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by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 9, 2016

Trivia: Alfred Molina played in both shows on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ART at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, 'Art' and 'Red,' with each play alternating daily, now through May 29. 'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and 'Red' by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Each of the plays is about art: making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Art' below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton – one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors – died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

BWW Review: THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE at Adventure Stage-MTC A Charming Tale
by Andrew White - May 3, 2016

Adventure Theatre-MTC has pulled out quite a few stops with their current production.  Playwright Damon Chua has taken Hans Christian Anderson's famous tale and created a fascinating one-hour tour of 18th century China.  This Emperor's Nightingale features everything from chubby, bamboo-chewing pandas to a truly eye-popping array of animated projections from award-winning scenic designer Hana Sooyeon Kim. (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 or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

MATILDA Now Coming to PPAC in May 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced new performance dates for TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The award-winning production, which was previously announced as being at PPAC January 3 - 8, 2017, will now perform at the Theatre Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21, 2017.  (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Lost Dada Anthology Reunited at MoMA in DADAGLOBE RECONSTRUCTED Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dadaglobe Reconstructed, on view at The Museum of Modern Art from June 12 through September 18, 2016, will reunite over 100 works by more than 40 artists that were submitted to Tristan Tzara for his planned but unrealized 1921 anthology Dadaglobe. (more...)

Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 'Salute the Troops!' with The Nightingales at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

The New York Nightingales take the stage in their vintage variety show, 'Salute the Troops!', hosted by John R. Sheehan, on the 30th day of May at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes preview of the group in rehearsals below! (more...)

Amazon Announces New Alexa Features for Fire TV
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Amazon today announced new Alexa voice features are coming to Fire TV, including the ability to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription content (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

It's a happy day for the Jacobs family! Brother and sister Adam and Arielle Jacobs just surprised their parents with the news that Arielle will be playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin opening in Sydney this August. Adam, who stars as the title character on Broadway, helped out with an adorable video to reveal the news to their parents, and you can check it out below! (more...)

Composer Scott Wheeler Releases Album, Premieres Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

NEW YORK, NY (For Release 3.7.16) — Hailed for his vocal and operatic music, award-winning composer/conductor/teacher Scott Wheeler showcases his omnivorous compositional style during the 2016-17 season. From the album release of Portrait (Bridge Records) and the world premiere of his latest opera Naga by the Boston Lyric Opera to nationwide performances of his Ben Gunn song cycle and debut as a composer for dance, Wheeler continues to lead the new-music vanguard. A continual point of reference for contemporary music, Wheeler serves in numerous leadership roles including: 2016-17 Affiliate of NYUâ€s Center for the Ballet and Arts, 2016-17 Composer-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and Professor at Bostonâ€s Emerson College. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Co-op Sizzles with SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Don Grigware - Mar 7, 2016

Tennessee Williams published Summer and Smoke in 1948 and revised and rewrote it in 1964 as The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. Summer and Smoke is the popular, much revived version despite the fact Tennessee himself among many critics considered the second version to be the most lyrical representation of Miss Alma, the Spanish word for soul. In both plays singer/music teacher Alma Winemiller (Tara Battani), daughter of an Episcopalean minister (Jeffrey Markle), is passionately in love with her neighbor young Dr. John Buchanan (Gregory James) and when that love is gradually unrequited rather than become a miserable spinster, after a long struggle of illness and isolation, she turns to prostitution. In a handsome production of Summer and Smoke at Actors co-op, Williams' debate between the flesh and the spirit, body vs. soul, is still burning with poetic truth after almost 70 years. (more...)

BWW Review: With Class and Clarity, Christine Andreas Brings the Music and Madness of CAFE SOCIETY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 5, 2016

In her new show, Café Society at Feinstein's/54 Below, Christine Andreas doesn't so much sing “Puttin' On the Ritz” (Irving Berlin) as personify it, channeling the attitude and era in which it was conceived. With just a tad of hip action, tipping shoulders, and an elongated ssss, the artist shares a really good time. “So, where are we going after the show . . . to Harlem's Savoy or The Copa? (The Copacabana) . . . ” This evening is about the late 1920s to the early '60s “an ongoing party of glamour and excess . . . when everybody was listening to the same music.” (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

22nd Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016


Pouline Middleton Pens Modern Woman Dating Book, ONE WOMAN THREE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Is there anything new to be said about love, sex, and marriage? YES, there is. A new book, based on the true story of a truly modern woman, Pouline Middleton, proposes that it is time for a new model of dating for women — One Woman Three Men. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Original London Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning musician Duncan Sheik's American Psycho: Original London Cast Recording is available today, March 25, 2016, via Concord Records. (more...)

VIDEO: Last Week To Catch Mint Theater's Historic Production of WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The American premiere of Irish playwright Hazel Ellis' 1938 drama opened to rave reviews. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Sidney Howard's "The Late Christopher Bean," a comedy about paintings left to a family by a deceased artist suddenly skyrocketing in value, on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.  The play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

CT Critics Circle Announces Awards Nominations
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 6, 2016

CT Critics Circle Awards will be presented Monday, June 1 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's John FitzGibbon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with John FitzGibbon, who stars as 'Sel' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

'Good Witch' Renewed For Third Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016 reports that Ahead of the Season 2 finale on June 19, Hallmark Channel has ordered a 12-episode third season of its hit original series Good Witch. (more...)

BWW Review: ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE Swings at Center for Jewish History
by Matt Hanson - Jun 16, 2016

Recently honored as a Lower East Side Community Hero, pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe walked onstage on the evening of May 25th 2016 at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. She is the founder and artistic director of Downtown Chamber Players and the recipient of the 2015 Clara Lemlich Award. And she did not speak a word. Her fingers recited history in Tango, Charleston, Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues, Maxixe. (more...)

Pacific Resident Theatre to Present THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE Beginning June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Pacific Resident Theatre (Marilyn Fox, Artistic Director) celebrates their 30th season by announcing the opening of THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A Nightingale by Tennessee Williams. Dana Jackson (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly nomination - The Cherry Orchard) directs. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY to Continue Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area non-profit Off-Broadway theaters -- will present Pulitzer Prize-winner Arthur Miller's play INCIDENT AT VICHY in an acclaimed production from Signature Theatre, captured live on-stage, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: Ragtag Theatre Company's THE COMMEDIA CINDERELLA Mixes Lessons with Laughs
by David Clarke - Apr 28, 2016

Helmed by Sam LaFrage, the Ragtag Theatre Company is back. Following their rip-roaring THE COMMEDIA RAPUNZEL, the talented troupe is tickling ribs with their latest concoction: THE COMMEDIA CINDERELLA. Billed as LGBTQ theatre designed for the entire family, this show puts a refreshing and much appreciated new spin on the timeless fairytale, finding a way to speak to the individual heart of every member of the audience. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Anti-War Piece by Mark Anderson, FURIOUS FOLLY, Set for UK-Wide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

FURIOUS FOLLY, created by Mark Anderson, takes place as night falls in a no-man's land on the battle front. Audiences of up to 2,000 people per night find themselves immersed within an open-air collage of sound, light, pyrotechnics and performance. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, FURIOUS FOLLY is one of 27 new commissions exploring how the Great War has impacted on the society we live in now. (more...)

LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Henry Fong Releases New Single 'Drop It Down Low'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Having pushed out lucrative hits in his signature island electro bounce sound, the dreadlocked Henry Fong now charges ahead with a dancehall & moombah infused 100BPM number, 'Drop It Down Low,' out now on Dim Mak. Recently premiered on Hardwell On Air, the rhythmic jam conjures all the elements of an islander's paradise: a sizzling beat, bouncing percussion and an urge to dutty wine and grind. On vocal duties is Kingston's Richie Loop, who adds a flavorful chorus of ragga chants. (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will welcome special guests for her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea running Sunday nights at 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE, Featuring All-Asian Cast, to Play Adventure Theatre MTC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), recipient of the Ann Flagg Multicultural Award, brings to the stage the powerful song of a Nightingale in THE EMPEROR'S Nightingale, a world premiere play directed by Natsu Onoda Power. (more...)

Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir Will Lead MATILDA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir will share the title role of Matilda. The rest of the cast will include: Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood), and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood).  (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL will close on January 1, 2017, it was announced today. By then, it will have played 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances, and one Actors Fund performance. The production opened on April 11, 2013 (previews began March 4) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). MATILDA THE MUSICAL has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

SPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square Theatre
by Justin J Sacramone - Apr 10, 2016

Presidential candidates are not the only ones taking to the debate stage these days. In Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, characters stand and challenge each other, far more diplomatically than our friends running for higher office, on a long list of mathematical, scientific, and philosophical theories. Characters with strong conviction passionately defending those convictions can make for the type of thought-provoking theatre that stays with you long after curtain call.   (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2016 Season with ART and RED in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, "Art" and "Red," with each play alternating daily, from May 3 through May 29.  "Art" by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and "Red" by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  Each of the plays is about art:  making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it.   (more...)

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