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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade features the true story of Leo Frankís trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhryís award-winning book and Jason Robert Brownís rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony-Award nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank. Parade is a co-production with Theater J and is presented in association with the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

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Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors to Perform at American Irish Heritage Center 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Anthony Kearns, one of the finest tenor voices today, returns to Chicago for a one-day concert at the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) in Chicago, IL on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He will be joined by accompanist David George, along with guest fiddle player, Chicago's Devin Shepherd. Kearns is an original member of the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors, and he also enjoys a robust international solo career. (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rufus Bonds, Jr. Sings 'Dulcinea' from MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Still Preaches Compromise to a Skeptical Electorate
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 30, 2016

Nearly 50 years after it first played Broadway, 1776 still confounds our drum-and-fife expectations. (more...)

Dalaplan, Sweden's Top Punk-Rock Band, Releases Third Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Dalaplan have fast established themselves as one of the most exciting and thrilling acts on the Swedish underground scene. Their new album ¬ĽDet blir inte ba¬®ttre a¬®n sa¬į ha¬®r¬ę is the band's third full length platter. Be prepared for a sharp mixture of equally sized slabs frenetic punk, sweat-drenched Nuggets styled garagerock and adrenaline-charged powerpop. (more...)

The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time! Coming to Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Grand Rapids, AIGA West Michigan's Design For Good and the Grand Rapids Art Museum are collaborating to throw The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time!, an inaugural Halloween bash on October 29th benefitting West Michigan kids. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends Coffee Shop Play NAPERVILLE Into November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, announced today a three-week extension of its current hit Chicago premiere, Naperville. (more...)

COMMUNION Playwright Daniel MacIvor Set for Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This Saturday, October 1, 2016 between 1-2pm, celebrated Obie Award-Winning playwright, Daniel MacIvor, who will be at The Drama Book Shop to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his plays. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents¬†The Midtown Men¬†on¬†Thursday, October 6, 2016¬†at¬†8pm.¬†The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony¬ģ and Grammy¬ģ Award-winning hit Broadway musical¬†Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Hit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, invite local audiences to join them for what they hope will be the musical journey of a lifetime when the critically-acclaimed hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut next year. (more...)

The PACE Center Celebrates 5 Years of Entertaining and Educating the Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On October 28, the PACE Center will commemorate its 5th anniversary with a VIP dinner and performance from comedian Wayne Brady. This celebration caps off five years of bringing quality entertainment to Parker and the surrounding communities. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

ABC's MODERN FAMILY to Feature First-Ever Openly Transgender Actor
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

An upcoming episode of ABC's MODERN FAMILY will feature the first-ever openly transgender child, 8-year-old Jackson Millarker. The actor will portray Lily's new friend Tom. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Featured in Tonight's Episode of BULL
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson is featured in tonight's episode of the new CBS drama series BULL, titled 'The Woman in 8D.' In the episode, Dr. Bull and his Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) team must formulate a new defense strategy when they discover the jury has a subconscious gender bias toward their client (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's LEXIE McENTIRE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Which brings us to this year's first installment of our popular feature/interview series, Collegiate Theatrics, featuring Belmont University sophomore Mary-Alexis McEntire, who is perhaps better known to friends, family and fans as Lexie McEntire. The Fairfax, Virginia, native is in the initial throes of her second year at the school - known widely for its theater and dance and musical theatre programs - as another young artist in a long line of Belmont students (then and now) making their names known on stages all over the globe. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling 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. (more...)

Prepare to Be Scared with Syfy's Annual '31 Days of Halloween' Celebration
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The scare is everywhere during Syfy's 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN! All October, the network will unleash a mix of spooky Syfy originals and nightmare-inducing horror movies, in a cross-platform celebration of the most wickedly wonderful time of the year. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of SIMON DAWES BECOMES A PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Alex Moggridge's unique & compelling new play with music Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet is currently getting a limited engagement at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th Fl.) through Saturday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

'Pumpkinfest in Disguise' to Take Over Zeeland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The countdown is on for Zeeland's Pumpkinfest - Celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for over 30 years. The theme for 2016 is 'Pumpkinfest In Disguise!' (more...)

LUCHA VAVOOM Announces Special Guest for Halloween Shows: RuPaul's Season 7 Winner Violet Chachki
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're chasing down absolute madness this Halloween, look no further thanLUCHA VAVOOM'S annual spectacular. The two-night celebration just got even crazier with the addition of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 winner, VIOLET CHACHKI, who is bringing her tiny, 18-inch waist and ferocious glamazon style to slay LUCHA VaVOOM's audience in Downtown Los Angeles at The Mayan. The innovative Violet will perform an aerial act for her sensational L.A. Burlesque debut. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Wedding Bell Blues
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting the New England premiere of a new comedy by Joshua Harmon (BAD JEWS) prior to its scheduled Broadway run in February, 2017. Under the insightful direction of Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SIGNIFICANT OTHER offers a cornucopia of talented players (Greg Maraio atop the list), pointed humor, and poignant commentary on the universal human condition. (more...)

My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts' 10 Year Anniversary Edition Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Records releases digital and physical versions of My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) today via all DSPs including Spotify (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...)

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Series Reaches Milestone 180 Million Books in Print Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, announces a new global in-print number for the #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as the bookseller hosts and dates for Jeff Kinney's North American tour to support the release of Double Down, the 11th book in the blockbuster series that has captured the attention of readers everywhere. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD to Play the Orpheum This Winter; Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is delighted to announce that the U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the historic Orpheum Theatre from January 24th to January 29th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 11th at 10 AM. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (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...)

The Point St. Charles Community Theatre Presents DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The location is Tinsel Texas where a Parade of "nuttier- than- a- fruitcake" guests descends upon the Snowlake Inn.  The harried innkeeper Trina has her hands full with Mrs. Claus and one of Santa's elves on a romantic rendezvous; two feisty feuding aunts; 2 bombastic actors on a secret mission; and, a last minute wedding with the Futrelle family. There are 4 sitcom type skits which have been said to be more fun than a ride on a one horse open sleigh. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN to Keep 'Steppin' Out' for Two Extra Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, has announced the Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. (more...)

UCI Drama Presents the Powerful Musical PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for the second offering in its 2016 - 2017 season, multiple award-winning musical Parade. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman Brings A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC To The Copa Palm Springs
by David Green - Oct 5, 2016

Varla Jean Merman brings her hilarious new show Varla Jean Merman: A Little White Music ("a honky hit-Parade of the whitest music you've ever suffered through!") to Palm Springs' Copa Nightclub and Cabaret on October 14 and 15 at 8PM. Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman (who boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother) is perhaps best known for her role in the independent film Girls will be Girls. She had a co-starring role in the 1997 film, Franchesca Page. Merman was also one of the performers featured in the HBO original documentary Dragtime. (more...)

Trees, Landscapes & Black Dandies Set for Exhibitions at The Lowe Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Lowe Art Museum continues its line-up of provocative exhibtions to showcase works by three acclaimed artists treating very distinct subjects using diverse media from varying perspectives. (more...)

VIDEO: Gary Owen Recalls Special Moment from Bill Clinton Inaugural Parade
by - Oct 4, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Gary Owen, a comedian and self-proclaimed Funniest Serviceman In America recalls a special moment from the Parade for President Bill Clinton's inauguration. (more...)

BWW News: Swedish Production of THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Cast
by Isa Ponturo - Oct 4, 2016

The critically-acclaimed nine-time Tony Award¬ģ winning HIT musical THE BOOK OF MORMON is heading to Sweden next year with the first non-english production of the show. The cast has been annouced today with¬†Swedish musical theatre stars¬†Linus Wahlgren and¬†Per Andersson in the lead roles.¬† (more...)

Lincoln Center Hosts Annual LC Kids Trick-or-Treat Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Lincoln Center once again welcomes costumed kids and families for a festive Halloween celebration. Hosted by the LC Kids program, the all-ages event will feature trick-or-treating around the cultural campus, a Parade to live music, a haunted scavenger hunt, a David Bowie tribute concert and dance party, and a number of additional free activities to delight all ages. Last year's inaugural Trick-or-Treat event welcomed more than 10,000 people to Lincoln Center, marking it as a destination for families and children of all ages to celebrate Halloween. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Host 40th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 40th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, the event is held annually on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

HOLIDAY INN & WHITE CHRISTMAS: A Look Inside Irving Berlin's Calendar-Spanning Classics
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2016

In 1935, on the set of the movie musical, Top Hat, composer Irving Berlin hummed a then unfamiliar tune to the film's star, Fred Astaire. He had envisioned the song as a centerpiece for a future film starring Astaire and his dance partner, Ginger Rogers. At the time, Berlin was in the midst of a project writing songs for each of the major holidays of the year, but based on his Jewish upbringing, the composer found that Christmas was the most difficult holiday to write for. Nevertheless, the legendary composer rose to the challenge and gave us what is now one of the most popular holiday songs in history, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL is Freakish Fun!
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 2, 2016

For anyone who has spent their "whole life wishing they weren't so freakin' strange," SHREK THE MUSICAL will raise a flag. For everyone else? They'll love it simply for its silly fun. (more...)

WALT DISNEY WORLD Kicks Off Autumn by Celebrating WonderFALL Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

The arrival of fall marks one of the best times of the year to indulge in sips, savors, songs and scares across the Walt Disney World Resort. Special events and seasonal celebrations all add up to create the 'WonderFALL' world of Disney. (more...)

New Benefits Coming to Walt Disney World Passholders During Resort's 45th Anniversary Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016


BABY BUMPS, a New Musical, Presents Industry Reading 10/7 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Evan Pappas directs an industry reading of the new musical, BABY BUMPS, Friday, October 7th at 2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016
by - Oct 1, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/1/2016. (more...)

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