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West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

DOMA to Rock It with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This SummerDOMA to Rock It with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Three lifelong friends are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia in American Idiot, the smash Broadway hit based on Green Day's multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning album of the same name. Now director Marco Gomez, musical director Chris Raymond and choreographer Angela Todaro, the team behind recent critically acclaimed productions of Young Frankenstein and Jesus Christ Superstar, bring this explosive, iconic story to the DOMA stage beginning June 5 at the MET Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for glory|struck's AMERICAN IDIOT, Coming to LA Next MonthTickets Go on Sale for glory|struck's AMERICAN IDIOT, Coming to LA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for glory|struck production's immersive and environmental staging of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a warehouse of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City LightsEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson's dark and delightful revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear comes to the South Bay for the first time this spring, opening at City Lights in May. (more...)

Debra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity RepDebra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

At the 19th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Rep will award Debra Messing with the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. John Chan, jazz promoter and owner of Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in Woonsocket will be honored with a Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Dancer and choreographer Julie Strandberg will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts and Trinity Rep's former executive director, Michael Gennaro, will be awarded with the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts. The ceremony will be held Monday, June 15, 2015 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

THESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox DealTHESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox Deal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Hartford Courant reports that THESE PAPER BULLETS! creator and TV writer Rolin Jones has signed a two-year contract with 20th Century Fox Television to develop projects via his production company New Neighborhood. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & MoreDare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

glory|struck productions has announced complete casting for their upcoming immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Fred Armisen to Host 74th Annual PEABODY AWARDSFred Armisen to Host 74th Annual PEABODY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Actor-producer-writer Fred Armisen, co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated Portlandia, and an 11-season Saturday Night Live veteran, is set to emcee the dramatically reimagined event. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/30/2015 - Vineyard, MISCAST, MUFTI Galas and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/30/2015 - Vineyard, MISCAST, MUFTI Galas and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an evening of galas and benefits for Vineyard, MCC, York and more! (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 SeasonAMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2015-16 Season, featuring an unprecedented seven productions for Chicago audiences! The season kicks off this summer with the triumphant return engagement of the critically acclaimed ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Graney and featuring most of the original cast. (more...)

THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonTHESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Breaking: New Musicals by David Yazbek (Directed by Hal Prince!), Billie Joe Armstrong & More Coming to Atlantic Theatre Company in 2015-16Breaking: New Musicals by David Yazbek (Directed by Hal Prince!), Billie Joe Armstrong & More Coming to Atlantic Theatre Company in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced five productions of its 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: AMERICAN IDIOT Will Get Immersive Staging in L.A. Warehouse, Opening in MayBWW Exclusive: AMERICAN IDIOT Will Get Immersive Staging in L.A. Warehouse, Opening in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

In an immersive, environmental staging, glory|struck productions will present AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A., vibrantly bringing the punk album to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

Les Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This SummerLes Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Les Paul Foundation has announced the official “100th Birthday of Les Paul,” a year-long celebration to launch the famous inventor and musician's 100th birthday - June 9th, 2015. The celebration, which will last through May of 2016, will include exciting programs beginning with the star-studded June 9th event in New York's Times Square. Fans of Les Paul will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most famous names in music at the official kick-off event. Music legends including Steve Miller, Joan Jett, Journey's Neal Schon, guitar virtuoso Johnny A, Chickenfoot's Joe Satriani, Count's 77 and others will appear at the event. Musical acts will continue to be announced on les-paul.com over the next several weeks. (more...)

City Lights Theater Company's 33rd Season to Include AMERICAN IDIOT, THE ELEPHANT MAN & MoreCity Lights Theater Company's 33rd Season to Include AMERICAN IDIOT, THE ELEPHANT MAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

City Lights Theater Company's 33rd season will take audiences from Victorian England to post-9/11 suburbia, from gripping drama to quirky comedy and contemporary rock. The spirited downtown company presents a six-show mainstage season at 529 S. Second St. in San Jose that offers audiences both fresh works and new takes on the classics. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreContra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 56th Main Stage season, which features a hilariously suspenseful homage to Alfred Hitchcock, a musical adaptation of a cherished children's story, a gripping reimagination of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night, a brilliantly witty exploration of class, and the award-winning rock musical with its roots in the East Bay. (more...)

PENTECOST, CAROUSEL, SWAN LAKE and More Set for CCM's 2015-16 Mainstage SeriesPENTECOST, CAROUSEL, SWAN LAKE and More Set for CCM's 2015-16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for its 2015-16 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. Between Sept. 30, 2015, and April 24, 2016, CCM's stars-of-tomorrow will present seven masterworks for the stage under the guidance of its internationally acclaimed faculty artists. (more...)

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