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Theatre Producer James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group as Executive Counsellor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

Watch New MARVEL'S INHUMANS Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A new MARVEL'S INHUMANS trailer was revealed today at SDCC. The highly anticipated new Marvel television series will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. T (more...)

Birmingham Festival Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Birmingham Festival Theatre has just announced its 2017-18 season! Below are descriptions for each show. The website is currently under a redesign. Stay tuned for Season Ticket deals!  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

BWW Interview: Behind the Scenes with Lara Ganz's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 20, 2017

Theatre Palisades Youth invites you to 'be their guest' for a special presentation of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. opening July 28th at Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. Forty members of the youth theatre group are getting ready to tell the tale of an adventurous young girl and a prince trapped under a spell who find that the power of love can overcome any evil. Director Lara Ganz helms the production and lets us in on the behind-the-scenes worKings in this charming interview. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare in High Park Thrills with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT
by Taylor Long - Jul 20, 2017

Some shows are born great, some shows achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Presented by Canadian Stage, Shakespeare's King LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT are in the hands of a phenomenal group of artists - who thrust greatness on them six nights a week. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience worKing collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Sinead Cusack Joins Ian Mckellen in KING LEAR at The Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Daily Mail has reported that Sinead Cusack is set to star alongside Sir Ian McKellen an upcoming production of Shakespeare's King Lear. Cusack will portray Lear's loyal courtier Kent. The Mail describes her approach as playing the Earl as 'an Angela Merkel-esque, straight-talKing woman.' (more...)

Hundreds of Voices to Raise in Song for Bo®te Millennium Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Goanna band's 1980s hit song Solid Rock performed in Pitjantjatjara by a 225-voice choir will be one of the many spine-tingling highlights of a most extraordinary and moving concert on Sunday 20th August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

BWW Review: CLO's NEWSIES Out and On a Mission
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 20, 2017

In a news story, the lede is the captivating opening paragraph, the exciting exposition that locks the reader's eyes to the text and incites them to continue on. The Disney musical Newsies finds its lede in leading paperboy Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro), an unknowing hero who rallies his fellow paperboy troops to strike and protest Joseph Pulitzer's increased newspaper bundle cost of 10 cents. Delivering that with 1899 styles of dress, heavy New York accents, and large dance numbers, Mr. Barreiro and the cast of Disney's Newsies create a hot-off-the-press energized performance. (more...)

Swearingen and Kelli's New Album 'The Marrying Kind' Is Out Tomorrow
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Americana husband-and-wife duo Swearingen and Kelli are set to release their sophomore album, The Marrying Kind, on July 21, 2017.  Unafraid of spilling their guts in their music, the Florida-based twosome of AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli presents 12 songs that challenge the listener to explore life's hard questions while embracing what you have in the moment.   (more...)

BWW Interview: TJ Jones IS The King for Centre Stage's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Neil Shurley - Jul 20, 2017

'I hope the old will reminisce, the young will find interest in these characters, and everybody will wanna just dance.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE King & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CHICAGO, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

Forest Whitaker to Guest Star on EMPIRE
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor, director and producer Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Arrival,” “Lee Daniels' The Butler”) will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on EMPIRE, beginning this fall on FOX. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING MONA LISA at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Jul 20, 2017

You think the Mona Lisa's smirKing? Well, so do I. She's got that tight little smile because she's survived 450 years of slightly perverted adoration culminating in being whacked by a tossed rock. (more...)

Noel Sullivan & More Join John Owen Jones in TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL at Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Survival, romance and atonement in a diverse community: Tiger Bay the Musical, takes place in what was once the most cosmopolitan port in the world, Cardiff Bay. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica. (more...)

The Crusade of Connor Stephens Partners with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action For Special Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Off-Broadway's The Crusade of Connor Stephens is proud to partner with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action for an illuminating night of theater and conversation. Discussion topics will include the importance of theater reflecting current headlines, the work that Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action are currently doing, and why The Crusade of Connor Stephens has relevance in today's society. (more...)

Empire State Building And iHeartHedia Premiere New Music-To-Light Show Featuring The King Of Bachata Romeo Santos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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BWW Review: Oscar Isaac Stars in Sam Gold's Jaunty Rendering of HAMLET
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2017

Though your ticket says you're seated at The Public's Anspacher Theater, don't be surprised if once director Sam Gold's jaunty mounting of Shakespeare's Hamlet shifts into gear, you find yourself wondering if you may have stumbled into some indie production playing in the back room of a hipster bar on the Brooklyn side of the L train. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Tom Ballard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Tom Ballard about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Problematic. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

THE PIGEON KING Comes to the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The world premiere of The Pigeon King is the third show on Blyth Festival's playbill this summer and tells the tale of Arlan Galbraith, the self-proclaimed Pigeon King who was convicted of fraud in a Waterloo Court and sentenced to seven years for his preposterous Pigeon Ponzi scheme. The Pigeon King is a collaboration featuring original music all created by The Company. Directed by Severn Thompson, the show plays from August 9 to September 23.  It's a country parable for our times, reminding us that what takes flight always comes home to roost. (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher On COMING CLEAN
by Guest Blog: Adam Spreadbury-Maher - Jul 20, 2017

I wanted to direct Coming Clean for the King's Head Theatre because I think it's a beautiful piece of work by a wonderful playwright. I'm astonished that it's not had a major London revival in the 35 years since the original production at the Bush Theatre and wanted, in the 50th anniversary month of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, to introduce it to a whole new generation. (more...)

Xfinity Creates Game of Thrones and more -Inspired TV Diner Pop-Up for Comic Con
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Comcast's Xfinity brand brings together the best TV experiences all in one place and to celebrate, they've recreated sets from Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black and Marvel's Luke Cage. (more...)

SRO Theatre Company presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season, it's 33rd,  opens with The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce that follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience worKing collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Jerry Lee Lewis to Play B.B. King's in NYC, Honored by Country Artists on Skyville Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time greatest singer-songwriters, musicians and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n' roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues. (more...)

John Minnock to Continue EVERY DAY BLUES Next Month at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on cabaret classics, is proud to continue his 'Every Day Blues' series at The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd St., on Saturday, August 12th at 9:30pm. The evening will feature guest vocalist Lynda D'Amour and guest pianist Bill Duffy. (more...)

Legendary Shack Shakers to Release AFTER YOU'VE GONE Album This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Legendary Shack Shakers, the band Stephen King described as dynamite and guitar legend Jeff Beck called 'a cross between the Yard Birds and the Sex Pistols,' are back with a new album, After You've Gone, with an international release scheduled for August 25, 2017 on Last Chance Records. (more...)

Raue Center Announces New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce their new Cabaret Series! Patrons are invited to come experience a more intimate evening at Raue Center with this new series, which kicks off with "The Real Royal Family: Kings and Queens of the Music Industry" at 8 p.m. on August 12, 2017. (more...)

Announcing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In celebration of Shakespeare in High Park's 35th anniversary season and Canada's 150th, Canadian Stage is proud to announce a series of free events taKing place at the High Park Amphitheatre throughout the month of August, including a showcase of new short plays by the participants of Territorial Tales, the company's 2017 Youth Engagement Project; a Community Citizenship Ceremony, and a Global Village Family Festival. (more...)

Scoop: OWN August 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on OWN August 2017 Highlights (more...)

Houston Early Music presents Majesty, Myth and Mystery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Houston Early Music will bring the vitality, adventure and beauty of long-ago eras to life in coming months when it presents its 2017-2018 concert series. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present Real Live Theatre's THE LIFE AND DEATH OF QUEEN MARGARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

During the 100 Years' War between England and France, just after the time of Joan of Arc, a young French princess is torn from her home and sent to a foreign land to become its queen. Surrounded by powerful men who resent her and coupled with a King both weak-willed and prone to madness, she forms an alliance with her new lover to take down critics and seize control of the Kingdom. When battle lines are drawn, can she lead the country in war and protect the crown for herself, her King, and her heirs? (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

17TH ANNUAL HELPMANN AWARDS Take Place Monday 24 July at Capitol Theatre Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 24 July at 7.00pm at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney on the set of 'Kinky Boots'. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry, and recognises distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. (more...)

Cherry Poppins Productions to Present Burlesque Journey in SHAKESLESQUE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

At this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Cherry Poppins Productions shocked, and awed audiences with their immersive and satirical, musical theatre burlesque journey through the swirling head of "William Sexspeare'. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for The MAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Falwell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage hosts a Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez and More Set for Halloran Centre Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Today, the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum revealed the lineup for the second annual On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series. Beginning in September and running through April 2018, 10 artists will take the stage in the intimate 361-seat theatre. These multi-talented solo, duo, and ensemble acts represent more than eight different genres, providing something for every music lover.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Shower Playlists, Dueling Carol Channings, and Beat Boxing
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 19, 2017

The return of Freddie Martinez, Kevin's strange obsession Rob's shower playlist, Kevin abuses the word 'kiki,' the correct way to listen to a cast recording is debated, Kevin is attacked by a Fantastick mosquito, Bert from Mary Poppins becomes a theatre cat, Rob celebrates being a Quilter, Carol Channing is The King of Siam, Rob breaks out a Yul Brenner & Rob & Kevin have dueling Channings, plus the beat boxing of John Bucchino and Friends. (more...)

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Bring Rock & Blues to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band brings its signature blend of rock and blues to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Announces 2018 Show Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Vicky's of Santa Fe located on Highway 111 & Club Drive in Indian Wells will host the 2018 Show Supper Club Series. (more...)

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