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Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, CA)
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101

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The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast and Creative for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll, and features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eden Espinosa and More in Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Friday, April 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

Tony Vincent, Haley Swindal & More Join THE WHOLE MEGILLAH Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "THE WHOLE MEGILLAH" on March 24, 2016 at 9:30pm. From Adam Spiegel and Dan Wolpow, the writers of Cloned! (NYMF 2014 Best of Fest Audience Prize and New York Times Critic's Pick), The Whole Megillah! is a raucous, raunchy and ribald take on the Book of Esther, which tells the ridiculous story of the Jewish holiday of Purim.  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE WHOLE MEGILLAH Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 25, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented 'THE WHOLE MEGILLAH' last night and BroadwayWorld was there. From Adam Spiegel and Dan Wolpow, the writers of Cloned! (NYMF 2014 Best of Fest Audience Prize and New York Times Critic's Pick), The Whole Megillah! is a raucous, raunchy and ribald take on the Book of Esther, which tells the ridiculous story of the Jewish holiday of Purim. (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Young Broadway Stars Line Up for CABARET FOR A CAUSE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

On March 14th, 2016, CABARET FOR A CAUSE was held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Young performers from the Broadway community gathered to raise money for Story Shifters, a theatre residency for students with physical, medical and neurological impairments. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa Performs 'Sunshine' from LaChiusa's New Musical RAIN at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Below, BroadwayWorld presents a first listen to the tune 'Sunshine' from the new musical, sung by star Eden Espinosa! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CABARET, Heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece comes direct from Broadway to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, April 12 - 17, 2016. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, the Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America and presenting sponsor Bank of America, are proud to close the 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season with the hit musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Dr. Andrew Viterbi Gifts $5 Million to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Old Globe is pleased to announce a significant $5 million gift from Dr. Andrew Viterbi, which will create The Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund. (more...)

Applications Open for The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Shakespeare Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

As part of the The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to programs that serve all of San Diego County, the theatre announced today that applications are now available online for the Globe's 2016 Summer Shakespeare Studio for high school students. Applications are being accepted through March 30. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Meagan Michelson Will Bring MOTHER MARY SAYS TO ME to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Meagan Michelson in Mother Mary Says to Me on April 2nd at 11:30pm. Back from her world tour of Boston, Meagan returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her hit cabaret, Mother Mary Says to Me, a story about her clumsy quest toward finding the meaning of love and sexuality, translated through her mother Mary's Bostonian, Irish Catholic sensibility. Like a delicate friggin' lotus floating in a pool of Smirnoff, Mary has offered beauty where it's least expected, and Meagan is here to belt about it. Hailed by audiences as "a future gay icon" and a "drag queen with a uterus," Meagan takes the stage alongside the inimitable Matthew Lowy on piano. Musical styles range from the Beatles to Ethel Merman. It'll be wicked pissah. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, THE BODYGUARD, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Set for Broadway In New Orleans' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016-17 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will commence at the historic Saenger Theatre in fall 2016. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Willkommen to the Road! First Look at Randy Harrison & Andrea Goss in CABARET National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The tour just premiered in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center earlier this week on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Check out a very first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CABARET National Tour, Starring Randy Harrison, Launches Tonight in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET begins performances tonight, January 26, in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

CABARET National Tour Begins Performances Tomorrow in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET will begin performances on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

In honor of David Ives's poetry-infused comedy THE METROMANIACS, the Globe brings together a dynamic mix of poets and performers for a Free Weekend of Poetry, featuring two free public events to celebrate the power and artistry of San Diego poetry. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2016

The company is putting finishing touches on the show before they travel to Rhode Island, and BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the full gang. Check out photos of the cast below (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals for CABARET on Tour! First Stop: Providence!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2016

The company is putting finishing touches on the show before they travel to Rhode Island, and BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the full gang. Check out photos from the performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour with Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The tour just premiered in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center last week on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an updated look at the cast in action! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
by David Clarke - Feb 4, 2016

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying organization No Bully will be rocking Feinstein's/54 Below with their fundraising concert BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING. (more...)

Dave Schoonover & Abigail Shapiro Round Out Cast of V-Day Foundation Benefit LOVE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Dave Schoonover (The Fantasticks, Young Frankenstein) and Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Liberty the Musical) are set to join the cast of Love Songs for V-Day at 54 Below! (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe - Eden Espinosa, Jared Zirilli and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) and book writer Sybille Pearson (Giant). Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play March 24 - May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run March 24 - 31. Opening night is Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character, plus the full company, below! (more...)

Vicki L. Zeiger to Serve as Board Chair at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Old Globe's Annual Meeting was held on Monday, February 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After a reception in the Jane and Victor Ottenstein Lobby, outgoing Old Globe Board Chair Elaine Bennett Darwin welcomed the Board of Directors and guests and announced the newly elected Board and Executive Committee members, including her successor as Board Chair, Vicki L. Zeiger. (more...)

MDR to Host Staged Reading of Kate Moira Ryan's BLINK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

?Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of BLINK, written by Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Mark Armstrong. The staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the SOPAC box office, www.sopacnow.org, or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here. (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Play Laurie Beechman, 3/14; Casts Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Created in 2010, Cabaret for a Cause brings together young professionals from the Broadway Community for an evening of performances to benefit children around the world. On March 14th, they will hold two shows at 5pm and 8pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rebroadcast of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Equals Year-Ago Encore in Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

A rebroadcast of 'The Sound of Music Live!" (0.3/1 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) equaled the year-ago encore in adults 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and grew in adults 25-54 (0.4 vs. 0.3). (more...)

ABC Family is 2015's Most Socially Engaged Network
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

During 2015, ABC Family, soon to become Freeform, ranked as the #1 cable TV network in Prime for the 2nd-consecutive year in Women 18-34 (216,000/0.6 rating) and equaled its highest competitive finish ever in Women 18-49 (#3 - 362,000/0.6 rating). Moreover, the channel was a Top 2 cable TV network for the 4th year in a row in Females 12-34 (308,000/0.7 rating) and a Top 10 contender for the 7th year in a row in Adults 18-49 (#9 - 524,000/0.6 rating) and Adults 18-34 (#6 - 303,000/0.4 rating) and 8th-straight year in Viewers 12-34 (#6 - 427,000/0.5 rating) - dates back to 2014, 2012, 2009 and 2008, respectively. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman to Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere play TWO DOLLAR BILL, January 15 through January 30, 2016. (more...)

NBC's Encore Broadcast of ADELE Special Wins Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

An encore telecast of the NBC Special “Adele Live in New York City” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) wins the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key categories (including a tie in men 18-34). (more...)

2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Awards with Honoree Bill Irwin to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation, and will feature Emcee Thom Wall, with performances from a variety of breath-taking acts.  Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.circusnow.org/CELEBRATE2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe, Starring Eden Espinosa!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

Ed Dixon's GEORGIE to Receive Workshop in NYC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Martin Platt and David Elliott (Perry Street Theatricals) announce a workshop presentation of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, directed by Eric Schaeffer and written by and starring Ed Dixon, on April 11, 2016. The presentation will run 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

Abigail Shapiro to Star in 'LIBERTY' at 42West This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

? Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, a fast-paced pop-infused 80-minute musical, detailing the story of Lady Liberty's arrival in America in a show that is appealing to families of all ages, will take over 42nd Street this summer at 42West (514 West 42nd Street), with performances beginning on June 6th with its official opening set for July 4th, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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