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Nashville Theater Calendar 9/9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

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...)

ALL THE WAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, DISGRACED and More Set for The Rep's 2015-16 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season of performances on the Mainstage, as well as the three productions to be performed by its Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC). The three productions to be included in the Studio Theatre season will be announced in July. (more...)

Casting Announced For Sell A Door's New Adaptation Of THE SILVER SWORD
by Jenny Antill - Sep 4, 2015

Ian Seraillier's highly acclaimed and much-loved children's novel, THE SILVER SWORD, will receive its world stage premiere at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Sat 26 Sept - Sat 3 Oct before embarking on UK Tour throughout Autumn 2015. This brand new production comes to The Old Rep from Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 October. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Next on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Joseph Discher. Nearly 75 years ago in the Netherlands, a young girl received a diary for her 13th birthday. Today, Anne Frank's humor, strength, and innate goodness continue to shine forth from her words to inspire readers and audiences of all ages. The powerful story of her family's will to survive comes to unforgettable life for a new generation in this adaptation of the Pulitzer, Tony, and NY Drama Critic's Circle Award-winning play. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 27
by Audition Roundup - Sep 27, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 27, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Special SPRING AWAKENING Debut of the Month Series: Daniel David Stewart
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2015

Daniel David Stewart, who takes on the speaking voice of sweet and naive student, Ernst, talks Broadway debut. (more...)

Breaking News: Glenn Close to Return As Norma Desmond In ENO's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Glenn Close will star as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and theGradeLinnit Company.   With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard is produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and is based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Co Reschedules 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

 Idle Muse Theatre Company was recently informed that The Factory Theater's Season 23 has been postponed until further notice due to building permit issues with the city. As this was the planned venue for The Woman Who Amuses Herself in November, Idle Muse Theatre Company has rescheduled the 10th Season and reassigned the upcoming 10th Season venue. The fall slot will be replaced by a staged reading of The War of the Worlds directed by ensemble member Tristan Brandon and new festival celebrating plays written and directed by women entitled the Athena Festival to be curated by ensemble member Sara Robinson. (more...)

BWW Preview: EMPIRE, Back Into the Lyons' Den for Season Two
by Jennifer McHugh - Sep 21, 2015

FOX and its smash hit EMPIRE is about to return for Season Two. Were you like me and hopelessly drawn into the Lyons' family drama? A delicious primetime soap opera taking us into the world of hip hop, EMPIRE is back this week! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EQUIVOCATION at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre today, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens 11/6
by Shari Barrett - Oct 9, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Friday, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 4
by Audition Roundup - Oct 4, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 4, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

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...)

BWW Interview: Mairin Lee Discusses ROMANCE LANGUAGE and Taking on a New Kind of Role
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

Mairin Lee may be known for her ingenues roles in Shakespearean and 19th Century plays, but this time around she's switching gears and playing a young corporate lawyer in ROMANCE LANGUAGE (more...)

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE to Return to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 11/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) brings the sold-out and twice extended production from 2014, LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE back to the stage November 12-22. (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the classic Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, November 14 - 22, 2015. The show marks the first performance in the 'Care/Cure/Corruption' Series for the 2015-16 Drama season. The production also marks the department's return to the Irvine Barclay Theatre stage. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company's acclaimed environmental productions ofFiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on the two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a wager that he can transform a 'deliciously low' Cockney flower-seller (Eliza Doolittle) into an elegant lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' For Rubicon's production, Director James O'Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women's rights. (more...)

Nigel Terry Dies at Age 69
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Nigel Terry, English stage and film actor best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) has died of emphysema at age 69. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia Ephron
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present a special engagement of the smash-hit, Off-Broadway play, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, a play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and directed by Jenny Sullivan. (more...)

Firehouse Theater Company Presents James Goldman's THE LION IN THE WINTER, 4/04-5/02
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Firehouse Theater Company presents James Goldman's masterpiece "The Lion in Winter" April 4 through May 2 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

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. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Winner of Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced Corey Mitchell, Theater Arts Teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., as the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. This year's finalists were Marianne Adams, Director of Education at the Grandstreet Theatre School in Helena, Mont., and Donald Hicken, Theatre Department Director at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. (more...)

The Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

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...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 2, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Sheridan Smith has been in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Michael Mayer. An official announcement has not been made, and according to the Daily Mail, the team is still working out if the show might transfer after its run in Southwark. Baz Bamigboye writes that the production could be heading to the West End, or even New York in the future. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Kicks Off 80th Season with A REAL LULU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, presents its 80th season, running tonight, June 16 through October 18, 2015. (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

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. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Sheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark. She met with director Michael Mayer today. No word yet on the final decision, but it seems if Smith is out, the musical will go back in storage for now. (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

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...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

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. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 23
by Audition Roundup - Aug 23, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 23, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

SecondStory Rep Presents THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Second Story Repertory Theatre presents The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman August 21-September 6, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION IN WINTER Is Exceptional Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Aug 21, 2015

This is one of the best works that I have seen presented by this company. (more...)

Michael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. (more...)

Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Join Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winnerDaniel Aukin. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

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...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY South
by Joseph Baker - Apr 27, 2015

George Cukor's 1940 film version of Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was Katharine Hepburn's return to glory after the actress had been labeled 'box office poison' after the failure of several films. 021The savvy Hepburn was able to bend MGM to her will when it wanted to film Barry's play, and the end result rewarded everyone involved: Hepburn, her old RKO co-star Cary Grant, and the up and coming James Stewart. Not only were Oscar nominations and wins in store, but at the center of it all was Hepburn in all her patrician, high cheek-boned elegance. She may have given greater performances as the tragic, dope-addicted 'Mary Tyrone' in the film version of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT or as the caustic, sparring 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' in James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, but for those who want to see Hepburn at the height of her unusual beauty and comedic gifts, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a must. Having seen the film numerous times, I was wary of Theatre Memphis' staging of Barry's work. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, once seen, leaves such an impression that it's rather like tackling a remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ or GONE WITH THE WIND or THE GODFATHER. Director Jason Spitzer has taken the dare, and he and his cast have mostly succeeded in the satiny, stylized production currently playing at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

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