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FENCES, 1776 & More Set for Mad Cow Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In salute of its 20th year celebrating theatre, the word, and the actor in Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season of plays, musicals, and special events. The Mad Cow Theatre complex houses two theatres: the 165-seat Harriett Theatre and the 70-seat Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Christopher Gines & Lampkin Music Group Partner with Cafe Noctambulo for New 'Spotlight' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Producer Ralph Lampkin, Jr; of Lampkin Music Group and Cafe Noctambulo co-owner Christopher Gines are proud to announce a new joint venture, 'SPOTLIGHT SERIES.' (more...)

The Habitat to Present HARRY & THE THIEF at the Robert Moss Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Habitat presents HARRY & THE THIEF, written by Sigrid Gilmer and directed by Katie Lindsay, running May 19 - June 4 at the Robert Moss Theater. Travel back in time. Find Harriet Tubman. Don't fuck it up. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

30:30:60 to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Stories & Makebelieve Productions presents 30:30:60 A Competitive Birthday Event, at Three Clubs Stage Room, 1123 N. Vine, Hollywood 90038.  The limited engagement will open on June 11th, 2016.   It's her first birthday since her twin sister died. Skylar Needs A Win. 30: 30: 60 is an interactive celebration of fear, anger, grief, and joy. Yup…Joy.  Tickets are available on the Hollywood Fringe site:  http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1735?tab=tickets (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced that the winner of the "Give A Girl Her Chance" contest will perform live tonight at the Davenport Theatre.  Una Morrison of Derry City, Ireland will take the stage for her Off-Broadway debut after tonight's 7pm performance of DADDY LONG LEGS.  (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Returns To The West End From November!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls makes its much-anticipated return to the West End this winter. This will mark the 70th anniversary of the first UK staging of the play and the 25th anniversary of its first appearance at the National Theatre (more...)

Bass Player Extraordinaire Stu Hamm Brings His Rock Experience to U.S This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

STU HAMM has been THE go-to bass player for the world's great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Sets Summer Cabaret Club Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Cabaret Club. (more...)

Multi-Platinum Artist 'Lil Flip' Signs $80 Million Partnership Deal With Lang BridgeApp, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

David Hare's SKYLIGHT Opens in June at MTC
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

David Hare's contemporary classic Skylight returns to Melbourne Theatre Company's stage 20 years after its Australian premiere. Led by newly appointed MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal), Skylight opens on Thursday 23 June at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt On Creating a River Onstage in THERESE RAQUIN
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Today, Beowulf Boritt speaks exclusively to BWW about the challenges and triumphs of designing an actual river on stage in the beautiful and haunting production of Therese Raquin. (more...)

Greendale Community Theatre to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) invites you to become 'part of their world' as it presents the Milwaukee area premier of Disney's The Little Mermaid. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its unforgettably singable songs like 'Under the Sea,' 'Kiss the Girl,' and of course, 'Part of Your World.' (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

After 309 performances at the Davenport Theatre, the Drama Desk Award-Nominated new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will play its final Off-Broadway performance on Monday, June 6th.  (more...)

Stage and Screen Director Stephen Daldry Mentors NYC Film Students; Watch PATHWAYS Short!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Stephen Daldry might be one of the busiest theater and film directors, but he still finds the time to mentor students who are interested in becoming filmmakers.  (more...)

Wayne Hosford, Spencer Day & Ariana Savalas Head to The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - is continuing its Young Stars Summer Residency Program with several Royal Room audience favorites on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June & July. (more...)

Got a Tonys Prediction? Find Out How the New York Times Critics Fare
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As theatre critics for the New York Times, Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood are perhaps the most influential voices when it comes to Broadway. Every awards season the pair comes up with a list of Tony nominees who they think will win and should win the coveted prize in June. Click here to check out their predictions for this year. But the real question is... how have they done in predicting Tony winners in years past? Check out how they fared last year. (more...)

MTC to Host David Hare in Conversation with Julian Burnside
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Internationally renowned, multi award-winning writer David Hare will join Julian Burnside to talk politics, public institutions, art and the writing life on Sunday 1 May at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

Parson's Nose to Close 16th Season with AS YOU WERE: STORIES AND SONGS FOR GIS IN WWII
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, concludes its 16th Season with As You Were: Stories and Songs for GIs in WWII. This 90-minute show is an original production from Artistic Director, Lance Davis, based on a 1943 "knapsack" book of American tales. (more...)

Photo Flash: Torben Betts's THE NATIONAL JOKE Opens at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

The world premiere of the latest play from leading British playwright Torben Betts is in rehearsal at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The National Joke will open the theatre's Summer Festival on 8 June. The cast features Philip Bretherton, Guy Burgess, Cate Hamer, Catherine Lamb and Annabel Leventon. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

NNPN Sets CHURCH & STATE as 60th Rolling World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 60th NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. The play was developed in conjunction with Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director of Associate Member JCC CenterStage (Rochester, NY, October 20-November 6, 2016). Other partner theaters are NNPN Associate Member Skylight Theatre Company (Los Angeles, CA, July 2-August 14, 2016) and Core Member New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, NJ, May 4-June 4, 2017). (more...)

The Annenberg Foundation and KCRW Announce SOUND IN FOCUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

OCPA to Present BAD MOON RISING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

In the second installment of its 2016 OCPA Presents... series of staged readings of full-length plays, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance presents Bad Moon Rising, a finely written new drama from Huntington Beach playwright Karen JP Howes. Directed by Jaye Austin Williams (CSULB), this event features a cast of veteran theatre, film and TV actors ... Haskell V. Anderson III, Warren Davis, Emily Goss, McKerrin Kelly, Jennifer Schoch, Brian Tichnell, Jilon VanOver and Sarah Yarkin. (more...)

Clare McIntyre's LOW LEVEL PANIC Comes To Old Fitz Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Following two sold-out seasons at the Galway Theatre Festival and an Irish national tour, Justin Martin's production of Clare McIntyre's award-winning play Low Level Panic is coming to the Old Fitz Theatre. Thread Entertainment, following on from the success of 80 Minutes No Interval, is proud to present this foul-mouthed, funny and unflinching exploration of the ways in which we view women's lives, their bodies, their safety and their sexuality. (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Natasha Katz Wins 2016 Tony for Best Lighting Design Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Natasha Katz has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Company to Offer Early Look at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 2, 4/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the second installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part 2 (comprised of Mednick's Out of the Blue, portions of Gary's Walk and DaddyO Dies Well) will be presented on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

18-Year-Old Wins DADDY LONG LEGS 'Give A Girl Her Chance' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs, are pleased to announce the winner of the 'Give A Girl Her Chance' contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards left off, and hosted by the Independent Shakespeare Co. and Dr. Pinch and Pinchtones, the best of 99-seat theatre was celebrated in an exuberant and emotional evening that put a "Raw" spotlight on the year's best work. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's FENCES at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's 2015/16 season comes to a close with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play FENCES. The production, which is a co-production with Arizona Theatre Company and Indiana Repertory Theatre, is helmed by legendary American theater director Lou Bellamy and features an all-star cast. FENCES plays in the Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, April 26, through May 22, with Opening Night on Friday, April 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Performances begin tonight for The Sensuality Party, a new play by Justin Kuritzkes, presented by The New Group as part of the company's 2015-2016 season. This New York premiere, directed by Danya Taymor, features Catherine Combs, Jeff Cuttler, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Jake Horowitz, Layla Khoshnoudi and Rowan Vickers. (more...)

Jeff Harnar, Spencer Day, Carole J. Bufford Set for The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Summer Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - has just launched a new Young Stars Summer Residency Program that will present many of Manhattan's hottest rising cabaret stars every weekend until Labor Day, all of which have been audience favorites during previous Royal Room engagements. (more...)

Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will include a time-honored classic, Bizet's incendiary tale of tragic seduction, Carmen; a vibrant, contemporary mainstage production unlike anything in FWOpera's repertoire, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna; and the riveting regional premiere of 2015 Frontiers winner, Voir Dire. The Festival will also usher in the fifth year of Fort Worth Opera's critically-acclaimed new works showcase, Frontiers. (more...)

Projects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV Upfront
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today revealed a programming slate of fourteen new series and specials, including 'Wonderland,' the network's first weekly live music performance series in nearly twenty years debuting this fall. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Opens 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre presents the Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, The Pirates of Penzance from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot's third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre. An entertainment icon, Broadway performer, and Television Academy "Hall of Famer," Asner will be sharing the stage with theatre veteran Rob Nagle (recently Rogue Machine's Pocatello, Antaeus, Troubadour, Denver Center, and Arena Stage). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 2, 2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: THE END TIMES - Not the Best of Times
by Gil Kaan - Apr 18, 2016

For those adverse to sitting through cult orientation lectures, the world premiere of playwright Jesse Mu-En Shao's THE END TIMES might be ninety minutes to avoid. Shao vividly recreates the militaristic recitation of a cult's teachings which all members continuously repeat, either to re-enforce the lessons to each other or to convince themselves they're doing the right way. (more...)

Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will return to the UK to star as 'Jane Fonda' in a brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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