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Impact and Academy Theatres Present THE UPROOTINGImpact and Academy Theatres Present THE UPROOTING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta will be opening their 2017/18 season with The Uprooting by Betty Chaney, directed by Brenda Porter. This sequel to last summer's hit The Rooting Place picks up after 20 years have passed. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CHICAGO, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

Melissa Errico Reflects on the Pursuit of Pleasure in Column for THE PURIST MagazineMelissa Errico Reflects on the Pursuit of Pleasure in Column for THE PURIST Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico has penned her second column in Cristina Cuomo's new magazine The Purist (in the current July issue). For her column 'Stories' in the June issue of this glossy wellness publication, Melissa wrote a piece on mindfulness and second thoughts, in which she next tackles the pursuit of pleasure. (more...)


by John Lariviere - Jul 17, 2017

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Philly Actor Bob Weick Celebrates 200 Year Birthday of Karl Marx with Tour of MARX IN SOHOPhilly Actor Bob Weick Celebrates 200 Year Birthday of Karl Marx with Tour of MARX IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Actor Bob Weick has played Karl Marx in his acclaimed production of Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho over 300 times. Now, to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Marx's birth in 2018, Weick is launching a national and international tour of Zinn's one-man show. (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Re-Air CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, 7/21Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Re-Air CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

THIRTEEN's Great Performances will air a re-broadcast of CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO on Friday, July 21st at 9:00 pm/et. (Check local listings.) The 60-minute career retrospective features interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed songs from Rivera's concert repertoire (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)


by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 3, 2017

Based on the 2006 indie hit film, Once tells the captivating love story about Irish musician Guy and Czech immigrant Girl and how they are drawn to each other based on their shared love for music. From the moment Guy and Girl meet, the audience is enraptured by their chemistry and wait at the edge of their seats, gasping for air, watching how the next scene will either result in a stepping stone or a set back for their relationship. (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles PremiereGeorge Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach DramaworksSWEENEY TODD Opens 7/14 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra TheatreDebra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next SummerTHE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement next summer July 17 - 29, 2018. (more...)

From SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/MusiciansFrom SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/Musicians
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Music has been a part of theatre since the dawn of the genre; from the origins of the Greek chorus to opera to Vaudeville to and to musical theatre. However, in recent years the line between the music and the theatre on Broadway has become more blurred as in unique and creative ways, we have seen performers serving as both actors and musicians. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson ChurchBWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing the Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGONBWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The HamptonsMelissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Diana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester PalaceDiana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Diana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MANDiana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Watch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice AwardsWatch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

As the Tony Awards approach, and New York's other prestigious awards are being handed out, what better time to dive into some of Broadway's best productions ever captured on film. In BroadwayHD's vast library, they have countless award-winning productions ready to stream.  We have pulled together some of our favorites below. Check them out and don't forget to vote in the 15th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. After you have voted for your favorite shows, designs, and performances of the season, you will receive a code for one free month of BroadwayHD as a thank you.  (more...)

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