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Two Special Event Categories Added to 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards; Voting Ends 12/31!Two Special Event Categories Added to 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards; Voting Ends 12/31!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2016

Due to popular demand, BroadwayWorld Cabaret is adding two new categories to the 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards to celebrate those special shows that ran only once or twice in this season's eligibility period between November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. (more...)

Last Three Weeks for World Premiere Season of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALLast Three Weeks for World Premiere Season of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre has only three weeks remaining. After standing ovations at every performance, the acclaimed production must close on Sunday 27 November. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical takes place tonight, Thursday 6 October, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in front of a star-studded capacity audience. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The much anticipated World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical hits the stage tonight for its first preview performance, ahead of the official opening night on 6 October. This exciting all-Australian production will play exclusively in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for ten weeks only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITYPhoto Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This all-new production of the critically acclaimed play is adapted by Kate Hamilland directed by the Wall Street Journal's Director of the Year (2014), Eric Tucker, Artistic Director of Bedlam Theater in New York. This DC premiere at the Folger breathes new life into the 200-year old favorite with a whimsical and theatrical staging. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet, Makes Debut at City Winery in New York This FallWell-Strung, the Singing String Quartet, Makes Debut at City Winery in New York This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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ON YOUR FEET!'s David Baida Wins 2016 MetroStar ContestON YOUR FEET!'s David Baida Wins 2016 MetroStar Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

?The Metropolitan Room erupted into wild cheers when David Baida was announced as the next MetroStar last night.  (more...)

Rehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALRehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

METROSTAR Picks Five Finalists For Metropolitan Room Competition Finale Next MondayMETROSTAR Picks Five Finalists For Metropolitan Room Competition Finale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Five exceptional and well-matched singers were chosen to advance as finalists in this year's MetroStar Talent Challenge on Monday. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

More Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALMore Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Today, producer, John Frost, announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production ofDream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from the September 22nd for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubBrian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 13-24, 2016. (more...)

Winner of 8th Annual MetroStar Competition Announced!Winner of 8th Annual MetroStar Competition Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

 Minda Larsen eeked out a MetroStar win last night, finishing on top of a strong and tightly matched Top Five line-up in a spellbinding contest finale at the Metropolitan Room.  To win the 8th annual MetroStar Talent Challenge Larsen captivated the judges with her confessional and inspirational story of having competed in the contest three other times (unsuccessfully) and dramatically changing her attitude about her work this time around.  The attitude adjustment succeeded as Larsen soared in the finale, beating out the delightful everyman Thomas Dieter (1st runner-up) and gloriously-voiced Josephine Sanges (2nd runner up). The two other Top 5 finalists were Lisa Remick and April Leonhard. (more...)

Metrostar 2015 Competition Concludes Next WeekMetrostar 2015 Competition Concludes Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

 In nail-bitingly close voting Monday night, the MetroStar Talent Challenge bid farewell to two audience favorites in a hotly contested semi-final round.  Let go by the jury were the contest's popular 9th grader Josephine Bianco and the veteran piano bar performer Sheree Sano. (more...)

Richard O'Brien Does the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Beginning Tonight in MelbourneRichard O'Brien Does the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Beginning Tonight in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost gleefully announced that the author of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, would join the production at certain special performances during the Melbourne season, playing the role of the Narrator. O'Brien can be seen at performances tonight, June 30, and July 1, 2, 5 (5.30pm only), 7, 8 and 9. (more...)

MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions DeadlineMetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

Richard O'Brien to Do the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in MelbourneRichard O'Brien to Do the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

?Producers Howard Panter and John Frost gleefully announced today that the author of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, would join the production at certain special performances during the Melbourne season, playing the role of the Narrator. O'Brien can be seen at performances on June 30, July 1, 2, 5 (5.30pm only), 7, 8 and 9. (more...)

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