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Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this epic musical traces the journey of Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer in a cold, cathedral tower as he discovers his inner strength. His guardian, Archdeacon Frollo, seethes as all of Paris readies for the annual Feast of Fools. Frollo becomes obsessed with scouring the Gypsies from the city, even as he lusts after the beautiful dancer Esmeralda. (more...)
Essential Theatre presents World Premiere of ANOTHER MOTHER Essential Theatre presents World Premiere of ANOTHER MOTHER
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Join Essential Theatre for the professional world premiere of Another Mother, by Atlanta playwright G. M. Lupo, opening August 4. (more...)
Krystal Donates Puppets to the Center for Puppetry Arts Krystal Donates Puppets to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Krystal, famous for its iconic square hamburgers, announced that it will donate puppet versions of its classic Krystal foods to the Center for Puppetry Arts® in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the country and has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and magic of puppetry through performances, curriculum-based workshops, and interactive installations in its Worlds of Puppetry Museum. The Museum features the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and props in the world and will soon be home to a special area designated to the Krystal puppets. (more...)
BWW Previews: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival BWW Previews: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival
by Justin Cole Adams on July 20, 2017 in Atlanta

Ever wonder how one-person musicals are born? In that case, read all about IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, because this Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival selection is just that. With the lyricist, composer, music director and creator also being the sole actor on stage, Chris Alonzo is a bit of a multi-tasker. (more...)
THE KING AND I Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre this Fall THE KING AND I Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Atlanta

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. (more...)
Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff Crosses the Bridge to the Center for Puppetry Arts Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff Crosses the Bridge to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Atlanta

The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff performed by All Hands Productions of Atlanta, August 10 - 13. Families are invited to meet a cantankerous troll, persnickety chickens, a wolf that's allergic to blueberries and a host of other kooky characters in this mixture of traditional folk tales, witty original stories and silly songs! (more...)
BWW Previews: CAKEWALK at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival BWW Previews: CAKEWALK at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival
by Justin Cole Adams on July 19, 2017 in Atlanta

CAKEWALK is an official selection of the 2017 Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival. With lyrics and a book by Beverly Trader Austin and mucic by Bryan Mercer, the new musical will have its world premiere on July 31 at Out Front Theatre. (more...)
Casting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN  LOVE at Alliance Theatre Casting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Atlanta

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team behind its upcoming regional premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.  (more...)
Fall for October Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Fall for October Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Atlanta

Enjoy the cooler days and nights of October at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where fall serves up a harvest of fun events. (more...)
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Welcomes New Managing Director Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Atlanta

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company and TCTC Board of Directors announce the hiring of Chandra Stephens-Albright as their next managing director.  (more...)
Essential Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE Essential Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Atlanta

One of the latest plays penned by our very first Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and the Most Produced Living Playwright in America in 2016, Lauren Gunderson, Ada and the Memory Engine is about the world's first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. (more...)
BWW Feature: ATLANTA MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL at Out Front Theatre BWW Feature: ATLANTA MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL at Out Front Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams on July 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta is slowly becoming a haven for theatre and acting. Take a look at how many theatre companies are located in the metro-Atlanta area or the increased participation in the Shuler Hensley Awards (Tony Awards for high schools in Georgia). We could also take a tour of Pinewood Atlanta Studios to see where 'Spiderman: Homecoming' or 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' was filmed. (more...)
Stage Door Players Announces ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Stage Door Players Announces ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Closing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces the Classic American Musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. SDP Artistic Director, Robert Egizio directs, with Musical Direction by Nick Silvestri, and Choreography by Jen MacQueen. The show opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, August 6, 2017. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
StandUp NBC Returns to Atlanta StandUp NBC Returns to Atlanta
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Atlanta

STANDUP NBC is a nationwide talent search for comedians of diverse backgrounds. The origin behind NBC's Stand Up for Diversity was to give traditionally underrepresented groups a chance to showcase their talents. (more...)
Don't Feed the Plants! Actor's Express Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Don't Feed the Plants! Actor's Express Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Actor's Express will stage the off-Broadway hit Little Shop of Horrors this summer, July 15 - August 20, 2017. Originally heralded "a fiendish musical creature feature" by the New York Times, the cult classic will follow up on past summer hits Company, Rent and The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)
WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED to Play Chastain Park Amphitheatre WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED to Play Chastain Park Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Atlanta

'We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,' a celebration of the Carpenters' legacy in words and music, is set for a one-night-only performance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre today, July 15 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 Delta Live Nation Concert Series. (more...)
Actor's Express to Stage LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Next Summer Actor's Express to Stage LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Next Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Atlanta

Actor's Express will stage the off-Broadway hit Little Shop of Horrors next summer, July 15 - August 20 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: Actors Express presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Flash: Actors Express presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2017 in Atlanta

Down on Skid Row, budding botanist Seymour Krelbourn is down on his luck and secretly in love with his coworker Audrey. When he discovers a new species of plant that promises him unending fame and fortune, he thinks all his problems are solved - the only catch is the plant is a bloodthirsty carnivore bent on world domination! Don't miss AE's horrifically hilarious take on one of the longest-running musicals in off-Broadway history. (more...)
Aurora Theatre presents THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP Aurora Theatre presents THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in Atlanta

Rife with humor and heart, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is set to take the stage at Aurora Theatre from September 8 - October 1. Written by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild, this magical coming-of-age tale centers around her life growing up in the middle of nowhere on the Georgia-Florida line. Audiences will be swept away into the deep South with this witty, warm tale reminiscent of the trials and tribulations on the journey to adulthood.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
GRINDR THE OPERA to Bring Hook-Up App to the Stage This Fall GRINDR THE OPERA to Bring Hook-Up App to the Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in Atlanta

Tim Evanicki Productions will soon produce the world premiere of GRINDR The Opera, by Erik Ransom. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at GET's RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Photo Flash: First Look at GET's RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in Atlanta

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is partnering once again with The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) to bring great music to summer nights in Roswell. After two wildly popular summer productions of Almost Heaven, John Denver's America, GET will now bring Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash to the outdoor stage at the CNC. Performances will run Todays through Saturdays from July 13-29, 2017 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S. THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in Atlanta

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)