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Gunston Arts Center - Theatre Two (Arlington, VA, )
2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, VA,

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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.


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BWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD IIIBWW Reviews: Counter-Productions Stages Intense, Captivating RICHARD III
by Veronica Bruscini - May 9, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company's excellent staging of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III is a performance not to be missed. CPTC's RICHARD comes to life in AS220's Black Box theater, a cozy, intimate space utilized brilliantly by the company. (more...)

A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D'Amour's (Anna Bella Eema, Airline Highway) wicked Obie-winning satire about our uncertain economic times, DETROIT. Josh Costello (Wittenberg) directs this explosive dark comedy, featuring Amy Resnick (Body Awareness, Collapse), Jeff Garrett, Luisa Frasconi, and Patrick Kelly Jones (Metamorphosis), that brilliantly captures our current economic moment. DETROIT plays June 19 through July 19 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHERBWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Matt Tamanini - May 6, 2015

Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the musical theatre has ever known. Now, obviously, intelligent minds can disagree, but if you do, I'm sorry, you're wrong. From story integration, to compelling characterizations, to insightful and witty lyrics, to complex and engaging melodies, no one has ever done it better than the man that many call "The Master." Sondheim's genius comes from the fact that every syllable he writes, and every note he composes, is in service of the story that he is telling; which is why I am always apprehensive of seeing one of the numerous revues of his work. Though he has been intimately involved in such shows as SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, MARRY ME A LITTLE, and PUTTING IT TOGETHER, which is running through May 9th at The Winter Park Playhouse, it often feels slightly disingenuous to see his songs, which fit so seamlessly amidst their original works, shoe-horned into completely contrived circumstances. Fortunately, under the direction of Roy Alan (who also choreographed), WPP's production makes each of Sondheim's beloved songs feel fresh, exciting, and (nearly) wholly original. (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'
by Valeria Venturelli - May 5, 2015

Pochi giorni fa (martedi 28 aprile, per l'esattezza), sono state finalmente annunciate le candidature ai Tony Awards 2015, premi che si terranno domenica 7 giugno al Radio City Music Hall (New York). Si tratta della sessantanovesima edizione dei premi che portano indelebile il nome di Antoinette Perry (da cui 'Tony'), attrice e leader dell'American Theatre Wing. I premi saranno presentati dal dinamico duo Alan Cumming ('Cabaret', 'Macbeth') e Kristin Chenoweth (nota soprattutto per aver interpretato il ruolo di Glinda nel cast originale di 'Wicked'). (more...)

Carol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in JuneCarol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography is celebrating Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards with two performances on Monday, June 1 at 7pm and Saturday, June 6 at 9:30pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Fort Lauderdale!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Fort Lauderdale!
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 31, 2015

Summer is here, which means some great theatre for people of all ages! There are so many great productions put on in South Florida, and here are some of our top picks for shows in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! (more...)

Is Mario Cantone Headed Back to Broadway?Is Mario Cantone Headed Back to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

This just in! With music, comedy and a kickin' band, Mario Cantone brings his pre-Broadway tour, On the Way to Broadway, to the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. The new show features his irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. Though no additional dates have yet to be announced, we can't help but wonder -- next stop = Broadway? (more...)

Mario Cantone to Bring ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY to Parker Playhouse, 6/13Mario Cantone to Bring ON THE WAY TO BROADWAY to Parker Playhouse, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

With music, comedy and a kickin' band, Mario Cantone brings his pre-Broadway tour, On the Way to Broadway, to Parker Playhouse on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.  The new show features his irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Throwback Thursday - A Look at the 2015 Tony Nominees' Previous Stage Roles!Photo Flash: Throwback Thursday - A Look at the 2015 Tony Nominees' Previous Stage Roles!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In honor of the 2015 Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at this year's nominees in previous stage roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theaters. Check out photos below! (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, June 17, 2015Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
by - May 28, 2015

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 17, 2015! (more...)

Patrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening TonightPatrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. The show opens tonight, May 27, 2015. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble & More to Guest Judge NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENTNeil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble & More to Guest Judge NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award winner Michael Buble, former "America's Got Talent" star Piers Morgan and actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans will serve as guest judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent," (more...)

Terrence Mann, Riley Costello Set for CRT's PETER PAN This SummerTerrence Mann, Riley Costello Set for CRT's PETER PAN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced the complete cast for the musical Peter Pan, its second production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by Cassie Abate, Peter Pan will star Riley Costello in the title role. Costello was recently seen as Dunlap Dewberry in Because of Winn Dixie at Arkansas Repertory Theatre and as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Costello's Broadway credits include Bye, Bye Birdie, 13: the musical, and Everyday Rapture. Performances of Peter Pan begin on June 18, 2015 and run through July 3, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

A.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICA.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lake Country Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS This JulyLake Country Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is proud to present its upcoming summer production of Stephen Sondheim' Assassins, with direction by Sandra Renick and Breanne Brennan and music direction by Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Summit Theater Group Presents ASSASSINSSummit Theater Group Presents ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed, Tony Award winning, American history musical murder musical "Assassins" will be the next production of The Summit Theatre Group at the MCC Longview Cultural Arts Center, June 25, 26, 27 and 28th. The Summit Theatre Group is the official resident community theater at MCC Longview's Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 21, 2015

Donna Migliaccio closes Signature's 2014-15 cabaret season with a witty and captivating performance celebrating the random events that led her to select the evening's playlist. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Nathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at CannesNathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT is having its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Narrate Children's Book AND TANGO MAKES THREE, Out Next MonthNeil Patrick Harris to Narrate Children's Book AND TANGO MAKES THREE, Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and Little Simon are proud to announce Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will narrate a new edition of Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell's bestselling, groundbreaking children's book AND TANGO MAKES THREE. The story, illustrated by Henry Cole, will be available as a book and CD combination, as a standalone audiobook, and as an e-book with audio on June 2, 2015. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Tony Nominee Michael CerverisBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Tony Nominee Michael Cerveris
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On May 28 (2PM) please join us for a career Conversations with 2015 Tony Nominee Michael Cerveris, currently starring in Fun Home on Broadway. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the New School - Auditorium (66 West 12th Street). (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayUpdated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical, has released an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording today on PS Classics. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released TodayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only, and the new Broadway Cast Recording is out today, May 19, via PS Classics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate Release of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Album!Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate Release of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PS Classics recorded the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015.  The album is currently available for pre-order at the PS Classics website, psclassics.com, and on Amazon.com. Bobby Flay just hosted a private listening party for the cast at his Bar Americain, and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June ShowsBrooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has added Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman, SNL's Sasheer Zamata and a show on June 8 at 7pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street) following its scheduled shows on 6/1 at 7pm and 6/6 at 9:30pm which will celebrate Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards. In June the production will also welcome familiar faces of Broadway, Film & TV  including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Producers), Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, Assassins, Sex and the City), Oscar-nominee Carol Kane (Broadway in Wicked, Harvey), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Tate Donovan (Broadway in Amy's View, Good People, TV's 24, Damages), comedy legend and Tony Award-winner Alan Zweibel (Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me),  Tim Kazurinsky (SNL, Police Academy,  Broadway's An Act of God) and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Jon Tracy to Direct FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Summer at Berkeley PlayhouseJon Tracy to Direct FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Summer at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). (more...)

BWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group RepBWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2015

production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others.  Other credits include:  director/choreographer: 22%, Love Songs, Spelling Bee, Rose Bowl Queens, Bark! No Strings, Desperate Writers (Off-B'way/LA), Flunky, The Dining Room, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Frog & Toad, A Chorus Line, choreographer: Hunger, Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Great Expectations, Triumph of Love, Dancing at Lughnasa. Pasadena Playhouse: 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Mame, Bernstein's Mass, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot, Reprise!, Three Penny Opera, City of Angels, Company, 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Other Los Angeles: Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon (Geffen); Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre); Dogeaters, Gaytino (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Six Dance Lessons (Falcon, Geffen, B'way); Snoopy, Blockheads (London West End). Film/TV: Country Rules, Santa Clause 3, Six Dance Lessons…  Website: www.kaycole.net (more...)

Kate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old VicKate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY started previews April 30 with an official opening tonight, May 14, 2015. (more...)

BWW Recap: ARROW Season Finale Saves Starling City and Sets Up Season Four EventsBWW Recap: ARROW Season Finale Saves Starling City and Sets Up Season Four Events
by Jeffrey Walker - May 13, 2015

Putting another arrow in my own quiver, I am jumping from my usual duties recapping GOTHAM (season is over anyway) and serving as tonight's shot for shot commentator for ARROW as its third season comes to a close. I do watch ARROW and I am a fan so I am not jumping in totally cold. I do know that main man Oliver Queen – aka the Arrow – took the bait offered by the shady league all so he could work from the inside. Some of his allies thought he really turned on them so there are suspicions galore. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces participating performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

Dori Jacob Joins MTC as Casting Director, Associate ProducerDori Jacob Joins MTC as Casting Director, Associate Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Today, Marin Theatre Company announced that Dori Jacob will be the new Casting Director and Associate Producer for the 48-year-old LORT-D theater company. For the past 4 seasons, she served as the Director of New Play Development for Magic Theatre in San Francisco and dramaturged the world premieres of Octavio Solis' Se Llama Cristina, Linda McLean's Every Five Minutes, Christina Anderson's pen/man/ship and John Kolvenbach's Sister Play. As the resident producer for Magic Theatre's developmental programming, Jacob's credits include 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Virgin Play Series, the 2012 Asian Explosion Reading Series and the 2013 Costume Shop Festival. (more...)

Roundabout Hosts First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser TonightRoundabout Hosts First Annual Casino Night Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tonight, May 11, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their first annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund. (more...)

A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final WeeksA Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the final weeks of its 2015 Spring repertory season with The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation (which has become the most popular production in the history of A Noise Within), now playing through May 27, the Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice Figaro by Charles Morey, freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais in its West Coast premiere now through May 10, and the Ovation-Recommended Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, in its final extension through May 24. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jamie Parker, Talking HIGH SOCIETY, ASSASSINS And His Cabaret!BWW Interviews: Jamie Parker, Talking HIGH SOCIETY, ASSASSINS And His Cabaret!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 30, 2015

Jamie Parker talks about the Old Vic, the Chocolate Factory, Stephen Sondheim, and being charming in a 1950s way... (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

BWW Recap: The Rise of Darth Ollie on ARROWBWW Recap: The Rise of Darth Ollie on ARROW
by Misha Davenport - Apr 29, 2015

Ollie (aka ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) finishes out new hire training in the League of Assasins while Laurel (aka Black Canary, played by Katie Cassidy) asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) help Nyssa (Katrina Law) fend off her father and the rest of the League. Keep your eye on the target, we'll get you caught up. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/14-6/7Stoneham Theatre to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/14-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

This spring, Stoneham Theatre closes its 15th Mainstage season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Performances run from May 14 - June 7, 2015. (more...)

The Circus Playhouse Presents SEMINAR, 5/29-6/21The Circus Playhouse Presents SEMINAR, 5/29-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing lessons with Leonard, a once celebrated literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious, as innocence collides with experience in this sharp comedy. (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

Union Theatre to Present World Premiere of DUNCTON WOODUnion Theatre to Present World Premiere of DUNCTON WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

London's UNION THEATRE is to produce the World Premiere of a brand new British Musical - DUNCTON WOOD - playing 27th May to 20th June 2015. Already acclaimed for innovative revivals and reinventions of well-known pieces and rarities, the Union Theatre now produces this ambitious work staged by award-winning director Michael Strassen. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Brant's GROUNDED a Chilling Drama of Drone WarfareBWW Reviews: Brant's GROUNDED a Chilling Drama of Drone Warfare
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2015

Anne Hathaway is excellent in Julie Taymor's striking production. (more...)

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Tie the Knot in Malibu!Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Tie the Knot in Malibu!
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

PEOPLE reports that Twilight star Nikki Reed has tied the knot with Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder. The wedding took place yesterday, April 26th in Malibu, California.  (more...)

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