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Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING Heading to DVD, On-Demand & Digital HD This September
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Just when you thought it couldn't get more outrageous, Seth Rogen (This Is The End, Pineapple Express) and Zac Efron (The Lucky One, That Awkward Moment) return in the hilarious, no boundaries comedy, NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING, coming to Digital HD September 6, 2016 (more...)

RLJ Entertainment Acquires Pierce Brosnan Thriller 'I.T.'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired all North American rights to the highly anticipated thriller I.T., directed by John Moore (more...)

Former NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico Joins MSA...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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Mission Hospital Announces Selection of Connexient's MediNav to Enhance Patient Experience and Operational Efficiency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

East Lynne Theater & CM Film Society to Present Keaton Classic STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Bill Canfield, Jr., a college student played by Buster Keaton, would rather play his ukulele than be captain of a steamboat, much to his father's disappointment. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Casting for Next Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino is pleased to announce the cast of the next of The Chicago Inclusion Projects reading series, In the Next Room, or the vibratory play by Sarah Ruhl. The reading, presented in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company and The League of Chicago Theatres, will take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7pm at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Davis and Company Get Into Character for THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative welcome Josh Davis (Beautiful) as Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

Scoop: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, August 16, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Cuccioli, Sheldon Harnick and More Celebrate York's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton reunited at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons last night, July 25, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The event featured appearances by cast members Mr. Cuccioli and Ms. Crampton, along with Sheldon Harnick, Sherman Yellen, Jeffrey B. Moss, and James Morgan, York's Producing Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Theatre Exile World Premieres TOMMY AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After a sold-out world premiere reading in May 2015, Barrymore Award-winning Theatre Exile plans to bring you a full-scale production of Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger. This autobiographical play recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger's life as he helps his boyhood hero, Tommy McDonald, reach his goal of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Seven New Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes seven new musicians to its ranks for the start of the 2016-2017 season. These members were chosen from hundreds of applicants following months of auditions. (more...)

B STREET THEATRE; Special Engagement World Premiere of CHESSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Chessman. (more...)

Florida Production of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Meets Eligibility Requirements for Carbonell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

MNM Productions today announced that its upcoming production of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, meets the eligibility requirements for consideration for the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most prestigious award for professional theater. The show will run for 15 performances August 5-21 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Announces Schedule for OzAsia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed new contemporary 10 year anniversary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 17 September - 2 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia.  This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by contemporary Asian artists who are pioneering work in their field. Performers congregating for the Festival come from a far-reaching and diverse number of Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel. (more...)

Early Premiere of SNOWDEN, Featuring Exclusive Live Interview with Edward Snowden, Coming to U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Get full security clearance for SNOWDEN one of the most anticipated upcoming releases, ahead of the thriller's wide release. (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets and with more dates still to be added Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced it will play at least an additional 23 theatres in 2017, extending the autumn 2016 tour which opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August and arrives at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday-Saturday 8 April. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with New Musical THE GOLD at NYMF
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative welcome Josh Davis (Beautiful) as Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. Click below to go behind the scenes with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Definition Theatre & The New Colony's BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New Colony and Definition Theatre Company's runaway hit BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, winner of three 2016 Jeff Awards including Best New Work, returns this summer featuring the full original cast now through August 21, 2016 as part of Steppenwolf's Visiting Company Initiative at their new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. The press performance is tonight, July 25, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NFL Superstars Julio Jones And Roy Green Benefit Players' Health...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playwrights Horizons' AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will present AUBERGINE- the New York premiere of a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at PH, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation, Inked Baby at PH; Ruined; Her Requiem). (more...)

BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

They're Still Together! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Cast at One Night Stand Cabaret
by BWW Staff - Jul 24, 2016

Reunions are moments of nostalgic reminiscence that let you review what you have accomplished together with your friends and make you wonder in awe on the journey you started together years ago. This was the general feeling when the original cast of the 2007 Philippine production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (HSM) took center stage once again in "Still in This Together: A 10th Anniversary Concert" at the monthly One Night Stand (ONS) cabaret series at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub earlier this month. (more...)

THE WANDERER at The Madison Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Charles Messina's The Wanderer, About The Life of Dion, is Coming to The Madison Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Seymour, Loretta Divine, Joey Fatone and More on the CABARET Red Carpet at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Direct from Broadway, CABARET reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, 'Divinely, dangerously decadent,' while Time Out New York hails it 'A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!' (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Launches App for OPEN COURT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

 OPEN COURT began on Monday with 3 weeks of work curated by the Youth Board and Young Writers aged 15 - 24 in association with the National Youth Theatre. (more...)

After Initial Testing Period Reserve Management Group Realizes a...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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The Royal Court Theatre's Youth Board Takes Over The Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

Following Open Court in 2013, when the writers had the keys, this time the Royal Court has handed the keys of the building to the theatre's Youth Board and 10 young writers aged 15 - 24. Over the next three weeks they are in charge and they will be tackling the issues that matter to them through theatre, music, installations, talks and workshops. (more...)

Photo Flash: Queensbridge Park Esplanade Named for Local Advocate Elizabeth McQueen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and members of The Friends of Queensbridge Park to celebrate the legacy of long-time park advocate Elizabeth McQueen by officially naming the park's promenade in her honor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Review: Short North Stage Puts New Spin on Old Favorite, THE FANTASTICKS
by Paul Batterson - Jul 22, 2016

In his Playbill notes for THE FANTASTICKS, Short North Stage director Jonathan Flom makes an unusual assumption of his audience. Flom writes: 'I think that the vast majority of avid theatergoers upwards of age 30 have some relationship with THE FANTASTICKS.' (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Apotheosis Opera presents its second production, a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West), tonight, July 22 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Oliver Stone & Cast of SNOWDEN Share All-New Trailer at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

At yesterday's at San Diego Comic-Con, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, and director Oliver Stone made an appearance to promote their upcoming film SNOWDEN (more...)

Multi Olivier Award-Winning Hit Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Confirms Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

It may be a dull morning here in Glasgow but we're holding out for a spell of brighter weather as the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical Sunny Afternoon confirms its cast. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 11 until Saturday 15 October 2016.                                                                                       (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

TICKETS are still available for the much-loved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which flies into Canterbury this summer. The show, at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 August, stars Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) as Caractacus Potts; Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, Chicago, Guys And Dolls, Educating Rita, and Hairspray) as Baroness Bomburst; Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst; Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War Of The Worlds) as TrulyScrumptious; Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys, Top Hat) as the Childcatcher; and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts. (more...)

No Progress In Efforts To Save New Jersey's Surflight Theater
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

Financial problems started when the decades-old theater was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

Opening of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The hysterical old favorite Arsenic and Old Lace is opening August 12th! This delightful comedy is set to be performed August 12th  - September 17th, Monday, Fridayand Saturday nights at 7:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Students/Alumni Bring U-M to the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The 2016 festival, which will be held July 26-31, will feature faculty-taught workshops, short films by screenwriting students and a documentary by an alumna. U-M interns will assist with the events. (more...)

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE LIVE SHOW Comes to The Wellmont Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The creators of Welcome to Night Vale, one of the world's most downloaded podcasts, bring their acclaimed live show to Montclair, NJ for the only NYC-area performance of the show. Like the podcast, the stage version of Night Vale tells stories from the strange desert town of Night Vale, delivering rich, nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show hosted by Cecil Palmer (played by Cecil Baldwin). (more...)

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