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WICKED LIT 2016 Productions AnnouncedWICKED LIT 2016 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the plays that will be included in WICKED LIT 2016, the company's 8th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 7th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill PlayhouseTHE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek to Stage RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN This FallTongue in Cheek to Stage RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents a nine-performance revival of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn from October 26 through November 5, 2016, in midtown NYC.  (more...)

THE TAMING OF CATS Comes to The BrickTHE TAMING OF CATS Comes to The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Catherine's violent and bloody blackouts inflame her most primal fears. Her world falls increasingly out of orbit as the cause eludes explanation. Forces pull at Cat from every direction: her sister needs her to be normal; her stalker aches to save her; and her would-be-lover hungers to satisfy her most voracious desires. Catherine is desperate for answers, but the truth may prove more terrifying than her wildest nightmare…. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

El Greco Productions Presents  World Premiere of Hip Hop Superhero Musical SIAMESE SEX SHOWEl Greco Productions Presents World Premiere of Hip Hop Superhero Musical SIAMESE SEX SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What does the future hold for sex? Blending Lady Gaga-esque popstar theatricality with Blade Runner's dark comic vision, the world premiere of the Siamese Sex Show, a hip hop musical, takes place in the dystopian future. The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its "safe" new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. At an underground 'intimacy' speakeasy called "The Siamese Sex Show," four fallen popstars gather in collusion to plan their revenge against Monocorp's devious CEO. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, can these unlikely heroes overcome their differences in time to stop Monocorp's evil agenda?  (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces Oregon Play Prize Winner SIGNS by Steve RathjeArtists Repertory Theatre Announces Oregon Play Prize Winner SIGNS by Steve Rathje
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre awards the Oregon Play Prize to Steve Rathje for his play SIGNS. Rathje is a 21-year-old student at Stanford University and a 2014 graduate of Lake Oswego High School. Rathje is the winner after three finalists were selected from 131 script submissions by 24 readers in a blind-reading format. The three scripts were then voted on by the public through a two-month blind, online voting process. The public cast 2,072 votes to express which play they'd most like to see produced at Artists Rep. (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company Youth Performer Receives NJACT Perry Award NominationAspire Performing Arts Company Youth Performer Receives NJACT Perry Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Aspire Performing Arts Company has been gaining a strong reputation in the Passaic County, NJ area for its work with local youth through theater productions and master classes. This summer, however, Aspire PAC received another impressive accolade: a Perry Awards nomination. (more...)

Maverick Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Invades the Blue Note (NY) on October 16Maverick Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Invades the Blue Note (NY) on October 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

The Daniel Bennett Group performs their New York City album release at the Blue Note (131 West 3rd St, New York, NY) on Sunday, October 16th (11:30am and 1:30pm show times). (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...)

BLOOD is Back This OctoberBLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayWorld Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

COD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MACCOD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," directed by COD Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Studio Theatre, Oct. 6-23. "A Woman of No Importance" premiered in 1893 in London's Haymarket Theatre. As with many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes English upper class society and features many witty, memorable and highly quotable lines, such as "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed;" and "Nothing succeeds like excess." Please note: This play contains adult language and themes. (more...)

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Hosts Open HousesFranklin School for the Performing Arts Hosts Open Houses
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will hold back-to-school Open Houses for prospective students and families on Monday, September 19 and Thursday, September 29 from 4-8 p.m. at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. The community is invited to tour the facilities, speak with faculty and staff, and learn more about FSPA programs in music, dance, and drama. Prospective students are also encouraged to try a complimentary class. (more...)

Stuart Rogers Productions Presents THE PORTMAN DELUSIONSStuart Rogers Productions Presents THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

STUART ROGERS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to present a world premiere play, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS, written by Adam Mervis and directed by Thomas Burr. THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS  will preview on Saturday, September 24 and open on Friday, September 30 at 8pmand run through Saturday, November 4 at the Raven Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC PresentationTituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Tituss Burgess has received the rights to the beloved film, 'The Preacher's Wife.' An industry presentation will be held in NYC on Monday, Sepetember 12, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State CoverageBroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (more...)

BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State CoverageBroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (more...)

Leo Ash Evens, Russell Fischer and More to Lead MONSTER MAKERS Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowLeo Ash Evens, Russell Fischer and More to Lead MONSTER MAKERS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

MONSTER MAKERS: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT has announced full casting for its Feinstein's/54 Below on September 3, 2016. (more...)

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