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BWW Previews: THE SPARK at WaterTower Theatre's Out Of The Loop Fringe FestivalBWW Previews: THE SPARK at WaterTower Theatre's Out Of The Loop Fringe Festival
by Kyle West (Dallas)

(3/6/2015) - At night, Emma lives in a world of light and dark. Her father's stories unveil a world of possibility and adventure, allowing her to find comfort in the darkness. 'Make-believe and knowing how to use it,' he says, 'That is your light in the dark.' But what happens when imagination is lost? Can it be rediscovered? The Spark is an exploration of light and storytelling through puppetry, music and the mind of a child.


MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer SeasonMRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(3/6/2015) - The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2015 Summer Season, 1st July - 5th September, comprising three productions and starring Anita Dobson, Stephanie Cole and Janie Dee.


Paul Merton to Make Cameo in West End's THE 39 STEPSPaul Merton to Make Cameo in West End's THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(3/6/2015) - Comedian and Hitchcock enthusiast Paul Merton is to make a very special cameo in the hit West End comedy The 39 Steps, for one night only on Thursday 12 March in aid of Comic Relief.


Official: Sheffield Theatres' Season to Include PRIDE & PREJUDICE, SHOW BOAT & MoreOfficial: Sheffield Theatres' Season to Include PRIDE & PREJUDICE, SHOW BOAT & More
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(3/6/2015) - With Crave and 4.48 Psychosis about to open in the Studio as part of the Sarah Kane Season and Arthur Miller's Playing for Time in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the company's new season.


Tickets for HAMILTON's Broadway Run on Sale This WeekendTickets for HAMILTON's Broadway Run on Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk

(3/6/2015) - Tickets for the Broadway transfer of the new musical HAMILTON - now playing a sold-out run Off-Broadway at The Public Theater through May 3 - go on sale to the general public starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, producer Jeffrey Seller has announced.


VIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIEVIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIE
by TV News Desk

(3/6/2015) - Below, get a behind the scenes look at season 7 of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE, starring Edie Falco which includes a first look at Broadway's Tony Shalhoub


BroadwayWorld to Live Stream 2015 Olivier Nominations on Monday!BroadwayWorld to Live Stream 2015 Olivier Nominations on Monday!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(3/6/2015) - The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard will be announced by internationally acclaimed actors Lesley Manville and James McAvoy on Monday 9 March at Rosewood London, and BroadwayWorld will be live streaming the announcement simultaneously at 12:00 GMT (08:00 USA EDT)!


THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 28 - March 6THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 28 - March 6
by Anna Bencivengo

(3/6/2015) - Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of a performance preview of FINDING NEVERLAND, SYTYCD winner Ricky Ubeda joining the cast of ON THE TOWN, Roundabout Theatre Company's annual Spring Gala celebrating Helen Mirren, and more!


Luis Salgado to Direct SPEED-THE-PLOW in San JuanLuis Salgado to Direct SPEED-THE-PLOW in San Juan
by BWW News Desk (Mexico)

(3/6/2015) - Luis Salgado, who is currently nominated as Best Director for the world premiere production of Zuccotti Park The Musical, at the Venus/Adonis Festival, will direct a brand-new, Spanish-language production of David Mamet's explosive contemporary classic Speed-the-Plow.


'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Wendi Reichstein (Austin)

(3/6/2015) - Nearly150 students filled the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center Friday morning for an early- and unforgettable- Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) nominations ceremony. Surrounded by eager theatre students, excited teachers and directors, and local Austin media outlets, the GAHSMTA Select Ensemble (in true musical theatre fashion), under the direction of the Long Center's Education and Outreach Director Ginger Morris, performed an impressive Broadway-style opener leading up to the morning's big announcement.


Spartan Theatre Company to Present ON AN AVERAGE DAY, 3/27-4/12Spartan Theatre Company to Present ON AN AVERAGE DAY, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(3/6/2015) - Spartan Theatre Company presents John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day. This cutting edge contemporary drama chronicles an encounter between two adult brothers, Jack and Bob--Jack is doing great, and Bob is...Bob. Secrets emerge as the two men stumble through the emotional fog of their relationship with each other and their father. Equal parts hilarious and gut wrenching, this thriller invokes a touch of Mamet and shades of Shepherd to put an original spin on the concept of 'sins of the father.'


Custom Made Theatre to Premiere THE BRAGGART SOLDIER, 3/27-4/26Custom Made Theatre to Premiere THE BRAGGART SOLDIER, 3/27-4/26
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(3/6/2015) - Custom Made Theatre Co. Presents the World Premiere of The Braggart Soldier, or Major Blowhard, by Plautus, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin, March 27-April 26.


New Zealand Dance Company to Present 'Rotunda' at Her Majesty's TheatreNew Zealand Dance Company to Present 'Rotunda' at Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)

(3/6/2015) - In commemoration of the ANZAC centenary, the internationally renowned New Zealand Dance Company will present Rotunda - a breathtaking theatrical experience of contemporary dance with choreography by award-winning choreographer, Shona McCullagh. Joining them on stage will be Adelaide's own 24 piece premiere brass band, the Kensington and Norwood Brass. The show will make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre in Adelaide before touring nationally.


NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR to Launch 'Spectacular City Week' on MondayNEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR to Launch 'Spectacular City Week' on Monday
by BWW News Desk

(3/6/2015) - New York Spring Spectacular, the brand-new production at Radio City Music Hall, celebrates "Spectacular City Week," which provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to explore iconic New York City landmarks and institutions featured in the production.


VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'
by TV News Desk

(3/6/2015) - Multitalented performer Jonathan Groff, known as Jesse St. James on 'Glee' and the voice of Kristoff in 'Frozen,' stopped by this morning's Kathie Lee and Hoda and calls his role of 'Patrick' on the provocative HBO series 'Looking' his 'dream job.'


BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Kelli Rabke!BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Kelli Rabke!
by BroadwayWorld TV

(3/6/2015) - Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza on March 8 (7PM & 9:30PM). Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. The special event will star: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, Donna Vivino, Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin and Charlie Stevens.


Tacoma Little Theatre to Present Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO, 3/19Tacoma Little Theatre to Present Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO, 3/19
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)

(3/6/2015) - Tacoma Little Theatre presents Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian, on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30pm.


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Coming to Harris Center, 4/2-4MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Coming to Harris Center, 4/2-4
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)

(3/6/2015) - The Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the electrifying true story of the one night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley were brought together for what is now known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. The national tour of this Tony Award-winner brings these legendary icons to the Harris Center in what promises to be a series of unforgettable performances.


LA SOIREE Coming to QPAC, 7-24 MayLA SOIREE Coming to QPAC, 7-24 May
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Brisbane)

(3/6/2015) - La Soiree, the award-winning theatrical phenomenon that has won devotees around the world, brings its mesmerizing hybrid of a show to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season in the Playhouse, from 7 to 24 May 2015.


FNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New MusicalsFNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New Musicals
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/6/2015) - The Festival of New American Musicals and the University of California, Irvine a nnounce the launch of a nationwide search for new, short musicals created by writers between the ages of 14 - 23. The Festival produced a pilot of ShowSearch in 2013 in Los Angeles. Its success in attracting creative responses from young writers representing over 40 states has led to this new cooperative relationship between FNAM and UC Irvine Department of Drama.


Arizona Broadway Theatre to Round Out Season with ROCK OF AGESArizona Broadway Theatre to Round Out Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)

(3/6/2015) - Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) today announced the classic rock musical Rock Of Ages as the final addition to its stellar Season 11 lineup. The hilarious and rowdy musical opens May 27, 2016. Individual tickets will be released in June, but season subscriptions are currently available through the box office.


New GLEE Cast Member Talks Singing Original Darren Criss Song & MoreNew GLEE Cast Member Talks Singing Original Darren Criss Song & More
by TV News Desk

(3/6/2015) - In a new interview with TVLine, new GLEE cast member Finneas O'Connell speaks about joining the team of the long-running FOX musical comedy. The actor portrays 'Alistair,' a new member of New Directions and a love interest for McKinley HIgh's Spencer.


Firehouse Theatre Welcomes New Associate ProducerFirehouse Theatre Welcomes New Associate Producer
by BWW News Desk (Norfolk)

(3/6/2015) - Firehouse has hired Tennessee Dixon as Associate Producer effective March 4, 2015. Dixon received her M.F.A. in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and designs sets/projections for Richmond area theatres including Henley Street Theatre, 5th Wall, Virginia Rep, and SPARC.


Gainesville Theatre Alliance's THE GREAT GATSBY Opens 4/7Gainesville Theatre Alliance's THE GREAT GATSBY Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)

(3/6/2015) - It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream.


Phamaly Theatre Company to Present RAPUNZEL at Lakewood Cultural Center, 4/4Phamaly Theatre Company to Present RAPUNZEL at Lakewood Cultural Center, 4/4
by BWW News Desk (Denver)

(3/6/2015) - Lakewood Cultural Center presents Phamaly Theatre Company's fun, fanciful hourlong musical production of 'Rapunzel' at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and Alameda). With book and lyrics by two creators of the hit television show 'Friends,' rest assured this fairy tale isn't going to be business as usual!


Monsterpiece Theater Collective to Present HAMLETMonsterpiece Theater Collective to Present HAMLET
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(3/6/2015) - Monsterpiece Theater Collective's Hamlet Importance of Being Earnest takes a new look at Shakespeare's classic through the eyes of Hamlet himself as he struggles with grief and betrayal.


Rick Dildine to Depart Shakespeare & Company, Return to St. LouisRick Dildine to Depart Shakespeare & Company, Return to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)

(3/6/2015) - Rick Dildine is returning to St. Louis to serve as Artistic & Executive Director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, a company he led from 2009-2014. Dildine became Executive Director & President of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, in September 2014.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Montana Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBY, 4/12Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Montana Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBY, 4/12
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)

(3/6/2015) - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Montana Repertory Theatre's new theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3pm. F. Scott Fitzgerald's captivating story of romance and betrayal is brought to life in Simon Levy's finely crafted adaptation for the stage. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).


Tasty Monster Productions to Present LOVE, SEX, ANARCHYTasty Monster Productions to Present LOVE, SEX, ANARCHY
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)

(3/6/2015) - Heather Bagnall, (SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe) has been cast in the role of Emma Goldman in Tasty Monster Production's reading of LOVE, SEX, ANARCHY, a new play by Melissa Bell, based on the life and loves of the infamous Anarchist.


SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM Set for Long Center, 3/27-29SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM Set for Long Center, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk (Austin)

(3/6/2015) - Austin's favorite nun is BACKagain! Sister is bringing her knowledge about Easter and no-nunsense attitude to the Long Center! So put on your Easter bonnet and come prepared to laugh your sins off. Tickets are on sale now starting at $39.


Salvage Vanguard to Present MY CYCLE AND THE DENIM DOVESSalvage Vanguard to Present MY CYCLE AND THE DENIM DOVES
by BWW News Desk (Austin)

(3/6/2015) - Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces the site-specific workshop performance of My Cycle and the Denim Doves as part of our Works Progress Austin play development series.


Canadian Music Theatre Project to Present BRANTWOOD: 1920-2020Canadian Music Theatre Project to Present BRANTWOOD: 1920-2020
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/6/2015) - Audience members gather at the main entrance to Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville to get on the school bus that will transport them to and from Brantwood School.


Eva Noblezada, Emma Williams & More Set for RSO IN LONDON at St James StudioEva Noblezada, Emma Williams & More Set for RSO IN LONDON at St James Studio
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(3/6/2015) - West End stars Emma Williams, Eva Noblezada, Daniel Boys and Anton Zetterholm are to perform in a concert of the music and lyrics of award-winning US composer Ryan Scott Oliver at the St James Studio on 23rd March. RSO in London will feature music from Oliver's shows including Jasper in Deadland, We Foxes, Mrs Sharp and 35MM: A Musical Exhibition and the composer will be travelling to London to host the concert.


Theatre Raymond Kabbaz to Present UNE NUIT RADIEUSE, 3/23Theatre Raymond Kabbaz to Present UNE NUIT RADIEUSE, 3/23
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(3/6/2015) - Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, is pleased to present in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles, the play about the life of the famous architect, Le Corbusier, 'Une Nuit Radieuse' on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Los Angeles.


Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016
by BWW News Desk (St. Petersburg)

(3/6/2015) - On Friday, March 6, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announced that it will present the world premiere of JOSEPHINE, an original Broadway-bound musical, in April and May 2016. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29. Chronicling a dynamic chapter in the life of the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker, from 1939-1945, this exquisite new musical stars Grammy nominated, multi-talented, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox, who recently provided the vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie: Whitney. Ms. Cox starred on Broadway in the title role of Aida and as the female lead in the recent revival of Jekyll & Hyde.


The PIT to Host 4th Annual NYC Improv Festival This MonthThe PIT to Host 4th Annual NYC Improv Festival This Month
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(3/6/2015) - The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is hosting the 4th annual NYC Improv Festival (#NYCIF) running from Wednesday, 3/18 through Sunday, 3/22.


BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Disappoints at the Connor PalaceBWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Disappoints at the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko (NationalTours)

(3/6/2015) - DIRTY DANCING, THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, which is now in production at the Connor Palace transports the audience back to the summer of 1963. As is the custom of many well-to-do Jewish New York City families of that time, the Housemans have escaped for the summer to the Catskill Mountains, home of the Borscht Belt. It's a summer away from the sweltering city. It's a time for fun and games, and summer romances.




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