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MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

THE WEAK ONES Opens Off-Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto, the writing team behind the Broadway-aimed GHOSTLIGHT, have teamed up again to write their first non-musical THE WEAK ONES.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Set for CMT San Jose's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, today announced its 49th season of shows. (more...)

Actors Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with Shakespeare's MACBETH, October 4 – 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's bloody tale of unbridled ambition, Macbeth. Directed by Les Waters, Macbeth will preview on October 4 and October 5, open on October 6, and run through October 26 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium as part of the Brown-Forman Series. Tickets are available at502.584.1205, online at ActorsTheatre.org, or in person by visiting the Actors Theatre Box Office at 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY, 40202. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe to Offer Fresh Take on THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, offers a fresh new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." (more...)

Ovalhouse Announces Powerful Autumn/Winter Season 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Ovalhouse offers a walk on the Wilder side as they invite you to share their new season with a dark autumnal edge, continuing to demonstrate their passion for discovering and supporting imaginative and innovative voices. (more...)

Hanna Burke's WHY IS EVERYONE LAUGHING Madeline Kahn Tribute Extended at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Extended! Join Hanna Burke and friends for the third installment of our tribute to the great talent that was Madeline Kahn. A brilliant actress, singer and comedienne who left us much too soon. Known best for her roles in films such as 'Blazing Saddles', 'Paper Moon', 'Young Frankenstein', 'What's Up, Doc?' and 'Clue'. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - University of New Haven Theatre Program's 2016/2017 Season at a Glance
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 6, 2016

School is back in session at the University of New Haven. One week of classes is officially in the books as we look forward to the rest of the semester that lies ahead of us. In the theatre department, we are particularly excited to begin the process for our Fall Production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town which is the first show of this season. We have an exciting season lined up so far and more announcements to come! (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Jolts Back to Theaters for One Night ft. Live Introduction by Mel Brooks
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

It's alive! It's alive! up on the big screen for one special night when 20th Century Fox and Fathom Events present the electrifying comedy classic “Young Frankenstein” in cinemas nationwide. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

O'Neill Center Opens Submissions for 2017 National Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that is now accepting script submissions for the 2017 National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th. (more...)

Cast Announced for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Veteran actors return to Centenary Stage Company (CSC) next month for the October production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, October 7 through 23 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown.  The production will be directed by Carl Wallnau, award-winning CSC Artistic Director.  (more...)

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collection to be Released by SONY Music 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collectionthe definitive 3DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of the post-punk pioneers' groundbreaking music videos (and two-plus hours of audio commentary)will be released by SONY Music Entertainment on November 11, 2016. (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks have announced that Broadway legend Anthony Rapp, from the original casts of Rent and If/Then, will attend the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Depot Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: A First Look at University of New Haven's Production of OUR TOWN
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 12, 2016

The season has officially begun at the University of New Haven. Our season opener, Our Town, has officially begun the rehearsal and I am honored to be a part of this amazing cast as Lady in the Box, Man Among the Dead, and a member of the Choir. I am thrilled to be able to bring you behind the scenes as we bring Thorton Wilder's American classic to life at the Bucknall Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Preview Slated for The Guggenheim This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer prior to the play's world premiere on November 10. (more...)

The Weak Ones to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway This Evening 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto, the writing team behind the Broadway-aimed GHOSTLIGHT, have teamed up again to write their first non-musical THE WEAK ONES.  Set to conclude it's strictly limited run this evening at The Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC, the production was helmed by Martin, with Realbuto (Alan in the pre-Broadway tryout of Grammy Award winner P!nk's new musical Mean) heading the cast as a lawyer who must defend a woman society has deemed a sociopath. (more...)

Gene Wilder Classics WILLY WONKA & BLAZING SADDLES Return to Theatres This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In honor of the life and incredible career of the late Gene Wilder, AMC Theatres worked with the Warner Bros. distribution team to bring two of Mr. Wilder's most popular films back to the big screen. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/31/2016 - CHICAGO at SummerStage and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 31, 2016

Today's big news: CHICAGO celebrates 20 years on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage! (more...)

8th Annual Burbank International Film Festival Announces Record-Breaking Film Schedule
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present a record-breaking 140 films including 22 from outside the US, and 12 world premieres at the Burbank AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank from Wednesday, September 7th, through Sunday, September 11th, 2016. For tickets, festival passes, special hotel rates please visit www.burbankfilmfest.org. (more...)

Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Returns to the Big Screen this Saturday at Regal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Aug 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland Premiers THE BONE ORCHARD MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. Inspired by the classic Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, McCasland has combined his love of history and monologues for this new anthology. (more...)

VIDEO: Mel Brooks Remembers Good Friend Gene Wilder on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Aug 31, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, legendary comedian Mel Brooks talked about working with his good friend Gene Wilder over the years, including the origin of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/30/2016 - MY FAIR LADY in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 30, 2016

Today's big news: Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre hosts an open house for students, and MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, starts tonight in Sydney! (more...)

Playwright David Henry Hwang Writes on the Passing of Gene Wilder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Playwright David Henry Hwang, who worked with Wilder briefly in the early stages of his play M. Butterfly, just wrote a tribute to the stage and screen legend. Wilder was cast as Rene Gallimard- a role that was later played by John Lithgow after Wilder withdrew from the production. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Salutes Gene Wilder, Recreates Classic YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Scene
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

The gang at Off-Broadway's AVENUE Q saw fit to honor Wilder with humor, recreating a classic moment from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute to the Late Gene Wilder
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden fondly recalled his experiences with the late Gene Wilder, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83 (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016
by - Aug 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016. (more...)

Drew Barrymore & More to Be Honored at 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, more than 1,200 people will attend the Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. (more...)

MOVIES! Network to Air THE PRODUCERS in Special Tribute to Gene Wilder – Wednesday, 8 PM ET
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

MOVIES! Network is remembering actor Gene Wilder with a special presentation of "The Producers" this Wednesday night at 8 PM ET. (more...)

Temple Theaters Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2016-2017 season of performances at Temple University - dramas by acclaimed American playwrights, two Broadway hit musicals and a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and more. (more...)

AUDIO: Gene Wilder's Nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Shares Touching Remembrances
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, who originated the role of Billy Bibbit in the original 1963 Broadway production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and went on to star film classics like THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, died today from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  He was 83. (more...)

Gene Wilder, Star of 'WILLY WONKA', Mel Brooks Films and More, Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, star of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - which will soon grace Broadway in a new musical adaptation - and Mel Brooks films such as THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, died today, August 29, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 83. (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award; Heads to NYTW Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

This morning, at the Scotsman Award Ceremony in the Spiegeltent in St Andrews Square, award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell's debut play Life According to Saki won the coveted Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. (more...)

CASTINGS: SUGAR EL MUSICAL busca bailarines y bailarinas
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 26, 2016

El proximo miercoles 31 de agosto se realizaran audiciones abiertas para SUGAR EL MUSICAL, que regresa a Barcelona en una nueva temporada (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Best of Edinburgh Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is proud to announce the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The winner of The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award was announced at the closing ceremonies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday, August 26th. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 16, 2016! (more...)

MY NAME IS GIDEON to Make American Debut at Walkerspace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after traveling across three continents, Gideon Irving makes his American stage debut with his new solo show, My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually, which opens Thursday, October 6th at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The last time Bette Midler graced a Broadway stage, she was the sole cast member of John Logan's I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. (more...)

Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre Present TWO HEAVENLY ONE-ACT COMEDIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Vintage Theatre to Present ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA This Fall in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka' September 16 through October 30, at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

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