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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.



Drew Gehling, Sierra Boggess, Adam Chanler-Berat, Matt Doyle & More Lead Lab for Broadway-Bound THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Producers Gerald Goehring and Michael F. Mitri announced today the cast for the lab of the highly-anticipated Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Secret Garden. With book and lyrics by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize¬ģ winner Marsha Norman, music by Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon and based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden will be directed, choreographed, and reimagined for a new generation by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. The lab will be held from May 19 through June 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: DCPA Mounts Electric THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Check out new photos of the company below! (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Triangle Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Along with Marchael Bayne, Theatre in the Park and ABC 11, DPAC has just announced the finalists of this year's Triangle Rising Stars, part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). This year marks the largest participation ever with 39 high school shows and 150 students competing for their chance to shine. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with Denver Center's THE WHO'S TOMMY Starring Andy Mientus
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Go behind the scenes with the cast and creative including star Andy Mientus below!  (more...)

Mamie Parris, Josh Breckenridge, and More Join Drew Gehling in DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. (more...)

BWW Interview: Daisy Eagan of THE HUMANS at AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
by Lorens Portalatin - May 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Daisy Eagan of THE HUMANS at AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (more...)

Final Casting Announced for New Musical Drama SAN DOMINO
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Final casting is announced for musical drama San Domino by Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, based on Mussolini's infamous persecution of homosexuals. (more...)

POLLYANNA Set to Open At Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

???????POLLYANNA opens at Artisan Center Theater on Thursday, May 10, 2018 and runs through Saturday, May 26, 2018. The 150 seat Second Stage theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 3:30pm on Saturdays. Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 12 and under. (more...)

Lineup Announced for May Kritzerland Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

For our 87th show, it's May, it's May, the lusty month of May and we are doing our usual irreverent and wacky May show, where, as Cole Porter once said, anything goes. We have an amazing cast plus two great guest stars. You'll hear some very rare songs from shows like The Grass Harp, Grover's Corners, Personals, Bring Back Birdie, A Broadway Musical, plus some rare cut songs from shows, plus some classics, both from shows and The Great American Songbook. (more...)

Eighth Annual Triangle Rising Stars Winners Announced At DPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Along with Marchael Bayne, Theatre in the Park, and ABC 11, DPAC hosted this year's Triangle Rising Stars Awards onstage on Tuesday evening, May 15.  The Triangle Rising Star Awards (TRS) is a program that brings together area high school musical theater students to perform together and compete against one another for educational scholarships. Last year's winners, Kaylee Terrell and Nicholas Kraft, presented the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, while awards were also given for Best Ensemble and Best Musical. (more...)

Alex James Ellison To Launch New Single YOURS at Above The Arts, 3 June
by Robert Gould - May 17, 2018

Actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour in 2016, will launch his new single, 'Yours', with a concert at the West End's Above The Arts studio theatre on Sunday, 3 June. (more...)

Summer At Playhouse On Park Includes Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

A few spots remain for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park! Running from July 16-July 27, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. We are happy to work with students of all backgrounds and levels of training. All are welcome! (more...)

BWW Feature: TRIANGLE RISING STARS Award Winners Announced at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 16, 2018

If the Triangle Rising Stars showcase is any indication, the future of musical theater is bright. On Tuesday night, 20 students representing 13 high schools across the Triangle and beyond performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) as part of the 2018 Triangle Rising Stars program. compete at The Jimmy Awards. This year, Mya Ison won the award for Best Actress. Ison won for her portrayal of Sarah in Enloe High School's production of Ragtime. She is graduating this June and plans to attend Boston University in the fall. Sterling Jones won the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Gaston in Broughton High School's production of Beauty and the Beast. Jones is a rising senior and plans to attend the University North Carolina School of the Arts next year. In addition to Ison and Jones, Cary High School won the Best Ensemble Award for their production of The Secret Garden. Enloe High School won the Marchael Bayne Award for Best Musical for their production of Ragtime. Both schools received $1000 for their drama programs. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Celebrates 19th Anniversary with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings.  (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Shakespeare In The Squares Announces Full Casting For AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2018 production of As You Like It, touring to London's squares and parks from 20 June to 13 July. Tatty Hennessy directs Jack Brett (Orlando), Comfort Fabian (Celia), Jodie Jacobs (Audrey/Adam), Sian Martin (Jaques), Katharine Moraz (Rosalind), Stanton Plummer Cambridge (Oliver/Corin), Julia Righton (Duchess Senior/ Duchess Frederick), Sydney K. Smith (Touchstone) Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe/Amiens) and Lamin Touray (Charles/Silvius). (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, May 25, 2018 and runs through Saturday, July 7, 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 June 2. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under. (more...)

Colin Firth Will Star in 'The Secret Garden' Film Adaptation
by Stephanie Wild - May 12, 2018

The Secret Garden is officially coming to the big screen! According to Variety, Global Road Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights. (more...)

Brief 5/10: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Opens Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 10, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Gentleman Caller opens off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS Of Summer! Musical Smash Extends With Special Added Matinees
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Off-Broadway's musical smash THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS today put a new block of seats on sale through September 5th. Initially set to run to the end of 2017, this marks the second extension for Dorothy Marcic's THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS, which opened October 27th to unanimous rave reviews. (more...)

VIDEO: He's a Pinball Wizard! Andy Mientus Dishes on Taking on the Title Role in TOMMY
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Get your first glimpse at the show here, starring Broadway's Andy Mientus in the title role! For more, go to denvercenter.org. (more...)

Playhouse Square Announces Nominees For Third Annual Dazzle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly hosts the Dazzle Awards presented by Patricia and John Chapman, affiliated with the Broadway League Foundation's National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards"). (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Will Tour Australia With THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Tony Award-winning actor, director and writer John Cameron Mitchell will tour Australia for the first time with his new show The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig, dropping in to Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Tuesday 17 July 2018. (more...)

Helen O'Hanlon's Timeless Tale of MIRETTE Starring Dixie Egerickx to Screen at Nashville Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Helen O'Hanlon's charming film Mirette brings Emily Arnold McCully's award winning book Mirette on the High Wire to life, this timeless tale stars BAFTA award winner Miriam Margolyes, OSCAR nominee & TONY winner Tom Conti, and Dixie Egerickx, who is about to star alongside Colin Firth and Julie Walters in The Secret Garden. Jean-Marc Desmond and Victoria's Bebe Cave also feature in this beautiful tale. Mirette is the story of a plucky young girl, whose unexpected encounter with a fabled wirewalker changes both of their lives (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents ONE MINUTE By Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Following the huge success of The Secret Garden musical, The Barn Theatre announces its second production: One Minute by the Olivier and Tony award-winning playwright, Simon Stephens. The play, which follows the stories of five characters who become united after the disappearance of a child, marks 29 year old Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis's directorial debut. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 28, 2018
by - Apr 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

North Coast Rep Presents THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents The Secret Garden (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Andy Mientus in The Who's TOMMY at The Denver Center
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Get your first glimpse at the show here, starring Broadway's Andy Mientus in the title role! For more, go to denvercenter.org. (more...)

Lea Salonga Joins ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga has been announced for the role of Grace Farrell in Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl.   (more...)

Photo Flash: David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the second show in its 20th Season ... Good People. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, and directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, Good People will preview from April 20 through April 27; regular performances will begin April 28 and continue through May 20 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 25, 2018
by - Apr 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

AVENUE Q Comes To New Village Arts Theatre 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

New Village Arts Theatre is proud to announce that AVENUE Q will open this May. With music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and a book by Jeff Whitty, this Tony Award-winning puppet musical will be directed by AJ Knox, with music direction by Nina Gilbert. (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look At Andy Mientus In THE WHO'S TOMMY at the Denver Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' star-studded production of The Who's Tommy, directed by Sam Buntrock. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

Avon Players Dive Into Romance with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The love story that had book clubs and moviegoers swooning will give theatergoers something to fall in love with as Avon Players presents the soaring Jason Robert Brown musical, The Bridges of Madison County, May 18-June 2. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Leatherhead Rep Company's fantastic family show The Secret Garden opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. (more...)

MNM Theatre Co. Reveals Cast For I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE At The Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today announced the cast of its second production in 2018, the witty musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which will run July 27 to August 12 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. MNM's first show this year is Avenue Q, which opens at the Rinker on May 25 and runs through June 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents the Thousand Oaks Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2018
by - Apr 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Enchanting Musical THE SECRET GARDEN Blossomed In Newtown
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this classic of children's literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman. (more...)

Get a First Look at the Reimagined THE WHO'S TOMMY in Denver, Starring Andy Mientus
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the Theater Company's Broadway star-studded production of The Who's Tommy. Andy Mientus, who leads the cast, shared a first look photo to his Twitter. Check it out below! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, and Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Duo Shows At 54! is a summer series at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW celebrating the special collaboration of two artists brought together, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/series/duo-shows-at-54 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Brief 4/17: Get a First Look at HEAD OVER HEELS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look and go behind the scenes of Broadway-bound Head Over Heels in San Francisco, and more! (more...)

Tackroom Theatre Announces Full Casting For The World Premiere Of WHY IS THE SKY BLUE? (OR HOW TO MAKE SLIME)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

tackroom theatre today announces full casting for the world premiere production, Why is the Sky Blue? (Or How to Make Slime). Abbey Wright directs Tiani Hoath, Marina Marchevska, Louis Holley, Oscar Bennett, Gracie Weldon, Reuel Guzman, Osian Thompson, Violet Tucker?Steel, Hal Gordon, Lewis Elliot, Harrison Slater, Sophie Alibert, Jamal Simon, Zachary Hing, Millie Thew, Michael Sookhan, Ruby Ablett, Annie Hawkins and Corey Peterson. Devised by the company around a collection of interviews with children from around the UK, it opens in The Little at Southwark Playhouse on 1 May, with previews from 26 April and runs until 19 May. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Headline Bay Area Musicals' 2018 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals' 2018 Fundraiser To Feature Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance. All proceeds of the evening will support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals! The gala will be held at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Tickets to this one-night-only event range from $45.00 - $175.00 and are available now at www.bamsf.org/twist-of-limelight. (more...)

World Premiere Of Laureen Vonnegut's DEATH BEFORE COCKTAILS Opens at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

???????Theatre 68 and producer Ronnie Marmo announce the World Premiere of "DEATH BEFORE COCKTAILS."A new play by Laureen Vonnegutacclaimed playwright of The Porcini Test, and a familiar name in the industry.  She will also be directing the show alongside Alex Rotaru.  The modern black comedy is set to open April 20th, 2018 at Theatre 68, in North Hollywood.  Tickets: http://buytickets.at/deathbeforecocktails/155994 (more...)

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