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Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life HelicopterPhoto Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast -- plus the production's real-life helicopter -- in action! (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This FallNJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 24, 2016

In Episode 415 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Devin Ilaw. Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in LES MISERABLES, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, BERNSTEIN'S MASS, WEARING BLACK, and THE KING AND I. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Opens TonightSerenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the first time ever presented by a professional Atlanta theatre company, Serenbe Playhouse and its design team have recreated the lush wilderness of Vietnam, complete with an actual Vietnam-flown Huey helicopter landing nightly in the Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Cutting Ball Theatre presents AvantGardARAMA!Cutting Ball Theatre presents AvantGardARAMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

San Francisco's cutting-edge and highly acclaimed experimentalCutting Ball Theater kicks off its 18th season with Avant GardARAMA! an all-in-one performance festival of seven short experimental plays showcasing the work of Bay Area directors. One of these short plays, a winning submission from a Cutting Ball Theater writer's workshop, is penned by a 16 year old student from San Francisco's celebrated Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and directed by one of his instructors. Avant GardARAMA! runs October 5 - 23 at Cutting Ball's venue at the EXIT on Taylor (located at 277 Taylor Street at Ellis). Preview is October 5, Press Night is October 6, and Gala Opening Night is October 7. Tickets for all performances through October 23, ranging in price from $15 to $60, are on sale now at cuttingball.com or by calling 415-525-1205. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper ForumWorld Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in ChicagoTickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

David Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCADavid Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Play Company in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to present a special event on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Casting Director Michael Cassara to 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Casting Director Michael Cassara to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 10, 2016

In Episode 414 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Cassara. Michael Cassara is a Casting Director and Educator based in New York City, dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals, plays, and film projects. He has worked with many of the nation's top theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, the Denver Center, the Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Hangar Theatre, and more. (more...)

Cast Announced for Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Opening This MonthCast Announced for Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Opening This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), is pleased to present the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Scho?nberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. (more...)

Duck Pond Farce CROSSING THE LINE to Open Next Week at Amphibian Stage ProductionsDuck Pond Farce CROSSING THE LINE to Open Next Week at Amphibian Stage Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions will open the regional premiere of CROSSING THE LINE by Kieran Lynn. Starring Justin Lemieux, Matthew Minor, and Kelsey Milbourn, the play will run Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, August 7 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Melissa Crespo directs. (more...)

A MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI Coming to FringeNYCA MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI Coming to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

16th Street Theater and B Street Theatre Become NNPN Core Members16th Street Theater and B Street Theatre Become NNPN Core Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?National New Play Network (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, has added two new Core Members: B Street Theatre (Sacramento, CA) and 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, IL). (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Conclude 10th Season New Annie Martin Play SUMMER RETREATWilliamston Theatre to Conclude 10th Season New Annie Martin Play SUMMER RETREAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, heads to the lake for the World Premiere of Summer Retreat by Annie Martin.   Performances begin Thursday, July 14 and run through Sunday, August 21.  Tickets for this madcap comedy are now on sale. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 29, 2016

Today's big news: Warwick Davis and more lead EUGENIUS! in London tonight, and Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR hits the recording studio! (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre WingDavid Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award®-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Having joined the board of the American Theatre Wing in 2009, Mr. Hwang will succeed current Chair William Ivey Long, who concludes his four-year term this year (the maximum number of consecutive years permitted). Mr. Long will maintain an active role in the Wing as he takes on the responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair. (more...)

A MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI Set for FringeNYCA MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Revisits Mini-Musical RSVP for Pride MonthExclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Revisits Mini-Musical RSVP for Pride Month
by Something New - Jun 25, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride, Joel is re-airing 'RSVP,' his original musical about a closeted science fiction writer, set in the 1970s. 'RSVP' - a chamber musical. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel B. New. Directed by Lori Wolter Hudson. Cast: Greg Etling as 'Michael Walker,' Jenny Neale as 'Susan,' Scott Guthrie as 'The Stranger.' 'RSVP' was recorded live at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC on March 16, 2013. Sound design by Emily Auciello. (more...)

Orfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support OrlandoOrfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The No Rules Show' hosted by Joshua Morgan on June 25, 2016 at 11:30. Join Broadway's Joshua Morgan (L?es Mis)?at fabulous Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening that's 50% talkshow, 25% cabaret, 20% sketch comedy, and 5% WTF. (more...)

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