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Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The broadcast premiere of Young Artists of America: The Songs of Tim Rice, airs on Maryland Public Television (MPT) Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Filmed recently at MPT's Owings Mills studios, the program features symphonic, dance, and vocal performances of lyricist Sir Tim Rice's musical theater and movie hits by the Bethesda-based group, (YAA). YAA consists of students from more than 80 schools in Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The one-hour television special includes the talents of some 150 area students, and is hosted by Sir Tim Rice. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Musical Reading Set
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple). (more...)

Jesus Arrested as Illegal Immigrant in New Political Play CHRIST DETAINED at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Playwright and director Anthony P. Pennino has announced the world premiere of his play Christ Detained by the Department of Homeland Security as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The play stars Joseph Jones as Jesus of Nazareth and Karl Knapp as Special Agent Clyde Hill. The first performance is Wednesday June 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

PLAIN AND FANCY to Open 31st Season at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Plain and Fancy will begin its 31st Anniversary season at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00.  With over 3,700 performances before more than 355,000 patrons, it has become one of the longest running musicals anywhere. (more...)

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Headed to the Marlowe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The world's most successful rock 'n' roll show comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas and More Celebrate JERSEY BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opened last night, May 18, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

New York City Ballet Presents its Here and Now Festival
by Rose Marija - May 19, 2017

New York City Ballet continues to include new choreographies in its repertoire, billed this season as the Here and Now Festival. On May 12, 2017 NYCB performed four newer works created in 1994, 1998, 2006, and a world premiere. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Alex Wyse & More Will Lead THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple).  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

38th Season of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF)'s 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music. Twelve compelling concerts will be performed at venues across the Cape from August 1 through 25. Early purchases are recommended for discount tickets (available through June 30) and packages, limited to capacity. (more...)

Haedscrabble Theater Brings Murder, Madness and Merriment to Farmingdale!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Farmingdale residents Joe DiPietro and Eva Dolan are collaborating with St Thomas Episcopal Church to bring back live theater to Farmingdale, NY. Their first production, which is scheduled to open May 26th, will be the timeless comedy, 'Arsenic and Old Lace' by Joseph Kesselring. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Cast Members From Hamilton & Rent Join On The Quays For HOW ABOUT LOVE?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company will present 'How About Love?', a benefit concert at The Green Room 42--NYC's newest cabaret venue--on June 18th. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Heads Into Summer with THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is capping its 43rd season with a feel-good musical that has charmed audiences worldwide: The Full Monty (book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek) will open in previews June 15 and run through July 9, with 21 performances at the historic Bangor Opera House.   (more...)

Mean Girls Star Sharron Matthews Brings GIRL CRUSH to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sharron Matthews in Sharron Matthews: Girl Crush on Friday, May 26th, 2017, Named the "Redheaded Canadian Goddess of Cabaret" by the Scotsman Newspaper, "Best Cabaret Performance of 2015" (BroadwayWorld), "Best Cabaret Performer" (Toronto's NOW Magazine), and the "#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010" (NiteLife Exchange and WPAT Radio), Sharron returns to NY after her exciting 54 Below debut in November of 2016, and her two SOLD out shows at Joe's Pub in 2010. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017


Off-Broadway's BAGHDADDY to Launch Talk-Back Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, the musical Baghdaddy began performances on  April 6 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). This Monday, May 22 they will launch a talk-back series, following the show, with more to be announced. (more...)

OWN to Premiere New Season of Tyler Perry Comedy Series FOR BETTER OR WORSE 6/10
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's popular comedy series from Tyler Perry, FOR BETTER OR WORSE returns for its sixth and final season on Saturday, June 10 with two back-to-back episodes starting at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Rep Stage's Women in Theatre Conference Sets Date, 'Balance and Connection' Theme
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The second annual Women in Theatre Conference has been rescheduled to June 3, 2017. The regional conference is an opportunity for women working in theatre and for college students exploring the theatre profession to share experiences and expertise. Sponsored by Rep Stage, Howard Community College Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, and 4 Wall Entertainment, the conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horowitz Center on the campus of Howard Community College. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil Meron
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (6PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host a special screening of Hairspray Live! followed by a Q&A with Kristin Chenoweth and Executive Producer Neil Meron. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, “Dig Down.” (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for Episode 7 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE on Hulu
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

Below, watch a trailer for Episode 7 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE on Hulu. The 10-episode first season of the series stars Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes. (more...)

THE MAN-BEAST, WOMEN IN JEOPARDY and More Slated for First Folio Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In its 22nd season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is delighted to present a chilling, humorous and thought-provoking 2017-2018 season. (more...)

The Seeing Place to Host Season 8 Launch Party Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Seeing Place announces its exclusive Season 8 Launch Party on Monday, May 22 at 7pm - which promises to be a fun-filled evening of art, love and creativity. (more...)

NNPN Announces Rolling World Premieres by Karen Hartman and Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 70th and 71st Rolling World Premieres: Br'er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Project Dawn by Karen Hartman. The two plays will receive a total of 6 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period.   (more...)

HAIR at The Sherman Playhouse this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On June 30, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the rock musical Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

The Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Genius and jealousy take center stage in Peter Shaffer's award-winning play, 'Amadeus'. The highly-stylized theater piece follows the re-imagined rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Spend AN EVENING WITH TOTO at the State Theatre on 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO will play the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, June 16.  The shows are billed as 'An Evening With Toto" and their performances will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog in performances that will stage two hours of music.  Last summer, Toto embarked their first U.S. headline run in over a decade. (more...)

Scoop: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
by - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017! (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Unveils 24th Year of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

Smoke On the Mountain, the ever popular bluegrass/gospel musical, kicks off its 24th year at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse, on Friday, June 2, as director Weslie Webster welcomes two new members to the famed Sanders Family Singers. (more...)

LemonTree Creations presents a New Play by Raf Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Rope Running Out is the world premiere of a new play by Raf Antonio (Playwright's Guild of Canada's RBC Emerging Playwright Award winner, 2015) in the lemonTree {studio} at King & Bathurst from May 28th - June 10th, 2017. The ties of Nacio and Felix's love have begun to fray. Evolution is necessary for their non-physical sexual partnership - but something holds Nacio back. When a footloose drifter from his past appears, Nacio must make a decision: stay bound to the world he knows or let go completely. (more...)

Alex Riad's THE FLOOR IS LAVA to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Farm Theater will premiere Alex Raid's The Floor is Lava, directed by Jessica O'Hara Baker (Directing Fellow at The Farm Theater), at the 9th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

ICE CREAM: THE OPERA to Have World Premiere at the Bradford Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

From Skipton Building Society Camerata and Freedom Studios in association with Spin Arts comes the world premiere of Ice Cream: The Opera, Ian McMillan's new opera about two warring ice cream vendor families from Yorkshire who come together through song, ice cream and love. (more...)

BWW Interview: KAYLA BAILEY ("INTO THE WOODS") at Thousand Oaks High School
by Cary Ginell - May 17, 2017

Any time a high school theater department takes on a Stephen Sondheim musical, the intensity level cranks up a notch. So when drama teacher Joseph Donia took on Into the Woods, which the school last did in 2008, he needed some extra expertise behind the scenes to deal with Sondheim's uniquely difficult vocal score. Enter Kayla Bailey, a graduate of Oaks Christian High School (2007), Cal Lutheran University (2011), and a former Miss Ventura County (2012), who has been seen locally mainly as a performer. Donia chose Bailey to be his vocal director despite Bailey never having served in that capacity before. But when, as the saying goes, opportunity knocks, you go for it, and Bailey, who has a uniquely positive spin on life, leaped in feet first and has been having the time of her life. We spoke with Kayla in between performances about this unique experience, one which has already had a major effect on her career outlook going forward. (more...)

Bob Curry Fellows Flourish 4th Year at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As The Second City continues its concentrated efforts to bring diverse voices to the forefront of of the comedy world they are proud to present the 4th cohort of Bob Curry Fellows in their culminating showcase on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm in the e.t.c. theater (230 W. North Ave. 2nd Floor Pipers Alley). (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents the hilarious audience-solves-the-murder musical, Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", June 1, 7:30p, June 2 and 3, 8:00p, June 4, 2:00p at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at (more...)

1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA Among New Original Series Heading to CNN in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City. Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network's diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming. (more...)

Michael Allman, Claudette King and More to Bring LEGENDS LIVE ON! to University of Saint Joseph
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Autorino Center for the Arts at the University of Saint Joseph and Black Eyed Sally's present "The Legends Live On!" featuring Michael Allman, Claudette King, Sheila Raye Charles, and Jeff Pitchell on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University's main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. (more...)

The New Collectives Present THE OCCASION OF EXISTENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The New Collectives present The Occasion of Existence, created by Giverny Petitmermet, Brad Landers & Molly McGrath, based on the novel Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. (more...)

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