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Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MINDFull Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOUVENIR at Bridge Street TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SOUVENIR at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

On October 25, 1944, wealthy (and tone-deaf) soprano Florence Foster Jenkins and her accompanist Cosme McMoon performed a recital at Carnegie Hall. Tickets sold out weeks in advance; an estimated 2,000 people were turned away at the door. The world of music has never quite recovered. Come share the hilarious and touching tale of this unlikely pair in the musical "Souvenir" at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre March 16th through the 26th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ROAD SHOW, ORLANDO, THE WIZ and More on Tap for 2017-18 at The Lyric StageROAD SHOW, ORLANDO, THE WIZ and More on Tap for 2017-18 at The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces 5 of 7 plays for its 2017-18 Season, Spiro Veloudos's 20th Season as Producing Artistic Director.    (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreDanny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreBWW Review: MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Mar 13, 2017

Bad singers make interesting stories. After Meryl Streep got an Oscar nomination for her role as the classical world's Florence Foster Jenkins, last year, here comes Broadway's Debra Monk, warbling the pop repertoire of a mid-1960s musical misfit in a new musical full of Great White Way pedigree. (more...)

Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers FilmTom Hanks & Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will co-star in the Steven Spielberg-helmed drama THE POST, which centers on the Washington Post's 1971's publication of the Pentagon Papers. (more...)

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 9:30PM . (more...)

SOUVENIR Opens Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Subscription SeasonSOUVENIR Opens Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On October 25, 1944, wealthy (and tone-deaf) soprano Florence Foster Jenkins and her accompanist Cosme McMoon performed a recital at Carnegie Hall. Tickets sold out weeks in advance; an estimated 2,000 people were turned away at the door. The world of music has never quite recovered. Come share the hilarious and touching tale of this unlikely pair in the musical "Souvenir" at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre March 16th through the 26th. (more...)

Five Play Season Announced for Catskill's Bridge Street TheatreFive Play Season Announced for Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre is delighted to announce its 2017 line-up of plays - five magnificent, warmly human stories for audiences to savor between March and November. Scheduled for BST's second Mainstage Subscription Season are: (more...)

Meryl Streep, Matt Damon & More Among Final Slate of OSCAR PresentersMeryl Streep, Matt Damon & More Among Final Slate of OSCAR Presenters
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. (more...)

Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep and More Among Final Wave of Presenters for 89th OSCARSRyan Gosling, Meryl Streep and More Among Final Wave of Presenters for 89th OSCARS
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award WinnersBWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

Photo Flash:  Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATANPhoto Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

LA LA LAND, GAME OF THRONES Among Costume Designers Guild Award Winners; Full ListLA LA LAND, GAME OF THRONES Among Costume Designers Guild Award Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The winners of the Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY officially bows tonight Off-Broadway, while IF I FORGET, starring Kate Walsh, Jeremy Shamos and more, opens tonight at Roundabout! (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-TheaterBWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Feb 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 SeasonMilwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLEThe Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Production on MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios. (more...)

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