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CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Return to TV in New Comedy Series Co-Starring Amy Poehler
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Legendary comedian Carol Burnett will make her return to television in a multi-camera comedy in which she will star alongside Amy Poehler. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGE
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2016

Bright bursts of light imitating the effects of flash powder photography capture the opening and closing images of all three acts of director Jack O'Brien's raucously good revival of the classic 1928 comedy, THE FRONT PAGE. (more...)

HAMILTON's West End Production Announces Official Ticket Sale Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

As previously announced, HAMILTON, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. The producers are delighted to be able to confirm that tickets for the London production of HAMILTON, will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence in November 2017. Full details of prices, booking information and performance schedule will be announced in January 2017. (more...)

National Survey Shows Strong Parent Support for Technology in the Classroom; Suggests Gaps and Opportunities in Implementation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Firebrand Theatre to Host NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES: Halloween Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

???????Start your Halloween off right and join the coven! Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre presents the return of its hauntingly popular witch-themed cabaret NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES on Monday, October 31 at 7 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Anthony Freud Renews Contract as General Director for Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that, at its meeting earlier today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to renew acclaimed general director Anthony Freud's five year contract. Mr. Freud will continue to lead the organization as general director through the 2020/21 season. (more...)

Playwrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In an ongoing mission to nurture and develop new work by emerging artists, Abingdon Theatre Company proudly announces Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting as recipients of its inaugural Residency Program. (more...)

WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE? Comedy Show to Return to The Grand in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, 'What, exactly, is your damage?' (more...)

BWW Review: Christine Ebersole Achieves Quirky Poignancy While Reflecting on a New Chapter in AFTER THE BALL at the Café Carlyle
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The Cafe Carlyle is one of most renowned venues for cabaret in the country, seeped in history so rich it could fill a PBS special. In no way, though, does its historical significance relegate a show to seriousness. Take, for example, two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (42ND STREET, GREY GARDENS), who returned to the Cafe Carlyle for the start of what is her impressive sixth engagement at the supper club on October 11. Buoyant and self-effacing, Ebersole made it quite clear to her audience, through both her song selections and banter, that silliness and poignancy can walk hand in hand, often times to a more moving effect than either component on its own. Additionally, the very title of Ebersole's show, AFTER THE BALL, encapsulates a duality of its own, of both the specific relief and now-what sadness which accompanies the turning of life's pages. That page for Ebersole currently refers to her now-empty nest, having recently sent the last of her three children off to college. Fittingly, Ebersole kicked off her set with the song from which she got her show's moniker, "After the Ball," by Charles K. Harris. Melancholic and lilt, the song was prescient in underlining the evening's intent to investigate---with humor, introspection, and splendid tunes---this new chapter of Ebersole's life. (more...)

KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen Named Finalist for 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

KC Rep artistic director Eric Rosen was named one of three finalists for the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award which honors accomplished directors whose visionary work is impacting theatre communities outside of New York. (more...)

eTERA Consulting Opens New, Larger Facility in Southfield, MI, Strengthens Managed Review Capabilities
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


BWW TV: Watch Highlights of ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Rep!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Broadway talents Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible, A Raisin In The Sun, The Tempest) star in Roz and Ray, which runs now through November 13, 2016 (opening night is tonight, October 19, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, had its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMILTON Opens in Chicago!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

HAMILTON just opened at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago (18 W. Monroe), and is currently booked through September 2017.  (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACK DIAMOND by the Danish Dance Theatre at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - Oct 20, 2016

Two masked figures stand over a man lying on the floor. As they begin to dance, the man is swept up into an otherworldly spectacle. Dancers in black capes create a stream of movement across the stage, ushering the outsider and the audience into the strange world of Tim Rushton's choreography. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/20/2016 - THE FRONT PAGE, TICK, TICK...BOOM!, ROCKY HORROR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 20, 2016

Today's big news: The antici¬Ö.pation is over - ROCKY HORROR airs tonight on FOX, TICK, TICK...BOOM! officially returns to NYC, and THE FRONT PAGE opens on Broadway! (more...)

Titles and Casts Announced for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust from November 3 - 6, 2016. This year's four-day event titled PlayFest: After Pulse will feature six new plays that explore issues surrounding the Pulse tragedy. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($49) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Known for staging ¬ďthe ultimate in intimate productions¬Ē (The New York Times),¬†On Site Opera (OSO)¬†announces the world premiere of¬†Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by¬†John Musto¬†and libretto by¬†Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with¬†Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited¬†and¬†Pittsburgh Opera,¬†Rhoda and¬†the Fossil Hunt¬†is based on the real-life experiences of¬†Rhoda Knight Kalt¬†and her trips to the¬†American Museum of Natural History¬†(AMNH) with her grandfather¬†Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures ¬Ė many still on display at the AMNH today. (more...)

Spiffy Pictures Announces Seasons 2 And 3 Of Hit PBS KIDS Series Nature Cat
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


November's 'Midnight Moment' to Take Visitors on Visual Road Trip with Emilio Perez's DREAM SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In partnership with the Cuban Artists Fund, Times Square Arts will take the public on an abstract, visual road trip in Emilio Perez's Dream Season on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in November. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, THE TEMPERAMENTALS will play January 13 - February 18, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening isThursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

SundanceTV today announced that it will feature some of the most iconic series in the history of television with a new daytime programming block, airing weekdays from 6a to 1p ET starting Monday, November 7. (more...)

BWW Review: Chicago's HAMILTON Ignites
by Misha Davenport - Oct 20, 2016


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

CareerBuilder's Annual Study Reveals This Year's Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


VIDEO: Busy Parents, Taye Diggs Is Here for You in Funny 'Celebs Have Issues' Clip on HuffPost
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Parents, Taye Diggs (of Broadway's Hedwig, Wicked, Chicago, RENT) is here for you. Are you a parent who has no time for yourself? Are you so busy with children that the word 'self' has lost all meaning? Then 'Books On Taye' is the thing for you! Let the soothing voice of Taye Diggs take away your problems in the latest episode of HuffPost's series, 'Celebs Have Issues,' where celebrities use comedy to raise awareness about important issues. Watch below! (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016/17 Season with thewry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by artistic associate Calamity West, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing November 20 - December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

13 Spook-tacular Destinations to Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Chicago Tap Theatre to Present TIDINGS OF TAP! for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) bring audiences live music, a touch of magic and boundless energy with the return of their annual Tidings of Tap!, a warm and wondrous celebration of tap dance and the winter holidays Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL. (more...)

Prizm Art Fair Announces 2016 Exhibitors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Prizm Art Fair is proud  to announce exhibitors for the fair's fourth edition. Spanning two weeks and coinciding with Miami Art Week, Prizm Art Fair will take place November 29 through December 11, 2016 at its new location: 7230 NW Miami CT in the Little Haiti / Little River community. The fourth edition will showcase over 40 artists from eight countries including: France, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, St. Martin, and Trinidad and Tobago, split between two sections curated by fair Director and Founder Mikhaile Solomon and interdisciplinary artist William Cordova. (more...)

Macy's Presents the 27th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Macy's will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the 27th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in San Francisco's Union Square on Friday, November 25, at 6 p.m. Following an evening of special musical performances, the Great Tree Lighting Ceremony will culminate with the presentation of Macy's annual gift to San Francisco - a beautiful, reusable, 83-foot tree decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments. (more...)

Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin will Host LA Opera's New Late-Night Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New this season, LA Opera presents After Hours: A Musical Nocturne, a post-show, late-night concert series featuring classical and contemporary music, performed along with rock and jazz selections. The series will be hosted and curated by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and will feature music ranging from Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler and Francis Poulenc to Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake and Radiohead. Taking place immediately following select opera performances, these events will feature an array of artists performing in the intimate setting of the Founders Room, located on the second floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012). (more...)

Eduardo Vilaro Chief Artistic Director of BALLET HISP√ĀNICO To Receive Culture Through the Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Eduardo Vilaro, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, will receive the NYSAFLT Culture through the Arts Award. Mr. Vilaro was nominated by Jenny Delfini and selected by the awards committee.  The award will be presented at the banquet by President of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Inc., Candace Blach, on October 21, 2016. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More
by Nora Dominick - Oct 20, 2016

Just ahead of her first preview off-Broadway, BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with the multi-talented comedian and writer Monica Piper to discuss her one-woman show NOT THAT JEWISH. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 20, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2016

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin to Take Cover in London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

Chicago Chamber Players to Serve Up a Classical Music Brunch at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) serve up a heaping portion of Handel, Mozart, and J.C. Bach at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago) in 'Handel & Eggs.' (more...)

RedSky Offers NextGen 9-1-1 Dynamic Routing Service with RedSky Horizon Prime
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


CINDERELLA to Make Columbus Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony¬ģ Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of¬†The King & I¬†and¬†The Sound of Music, will play the Ohio Theatre for a limited engagement¬†November 22-27. (more...)

Extra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country. (more...)

Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Set for TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. (more...)

LA'S Pay What You Want Theatre Company Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the final production of its seventh season, three-time Tony Award-winner Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, there will be one preview performance on November 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, November 5 at 8pm. Urinetown: The Musical will play through December 3 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center.  (more...)

LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In a new production, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated Midwest premiere of Les Troyens by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances throughDecember 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available at or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

Announcing the 2016-17 TEST DRIVE Annual Workshop Call for Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Announcing the 2016-17 'Test Drive' Annual Workshop CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Route 66 Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for the 3nd annual new play developmental workshop, Test Drive. (more...)

Casting Announced for ANNIE at The Fox
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Going into its third smash year, with over 575 blockbusting performances under her belt, this production of¬†ANNIE,¬†a new incarnation of the 1977 Tony Award¬ģ-winning original, continues to be met with standing ovations and effusive reviews! (more...)

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