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Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce EVITA begins July 31 with a "Pay What You Can" performance with a limited amount of tickets available at the box office beginning at 11 am. The play will run through August 26. The play features lyrics written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, music by Tim Rice and is directed by Bay Street Theater's Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz. To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Rex Smith (Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance, Grand Hotel, The Scarlett Pimpernel) stars as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's classic hit comedy Barefoot In The Park at the historic Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut from July 27 through August 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Stars Of New West End American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical, will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Wednesday 4 July. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.  See the cast take their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY, With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews began June 7, and the show officially opens tonight, June 13. Performances run through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY At Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

This subversive, loopy, and fantastically eccentric take-think banjos, beach balls, and guitars-on Gilbert and Sullivan's preposterous musical took audiences in Chicago by storm when presented by rebel theatre-makers The Hipocrites. Frederic was mistakenly apprenticed as a young boy to a band of sentimental pirates. Now 21, he falls head-over-heels for the Major-General's daughter and forswears the buccaneer's life forever, or so he thinks. This buoyant, award-winning Pirates of Penzance by Sean Graney and Kevin O'Donnell and featuring just 12 actors (who also serve as the orchestra) is an irrevent and fresh homage to a world turned upside-down for Gilbert and Sullivan diehard fans and newcomers alike. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Tim Curry Stars in AMADEUS in 1982
by Walter McBride - Apr 30, 2018

Take a look back into BroadwayWorld's archives with this throwback from when Tim Curry starred in Amadeus in 1982! Check out the photo below! (more...)

Photo Flash: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY Set to Open at Walnut Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-18 Independence Studio on 3 Season concludes with Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY. Directed by Debi Marcucci and starring The Phantom of the Opera's Julia Udine, the production begins with previews on April 10th, opens on April 12th, and continues through June 10th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Youth Theatre's THE FALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

For the first time, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will have a three-week engagement at Southwark Playhouse with Olivier Award nominee and NYT Alumni James Fritz's (Parliament Square, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds) The Fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Lakewood Playhouse Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the FIFTH SHOW of its 79th SEASON: The South Sound Premier of the Funny-Filled Adventure - PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Sponsored by LAKEWOOD FORD! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes the 17/18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Laurie Beechman Attends 1982 Theatre World Awards
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2018

Today we're flashing all the way back to 1982 to see late Broadway star, Laurie Beechman, attending the Theatre World Awards in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash:Long Wharf Theatre to Present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, directed by Brendon Fox. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Lakewood Playhouse presents AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the THIRD SHOW of our 79th SEASON: The South Sound Premier of the Rock Opera AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Barry Dennen
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actor Barry Dennen, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Pontius Pilate in both the original Broadway and film versions of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, passed away this morning in Burbank, CA where he was in hospice care. According to close friend Lucy Chase Williams, the actor had suffered a brain injury after a fall at home in June. He was 79. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2017

Even If you have premium seating at a Broadway musical or nightclub you still will not be able to feel that the beautiful girl with the spectacular voice performing on stage is singing just for you, and in your living room! Laura Osnes at Cafe Carlyle last night was acting and singing a few feet away from all of us in The Carlyle's legendary living room with her show called Cockeyed Optimists and as they say, you had to see it to believe it . Together with Ted Sperling and Laura's special guest Ryan Silverman they created The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein and it probably would be nominated for a Tony Award if it were in a theatre. The lucky audience that got to be up close and personal with Broadway royalty in Cafe Carlyle were at times overwhelmed with the beauty of the music being made by these three artists, who possess many theatre awards between them. So if you can join them, like all good hosts they are going to make sure there's plenty of good food, wine and conversation during your visit. You will even get to give them a hug and say goodnight to Laura, Ted, and Ryan after the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Swoon with a Sneak Peek at the Stars of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

This winter The 5th Avenue Theatre will warm hearts with the West Coast premiere of the Broadway smash hit Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Just announced, the cast will ffeature the talents of Seattle stars and 5th Avenue favorites Eric Ankrim (How to Succeed..., First Date, Paint Your Wagon) as Jim Hardy, Sarah Rose Davis (The Pajama Game, How to Succeed...) as Linda Mason, Matt Owen (ELF, Spamalot, A Room with a View) as Ted Hanover and Taryn Darr (The Pajama Game, A Chorus Line) as Lila Dixon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the leads in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SRO's PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 6, 2017

The Pirates of Penzance is Gilbert and Sullivan's fifth collaboration and follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful daughter of the Major-General Stanley, Mabel. But when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an 'ingenious paradox' may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of 'The very model of a modern Major-General.' Pirates performs September 7th through September 23rd at MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Thirt St. (Downtown) Columbus, Ohio. For more info visit (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the 'New' Richard Rodgers' Musical, REX, at UFOMT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Company is presenting the first full production of the newly revised, re-conceived Richard Rodgers musical, REX, in their 25th Season, opening July 6. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the creative team and more! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan Austin
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 22, 2017

Since 1976 the Gilbert and Sullivan Austin has dedicated itself to providing the city with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan not so much by reinvention but by recreating how a production might have been staged originally. There is a respect due this sort of commitment, and the audience in attendance this last Saturday when I viewed the production, showed theirs in a true sense of a special occasion. I can recall the respect I was expected to display, and the authentic excitement I felt anytime I attended a play or musical back in the day. Back in the Ice Age, when I simultaneously became a teenager and discovered theatre, it was considered an event just shy of your cousin's wedding to attend the theatre. People got dressed up, showed up on time and applauded civilly after each musical number back then. Why, no one stood for an ovation even unless the production was spot on literally flawless. (more...)