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WAM Theatre Sets Cast for Fresh Takes Reading of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the last of their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck, directed by Sheila Siragusa. The reading will take place on Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Company Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2016-2017 season roster. A total of 71 dancers make up the Company roster, with 57 in Boston Ballet, the main professional company, and 14 in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Emily Watson to Take On Role of Elsa Einstein in Nat Geo Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Emily Watson ('Theory of Everything,' 'The Book Thief') is set to join National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS, from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

Photo Flash: Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography had two special performances last week in The Hamptons on Friday, August 26 at 7pm & 9:30pm at Guild Hall, which featured stars of stage and screen Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields, Colin Jost, Dick Cavett, Tovah Feldshuh, Richard Kind and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Empire Stage Presents MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS WITH MAE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in this zany musical comedy making its world premiere at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of a homophobic senior citizen living in Miami Beach in 1981 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - 71 Dancers, 18 Nationalities, Principal Dancer Erica Cornejo and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2016-2017 season roster. A total of 71 dancers make up the Company roster, with 57 in Boston Ballet, the main professional company, and 14 in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company. A total of 17 nationalities are represented, with dancers from Brazil, South Korea, France, Georgia, and Australia, to name a few.  More than 32 percent of the main company are BBII alumni and 18 percent are Boston Ballet School alumni. This year marks Principal Dancer Erica Cornejo's final season with Boston Ballet after dancing with the Company for 11 seasons. Cornejo will retire from Boston Ballet in May 2017 with final performances in The Sleeping Beauty. (more...)

Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty to Headline Eccles Theater Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The long-awaited George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City's new performing arts center, will open its doors to the public on Friday, October 21 with an array of national headliners and local talent. (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Best of Edinburgh Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is proud to announce the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The winner of The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award was announced at the closing ceremonies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday, August 26th. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT', Broadway's Longest-Running Play in More Than 10 Years, Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A friendly reminder! There is just one more week to see the Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time before it closes on Broadway Sunday, September 4 at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. (more...)

Fashion With a Purpose! Lauren Dinardo to Bring New Looks to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

It's a night of fashion with a purpose! Known for her "Women that Rock" and "Keep it Badass" fashion shows, Lauren DiNardo is back - presenting a high energy, inspirational evening where "celebrity" models, children and a few surprise guests rock the runway in support of The Resiliency Center of Newtown. (more...)

Bella Thorne Co-Executive Produced DRINK, SLAY, LOVE Begins Production
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Vancouver-based Sepia Films, Los Angeles-based Just Singer Entertainment and Bella Thorne have announced the start of production on DRINK SLAY LOVE, a television movie based on the popular young adult novel of the same name written by Sarah Beth Durst. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at New Version of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

The U.S. premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock, returning to the DCPA Theatre Company after directing the 2013 World Premiere of Ed, Downloaded. Buntrock's directing credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle). The production won 5 Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Director.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Series Finale on THE CW - Thursday, September 15, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Series Finale, airing on THE CW on Thursday, September 15, 2016! (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Celebrates THE GOLDEN GIRLS with Jim Colucci
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Jim Colucci, author of the terrific new book Golden Girls Forever.  (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Nestle Launch 'Gold Medal Games' National Fitness Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On August 4th, the Rose Bowl Stadium roared as more than 200 area youth gathered for the National Fitness Competition's 'Gold Medal Games.' Additionally, more than 300 Clubs and tens of thousands of kids and teens participated in National Fitness Competition events around the country. Hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Nestl, the National Fitness Competition is designed to inspire kids and teens to achieve tangible and short-term fitness goals. Track and Field Olympic Champions and Club alumna, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and longtime supporter, Gail Devers added to the excitement of the event by joining the festivities and sharing their fitness journeys. Through their stories, Joyner-Kersee and Devers inspired the crowd to stay focused on their goals and never give up on their dreams. From soccer to archery the two Olympians joined the youth in the event's physical activities and challenges. (more...)

Himax Technologies, Inc. to Attend Jefferies 2016 Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit on August 30th - 31st, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Mad Cat Theatre to Present WHY NOT? WITH RICHARD NIXON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Just in time for the presidential election this November, Why Not? With Richard Nixon is an absurd political satire ready to bring the laughs. See this not-to-be-missed show during its limited two week run: September 29th-October 9th. (more...)

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Acquire Rights to Hilde Lysiak's Forthcoming Four Book Series HILDE CRACKS THE CASE
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9 year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's forthcoming book series “Hilde Cracks the Case” (Scholastic, Fall 2017). Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak has broken throughout her aspiring career as a journalist, the mystery series stars Hilde along with her older sister Izzy, her sidekick/newspaper photographer, as the two girls stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The deal also includes Lysiak's life story rights. (more...)

The Studio Museum in Harlem Launches inHarlem Initiative with NYC and Harlem Parks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Studio Museum in Harlem is collaborating with NYC Parks and Historic Harlem Parks along with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance to present four specially commissioned works by Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk and Rudy Shepherd, installed in four neighborhood parks: Morningside, Marcus Garvey, St. Nicholas and Jackie Robinson. On view from August 25, 2016 through July 25, 2017, the installations are the first artists' projects in inHarlem, a series of initiatives dedicated to exploring new ways for the Studio Museum to work in its community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chimera Ensemble's Chicago Premiere of SISTER CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.  Sister Cities runs Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 - 26. Based on availability, industry tickets are $10 with a headshot and resume presented to the box office for all performances.   (more...)

Music Superstar Ciara Joins Judges Panel for 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Grammy Award winning entertainer Ciara will join the esteemed panel of judges for the live broadcast of the 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION , which airs live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 - 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC (more...)

Mira Sorvino, Robert Forster and More Sign on for 110 STORIES Benefit at River Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Academy Award Nominee, Robert Forster (The Confirmation, The Descendants, Jackie Brown), Elizabeth Greer (Bates Motel, Ray Donovan, Corbin Nash) SAG Nominee Mark Pellegrino (Quantico, The Big Lebowski, The Number 23), Emilio Rivera (Sons Of Anarchy, Z-Nation, Hitman: Agent 47) SAG Award Winner Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys With Kids, Entourage, Sopranos), Academy Award WinnerMira Sorvino (Falling Skies, Do You Believe, Mighty Aphrodite), Michael Welch (Twilight, Z Nation, Grace Unplugged) and Brian White (Chicago Fire, The Cabin In The Woods, Fighting) have joined River Street Theater Company's Staged Reading of the Sept 11th play, '110 Stories' (by Sarah Tuft). (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DONMAR SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by Marianka Swain - Aug 24, 2016

The Donmar will break out beyond its Covent Garden home, opening a new, in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King's Cross in association with Theatre Tracks, immediately adjacent to King's Cross station and directly accessible from King's Boulevard. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Turn Out for Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn at Broadway at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn and Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Keala Settle (currently starring in Waitress) in 'Keala Settle & Frank Wildhorn: For The First Time LIVE' on Monday night. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Took the Stage at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The talented Heidi Blickenstaff took the stage at the renowned Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. (more...)

Senator Joseph Carraro's CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE Heads Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The world premiere of Conversation with an Average Joe, a new play written by Senator Joseph Carraro, will begin performances Off-Broadway on September 3, 2016. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard and More to Gather in Celebration of Mx Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Iconic performer, writer, artist and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will close out an epic yearlong retrospective of v's 25 year career at Joe's Pub at The Public with a new show called The Golden Age of Justin Vivian Bond, September 7-10 at 9:00PM, and a tribute concert, Trans/Art/Family: The VIVification of NYC, on September 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

HBO Launches First Asian Pacific American Short Film Competition
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

HBO has launched HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition dedicated to showcasing emerging APA directors with unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience. (more...)

Hawthorne's SVP George Leon Moderating Panel Discussion at Programmatic Insider Summit in Lake Tahoe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

New Musical Comedy TAKE ONE to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Producer, Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum Announces 2016-2017 Featured Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

'Thinking Pictures': Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection September 6 to December 31, 2016 / Voorhees Special Exhibition Gallery 'Thinking Pictures' draws on one of the great strengths of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. It presents the visually provocative objects that distinguish Moscow Conceptualism from the forms associated with its namesake, the canonical oeuvres of American and British conceptual artists, in particular. This exhibition focuses on more than 40 individual artists and several collectives who lived and worked in Soviet Moscow from the 1960s to the 1990s. They were concerned with the essential task of creating an audience in an environment that lacked galleries, critics, and a viable art market but had its own institutional framework-one that privileged painting (Socialist Realism). (more...)

A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER to Play HOME Manchester This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, an all-singing, all-dancing examination of living with a cancer diagnosis, is the first show in HOME's autumn 2016 theatre season, between Tue 20 - Sat 24 September 2016. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan to Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Casa Mañana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, September 10-18. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

New Musical TAKE ONE to Premiere at New York Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Producer Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. TAKE ONE will begins performances on Sunday, August 21and run through Saturday August 27 at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street, NYC). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting fringenyc.org. (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, September 8, 2016
by - Aug 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, September 8, 2016! (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Pen Book of Humorous Essays, Due Out in 2017
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Tony nominee reveals that she suffered from terrible morning sickness throughout her first trimester of pregnancy. During the toughest days during that time, Benanti was starring in the Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

New CuriosityStream JFK Documentary Exposes Secrets Behind the Camelot Legend & Birth of the Modern Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Israeli Production of BILLY ELLIOT
by Ronit Suzan - Aug 18, 2016

Following performances in London's West End, Broadway, Italy, Netherlands, Australia and Japan, the successful and highly praised musical BILLY ELLIOT now reached the Israeli stage. (more...)

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