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BWW Review: Stunning TWILIGHT OF THE GODS at the Washington National Opera
by Andrew White - May 9, 2016

Director Francesca Zambello's Gotterdammerung is truly awesome-in both the original and contemporary senses of the word.  The conclusion of a four-part epic, this six-hour installment depicts the final struggle for ownership of a magical ring whose owner might rule the world-but which also holds a dire curse for all who come into contact with it. Through unforgettable projections, beautifully-executed music and stunning vocal performances, this is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic event.  (more...)

Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

REELZ today announced two new original documentary specials about the real stories behind Princess Diana's remarkable life and mysterious death. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: GUILT on FREEFORM - Monday, June 13, 2016
by - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on GUILT, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, June 13, 2016! (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Freeform Begins Production in London on New Original Series GUILT
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Production began this week in London, England, on Freeform's new original series “Guilt.” The series is a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment (Lionsgate Television's Canadian joint venture with Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection. (more...)

Anthony Stewart Head Joins Cast of Freeform Original Series GUILT
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Actor Anthony Stewart Head (“Dominion,” “Merlin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) has been cast on Freeform's new original series GUILT in a recurring role as James Lahue (more...)

Executive Coach Michael J. Beck Announces 'Eliciting Excellence-Bringing Out the Best in People'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Executive coach, business strategist, public speaker and author Michael J. Beck announces the release of his new book 'Eliciting Excellence-Bringing Out the Best in People'. The author was motivated to write this book from his passion to help people become better leaders and reach their full potential. 'I wanted to make a difference in the world by helping leaders bring out the best in people. From my years of experience as a leader and as an executive coach helping clients become more effective leaders, I've identified the traits, behaviors and strategies that transform executives into great leaders and discuss them in my book,' Beck explains. (more...)

Kelli Barrett, Matt Bogart & More Sign on for BROADWAY'S BABIES Children of India Benfit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Join some of TV and Broadway's finest on April 18 at 7:30 at The Cutting Room in a new series of performances created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project. Broadway's Babies first concert will feature: (more...)

Documentary Special WILLIAM AND KATE: THE JOURNEY to Make U.S. Premiere on REELZ 4/18
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

REELZ today announced that in celebration of Prince William and Kate Middleton's fifth wedding anniversary in April, the four-part documentary special WILLIAM AND KATE: THE JOURNEY will make its U.S. premiere Monday, April 18 with the first two parts airing back to back starting at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. (more...)

ROMAN HOLIDAY Musical to Receive Pre-Broadway Premiere in San Francisco; 'NEVERLAND' & More Set for SHN's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

SHN Chief Executive Officer Greg Holland announced today four additional musicals that will complete the 2016-2017 SHN Season, including a journey through a Princess' secret vacation in the pre-Broadway premiere of ROMAN HOLIDAY - THE COLE PORTER MUSICAL. (more...)

Britain's Got Talent Winners Attraction Announce New Premiere Date for THE BOX at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2016

The new world premiere date of Britain's Got Talent winners Attraction's first full-length show, THE BOX, at London Palladium has been announced as March 10. The show, which was originally scheduled for November 2015, boasts a futuristic and innovative combination of the shadow work Attraction are famous for integrated with black light and video mapping, giving audiences a 4D visual sensation never before seen on stage. The multi-sensory piece will play for one night only. (more...)

Burbage Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS Extends for One Performance Only, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

The Burbage Theatre Company's production of TITUS ANDRONICUS by William Shakespeare has been EXTENDED for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY TONIGHT MARCH 19 at 6pm. (more...)

Simon & Schuster UK to Publish Children's Book, THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Simon & Schuster Children's Books today announced the acquisition of The Royal Rabbits of London, the first children's book written by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore. Jane Griffiths, Senior Commissioning Editor, acquired World rights in a two-book deal via Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown and Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates. The series will be illustrated by Kate Hindley (United Agents). (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Katherine Jenkins to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Viva La Diva, April 12-16. Katherine Jenkins is one of the world's most prolific classical crossover singers, having released ten chart-topping studio albums since being signed to Universal Classics. Over the course of her esteemed career, she has toured and recorded with the likes of Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, David Foster, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Bryn Terfyl, Rolando Villazon, Juan Diego Florez & Il Divo. At Cafe Carlyle, she will be joined by music director Gerard Steichen. Two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman (Chicago, Phantom, Side Show) will make a special guest appearance. (more...)

New York Premiere of Richard Strand's BUTLER at 59E59 Theaters 
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to open the 2016/2017 5A Season with New Jersey Repertory Company (Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas) and the NYC premiere of BUTLER, directed by by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher.  (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Production Underway for Season 3 of E!'s Hit Drama Series THE ROYALS
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Production on season three of E!'s first original scripted drama series THE ROYALS began today in London. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Six Original Movies in First-Ever 'Summer Nights' Event
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Fresh off the recent success of its 'June Weddings' movie programming event, Hallmark Channel dives into its first-ever 'Summer Nights' event with a new, original movie premiere each weekend for six weeks beginning Saturday, July 23 (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Broadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup featuring the world's favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

BWW Review: CATF THE WEDDING GIFT is Visually Stunning, but Difficult to Decipher
by Johnna Leary - Jul 21, 2016

At its basic essence, a play tells a story. But when the audience has difficulty understanding the story and the language, the message, no matter how poignant or powerful, is lost. The Wedding Gift, a world premiere play at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, is a visual feast for audience members, but due to the storytelling method, many audience members are unable to understand the imaginative story. (more...)

Elizabeth Hurley's Son Damian Joins Cast of E!'s Sexy Soap THE ROYALS
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The court of THE ROYALS continues to grow in the scripted drama series' third season as star Elizabeth Hurley's son, Damian Hurley, joins the cast of the sexy soap. (more...)

Stephanie Beacham To Star As HRH Princess Margaret In A PRINCESS UNDONE
by Edward Baker - Jul 15, 2016

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret, the most glamorous figure of her generation, has a final chance to be of service. (more...)

Stephanie Beacham Stars as HRH Princess Margaret in the World Premiere of A PRINCESS UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret, the most glamorous figure of her generation, has a final chance to be of service. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart will present two performances of William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario on March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Joining the orchestra for Henry V will be actor Marcus Truschinski of American Players Theatre, the Milwaukee Children's Choir Voices of ETERNA directed by Marco Melendez, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus directed by Lee Ericson. Walton's work will be paired with Haydn's “Drumroll” Symphony for a dramatic concert experience. (more...)

by Guest Blogger: Jeff Church - Feb 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island readers nominated four area companies as 'Rising Stars/Theaters to Watch' during the 2015 Regional BroadwayWorld Awards. Now, in a four-part series, the artistic directors from each theater join BWW RI as guest bloggers, sharing their creative vision and inspiration in their own words. Next up is Jeff Church, the founding Artistic Director of the Burbage Theatre Company in Providence, RI. (more...)

Emily Tremaine Joins Cast of Freeform's New Original Series GUILT
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”) has been cast as one of the leads in Freeform's new original series GUILT, a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment (the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions. (more...)

Virginia Cantrell Receive Rave Reviews for DIVINE MERIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Trained from birth to become the ruler of the Nephilim and their island sanctuary, Amira is the perfect princess, until her birthright and even her fundamental beliefs are ripped away. She'll discover perfection and training count for nothing when faced with a ruthless enemy determined to possess her and all she holds dear. As captain of the Royal Guard, Caeden's priority is to protect The Royal Family. Sometimes that means protecting the naïve princess from her own desires, even if he is tempted to give in. When a betrayer strikes from within, their sanctuary and very existence are threatened. Caeden must overcome the burning pain of helplessness to defeat this enemy and restore Amira to her rightful place. He will not fail his princess again. Do they have the fortitude and inner strength needed to regain the kingdom and save their people? Divine Merit is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Divine Merit By Virginia Cantrell Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing Published: January 2016 ISBN: 978-1925448030 ASIN: B01APT3TNA Pages: 231 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fantasy About The Author: Virginia Cantrell's greatest passion has always been fiction, particularly romance. The innocent in her loves the idea of a happily-ever-after, but she has a massive soft spot for the bad boys. If you ask her, she'll tell you that she's living her dream - getting paid to read and helping indie authors to create beauty by working as an editor for Hot Tree Editing. She's inspired by the many amazing indie authors she has met and has (finally) found the courage to follow her other dream by becoming a published author. Contact Information: Hot Tree Publishing Email: Website:!v-cantrell/c3bj Twitter: Facebook: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

BWW Review: TINK! Soars Beyond Neverland
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 10, 2016

'OMG! Mom and Dad are being such phonies, so I'm going to run away and marry a pirate. Before you think about that too much, let me distract you with this show-stopping production number!' Actually 'TINK!' wasn't as vacuous as all that, though - true to the exclamation point in its title - it did tend to deliver narrative details in bold plot points. Still, Tony Marino's barrel-of-laughs filled book, aided by Lena Gabrielle's tuneful score, with an assist from Greg Kerestan on lyrics ensured that 'TINK!' stood out as one of the more delectable treats in this year's New York Musical Festival smorgasbord. (more...)

Tony Roberts Boards ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Katey Sagal is the latest actor to sign on to ABC's upcoming three-hour reboot of DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches Today
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death and as part ofa tourism drive for the capital, called 'Fans of London'. (more...)

BWW Review: KING CHARLES III Contemplates A Time When The Longest Serving Heir Apparent Ascends The British Throne
by Jade Kops - Apr 4, 2016

Drawing on the style of Shakespeare, writer Mike Bartlett looks to a future where Charles, Prince of Wales finally becomes KING CHARLES III. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

STNJ to Open 54th Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A Song At Twilight.  (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE QUEEN AT 90, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

FJL Vertin, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book, 'The Wizards of Terrastor': an imaginative and passionately crafted work that takes the reader on a journey into another solar system. (more...)

TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

4@15: Four New 15 Minute Musicals at The Royal Family Arts Centre Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, for four performances only at The Royal Family Arts Centre.  Kristen Lee Rosenfeld serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.  (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

Star of Harry Potter Film Series Suprises 'Super Fans' During Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to the Capital
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - The actor James Phelps, who starred as 'Fred Weasley' in the Harry Potter film franchise, has turned a surprise trip to London into a magical experience for a young family of Harry Potter fans. (more...)

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