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Theatre in Historic Places: Unbound Productions Takes MYSTERY LIT to the Santa Anita Train Depot
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 26, 2016

Back in 2008, the creators of Unbound Productions - Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack - bet that audiences were ready for something different. That's when the trio began to explore adapting classical literature to create a new kind of immersive theatre no one had seen before. You know them better as the guys who produce Wicked Lit.  (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Get into the Christmas Spirit with the West End on the Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive musical Another Night Before Christmas. (more...)

Ring in the Holiday Season with TAM's EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD…
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Start the holiday season off with a BANG. TAM's hilarious holiday extravaganza Every Christmas Story Ever Told…(and then some!) is the perfect opportunity to ring in the season that will have you laughing into the New Year! The play begins as yet another version of A Christmas Carol and takes "a wrong turn in Albuquerque" on the way to a B.H.C. (Beloved Holiday Classic) Smackdown between A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. Santy Claus, Rudolph (or in this case Gustav), the Grinch, and just about every other seasonal character makes an appearance in this fast, furious, and slightly irreverent take on holiday classics and traditions. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

McCarter Announces Bank of America as Sponsor for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

for its reimagined version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, McCarter's new production of Dickens' holiday classic runs December 9 through 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Bank of America's generous support will enable McCarter to bring the magic of the holiday season to life for thousands of families throughout the region.  (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's joyous, time-honored celebration of the true meaning of the holidays, a tradition enjoyed by multiple generations of Cincinnatians each year, returns for its 26th season as U.S. Bank presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The beloved, iconic story will be performed Nov. 23 through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre. (more...)

Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Columbus this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

An annual tradition for more than 30 years, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan brings Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol back to Columbus over Thanksgiving weekend. This timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his search for the true spirit of Christmas captures every detail of the classic holiday tale, from the spine-chilling ghosts to the gorgeous renditions of traditional British carols. Crotchety Scrooge, lovable Tiny Tim, and all the fascinating characters that audiences have come to love make it a treasured kick off to the holiday season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Theatre Three announces the annual return engagement of its New Year's staple I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change from December 29, 2016 to February 12, 2017 in the downstairs Theatre Too space. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietroand music by Jimmy Roberts, this celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws, newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the 'seasoned citizen' set.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Dalton Allison - Meet the Carolers: Ebenezer Scrooge (John Patrick Cleary)
by Guest Blogger: Dalton Allison - Oct 24, 2016

As a member of the cast of A Christmas Carol, I am able to get to know the actors that get to grace the stage beside me better than most people. In Meet the Carolers, I try to bring the actors to you, so you can know these special people like I do. This week, you get to meet John Patrick Cleary, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Freeform Announces 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas' Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Put down the dish towel, stop the cooking and cleaning and come get filled up on Freeform's annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” programming celebration, starting Thanksgiving Day (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre to Present Two Holiday Radio Plays in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Spotlight Theatre Company presents 'It's A Wonderful Life: a live radio play' and 'A Christmas Carol: a live radio play' by Joe Landry and Kevin Connors, a delightful holiday repertory! Directed by Andy Anderson and Kris Graves, the shows run November 18 - December 18, 2016. (more...)

Classic Retelling A DICKENS TALE Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series are bringing the spirit of Christmas to the stage on Saturday, November 19 at 11am and 2pm with "A Dickens Tale" - a retelling of the beloved Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Jarvis Antonio Green to Lead CHOIR BOY for JAG Productions & ArtisTree
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

???????Jarvis Antonio Green is leading a cast of Broadway veterans and emerging New York theater artists in the Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's timely play Choir Boy. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Van Wezel 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

A Christmas Carol returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, December 21at 8PM. This production features the beloved Charles Dickens classic tale exquisitely, brought to life by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The lavish, full-scale Broadway-style production features twenty-three performers combined with a magical set. Timeless carols such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Away In A Manger" are interwoven within the story of tight-fisted middle class merchant Ebenezer Scrooge and all the other much-loved characters from Dickens' 1843 novel, reminding us of the necessity of good will! (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (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...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

Chicago Theater Works Presents a Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

This holiday season, it will be Scrooge's chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Chicago Theater Works announced this week that it will host a Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge with seven performances December 8- 23, at the Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in its 40th year, this version of A Christmas Carol-adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff-stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol runs November 25-December 24, 2016 at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco).  (more...)

Enjoy Food, Family, Theatre and Fun for the Holidays at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre celebrates the holiday season with festive events and fun for the whole family. Join Drury Lane for a spook-tacular Halloween Party, enjoy a lavish feast during Thanksgiving Brunch and catch up with friends and family on chilly days with Holiday Afternoon Tea service. (more...)

BWW Interview - Ben Vereen Talks 'ROCKY HORROR', Return to Broadway & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2016

Today, stage legend Ben Vereen talks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about 'having a ball' during the filming of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! (more...)

42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

San Francisco's leading musical theatre company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas as the 42nd Street Moon's new Executive Directors. Daren and Daniel will assume the leadership of all artistic and administrative operations of 42nd Street Moon as the company continues to enrich and embolden its mission as it continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the Bay Area performing arts community. (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE OTHER PLACE at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season has opened with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production continues through October 30th. Scroll down to see photos of the production! (more...)

Theater J Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

One of the most talked about new plays in American theater makes its DC premiere this Fall. Theater J will present Lucas Hnath's critically acclaimed The Christians, November 16 - December 11. (more...)

Clive Barker's PARADISE STREET Comes to EXIT Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

This December, EXIT Theatre presents the American Premiere of a truly unusual Christmas play by Clive Barker, best-selling author and mastermind behind cult films Hellraiser and Candyman. Stuart Bousel directs Barker's play  about England's greatest monarch, the search for meaning in a godless world, and STDs. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A holiday classic fit for the entire family, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns to Aurora Theatre this holiday season, November 25 -December 23! The timeless tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Anthony Rodriguez) and his quest for forgiveness unfolds in an unforgettable journey of transformation through Christmas past, present and future. Deemed one of the greatest Christmas stories of all time, audiences of all ages will delight in the spirit of the season as they revisit the splendor of what makes this production a holiday tradition! (more...)

James Seabright Presents The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

This Christmas, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour take over The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo for a strictly limited four-week run with their unique take on Charles Dickens' timeless tale. (more...)

Bilston Operatic Company Present MADNESS MUSICAL OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Bilston Operatic Company return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this November with OUR HOUSE following the huge success of last year's production of Hairspray. The musical, featuring the music of Madness, opens on Tuesday 15 November. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Stage WEST SIDE STORY This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) proudly presents the beloved musical classic, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Photo Flash: PCRT Presents MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the classic musical My Fair Lady with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. This lyrical play tells a tale of resilience in the face of tragedy when a young man's life is taken and his family is left without answers. Lee's brownsville song (b-side for tray) delivers a message of hope that will challenge and move audiences. Playing October 11-30, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO SHOW to Return to Theatre Three This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Last year's holiday hit A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show will return to Theatre Too, downstairs at Theatre Three for a limited engagement from November 25 to December 11, 2016. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Patti Colombo, THE WIZARD OF OZ begins previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miche, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. (more...)

BWW Interview: CABARET's Andrea Goss
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Oct 10, 2016

BWW Interview with Andrea Goss, the lead of Roundabout Theatre's national tour of CABARET, says this production brings a real understanding and grittiness to the experience of Berlin in early 1930s Germany that still resonates with today's world. (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.  With an infuriated 'Bah! Humbug!' Scrooge expresses his feelings on Christmas tidings and charity, but he's soon forced to face his selfish ways.   (more...)

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