Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2019
SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 27 For tickets: https://tinyurl.com/PMPChasingRainbows Before she burst onto the big screen as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was a young vaudeville trouper named Frances Gumm. In this highly anticipated new musical chronicling Garland’s early career from vaudeville baby to MGM teen star in the making, the road to Oz is paved with adversity. At its heart a story of love between a father and daughter, featuring such legendary songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” Chasing Rainbows is a poignant coming-of-age tale about “the little girl with the big voice,” who went on to become one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. For tickets: https://tinyurl.com/PMPChasingRainbows
Disney On Broadway
Disney's NEWSIES on the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
The cast of NEWSIES performs in the 2012 Christmas Day Parade. Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES, Disney's smash-hit New York musical. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it, "AN EXHILARATING JOLT OF ENERGY!" (NY Daily News) This inspiring true story about a band of underdogs who stand up to the most powerful men in New York is high-energy explosion of song and dance. It's a TOP CRITICS' PICK (New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly) you just don't want to miss. A record-breaking phenomenon, NEWSIES was brought to the stage by a winning creative team. Featuring a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, choreography by Christopher Gattelli and a book by Harvey Fierstein, NEWSIES is directed by Jeff Calhoun. NEWSIES North American tour begins fall 2014.
Reviews are in for Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE!
Sept 21 - Nov 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed, East Haddam, CT THE DROWSY CHAPERONE In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a diehard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a fizzy vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance and pure entertainment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Packed with show-stopping numbers and larger-than-life characters, here’s a Tony Award-winning spoof that will have everyone falling in love with zany musical comedy! Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Scenic Design by Howard Jones Costume Design by Gregg Barnes Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman Sound Design by Jay Hilton Wigs & Hair Design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer Orchestrations by Dan DeLange Casting by Paul Hardt, Stewart/Whitley Casting Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty Choreographed by Chris Bailey Directed by Hunter Foster www.goodspeed.org
West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse
www.PaperMill.org West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn Theater Produces Musical Masterpiece for the First Time in 25 Years (Millburn, NJ) Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins’ original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Leading the company are Matt Doyle as Tony, Belinda Allyn as Maria, Natalie Cortez as Anita, German Alexander as Bernardo and Mikey Winslow as Riff. West Side Story will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from June 1 through June 26, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 7:00 pm. West Side Story's major sponsor is J.P. Morgan and the production is co-sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. West Side Story is the stunning, groundbreaking and legendary musical that set the bar for all musical theater. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now starting at $32. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $20 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office on the day of the performance.
CRT: "My Fair Lady" Sneak Peek
A Sneak Peek at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Summer Nutmeg Series Company's MY FAIR LADY starring Broadway's Terrence Mann and Soap Opera Star Eileen Fulton. TICKETS (860) 486-4226 or http://www.crt.uconn.edu/ Scenery Designed by Michael Anania Costumes Designed by Kevin Thacker Lighting Design by Zakaria M. Al-Alami MY FAIR LADY Book and Lyrics by Allan Jay Lerner Music by Fredrick Lowe Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre July 7 -- July 17, 2011 My Fair Lady Based on George Bernard Shaw's brilliant play Pygmalion, Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady is the perfect musical. Phonetics professor Henry Higgins bets that he can pass a common flower girl off as a society lady in this most elegant, enchanting and heartfelt of stories. It features one of Broadway's most beloved scores including "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," and the comic tour de force "Get Me to the Church on Time!" CRT is delighted to have Broadway legend Terrence Mann performing as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. Mr. Mann originated the roles of Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Javert in Les Miserables, and the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway - leading a marvelous cast which also includes soap opera legend Eileen Fulton, who portrayed Lisa Miller Grimaldi on "As the World Turns" for 50 years, as Mrs. Higgins. Broadway star Charlotte D'Amboise, fresh from starring as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" on Broadway, will choreograph this beautiful production that will leave you wanting to dance into the night!
Ogunquit Playhouse presents West Side Story
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever and continues to mesmerize audiences today. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." As the Associated Press says, "West Side Story remains Broadway's best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout." (Run Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with intermission)