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Melbourne Theatre Company Will Present THE BEAST in October
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Melbourne Theatre Company today revealed Eddie Perfect's debut play The Beast will be staged during its Zeitgeist season in October, a slot set aside to bring the freshest, most contemporary theatre to Melbourne audiences. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited MAY PANEL Set for 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces its April panel, How to Be a Singular Sensation: What Makes a Successful Solo Show on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Aaron Tveit and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Washington Ensemble Theatre Premieres TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys by Caroline V. McGraw, directed in its World Premiere by Jane Nichols, running tonight, May 31 - June 24, 2013. (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre's INTO THE WOODS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Ray of Light Theatre (www.rayoflighttheatre.com) will bring Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to the San Francisco stage this June at The Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Seller to Direct Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky Replaces Ryan Silverman in Portland Center Stage's SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2013

Portland Center Stage (PCS) is pleased to announce that Broadway's Andrew Samonskywill now star in the upcoming world-premiere production of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned authorRichard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

The Staten Island Children's Museum Sets Carnival & Science Spectacular for 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

The Staten Island Children's Museum is hosting its first Carnival & Science Spectacular featuring traditional carnival games and rides, contests, live entertainment, and of course, cotton candy, all with an eye toward the science, technology, engineering and math behind the excitement. Our belief at the Staten Island Children's Museum has always been that children learn best through playing, touching, imagining and doing. (more...)

BWW Features/Reviews: Extraordinary Young Talent on Display in Act 2 @ Levine NEXT TO NORMAL
by Jennifer Perry - May 20, 2013

The production was real, raw, and unflinching. Artistic Director Kuchar says he chooses shows that will inspire kids and cause them to think. This show certainly does that and can also impact the audience. Kudos to this wonderful program. (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre's INTO THE WOODS Begins 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Ray of Light Theatre (www.rayoflighttheatre.com) will bring Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to the San Francisco stage this June at The Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Washington Ensemble Theatre to Premiere TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS, 5/31-6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

Washington Ensemble Theatre presents Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys by Caroline V. McGraw, directed in its World Premiere by Jane Nichols, running May 31 - June 24, 2013. (more...)

SIGNS OF LIFE Gets Staged Reading at American University, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

Snap-Two Productions, Inc. and LimanAde Productions in association with Issembert Productions, Inc. will present a staged reading of the new drama with music, Signs of Life, at American University in the Katzen Arts Center Studio Theatre on June 1 at 7:00 P.M. and June 2 at 1:00 P.M. The performances will feature American University alumni, current students and a student from BRAVO@KAT, the children's wing of Kensington Arts Theatre. This is the first academic production of Signs of Life. (more...)

LaMaMa Presents the World Premiere of FALSE SOLUTION, Beginning 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

FALSE SOLUTION, a world-premiere play about an architect's struggle to design a Holocaust museum in Poland, written and directed by Oren Safdie, will be presented Off-Broadway with previews starting Thursday, June 13, 2013 (prior to an official press opening night on June 16th) at La MaMa (74A East 4th Street) in Manhattan. The production runs through Sunday, June 30. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at Weston Playhouse, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Broadway veteran Heidi Blickenstaff will lead Vermont's award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company production of Next to Normal. Blickenstaff will play 'Diana' in the show, which is set to run July 11-27 and will be directed by Michael Berresse. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Richard Thomas and Kerry Butler Guest Star in Tomorrow's LAW AND ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2013

Tomorrow's episode of Law and Order: SVU, titled 'Brief Interlude', will feature guest stars Richard Thomas and Kerry Butler. Click below for a sneak peek! (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Will Present THE BEAST, Opening 7 October
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Melbourne Theatre Company today revealed Eddie Perfect's debut play The Beast will be staged during its Zeitgeist season in October, a slot set aside to bring the freshest, most contemporary theatre to Melbourne audiences. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents PARADE, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

3-D Theatricals presents PARADE, tonight, May 10 - 26, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif., directed by T.J. Dawson, choreographed by Dana Solimando and musically directed by David Lamoureux. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, 3/20-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning on March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. The production is part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation. (more...)

Transport Group to Present THE MEMORY SHOW, Starring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox, Beginning 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that the New York premiere of a new musical, The Memory Show, book and lyrics by Sara Cooper; music by Zach Redler; directed by Joe Calarco, will begin performances Tuesday, April 16, at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project, at 229 West 42nd Street. The Memory Show features Catherine Cox and Leslie Kritzer. Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm. (more...)

Death of Colorado Actor Adam Perkes: 'He Had so Much Left to Share'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Adam Perkes, a gifted young stage actor best known for his comic swagger on stage and his deep sensitivity off it, has died at age 27, the Garfield County coroner confirmed today. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SOMEWHERE IN TIME at Portland Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Casting is now complete for Portland Center Stage's (PCS) upcoming world-premiere production of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Cornish College of the Arts Sets BAT BOY Benefit for 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Cornish College of the Arts Theater and Performance Production departments present Bat Boy: The Musical, April 10 through 13, at the Playhouse at Seattle Center. The run of the play includes a fundraiser for the Cornish Scholarship Fund, Bat Boy: Backstage Benefit, on April 10. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Presents O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning tonight, March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents SEMINAR, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Competitive backstabbing alternates with supportive camaraderie amongst emerging writers and their famous professor in Theresa Rebeck's award-winning drama Seminar, receiving its Philadelphia premiere at Philadelphia Theatre Company tonight, March 15-April 14 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Scott Schwartz, the ensemble cast features Rufus Collins, Matt Harrington, Teresa Avia Lim, Genevieve Perrier, and Luigi Sottile. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 15, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater around the Broadway World for the week of March 11! Scroll below for the most-read features, interviews, reviews, and news in your city and beyond! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents HENRY V, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Lantern Theater Company presents William Shakespeare's Henry V under the direction of the Lantern's Artistic Director, Charles McMahon, as part of its record-breaking 19th season. Performances will run tonight, March 14 through April 14, exactly 600 years after Henry's ascension to the British throne in 1413, and will include the popular Scholars: In Conversation series as a companion to the performances. This year's series, The Spark of War: Politics, Leadership & the Psyche of a Nation, will use the powerful themes of Shakespeare's play as a catalyst to explore modern issues of leadership, politics, and how mythmaking shapes national identity. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Equinox Theatre Presents Campy, Melodramatic Fun with BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by Michael Mulhern - Mar 14, 2013

First I must share my personal thoughts on the loss of the amazing talent that was Adam Michael Perkes who passed away in the middle of this show's run. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre's ETC Stages DOG SEES GOD Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Up next in Westport Community Theatre's ETC Staged Reading series - an entertaining evening of theatre with the very funny, very provacative off-Broadway hit ' Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' by Bert V. Royal, directed by Kevin McNair. The reading will take place tonight, March 1, at 8 p.m. No admission, no reservations required. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater Introduces 2013 Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2013

Princeton Summer Theater returns for its 45th Season with a strong line-up of four diverse, challenging plays, from Golden Age musical theater to contemporary drama. A full-time company of six actors, all current Princeton students or '13 graduates, fearlessly prepares to tackle this incredible range of roles and styles. PST introduces the remarkable young talents who will take the Hamilton Murray stage this summer. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky Stars in Portland Center Stage's SOMEWHERE IN TIME, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Portland Center Stage (PCS) welcomes Broadway's Andrew Samonsky to star in the world-premiere production of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned authorRichard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2013 Rising Star Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse hosted the 18th Annual Rising Star Awards - Presented by the Investors Foundation -tonight, June 4th at the Millburn Theater. Schools nominated for Outstanding Overall Production and Leading Actor/Actress nominees performed at the event and award recipients were presented with a crystal award from Tiffany & Co. Summit High School came out on top, winning Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. A total of 31 awards were presented along with five scholarships and other cash prizes. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 10, 2013

There are no fewer than nine different productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream playing in theatres around the Southland this summer but I can guarantee that none of them will be done up quite like the Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM at the Falcon Theatre. (more...)

SIGNS OF LIFE Gets Staged Reading at American University Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Snap-Two Productions, Inc. and LimanAde Productions in association with Issembert Productions, Inc. will present a staged reading of the new drama with music, Signs of Life, at American University in the Katzen Arts Center Studio Theatre tonight, June 1 at 7:00 P.M. and June 2 at 1:00 P.M. The performances will feature American University alumni, current students and a student from BRAVO@KAT, the children's wing of Kensington Arts Theatre. This is the first academic production of Signs of Life. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for Detroit (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, 3/20-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning on March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. The production is part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Begin at Milwaukee Rep, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky Replaces Ryan Silverman in Portland Center Stage's SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Portland Center Stage (PCS) is pleased to announce that Broadway's Andrew Samonskywill now star in the upcoming world-premiere production of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned authorRichard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Brings BEAUTIFUL DISASTER to Joe's Pub Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer, currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group (through May 18) returns to Joe's Pub with her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for four performances: tonight, April 22 and 29 at 9:30pm; May 13 at 11:30pm and May 13 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Gareth Gates, Emma Williams and More Featured on MOMENTOUS MUSICALS Live Album; UK Tour Kicks Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

Pop Idol and West End favourite Gareth Gates (Joseph, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde) headlines this live album release of Momentous Musicals, alongside Jonathan Ansell (G4, Whistle Down the Wind), Daniel Boys (Any Dream Will Do, Avenue Q), Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Love Story) and Rachael Wooding (Jersey Boys, Hairspray). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for Detroit (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Close Its Season With CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) closes its 2012-2013 season with the eagerly anticipated Arizona premiere of Bruce Norris' multi-award-winning, provocative new comedy, "Clybourne Park." Performances will be held at The Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix May 2 through May 19, 2013. ATC season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. Phoenix production sponsor is Zazu Pannee Park Regent. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer to Bring BEAUTIFUL DISASTER to Joe's Pub, Beg. 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer, currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group (through May 18) returns to Joe's Pub with her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for four performances: April 22 and 29 at 9:30pm; May 13 at 11:30pm and May 13 at 9:30pm. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Present PARADE, 5/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

3-D Theatricals presents PARADE, May 10 - 26, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif., directed by T.J. Dawson, choreographed by Dana Solimando and musically directed by David Lamoureux. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marc Kudisch and the Cast of SOMEWHERE IN TIME!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Portland Center Stage will soon present the upcoming world-premiere production of the new musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. Somewhere in Time begins preview performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 with a new official opening night set for Wednesday, June 5. Tickets are on sale now at www.pcs.org/somewhere. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for Detroit (more...)

See Live Bats at Friday's Opening of BAT BOY at the Bonstelle Theatre,4/12-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

The Organization for Bat Conservation at the Cranbrook Institute of Science will bring live bats to the opening night of Bat Boy: The Musical by Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming, and Laurence O'Keefe at the Bonstelle Theatre on April 12, 2013. Bats will be available for viewing in the upstairs lobby in the theatre from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. and during intermission. Bat Boy trivia will also take place during intermission, with chances to win tickets to Bat Zone as well as Bat Boy memorabilia. Tickets are $20-$25 and are available by calling (313) 577-2960, visiting www.bonstelle.com, or visiting the Wayne State University Theatres Box Office locateD at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Take Part in Andrew Lippa's I AM HARVEY MILK Premiere, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

I Am Harvey Milk, the new oratorio with music and words by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa, will have its world premiere at The Nourse Auditorium (201-299 Hayes Street, San Francisco) as part of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 35th Anniversary Celebration concert, "Harvey Milk 2013." The special two-night engagement will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. Starring Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti as the Soprano soloist, I Am Harvey Milk is directed by Noah Himmelstein, conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig, orchestrated by August Eriksmoen, and will feature the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus accompanied by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. I Am Harvey Milk is produced by Bruce Cohen, in association with Robb Nanus and Jessica Leventhal. (more...)

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