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Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Le Petit TheatreBWW Reviews: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Le Petit Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 2, 2015

Le Petit Theatre wrapped up their 2014-2015 season with crowd pleaser MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.  Music and lyrics written by none other than the amazing Stephen Sondheim, MERRILY tells the story of a one Franklin Shepard (Richard Arnold) and his rise to fame in Hollywood.  Sounds like a dream, right?  But you see, there's a catch.  Frank's road to becoming a great Hollywood producer comes with loss in other areas of his life.  He abandons his career as a Broadway musical composer along with his family and friends.  Turns out fame and money aren't what bring Frank the happiness that he is looking for. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks OffBWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks Off
by Patrick O'Brien - Jul 2, 2015

Underscore Theatre's Musical Theatre Festival is back with a bumper crop of new and original musicals. What's chaff and what's wheat? Read on! (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Unleashed by the Creative Mind of Michael Keith Allen at the Art of Acting StudioBWW Review: MACBETH Unleashed by the Creative Mind of Michael Keith Allen at the Art of Acting Studio
by Shari Barrett - Jul 2, 2015

The brilliantly creative mind of Michael Keith Allen has worked wonders with a new re-telling of Shakespeare's MACBETH at the Art of Acting Studio by setting the tragedy in a postmodern Scotland where street thugs battle for leadership as well as territory, while cutting the run time to 90 minutes and allowing the actors to speak without heavy accents, making it easy to understand the dialogue and follow the plot and character development. It is definitely the best rendition of the classic I have ever seen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and SoulsBWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and Souls
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 2, 2015

Many theatre companies stay true to the commercial theatre blueprint, and then there's The Ensemble! The Ensemble was founded in 1976 by George Hawkins. His mission was to create a theatre that would provide diverse roles for black artists. Here we are 39 years later and The Ensemble is taking the Houston theatre scene by storm with their Houston premiere of TRAV'LIN - the 1930's Harlem Musical. (more...)

BWW Preview: ON THE VERGE'S Summer Theatre FestivalBWW Preview: ON THE VERGE'S Summer Theatre Festival
by Maggie Yates - Jul 2, 2015

A company created to bring exciting theatre to Santa Barbara in the summer doldrums between Solstice and Fiesta, On the Verge's mission is to galvanize local playwrights, performers, and designers to create shows that are attractive to a diverse audience demographic, especially the younger crowd. (more...)

British Museum Releases Annual Review for the 2014-2015 SeasonBritish Museum Releases Annual Review for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

This morning the British Museum launches the Annual Review 2014/15, celebrating the successes of the previous year and looking forward to future activity. In 2014 the Museum was the leading visitor attraction in the UK for an eighth year running with 6.7 million visitors and a virtual audience of 43.7 million.  (more...)

The Green Festival Sponsors ROCK IT GREENThe Green Festival Sponsors ROCK IT GREEN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Green Festival has been named official media partner of Rock It Green – The Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States, now in our 14th year. Their mission is to bring together the world's most trusted companies, innovative speakers, national and local innovative businesses, conscious consumers and pioneering thinkers like yourself, in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.    (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Names Dan Berger Head of Corporate CommunicationsDreamWorks Animation Names Dan Berger Head of Corporate Communications
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

DreamWorks Animation (DWA) today announced the appointment of Dan Berger as the Company's Head of Corporate Communications. (more...)

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. & More Set for Warner Bros. Comic-Con Line-upMAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. & More Set for Warner Bros. Comic-Con Line-up
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures continues its tradition of delivering its most anticipated tentpole properties and their biggest stars to Comic-Con International: San Diego with this year's Hall H presentation. (more...)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Sony Pictures' MAX Now AvailableOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack for Sony Pictures' MAX Now Available
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Sony Classical announces release of the soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures' and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' film MAX. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Offer Pair of Special Events This MonthDorset Theatre Festival to Offer Pair of Special Events This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival plans to produce two exciting special events on the Playhouse stage this month. Brian Dykstra, an actor, playwright, and HBO Def Poet currently playing Moriarty in the DTF production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily will perform his one man show Brian Dykstra Selling Out, directed by Sherlock director Margarett Perry, on July 14th at 8:00 PM. On July 19th, Howard Fishman, a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, will make his Dorset debut after sold-out performances at the Vermont Arts Exchange and The Flynn. (more...)

R.J. Reilly Releases New Book of Short StoriesR.J. Reilly Releases New Book of Short Stories
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, from the first blush of romantic love to long-time lovers to those given a second chance at lost love. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Releases Summer Comedy Schedule ChangesBay Street Theater Releases Summer Comedy Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the July and August lineup for the 2015 Comedy Club. The fun continues most Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or by stopping by or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. (more...)

Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Jim Florentine to Headline at Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/8Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane and Jim Florentine to Headline at Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Comedian Rich Vos -- Screenwriter and Producer of documentary film "Women Aren't Funny" and co-host of wildly popular SiriusXM Radio show, "My Wife Hates Me" -- will perform live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series.  (more...)

Comedian Nick DiPaolo Set for The Ridgefield Playhouse, 7/18Comedian Nick DiPaolo Set for The Ridgefield Playhouse, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

In this day of watered down comedy, Nick DiPaolo's brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be: funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. As part of the Clark Comedy Series, Nick DiPaolo returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m. with special guest Kendra Cunningham. (more...)

Bramwell Tovey Leads Two LA Phil Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/14 & 16Bramwell Tovey Leads Two LA Phil Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/14 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Audience favorite Bramwell Tovey makes his first of several visits to the Hollywood Bowl this season to lead the LA Phil in two classical concerts, Tuesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 16, at 8 pm. (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Present Staged Reading of PENUEL: THE SAMMY LEE STORY, 7/11-12Silk Road Rising to Present Staged Reading of PENUEL: THE SAMMY LEE STORY, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Penuel: The Sammy Lee Story, written by David Rhee and directed by Steve Scott, is getting a staged reading via Silk Road Rising at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, July 11 and July 12, 2015. (more...)

David Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next WeekDavid Sedaris Coming to PPAC, 10/12; Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RIPR is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)  on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30P. (more...)

Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CURIOUS INCIDENT New Cast & Celebration Party!Photo Flash: First Look at CURIOUS INCIDENT New Cast & Celebration Party!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has welcomed a new cast to the West End production, and last night (30 June 2015) held a special gala performance with celebrity V.I.P. guests at the Gielgud Theatre.  Last month the play was one of the big winners at the Tony Awards® in New York, winning 5 awards including Best New Play. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time recently extended booking in London, releasing over 120,000 tickets and is now booking until 13 February 2016. (more...)

THE BLUE FOLIO Offered At Summer Price Just In Time For Beach ReadingTHE BLUE FOLIO Offered At Summer Price Just In Time For Beach Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ New York Publisher, Black Ostrich Press announcedtodaya special summer price for the award winning near-future political thriller The Blue Folio by attorney-novelist Matt McMahon, to make it affordable for everyone's beach reading list. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for July 2015Upcoming CD Releases for July 2015
by - Jul 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for July, 2015. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. There are two performances: Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 19 at 3pm at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. All tickets are $10; seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Jon Snow to Return to GAME OF THRONES? Emilia Clarke Says '50/50 Chance'!VIDEO: Jon Snow to Return to GAME OF THRONES? Emilia Clarke Says '50/50 Chance'!
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Jon Snow fans take heart - the Season 5 finale may not have been the last you'll see of the Lord Commander! (more...)

The Magic of SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to The Ritz This MonthThe Magic of SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to The Ritz This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

During the Month of July at 4:30 in the afternoon The Ritz Theatre Box Office Manager, Craig Hutchings, begins the two hour transformation to become the beloved Ogre, Shrek. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Shakespeare in Love, staged to great acclaim in the West End, will have its North American premiere as a part of the 2016 season at the Stratford Festival, directed by Declan Donnellan. Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the play is adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and will be presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

Ken Greves to Play Cafe Noctambulo on July 2Ken Greves to Play Cafe Noctambulo on July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Ken Greves, performing music from his new CD, will appear at Cafe Noctambulo on Thursday, July 2nd at 8pm with Frank Ponzio (piano), Saadi Zain (bass) and Jacob Melchior (drums).  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kentucky Shakespeare Mounts Very Special - and Excellent - Edition of 'Shrew'BWW Reviews: Kentucky Shakespeare Mounts Very Special - and Excellent - Edition of 'Shrew'
by Todd Zeigler - Jul 1, 2015

Amy Attaway and Kentucky Shakespeare may have shown their audience something they have never seen before. (more...)

Leonard Nimoy's VINCENT Inspires New Van Gogh Documentary & Indiegogo Campaign Kicks OffLeonard Nimoy's VINCENT Inspires New Van Gogh Documentary & Indiegogo Campaign Kicks Off
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

A new documentary takes its inspiration from the stage! (more...)

USA Renews SUITS for Sixth SeasonUSA Renews SUITS for Sixth Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

USA Network announced today a 16-episode sixth season renewal of the provocative and sophisticated hit original drama SUITS from Universal Cable Productions. Currently airing Wednesdays at 9/8c on USA, the fifth season of SUITS, which premiered last week, opened to 3.4MM total viewers P2+, 1.5MM P25-54 and 1.3MM P18-49. (more...)

Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZCast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the CLO Cabaret premiere of Altar Boyz, September 24-December 20. This heavenly cast includes Pittsburgh CLO alumni Mike Greer as Luke and Mason Alexander Park as Mark, as well as exciting newcomers Michael Brown, Carter Ellis and Javier Manente. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at as part of the 2015-2016 CLO Cabaret Series package. Please visit CLOCabaret.com or call 412-281-2822 for information on purchasing a Series subscription. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Opera Australia's Presentation Of Puccini's Love Story TURANDOT Is a Feast For The SensesBWW Reviews: Opera Australia's Presentation Of Puccini's Love Story TURANDOT Is a Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - Jul 1, 2015

Opera Australia's production of TURANDOT blends Puccini's famous music with striking costumes and elements of Chinese Opera to encourage the audience to imagine an Imperial China filled with crowds waiting for the execution of the latest suitor to fail the Princess' challenge. (more...)

Lionsgate & Hasbro to Team to Bring MONOPOLY Game to the Big ScreenLionsgate & Hasbro to Team to Bring MONOPOLY Game to the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) are partnering to bring the iconic game MONOPOLY to the big screen (more...)

BWW Recap: Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night on TEEN WOLFBWW Recap: Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night on TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 1, 2015

The Season Five premiere continued tonight with Parasomnia which, as I learned, is a fancy word for night terrors. And with Parasomnia we got a few more hints at the Big Bad the Beacon Hills gang may be facing this season. (more...)

Betty White to Host Discovery Family Channel's 'Pawgust' ProgrammingBetty White to Host Discovery Family Channel's 'Pawgust' Programming
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Sit…stay…watch! Discovery Family Channel, America's top dog entertainment network for the entire family, is set to make a serious splash this summer with beloved animal advocate and actress Betty White hosting PAWGUST. (more...)

Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni to Star in Discovery Family's Original Series FROM WAGS TO RICHESBroadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni to Star in Discovery Family's Original Series FROM WAGS TO RICHES
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Discovery Family will debut its first original series, FROM WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI, on Thursday, August 6 at 9/8c. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Ross' OF GOOD STOCK, Three Sisters in Cape CodBWW Reviews: Ross' OF GOOD STOCK, Three Sisters in Cape Cod
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2015

Melissa Ross' funny and emotionally engaging play takes on a genre made familiar by Chekhov and Wasserstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is set to open Off-Broadway Monday, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Preview performances began on June 25th. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Brings COMING HOME Tour To Atlanta, 9/18Kristin Chenoweth Brings COMING HOME Tour To Atlanta, 9/18
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth is set to bring COMING HOME to Atlanta! (more...)

Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTSLaurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY (more...)

Smithsonian to Unveil New PRIMORDIAL LANDSCAPES Icelandic Exhibit, TodaySmithsonian to Unveil New PRIMORDIAL LANDSCAPES Icelandic Exhibit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

In April 2015, the United States began its two-year term as chair of the Arctic Council. In celebration of the council's significant role in protecting the Arctic, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., will unveil a new exhibition called “Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed.” “Primordial Landscapes” combines stunning photographs with sound and lighting effects to take visitors on a memorable journey through some of Iceland's most breathtaking and mysterious natural landscapes. The 1,830-square-foot exhibition will open July 2 and be located in the Special Exhibitions Hall on the first floor of the museum. It will run through April 2017. (more...)

Dead Writers Theatre to Stage THE JUDAS KISS, 8/6-8Dead Writers Theatre to Stage THE JUDAS KISS, 8/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents four performances of the Oscar Wilde bio-play, The Judas Kiss, on August 6 through 8 at the Stage 773 Cabaret, 1225 West Belmont Avenue in honor of the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. 'We want to celebrate through raising funds to support theater, yet we also want to remember those who came before,' says director Jim Schneider. 'Oscar Wilde was a founding father of the gay movement and this play encapsulates his sacrifice.' (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 TheatersFull Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director).  (more...)

Horror Thriller FATAL ATTRACTION to Be Rebooted for Event TV SeriesHorror Thriller FATAL ATTRACTION to Be Rebooted for Event TV Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Paramount is rebooting the 1987 psychological thriller FATAL ATTRACTION for a one hour event TV series at FOX. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Ken Fallin - Jul 1, 2015

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome Him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth Malone in Fun Home! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

ACAPPELLA, a musical about finding your own voice, conceived by Greg Cooper, with book by Vynnie Meli, music and lyrics by The Acappella Company, direction by Lee Summers and musical direction and arrangements by Evan Feist as an Invited Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances run Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm, Friday, July 10 at 5:00 pm, Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 pm, Sunday, July 12 at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm at the PTC Performance Space. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Peace Eludes THOREAU in Return to Walden at BTGBWW REVIEW: Peace Eludes THOREAU in Return to Walden at BTG
by Jan Nargi - Jul 1, 2015

In THOREAU, a world premiere play written by and starring Berkshire Theatre Group's David Adkins, the renowned author, philosopher and activist returns to Walden in search of peace but can't escape his own inner anguish over the horrors of slavery and the execution of abolitionist John Brown. (more...)

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