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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

Amazon Music to Release Soundtrack for New Original Kids Series THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

On September 2, Amazon Music will release the soundtrack to the first season of the new Amazon Original Kids Series, THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW. (more...)

Single Tickets to Wharton Center's 2016-17 Season on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Individual tickets for many of Wharton Center's 2016-2017 season shows go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces September and October 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Center for Jewish History has announced its September and October 2016 Programs. Highlights include programs focused on "Blood Libel;"  the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto;  a Berlin Films series; and a look at Rembrandt and the Jews. (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Original Preschool Series THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW on Prime Video, 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, The Stinky & Dirty Show, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, September 2 on Prime Video in the US and UK, and in Germany, Austria and Japan later this year. (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

Women In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On Friday night, a panel of 8 industry leaders including Ashton Applewhite, B. Harlan Boll, Jobeth Williams, Lesley Ann Warren, Kathy Griffin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Lynn Whitfield with moderator Sharon Lawrence, were brought together before an audience at the London Hotel by producers David C. Barry and Robyn Rosenfeld with the support of Women in Film for a panel on Gender Diversity and Ageism in Hollywood (more...)

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