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TBG Theatre (New York, NY)
312 W. 36th St.

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Based on the 1980 film with screenplay by Carlton J. Albright and Edward Terry

A low-hanging cloud of radioactive waste turns a school bus full of children into second-rate zombies, who proceed to track down and zap their negligent parents one by one.

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BWW REVIEW: Caryl Churchill's Genderbending, Time Travelling CLOUD NINE Shines A Spotlight On How Much Society Has And Has Not Changed.
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2017

Caryl Churchill's CLOUD NINE, which premiered 38 years ago is reinterpreted for the 21st Century by Director Kip Williams. (more...)

STAR TREK's John Cho Joins Season Two of THE EXORCIST on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

John Cho (the “Star Trek” franchise) has been cast on Season Two of THE EXORCIST, premiering Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: One Boy's Challenge Of Living Across Cultures Comes To Life With Heart And Humour In THAI-RIFFIC
by Jade Kops - Jul 8, 2017

Nathan Luff adapts Oliver Phommovanh's chlidren's novel THAI-RIFFIC to deliver a fun filled feast for the senses as it follows on boy's journey of discovering how to live between his family's heritage and his community culture. (more...)

Daniel Moore's New 'Turned Over To Dreams' Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Always, music is the balm. And these days we seem to need it more than ever. Daniel Martin Moore's newest album, Turned Over to Dreams, offers just that with ten lovely gems, including six original compositions. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

Johnny Mathis to Join Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis returns to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Real-Life Family of Actors to Star in HAMLET at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Three members of one real-life family - father, son and wife - bring Hamlet's incestuous confusion of family life sharply into focus in a brand new production at Park Theatre. Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth and Kosha Engler, this take on Shakespeare's epic drama fixes the spotlight on the myriad ways families make and un-make themselves. The production runs 22 August - 16 September, with an official press night on Wednesday 30 August. (more...)

Everyone's Favorite Green Ogre to Return to UD Summer Stage in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film and Broadway musical, 'Shrek The Musical Jr.' brings our favorite green ogre Shrek, with his trusty steed Donkey, to Upper Darby Summer Stage. 'Shrek Jr.' features catchy, toe-tapping songs, intricate dance numbers, wacky fairytale creatures, and of course a dragon! (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China Day 4
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jul 6, 2017

We've had a couple of challenging days, but we've also witnessed some breakthroughs among the cast. Acting is difficult, especially for students used to vocations in which there is one correct answer. It's easy to tell people they are singing the wrong notes; it's harder to tell them their intent isn't showing and expect them to fix it. It's also hard to remain alert and in character for nine hours on the eighth consecutive day of rehearsal. (more...)

Scoop: SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY on NBC - Sunday, July 9, 2017
by - Jul 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY, airing on NBC on Sunday, July 9, 2017! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Kidocracy
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2017

BWW speaks to Keith Farnan about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Kidocracy. (more...)

ArtsBridge Foundation Welcomes Board Members Helen S. Carlos and Sam Olens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

ArtsBridge Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Helen S. Carlos and Sam Olens to their Board of Directors. Both Carlos and Olens have a long history of civic engagement and community service. (more...)

Sandra Martin and Nisha Anil to Star in Mainhead's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Television favourites SANDRA MARTIN (Channel 4's Gogglebox) and NISHA ANIL (CBeebies) will star in this year's family pantomime, ALADDIN, at Maidenhead's Pearce Suite Theatre at the Magnet Leisure Centre, from Saturday 9th - Sunday 31st December 2017 alongside a cast of West End performers and juvenile ensemble of local young performers. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design Labs
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs, which return to the legendary Skywalker Sound Facilities for the fifth year. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Awarded $20,000 NEA Grant for Next World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $20,000 to the Sarasota Opera in support of the commissioning and world premiere of Rootabaga Country, a new opera by composer by Rachel J. Peters which will mark the company's 6th world premiere. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Heart At Sea
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Peter Morton about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show A Heart At Sea. (more...)

Syfy to Bring Fandemonium to San Diego Comic-Con with Wall-to-Wall Takeover
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

As SYFY celebrates its 25th anniversary and its recent brand reboot, the network is headed to San Diego Comic-Con bigger and better than ever before. In addition to 15 SYFY series panels or screenings, the network is rolling out a host of events, activations and parties designed to leave no fan behind. (more...)

BWW Review: Alhambra Dinner Theatre presents ANNIE
by Heather Vollman - Jul 5, 2017

ANNIE opened at The Alhambra Dinner Theatre last week to a house full of excited young ladies, local theatre lovers, and even those who aren't as familiar with the Jacksonville theatre scene, as the timelessly successful musical tends to draw large crowds who know every song from childhood. With iconic characters, familiar scenery, and a Tony Award winning score, a fellow directing friend from my past once said, "It's really hard to mess this one up," and I tend to agree. There are several elements of this production that left me disappointed, however, the overarching themes and values, along with several outstanding performances, are endearing and inspiring. (more...)

New Season Now on Sale at Wolverhampton Grande Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Season highlights include an on-stage dinner with Christopher Biggins, Tom Chambersin CRAZY FOR YOU, Phil Daniels in DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, a Grand Theatre production of TURN OF THE SCREW and the return of smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS! (more...)

Pleasance Kids Programme KIDZONE Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Providing children from the earliest age with access to high quality children's theatre while offering a dedicated space for under 10s and their families to relax is the mission of the Pleasance Kidzone. Started in 2009 at the Pleasance Courtyard as a way of supporting The Children's theatre programme, the Kidzone has led to an explosion in children's activities at the Pleasance over the last nine years. (more...)

Jonathan Andrew Hume, Laura Jane Matthewson & Calum Melville Join Tim Gilvin at Live at Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work.  (more...)

Revisit the 1960s at the Open Air Theatre with HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 'Hair', often hailed as the father of modern rock musicals, is up next at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set for 6 performances, 'Hair' will be performed from July 21 through July 30, 2017 with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Blunt Exudes Pure Magic in MARY POPPINS RETURNS Motion Poster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Mary Poppins is a hot topic at this year's D23 expo. The film has just released a new motion poster of Emily Blunt in the starring role, check out how practically perfect she really is. (more...)

Something's Coming: Get Ready for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

HARLEM WEEK 2017 Celebrates New York's Diversity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

One of New York's most enduring and highly attended summer activities is the HARLEM WEEK Festival. HARLEM WEEK, which started as a one day event in 1974 has grown to a month-long celebration of the most famous community in the world. As HARLEM WEEK celebrates it's 43rd Anniversary in 2017 the focus will be celebrating the mosaic of Harlem and all of New York. (more...)

Brian Guehring Awarded Orlin Corey Medallion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Brian Guehring, the Rose Theater Education Director and Playwright-inResidence has been named a recipient of The Children's Theatre Foundation of America's (CFTA) Corey Medallion Award.  (more...)

The Near-Sighted Knight and Far-Sighted Dragon Come to PCS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore's Children's Theater Series continues the summer fun with The Children's Series musical comedy The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon, directed by Ryan Goulden.  Performances are July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m.  on the Raymond W. Smith Stage at Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and free for children under age 3. Buy tickets at or at the door. Running time is 50 minutes. (more...)

BWW Review: BODIES, Royal Court
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 14, 2017

How far would you go to have a baby? What and who would you overlook to make it happen? Vivienne Franzmann has never shied away from controversial subjects in her plays. The 2012, critically acclaimed play The Witness explored the exploitative nature of photojournalism and Pests was based on heroin addiction. In Bodies she turns her attention to the morality surrounding overseas surrogacy. (more...)

'Ello Guvnah! D23 Expo Kicks Off with Sneak Peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda in MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The D23 expo kicked off today with a sizzle reel of footage from upcoming Disney films. Among the clips was a blink-and-you-missed-it look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming Disney prequel, MARY POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

BWW Review: First Hand Theatrical Stages Thoroughly Captivating AND THEN WHAT? THE CHILDREN OF VELVEL AND SHEINA-GITEL AVERBUKH
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 14, 2017

First Hand Theatrical, under Kevin Olson's direction, fashioned a jewel in AND THEN WHAT? and this production captivates from the moment the first lines are spoken. AND THEN WHAT? is that rare piece of theater that truly touches every emotion; guaranteed, you won't find a dry eye in the house by the time the curtain falls. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cahoots Theatre Company and David Sloan Present TWILIGHT SONG
by Roy Tan - Jul 14, 2017

Adam Garcia, Bryony Hannah and Paul Higgins star in the premiere of the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg. (more...)

Comical HOW I BECAME A PIRATE to Sail Onto UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Ahoy mateys! Pirates are coming to the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center! When a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger, young Jeremy Jacob climbs aboard. Based on The Children's book written by Melinda Long, "How I Became a Pirate" is a swashbuckling musical adventure for the whole family. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 13, 2017

Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling. (more...)

Dr. Sylvanus Ayeni Releases News Book 'Rescue Thyself'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Why has foreign aid failed to alleviate poverty and promote development and economic growth in Africa? (more...)

Pawprint Productions Present WATER CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Did you know that one in six couples struggle with fertility? (more...)

VisitBasis Launches Pocady, a GPS Tracker for All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017


Neal Spinler Named Executive Managing Director of Playwrights Foundation 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Foundation's Board of Directors will announce the engagement of Neal Spinler as the 40-year old nonprofit arts organization's first executive Managing Director at the Festival's kick-off 40th Anniversary Celebration today Thursday, July 13th at 6:30PM on the historic Rooftop Terrace at 343 Sansome St, San Francisco.. Spinler will work alongside Artistic Director Amy Mueller to lead the acclaimed playwright development company, beginning in August following the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival. The engagement culminates a multi-year strategic planning process and the organization's first capital campaign. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

BWW Interview: Weaving Many Musical Threads into a Theatrical Life: A Conversation with Peter Oyloe
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 11, 2017

'There have been so many musical threads throughout my life ever since I was a little guy. Music was something I did early on. I would listen to my dad, who had a beautiful voice, sing, and together we would listen to his vinyl record collection. I was always drawn to music written before I was born. There is something about the vulnerability, the universality, and the craft of earlier music that has always attracted me.' The speaker is Peter Oyloe who is touring with The Hank Band, his concert recreation of the music of the legendary folk/country western singer. Oyloe and the band's most recent gig was to open Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 Monday concert series with two virtually sold out performances of Hank Williams' music at Brunswick's Pickard Theater on July 10th. In conversation with Broadway World in the panoramic setting of a private reception in the band's honor on scenic Mere Point, Oyloe seems exceptionally soft spoken, but a few hours later when he takes the stage as Hank Williams, he transforms himself into the powerhouse singer Williams was. It is a role that has changed his life, Oyloe says, and a connection that now runs deeply as one of the primary threads in his own musical tapestry. (more...)

Juniper Productions to Infuse Art & Spirit with #COCKTAILPLAYS at Philadelphia Distilling
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Are you ready for a drink...and an evening of live performance? Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights, Alisha Adams, Josh A. Campbell, Mark Costello, and Bill D'Agostino, to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience, #CocktailPlays. (more...)

Liverpool's KidsFest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Stanley Park is set to turn into a children's paradise this August as the James Bulger Memorial Trust returns with its third annual KidsFest. (more...)

LISTEN: Demi Lovato Drops New Single 'Sorry Not Sorry'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Demi Lovato has returned with all new music, dropping her new single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” at midnight on Tuesday. Check out the tune below! (more...)

Children From Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to See THE PRINCESS, THE COW, AND THE CORN MAZE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Princess, The Cow, and The Corn Maze, a new musical making its world premiere this summer at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, has the great honor of being selected as The Bungalow Foundation's ( summer outing for children undergoing clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Children and their families will get to see Cow in his latest laugh filled musical adventure. Rabbit Hole Theatricks, the show's presenter, will be donating a copy of the book the musical is based on to each young Sloan Kettering patient coming to see the production. (more...)

by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island recently interviewed the creative team behind AND THEN WHAT? The Children OF VELVEL AND SHEINA-GITEL AVERBUKH, a new play by First Hand Theatrical based on Bena Shklyanoy's historical family memoir. Ms. Shklyanoy, Kevin Olson (Artistic Director, First Hand Theatrical), and Katya Ginzburg-Bram (Actor, First Hand Theatrical) shared their insights into the "page-to-stage" process of this fascinating work. (more...)

Time for Three 'Takes Time Out' to Perform With NJ Violin Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Elisabeth Morrow School is honored to welcome the groundbreaking, category-shattering Time for Three (Tf3) to the 22nd year of the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival on Tuesday, August 15 at 2:15pm in the Peter Lawrence Gymkhana. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Oskar's Amazing Adventure
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Oskar's Amazing Adventure ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

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