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A Place for Global Theatre Artists and Storytellers to Convene and Develop New WorkA Place for Global Theatre Artists and Storytellers to Convene and Develop New Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four stories of family, gender, female empowerment and migration comprise the projects supported by Sundance Institute's Theatre Program at its two-week Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place December 4-18. Dedicated to the creation and development of new musical theatre work, the Lab's projects are cast individually, rehearsed daily and benefit from concentrated, uninterrupted time and resources. (more...)

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Opens in TorontoReview Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Opens in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Nov 24, 2016

Come From Away, a new musical about what happened when 38 planes landed in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following the September 11 attacks, is set to begin a Broadway run this coming spring following a run in Toronto, which began last night.  (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARKCase Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)


by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2016

Broadway Dreams just held its annual Night of Dreams Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University was the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day Next MonthAsolo Rep to Host GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS Family Day, a special matinee performance, offers theatre-loving families an affordable way to see this glorious musical. Travel back in time to the Big Apple, and explore some of the most exciting music and unforgettable characters the American theatre has to offer. Before the show, take part in a sing-a-long, model a costume, or try your luck in a game of chance. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo RepPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. GUYS AND DOLLS opens tonight, November 18, and runs through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jordan Jaffe's New Eco-Comedy WHIRLWIND To Have Staged Reading In New YorkJordan Jaffe's New Eco-Comedy WHIRLWIND To Have Staged Reading In New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Fresh off our recent run of Crude at Theater 511 @ Ars Nova, join Black Lab Theatre Sunday, November 20th at 5:30pm at Dixon Place for a New York staged reading of Jordan Jaffe's new eco-comedy Whirlwind. (more...)

TV: Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, and Joel Hatch Tell Us About COME FROM AWAYTV: Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, and Joel Hatch Tell Us About COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld was on location in Toronto at the newly restored Royal Alexandra Theatre talking with the cast of Come From Away! Check out the video below! (more...)

DAUGHTERS OF TROY Set for One-Night-Only Performance at Dixon PlaceDAUGHTERS OF TROY Set for One-Night-Only Performance at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Daughters of Troy announces an expansion of their interdisciplinary project which began earlier this year at an artist residency on Governors Island. The one night performance of mostly new theatrical works-in-progress will take place at Dixon Place on November 21st at 7:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Sings Elvis Costello in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINESTAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Sings Elvis Costello in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE
by Nora Dominick - Nov 16, 2016

Take a break from your busy day and check out Kate Baldwin singing Elvis Costello's 'Everyday I Write the Book' from her Feinstein's/54 Below show 'Extraordinary Machine.' (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTESPittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARYCasting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at University of San Diego's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at University of San Diego's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program are presenting William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running now through November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, the show officially opened on Saturday, November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Six Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena StageSix Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Six D.C.-area playmakers have been selected to participate in the third installment of Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program that invites a small group of local theater makers to investigate their artistic process and develop their dramaturgical practice. The program is co-facilitated by Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko and Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, and participants convene once per month at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Gears Up for A Return to the Catalina Jazz Club in HollywoodPhoto Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Gears Up for A Return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Monday, November 14th at 8:30pm for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater writers, featuring performers from Broadway and beyond.  (more...)

Playwrights Project to Present 32nd Annual Festival of Plays by Young WritersPlaywrights Project to Present 32nd Annual Festival of Plays by Young Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Playwrights Project will produce its 32nd annual festival of Plays by Young Writers, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 19 - January 29, 2017. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a new play with music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder.Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay ("Hershey Felder as Irving Berling"), and produced by long-time collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder's newest work takes on Russia's most celebrated, and perhaps most mysterious, composer. "Our Great Tchaikovsky," the fourth selection of the 2016/2017 season, begins on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and plays throughSunday, February 12, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

New Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to Make World Premiere in NYC This WeekendNew Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to Make World Premiere in NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Producers of Pip's Island, the brand new, wholly immersive and groundbreaking theatrical event for all audiences, will kick off this Saturday, November 12 for a strictly limited engagement through January 8, 2017 at Skylight Modern (537 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

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