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Third Street Theater to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNThird Street Theater to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Third Street Theatre has announced the next production in LA's hottest 99-seat theater, the Tony Award-winning musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. (more...)

Lena Hall Teases HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH CostumeLena Hall Teases HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Costume
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Following her Tony-winning performance in the 2014 Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak, Lena Hall is pulling a different wig out of the box and hitting the road as the title character for some cities along the production's national tour. The lucky followers of Hall's Instagram got an early sneak peek of the actress in part of her costume; check out the photo she posted below! (more...)

Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayRoundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! Love, Love, Love begins preview performances tomorrow, September 22, 2016, and opens officially on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 18, 2016. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Heralds Opening of Gate69 in Cape TownHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Heralds Opening of Gate69 in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the iconic rock musical, is the opening production at Gate69, Cape Town's newest theatre venue on Bree Street. The production is presented by VRG Theatrical in association with Gate69. (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRLSheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas KailThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Actors' Theatre is Thrilled to Announce Their 36th SeasonActors' Theatre is Thrilled to Announce Their 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

 On September 29, the Actors Theatre will launch its new season with the West Michigan premiere of one of the most talked-about plays of the last decade - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. Mr. Burns opens with a group of people attempting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The one thing these folks have in common? The Simpsons. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH-Inspired Ice Cream Heralds Tour's San Francisco StopHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH-Inspired Ice Cream Heralds Tour's San Francisco Stop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

To celebrate the opening of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre, Humphry Slocombe and SHN have collaborated on a limited edition HEDWIG-inspired ice cream flavor. (more...)

Crystal Finn Joins Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME; Cast Complete!Crystal Finn Joins Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, for the world-premiere production of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Kip Fagan, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Daniel Sullivan to Helm Steven Levenson's New Play IF I FORGET; Off-Broadway Dates Set!Daniel Sullivan to Helm Steven Levenson's New Play IF I FORGET; Off-Broadway Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company will present former Roundabout Underground playwright Steven Levenson's (The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin; Dear Evan Hansen) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan.  (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY GalaDavid Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will be the honoree of the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Anne Kauffman Will Direct Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM on BroadwayAnne Kauffman Will Direct Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson and directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Last Chance To See AMERICAN IDIOT at the Arts TheatreLast Chance To See AMERICAN IDIOT at the Arts Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

In the immortal (and slightly edited) words of Green Day, it's time to 'Wake Up Before September Ends' to catch the smash hit UK production of American Idiot at the Arts Theatre, before it closes on 25 September 2016.  (more...)

Out of the Box Theatrics' Announces Cast and Creative Team for Inaugural ProductionOut of the Box Theatrics' Announces Cast and Creative Team for Inaugural Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Producing Artistic Director, Elizabeth Flemming, and Out of the Box Theatrics, Inc., a New York based non-profit theatre company, is pleased to announce it's inaugural production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic 1967 musical comedy. This fresh adaptation features additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and updated book by Michael Mayer. With iconic characters, a witty and tuneful score and and intelligent satirical dialogue, this is the perfect musical for any age. OOTB will partner with the Parks and Recreation Department of New York City and produce 2 free performances at the Frederick Douglass Playground, W. 101 and Amsterdam on Saturday, October 8 and 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Season - World Premieres, Live Streams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Guerilla Opera is all fun and games in their 10th anniversary season, featuring a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated with music and libretto by Nicholas P. Vines in September 2016 and the world premiere of Play, the Game or Game, the Play with music and libretto by composer and theater artist Rick Burkhardt in May 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Criss Urges His Fellow San Franciscans To See Him in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHVIDEO: Darren Criss Urges His Fellow San Franciscans To See Him in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Darren Criss, who came into the starring role in Hedwig AND THE ANGRY INCH as a replacement during its Broadway run, is very excited to be opening the musical's national tour in two very familiar environments. (more...)

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