Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's FIRST LADY SUITE by Michael John LaChiusa|
by BWW News Desk - Chicago
(10/28/2016) - CIRCLE THEATRE's production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite opens next week, just days before the 2016 Election Tuesday.
BWW Review: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - Rhode Island
(10/28/2016) - First of all, I was supposed to write a review last month of Charles Morey's adaptation THE LADIES MAN by Georges Feydeau. Unfortunately, the elevator was out of service and, since I get around in a wheelchair, so was I. I finally got to see it the night it closed; It was the night of the full Hunter's Moon, and Warren was hopping-every restaurant we passed was packed. My wife and I had a light dinner around the corner from the theater at the Square Peg. The joint was jumping and deservedly so. Then it was on to THE LADIES MAN, and it was a hoot; Ed Shea was hilarious; the whole production rocked. I still laugh once in a while at some of the goings on.
Photo Flash: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Cast Tackles The Million Pound Heist
by Marianka Swain - UK / West End
(10/28/2016) - This week, the cast of West End hit THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY - which recently announced a booking extension until October 2017 - tackled new interactive game The Million Pound Heist. The Enigma Quests 'escape room' game challenges teams of players to break into the safehouse of London's most notorious criminal gang, analyse highly confidential information, navigate security and try to enter the vault.
See cast members Gareth tempest, Dave Hearn, Greg Tannahill, Henry Shields and Ellie Morris in action below, photographed by Ana Maria Wiggins and Adam Bennett.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Hope Theatre's Bonk-Busting Musical HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - UK Regional
(10/28/2016) - Bryony Lavery's bodice-ripping musical pastiche of the Mills & Boon genre Her Aching Heart comes to The Hope Theatre this winter, rounding off the theatre's Gothic Season with the third in-house show of 2016 following on the heels of this summer's five-star hit Steel Magnolias. Broadway World has a first look at the cast of this Her Aching Heart in action below!
Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING at Adrienne Arscht Center
by BWW News Desk - NationalTours
(10/27/2016) - The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016.
Photo Flash: First Look at MAURITIUS at Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Philadelphia
(10/27/2016) - Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the exciting crime drama, Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, on stage for four weeks only, now through Nov. 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - UK Regional
(10/27/2016) - Coventry's award-winning flower shop, Hubbard's Florists, were treated to a visit from the cast of the blooming marvellous musical Little Shop of Horrors this week! Currently playing at the Belgrade Theatre until Saturday, this cult classic sci-fi musical stars X Factor's Rhydian Roberts, West End actor Sam Lupton and a carnivorous plant named Audrey II. Meet the cast below!
Photo Flash: Meet the Star of BUYER & CELLAR at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - Portland
(10/27/2016) - triangle productions! continues its 27th season with this Oregon premiere. Taking on the role of Alex More, the struggling L.A. actor how takes a job working in the basement of a Malibu home of a beloved mega-star is none other than James Sharinghousen (James has been seen here at triangle in such shows as Jewtopia, Looped! , Next Fall & Avenue Q). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at him in character below!
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - The Folger Brings Back SECOND SHEPHERDS' PLAY for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Washington, DC
(10/27/2016) - The Folger Shakespeare Library brings back an audience favorite to the stage, The Second Shepherds' Play, for the holiday season. The Second Shepherds' Play is part of Folger Consort's 40th anniversary season and plays at Folger Theatre from November 27 - December 21, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the original production from 2007!
BWW TV: Tune In Your Rock 'n Roll Mood for a Sneak Peek of JIM, now in Sao Paulo
by Andressa Lelli - Brazil
(10/27/2016) - Five on stage: two actors and three musicians. That's what it takes to bring Jim Morrison to life again - besides all the crew, of course. The God of Rock and dionisyac lead singer of the band of the 60's, The Doors, Jim Morrison get to have his story told in another angle in the musical JIM. Different from the one portrayed in the movie THE DOORS - which was severely criticized by the band members -, starred by Val Kilmer as Jim and directed by Oliver Stone. Now theater-goers in Sao Paulo get the chance to watch the musical opening in October 28.
Photo Flash: Scintillating First Look at Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Broadway
(10/27/2016) - The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld has a scintillating first look at the cast onstage below!
Photo Flash: First Look at Explosive FOOL FOR LOVE at Found111
by BWW News Desk - UK / West End
(10/27/2016) - Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of 'The Dazzle', 'Bug' and 'Unfaithful', Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show directed by Simon Evans at Found111. Press night is Monday 31 October at 7.30pm and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: First Look - Broadway's Will Swenson, Okieriete Onaodowan Guest on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by Caryn Robbins - Broadway
(10/27/2016) - On the next episode of NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU, Okieriete Onaodowan (HAMILTON,ROCKY) will guest star as Cash Lewis, a music producer whose friend and business partner is arrested for assault. Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES,HAIR) will guest star as Mitch Hampton, the attorney hired by the record label to defend the suspect.
Photo Coverage: Jarrod Spector Previews JUKEBOX LIFE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Broadway
(10/27/2016) - 2014 Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector will premiere a brand new show, Jukebox Life (November 1-5 & 13 at Feinstein's/54 Below), following his celebrated A Little Help From My Friends concert tour and CD.
Photo Flash: First look at Imagine Productions' THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Jerri Shafer - Columbus
(10/27/2016) - In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.'
Photo Flash: Connecticut Rep Presents NUEVO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - Connecticut
(10/26/2016) - Donald Trump's wall between Mexico and the United States may seem like it is ripped from today's headlines, but clear back in 1998, playwrights Solano and Havis interviewed over 200 residents of San Diego, Tijuana, and Mexicali asking a simple question, "Would we be better off with or without a wall between the two countries?" The result is this prescient futuristic fantasy. It's 2028, an earthquake has wiped out L.A. and Orange County.
Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Presents Kander and Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dallas
(10/26/2016) - MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from$21-31 and go on sale October 1 at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.
Photo Flash: Quintessence Theatre Group Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Philadelphia
(10/26/2016) - Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman.
Photo Flash: Border Crossings Presents THIS FLESH IS MINE and WHEN NOBODY RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - UK Regional
(10/26/2016) - This autumn a duo of immersive productions transport audiences to the Middle East in a brand new found space at Acklam Market
Photo Coverage: West Coast Debut Of ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP: ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING
by Lily Lim - BroadwayToo
(10/26/2016) - Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship.
Photo Flash: Brett Schneider Brings Illusion to the Stage in THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - BroadwayToo
(10/26/2016) - World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: First Look at Jon Robin Baitz's VICUNA World Premiere at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - BroadwayToo
(10/26/2016) - The world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's "Vicuña," directed by Robert Egan, opens this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances for "Vicuña" continue through November 20. The cast includes Linda Gehringer, Brian George, Harry Groener, Ramiz Monsef and Samantha Sloyan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: First Look at Ophelia Theatre Group's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Off-Off-Broadway
(10/26/2016) - Hedda Gabler, presented by Ophelia Theatre Group, opens this Friday in Astoria. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of LEND ME A TENOR at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Los Angeles
(10/26/2016) - LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2016-2017 season: Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke. LEND ME A TENOR opened on October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night pics below!
BWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Joni Lorraine - Austin
(10/26/2016) - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the product of bringing us a part of the African American experience, just as the Spectrum founders intend, and it's worth cultivating.
BWW Review: MUD at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - Miami
(10/26/2016) - Not a happy piece, but MUD is mesmerizing. As is usual with Thinking Cap's productions.
Photo Flash: IL MARCHESE DEL GRILLO, Teatro Sistina
by BWW News Desk - Italy
(10/26/2016) - Torna a grande richiesta uno dei personaggi piu autentici e rappresentativi della romanita, pronto a divertire e a far riflettere il pubblico con la sua maschera dolce amara: Enrico Montesano e ancora una volta il grande mattatore de Il Marchese del Grillo, l'attesissima Commedia Musicale per la regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo, una Produzione Il Sistina in collaborazione con MF Produzioni, tratta dalla sceneggiatura del film 'cult' di Mario Monicelli, che sara in scena sul palco del Teatro Sistina a partire da giovedi 3 novembre.
Photo Coverage: Ana Gasteyer Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Cabaret
(10/26/2016) - Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Her engagement runs through November 5th.
BWW Exclusive: TAILS OF BROADWAY- HAMILTON's Lexi Lawson Works it with Seven!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Broadway
(10/26/2016) - In this edition, meet Seven- the adorable pooch of HAMILTON's Lexi Lawson!
Photo Coverage: MTC's #VIETGONE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Broadway
(10/26/2016) - Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce) just opened last night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).