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Grease extended at the John W. Engeman Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- July 2017) – Due to overwhelming demand, the John W. Engeman Theater has added an extra week to the run of GREASE, offering six additional performances. Originally scheduled to close Sunday, August 27th, the final performance will now take place on Sunday, September 3rd at 2pm.   The schedule for the added performances is as follows:   Wednesday, August 30th at 8pm Thursday, August 31st at 8pm Friday, September 1st at 8pm Saturday, September 2nd at 3pm Saturday, September 2nd at 8pm Sunday, September 3rd at 2pm   Tickets are now on sale for the additional performance dates and can be purchased online at www.EngemanTheater.com, by calling (631) 261-2900, or by visiting the Engeman Theater…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GREASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- June 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip back to 1959. Danny is the hunky ‘bad boy’ and Sandy is ‘the girl next door.’ They meet and fall in love – but will their different worlds keep them apart? Featuring unforgettable songs including You’re The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You and Greased Lightnin’! It’s GREASE, the most “electrifyin’” musical extravaganza on stage! Be there or be square! GREASE is Produced by RICHARD DOLCE the…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents OKLAHOMA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- May 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for OKLAHOMA! Performances begin on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017. This is the show that set the standard for all future musicals by incorporating music, lyrics and dance into a well-crafted serious story. OKLAHOMA! spins the tale of the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys in the Indian territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the twentieth century. This provides a colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Nominated for Seven Tony Awards® and winner of a Pulitzer Prize, it’s…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- March 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for JEKYLL & HYDE. Performances begin on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, April 30, 2017. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony® nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story…

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport Announces its 2017-2018 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY – February 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin O’Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 Season.   We begin our season in a simpler time, with the original high school musical GREASE. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip back to 1959. Danny is the hunky ‘bad boy’ and Sandy is ‘the girl next door.’ They meet and fall in love – but will their different worlds keep them apart? Featuring unforgettable songs including You’re The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You and Greased Lightnin’! It’s GREASE, the most “electrifyin’” musical extravaganza…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- January 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY.  Performances begin on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00pm and run through March 5, 2017. This 10-time Tony Award® nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz… not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MARY POPPINS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- October 2016) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MARY POPPINS. Performances begin on Thursday, November 17 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, December 31, 2016. Celebrate the holiday season with MARY POPPINS! Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Step in…

Patti LuPone to perform benefit concert at the John W. Engeman Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY, September 2016) – On January 23, 2017 the John W. Engeman Theater will host two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone performing her concert entitled Don’t Monkey with Broadway.   For this special performance, Patti LuPone will be joined by members of the Northport High School Choir, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Northport High School’s Performing Arts Department.   In Don’t Monkey with Broadway Patti LuPone will explore how her life-long love affair with Broadway began, performing indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.   Of the upcoming engagement, Ms. LuPone said, “I’ve…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- September 2016) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776.   Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Ring in the election year with 1776, the classic Tony Award®-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. A unique show that presents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, 1776 features beloved songs such as “Sit Down, John,” “Cool, Cool, Considerate Men,” and “He Plays the Violin.” This show will remind you of how far America has come – and how little we’ve changed. 1776 is…

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Northport, NY- June 2016) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA,…

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