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VIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekVIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Feb 5, 2016

Now that the week has come to an end, it's your turn to take a leaf out of Thomas Jefferson's book and say, 'So what'd I miss?' (more...)

Oakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCKOakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California will present the world premiere amateur youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest Broadway smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical, as the hit musical continues its professional Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in New York City.  In an unprecedented move, Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals prior to the show's Broadway opening on November 6, 2015 to make youth performance rights available to schools and youth theatres across the U.S. and Canada. In an exciting move, producer (and Oakland School of the Arts supporter) Carole Shorenstein Hays has invited OSA to present their musical on the historic stage of the Curran (where The Phantom of the Opera played for five record-breaking years) March 3 - 12, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Open Casting Call for Pint-Sized RockersBroadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Open Casting Call for Pint-Sized Rockers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

School of Rock - The Musical will hold an open casting call for a new wave of pint-size rockers, offering the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the most famous kid band of all time, it was announced today. (more...)

CPT's Regional Premiere of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins 2/11CPT's Regional Premiere of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the regional premiere of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, the Off-Broadway sensation (2014 Drama League Award nominee) written by Anne Washburn, with score by Michael Friedman (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson) and lyrics by Anne Washburn. CPT's production is directed by Matthew Wright, with Music Direction by Brad Wyner (Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical) and Choreography by Holly Handman. (more...)

BEDLAM Extends SENSE & SENSIBILITY at The Gym at JudsonBEDLAM Extends SENSE & SENSIBILITY at The Gym at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

BEDLAM has announced a five-week extension of its critically acclaimed production of Jane Austen's SENSE & SENSIBILITY, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill. SENSE & SENSIBILITY opens Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 7pm, at THE GYM AT JUDSON (243 Thompson Street) and will now play through Sunday, April 10, 2016. (more...)

The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Kristiana Colon's but i cd only whisper, directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews start February 18, with opening night slated for Monday, February 29. (more...)

KING CHARLES III to Play Roslyn Packer Theatre for STCKING CHARLES III to Play Roslyn Packer Theatre for STC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A West End and Broadway sensation, the Almeida Theatre production of the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best Play, King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, is presented by Sydney Theatre Company at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 31 March to 30 April 2016 (Opening Night: Saturday 2 April at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: How Do You Measure 20 Years in the Life of RENT? The Original Cast Reflects on 1996BWW Exclusive: How Do You Measure 20 Years in the Life of RENT? The Original Cast Reflects on 1996
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 25, 2016

10,512,000 minutes. It might not sound as catchy, but it's a number that certainly makes an impression. 10,512,000 minutes ago, the world was changed forever when a new musical called RENT rocked New York for the first time. It was January 25, 1996 when Mimi, Roger, Mark, Collins, Maureen, Benny, Joanne and Angel came to life onstage at the 150-seat New York Theater Workshop- a run that would precede the show's 12-year stint on Broadway. (more...)

BEDLAM to Offer SENSE & SENSIBILITY Student Rush TicketsBEDLAM to Offer SENSE & SENSIBILITY Student Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

BEDLAM'S critically acclaimed production of Jane Austen's SENSE & SENSIBILITY, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill, begins previews Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 3pm, and opens Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 7pm, at THE GYM AT JUDSON (243 Thompson Street) for a limited engagement. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage DRUNKEN WITH WHAT; Previews Begin in FebruaryTarget Margin Theater to Stage DRUNKEN WITH WHAT; Previews Begin in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Kicking off the 2016 spring season, Target Margin Theater presents a special treatment of Eugene O'Neill's epicMourning Becomes Electra. Drunken With What, presented at the Abrons Arts Center's historic Playhouse in February 2016, is the first in a series of studies of key scenes in the Mourning Becomes Electra trilogy and will offer audiences a deep reflection on the seminal work. Previews will begin on February 11th, 2016 with an opening night set for February 15th, 2016. Tickets will be $30. (more...)

Live Taping of PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Set for Theatre for a New Audience, 1/24Live Taping of PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Set for Theatre for a New Audience, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience will present a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing with host Randy Cohen interviewing internationally acclaimed director Trevor Nunn on Sunday, January 24, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  Tickets are $15 for the general public and $12 for Theatre for a New Audience subscribers. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS to Take the Stage at the Morrison Center This MarchTHE PRODUCERS to Take the Stage at the Morrison Center This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Award-­winning comic sensation THE PRODUCERS takes the stage at the Morrison Center March 1-3 at 7:30pm as part of the Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise series. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.  (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Present Simon Stephens's PUNK ROCKA.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Present Simon Stephens's PUNK ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory will present Punk Rock-Simon Stephens's (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) edgy and acclaimed play about the anxieties and fears that drive seven high-achieving students to emotional extremes. Performances of Punk Rock will take place February 2-7, 2016 in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St., San Francisco). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, February 2-Friday, February 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 6 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on February 6, audience members are invited to talk to the actors and learn more about the show during a free Audience Exchange event. Tickets are $20 and are available online at http://www.act-sf.org/ycshows or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Sit in for Elaine Paige on BBC 2 Radio Show This SundayAndrew Lloyd Webber to Sit in for Elaine Paige on BBC 2 Radio Show This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber will sit in for Elaine Paige on the Olivier Award-winner's weekly BBC 2 Radio program, "Elaine Paige on Sunday," this Sunday, January 10, 2016.  Lloyd Webber will share songs and secrets from his career and collaborations, the musicals he grew up with, and the shows that have inspired him, from both the West End and Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MENVIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

In their new City Center home, the Mint presents the American premiere of the Irish playwright's workplace drama. (more...)

BWW Interview: Philip Hays Talks Directing LOVE AND INFORMATION at Main Street TheaterBWW Interview: Philip Hays Talks Directing LOVE AND INFORMATION at Main Street Theater
by Katricia Lang - Jan 5, 2016

On the heels of TWELFTH NIGHT's love and marriage and VENUS IN FUR's bondage and masochism, Main Street Theater brings LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill, a play-or, more accurately, a series of little plays about the role of technology in contemporary relationships. (more...)

John Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthJohn Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents John Riddle in 'KEEP IT SIMPLE' on January 21st, 2016. An evening of music from the American songbook, pop, folk, Broadway and soul. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Trevor Nunn's PERICLES at Theatre for a New AudienceRehearsals Begin Today for Trevor Nunn's PERICLES at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin today (Monday, January 4) for Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of 22 actors, Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, announced.  (more...)

Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

There is still time to catch the Broadway shows closing in early 2016! Check out what shows are closing soon and be sure to see them while you still can! (more...)

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