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Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The PublicCast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Interactive Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO to Play Parkside LoungeInteractive Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO to Play Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reeve Carney Talks ROCKY HORROR, Broadway, New Music & More!BWW Interview: Reeve Carney Talks ROCKY HORROR, Broadway, New Music & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 17, 2016

BWW's Kevin Pollack sat down for an exclusive conversation with Reeve Carney after his show at SPACE in Evanston, IL last night, August 16th. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical AdaptationsTop 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

 Magic at Coney! The Sunday Matinee, August 21st Magic at Coney! The Sunday Matinee, August 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.   (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall GalaAmerican Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Confirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLYConfirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLY
by Rialto Chatter - Aug 13, 2016

While there is no official announcement, Michael Riedel writes that she is in talks to bring David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play back to Broadway. (more...)

What's Old is New Again in Little Stories Featured in 20th Annual NY International Fringe FestivalWhat's Old is New Again in Little Stories Featured in 20th Annual NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Little Stories, takes a fresh and zany look at some uncharted territory of The First Edition of The Brothers Grimm in this month's NY International Fringe Festival. Unearthing and dramatizing beloved tales takes a team of professionals who can bring 21st Century creativity to the stories while retaining integrity to moral tales of such fame. To add to such elements, the production's creative team includes Professional Storyteller and Actress Getchie Argetsinger, and Obie Winning Actress and Puppet Designer Jan Leslie Harding. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in MinneapolisTHE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North American with a sold-out engagement in Minneapolis, which concluded on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Reeve Carney Announces First Solo Tour Dates; Album to Debut This OctoberBroadway's Reeve Carney Announces First Solo Tour Dates; Album to Debut This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Carney has built a big tent to which all are invited. Reeve embarks on his first solo tour in August 2016, while his debut solo album is set to be released in October 2016. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena StageGregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/10/2016 - CHILDREN OF EDEN in London and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/10/2016 - CHILDREN OF EDEN in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 10, 2016

Today's big news: CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London tonight, and Leslie Odom Jr. performs on THE VIEW today! (more...)

Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Gelblum was a Partner and Chair of the Theater department at Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he practiced in the live stage, motion picture, television and documentary film areas. (more...)

Is Julie Taymor Returning To Broadway With A Revival of M. BUTTERFLY?Is Julie Taymor Returning To Broadway With A Revival of M. BUTTERFLY?
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

While there is no official announcement, Michael Riedel writes that she is in talks to bring David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play back to Broadway. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Stage Tube: The Cast and Crew of West End's THE LION KING Showcase Their Different Training MethodsStage Tube: The Cast and Crew of West End's THE LION KING Showcase Their Different Training Methods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Ahead of a summer of international sporting activity, Disney's THE LION KING has released a series of short films showcasing the athletic diversity and prowess of their West End cast and crew. Check out the three videos below! (more...)

Julie Taymor Reveals She'll Return to Broadway Next Season: 'I'm Coming Back'Julie Taymor Reveals She'll Return to Broadway Next Season: 'I'm Coming Back'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Julie Taymor, best known for her work on Broadway's THE LION KING and SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, revealed that she will be heading back to the Great White Way next season. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical AdaptationNikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Charles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts GalaCharles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW). (more...)

BWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in MinneapolisBWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 26, 2016

THE LION KING's Frank Wright II (video) full circle of life comes back around to the scene where it all began as he plays Minneapolis' Orpheum Theater for the fourth time and shares stories of the beginnings here 19 years ago. (more...)

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