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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/28-5/29/2016
by - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 29, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/27/2016 - PAINT YOUR WAGON, Leslie Odom, Jr., ANASTASIA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 27, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The New York City Center Encores! cast recording of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON comes out today. Plus Leslie Odom, Jr. and Martin Short will be visiting THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and ANASTASIA opens tonight at Hartford Stage! (more...)

Jed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Woody - A New Fairytale' will be given an industry reading at Signature Theatre this Tuesday, May 31st. The reading will feature a cast of 13 starring: (more...)

Bent Knee's 'Say So' WSJ Review, National Tour Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Say So, the third album by Bent Knee, is receiving unanimous critical acclaim from rock critics and music journalists worldwide. (more...)

BWW Review: Tumultuous RIVERRUN at Kennedy Center's IRELAND 100
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2016

In a couple of weeks, another Bloomsday will be celebrated, and James Joyce's Ulysses will be read aloud by fans of Irish literature worldwide. No such celebration is made for his final book, Finnegans Wake, however. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL Bent, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Sets 3rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The Richmond Shakespeare Festival presents their 2016 Summer Season, featuring The Comedy of Errors, and King Lear. (more...)

Hamlet Set for Apollinaire in the Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

In the shadow of the threat of war, a new leader has used his charm and treachery to win the crown and the Queen. Prince Hamlet returns home to an unrecognizable political landscape, and is compelled by an apparition to avenge his father's death. Paralyzed by the task ahead, he rages against the impossibility of his predicament. Meanwhile the new King is much less ambivalent in plotting Hamlet's death, and Denmark is thrown into turmoil with devastating consequences. (more...)

Azusa Productions' EROICA to Premiere in July at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Azusa Productions, in association with Redtwist Theatre, will present the world premiere of the touching family drama EROICA, by David Alex, directed by Maggie Speer, playing July 9 - August, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. Tickets for EROICA are currently available at dime.io or in person at the Redtwist Theatre Box Office. The press performance is Saturday, July 9 at 3 pm. (more...)

Directors, New Cast Members Announced for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network released today the list of directors that will helm the 10 episodes of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES season three. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richmond Shakespeare Festival's COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Richmond Shakespeare Festival is starting off the summer with a double bill as the Comedy of Errors and King Lear are set to open in the newly renovated Starr-Gennett Pavilion in the Whitewater Gorge Park in downtown Richmond, Indiana on June 9! (more...)

OUTLANDER to Conclude Second Season in July
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

 Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that the “Outlander” Book Two finale will air on Saturday, July 9th at 9pm ET/PT as an epic 90-minute episode. Fans will be treated to an extra 30 minutes in the finale episode titled “Dragonfly in Amber,” namesake to the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling Outlander book series on which this season is based. (more...)

Painter Driss Ouadahi Exhibits New Work at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco's premier contemporary art gallery, today announced its next exhibit starting July 16, 2016 of a new body of work by Algerian painter Driss Ouadahi. Ouadahi's work considers the political and psychological aspects of boundaries and borders and was inspired by his volunteer work helping refugees from Middle East conflicts resettle in Germany. Ouadahi's work is dominated by photo-realistic fences, cityscapes and tiled tunnels that question the myth of human mobility. His work is particularly relevant during a time when walls and borders have become prominent in both European and American politics and through actions like the recent 'Brexit' (United Kingdom exit from the European Union), partly on grounds of immigration and border control. (more...)

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Bent Knee Unveil Cinematic 'Good Girl' Video; 'Say So' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Since its inception, Bent Knee has consistently pushed the creative envelope, reflecting an incredibly broad spectrum of influences. (more...)

BWW Interview: DIXIE'S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL AND 16 OTHER THINGS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS DRINKING LAST THURSDAY
by Linda Ann Watt - Jun 30, 2016

Dixie has a new show! The fast talking Tupperware lady is coming to Charlotte with stories of what she learned after a hard night of drinking. (more...)

B.K. Amodio Pens THE LOOMING DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

B.K. Amodio, a U.S. Navy veteran and dedicated writer, has completed his new book 'The Looming Dragon': a sensational and exciting story of a Native American tribe and their epic battle with an eight-thousand-year old Babylonian god and the tribal shaman who has been anointed to save them all. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL Bent will extend an additional week through Sunday, June 26. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. THE TOTAL Bent officially opened on Wednesday, May 25 and was originally extended to Sunday, June 19. It has now been extended an additional week to Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Country Trio SOUTHERN HALO Releases New Single 'Rewind' & New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The cutting-edge Country trio SOUTHERN HALO hits 'fast-forward' on their career with the release of their new single,'Rewind,'and an exclusive video premiere today onTaste of Country. (more...)

Bay City Players to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 7/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Bay City Players will present Jesus Christ Superstar, Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Performance dates are July 28 - 31, 2016 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.   Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Jesus Christ Superstar is Directed by Michael Wisniewski with Music Direction by Loren Kirker Kranz and Jan Sutherland, and Choreography by Holly Haga Bills. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of STET Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company recently celebrated the opening night of STET, a new play which has extended its Off-Broadway performances through July 10. Written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Tony Speciale, STET is produced in association with The Muse Project.  Artistic Director Tony Speciale directs the world-premiere drama inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus.' (more...)

Taylor Mac to Perform at Space On Ryder Farm in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm will present Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1986-2016, August 6 & 7 at 7 PM. Music Director Matt Ray will join Mac for the work-in-progress performances, which span three decades from Mac's wildly ambitious, multi-year effort to chart the history of popular music in America, from the nation's founding in 1776 to the present day. Tickets are available for $35 through July 15, and $40 after, at www.spaceonryderfarm.org/calendar/taylor-mac. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Adds Another Week at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association The Muse Project, announces a week-long extension of STET, with Off-Broadway performances now running through July 10. (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 LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Living in Extravagance with Isaac Mizrahi at the Jewish Museum, Studio Job at the MAD
by Patrick Kennedy - Jun 23, 2016

Two recent shows explore the intersections of art, fashion, design, and sheer outlandishness. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

Nearly 50 Artists Help The Country Network Wrap First Nashville Production Since Relaunch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, The Country Network (TCN) wrapped its first taping in NASHVILLE since the network's relaunch under new ownership a couple of months ago. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Know Theatre to Present THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

She wants adventure (especially in the bedroom). He is compelled to fish the uncaring sea. Their relationship seems doomed to lethal monotony until a pair of magical sea creatures with erotomania and an "Alternatively Attractive" traveling salesman with a bag full of mysterious wares come to town. (more...)

Lehigh University Faculty Announces Summer Reading Picks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ A diverse group of faculty members from all four of Lehigh University's colleges in departments from Theatre to Entrepreneurship to Chemical Engineering share their picks for summer reading below following the lead of Lehigh President John D. Simon who discussed the impact of a recent read in the May 27 th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage THE ROOMMATE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

What happens when two completely different women come to together to live under the same roof? Florida Studio Theatre's second Summer Mainstage show will explore the dynamic duo of Sharon and Robyn in The Roommate by Jen Silverman. This REGIONAL PREMIERE opens in the Keating Theatre on July 6 and runs through August 7. Summer Mainstage subscriptions can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater to Open 2016 Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

?Princeton Summer Theater's 2016 season opens this Thursday, June 16th with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins.  Assassins is an explosive tale of the American Dream gone awry. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins combines Sondheim's brilliant lyricism and rich music in a revue-style tale addressing our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means taken to obtain it. Clever, original, dark, and surprisingly funny, Assassins is perhaps Sondheim's most controversial musical.   (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre to Stage Ronan Noone's BRENDAN in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?Award-winning fringe company Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) is excited to announce its upcoming production of Brendan by Boston favorite playwright Ronan Noone. Directing the production are IRNE Award nominated Brett Marks (Lifers, Argos Productions and HMT) and Elliot Norton Award winning Victor L. Shopov (Bent, Zeitgeist Stage Company). The production runs for three weeks (July 15th - July 30th, 2016) at the Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116. (more...)

Starz Renews Hit Series OUTLANDER with 'Book Three' and 'Book Four' Commitment
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today the network has ordered “Book Three” and “Book Four” for the Golden Globe®-nominated STARZ Original series OUTLANDER, the critically-acclaimed original series (more...)

Naturi Naughton Joins Broad Green Pictures' New Film STEP SISTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Muli-talented Film, TV and Broadway actress Naturi Naughton is the most recent addition to the cast of Broad Green Pictures' new film, STEP SISTERS (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...)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

MyCarl Productions,in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free'sNIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wedensday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Jackie Chan Joins Cast of THE NUT JOB 2
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

 Award-winning actor Jackie Chan has joined the cast of The Nut Job 2 with Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph. The film is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen & Cal Brunker. The Nut Job 2 will be released in theaters byOpen Road Films on May 19, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Witty and Goofy, WHISTLE STOP a Playful Riff on the Meet-Cute
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2016

WHISTLE STOP, Ameera Patel's play about a brief encounter between a man and a woman in a park, is being revived at the National Arts Festival by Dark Laugh Theatre Company and Hijinks Theatre this year. Having won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2014, the play is an absurd take on the meet-cute trope that is a staple of romantic comedies. (more...)

Amazon Orders Two Additional Seasons of the Critically-Acclaimed Comedy CATASTROPHE
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Amazon today announced it has greenlit two additional seasons of the critically-acclaimed series, CATASTROPHE. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wednesday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

NEVER SLEEP ALONE to Return to Joe's Pub This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

When did you last make out with a complete stranger? Are you fulfilling your socio-sexual potential? What is an MBO? If you can't answer these questions, you urgently need a session with straight-talking sexual evangelist Dr. Alex Schiller. (more...)

Michael A. Scott, MS. Shares THE BERMUDA AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Michael A. Scott, MS. shares a thrilling self-revealing of his remarkable experiences in his book exposing 'The Bermuda Affair' (published by Trafford Publishing). Candid and concise, this publication shows readers the quick and swift execution of justice, filled with intrigue and issues involving 'the work of the invisible arm of the justice system.' (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Aug 1 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse's beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

SILICON VALLEY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Arrives on Digital HD 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The latest season of the Emmy ®-nominated comedy series Silicon Valley, from Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head) and Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld), debuts on Digital HD on July 25, 2016 (more...)

Athens PopFest Announces Full Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Athens Popfest returns in 2016 on August 10th - 13th at Little Kings Shuffle Club, the World Famous, and the Georgia Theatre. (more...)

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