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MARY POPPINS to Land in Jefferson Park This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Windy City Music Theatre, one of Chicago's fastest-growing professional theatre companies, will present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, April 2-17, in Jefferson Park. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 31st season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, including two Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from Broadway. (more...)

ADT UK Launches Smart Home Software
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Big news from ADT today in the UK, with a new offering proclaiming 'Life on the go requires everyday solutions that keep you in control anytime, anywhere. Smart Home combines the latest security and home automation technology so you can remotely connect with your home and always stay in touch through your smartphone, tablet or PC.' (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

NightBlue Performing Arts Company is pleased to present the Chicago Non-Equity premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, with original music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning team of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. MARY POPPINS will play February 28 - March 27, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm. (more...)

Adam Sandler & Friends to Bring 'The Do Over Tour' to Mohegan Sun Arena, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet is bringing a few of buddies with him out on the road this spring for a select number of very special live comedy performances.  Adam Sandler, along with friends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, are headlining The Do Over Tour live in Mohegan Sun Arena on May 27th at 7:30pm, the same day Netflix is releasing their film of the same name. (more...)

Pop Announces Its 2016-2017 Upfront Slate of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Pop, a television network seen in more than 80 million homes with original programming that celebrates what fans are excited about, today announced its 2016-2017 upfront slate which showcases premium original series, award-winning talent and programming that taps into cultural trends and topics. (more...)

Sonoma Arts Live to Stage Teens 'N Training Musical, THE 25TH PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Sonoma Arts Live presents its 2016 Winter Series Teens 'N Training Musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by Sonoma Arts Live Education Director and owner of The Theater School, Libby Oberlin. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Producers Issue Statement on Sheridan Smith's Absence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Sheridan Smith, star of the current West End production of FUNNY GIRL, turned to Twitter to announce that she would be unable to perform at last evening's performance. Today, producers of the musical issued the following statement on her absence (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents Superstition: March 30-April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present SUPERSTITION, 3/30-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Christopher Kaufman to Continue The Phantastic Theater Series at Brooklyn Commons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Composer Christopher Kaufman's will present the second performance of his The Phantastic Theater series on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

No Name Special Comedy Variety Show Set for Q.E.D. Astoria, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun  back  to Queens, NY  on Wednesday, March 30th   for their inaugural 2016 visit   to  Q.E.D. Astoria.  Scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.   NN producer / host  Eric Vetter brings  comedic talents Liam McEneaney  (Tell Your Friends),Liz Miele (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival), Menuhin Hart  (NBC's Stand Up for Diversity). (more...)

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage. (more...)

Debra Stephenson and Mark Dolan Performing At New Brighton Fringe Comedy and Cabaret Venue Republic
by Marianka Swain - Mar 15, 2016

This year's Brighton Fringe will play host to a brand new seaside venue, Republic, a magnificent 500-seat Spiegeltent which brings with it a scintillating (and titillating) programme of comedy, cabaret, food, drink and merriment. (more...)

Kenan Thompson Joins Maya Rudolph & Martin Short's NBC Variety Show
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

NBC has announced a series order for 'Maya and Marty in Manhattan,' an hourlong live variety show starring 'Saturday Night Live' veteran Maya Rudolph and comedy legend Martin Short. Lorne Michaels will executive produce. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Pleasure Guild's MARY POPPINS
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 11, 2016

One of Disney's most beloved movies of all time is capturing hearts as a musical that is practically perfect in every way! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

The Millbrook Playhouse Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are proud to announce the 2016 Season of extraordinary plays and musicals. The 53rd season will feature five Millbrook premieres, including the sequel to last years sold out run The Marvelous Wonderettes, a classic family musical, Disney's Little Mermaid and for the grown-ups, Rock of Ages. The festivities will commence with a special One Night Only benefit concert Broadway ShowStoppers that will help raise funds for Millbrook's youth programs. (more...)

South Coast Repertory to Present PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The tale of the naughty puppet hoping to become a real boy gets an infusion of music, clowning and fun when South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences series presents Pinocchio by Greg Banks, based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio runs Feb. 5-21 on the Julianne Argyros Stage and is directed by Jeremy Aluma. Tickets are on sale at www.scr.org. (more...)

Tim Meadows Added to JFL NorthWest Lineup at Yuk Yuk's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

JFL NorthWest is pleased to present Tim Meadows at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club on Thursday, February 18 at 8pm; Friday, February 19 at 7pm and 9:30pm; and Saturday, February 20 at 7pm and 9:30pm.  Tickets for all five performances are available now at www.jflnorthwest.com (more...)

South Coast Repertory's PINOCCHIO Clowns Around in the Theatre for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

The tale of the naughty puppet hoping to become a real boy gets an infusion of music, clowning and fun when South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences series presents Pinocchio by Greg Banks, based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio runs Feb. 5-21 on the Julianne Argyros Stage and is directed by Jeremy Aluma. Tickets are on sale at www.scr.org. (more...)

NightBlue Performing Arts Company Announces Cast of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

NightBlue Performing Arts Company is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago Non-Equity premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, with original music and lyrics by  (more...)

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Monsters Bring Lots of Love to Children Coast to Coast
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The stars of Sony Pictures Animation's record-breaking comedy hit Hotel Transylvania 2 traveled to special stops in cities across North America to delight kids of all ages in honor of the Blu-ray/DVD release of Hotel Transylvania 2. (more...)

Ben Platt, Joe Manganiello & More Join DRUNK PARENTS Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Five time Golden Globe and Emmy winner Alec Baldwin and Oscar nominee Salma Hayek will be joined by Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Bridget Moynahan and Ben Platt in the feature comedy DRUNK PARENTS, to be directed by Fred Wolf, from a screenplay by Wolf and Peter Gaulke, it was announced by the film's producers, Robert Ogden Barnum and Aaron L. Gilbert.  Principal photography began on Wednesday, January 13 in New York City. (more...)

THE WITCHES to Play Wyvern Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

This Spring, Roald Dahl's scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family and the production is coming to the Wyvern Theatre in time for World Book Day on Thursday 3 March. (more...)

kidpik - Girls' Shopping Reinvented
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

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BWW Review: FIREBIRD, Trafalgar Studios 2, February 22 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a searing drama brilliantly written and performed which acts as a call to action as this must surely never be allowed to happen again. (more...)

BWW Profile: Emmy, Grammy Winner Chris Rock Hosts the 88th Academy Awards
by Jennifer McHugh - Feb 24, 2016

The level of my fandom for Chris Rock is worthy of the term fanatic to say the least and I SWEAR it's not because of our mutual obsession with the New York Mets. It runs deep, is what I'm saying. I fall asleep to his standup specials and annoy my friends by sending memes of his timeless quotes. I will not apologize as his voice is one of the greats of our generation. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL to Return to Main Street Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Main Street Theater continues its 2015-2016 Theater for Youth season with the delightful antics of the much-beloved character Junie B. Jones.  (more...)

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre to Participate in The Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will participate in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's annual Stages Festival held throughout the month of March. By offering discounted tickets to shows and a free workshop for adults, and by presenting a play reading with Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Dreamcatcher will reach new audiences and spread the word about the high quality of professional theatre available in the state. (more...)

Hippos and Comedians Launch That's Fife Comedy Festival Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Sitting astride two painted hippo sculptures, Scottish stand up comedy legend, Fred MacAulay, and Rosyth's finest physicist turned state-of-the-art comedy magician, Kevin McMahon, today (Thursday 18 February), unveiled a stunning programme of comedy talent for That's Fife.  Fife's side-splitting comedy festival will be staged at venues across the Kingdom from 1 to 30 April 2016, with Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, the central Hub of the festival.   (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's THE PHANTASTIC ZOO Set for Feb. 27
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

The World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's The Phantastic Zoo will be presented on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. The presentation is part of Dr. Kaufman's The Phantastic Theater project. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's THE PHANTASTIC ZOO to Play Brooklyn Commons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

The World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's The Phantastic Zoo will be presented on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. The presentation is part of Dr. Kaufman's The Phantastic Theater project. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM BOY - A Powerfully Inspired Vision of an Horrific Nightmare
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2016

Celebration Theatre solidly mounts (as they're always known to do) a stunning production of the Los Angeles premiere of DREAM BOY. All the acting and tech elements flawlessly gel in this intriguing drama, firm-handedly and smoothly directed by Michael Matthews, mesmerizingly guiding you through the everyday life of Nathan (the Dream Boy), even with the foreboding sense of some inevitable heartrending events to come. (more...)

Love At First Bite - Alternative Yuletide Comedy VAMPOMIME Opens In Coventry
by Jenny Ell - Dec 9, 2015

The stakes were well and truly raised at the Belgrade Theatre last night as intrepid audience members from across Coventry and Warwickshire descended on the venue under cover of darkness to mark the official opening of the theatre's alternative Christmas comedy, Vampomime, running in B2 from Sat 5 Dec - Sat 2 Jan. (more...)

BWW Review: Hilarious World Premiere of DAVID WALLIAMS' GANGSTA GRANNY, New Alexandra Birmingham
by Emma Cann - Dec 9, 2015

The world premiere of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, brilliantly adapted by the Birmingham Stage Company, turned out to be a star-studded event indeed; the Britain's Got Talent judge was there in person, creating quite a stir amongst the children in the audience. It's small wonder really - his books have sold 4 million copies worldwide and are simply adored by kids. (more...)

BWW Interview: Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter LISA LOEB Appears at the Copa Palm Springs, 12/11
by David Green - Dec 9, 2015

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Lisa Loeb brings her signature vocal stylings to The Copa Palm Springs for one special performance, December 11 at 8:00 pm. Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles 'Do You Sleep,' 'I Do' and 'Let's Forget about It " and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale, among others. I had the chance to catch up with Lisa as she was preparing for her upcoming Copa Concert. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation;  (more...)

Jean Shepherd Expert to Speak Before Paper Mill's A CHRISTMAS STORY, 12/10 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Jean Shepherd historian Steven Glazer will host a 30-minute talk prior to select performances of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill Playhouse. Glazer's talk will reveal interesting facts about Ralphie, Randy, Schwartz, Flick, Miss Shields and even the Bumpus hounds. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baritone Joshua Hopkins Talks HGO's THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Katricia Lang - Dec 7, 2015

Another treat in the midst of cold weather for Houstonians- Portman & Wright's THE LITTLE PRINCE, the second opera in HGO's holiday series. The two act opera, sung entirely in English, is based on French literary giant Antoine de Saint-Exupery's fantastical novella of the same name. A pilot, hopelessly stranded in the desert, makes the acquaintance of a Little Prince and, in their journey to safety, the two meet a cast of colorful characters and spark up an unlikely friendship. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Holiday Edition! Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/4; SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature holiday features in Chicago, Austin, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Mercury Theatre's CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, and SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin, just to name a few. (more...)

Sheridan Smith on Bringing Her FUNNY GIRL to Broadway: 'That's My Dream'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Fanny's back. Michael Mayer's Funny Girl just began its pre-West End run at Menier Chocolate Factory and star Sheridan Smith already has her sights on the show's life beyond London. When asked if she's like to bring the show to Broadway, she told the BBC: 'I'd be daft if I said no. I would love to, that's my dream. But would they take a Lincolnshire girl to do a New York-Brooklyn girl? (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL to Land on Broadway in 2017?
by Jessica Khan - Dec 3, 2015

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that West End-bound FUNNY GIRL star Sheridan Smith would love to bring the musical to Broadway. Now the Daily Mail reveals rumors that director Michael Mayer and Smith could take the show to the Great White Way in 2017. The site's Baz Bamigboye writes that for now it's 'Purely rumour, at the moment, but a lot of people would like to see it happen.' (more...)

Theatre Ad Infinitum's Lauded Production LIGHT Comes to Battersea Arts Centre, Feb 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

With state surveillance once more on the political agenda, LIGHT comes to Battersea Arts Centre following sell-out shows at the Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival in 2015 and the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. Inspired by Edward Snowden's revelations and science fiction films, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. The production will play Birmingham Old Rep on 28 Jan and Battersea Arts Centre 1-13 Feb 2016. (more...)

Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, because for theatre fans, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

BWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on Broadway
by David Clarke - Dec 16, 2015

Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recently, I went back stage at BEAUTIFUL and chatted with the celebrated actress in her dressing room. We talked about what it's like being a Broadway actress and a new mom, the upcoming holidays, and more. (more...)

Sonoma Arts Live to Launch New Winter Series with LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Sonoma Arts Live announces a winter theater series beginning in January of 2016. In addition, for the first time since its beginnings in 2010 as the Sonoma Theater Alliance, the organization will become a theater company, acting as producer for all its shows, which are presented on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) released a block of great seats today for the final two weeks of the holiday hit, A Christmas Story: The Musical. The musical will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey theater and has best availability from December 23, 2015 thru January 3, 2016. Based on the popular 1983 film, A Christmas Story: The Musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  A Christmas Story: The Musical will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

VAMPOMIME to Play Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The steaks were well and truly raised at the Belgrade Theatre this week as intrepid audience members from across Coventry and Warwickshire descended on the venue under cover of darkness to mark the official opening of the theatre's alternative Christmas comedy, Vampomime, running in B2 from Sat 5 Dec - Sat 2 Jan. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Sets Winter, Spring Family Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

? Fans of the much-loved children's books Snail and the Whale, Pete the Sheep and the May Gibbs' classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will be delighted when their favourite characters are brought to life as part of Arts Centre Melbourne's Winter and Spring Families program. (more...)

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