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Based on the novel by George Orwell

The Gamm breathes fresh life into George Orwellís landmark novel with a bold retelling of the political satiristís hauntingly prophetic story. In a totalitarian world at war, with Big Brother watching and the Thought Police on his heels, Winston Smith clings stubbornly to his vision of a different future. What starts as an act of rebellion and hope rapidly unravels in a nightmare of doomed love, personal betrayal and the terrors of Room 101. British playwright Nick Laneís spare script, punctuated by chilling multi-media effects, resonates now more than ever.


Photo Flash: Austin Shakespeare's Wolf Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Austin Shakespeare is kicking off the 2016-2017 season with a staged reading of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall (Part I only), running September 22 - 25, 2016 at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Mantel's best-selling novel, which was adapted for stage by Michael Poulton, is a thrilling reimagining of life under Henry VIII with an unlikely hero at the center, Thomas Cromwell, the son of a blacksmith who rose to become one of the most powerful men in England. After a sold-out Broadway run and rave reviews, Austin Shakespeare is thrilled to produce the Southwest premiere of Wolf Hall with a fully costumed staged reading directed by Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella. (more...)

Photo Flash Firehouse Theatre Presents UBU 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Privacy. Torture. Love. Gluttony. Truth. War. Hunger. Flatulence. 2+2=5. Just in time for the final sprint to the finish line in the presidential election race, Firehouse presents this world premiere hybrid mash-up from the revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (UBU ROI) and George Orwell (1984) about power, corruption...and obscenity. Firehouse's world premiere of UBU 84 will be adapted and directed by James Ricks. (more...)

Borderlands Theater Presents the World Premiere of Sonoran Shadows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the world premiere of Sonoran Shadows, a shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin's El Milagro and Other Stories, excerpted and adapted for the stage by Milta Ortiz. The family friendly spectacle will be staged outdoors at Armory Park Band Shell and Oury Recreation Center. Art direction by Cristina Cardenas. Marc David Pinate directs. Audience members are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents STELLA AND LOU by Bruce Graham
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Stella and Lou' October 28 through November 27 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 - $30 and available online atwww.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. Group discounts for 6+ are available. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Begins 28th Season in 'New' Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) is launching its 28th season at the West End Studio Theatre (WEST) on 959 Islington Street-its "new" home. While NHTP has been a resident company at WEST since 1984, only as of this July 1 has it become the sole tenant of the space. (more...)

The Met To Release Over 70 Works By Paul Klee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An installation of works from The Berggruen Klee Collection-the largest collection of works by Paul Klee in the United States-is on view at The Met Breuer through December 31, 2016. Humor and Fantasy-The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection features some 70 works from this collection, which spans the artist's entire career-from his student days in Bern in the 1890s to his death in 1940 at the age of 60. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Brasier Freeth Prepares for Portfolio Growth with Yardi Genesis2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

ORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Host Duke Blue Devils This Saturday on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (more...)

OLD SCHOOL PARTY JAM Returns to the Orleans Arena This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Old School 105.7 will present the return of "Old School Party Jam," a sensational concert event featuring a collection of R&B legends, to the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Oct. 22. The concert's lineup includes S.O.S. Band, Lisa Lisa, Zapp, One Way and more. (more...)

BlackBerry Radar Hits the Road With Caravan Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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BlackBerry and Zimperium Partner to Provide Trusted Mobile Threat Protection for Enterprise and Government Customers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Comes Home for 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Twenty-four years ago this Fall, the Northern Kentucky Symphony, now the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (KSO), took the stage for the first time at the newly opened Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. To mark the group's 25th Anniversary Season, the KSO returns to its 'Old Kentucky Home' for 4 of its 5 subscription series concerts. The orchestra, which in 1992 inadvertently mailed its first season brochure to 3,000 dogs and cats (via an Iams Pet Food mailing list), has remained true to its mission - making the symphonic concert experience - attractive, accessible and affordable for the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & More
by Richard Ridge - Sep 21, 2016

After a special evening, where Lansbury performed the titular classic 'Beauty and the Beast' with Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano, she sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the impact of the film.  (more...)

Family-Friendly Audio Theater Features Voices of Kevin Sorbo, Daniel Roebuck and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Theater For The Mind, Radio Play, Audio Drama, Audio Theater - call it what you will but writer, director, producer Kevin Herren is creating some outstanding new Audio Theater programs. These are not ordinary Audiobooks. These stories are fully dramatized with music and sound effects for a truly immersive experience. Titles include classic literature favorites A Christmas Carol, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House of Usher and the children's Biblical Audio Theater series - In The Beginning featuring stories from the Bible. (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

UK's Forced Entertainment to Return to New York in TOMORROW'S PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF will present Forced Entertainment, returning this year with the New York premiere of their provocative and darkly comic performance, Tomorrow's Parties. (more...)

Ceres Gallery Presents #Artistathome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present #artistathome, 50 works on paper by American artist Anne Drager, born Germany 1966. Drager received an MA in Art History from Bonn University, Germany and turned to contemporary art after meeting Judy Lybke from the Eigen + Art Gallery in Leipzig in 1992. (more...)

TADA Announces Youth Ensemble Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater is holding auditions for the Resident Youth Ensemble Program for kids ages 8-18. Auditions will be held on five different days; October 5th for High School students, October 14th for Middle School students, October 15th for Elementary School students, October 19th, 21st and 22nd are open to all. TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble is a FREE pre-professional musical theater and youth development program. This unique multi-ethnic community of performers comes from all five NYC boroughs as well as New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil to Return to Houston Next Spring with KURIOS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Cirque du Soleil returns to Houston in 2017 with its most acclaimed touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. KURIOS will premiere under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top April 6, 2017. (more...)

Quincy F. Lettsome, Ph.D. Shares VIRGIN ISLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Quincy F. Lettsome, Ph.D., wanted to compile the history of the Virgin Islands. This prompted him in writing 'Virgin Islands: An Alphabetical Heritage,' (published by Xlibris) which contain information about the culture and heritage of the Virgin Islands arranged in an order according to the conventional sequence of the alphabet. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGEright's TOXIC AVENGER ¬Ė Fun but as Solid as Toxic Waste
by Jay Irwin - Sep 19, 2016

There's nothing wrong with a bit of mindless fun at the theater. Some of my happiest memories are sitting in a darkened theater laughing hysterically at Mormons or man eating plants or oversexed puppets. But while the fun in those instances may be base and mindless they were all still backed up by a well crafted and well put together show and that's where "The Toxic Avenger Musical", currently being offered from STAGEright, falls flat. Sure, it's goofy, in your face, over the top fun but appealing to our love of things a little bit gross and repeatedly calling someone a slut cannot replace good writing and pacing. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Set to Play at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), is thrilled to announce the opening of their¬†fifth season¬†in their comfortable stadium-style theatre in¬†Warwick. The company's 2016-17 season begins with theRhode Island Professional Premiere¬†of the¬†ten-time Tony¬ģ¬†Award-winning¬†musical,¬†Billy Elliot: The Musical,¬†which opens in previews on¬†September 28. (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

BWW'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...)

BWW'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...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Leona Lewis in CATS
by Ken Fallin - Sep 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Leona Lewis, currently starring as 'Grizabella' in Broadway's Cats! (more...)

Lighthouse Technology Partners Sets Regional Records at Annual Microsoft Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Primary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PRIMARY STAGES has announced the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

Author K. Hamilton To Hold Book Reading and Signing at Copperfield's in Novato
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Novato author K. HAMILTON will hold a book reading and signing at Copperfield's in Novato, Saturday, September 24th, 3pm - 5pm for her new contemporary Western novel THREE CORNER RUSTLERS. (more...)

BWW Review: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens Huntington Theatre Company Season
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 16, 2016

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE opens the Huntington Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. Directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, with Music Direction by Eric Stern, it features a large and talented ensemble with a mix of Boston theater artists and those with Broadway credits. Jenni Barber is a delight as Dot/Marie, but Adam Chanler-Berat does not match her intensity as George. The production looks great, sounds good, but feels less filling than a Sondheim show should. (more...)

Les Dames D'Escoffier to Honor Esther McManus at Harvest Farm Dinner at Inn at Grace Winery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Les Dames d'Escoffier will honor Philadelphia culinary pioneer Chef Esther McManus on Sunday, September 25th at Outstanding in Her Field, a new annual event to recognize talented women making a difference in the region's culinary field. The locally sourced harvest farm dinner will be set amidst the vines of Inn of Grace Winery (50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills) and paired with its fine wines and will celebrate McManus' artistry and legacy. McManus is a quiet and behind-the-scenes rockstar in the culinary world - she taught Julia Child how to make the perfect croissant, is considered by many to be the mother of Philly's artisan bread movement, and currently inspires legions of young cooks at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill. Funds raised from the event will help fund scholarships for women entering the culinary field. Tickets are on sale now starting at $125 at http://bit.ly/tixlesdamesphl (more...)

Moving Image to Screen Complete Kieslowski Retrospective This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present the most comprehensive U.S. retrospective of all of the Polish director's features, short films, early documentary work, and a marathon viewing of the Dekalog, from October 7 through November 6, 2016. The series will also include four posthumous works based on Kieslowski's unproduced screenplays. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Begins POP Season With THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Roundhouse & Olney's ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES an Artistic and Historic Triumph
by Andrew White - Sep 15, 2016

Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches is not just a national treasure, it is a glimpse of history in the making; it is a then-marginalized community seizing the stage, demanding attention, and beginning the long process of changing hearts and minds across the country.  To watch the kaleidoscope of characters, brilliantly portrayed here by some of Washington DC's finest actors, can be incredibly moving.  Not just for the performances themselves, which are memorable indeed, but for how those performances remind us of the changes this play made possible. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIONS Commissioning Program and More Set for YoungArts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation today announces a dynamic roster of new performances, showcases, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary collaborations for its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Roy Surette to Depart Centaur Theatre After Ten Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Centaur Theatre Board of Directors has announced that after ten seasons, Roy Surette, Centaur Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director, will depart June 2017. Roy returns to family and friends in his home town of Vancouver, BC, to assume the position of Touchstone Theatre's Artistic Director. (more...)

Audiences have Six Weeks Left to See the Critically Acclaimed 1984
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 Audiences have just six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984. Since opening at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013, the production has played almost 700 performances across the globe and, by the end of this run, over 380,000 people will have seen the show. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, the limited run at the Playhouse Theatre must end on 29 October 2016.  (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre - Free App for iPad and iPhone!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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NBC Sports to Present Notre Dame v Michigan State Football, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

No. 18 Notre Dame and No. 12 Michigan State will continue one of college football's greatest rivalries this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Spartans in a primetime matchup at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN Director Jack Hofsiss Passes Away at 65
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway director Jack Hofsiss passed away yesterday, September 13. He was 66 years old. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

New Hearing Loop System Iinstalled in Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. (more...)

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