The Spelling Bee

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(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
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by Peter Nason - Sep 9, 2018
It's so much fun, you might want to see it twice!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Faust Theatre opens their 2018-2019 season with returning favorite - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, book by Rachel Sheinkin, music & lyrics by William Finn.
by Scott Rawson - Sep 23, 2017
As we enter the gymnasium at Kinikiwaunomac High School we are greeted with the pep band, all in t-shirts and hats sporting the Kinikiwaunomac Kinkajous. This is the stage for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! We await the mix of young men and women who gather together for the Spelling Bee.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
San Diego Junior Theatre has announced its 70th Anniversary Season: 70 Years of Storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017
San Diego Junior Theatre has announced its 70th Anniversary Season: 70 Years of Storytelling.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 25, 2017
Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017
Main Street Theater (MST) presents Akeelah and the Bee, based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison and adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Greenbelt Arts Center presents The Phantom Tollbooth, opening the day after Thanksgiving. In this play, the beloved children's fantasy adventure comes to life as Milo and the faithful watchdog Tock travel to the Lands Beyond. Ten-year old Milo is bored one afternoon, when a tollbooth mysteriously arrives in his room.
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., today, May 25 and tomorrow, May 26. This is the 89th Annual SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE and ESPN's 23rd straight year of televising the finals.
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN app will combine to present more than 15 live hours of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 31 and June 1.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
An eclectic group of students are set to compete in the spelling bee of their young lives. Maurer Productions OnStage presents the comical and endearing "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," complete with audience participation, at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this Tony Award-winning musical are Fridays, June 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. (Only the matinee performances are family friendly.)
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Monday night in NYC, at Le Poisson Rouge, Broadway Bound Kids scored an impressive success with their second Broadway Bee competition; hosted by Rebecca Feldman and Jay Reiss, creators of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee. Check out photos from the event below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
While Moonlight Youth Theatre's (MYT) upcoming production of the musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' features young talent on stage, behind the scenes, students are also involved backstage in all facets of bringing the show to life. As part of MYT's Theatre Internship program, the reigns of the creative direction of the show are being turned over to students in the program. The show's director, choreographer, design and stage management teams, and all other staff positions are comprised of students. Audiences will get the chance to see the results of the students' work when the show runs for one weekend only at Vista's AVO Playhouse March 23 - 25.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the cast of the high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway and TV actress Ali Stroker (Glee, Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening) joins Broadway veterans Kirsten Wyatt (Annie, Elf, Shrek), John Scherer (Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Funny Girl), Lee Slobotkin, Chad Burris (both of Book of Mormon), Kay Trinidad Karns (Little Mermaid), and more in this laugh-out-loud musical directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the Allen Stage through May 6th. This production is sponsored by Huntington National Bank and Zinner & Co.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Mar 2, 2017
Symphony Space's Just Kidding Series will welcome GRAMMY Award winner (and TMBG bassist) Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band on Saturday, March 11 at 11 am.
by Tara Bennett - Mar 18, 2019
There's no need to spell it out, but TBR's production of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is pure theatrical h-i-l-a-r-i-t-y.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017
Symphony Space's Just Kidding Series will welcome GRAMMY Award winner (and TMBG bassist) Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band on Today, March 11 at 11 am.
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 8, 2018
The Georgetown Palace Theatre has a reputation for doing the big, classic musicals, those huge shows that are barely contained within the walls of the Springer Stage. In contrast 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a modern show with an ensemble cast of just nine actors (a very small cast by Palace standards) it certainly overwhelms in entertainment value.
by Sean Fallon - Jun 7, 2019
With an excellent cast, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is highly entertaining, at ACT of Connecticut, in Ridgefield, CT. This show has the audience laughing throughout, while finding ways to inject strong messages of truth among the musical comedy. If you want to spell a wonderful time, come see the show!
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016
On KIMMEL, every year Jimmy invites the winner of the Spelling Bee to the show to compete against him.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017
Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 26, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
As school winds down for the summer, a talented group of teens is gearing up for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This Tony-nominated musical comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six peculiar adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three equally odd adults.
by - Jun 20, 2017
Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 26, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017
As school winds down for the summer, a talented group of teens is gearing up for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This Tony-nominated musical comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six peculiar adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three equally odd adults.
by John Lariviere - Jul 2, 2017
Entre'Acte Theatrix presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The PGA Arts Center. Based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original improvisational play created by Rebecca Feldman, the musical was conceived of by Rebecca Feldman, and features music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, and additional material by Jay Reiss
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
Danny Weinkauf, the Grammy winning longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants, will release his third album for kids and families, Totally Osome! These 16 original songs span various styles and genres, all inviting listeners to get up and move to their catchy beats and melodies.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" to Dayton.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017
Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton.  
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 28, 2018
The actors in the NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble may not have spelled all the words correctly in the Corinna Sowers directed production of the Tony and Drama Desk Award winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but they sure got everything else right last night in their performance in Montclair N.J. Check out photo coverage from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater is excited to announce the second production in their 2018-19 season-their 17th season as a full-time youth theater-"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," February 15-March 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater is excited to announce the second production in their 2018-19 season-their 17th season as a full-time youth theater-"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," February 15-March 3, 2019. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is spelled W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L and follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament's pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy.
by Natasha Ashley - Jan 20, 2019
The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild is now entertaining audiences in Baldwinsville, New York with the witty and entertaining musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Colin Keating, Artistic Director of The Baldwinsville Theater Guild and director of this musical along with his stellar cast has brought the poignant and hysterical musical to life with great heart, skill, and powerhouse performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018
Six awkward yet adorable adolescents take audiences through a hilarious competition in the Tony Award winning musical THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, in performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, Feb. 3 at The Lewis & Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
by Richard Allen - Jan 13, 2018
The Charleston Light Opera Guild is excited to announce the performances dates for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a two time Tony award winning musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by William Finn with a book by Rachel Sheinkin. First produced on Broadway in 2005, this show earned six Tony nominations as well as a Grammy nomination for best musical show album.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
NiCori Studios and Productions is proud to present the NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Friday, January 26 at 6:30pm, Saturday, January 27 at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday, January 28 at 2pm in the theater at the United Way of Montclair, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) - Carmel Indiana's ONLY professional resident theatre company presents the 2-time Tony Award winner, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on stage through February 18 in The Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the second production in their 2018-19 season-their 17th season as a full-time youth theater-"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," February 15-March 3, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016
Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" to Dayton.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016
Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton.
by Gina Zenyuch - Aug 5, 2017
For its 67th year, The Charles Seller Foundation Talent Time Players presented 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' on Thursday night August 3, 2017.
by Paul Batterson - Aug 5, 2016
Behind every competition, no matter how noble or earnest its aims might be, are a group of ruthless, cut-throat competitors trying to win. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is no different. Watching the six 'competitors' go after the county's coveted spelling trophy provides the perfect closer to the summer schedule for the Weathervane Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
Danny Weinkauf, the Grammy winning longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants, will release his third album for kids and families, Totally Osome! These 16 original songs span various styles and genres, all inviting listeners to get up and move to their catchy beats and melodies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Recite. Spell. Repeat. Wait. And hope against hope not to hear the dreaded "ding." This is the formula for high-stakes spell offs at schools and in communities across America, and it's the formula for one of the Broadway's best-loved musicals - and the final show of the 2018-2019 Drama Department season!
by McKenzie Lakey - Apr 30, 2018
Set against the backdrop of The Abbey-the perfectly unorthodox lounge in downtown Orlando which doubles as an intimate theatre-the zany and immersive 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' was brought to life on stage through Encore! Cast Performing-Arts this past weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017
With just under two weeks until the 2nd annual BROADWAY BEE fundraiser (May 8 at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge), will Broadway's next major competition see Team Beautiful 'The Carole King Musical' take home the trophy for a second year in a row?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 23, 2019
H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S and H-E-A-R-T-W-A-R-M-I-N-G are just two of the words audiences will learn how to spell after experiencing the Tony Award-winning musical comedy  hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - onstage April 26-May 5 at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cleveland Play House's high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cleveland Play House's high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Check out the cast in action in the video below!