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ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens this Weekend at ShenanArts!MEMPHIS Opens this Weekend at ShenanArts!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony VolpeGeorge Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony Volpe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that its Annual Gala Benefit - a one-of-a-kind evening featuring stars of Broadway, film and television - will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 pm, at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. This year, George Street Playhouse honors one of its own as David Saint will receive the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement in celebration of his 20th season as the Playhouse's Artistic Director. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street PlayhouseMaddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

King's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of Fiona English as Executive Director and Benji Sperring as Associate DirectorKing's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of Fiona English as Executive Director and Benji Sperring as Associate Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The King's Head Theatre announced today the appointment of two new staff members, the latest step in their exciting expansion as a producer of original, contemporary work and developing new talent. (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again at the Pines with I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEFall in Love All Over Again at the Pines with I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Pines Dinner Theatre continues its 2017 season bringing Off-Broadway's award-winning and second-longest running musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change to the stage.  (more...)

Valentine's Day Weekend Offers Available at I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEValentine's Day Weekend Offers Available at I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Theatre Three will celebrate Valentine's Day at I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change with a special offer for patrons attending the show this weekend (Thursday, February 9, through Sunday, February 12). Tickets to these performances are $50 and the price includes a long-stemmed rose, artisanal chocolates and a sparkling wine toast with the critically acclaimed cast after the show. Tickets are on sale now at the Theatre Three Box Office (www.theatre3dallas.com; 214.871.3300, option 1). Theatre Three is located in The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh Street, Suite #168, Dallas, TX 75201. (more...)

First Look: Elvis Tunes Rock and Roll in Bardic Theatre's Production of ALL SHOOK UPFirst Look: Elvis Tunes Rock and Roll in Bardic Theatre's Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Bardic Theatre's production of the Elvis inspired musical All Shook Up opened last night to a sold out full house with the audience instantly rising to their feet to give the cast their first standing ovation at Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore, All Shook Up runs until Saturday 18 February.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Noel S. Ruiz TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Memphis The Musical plays two more shows, tomorrow and Saturday, February 3 and 4, at the The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center of Oakdale, Long Island. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Feb 2, 2017

Jess here.  In my very first article I wrote about what makes a good show.  One of the points that was brought up included the importance of having a cohesive ensemble (and by ensemble, I mean the entire cast). I had the pleasure of seeing these words come to life on stage this past week.  I saw two high school theatre productions, each perfectly demonstrating the role a cohesive ensemble plays in taking a show to the next level.   (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens this Month at ShenanArts!MEMPHIS Opens this Month at ShenanArts!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER to Bring Power Ballads and Mysterious Goo to Breckenridge Backstage TheatreTHE TOXIC AVENGER to Bring Power Ballads and Mysterious Goo to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The 43rd Season of the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre - a Season of Love and Passion - continues in February with a sublimely silly musical that shamelessly amps up the camp with power ballads, dirty politics, scattered body parts, and plenty of mysterious green goo. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Stage THE LAST ROMANCE This FebruaryWindham Theatre Guild to Stage THE LAST ROMANCE This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro's gorgeous tribute to the power of love, The Last Romance is the Windham Theatre Guild's next Main Stage production opening Friday, February 10th. (more...)

Delta Center Stage Presents MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL, 2/23Delta Center Stage Presents MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Delta Center Stage presents MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL, Feb.23-26, 2017. (more...)

World-Premiere Pop Opera CREATIVES Set for Chicago Theatre WorkshopWorld-Premiere Pop Opera CREATIVES Set for Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop (CTW), in association with Susan Jack and Helen R. Jack, present "Creatives," a darkly comic pop-opera beginning February 19 at the Edge Theatre (5451 N. Broadway) under the direction of CTW's Artistic Director Tom Mullen. (more...)

MEMPHIS - THE MUSICAL to Play Fort Wayne Civic Theatre This FebruaryMEMPHIS - THE MUSICAL to Play Fort Wayne Civic Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents Memphis - The Musical, with book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music & lyrics by David Bryan, based on a concept by George W. George. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in MayNancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (more...)

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