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Before Twilight, before True Blood, only one vampire commanded "the children of the night." In this blood-thirsty tale of unholy terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London with the cargo of his native Transylvanian soil - so he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire's lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Farcher and More in Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at PTC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place tonight, May 6 through May 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet to End Season with SWAN LAKE, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Of all the great classics, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet of all time. It is the story of romance, sorcery and betrayal, and centered on one of life's most recognizable themes, the struggle between good and evil. The Atlantic City Ballet is bringing this timeless classic to the stage as the grand finale of their 2015/2016 season. Ms. Papa infuses Atlantic City Ballet's production with a new passion that embodies all the beauty, strength, and grace of classical ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint
by Tyler Hinton - May 9, 2016

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Compan's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint (more...)

BWW Review: OUT LOUD Theatre Brings Intense and Stunning DRACULA to Life
by Robert Barossi - May 9, 2016

Storytelling is something that, fundamentally, defies definition. Who is to say how a story should best be told? How many different ways have stories been passed down over the centuries? Whatever our own preferences are for storytelling forms and devices, there are countless others, often used in successful ways. In its three years of existence, OUT LOUD Theatre has at times defied conventional definitions of storytelling and developed their own unique style. With its spectacular use of that style, their current production of Dracula is a gorgeous example of the company's storytelling prowess, wrapped in a unique and surprising piece of theatrical art. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Dances Into Concord, MA This June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frank Wildhorn Visits Utah for THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

Composer Frank Wildhorn ventured out west to Utah this week to visit the company of COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, currently playing at the Pioneer Theatre. Check it out below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Central Works 2016 Season production of Gary Grave's  Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde has extended for 4 more performances on June 16, 17, 18 at 8pm and June 19 at 5pm. Originally scheduled to run through June 12 the show now closes June 19 at 5 pm. Some performances of Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde are at capacity or near sold out with limited availability on others, a wait list is available. For Information and reservations: 510.558.1381 or (more...)

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

BWW Review: 13 RUE DE L'AMOUR farces French style at Theatre Southwest
by Brett Cullum - May 31, 2016

This is theater by design rather than organic moments of human emotion. The director has taken her background in dance and created a show that is colorful and choreographed as any ballet or opera would be. (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Tops Last Two Seasons at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, with music by Frank Wildhorn and book and lyrics by Jack Murphy, has been the best-selling show of the theatre's last two seasons. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present BORN YESTERDAY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, a delicious screwball classic, beginning performances June 3. Featuring Alley Company Members and directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play is the grand finale of the inaugural season in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Nashville, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Dracula in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville, and BIG FISH in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Back for More- Throwback with the 2016 Tony Nominees Who Have Been Here Before!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 9, 2016

From Laura Benanti to Jeff Daniels, check out BroadwayWorld's complete breakdown of past nominees and winners that will be walking the red carpet this Sunday at the Beacon Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE Is Homage To The Thirties
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 9, 2016

It's lush, it's beautiful, it's darkly, evilly funny, and it's the best vampire film out right now. Vienna in the 1930s has never looked better or been deadlier. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Central Works 2016 Season production of Gary Grave's  Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde has extended for 4 more performances on June 16, 17, 18 at 8pm and June 19 at 5pm. Originally scheduled to run through June 12 the show now closes June 19 at 5 pm. Some performances of Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde are at capacity or near sold out with limited availability on others, a wait list is available. For Information and reservations: 510.558.1381 or (more...)

BWW TV: Maddie Baillio Opens Up About Landing the Coveted Role of Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

On this morning's TODAY it was announced that newcomer Maddie Baillio has been cast as teenager Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE. Harvey Fierstein, who will reprise his Tony Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad, introduced his fictional daughter and shared that he is currently working on the script which he says may be a little different than the film and stage version of the show. BroadwayWorld met with Baillio this morning at 30 Rock, where the star-to-be opened up about how she landed the role, her reaction upon receiving the news and more! (more...)

Meet Maddie! Watch HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Tracy Turnblad in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, newcomer Maddie Baillio has been cast as teenager Tracy Turnblad in NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' which will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. (more...)

PHOTO: Harvey Fierstein Welcomes HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Star Maddie Baillio
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Harvey Fierstein, set to reprise his Tony-winning role as Edna Turnblad on screen in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! welcomed newcomer Maddie Baillio to the cast this morning on NBC's 'TODAY.' (more...)

Vorschau: Frank Wildhorn's DAS SCHARLACHROTE SIEGEL mit Veit Schäfermeier in Chemnitz
by Iris Moebius - Jun 7, 2016

Die ungarische Baroness Emmuska Orczy verfasste die Abenteuer des Scarlet Pimpernel und gab sie ab 1905 in England als Serienroman heraus, ubrigens nicht ohne gewisse kunstlerische Freiheiten hinsichtlich der historischen Realitat. Frank Wildhorn chrieb fur DAS SCHARLACHROTE SIEGEL unter die Haut gehende Balladen, humoreske Ensembles sowie dramatische Massenszenen. 1997 am Broadway erschienen, setzte sich der Erfolg des Musicals auch nach der Deutschen Erstauffuhrung 2003 in Halle/Saale fort. Regisseur und Theaterautor Roland Huve inszenierte Chemnitzer Neueinstudierung zugrunde liegende Produktion 2010 in Bielefeld und bringt sie nun mit Veit Schafermeier in der Hauptrolle findet ab 15. Oktober an die Theater Chemnitz. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Joins Broadway Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

? The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia welcomes Kelli O'Hara, one of Broadway's greatest leading ladies, on June 14th for the finale of their season's concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky.  O'Hara won the Tony Award one year ago today for her star performance in "The King and I".  The concert series produced by Mark Cortale began at the Kimmel Center in October with pianist/host Rudetsky and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and continued with two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster in February and Tony-nominated star Megan Hilty in May. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars - prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions - and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information please visit or cal 215-893-1999. (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...)

New Updated LOST IN SPACE Series Coming Exclusively to Netflix
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 10-episode first season of the one-hour sci-fi drama, from Legendary TV, based on the beloved 1960's sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Marco Calvani's MASPETH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity helps close out Gay Pride Month with a reading of Marco Calvani's drama Maspeth, presented on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm at the Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street. The reading is directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, with a cast that includes Christina Toth, Evgeniya Radilova and Alexander Hodge. Joe Dolce, former editor in chief of Details and Star magazines and journalist for many of the world's leading publications, including The New York Times, is hosting a Talk Back session after the production. (more...)

Netflix Orders LOST IN SPACE Remake Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 10-episode first season of the one-hour sci-fi drama, from Legendary TV, based on the beloved 1960's sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Student Workshop to Present DRACULA'S GUESTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

An American family visiting Munich, decides to roam the German countryside during Walpurgis Nacht, a time when witches come out and anything can happen. They encounter a band of gypsies and others who warn them that they should be fearful about the night, but they pay no heed.  What follows is spooky and fun for the whole family. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

Cast of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Headed to 2016 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The celebrated stars and director of WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' one of the most highly acclaimed television series of the year, will take center stage at the 2016 Essence Festival, the nation's premier showcase for African American music and culture. Aldis Hodge (Noah), Alano Miller (Cato), and Amirah Vann (Ernestine), with noted director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, will discuss the phenomenon the record-breaking series 'Underground' has become, during a not-to-be missed panel discussion at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center ?on Friday, July 1 from 12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Following the main stage experience, lucky 'Underground' fans will be able to meet the cast and director during an exclusive Fan Zone event. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, THE LITTLE PRINCE and More Set for Festival Ballet Providence in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Festival Ballet Providence's (FBP) 2016-2017 Season will feature reimagined adaptations and fresh perspectives including a new production of Romeo & Juliet, which fuses dance and spoken word in a multidisciplinary collaboration. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN, EMOJIMOVIE & More Coming from Sony Pictures Animation in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, June 20, 2016
by - Jun 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOUDINI & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, June 20, 2016! (more...)

Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Cancelled After Three Season Run
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME drama PENNY DREADFUL has slayed its final demon – last night's jaw-dropping finale marked the series finale of the three-season opus envisioned by creator, writer and executive producer John Logan (more...)

RICHARD III Opens in July at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Players' Shakespeare of Gallery Players presents Richard III by William Shakespeare.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Bryony Kimmings' A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

A casting update is announced today for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings. Kimmings directs a cast including Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Center for the Art of Translation to Support Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) has announced a commitment by The Center for the Art of Translation (CAT) and substantial support for Korean playwright Hansol Jung's play 'Wild Goose Dreams', written in Korean and translated to English, opening the 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 15-24. The  39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six acutely original, new works by emerging playwrights reflecting contemporary issues ranging from Futuristic Allegory, Vegas Apocalypse, Korean Social Media Fantasia and Gamer Misogyny, to Magic Neorealism. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

East Lynne Theater's TALES OF THE VICTORIANS Begins 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Performers include Michele LaRue, who tours with several shows including 'Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire,' and whose late husband Warren Kliewer founded ELTC; James Rana, who plays a detective in the upcoming cable series 'Falling Waters' and Van Helsing in ELTC's 'Dracula;' Stephanie Garrett, who was in ELTC's 'Lost on the Natchez Trace' and 'Rain;' Lee O'Connor, Sherlock in ELTC's radio-style 'Holmes' Adventures;' Suzanne Longacre, who's performed throughout the country and in TV's 'Guiding Light;' and ELTC's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth. (more...)

PHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway's original Tracy Turnblad, and Maddie Baillio, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad, have met, and both actresses took to Instagram to share it!  (more...)

THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in THE FATHER. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Silvia Cassini's A MAN LIKE YOU to Open in July at IATI Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Inspired by a real Somali terrorist event, RED Soil Productions presents A Man Like You, a new play direct from Kenya by Kenyan-born playwright Silvia Cassini about who has the moral right to truth.  Yudelka Heyer directs a cast of 4, including Jenny Boote, Andrew Clarke, Jeffrey Marc, and Matthew Stannah.  Fifteen performances will be staged from July 13-31, 2016 at IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street, in New York City's East Village. (more...)

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