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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.

The Children - 2006 New York Page 3

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Re-Scheduled at Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that the Fran Lebowitz show has been rescheduled. Previously scheduled for two shows on March 31 and April 1, the show was canceled due to a malfunction of the fire suppression system in the Wyly Theatre. Author, journalist and social observer Fran Lebowitz will now appear for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 1 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Moderator for the evening will be Michael Granberry, arts writer, The Dallas Morning News. (more...)

BWW Interview: MATILDA's Keisha T. Fraser Promises a 'Magical,' 'Spell-Binding' Experience at the Dr. Phillip's Center
by Matt Tamanini - May 9, 2017

There is something magical, and just a little bit naughty, in the air at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, May 14th, the national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL sets up shop in Orlando. With a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the Tony-winning production ran for nearly four years on Broadway, closing this past January. (more...)

BWW Interview: SCHOOL OF ROCK Newcomer Emily Borromeo Talks Her TV Series, Diversity and the Path to Broadway
by MATTHEW BLANK - May 8, 2017

An interview with Emily Borromeo, making her Broadway debut now in SCHOOL OF ROCK! (more...)

PUSH Pins to Premiere BUSY BODIES at Blackfriars This June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

PUSH Pins - The Children's division of Rochester's award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre - will present the world premiere of its first show specifically written for young people, Busy Bodies: Compound Words in Motion. (more...)

British History Provides Lessons to the Modern Leader
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017


Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Bring Political Comedy BUFFALO HEIGHTS to Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions brings political comedy, BUFFALO HEIGHTS, to Planet Connections this summer. (more...)

Global Scenic Services Partners with 5 Wits on ESPIONAGE Immersion Adventure Near Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

James Malski, president of Global Scenic Services, Inc., an internationally respected fabricator of theatrical scenery, in Bridgeport, CT, announced a contract with 5 Wits Productions (, headquartered in Norwood, MA, to produce 'Espionage' a 40x60-foot total immersion entertainment adventure for installation at the Plymouth Meeting Mall, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (more...)

SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup of nightly performances, May 10-21, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on The Children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Announces FUN & FREE Performances for the Entire Family
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Ars Lyrica early music ensemble brings history to life Ars Lyrica Houston Announces FUN & FREE Performances for the Entire Family throughout May!  Throughout May, early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston brings history to life with several fun, educational, and free performances suitable for the entire family.  (more...)

ANON(YMOUS) by Naomi Iizuka to Open Next Week at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

ANON(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka will be performed at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington St. by the Teen Company opening on May 11th and closing on May 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FERRYMAN, Royal Court
by Kelly McElroy - May 5, 2017

Butterworth's writing offers an exquisite balance of humour and drama, revelry and mourning, surprise and expectation. It is a masterclass in every aspect of production and performance. It seems as though the Royal Court has once again made history with this incredible, deft creation. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast and Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will commence its new national tour at the Canberra Theatre Centre on November 24th 2017 followed by a season from December 26th 2017 QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. (more...)

Experience Kids' High Tea at The McKittrick's POTIONS & PLANTINGS Events
by BroadwayWorld JR - May 5, 2017

Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street), home of Sleep No More, will once again host their Potions & Planting on four Saturdays in the summer: May 20, June 3, July 22 and August 12 at 10AM on the popular rooftop oasis atop The McKittrick Hotel. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) is proud to announce its Season 33, which kicks off this October with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Welcome to Jesus, directed by Artistic Director Will Davis, October 26-December 3, 2017. (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds A CHRISTMAS STORY to 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced the final selection for its 2017-18 Mainstage season-A Christmas Story: The Musical. With a book by Joseph Robinette and music and lyrics by Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 film of the same name. The play will be presented in the previously-unannounced holiday slot, running November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018 (Press Opening is November 29, 2017). (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran, Ben Affleck & More Support RED NOSE DAY in New Music Video
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

Today a new video was released highlighting Ben Affleck, Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Ed Sheeran, the cast of “Love Actually” including Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson and more in support of Red Nose Day. (more...)

WILLY WONKA, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Summer at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Riverside Theatre's Education Division will present six shows this summer that will delight and entertain the whole family. (more...)

Genius Brands International, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Business Update
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017


Sister Wants To See You at Rivertown Theaters for LATE NITE CATECHISM
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Class will be in session and sister is taking names of all who attend Late Nite Catechism running for only four shows at Rivertown Theaters June 2 - 4.   (more...)

Casting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bringing two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dickens Uncovered celebrates the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with the women of Brelby. (more...)

by Amy Zipperer - May 15, 2017

It's a Saturday morning, and I'm at the Aurora Children's Playhouse at Aurora Theatre.  We're waiting for Wendy Bennett's interactive performance of Cinderella to begin.  That exciting electricity of patrons eagerly anticipating a show dances in the air.  Most of this morning's patrons are between the ages of 4 and 10.  And many are dressed like princesses.  I've counted two Jasmines, three Cinderellas, and a Belle.  Wendy Bennett, bouncy and bright, walks onto the stage and comments excitedly on the number of princesses in the audience.  One little girl in a white summer dress pops up from her chair and says, 'Look at me.'  Another little girl in the back who's wearing a blue tulle ballerina skirt won't be outdone.  She stands on her chair and shouts, 'Look at me!'  And those exchanges are perfectly indicative of the spirit of this fun presentation where, at any moment, children might become pumpkins or white mice or even Prince Rupert (who's giving a ball) all while Wendy Bennett sings songs and waltzes with puppets.  It's a morning of sheer delight.  (more...)

Broadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse is proud to present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents Very First Summer Production
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

This summer, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, the country's oldest professional theater for young audiences, invites families to be a part of its first summertime show, and its first full-scale production on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage:  DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT!   Running June 2 - July 9, 2017, DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT will treat audiences to 36 up-close-and-personal performances in the small 152-seat performance space housed in the company's facility on Red Bank Road in Hyde Park.  Show times include: (more...)

Genius Brands International Hosts Call to Discuss First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Business Update
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017


"For The Love Of Our Children" Is The Theme For The Friends Of Saint Edmond Ball To Be Held May 6, 2017 In Fort Dodge, Iowa
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

A tradition that started in 1984 continues this year with the 'For The Love Of Our Children' Saint Edmond Ball to be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Starlite Best Western in Fort Dodge, Iowa. A highlight of this year's ball will be The Bluewater Kings Band. (more...)

BWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDA
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2017

MATILDA is a great story with great characters, so it only makes sense that a musical would be its next iteration. Though the show closed on Broadway on January 1, 2017, the national tour still goes strong and now appears at the Dr. Philips Center. (more...)

Winners Announced for Inaugural Acting For Others' Presidential Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The winners were today announced for theatrical charity Acting For Others' inaugural Presidential Awards.  The awards celebrate the most supportive and successful fundraisers who have helped the charity raise £380,000 over the previous twelve months.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Upper Darby Summer Stage's 2017 Season, Featuring 'HUNCHBACK'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Tickets go on sale on May 22 for the forty-second season of Upper Darby Summer Stage, and on July 5 the lights go up on the first of the season's seven musical theater productions. (more...)

Fifth Graders to Perform Songs About Immigration 5/23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The experience of traveling to a new country and making a home in Colonial America are the topics of songs written by fifth grade students at Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles and Huntington Park Elementary School in Huntington Park as part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within arts education program.  The songs will receive their premiere performances on Tuesday, May 23 at Betty Plasencia and Wednesday, May 24 at Huntington Park. (more...)

St. John Properties Children's Library a Reality for Pleasant Grove
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017


Actress Goldie Hawn to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 5/14
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

These days, Goldie Hawn, who made a career out of playing ditzy blondes, is focused on sharpening kids' brains, she tells Lee Cowan in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, May 14 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

New PledgeMusic Campaign For Roger Glover's 'Butterfly Ball' 2017 Directors Cut Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A new PledgeMusic campaign has been started for Deep Purple legend Roger Glover's “Butterfly Ball” 2017 Directors Cut Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set to be released on Gonzo Multimedia! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Returns to Portland Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Grammy-nominated artist Mona Golabek will return to Portland Center Stage at The Armory for a limited engagement of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport; A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. (more...)

WELCOME Receives World Premiere at LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

When the 60 Pre K children at the University Settlement House on New York's Lower East Side built their own wall this past spring, its political message countered the one currently circulating through the halls of Congress. This wall, which symbolizes an embrace of all, was constructed from drawings that The Children created to depict their family stories and fantasies. Their colorful works of art, drawn on cardboard sections were then connected and transformed into an interactive set created by visual artist Ben Heller for "Welcome," a new work choreographed and directed by the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland, the creative brains and heart behind the project. The original score is by Paul Damian Hogan. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces Retirement of Robert Kelley After 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Ending one of the longest tenures in American theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley will retire at the conclusion of the company's 50th season, 2019/2020. (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

R&B Recording Artist Deborah Cox Teams with Starlight Children's Foundation
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, multi-platinum R&B recording artist and Broadway star of The Bodyguard Deborah Cox teamed up with Starlight Children's Foundation to bring joy to sick kids at LAC+USC Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Santa Barbara Youth Symphony to Perform 'Brundibár'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony will take part in a fully staged production of Brundibar, Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa's uniquely affecting children's opera, at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai on Saturday, May 13, and at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Saturday, May 20. (more...)

ALONE, WITH FRIENDS... Debuts at Prop Thtr on 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Prop Thtr is debuting the comedy Alone, With Friends... on June 30, 2017. The play is written by Lee Peters and directed by Alexander St. John. Gay or straight, being dumped sucks. After his first serious relationship ends, Steven Hilton (Jonathan Rivera) seeks advice and comfort from his circle of friends. Through several humorous, revealing and honest moments, Steven realizes he may be looking for love in the wrong places. Along the way, he discovers that friends can be your true soulmates. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: OCP Sets Special Events for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Sneak Peek at the Stars in Costume!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Omaha Community Playhouse's first Disney production running in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre May 26 - June 25, 2017, OCP will host several themed events for ticket holders, including an Opening Night Enchanting Extravaganza on Friday, May 26 with free pre-show activities for ticket holders beginning at 6:00 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

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