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Burbank International Film Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2016 program including numerous world premieres, and a record-breaking 750 submissions from independent filmmakers representing more than 31 countries. Now in its 8th year, the Burbank International Film Festival will increase the number of screenings to more than 150 films at the Burbank AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank from Wednesday, September 7th, through Sunday, September 11th, 2016. (more...)

Shuffle to NJ for the 7th Annual Jersey Tap Fest This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates its seventh year, August 11-14, in Roselle Park and Bloomfield, NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: A Wondrous New World Washes Ashore in CCTC's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristen Morale - Jun 29, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company (CCTC), home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is now celebrating its 65th season with a beautiful rendition of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on Anderson's story and the original Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright and hereby directed/choreographed by the incredibly gifted Ethan Paulini, CCTC's production of The Little Mermaid is really quite a wonderful collection of profound moments of storytelling. (more...)

Parson's Nose to Host a Free Reading of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, is pleased to present a 'radio style' reading of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Our Town. (more...)

Official: Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

PROMISES, PROMISES, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

Kelrik Productions to Present WILLY WONKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

From the Producers of PETER PAN, SHREK and DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Kelrik Productions returns to the Spanos Theatre with a sticky-sweet confection of 'Pure Imagination' in Roald Dahl's timeless story, WILLY WONKA! (more...)

City Lights to Stage Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This summer, City Lights' intimate theater will be bursting with the powerful music and perpetually youthful rage of Green Day's American Idiot. Based on the hit album, this punk-rock musical promises to be even more electric than usual-up close in a 100-seat theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOOD DEVIL (IN SPITE OF HIMSELF) at WSC Avant Bard
by Roger Catlin - Jun 23, 2016

It turns out that there's a reason that WSC Avant Bard's production of The Good Devil (In Spite of Himself starts 15 minutes late. The actors who are running frantically back and forth for last minute details and consultation are actually already in character. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW Interview: The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender Parity
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Winkler saw interest in her work increase dramatically when a play was placed on The Kilroys' The List (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. In 2009, Way Off Broadway was one of the very first theatres in the country to receive the rights to produce The Wedding Singer, an 80's inspired musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler film. In recent seasons, the theatre, the Frederick -area's only year-round professional producing theatre, has produced several movies-turned-musicals. In fact, the 2013 Season was named "Hollywood Meets Broadway," all of the shows having been hits on the silver screen and Broadway stage. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Be Broadcast Live in Theaters Worldwide Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast Romeo and Juliet to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End's Garrick Theatre at 19:00 on Thursday 7 July. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer & Teaser for Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET, Hitting U.S. Cinemas This Week
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

Captured live from London's Garrick Theatre and presented in high-contrast black and white, Fathom Events will present Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's modern take on Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMOE AND JULIET in a special one-night event on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. local time across the U.S. Below, watch a teaser for the event featuring a group of teenagers retelling the romantic tale in their own words, plus check out the trailer for the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Hiddelston Talks About HIGH RISE
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 6, 2016

Tom Hiddleston and Director Ben Wheatley talk about the script, the cast, and the infamous nude sunbathing scene. (more...)

Synaptive Medical Receives Health Canada Approval for BrightMatter Guide: a Surgical Navigation Solution
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at MR. TOOLE at Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Mr. Toole, a new play written by award-winning playwright Vivian Neuwirth made its World Premiere at The Midtown International Theatre Festival on July 21st. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, this play is a deeply personal reflection on the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, 'A Confederacy of Dunces.' The play was inspired by Vivian's time as a student of Mr. Toole's at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Life According To Saki
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Jessica Lazar director of Life According to Saki ahead of its run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

TEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its popular new works series, HVSF2. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES at Millbrook Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 26, 2016

Rock of Ages runs July 29 through Aug. 7. Evening performances are July 29, 30 - 31 and Aug. 3-6 at 7:30 and Matinees are July 31 and Aug. 3 and 7 at 2:00pm. (more...)

Independent Theatre Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Having started the year with a hugely successful production of that most famous of plays - Hamlet, Independent Theatre is now turning its sights on one of the American theatre's best-loved comedies - Thornton Wilder's 1954 Edinburgh Festival hit - the Matchmaker. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open tonight, July 22, and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip! (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

New Musical SUPER! to Save the Day at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SUPER!, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Michael Krueger will return to New York at the New York Fringe Festival this coming summer. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Hilarious Production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Chris Gibson - Jul 17, 2016

I grew up looking forward to the weekend, because that's when channel 30 would broadcast 'Chiller Theater', providing a burgeoning horror fan like myself with the chance to view all the creepy classics that sprang from the loins of Universal Studios during the 1930's and 40's. I was a preteen when YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN played at the Westport cinema for a year! Yeah, movies used to actually do that. So, it was a genuine treat to see one of my favorite monsters lovingly parodied by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. And, it was with much anticipation that I looked forward to seeing the musical version of this beloved comedy from my childhood on the grand stage of The Muny. I think it's an extremely entertaining show, filled with a plethora of familiar gags, as well as some outstanding performances. This well cast and delightfully staged production is full of gorgeously spooky scenery and fun musical numbers, and I highly recommend that everyone catch this particular presentation, because it's far and away more humorous and spirited than the touring show that came through several years ago. (more...)

Pirates to Drop Anchor with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE at Asheville Creative Arts on August 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger, with resident artists Jonesalee, announce the continuation of Asheville Creative Arts' (ACA) 4th season with the swash-buckling musical, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based upon the book by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon, directed and choreographed by Robbie Jaeger, with assistant direction and stage management by Katie Jones. (more...)

PRIVACY's Daniel Radcliffe to Kick Off The Public's 2016 Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2016 Fall Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Booking opens today and the creative team is announced for the first major London production of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

'MY NAME IS GIDEON' to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

After traveling across New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Germany, England and Scotland, Gideon Irving returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his solo show, My Name Is Gideon - Songs, Space Travel, and Everything In-Between. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Return to NYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Ernest Barzaga presents a revival of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - Jul 12, 2016

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

BWW Review: Off The Wall Theatre Revisits the Human Condition in Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 1, 2016

Long ago and far away in an ice age near the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey, playwright Thornton Wilder placed the supposedly All American Antrobus family-two adults, two children and their luscious looking maid. They survive dinosaurs and disasters in The Skin of Our Teeth, Wilder's Pulitzer Prize Winning 1942 play at Off the Wall Theater (OTW) through July 3. Artistic Director Dale Gutzman assembles an eclectic, extensive cast transcending the floods, hurricanes, war and 5000 years of marriage, a true miracle, to relate Wilder's menagerie of time frames and philosophical journeys on how the human species copes over centuries. (more...)

Write Out Loud to Present 100 Years of Roald Dahl!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

WRITE OUT LOUD - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience, is excited to collaborate with San Diego organizations Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl - on Sunday, September 18th in Balboa Park from 10am - 5pm. (more...)

BWW Review: When Fantasy Goes Too Far...Public Citizen Theatre's THE MAIDS
by Krista Garver - Aug 9, 2016

Portland has a new theatre company! Public Citizen Theatre is the mostly crowdfunded passion project of Amanda Mehl and Aaron Filyaw. For their first production they've chosen Jean Genet's 1947 play THE MAIDS, a sadomasochistic look at domestic servitude, based on the true story of the Papin sisters and translated by Martin Crimp. (more...)

Los Angeles Revival of Arthur Kopit's ROAD TO NIRVANA Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater is proud to announce its next production, Road to Nirvana, by Arthur Kopit.  Kopit's hilarious and irreverent comedy asks how far people will go in pursuit of fame and fortune. The play runs fromSeptember 15 to October 15, 2016.  Managing Artistic Director Don K. Williams will direct. Williams recently directed the Harold Clurman Lab Theater's Ovation-nominated productions of Lebensraum and Long Way Go Down. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MATCHMAKER Is A Laughter-Filled Night Out
by Barry Lenny - Aug 8, 2016

Horace Vandergelder gets more than he bargained for when Dolly Levi finds him a wife. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 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. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends Through End of August at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

City Lights Theater Company is extending the run of its hit rock musical Green Day's American Idiot. While the show was originally set to close Aug. 21, the company has added five performances: at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 24-27; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. (more...)

Gallery Exhibition Celebrates Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has commissioned New York-based photographer Ashley Garrett to create a photographic portrait of each cast member for its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Theatrefy Your Summer
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Aug 2, 2016

Summer is for friends, family, fun times, and fearing reading assignments. In the months of schoolless weekdays, some of us thespians do summer theatre camps, in and out of town. Some take master classes, or perform in mainstage theatre shows, or rehearse for show choirs or Thespian troupes. If you're an older theatre kid like me, there's also college-searching to be done. (more...)

Photographer Ashley Garrett to Present OUR TOWN Photo Exhibit, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

(Cold Spring, NY – August 2, 2016) Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has commissioned New York-based photographer Ashley Garrett to create a photographic portrait of each cast member for its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The photographs will also be exhibited as a collection titled “This Is the Way We Were,” and will be on exhibition at Cold Spring's Gallery 66 from August 5 - August 28, 2016. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Brad Fryman Joins Cast of Twelfth Night at Old Stone House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

LanDan Consulting has announced that Brad Fryman (Artistic Director - Oberon Theatre) will take on the role of Toby Belch in South Brooklyn Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' directed by Paul Molnar and Dee Byrd-Molnar. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

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