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BWW Feature: AVENUE Q at Gore Town And Country Club
by Monica Moore - Oct 31, 2016

This year Gore Musical Theatre's theatre restaurant is the hilarious Avenue Q. Inspired by the beloved children's show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn't as simple as we dreamed it might be - but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colorful and worthwhile for it. (more...)

Trio of Off-Broadway Companies to Present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The New Group, Labyrinth Theater Company and Working Theater present selections from The Every 28 Hours Plays, a collection of one-minute plays centered on the current Civil Rights and BlackLivesMatter movements. Set for Monday, November 7, this one-night-only event includes staged readings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, each followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the plays, and how art/activism can impact the local and national conversation around BlackLivesMatter. (more...)

Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Michael Starke Stars in Michael Wynne's Music Hall Show Celebrating Playhouse's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

New Musical LIZARD BOY to Receive NYC Industry Presentations at Peter J. Sharp Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The new musical Lizard Boy, which took Seattle by storm with its world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, will receive two private industry readings directed by Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street) on November 15, 2016, at 12:00pm and 3:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Baltimore (more...)

FROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue Song
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Sara Bareilles' song written from President Obama's point of view (and featuring vocals from Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.), This American Life commissioned Frozen songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, to write a song as the inner monologue of Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents Tribute To Whitney Houston In Windbourne's MUSIC OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Whitney Houston was the most-awarded female musical performer of all time with a powerful voice that touched our hearts and souls. Join the Richmond Symphony today, October 29 at 8pm at the Altria Theater for Windborne's Music of Whitney Houston. Conductor Brent Havens will lead the orchestra as special guest vocalist Rashidra Scott performs Whitney's greatest hits such as "How Will I Know," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?," and "'I Wanna Dance With Somebody.' (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Presents Benefit Concert Performances in Gander, Newfoundland Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the "come from aways" whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company Artistic Director Stephanie Lynn Williams and Managing Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes unveiled the 2017 season titles on opening night of the current production of Evil Dead: the Musical. The season, entitled 'Mad About You' includes productions of Mad Libs Live!, Lysistrata Jones, The Bridges of Madison County, and Madagascar - A Musical Adventure. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kirsten deLohr Helland Sings Her Siren Song
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 28, 2016

LIZARD BOY is a comic book inspired musical that is taking San Diego by storm. So in honor of this musical, here are a few fun questions with Kirsten deLohr Helland about theatre, comic books, and what inspired this show (more...)

Greg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), featuring Greg Hildreth (The Robber Bridegroom, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers: The Musical, Found), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease), and more on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Final Two Weekends for AVENUE Q at the Vagabond
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The popular and critically successful run of Avenue Q at Vagabong must end on November 20; there are just two weekends left.  At this writing, some of the remaining performances are already sold out, including the Sunday, November 13 performance and the November 17 special Thursdays on Broadway! performance. A total of fewer than 20 tickets remain for theNovember 11 and Nov 12 performances. (more...)

New Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler announced today the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. (more...)

New Bard on Board- Adam Pascal Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning tonight, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

WELCOME TO SHOOFLY Reading Stars Allison Case, Lavon Fisher-Wilson, Natalie Charle Ellis & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

WELCOME TO SHOOFLY reading stars Allison Case, Lavon Fisher-Wilson, Natalie Charle Ellis, Sam Underwood, Lenny Wolpe, Jill Abramovitz, Christine Pedi, Marc delaCruz & more. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The 43rd Season of the BBT - a Season of Love and Passion - kicks off in November with a what has been called "the most charming musical ever written." (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/7/2016 - New School of Rockers, Galas Galore and Chita at Carnegie Hall!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 7, 2016

Today's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK welcomes a slammin' new substitute teacher, galas take over NYC, and Chita Rivera brings NOWADAYS to Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Baltimore (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Lucy the Slut Poses for a Good Cause in 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

New couple alert! Taxi hunk, Joe Kritz of Queens NY, and Lucy, the sexy provocateur puppet from the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, are starring together for the month of June in the 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Scroll down for a photo and click below to watch a teaser video! (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

CHEWING THE SCENERY- Who's the Presidential Puppet? Randy Rainbow Interviews Trump & Clinton!
by Randy Rainbow - Nov 4, 2016

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy (with the help of the team at Avenue Q) is helping you to decide who you should vote for on election day. Check out his exclusive interview with the Presidential puppets below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anna Gets Ready to Set Sail in Rehearsal for Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN, A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

Below, take a look inside rehearsal with DISNEY CRUISE LINE's new theatrical stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boarding the Disney Wonder this month! (more...)

Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD Begins Tonight at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL Begins Previews This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Performances begin tonight, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evermere Entertainment. (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm NYC Readings of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Jayne Ackley Lynch Productions today announced staged readings for the new American musical Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 3, 2016

Sometimes high school just isn't the best time of your life... (more...)

Ann Harada Will Lead CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST Benefit This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The holidays will be heating up when Broadway favorite Ann Harada reprises her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve's Holiday Hunkfest (#hunkfest), featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus. The unforgettable evening on December 12, 2016, is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Sacred Heart University Seeks High School Playwrights for National Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others. (more...)

David Walliams' Award-Winning Book MR. STINK Live on Stage at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

English comedian, actor and author David Walliams' award-winning book Mr Stink will be brought to life on Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse stage from 1 - 9 April 2017 as part of a national tour. The charming original Australian adaptation is suitable for children aged 6-12 years and their adults. (more...)

Polka Theatre to Present BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Before Launching National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Meet the little pig with big dreams in Polka's new stage adaptation of Dick King-Smith's much loved novel Babe, The Sheep-Pig. Featuring stunning puppetry, original music and a charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, Babe, the Sheep-Pig runs on Polka's Main Stage from 25 Nov 2016 - 5 Feb 2017 for the whole family ages 5 and up. With a subsequent national tour throughout 2017, this is Polka's biggest ever production. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow, today, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Slow Burn Theatre's AVENUE Q and XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Old School Square is presenting two hit Broadway musicals performed by the Carbonell Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Co., which is currently based at the Amaturo Theater in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's 'Bound for Broadway' Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

At this annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY will introduce the creative teams behind five new musicals on Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

FROZEN Stage Show Sets Sail Today Aboard Disney Cruise Line
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit 'Frozen' is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as a new stage show exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UCI Drama Presents a Rare Tale from the Holocaust in OUR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents its third offering of the 2016 - 2017 Season, Tadeusz Slobodzianek's historical cautionary tale Our Class. (more...)

Ashley Park, Paolo Montalban and More Set for 'PRINCE JEN' Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Special invitational presentations of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN, a new musical based on the novel by Lloyd Alexander, are set for November 14th and 15th at MTC Studio 1 (311 West 41 Street). Music for THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN is by Daniel Green, with book & lyrics by Lezlie Wade. The presentations will be directed by Brian Hill. (more...)

Sacred Heart University Expands Theatre Arts Program By Launching National High School Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2016

Could the writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have another hit musical? (more...)

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