Wonderful Time

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WPA Theater

(New York, NY)
519 West 23rd St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Ghosts and ghouls, witching hour approaches. Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group - the creators of Philadelphia's Christmas Pop-up Bar - announces the opening of Nightmare Before Tinsel. Philadelphia's Halloween Pop-up Bar will take over the 100+ former jewelry store space at 116 S. 12th Street in Midtown Village. Among the ghosts that still haunt the space - including the ghosts of Tinsel's past - look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches bru cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. Inside the new Halloween pop-up bar, look for a room of 1,001 eyes, fights inspired by Poe's Nevermore, a haunted coffin, zombie wall, custom retro ghost bar, giant spider web alley and more - plus of course lots of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches and spectres. Nightmare plans to creak open the doors in early October, with final details to be revealed soon. Stay tuned as Concept Group prepares to unleash your worst and best nightmare - in a fun and frightful new bar experience. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019
The popular duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring a new night of music and a new tribute to Broadway composers to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Lea Michele has announced that she will be releasing her first-ever Christmas album, Christmas in The City, according to People.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 13, 2019
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 9 to Oct. 20, 2019.
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2019
Actor, playwright and cabaret entertainer Charles Busch's work includes Die Mommie Die, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. He's returning to London's Live at Zedel in June with his new show Native New Yorker.
by Roy Berko - Mar 8, 2019
What happens when a musical film earns over $131-million on a $35-million-dollar investment? If you are Andrew Lloyd Webber, you buy the rights and turn it into School of Rock The Musicalwith lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 5, 2019
The return of the iconic Shakespearean tragedy Romeo & Juliet, as well as Nashville premieres of Christopher Bruce's Rolling Stones-inspired ballet Rooster and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire are among the highlights of Nashville Ballet's 2019-20 season, announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Following their hugely successful touring productions of Get Well Soon and Revolting Women, the award winning Mikron Theatre are set to guide you through 80 years of Butlins splendour with their trademark mix of fun, pathos and songs in Nick Ahad (Glory,(Dukes Theatre, Red Ladder, Tamasha) new play Redcoats.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is honored to announce MCW Prep, a precollege training program for serious, advanced high school musicians and singers to study with master performers of the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Broadway.
by Kathy Strain - Mar 26, 2019
When the first production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened on Broadway, many wondered how it would do post war and what people would think of the strong history of the Jewish people of Russia. It didn't take long to find out that the show was a hit amongst many theater goers and has made history itself as the history of the story takes us back to when things were very different. BWW was able to chat recently with Carol Beaugard who plays Yente the matchmaker as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF prepared to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas at the famous Majestic Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
ZACH Theatre, Central Texas' premier professional theatre, announces six Mainstage productions along with the Family Series and holiday add-ons as part of the 2019-20 season. The Mainstage Season includes: Steven Dietz's new work Dracula: Mina's Quest, a 21st century look at the Bram Stoker classic; A Night with Janis Joplin returns celebrating the legendary rock goddess;  Every Brilliant Thing, Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's touching and charming play; the timely and probing new work Roe by Lisa Loomer; the new immersive musical Reunion '85; and the quintessential family musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's, The Sound of Music.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2019
This weekend, Michael Crawford made a surprise appearance at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts' production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Orange County, California. After watching the performance, Crawford appeared on-stage and met with the students to congratulate the cast, orchestra, crew and production team.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Welk Resorts Theatre today announced its 2019 season kicks off March 15 with San Diego theatre royalty starring in 'Menopause the Musical.' The 29th season of the famed Welk Theatre, which underwent a lobby remodel in 2018, also features Tony Award-nominated 'The Addams Family,' which will run Sept. 6 to Nov. 10, and Larry Raben's new 'Welkome Home for the Holidays!' running Nov. 22 to Dec. 29.  Weekly variety shows featuring popular classic rock tribute bands (The Eagles, Beatles and Neil Diamond) round out the season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, the musical core of Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL), concludes this season's signature Chamber Music Series with a spring program, Mendelssohn the Prodigy, showcasing the depth of the young Mendelssohn's extraordinary talent. The Ensemble will perform his Violin Concerto in D Minor and Octet for Strings, Op. 20 on April 28 at the Brooklyn Museum, April 30 at Merkin Hall, and May 1 at The Morgan Library.
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 BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the return of Smoke on the Mountain one of the best-loved and most audience-requested musicals in the 69-year history of the venerable Playhouse. The hugely popular Bluegrass Gospel stage musical was first presented during the 1997 season and was so successful it returned again the next year in 1998.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
A struggling actor decides God wants him to be a monk; a woman's parents swing through the 1960s with wild key parties and martinis leaving her asking, "Which one is my father?"; a renowned psychiatrist faces his own daddy-issues; a girl from out West finds that the search for perfect love has turned her into a wandering, reckless cowboy; and a performer learns to embrace the absurd as his career teeters on the brink. These are stories told with heart, humor, and the searing honesty that can only happen when your past catches up with you and all that is left is the truth.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 30, 2019
A tap dancing revival hits the Ordway stage and lead Kimberly Immanuel provides some insights to this reimagined classic musical that has the box office buzz for a mixture of new and old.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2019
Actors Community Theatre in Jasper, Indiana has announced its production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical Into the Woods directed by Evansville native Matthew Herrmann with music direction by Adrienne Collignon. There will be four performances only at the Jasper Arts Center beginning Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm and continuing on Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
The 2019-2020 Broadway season is in full gear! Twenty-one productions have been announced so far to hit the Great White Way this season, and with seven theatres without confirmed productions, we have plenty more to look forward to! With all such a variety of musicals and plays, new works and revivals, we're getting you prepared by giving you a peek at each of the productions announced to arrived on the Great White Way this season! Take a peek at all the excitement!
by Cary Ginell - Jul 17, 2019
An interview with director Larry Raben, who is utilizing new choreography (Karl Warden), ethnic-accurate casting, and a more athletic approach to the look of 'West Side Story' to bring it into the 21st century. 60 years after its debut, the Bernstein/Sondheim classic still packs relevant punch in today's gun and immigrant-conscious society.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live family holiday spectacular to Spokane's First Interstate Center for the Arts for one unforgettable performance. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!  Tickets are on sale Friday, July 19 at 10am. 
by Gina Zenyuch - Jul 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, New York's long-running hit comedy, will play its final performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on August 18, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Cirque Dreams Holidaze brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with two unforgettable performances on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth.
by Debbie Hall - Jul 10, 2019
Great local artists nominated in 22 categories will celebrate their achievements one great night at the 6th annual Valley Theatre Awards. Find out who will win during the family-friendly, fun-filled event at Starbright Theatre on July 15.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra welcomes 12 of the brightest young musicians to its internationally-renowned Fellowship program in 2019. The year-long Fellowship program offers emerging artists the opportunity to work closely with Australia's premier orchestra, mentoring by permanent members of the different sections through technical and practical experience, and crucial training to secure positions in professional orchestras around the world.
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019
Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life.
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld is joining the chorus today of those wishing Michael Crawford a happy Birthday by featuring an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his web site. Responsible for (amongst other things) inspiring this very web site, created by Robert Diamond in 2003, take a look back through his multi-decade career below!
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2019
It's a wonderful time of year to sip a warm chocolatey drink and enjoy the beauty of the winter season. From January 19th to February 3rd, New Yorkers and guests of the city can savor an artisanal hot chocolate during New York City's 4th Annual Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
The critically-acclaimed modern dance ensemble, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, joins with Bugge Ballet and the Union County Performing Arts Center to bring the Second Annual Dance Union Festival to the Hamilton Stage in Rahway on February 1 - 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company and its Board of Directors today announced that Josh Costello will become the company's next artistic director. Costello will succeed Tom Ross who last May announced his July 2019 departure after 15 years as in the role.
by Rona Kelly - Feb 15, 2019
Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons [she] started singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Golda also shares why The American Clock still ticks for every generation, even today.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The Theater Project Jr kids have been having fun while working hard to present the musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Each summer, the program takes students (ages 8 & up) through an eight-week course that culminates in four performances for friends, family and the community.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2019
Today's top stories: The Little Mermaid Live, Grand Horizons on Broadway, and more!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 5, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Rick Fisher, Executive Director of Heartland Men's Chorus (HMC), announced Monday their 34th season will again present three completely distinct concerts. All three performances include the show stopping productions for which HMC is known. All three concerts are created to change hearts and minds. However, each concert is also incredibly unique.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Brings Edinburgh's Summer Festival Season To A Spectacular Close!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
A diverse collection of short films made by children will be showcased during the 2nd Annual Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, New Jersey. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the library's auditorium room. Children all over the world submitted films to this youth driven film festival. The festival is free for kids and teens.
by Sean Fallon - Aug 26, 2019
On Friday, August 23, I had the pleasure of seeing the A.R. Gurney comedy SYLVIA at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT.  Director Kris McMurray has yet again found an excellent play to produce, and the perfect cast to perform the characters.   The highly entertained packed house at this opening night of Connecticut Cabaret Theatre's first show of its 22nd year reflects the consistency of first rate shows that audiences have come to expect at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre.  
by Shari Barrett - Aug 25, 2019
Audience members traverse memories, dreams, emotional and real battlefields, coming in contact with a multitude of characters from Dalton Trumbo's life and novel, as we re-visit Johnny's childhood loves, family members, war room generals, soldiers, nurses, and even major religious figures, each performed to perfection while maintaining the ability to guide and interact with audience members who are often asked to participate and/or share comments during each scene. Soon it becomes apparent in THE JOHNNY CYCLE that each character, whether intentional or not, has sent Johnny to his destiny as he desperately struggles to be heard, trapped between the living and the dead without a voice. Immersive theater at its best!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Brisbane, we need your help! Willy Wonka will be relocating his factory from Melbourne to Brisbane in March 2020, taking up residence at QPAC's Lyric Theatre, and we are looking for our Charlie. The producers of the spectacular new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have begun the search for four talented local boys who will share the role of Charlie Bucket in the musical.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
A new film festival designed just for the youth is now free for kids and teens. The 2nd Annual Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival takes places on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theater at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Kids and teens under the age of 17-year's-old are admitted free of charge with an accompanied adult. The festival features a diverse collection of short-films created by youth filmmakers.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 14, 2019
Summer of 2019 has proven to be an exciting time for theater artists, technicians and patrons in Nashville, with changes at the top of several companies' leadership teams, including Tennessee Performing Arts Center. With Kathleen O'Brien's retirement as CEO in May, TPAC has welcomed Jennifer Turner to Nashville to take the reins of the burgeoning performing arts enterprise just blocks from the Tennessee state capitol.
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2019
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Last Christmas! Emilia Clarke (HBO's Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat, from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones's Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
A new film festival designed just for the youth is now free for kids and teens. The 2nd Annual Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival takes places on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theater at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Kids and teens under the age of 17-year's-old are admitted free of charge with an accompanied adult. The festival features a diverse collection of short-films created by youth filmmakers.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 12, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
New Hampshire Theatre Project celebrates their 30th anniversary season with the Youth Repertory Companies Spring Showcase, Ominous and Accurate: A Pile of Stories, a brand new collection of scenes exploring themes and topics chosen by the teen group.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, is proud to present SEUSSICAL, directed by Susan Jordan DeLeon, musically directed by William Ah Sing and choreographed by Marc Caro. SEUSSICAL showcases San Diego performers, musicians and technicians all ranging in age from 8 to 18. The production runs April 26 - May 12 at Balboa Park's historic Casa del Prado Theatre. San Diego Junior Theatre is celebrating its 71st season empowering children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds through innovative, engaging and inclusive high-quality theater education and productions.