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THE ELEPHANT MAN to Kick Off Adelaide Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

?After a 2015 Broadway and West-End revival that broke box office records, Tony award-winning classic THE ELEPHANT MAN will open at Adelaide's Arts Theatre on April 14 in a stunning start to The Rep's 2016 season. (more...)

Friday 5: ADDAMS FAMILY's Two Katies and an Isaac
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 31, 2016

Here's your opportunity to get to know two Katies and an Isaac in The Friday 5: Katie Bays (who shares the role Morticia with Lissa de Guzman), Katie Davis (who's playing Wednesday, along with Caitlyn Poryako) and Isaac Brotzman (cast with Zachary Martin Waters as Uncle Fester). Read on - and then sang your tickets as quickly as possible! (more...)

Britt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 – the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

R. J. Mountain Pens TRYLON TRILOGY THE ENEMY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

R. J. Mountain, a dedicated author and avid Sci-fi fan, has completed his new book 'Trylon Trilogy: The Enemy': an engaging and fast paced tale of three survivors entrusted with the knowledge and technology to save the human race from aliens Bent on enslaving Earth. (more...)

New Seasons of MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, PUNCHES & PICKLES Return to Adult Swim, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Mike Tyson, once the 'baddest man on the planet', remains hell Bent on becoming the 'goodest man on the planet”... one mystery at a time! The season two mysteries are even more banal than season one. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Deborah S. Craig to Host Diversionary Theatre's 'DARING DECADENCE' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The staff, board, and community of Diversionary Theatre, America's third oldest LGBT theatre, are hosting a very special Gala event, 'DARING DECADENCE: Celebrating 30 Years of Diversionary Theatre,' on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Shiley Suite at the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd). (more...)

BWW Reviews: RAGTIME at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Cary Ginell - Mar 25, 2016

At the beginning of Act II of Ragtime, Terrence McNally's masterful musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow's novel, journeyman pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., decimated by the murder of his beloved Sarah, sings, 'Say goodbye to music / Say goodbye to light.' This sums up my feelings about Theater League's production of Ragtime, which arrived for a brief four-day stay at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday night. The original 1998 Broadway production won a Tony Award for Best Score, but many patrons who packed the Fred Kavli Theatre on opening night were dismayed to discover that Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's sumptuous, moving songs were being played from pre-recorded synthesized music tracks. Despite superb performances from the entire cast, Theater League's Ragtime suffers greatly from this omission, which was apparently a decision of Phoenix Entertainment, the independent theatrical producing and management enterprise in charge of producing the show. (more...)

THE BORZOI KILLINGS by Paul Batista is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Story: When the tenth richest man in the world is brutally murdered along with his prized Borzoi dogs in a luxurious Easthampton beach house, only one man is suspected of the crime: Juan Suarez, a handsome, charismatic?and illegal?Mexican immigrant who worked for the victim. (more...)

Title:Point to Present !?:New Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

!?:New Works -- the spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival -- is a month long festival of New York's best experimental artists and theatre companies presenting brand new work. (more...)

Rene Steelman Pens HEAVEN SENT AND BENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rene Steelman announces the arrival of her new book 'Heaven Sent & Bent', available in paperback and eBook through Amazon and retail outlets. The first-time author wrote this book to share the story of her life's greatest gift and greatest challenge. Rene's sixth child, TJ, was born with Cerebral Palsy and other health challenges. Raising a child with disabilities taught Rene the lessons of perseverance, patience, faith, and learning to seek and accept help from others. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Jazz-Age Triumph CHICAGO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2016

Chicago is one of my favorite cities on the planet, so it goes that Chicago, the Tony Award- and Oscar-winning musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is also one of my favorite stage musicals. Brash, sassy, laugh-out-loud funny at one moment, and heart-tuggingly and sweetly sentimental at the next - with a musical score that's memorable and pitch-perfect in the skillful way it tells the story of wannabe vaudeville superstars Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly - Chicago has been a part of the musical theater vernacular for almost 40 years. (more...)

VIDEO: Joanna Newsom Performs 'A Pin-Light Bent' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Joanna Newsom performed 'A Pin-Light Bent' from her latest album 'Divers.' (more...)

ReGroup to Present Sinclair Lewis' IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Lost Group Theatre Plays: Vol 4 will be out in July! As before, this 3 volume collection will contain unpublished or long-out-of-print scripts of the Group's rare play. Beginning with Sidney Kingsley's Pulitzer Prize Winning play MEN IN WHITE, the book continues with the unaltered (previously unpublished)  version of Dawn Powell's THE PARTY (Renamed, and heavily edited by the Group under the name BIG NIGHT) The third play will be announced momentarily. (more...)

Gallery of Angels, Inc. to Present William Kernen's AND OTHER FAIRY TALES...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

GALLERY OF ANGELS, INC. is pleased to announce the world premiere production of William Kernen'sAND OTHER FAIRY TALES..., directed by Kernen. AND OTHER FAIRY TALES... will play a four-week limited engagement at The Workshop Theater (312 W 36th, NYC 10018). Performances begin Thursday, April 28  and continue through Sunday, May22. Opening Night is Thursday, April 28 at (7:30 p.m.).$18 tickets are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/8681  (more...)

Idly Bent to Premiere Reed Arnold's ALL IS FAIR in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Idly Bent presents the World Premiere of award winning Director-Playwright Reed Arnold's new play, ALL IS FAIR (or Oblivion Wrought), at the Dorie Theatre in Hollywood, CA, opening on Friday, April 8th for eleven performances through Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)

Joe Calitri Shares Views on the Government in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Joe Calitri, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Some People Are Like the Old Prospector's Mule': a gripping and potent book of the views of the government today and its political leadership. How informed are Americans? (more...)

Cast Announced for Rushline Company's TROLL; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The Rushline Company is thrilled to announce completed casting for its upcoming world premiere of Troll by Ken Greller. Performances begin on April 7 at off-Broadway's Secret Theatre, where it will run through April 24. Opening night is set for April 8. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

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AUDIO CLIP: THE PATRIOTIC TRAITOR's Laurence Fox Apologizes For Scolding Audience Heckler
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

The actor says the disruptive man in the front row was making the play 'unperformable.' (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Mar 10, 2016

John Ford's 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, is one of motion picture's all-time classic westerns. So when I heard that a play version was making its American premiere at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, I got more than just a little excited. Envisioning the tensions seen on the screen in epic portrayals by Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin promised to be riveting theater. Unfortunately, the play version was taken not from the screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck (it was unavailable) but an adaptation by British playwright Joshua Compton from Dorothy M. Johnson's original short story, and although the Rubicon has created a fabulous setting, marvelous performances from all of the actors, and an atmospheric, on-stage musical tableau by Trevor Wheetman, the result is simply not as compelling as the movie. (more...)

BWW Review: Music City Theatre Company's 4000 MILES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 8, 2016

All of this is to explain why Leo Joseph-Connell, the protagonist of Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4,000 Miles, shows up at 3 a.m. at his Grandmother Vera's apartment in the West Village of New York City, longing to renew a connection to someone who has known him since birth and who will help him find balance in his life once again, whether he admits that or not. After all, the older woman at 92 must be far wiser and more adept at dealing with the realities of life than a 21-year-old wanderer in search of solace. (more...)

Bent Knee Unveil 'Leak Water' Video w/ Consequence of Sound, 'Say So' Out 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

It's widely-acknowledged that Bent Knee are on the verge of a pop culture breakthrough. Following the strong critical reception to 2014's Shiny Eyed Babies, the Boston band is about to release Say So (more...)

HBO to Premiere Season 3 of Emmy-Winning Comedy Series SILICON VALLEY, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

On the heels of Pied Piper's legal victory, Richard has been ousted as CEO and is offered the diminished role of CTO, while the rest of his team – Erlich, Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle – faces the question of just how far their loyalty extends. (more...)

Ian McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir Advance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, Oscar-nominated actor, Ian McKellen, has backed out of a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton, which was worth approximately $1.4 million.   (more...)

Starz to Preview First Episode of New Season of OUTLANDER On Digital & On Demand
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Starz announced today that the premiere episode of the second installment to STARZ's hit series OUTLANDER will be available starting Thursday, April 7th exclusively to STARZ subscribers on the new streaming STARZ app and Starz.com as well as on multiple television on-demand and online platforms. (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and Consequence
by Herbert Paine - Apr 5, 2016

Scott Greer delivers a stirring performance that cuts straight to the heart and gives heart to Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Theater's co-production of OF MICE AND MEN. There is artistry, substance, and depth enough in Steinbeck's allegory of man's existential struggle to make this staging a must-see before it leaves Phoenix. (more...)

BWW Review: Butoh Artist VANGELINE Collaborates with Contortionist JONATHAN NOSAN
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 5, 2016

Butoh and Contortion act tells story with ecstasy. (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the 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. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to Perform in Santa Rosa, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced that Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck will bring his dynamic style and sound to Santa Rosa on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. The Grammy award winning guitarist known for his incredible improvisations and jazz-infused rock albums brings his legendary live performance for one night only to the Center. Tickets range in price from $79-$149 and are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet Gay RomCom with THE HAT at Gay City
by Jay Irwin - Apr 3, 2016

Romantic comedies for the straight community abound. But as they say in the current production from Gay City Arts and The Bitter Single Guy Productions, "The Hat", gay stories aren't told much unless they involve AIDS or civil rights. This is what makes "The Hat" so refreshing. It's a simple, cute romantic comedy about a newly single guy in his thirties suddenly trying to date in this modern world of hookup apps and he just happens to be gay. And while the story wandered a bit the dialog is crisp and fresh and the characters could not be more likable and relatable. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's Funny STUPID F**KING BIRD Gets Too Deconstructed
by Jay Irwin - Apr 15, 2016

I'm perfectly fine when a play chooses to break the fourth wall and become self-referential. The ability for anything to be able to point out its own shortcomings is a sign of self-actualization. But when a play repeatedly does so and then pats itself on the back for its cleverness of doing so as does Aaron Posner's "Stupid F**king Bird", currently playing at ACT, then it becomes wearing almost to the point of insulting. And while Posner's play certainly has its funny moments, those repeated exposes onto itself started to feel like the play was flipping the audience the bird (and I don't mean a Seagull). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of The Drilling Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ensemble opens the third season of Shakespeare performances in Bryant Park with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING set in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. This free production, directed by Hamilton Clancy, is one of three plays that is included in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare and is offered from May 19 to June 4 on the Upper Terrace of Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

The Drilling Company to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in Bryant Park, 5/19-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ensemble opens the third season of Shakespeare performances in Bryant Park with 'Much Ado about Nothing' set in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. This free production, directed by Hamilton Clancy, is one of three plays that is included in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare and is offered from May 19 to June 4 on the Upper Terrace of Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. (more...)

BWW Review: MR. BURNS...Static Electricity
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2016

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY defends the thesis that storytelling and making theater may be of great value in times of crisis, but goes awry with its repetitious retelling of an episode of THE SIMPSONS. Director A. Nora Long, a creative design team, and strong acting performances are not enough to put a charge in playwright Anne Washburn's work. (more...)

Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy & Laiona Michelle Will Take Part in ADRLF DISCO BOWL SPRING FLING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Sunday May 1, 2016, to kick off National Hepatitis Awareness month, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) will host The Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event will be hosted by the Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy); and will feature a disco-inspired musical performance by Broadway's sizzling Discoettes: After Midnight's Carmen Ruby Floyd, Amazing Grace's Harriett D. Foy, and Amazing Grace's Laiona Michelle. The Total Bent's Kenny Brawner will also perform with the Discoettes, including taking the lead on "YMCA." (more...)

Artes de la Rosa Announces Cast of WELCOME TO ARROYO'S
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

?Artes de la Rosa is proud to announce principle casting for the Artes de la Rosa Regional Premiere production of Welcome To Arroyo's by Pulitzer Prize Nominee Kristoffer Diaz. In it, two DJ's emcee four lives looping together for an entertaining mix tape in this thinking man's romantic comedy that explores family identity through a hip hop kaleidoscope. (more...)

BWW Feature: SUCCESS FOR GEORGIA ARTS
by Laura Blatterman Brown - Apr 13, 2016

Georgia Artists unite for create change. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

Azusa Productions' EROICA to Run 7/9-8/7 at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Azusa Productions, in association with Redtwist Theatre, is pleased to 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. Casting will be announced shortly. 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...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its one-year Broadway anniversary! (more...)

MTV Creates '79% Work Clock' to Protest Gender Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

This Equal Pay Day, MTV's Emmy Award-winning 'Look Different' anti-bias campaign will unleash a nationwide protest of the gender pay gap with the creation of the 'MTV Look Different 79% Work Clock' (more...)

BWW Review: Brooklyn Ballet and Norte Maar Present Balletic Collaborations in COUNTERPOINTE 2016
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 11, 2016

Presented by Brooklyn Ballet and Norte Maar, CounterPointe 2016 makes a commendable effort to provide women artist opportunities but falls short of presenting exciting work. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL Bent, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. 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. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL IS FAIR (OR OBLIVION WROUGHT)- A Promising Work-in-Progress Features a Stand-Out Performance
by Gil Kaan - Apr 10, 2016

Idly Bent's world premiere of playwright Reed Arnold's ALL IS FAIR (OR OBLIVION WROUGHT) presents an intriguing perspective of a love triangle wrong on so many levels. With some judicious editing and a stronger directorial hand, this two-and-a-half-hour two-act would make a sleek, entertaining 90-minute one-act. (more...)

BWW Review: UNFINISHED WORKS Challenges The Idea That Names Mean More Than The Underlying Substance In Art And In Life
by Jade Kops - Apr 1, 2016

Thomas de Angelis' UNFINISHED WORKS contemplates the value society places on recognition rather than actual quality and doing what makes money versus what really means something. (more...)

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