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J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Documentarian Rick McKay
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2016

BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE (2004) is the greatest documentary ever made about the pleasures and pitfalls of working in the arts. Directed by Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age received countless awards from over 17 different film festivals. In this in depth interview, Rick tells Rob & Kevin the inspiration behind the documentary, how Bea Arthur's mail triggered an incredible roster of subjects to interview, and reveals what incredible goodies are in store for the next two movies in the series! (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival to Present ONE DROP OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

One Drop of Love is a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love. (more...)

LISTEN...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? at United Solo Theatre Festival is SOLD OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016


Photo Flash: David Hyde Pierce Leads A LIFE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Nate Martin (Mr. Pierce) is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. But in Adam Bock's disarming new play, the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious - and totally unpredictable.  (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre Brings Will Eno's Funny, Weird, and Moving Play THE REALISTIC JONESES to Life with a Fantastic Four-Person Cast
by Jill Schafer - Oct 7, 2016

THE REALISTIC JONESES is an odd little play. But I shouldn't be surprised; the other Will Eno play I've seen (THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Loudmouth Collective) is exceedingly odd. But odd in the best way. THE JONESES is a little more, well, realistic, than the one-man show THOM PAIN, with an actual plot and characters in conversation with each other. But I still don't understand everything that happened, and sometimes characters say things that don't make sense, and there's no resolution to the problems the characters are facing. But that's OK. I like theater that doesn't tie things up in a neat bow in the end, that's a little unexpected and even jarring. I'm happy to spend 90 minutes or so in this odd and sometimes uncomfortable world populated by odd and sometimes unlikeable people, beautifully brought to life by this fantastic four-person cast. (more...)

Remount of 'EMILIE' Set for WAM Theatre's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Following hard on the heels of the opening of their critically acclaimed co-production of The Bakelite Masterpiece, WAM Theatre's Artistic Director, Kristen van Ginhoven has announced plans for the first event of the company's eighth season in 2017. A special event - a limited run remount of WAM's very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by van Ginhoven, will run from March 30-April 9, 2017, and be presented at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.  (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Beth Leavel and Tony & Olivier Nominated Gavin Lee Appear at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner, Beth Leavel and Tony and Olivier nominated and Drama Desk Award-winner, Gavin Lee, will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight concert scheduled for Monday, October 17 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

The Workshop Theater to Honor Sheldon Harnick at 3rd Annual 'unGala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Workshop Theater Company will honor Sheldon Harnick with the Jewel Box Award at their 3rd annual unGala on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Lindeman 508 W. 42nd Street. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's PUBLIC ENEMY Extends at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy, in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will now run through November 6. (more...)

by Walter McBride - Oct 6, 2016

MCC Theater will soon present the New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. With book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, Ride the Cyclone had its celebrated U.S. premiere in 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, who returns for the MCC production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Blaemire, Ciara Renee and George Salazar in TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein invites you to take a sneak peek at the new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!  Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of Tick, Tick... BOOM! at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) began Tuesday, October 4th, and continue through November 20th only, with opening night set for Thursday, October 20th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAMLET Gets Nineties Evangelical Makeover with Bonneville Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Bonneville Theater Company presents a new contemporary take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet, set in a 1990s evangelical charismatic Christian church. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at INEZ, About Suffragette Inez Milholland, at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Below, take a look at the final dress rehearsal of INEZ: The Suffrage Herald, as part of the United Solo Festival, Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, in New York City! (more...)

Nikki Powerhouse's THE ART OF I AM to Play United Solo This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

On October 20th, United Solo presents Nikki Powerhouse's riveting and inspirational solo performance, which shares close to true tales that challenge the standards of beauty, sexuality, belonging and rediscovering identity in a world which the main character, Crystal, never fit into. (more...)

The New Victory Presents the World Premiere of PAPER DREAMS, a Dance Piece for Toddlers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

How many stories are left untold on the sheets torn from a sketch pad or on pages tossed into a waste bin? Lost ideas take center stage when Barcelona's Mons Dansa presents the world premiere of Paper Dreams at the New 42nd Street Studios from November 11-20, 2016. (more...)

Project Dendrite Presents ChristyAnn Brown, Performing and Forming New Matrixes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Project Dendrite has announced that Christy Ann Brown will be performing Dendritical, at United Solo 2016, the world's largest solo theatre festival, in New York, on October 12th at 3:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast & Creative Team of the New Group's SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2016

The New Group will soon present Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TACT's Revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

TACT's rare NY revival of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer kicks off the theatre's 2016 - '17 season. TACT Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans will direct the production featuring performances from Jeremy Beck* (Widowers' Houses), Cynthia Darlow* (Beyond Therapy), Mairin Lee (The Heiress), James Prendergast* (Happy Birthday),  Tony Roach*(Bright Star), John Rothman (Prelude to a Kiss), Justine Salata*(Lovers), and Richard Thieriot* (Clybourne Park). (*Indicates TACT company member).  She Stoops To Conquer will mark the seventh time that TACT has moved a play from its Salon Series to the Mainstage program. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

ROCK N' ROLL Debauchery Returns To NYC With Rock, Roll Glitz and Glam
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Following its sold-out performance of 'Burlesque Dreams' in New York City last April, Rock N' Roll Debauchery returns to 42West for an extended run. Prepare to be rocked all night long!  (more...)

by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2016


BWW TV: There's Nothing Better Than This- Meet the Cast of Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2016

The company just met the press and you can find out just what this version of Sweet Charity is all about below! (more...)

Margery Kreitman's 'KIcking Facebook' Comes to NYC in United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Margery Kreitman's 'KIcking Facebook' comes to NYC in United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

KICKING FACEBOOK Comes to the 2016 United Solo Performers Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Solo performer Margery Kreitman brings her show KICKING FACEBOOK to the 2016 United Solo Performers Festival on October 26, 2016,  A hilarious and touching serio-comic monologue of her breakup and subsequent addiction to social media, KICKING FACEBOOK plays at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City.  (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Max von Essen to Lead YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Mint Theater, currently enjoying the extended run of the acclaimed A Day by the Sea will follow that with the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an 'un-Romantic Comedy' about the price of free love. (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival Presents GRANDMA'S LOVE LETTERS 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

"Our lives become memories and fade away someday. Our lives, ourselves, the war …and everything become the past and we all fade away in the history …" Yuki embodies the memories of her 90-year-old Japanese grandmother: her life, her relationship with her husband, and experiences through World War II. Recommended for: all audiences.  (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Star Jason Bishop to Bring STRAIGHT UP MAGIC to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Jason Bishop, award-winning illusionist and one of the stars of CW's Masters of Illusion, debuts Straight Up Magic at The New Victory Theater from November 18-27, 2016. Combining multiple styles of magic in one thrilling performance, Bishop will also premiere a brand new illusion created specifically for the New Victory stage. (more...)

POISON to Make English World Premiere at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Origin Theatre Company, which specializes in introducing some of Europe's most compelling contemporary playwrights to New York audiences in brand new productions, presents the English world premiere of the internationally acclaimed play "Poison" by Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans. (more...)

Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights presents: BROADWAY IN BROOKLYN, A SALUTE TO SONDHEIM!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce a gala fundraising concert. Join us for an evening of musical delights, featuring singers you love from Broadway and Theater 2020 hit shows! (more...)

CLOSED EYES AND PARTED LIPS Set for United Solo This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

A story of PTSD but told like an Ali Wong special, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips's Closed Eyes and Parted Lips is a brave and hilarious account of one man's struggle to navigate his own PTSD as a result of childhood sexual abuse. (more...)

VIDEO: Diane Lane Talks Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on 'Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

On Friday night's LATE SHOW on CBS, guest Diana Lane talks to Stephen Colbert about making her Broadway debut at age 12 and returning to the play in the lead role several decades later. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 11, 2016

Make no mistake about it, to know Lauri Gregoire is to love her - just ask the legions of people lucky enough to know her throughout her life, particularly those who have come to know her in the 20-plus years she's lived in Nashville. She's beautiful, to be certain, but perhaps more to the point, she is bright, clever, intelligent, empathetic, kind and committed to her family and friends, her career and business and to living the kind of life that has created a legacy of creativity and art in her adopted hometown. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' RANCHO VIEJO
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 11, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will soon presnt Rancho Viejo, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Rancho Viejo will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Ebersole on Crafting a Narrative for her Return to the Café Carlyle and Finally Working with Patti LuPone in WAR PAINT
by Casey Mink - Oct 11, 2016

Christine Ebersole will make a triumphant return to the Cafe Carlyle on October 11, kicking off what will be her sixth engagement at the legendary Upper East Side venue. Believe it or not, though, the two-time Tony Award winner (42nd Street, GREY GARDENS) still finds cabaret to be the most intimidating performance capacity for an artist, but simultaneously the most rewarding. Prior to her run of shows, BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with Ebersole about what it's like to perform in a space so richly seeped in history, as well as how she is able to craft a narrative for each of her concerts that is resonant of the current space in which she finds herself. Additionally, Ebersole divulged her hopes for the future of WAR PAINT, the new musical which she starred in this summer from the creative team behind GREY GARDENS, and what it was like to finally work alongside Patti LuPone, after having known her for 40 years. (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival to Present REMEDIOS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

a Mexican theatre production that explores the life and legacy of the painter Remedios Varo at the UNITED SOLO Theatre Festival. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Announces 2017 Season Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season, the theatre's producers have announced the 2017 Season line-up for the company's popular children's theatre. A part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre since 1996, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway is a unique entertainment destination for weekend family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. Since the Children's Theatre first opened, it has welcomes some of the most popular children's characters to the stage, where audiences of all ages have been able to see their stories come to life right before their eyes. From original adaptations of classic fairytales to those based on Disney animated films to musicals straight from the pages of the most popular children's books of the day, Way Off Broadway has prided itself on bringing entertainment for all ages to the region.  (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

ROCK N' ROLL DEBAUCHERY to Return to 42West This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting for Rock N' Roll Debauchery has just been announced for their return to 42West this October and November. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

This Thursday, October 13th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the hit Off Broadway Hamilton spoof, Spamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Present Holiday Show JOY TO THE WORLD This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company-highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their successful outdoor summer concert series, 'Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park'- will perform this winter at Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with their annual holiday show Joy To The World. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: WAITRESS Cast Serves It Up at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Oct 10, 2016

Cast members from Waitress served up sweet slices of song at Broadway Sessions recently. Alicia Keys, Sondheim and of course, Bareilles were on the menu. Cast members Charity Angel Dawson, Henry Gottfried, Thay Flood, Aisha Jackson, Ryan Vasquez and Olivia Lucy Phillip poured their hearts out in song and even explored some of the audience's most nightmarish real life 'waitress experiences' (with dramatic underscoring by musical genius Joshua Stephen Kartes). The evening also featured performances by vocalists Esteban Suero, Lexi Lyric and the Voices of Gotham barbershop chorus. NOM NOM NOM... (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

If you're tired of national politics and the Hillary/Trump race---here is a great way to spend Election Day---after you've already voted.  (more...)

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