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Bww Review: Skylight's Jubilant CROWNS 'Gets the Praise On' for Hat Queens
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 8, 2016

Hat Queens--the women in Skylight Music Theatre's Crowns: A Gospel Musical call themselves Hat Queens--,and honor women who proudly wear a magnificent hat on Sunday to display their unique being and personality. Award-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor adapted the book 'Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats' by Michael Cunningham and Craig Mayberry for the stage to produce a non-linear, almost poetic string of joyful songs and stories to bring these African American women and traditions to life that fills the Cabot Theatre with joyful music. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016


Montecristo Cigar Bar to Ignite Caesars Palace This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

In its golden anniversary year, Caesars Palace continues to expand the empire with the addition of Montecristo Cigar Bar, expected to open March 2016. The cigar lounge will pair notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary, organic 4,000 sq ft environment, designed by the award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, and executed by Bergman, Walls & Associates. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

The Strand Theater Company's HARRY AND THE THIEF Opens 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Strand Theater Company presents a regional premiere production of Harry and the Thief, by Sigrid Gilmer. Jeremy has a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard. And a time machine. And a plan. Jeremy's plan is to send his thieving cousin Mimi back in time to 1863 to find Harriet Tubman and give her guns. Lots and lots of guns. Directed by Susan Stoupe. (more...)

American Blues Theater Names 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Nathan Alan Davis the winner of the 2016 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Davis' play, The Wind and the Breeze, was selected from a pool 449 submissions. As part of the award, Davis receives a $1000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater. Lisa Portes will direct a staged reading of The Wind and the Breeze on April 10, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave. (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...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

David Hare: Artistic Directors Confuse 'What Is Popular With What Is Good'
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016

In a recent speech at the Festival at Hampstead Theatre, the 68-year-old playwright calls for younger, cutting edge writers to be encouraged. (more...)

VIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS Celebrates 200th Off-Broadway Performance
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016

Stars Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin shared celebratory cake with Tuesday night's audience members. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Extends Contest Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, are pleased to announce the deadline extension of their "Give A Girl Her Chance" Contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. The contest submission due date will now be Monday, March 28th at 11:59pm, and the age limit for submissions has been removed. (more...)

OpenAire to Build Massive Skylights for Phase II of Kalahari Resorts' Record Breaking Pocono Mountains Waterpark
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO - Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has again chosen to work with OpenAire after the overwhelming success of Phase I of its new waterpark and convention center in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, which drew thousands of guests upon opening last year. Kalahari has now begun construction on Phase II, adding another 100,000 square feet to the waterpark's original 100,000 square feet, which opened in 2015. With a total of 200,000 square feet under one roof, the resort will claim the prize for the largest indoor waterpark in the United States, overtaking its sister waterpark and current record holder, Kalahari - Sandusky, Ohio, which covers 173,000 square feet. In addition to the waterpark expansion, Phase II will add many more hotel rooms to the resort, bringing the total accommodations to 1,000 guest suites, a 40,000 square-foot arcade, three full-service restaurants and much more. OpenAire worked closely with Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) and Kramer Brothers Construction to create a seamless blend of conventional structures and OpenAire's lightweight aluminum-framed enclosures and Skylights. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

DADDY LONG LEGS celebrates their 200th performance on Tuesday, March 22nd at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

FIGHTING SHADOWS with Emmy Nominee Richard Cabral to Play Rosenthal Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Jami Gertz in Association with Homeboy Industries and The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts are thrilled to present the world premiere of a new play with music, FIGHTING SHADOWS, co-written and performed by 2015 Emmy nominee Richard Cabral ("American Crime"), with musical collaboration by Rocio Mendoza and directed and co-written by Robert Egan.  FIGHTING SHADOWS will preview on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler Street in Los Angeles, 90021. (more...)

The New Group to Bring Kuritzkes' THE SENSUALITY PARTY to NYC College Campuses
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The New Group proudly presents The Sensuality Party as part of its 2015-2016 season. This New York premiere of a new play by Justin Kuritzkes was developed through The New Group's New Group/New Works play development program. Directed by Danya Taymor, this production will play 18 performances only at college campuses across all five boroughs of New York City, with venues including Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College, Gallatin School (New York University), Baruch College, Lehman College, Pace University NYC Campus, Pace University Westchester Campus and the College of Staten Island. Full schedule of venues & dates follows. Casting to be announced. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Launches Competition for Young Female Performers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced the "Give A Girl Her Chance" Contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Premiere THE END TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Skylight Theatre Company is proud to announce that they will be co-producing the World Premiere of Jesse Mu-En Shao's THE END TIMES, in collaboration with Jon Lawrence Rivera's Playwrights' Arena. This marks Jesse's first produced work. The collaboration between the two companies is a longtime in planning. Both companies pride themselves on nurturing and developing new works. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2nd Annual STAGE RAW AWARDS; Ceremony Held This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The answer to last year's question of whether the digital arts venture STAGE RAW could bring back its awards ceremony celebrating the best of LA's up-to-99-seat theaters, the answer is YES. STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2015 in L.A.'s still-embattled theaters of up to 99-seats. (more...)

Screening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz announced today that DADDY LONG LEGS will host a screening of the 1955 film adaptation of Jean Webster's classic 1912 novel Daddy Long Legs on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Additionally, every audience member attending the screening will receive an exclusive discount to see the live musical version of DADDY LONG LEGS, playing at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THE NATIONAL Theatre's multi-award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, this month (January). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ralph Fiennes, Linda Emond & More in THE MASTER BUILDER at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Directed by Matthew Warchus, The Master Builder opens at the Old Vic on February 3 (previews from January 23). Ralph Fiennes stars as Halvard Solness alongside Linda Emond as Aline Solness and Sarah Snook as Hilde Wangel. Check out a first look below! (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On January 21, guests gathered at Drury Lane Theatre for the Opening Night of their newest production, Bye Bye Birdie, directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader. With a cast led by Michelle Aravena as Rosie, Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, and Jason Michael Evans as Conrad Birdie, audiences were treated to a throwback of the classic 1950's musical, brought to life again by this energetic and lively ensemble of 31. Check out photos from opening night, below! (more...)

MCT's SLOWGIRL to Run 2/24-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

This winter, travel to Costa Rica with SLOWGIRL, February 24 - March 20, 2016. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with the Milwaukee premiere of this thought-provoking new play by Greg Pierce, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and starring local favorites Peter Reeves and Sara Zientek. SLOWGIRL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Do Broadway Box Offices Love A Good Tweet? Comparing Twitter Traffic With Ticket Sales
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2016

The shows that top Broadway's Twitter talk aren't necessarily the highest grossers. (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER HOUSE - A Most Entertaining, Mind-Opening Place to Spend Your Time
by Gil Kaan - Jan 25, 2016

This Skylight Theatre Company's production of playwright Tony Abatemarco's world premiere of FOREVER HOUSE will be the play I compare/measure all other plays I see this year -- and this is only January! Elizabeth Swain deftly directs her talented cast with never a lag or dull moment; with only time enough for the audience to laugh or shed a tear. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)

'STREETCAR,' THE REALISTIC JONESES & More Set for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced its lineup of plays for 2016-2017 at City Stage in Union Station. This is the company's 12th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse ( - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BWW Review: Bold and Brave, Milwaukee's Skylight Presents Sensual POWDER HER FACE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 3, 2016

'I have only one purpose in life-- to be loved,' believes Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll in the Skylight Music Theatre's new production of the chamber opera Powder Her Face. Staged in the Cabot Theatre defined by bravado, brilliance and bravery, Milwaukee hosts the 1995 opera by British composer Thomas Adès an artist awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Prize for Composition. With the libretto written by Phillip Hensher based on the sensational divorce proceedings of the Duchess of Argyll, the story toys with society's fascination of any royal's private life similar to how the Duchess toyed with the numerous men in her life. (more...)

LAZARUS Star Michael C. Hall Ties the Knot at City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Talk about an easy-to-remember anniversary! Happy Leap Year and congratulations to stage and screen star Michael C. Hall, who married his girlfriend Morgan Macgregor today, February 29, at City Hall in New York City. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Forest City Reports 2015 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016


Photo Flash: First Look at New Neighborhood/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Reading of THE REFUGE PLAYS TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2016

 New Neighborhood's new development collaboration with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rattlestick West in LA. featured a reading of The Refuge Plays Trilogy: Protect the Beautiful Place, Walking Man, and Early's House, written by Nathan Alan Davis, on February 19, 2016, at the Women's Project Theater at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in New York. Check out the photos below. (more...)

Barn2Door disrupts local food ecommerce by eliminating mark-ups to all food purchases
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016


BWW Preview: First Stage THE SNOW Features Wisconsin Tradition of Storytelling Written by International Playwright
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 18, 2016

During February, snow falls lightly in Wisconsin this year, the powdery flakes covering the frosty earth--cold and icy white. With winter weather at the heart of the First Stage world premiere, the company introduces their 6th Wisconsin Cycle production in a play simply titled: The Snow. Internationally acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckmeyer- who has garnered more than 30 awards from around the world during his continuing illustrious career-worked with Artistic Director Jeff Frank, Oregon Children's Theatre, and Magik Theatre when collaborating on a fantasy adventure conjuring winter white magic while honoring Wisconsin's Germanic heritage akin to the Brothers Grimm legendary fairytales. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Releases 'The Secret of Happiness' Sheet Music for Free
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics) have released "The Secret of Happiness" sheet music from DADDY LONG LEGS for free.  (more...)

Wynn Las Vegas Announces Plans for a New Luxury Retail Development
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Wynn Las Vegas announces the development of Wynn Plaza, an expansive retail complex featuring 75,518 sq. ft. of luxury retail space. Debuting fall 2017, the uniquely designed complex will augment the existing luxury retail collection currently showcased at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore as well as bring the shopping experience to the high traffic area bordering Las Vegas Blvd. (more...)

Distributed VoLTE QoE Monitoring to be Showcased by Accedian and Sandvine at Mobile World Congress 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016


WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 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: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk heads to Joe's Pub and tickets go on sale for SHUFFLE ALONG! (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...)

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...)

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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