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Paley Center to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Carol Burnett
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Marlo Thomas will kick-off the festivities that will also feature a tribute to the legendary Carol Burnett, the event will start at 6:30 pm at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs and More Perform New Works During BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This week The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its top works in this year's showcase. The event was held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City and premiered performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop. BroadwayWorld has photos from the showcase below! (more...)

New Musical BOWIE AND MERCURY RISING to Debut at Chapel off Chapel
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Internationally renowned composer Warren Wills presents the world premiere of his new musical Bowie & Mercury Rising in his hometown of Melbourne in July 2017 at Chapel off Chapel. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Date Change for SLOW DANCER
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces a date change for the following show: Slow Dancer. The new date is October 3, 2017 @ 9:00PM  at Barboza.     (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

The Puppy Mill Project hosts annual Mothers in the Mills gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and CYMBELINE!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Poisonous queens, mischievous letters, jealous lovers, mysterious identities: Richmond Shakespeare Festival is back and preparing to light up Wayne County's summer season. (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Orpheum's LOVE LETTERS to Benefit Church Health Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Love Letters, A.R. Gurney's disarmingly funny, emotional portrait of the rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-as-an-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, is coming to the stage of the Orpheum's Halloran Centre for two nights on June 23 and June 24. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

MORTIFIED: SUMMER SCHOOL to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

MOTRIFIED: SUMMER SCHOOL will play the Boulder Theater on Friday, June 16, 2017. Following up its packed April Fools show, Mortified returns to the Boulder Theater for 'SUMMER SCHOOL.' Ever wish you held onto that hilarious middle school essay you wrote about satanism and rock n roll, or the one where you declared your love for your own half-brother? These folks did, and they're ready to share the shame. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Opens Summer Season with MERRy WIVES OF WINDSOR and CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to open its 2017 Summer Season with The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cymbeline! (more...)

KANSAS, Los Lobos, Ana Gasteyer, TAO: DRUM HEART and More Set for Poway OnStage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Poway OnStage 2017/18 season opens with the arena rock of KANSAS. It continues with GRAMMY winning artists: Los Lobos, Aaron Neville, BJ Thomas and Roger McGuinn. Saturday Night Live alumna and Broadway leading lady Ana Gasteyer brings her cabaret show. Local music takes center stage with Six String Society's Sounds of the Big Easy and roots rockers Berkley Hart. Cameron Carpenter brings his international touring organ and a wide repertoire of classical and modern pieces. Love Letters From Vietnam is a unique live theatrical musical performance of Alex Woodward's songs written for the daughter of Vietnam vet Sgt. John K. Fuller. TAO: Drum Heart closes the season with their world tour of large-scale Japanese taiko drumming, dance and martial arts. (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill presented the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton.  The celebrated Broadway, TV and film star,  Melissa Errico, ("Billions", My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?), presented the award to her mentor and close friend, Tony Waltonat the annual benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park.  (more...)

Dan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening, Dan Lauria and Ken Jenkins (replacing the previously announced James Caan) along with a cast including Kate Mansi (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 5th, 2017 - Theatre World Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 Theatre World Awards ceremony takes place at the Imperial Theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: Minka Wiltz Sizzles in the World Premiere of Natalie Symons' NAMING TRUE at Urbanite Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jun 30, 2017

Following the success of 'The Buffalo Kings' and 'Lark Eden,' Symons once again is in top form with NAMING TRUE. (more...)

See What's On at the Wild Project Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Find out what's happening at The Wild Project! (more...)

BPA's The Bard at the Bloedel to Present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Join us in July for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA's 5th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance - THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - at The Bloedel Reserve. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Icons Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, and More Pen Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

In honor of Pride Month, Billboard reached out to numerous icons in the musical entertainment industry and asked them to write a love letter to the LGBTQ community. Check out a excerpts from a few familiar Broadway faces' letters below, then head over to Billboard for the full collection.  (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

ABET to Present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ABET to present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, starring ANNE KRAFT by JOAN DIDION, based on her memoir on JULY 8 at 8pm and 9 at 2pm. (more...)

Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

Ryan O'Neal to Undergo Back Surgery; LOVE LETTERS Tour Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will no longer be playing host to the UK tour of Love Letters in November. The UK tour has been postponed indefinitely as Hollywood lead Ryan O'Neal requires back surgery and time to recover from the operation. (more...)

Prolific Playwright A.R. Gurney Passes Away at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The New York Times reports that prolific playwright A. R. Gurney passed away on Tuesday, June 13th at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. His agent Jonathan Lomma confirmed news of his death but did not provide a cause. (more...)

Jody Mullen Returns to Don't Tell Mama with A THING CALLED HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Jody Mullen Returns to Don't Tell Mama with A THING CALLED HOPE. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARKS, co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, is set for Sunday! (more...)

RUSSIAN CABARET NIGHT, Featuring David Serero, Coming to ONEGIN Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Located in the heart of the Village, the ONEGIN restaurant is a Russian venue. Highly praised by the New York Times, this iconic Russian restaurant is delighted to announce to host the RUSSIAN CABARET NIGHT featuring the baritone and entertainer David Serero. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Intimate Apparel, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time company member Daniela Varon. This winner of the 2004 Steinberg New Play Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award runs in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre from July 20 through August 13, 2017. (more...)

David Serero Performs At Onegin Restaurant This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The RUSSIAN CABARET NIGHT featuring baritone and entertainer DAVID SERERO plays this summer at ONEGIN Restaurant (more...)

BWW Review: DEBBIE...A NIGHT TO REMEMBER a Spectacular Evening at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jul 3, 2017

Fans of the unforgettable Debbie Reynolds and members of the Thalians, an organization she helped found, flocked to the El Portal Friday June 30 for a dedication of the mainstage and grand party to celebrate her life and career. It was an SRO event, with celebrity guests, whose proceeds benefited the great charity work of the Thalians - 'Hollywood for Mental Health', to which Reynolds devoted tirelessly of herself since its inception in 1955. Debbie had history with the El Portal. It was one of her favorite venues, as she used to ride her bicycle there to go to the movies as a young girl living in Burbank...and she performed there with her fabulous night blub act and the play Love Letters 46 times between 2003 and 2015 So, it is totally apropo to name the mainstage in honor of this great star and humanitarian. (more...)

MISFIT, Based on Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Appears at Hamilton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Misfit is based entirely on an actual letter written by screen siren Marilyn Monroe after her forced confinement to a psychiatric clinic in 1961. The private and revealing thoughts of a true Hollywood legend are revealed as she recounts her harrowing experience. A copy of this letter recently sold at auction for an undisclosed amount. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: BACK TO THE 80S at Theatre In The Park
by Sara Brown - Jul 20, 2017

It's big hair, even bigger music numbers, and a little Star Wars as Theatre in the Park takes audiences BACK TO THE 80S. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Busu and The Damask Drum
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to director Franko Figueredo about bringing Busu and The Damask Drum to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup - Jul 16, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Wick Theatre Replaces A WONDERFUL LIFE with SHE LOVES ME, Honors Legacy of Michael Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Wick Theatre announced a change in the line-up for the upcoming 2017-2018 production season.  An unexpected issue with production rights has forced the company to replace A Wonderful Life with She Loves Me.   (more...)

Upcoming Events for THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Announced at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more!  (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents AH, WILDERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam!'  That's the best of all!  'A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness,' announces seventeen-year old Richard, defending his choice of literature to his parents. His letters to seventeen-year-old Muriel contain quotes from Khayam and Swinburne. (more...)

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