book, music, and lyrics by John Gray and Eric Peterson from November 10 - 18, 2018.  David Girard stars as Billy Bishop and Michael Musial as the accompanist. This production is directed by Michael Musial in conjunction with The Theatre Institute at Sage of Troy, New York. (more...)

Audra McDonald To Kick Off Broadway @ Series At The Town Hall; Kelli O'Hara And Jeremy Jordan To Follow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series hosted and music directed by SiriusXM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. kicking-off with legendary Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald on November 12.   (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

MISS BENNET Comes To NVA For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

New Village Arts has announced the San Diego premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY for the holidays. MISS BENNET is written by Lauren Gunderson (the most-produced playwright in America in 2017) and Margot Melcon, and will be directed by NVA's Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner. (more...)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Comes to Town Hall Theatre For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Town Hall Theatre "Lost & Found" Season 2018/19 continues with our holiday offering: the West Coast Premiere of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, an adventure-packed adaptation of the classic Dickens' coming-of-age story by Gale Childs Daly. GREAT EXPECTATIONS will have 12 performances, including two previews, November 29 through December 16, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at (more...)

Premieres' Inner Voices 2018, Featuring Rebecca Luker, Finn Douglas And Farah Alvin, Begins Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

PREMIERES (Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director), the New York based music theater organization whose mission is "to bring new music theater to light," is pleased to announce the cast and creative teams for this season's INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances begin TONIGHT at 8:00pm for a limited run through Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The TBG Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Casting Announced For BILLIONAIRE BOY at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Following the announcement of an exciting new co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry is thrilled to reveal full casting for its forthcoming musical adaptation of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy. (more...)

Mykal Kilgore and More Updated Casting Announcements For Upcoming New York Pops Concerts At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw will join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, replacing previously announced soloist Billy Porter, who has withdrawn from this performance due to a schedule conflict. Unforgettable celebrates Nat King Cole's centennial, featuring his greatest hits alongside special selections from legends that he inspired. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Premiere Of David Walliams' BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for the world premiere stage adaptation of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy The Musical. Luke Shepard directs Alex "Teddy" Clements (MD / Ensemble), Ryan Heenan (Joe Spud), Avita Jay (Sapphire / Raj), Eleanor Kane (Lauren), Lem Knights (Bob), Jared Leathwood (Dave Grubb), Natalie Morgan (Sue Grubb), Daisy Noir (Drummer / Ensemble), Dean Nolan (Len Spud) and Sophia Nomvete (Bobs Mum (Gwen). The production, which marks Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler's first musical opens on 28 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 6 January in Southampton. Billionaire Boy The Musical then tours to Manchester, Coventry and Cardiff. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Revives Robert Ardrey Drama SHADOW OF HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Robert Ardrey's documentary play to the stage for its first New York revival.  The limited run from November 9 to December 9, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.  Alex Roe directs. (more...)

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY AND MAX
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre Calgary is preparing to open Mary and Max - A New Musical, the second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for October 15, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2018

Looking into the future, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for October 15, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year... (more...)

William Martinez's SIGNING THE SONG Comes to The Colony for Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of SIGNing the Song, written, performed, and directed by William Martinez, opening on November 1. Musical direction is by David Bawiec.  (more...)

Sierra Boggess Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Sierra Boggess returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much uncertainty, let yourself be transported into her world as Sierra shares life lessons through song while reminding us all that we are enough. She will perform songs from The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, The Little Mermaid, It Shoulda Been You, and many more! (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Inspires Laughter At Livonia Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love come together for an evening of fun and laughter as Livonia Community Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace, a comedy by Joseph Kesselring. The show runs November 16-17, 2018 at 7:30 pm, and November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

All-New Disney BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Maltz Jupiter Theatre For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

You may think you know Disney Beauty and the Beast - but you've never seen it like this! (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Gerardo Vallejo Brings A GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Thursday, January 17th 2019, at 9:30 PM to present a one man concert-written and performed by singer, actor, and activist Gerardo Vallejo-highlighting the danger, absurdity, and fragile nature of toxic masculinity in our society.Interwoven with heartfelt personal life stories, A GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK features songs from the musical theater cannon, the great American songbook, and top-40 pop classics-both new and old. New York City based composer/pianist Karl Hedrick serves as the Musical Director. Barrie Gelles serves as dramaturg and stage director. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at West Fargo High
by Brian Michaels - Nov 6, 2018

Another show I knew almost nothing about going in, but those usually end up to be some of the best ones. In the lobby before the show I did hear one attendee telling someone 'most of the characters are actually dead' so that was my basic knowledge of the show before it started. I won't give a lot away because I thought it was great to be surprised. (more...)

Dallas' Newest Theatre Company Puts Females First
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

North Texas artists Erika Larsen and Emily Faith announced their Co-Founding of the newest Dallas-based theatre company, Lily & Joan, whose mission is to intentionally and inclusively highlight the female perspective. (more...)

South Florida's 2017-18 Silver Palm Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards, founded eleven years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 30 individuals and organizations. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN is Dark and Lovely at University of Nebraska Omaha
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 2, 2018

The Secret Garden, a musical based on the Victorian novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the second in a string of works in University of Nebraska, Omaha's 2018-2019 season featuring all female playwrights. (more...)

by Pati Buehler - Nov 15, 2018

Media Theater in Media PA is taking on the classic masterpiece; The Wizard of OZ with a stellar cast which includes two of a handful of elite, highly talented, respected ladies of the stage in the Delaware Valley. (more...)

SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT Returns in December to Benefit Actors Fund; The Skivvies, Matt Doyle, and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because the annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2, 2018 for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Jess Hendy, Grammy Winner Tim Young, Marissa Rosen And More Celebrate Peggy Lee At Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018


by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 has announced a special event - THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP, an 80-minute solo show written and performed by Lucy Alibar and directed by Neel Keller.  BURNPILE will have 3 performances only - Thursday, December 6; Friday, December 7; and Saturday, December 8 - all at 7pm at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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