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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Jackson, MS (more...)

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Slated For West End Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which will open for a pre West End season at the Newcastle Theatre Royal (26 August to 9 September 2017), is slated for a West End opening Autumn 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY is a Wish Come True at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Oct 28, 2016

Like a juicy apple before it's riddled with poison or an unexpected feast hosted by a talking candelabra, THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY couldn't have been more delicious. (more...)

HELLO DOLLY's Bette Midler on 'Hocus Pocus': 'I Can't Understand Why There's Not a Sequel'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

In a new interview with Billboard, star of stage and screen Bette Midler discusses taking on the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Cheeky CALENDAR GIRLS Set for Rare Bay Area Run at City Lights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Why should The Full Monty have all the fun? In the warm, poignant comedy Calendar Girls, two friends rally a group of women to raise money for the local hospital after one of their husbands dies of leukemia. Their project? A tastefully nude calendar featuring the women doing ordinary chores! The calendar becomes a global sensation, but fame can strain friendships... (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Shatters Lofty Expectations
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 26, 2016

Last week, I wrote an article looking at why Central Florida's collegiate theatre programs, and in particular Theatre UCF, consistently produce content at or above the level of local professional theatres. The next night I went to see UCF's production of Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the musical adaptation of one my favorite films. So, needless to say, as I walked into the theater, my expectations were already exceptionally high. Fortunately for me, and everyone else at the sold-out performance, this incredibly talented cast not only met those expectations, but shattered them. (more...)

Rand McNally Releases 'Worldly Escapes' Travel Pictorial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Expanding its long tradition of inspiring travel content, Rand McNally has recently released Worldly Escapes, a visually stunning hardcover pictorial that takes readers on a captivating journey to more than one hundred destinations across the country and around the globe. An ideal gift, this unique book is a new way to experience some of the world's most intriguing and desirable places through the use of rich imagery. (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. The cast features ensemble member Alana Arenas as Millie, a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations, alongside ensemble members Caroline Neff and Alan Wilder with Audrey Francis and Armando Riesco. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Foothill Theatre Arts Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winning American classic OUR TOWN  by Thornton Wilder comes to life in a vibrant new production directed by Bruce McLeod for Foothill Theatre Arts.  Proclaimed 'One of the finest achievements of the current stage. (more...)

SUGAR regresa a Barcelona el 18 de noviembre
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 25, 2016

SUGAR regresa el mes que viene a Barcelona. Sera desde el 18 de noviembre y hasta el 8 de enero en el Eixample Teatre de la Ciudad Condal, protagonizado por Bealia Guerra, Xavi Duch y Ruben Yuste. (more...)

Breaking News: Glenn Close Will Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD in Spring 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today the Broadway return of three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close in her most iconic role, Norma Desmond, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical,Sunset Boulevard. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Direct from a bravura sold-out engagement earlier this year at the English National Opera (ENO), which marked Ms. Close's West End debut, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue). Directed by Lonny Price, 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. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11 am. (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Will Have You Laughing All The Way Home
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 25, 2016

Patrick Kramer's commanding performance as Frederick Frankenstein (that's 'FRONKENsteen' for the uninitiated) in the Center for the Arts' production of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is reason enough to buy a ticket (if you're lucky enough to score one - shows are playing to capacity crowds in Murfreesboro, so make your reservations yesterday), but director Renee Robinson and musical director Stephen Burnette very adroitly surround him with such strong support that the entire ensemble of Transylvanian thespians is worth the price of admission. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Meet the Family Edition Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Oct 24, 2016

The concept of family is a very large aspect of this production. The cast becomes a family through bonding; the script features two every day families. This week, we have the pleasure of meeting the Gibbs family and getting an inside look at their perspective of theatre and the production. (more...)

Tubi TV Releases New Lineup of Free Streaming Movie Offerings for November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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Tubi TV Releases New Lineup of Free Streaming Movie Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tubi TV, the largest truly free Internet TV network with no subscription fee requirement, offering instant access to premium movies and TV shows across OTT, mobile, and web devices, today announced a new slate of November movies. These audience favorites join the largest free collection of premium and unique movies and TV shows available anywhere, featuring Oscar-winning movies, Emmy-winning TV shows, classics, family and kids, telenovelas, Korean dramas, stand-up comedy, horror, and much more. (more...)

Scoop: SECRETS AND LIES on ABC - Sunday, October 23, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on SECRETS AND LIES, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 23, 2016! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Jackson, MS (more...)

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler.  (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Buckland Theatre's LUV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for LUV, the company's second production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, Nick Barber will play Milt, Elsie Bennett will play Ellen and Charles Dorfman will play Harry. Written by Murray Schisgal (best known for co-writing the screenplay for Tootsie), LUV premiered on Broadway in 1964 directed by Mike Nichols and was Tony nominated for Best Play and Best Author. LUV will play at PARK90 from 8 Decemberuntil 7 January with an official press night on 13 December. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention Opens at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10/18)
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The 27th Annual Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, kicked off on October 18, putting forth performances by some of the most iconic cabaret artists which the arena has to offer, as well as introducing new but equally captivating talent of the art form. Hosted by KT Sullivan, a cabaret stalwart herself, the evening moved briskly through an impressive 19 performers, each of whom was accompanied by their very own pianist--- if they weren't accompanying themselves, that is. (more...)

11th Annual SHRED FOR YOUR LIFE Guitar Battle Set for Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The 11th annual 'Shred For Your Life' Guitar Battle will take place on October 18th at Webster Hall (The Marlin Room). (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!, the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. (more...)

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens This November at The White Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Don't miss your opportunity to see the spectacular Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.  (more...)

Breaking News: Full Cast Announced for Bette Midler-Led HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced that, with the addition to the company of Beanie Feldstein, in the role of 'Minnie Fay,' principal casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winnerWarren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

The San Francisco Symphony Announces Annual Holiday Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!,the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. Traditional Christmas and holiday music lovers can enjoy presentations such as Handel's Messiah, Holiday Brass, and A Classic Christmas. Linda Ronstadt narrates Prokofiev'sPeter and the Wolf with the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra, Mariachi Sol De Mexico® de Jose Hernandez presents A Merri-achi Christmas, and the a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock brings its unique and uplifting holiday show. To ring in the new year, television and Broadway stars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess (of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock fame) join the SF Symphony in their first-ever concert collaboration. (more...)

ActorsNET Continues 21st Season with OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

OUR TOWN:  ActorsNET continues its 21st season with a reimagined staging of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Our Town.  Jarad Benn co-directs and stars as "The Stage Manager," who both narrates and interacts with the residents of Grover's Corners.  Eddie Honan co-directs.  The large ensemble cast includes Madison Kornarowski, Matt Robertson, Eddie Honan, Hannah Rappaport-Stein, Scott Karlin, Tami Amici, Libby Honan, Tim Brown, Sydney Gilmore, Anthony Rita, Seth Pollock, Daniel Booda, Tyler Brennan, Jim Palmer, Jim Cordingley, John Gilmore, Jack Bathke, Mollie Karlin, Rosie Karlin, Griffin Kemp, Marilyn Licciardello, Michael O'Hara and Olivia Schanbacher.  Produced by Victoria Benn.  Stage managed by Colby Langweiler.  Costume design by Ruth Schanbacher.  Lighting and set by Stephen Hoppe.  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, November 1, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 1, 2016! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: The Art of Pantomime
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Oct 17, 2016

Welcome back! This week's article features an art form that a production of Our Town would not be complete without: PANTOMIME! For those who don't know what pantomime is, I decided to give you the gift of the Oxford Dictionary definition:  (more...)

FSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce that Academy Award–winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored at the 44th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11
by Shari Barrett - Oct 16, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Jackson, MS (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: The Bootleg Theater Presents THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the world premiere of THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Act Too Pro's WILLY WONKA Opens Tuesday Night at Franklin Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2016

2013 First Night Honoree Jamey Green leads the cast of Act Too Pro's production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, opening Tuesday night, October 18, at the historic Franklin Theatre. Running through October 23, Willy Wonka follows the critically acclaimed Act Too Pro debut production of Mary Poppins, which played to capacity crowds in 2015. (more...)

Get Set to Soar IN THE HEIGHTS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Big Apple has never felt more like a small town than in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In the Heights." The Pennington Players proudly present this Tony Award-winning show at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Todays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct 14. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Amazon Orders New Original Kids Series; Greenlights Season 2 of THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Amazon today announced it has ordered two new Amazon Original Kids Series including Little Big Awesome that combines 2D animation, puppetry, and live-action; and the Emmy Award-winning Ronja the Robber's Daughter (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews today, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: In Rehearsal with Found111's FOOL FOR LOVE, Featuring RIPPER STREET Co-Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of 'The Dazzle', 'Bug' and 'Unfaithful', Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show at Found111, 'London's most fashionable pop-up theatre' - Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Announces 2016/2017 Play-by-Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company announces the titles for the fourth season of its reading series, 'Play-by-Play.' Play-by-Play provides developmental rehearsal periods for three new plays each season, with the playwright working alongside a professional director and cast for a week-long residency, culminating in three public readings of each play available to theatregoers at a very modest cost.  (more...)

Voice Theatre 2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Voice Theatre is excited to announce its 2017 season! (more...)

New Museum Announces SCAMMING THE PATRIARCHY: A YOUTH SUMMIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Since its founding in 1977, the New Museum has been dedicated to championing art as a vital social force. This fall, the New Museum's DEMOCRACY-themed R&D Season presents a series of public programs and conversations around matters of representation, suppression, constitutional protection, political identity, and activism. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Continue 40th Anniversary Season with BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Atlanta audiences are invited to explore something beyond the usual fare this holiday season: Big Fish, a magical, new 12-actor musical adaptation of the best- selling book by Daniel Wallace and hit Tim Burton film. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Today, November 1, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC today, November 1, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

New Museum Dedicates Fall Public Programs to DEMOCRACY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Since its founding in 1977, the New Museum has been dedicated to championing art as a vital social force. This fall, the New Museum's DEMOCRACY-themed R&D Season presents a series of public programs and conversations around matters of representation, suppression, constitutional protection, political identity, and activism. (more...)

New York Times Turns Down Political HELLO, DOLLY! Ad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Hello, Dolly! taught us long ago that it takes a woman to bring us the sweet things in life, but that's not a message that the New York Times is willing to put into the world this November. According to Politico, the newspaper rejected an ad from the Broadway musical for a special 'For President' section. The ad read: 'IT TAKES A WOMAN,' and included comparatively small text listing the show's opening date and website. (more...)

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