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Adult Advanced Improv Class Spring Session at Playhouse on Park: Registration Now Open!Adult Advanced Improv Class Spring Session at Playhouse on Park: Registration Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Registration for Adult Advanced Improvisation at Playhouse on Park is now open. The session begins April 24 and meets every Monday from 7-10pm through June 5. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-BroadwayDolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARKBWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2017

Daniel DeVault's taut, focused direction and consistent performances from his ensemble of actors are the hallmarks of Circle Players' latest show in their 2016-17 season - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park - now onstage, appropriately and significantly at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, named for one of Nashville's most venerated civil rights leaders through April 2. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): CLYBOURNE PARK's Walton, Prince and TreutleFRIDAY 5 (+1): CLYBOURNE PARK's Walton, Prince and Treutle
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Today, three members of director Daniel DeVault's cast - Chandra J. Walton, M. Caroline Prince and Ethan Treutle - offer some insight into their creative process in Friday 5 (+1): Clybourne Park. (more...)

VIDEO: Mel C Joins Cast of West End SCHOOL OF ROCK for Performance of 'Wannabe'VIDEO: Mel C Joins Cast of West End SCHOOL OF ROCK for Performance of 'Wannabe'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Last night (16 March 2017) at the New London Theatre Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit 'Wannabe.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Mel C Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL with Surprise PerformancePhoto Flash: Mel C Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL with Surprise Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Last night (16 March 2017) at the New London Theatre Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit Wannabe. (more...)

Anniversary Celebration of LORD OF THE DANCE Heads to Bristol During New TourAnniversary Celebration of LORD OF THE DANCE Heads to Bristol During New Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Michael Flatley's spectacular Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games returns to the UK early next year, hot on the heels of a successful World Tour - and the dance spectacular is coming to Bristol as part of a major new national tour. (more...)

Daniel DeVault Directs CLYBOURNE PARK for Circle PlayersDaniel DeVault Directs CLYBOURNE PARK for Circle Players
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 9, 2017

Daniel DeVault directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama - and 2012 Tony Award winner for best play - Clybourne Park, running March 17-April 2, at Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theatre in a new production from Circle Players. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (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...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REGVideo: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Leading Ladies of CFTA's 9 to 5: THE MUSICALFRIDAY 5 (+1): The Leading Ladies of CFTA's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

Opening tonight at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts is 9 to 5: The Musical, the Broadway musical by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, based upon the hit movie in which Parton played Doralee, a buxom, down-home kind of gal. Directed by Matthew Hayes Hunter, with choreography by Kate Adams-Kramer and musical direction by Emily Dennis, the show features a stunning trio of leading ladies - played by Katie Hahn, Mary Ellen Smith and Memory Strong-Smith - and an ensemble filled with local favorites, including two Matt Smiths... (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End For a Third Time To January 2018SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End For a Third Time To January 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

For a third time since its West End premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of School of Rock - The Musical today announces a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. (more...)

Michael Flatley Dance Academy Inspires Next Generation of TalentMichael Flatley Dance Academy Inspires Next Generation of Talent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????A series of pop-up dance workshops to inspire and discover new talent have been launched as part of the new UK tour of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. (more...)

'9 to 5 Change It!' Awards Presented During Run of CFTA Musical'9 to 5 Change It!' Awards Presented During Run of CFTA Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2017

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents Dolly Parton's hit Broadway musical - 9 to 5, The Musical - running February 10-26, during which they will recognize local women who have made a difference in the workforce with the presentation of "9 to 5 Change It!" Awards. (more...)

Peter Capaldi to Leave Iconic Role of DOCTOR WHO After Three SeasonsPeter Capaldi to Leave Iconic Role of DOCTOR WHO After Three Seasons
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role of DOCTOR WHO in the 2017 Christmas special after three incredible seasons on BBC AMERICA's hit sci-fi drama. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic TheatreCanadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2017, THE SEQUELPhoto Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2017, THE SEQUEL
by - Jan 14, 2017

Gracie McGraw, Molly Balsam and Jenna Pryor opened Act Two of the awards show with a medley of Hamilton-inspired songs. (more...)

THE MATT SHOW is Camp with a Side of Current EventsTHE MATT SHOW is Camp with a Side of Current Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Do you watch Leah Remini's new docuseries and wonder how she does anything with those nails? Do you want to pour out a Coke for the late, great Carrie Fisher? Are you upset trans advocate Caitlyn Jenner supports Trump? Does your mother sometimes sound like a beloved 90s television character played by Betty White? Then, honey, this is the show for you! (more...)

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