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Photo Flash: Meet the Side-Splitting Cast of the Next VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Billy Mitchell's 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out the cast below! (more...)

Parody Musicals, Solo Shows and More Slate for the PIT's Winter/Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is happy to announce some of the programming for our winter and spring seasons the slate includes a diverse range of comedy and theater, from 'historical hip-hoperas' to epic parody musicals to solo shows from stand ups and internationally acclaimed performance artists and even plays in addition to their regular line up of improv and sketch shows. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WHO AM I THIS TIME?' at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The first in Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017 Get Talking Series that highlights important voices in contemporary theatre - Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner and adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut, made its regional premiere in Houston on January 25 and runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Ford's Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jan 29, 2017

Albee's characters are shockingly volatile. They curse, they drink and they revel in inflecting pain. It's funny, heartbreaking and yes, slightly familiar. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? may have debuted in 1962 but the truth it provokes still feels relevant. (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre Begins the New Year with Loads of Laughs in Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play begins previews on January 17th, opens on January 25th and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Last of the Red Hot Lovers will begin performances the in the Independence Studio on 3 on January 10th. (more...)

VIDEO: SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close Shares 'Story Is As Relevant As Ever'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Glenn Close stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and tells Matt Lauer, 'the story of Norma Desmond is as relevant as ever.' (more...)

Lora Lee Gayer and Ryann Redmond Complete Cast of Tim Realbuto's Demi Lovato Tribute at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Lora Lee Gayer, fresh off of her starring role as Linda Mason in Broadway's 'Holiday Inn', and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On; If/Then) complete the cast of Tim Realbuto's Demi Lovato tribute show at 54 Below, set for February 2nd at 9:30 PM. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Performs 'Splish Splash'; Demos SUNSET BOULEVARD Warm Up Exercises
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Glenn Close gave a sample of one of her high school performing group's song parodies and demos a vocal exercise she uses to warm up for her Broadway show SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

NCTC Presents World Premiere of EVERYTHING THAT'S BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

In March, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Everything That's Beautiful by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. When Luke and Jess decide to allow their eight-year-old child to live as a girl, they relocate from the Midwest in order to give the family a clean start. Shortly after settling into their new home, an accident compels Luke to finally admit the real reason they moved, a confession that could potentially destroy their family. In this timely and tender new play, change is the only constant. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Glenn Close & SUNSET BOULEVARD Company Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jan 25, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in rehearsals for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years. Performances will begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017, with an official opening night set for Thursday, February 9, 2017.Sunset Boulevard will play a limited 16-week engagement. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

BWW TV: Norma's Back! Glenn Close & Company Get Ready to Bring SUNSET BOULEVARD Back to Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 25, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in rehearsals for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) Directed by Lonny Price, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue), the biggest on Broadway in more than 80 years. Performances will begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017, with an official opening night set for Thursday, February 9, 2017.Sunset Boulevard will play a limited 16-week engagement. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

An Evening with Primus Comes to the Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In the summer of 1971, Primus' Les Claypool was a couple months shy of his eighth birthday when David L. Wolper's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory debuted in movie theaters; based on the Roald Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Like many people of a certain age and temperament, the movie became a perennial favorite that Claypool would come back to repeatedly, throughout different stages of his life, taking something different away from it each time. (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open in the West End Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein  - the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow,Friday 10 February. (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2017

With all due respect to the world class singers and dancers who trod Broadway's boards every season, watching Glenn Close completely enthrall and mesmerize an audience with her two dramatic solos in the new concert revival of Sunset Boulevard is a reminder that musical theatre is at its most thrilling when musical moments are enhanced by incisive acting. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Danny Gavigan
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 9, 2017

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will celebrate four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway when Sunset Boulevard opens at the Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue) tonight, February 9, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Glenn Close Returns to SUNSET BOULEVARD- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995.  (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

BWW Review: 1st Stage's TREVOR Focuses on Absurdity
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2017

Living in Connecticut eight years ago when a chimp being kept as a pet ripped the face off a neighbor, I found it tough to see anything but stark horror in the attack. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Glenn Close Extends Ticket Sales Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The intensely buzzed about upcoming Broadway run of SUNSET BOULEVARD starring  Glenn Close was originally planned as a limited run through May 28th; however, ticket sales are now open through June. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Stars of SUNSET BOULEVARD Are Ready for Their Close Up in All-New Production Shots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has headed back to Broadway to play the iconic role of faded Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, which won her a Tony in 1995. With tickets on sale beyond the reported closing date of May 28th, patrons will now have even more chances to check out the star studded production. See all the brand new photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 1st Stage presents DC Region Premiere of TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

How would you feel if the person closest to you, someone with whom you interact daily, whom you care for and who cares for you, didn't understand a word you were saying and vice versa? This communication challenge is the point on which balances the story of 200-pound chimpanzee, Trevor and his owner, Sandra. As a one-time commercial and television star alongside the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Trevor is desperate to prove his relevance in a world that has moved on now that he is no longer the adorable baby monkey of his youth. His owner Sandra swears he is still harmless and childlike, protecting herself from the realities of Trevor's dangers and the deep wounds of her own losses. Based on a true story, Trevor is a tale about how relationships, flaws, and excuses can tip-toe a delicate line between side-splitting humor and dangerous misunderstandings. Trevor and Sandra's relationship spins comically and dangerously out of control in this theatrical story by "Orange is the New Black" writer, Nick Jones. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed Trevor as a "hugely entertaining tragicomedy." (more...)

Jan Maxwell Signs on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Comedy Benefit This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Marquette Theatre to Stage Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Thornton Wilder's play The Skin of Our Teeth will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Paper Chairs Presents World Premiere HOT BELLY
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

HOT BELLY, a new play by Diana Lynn Small, is receiving a rolling world-premiere between paper chairs, happening first here in Austin, and then by the NYC/Chicago based company, The Syndicate. While Small has been a frequent paper chairs collaborator, this is the company's first time to produce one of her plays. It is also the first play ever produced in The Austin Public, a media and film studio on Austin's East side. The venue works as a perfect setting for this play which exists between live television and a daydream. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents CITY OF ANGELS 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, brings "City of Angels" back to the stage. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, "City of Angels" chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to write a screenplay of one of his detective novels. Each scene he writes comes to life on stage, starring his hardboiled detective alter-ego, Stone. As Stone's life in the film plot gets more complicated, so does Stine's personal and professional life, until the point when the two plots intersect.  The amazing double score and story do what all good movies should, eventually winding up to two happy endings. (more...)

First-Row Orchestra Seats on Sale for Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the entire first row of orchestra seating for all announced performances of Hello, Dolly! has just gone on sale to the general public.  (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SUNSET BOULEVARD Returns!
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close and company are in previews for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016, winning an Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.) (more...)

Cast Announced for Hulu's Highly Anticipated Project MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The wait is over. Marvel has found their RUNAWAYS. Marvel Television announced today the first group of young actors has been set for MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS the highly anticipated project with popular streaming service, Hulu (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Where Is Alex???
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 3, 2017

Thursday's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY entitled “Jukebox Hero” explores how those who we may see as heroes all have their flaws if we look close enough. More on that later though…the real question is WHERE IS ALEX???!!! (more...)

VIDEO: Paul Thomas Ryan Performs McCasland's THE FALLING MAN from THE BONE ORCHARD MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. (more...)

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company and Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company - performing in a cabaret benefit, CSU's AHA! Festival, and a summer season at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Silent Screen Star Hits the Road in SUNSET BOULEVARD; UK Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian will present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, SUNSET BOULEVARD will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September), before touring the UK and Ireland. See the tour schedule below, with more dates to be announced soon. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Florida Premiere of THE LOVE NOTE at Rise Above Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Rise Above Performing Arts will present The Florida Premiere of The Love Note this February at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center in Sarasota Florida. The musical that features book, music and lyrics by Gail Phaneuf made its Off Broadway debut in November 2014 at The Actors Temple Theatre. (more...)

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