Alley Rep Announces 2016/2017 Series: KILL THE DARLINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Call it celebrity culture or just old-fashioned idolatry, but when we lavish more attention on characters and avatars than flesh-and-blood human beings, something essential is lost. In KILL THE DARLINGS, Alley Repertory Theater's 2016/2017 series, three comedic plays will confront the idols of politics, mythology, and pop in hopes of rediscovering our shared humanity. (more...)

L. Sheldon Oldford Releases 'Omittamus Descendam: The Biblical First Contact'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

L. Sheldon Oldford, author of the new book 'Omittamus Descendam: The Biblical First Contact', was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, and became a US citizen in October 2002. He currently has over sixteen years in law enforcement as a corrections officer, police officer and as a detective. L. Sheldon Oldford first began a career as an evangelical preacher during his young adult life and attended a Bible college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been both a youth and an evangelistic pastor. He later became intrigued by the ancient astronaut theory, which caused him to examine the Bible with a more realistic and investigative view. His interest in this theory brought him to question the very character of the biblical God as it relates to today's science and technology. Currently, L. Sheldon Oldford still works as a police officer and resides in Southern Arizona with his wife, Angie, of twenty-one years. They have five children. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical HUNCHBACK On Top of the World at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2016

Victor Hugo's monumental romantic/gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, published in 1831, centers in, around and on top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. So does the new musical of the same name written by Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, which received its U.S. premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2014 and is currently receiving its Los Angeles premiere at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Stephen Gifford's set replete with stained glass windows, balcony and overhanging bells is scaled down from the original but still impressive and pulls you in effectively to another world, the ethereal realm of a higher power. Catholic boy that I am, every kyrie eleison exuded by the resounding chorus moved me to tears. (more...)

The Livingston Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

The Livingston Theatre Company presents Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Sport For Jove Announces 2016 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Sport For Jove Theatre Company proudly presents its 2016 theatre season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's STILL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project opens its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing now through October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Dallas (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Interrobang Theatre's STILL at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project opens its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing now through October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

MTV announced today the new season of 'The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines' will premiere on Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

ART & ARCHITECTURE IN CINEMA Series Coming to Select U.S. Movie Theaters in 2016
by Movies News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, presents the “Art & Architecture in Cinema” series in select U.S. cinemas from January through July 2016. (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

Review Roundup: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 12, 2015

The Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, directed by Ivo van Hove, opens tonight, November 12, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

by Christine Swerczek - Nov 1, 2015

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE exploded on stage on October 30th at Creighton University's Lied Center for the Performing Arts as a glorious celebration of light, color and sound. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Leaves Lasting Impression
by Paul Batterson - May 7, 2016

In the third song, 'See I'm Smiling,' of the musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Catherine Hiatt (played by Melissa Hall) sings to her husband, 'I think you're really gonna like this show. I'm pretty sure it doesn't suck.' (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Review: YOURS, ANNE: Eventide's Momentous Ode to a Fallen Hero
by Kristen Morale - Mar 8, 2016

The Eventide Theatre Company has made a bold choice in sharing Frank's story with a Cape Cod audience through means of a score depicting her feelings while fearfully secluded in the "Secret Annex," with certain lyrics molded from actual quotes made by the young prisoner. It is safe to say that Eventide has done a spectacular job bringing both the joy and pain of Frank's life to living color for those who would not otherwise have understood the trials she and her family faced in such a gruesome time in history. (more...)

THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)

William Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda Riff on '1776' and HAMILTON
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 2016

In light of the upcoming Encores! revival of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's Tony-winning musical 1776, New York City Center brought together original 1776 star William Daniels and Broadway's current most popular Founding Father, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, to talk about the over-arching themes and inspirations in both shows. (more...)

BWW Review: Off the Wall Theatre Stages Intimate and Spellbinding HAMLET
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 10, 2016

With little more than 25 seats available att the Off the Wall Theatre (OTW), Artistic Director Dale Gutzman presents William Shakespeare's Hamlet--An intimate, visceral, up close and personal Hamlet condensed by Gutzman after several years of research and eleven weeks of cast rehearsals. Working also as Production Director, Gutzman doubles acting several roles in his interpretation he states was inspired by the English, multi award winning Peter Brook, hailed to be one of the greatest living directors of contemporary theater. (more...)

BWW Review: A Wondrous New World Washes Ashore in CCTC's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristen Morale - Jun 29, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company (CCTC), home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is now celebrating its 65th season with a beautiful rendition of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on Anderson's story and the original Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright and hereby directed/choreographed by the incredibly gifted Ethan Paulini, CCTC's production of The Little Mermaid is really quite a wonderful collection of profound moments of storytelling. (more...)

BWW Review: The Freedom Of A Simple BICYCLE Gives An Insight Into 19th Century Prejudice and Persecution
by Jade Kops - Jun 29, 2016

The seemingly simple gift of a BICYCLE in an age where women still rode horses side-saddle exposes a society not that far removed from contemporary views on women. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Thomas Lupich Shares THE LORD'S SUPPER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Author Thomas Lupich expounds on the meaning and the blessings of the Eucharist in his book, 'The Lord's Supper' (published by Xlibris). He explains why the Lord's Supper is a spiritual aid that is especially suited to the goal of self mastery, i.e., taking on the mind that was in Christ Jesus and the full 're-awakening' of the Christ within. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Miners Alley Playhouse presents, 'Little Shop of Horrors' July 15 through August 21 in Golden. (more...)

Writing Team Releases New Fantasy Fiction Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Author A. S. King, the pen name for a team of writers, wants readers to experience a new kind of world that teaches lifelong lessons in a fun and adventurous way. The team's new book is 'The Quest for Hope: Invisible Battles: Book 1' (published by Archway Publishing). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Aurora Theatre Company's DEAR MASTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 25th season with a revival of the play that started it all, DEAR MASTER, running September 2 - October 2, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the star onstage below! (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to open its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing September 29 - October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye, Tickets go on sale Monday, August 1, 2016 at  (more...)

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 13, 2016

One important and valuable aspect of Cabrillo Music Theatre's long tenure in Ventura County is its devotion to casting talented young local performers in as many of its productions as it can. Cabrillo's casts are usually laden with a mix of professional Equity lead performers, local and regional talent from Southern California (and sometimes elsewhere), but especially home-grown youngsters. We spoke with two of the latter during a rehearsal session recently, Lyrissa Leininger, 16, and Michael Kennedy, 19, who have already gotten their feet wet (an appropriate pre-requisite for The Little Mermaid!) in a number of Cabrillo productions. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Reveals 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

?Interrobang Theatre Project, under the co-artistic direction of James Yost and Georgette Verdin, is pleased to announce Season Seven: 'Flesh and Blood,' featuring two Midwest premiere dramas of fractured lives, each examining broken bonds and broken hearts through the lens of families left to wonder, 'past the tipping point, what comes next?'   (more...)

Viceland to Premiere New 10-Part Series TRAVELING THE STARS, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VICELAND, the new cable network from VICE and A+E Networks, today announced it will premiere a new 10-part series TRAVELING THE STARS: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson and Friends on Thursday, July 21, at 11:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Review: Secondary Characters, Set, and Songs Succeed While Direction Is Misdirected: Center Stage's AS YOU LIKE IT at Towson
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 30, 2016

There is no perfect way to realize Shakespeare's vision, but employing an all-female cast is apt to be among the less successful ways. In the alternative, you can say the hell with realizing Shakespeare's vision, and simply have fun with your own. And that, I think, is the approach that director Wendy C. Goldberg has chosen to pursue at Center Stage (more...)

BWW Review: EMPIRE THE MUSICAL Aims for the Sky
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 27, 2016

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL has been knocking around in the wings ever since Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull began writing it in 1999. Its first fully-staged production took place at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood in 2003 and it has had periodic readings through the years in both Los Angeles and New York. Now the story of how the Empire State Building came to be is enjoying a lavish pre-Broadway run at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, produced in partnership with McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens and The Rivet Gang.  (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 20, 2016

LaToya Gardner adds yet another theatrical conquest to her already impressive resume: Sister Mary Clarence/Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act, the musical theater version of the Whoopi Goldberg film that has delighted audiences since its debut in 1992, inspiring one sequel (with maybe another on the way) in the process. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz About BE MORE CHILL
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 19, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Harry Potter's Sean Biggerstaff Shares Childhood Remembrance of Alan Rickman
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

The world-famous star was a friend and mentor to him for twenty years, (more...)

BWW Review: Bill Irwin and David Shiner's OLD HATS Is Still A Perfect Fit
by Michael Dale - Feb 21, 2016

A return of their 2013 new vaudeville hit now features the dark cheeriness of Shaina Taub. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's GOOD MONSTERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 14, 2016

Make no mistake: Nate Eppler is far too good a playwright to remain Nashville theater's best-kept secret for much longer. If you need further proof of his brilliance (a word I don't use to describe people very often), even after witnessing it first-hand in his earlier plays - like the noirish Rear Widow, the imaginative Larries or the compelling Long Way Down - then get yourself as quickly as humanly possible down to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre and allow yourself to be immersed in his latest work of stage wizardry: the challenging, enlightening and provocative Good Monsters. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Theatr Clwyd, Feb 10 2016
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 12, 2016

Tamara Harvey begins her tenure as artistic director of Theatr Clwyd with Robert Hastie's delightful and thought-provoking production of Tennessee Williams's Southern plantation melodrama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 12, 2015

But there are those Christmas-themed shows that we're delighted to see no matter the time or place. Case in point: A Tuna Christmas, the seasonal sojourn to the third smallest town in Texas, where the wacky denizens are up to all kinds of hijinks as they celebrate baby Jesus' birthday, complete with a Christmas Phantom, a sale on firearms at Didi Snavely's gun emporium and a reintroduction of Helen Bedd and Inita Goodwin, the good-time gals at the Tasty Kreme, and Joe Bob Lipsey, the extravagantly over-dramatic director of Tuna Little Theater's beleaguered production of the royalty-free A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to open its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing September 29 - October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye, Tickets are currently available at The press opening is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Opens 25th Season with DEAR MASTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 25th anniversary season with a revival of the play that started it all, DEAR MASTER. Joy Carlin (The How and The Why, Talley's Folly, Jack Goes Boating) helms this elegant portraitfeaturing Bay Area favorite Michael Ray Wisely (The Letters, The Arsonists) and Aurora's first leading lady Kimberly King (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance), wife of Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham, who played Flaubert in the original production. DEAR MASTER plays September 2 through October 2 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-56) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

BWW Review: The Marriott Lincolnshire Takes EVITA To An Intimate Stage
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 22, 2016

Capturing the renowned musical retelling of Eva Peron-Argentinian fashion icon, pop culture staple and political powerhouse-is no small task for any theater. Combine that with the incomparable music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the deeply dynamic lyrics of Tim Rice and you've got Broadway-sized shoes to fill. This season, the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater decided to take on this challenging show, setting the classic rock opera 'in the round'; and it was well-worth it. (more...)

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