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Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand! (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.) at Know Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is moving beyond the walls of its intimate theatre to stage a special presentation of the Greek tragedy Antigone for three performances only on May 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 pm. Translated and adapted by 2016-2017 ETC Acting Apprentice Griff Bludworth, and directed by Ben Raanan, ANTIGONE (born against.) is a modern retelling of the defiant heroine. Due to the renovations of ETC's stage now underway, performances of this contemporized Greek story will be held at Know Theatre of Cincinnati and will feature ETC's 2016-2017 Professional Acting Apprentice Company. (more...)

The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Samantha Hill, Jeremy Morse and More Set for Staged Readings of F*CK MARRY KILL
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre announced today that FUCK MARRY KILL (FMK), a Jacobean revenge comedy set in suburban Connecticut, would perform readings open to industry professionals on May 22nd and 23rd. The play was written by James Presson and will be directed by Sash Bischoff. It was previously developed at the Lincoln Center Lab. (more...)

SHN Announces Harry POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

SHN announced today that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert will be coming to Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8pm and Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1pm as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature a live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences can relive the magic of the entire film in high definition on a 40-foot screen while the orchestra performs every note of John Williams' unforgettable score to picture live on stage. SHN is proud to be the official ticketing partner in San Francisco. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of KING KONG at Waterloo Station
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

As rehearsals start today, final casting is announced for the world premiere of King Kong, who will bring terror - and laughter -  to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station from Thursday 22 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS in Concert at NJPAC On Sale 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce an additional performance of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 pm at NJPAC in Newark. Limited tickets are still available for the previously announced October 28 matinee at 2 pm. The NJSO will perform John Williams' unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise, while the film plays in high-definition on a giant screen. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with 'JOSEPH' at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand. Get a behind the scenes look at the show in the video below! (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Theatre In The Heights presents JUST SAY YES
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Needing to prove his theories work in order to get his career back on track, an author of books on success through self-confidence picks the world's biggest loser and tries to make him a winner (ala My Fair Lady). (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Penfold to Return to Round Rock with Free AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Penfold Theatre Company presents Around the World in 80 Days free-of-charge June 1-24 at the Round Rock Amphitheater. (more...)

Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison Star in FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK AND DELORES DELRUBIO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

THE FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK & DELORES DELRUBIO to Hit 17 Cities
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT Adds Second Show in Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the North Carolina Symphony will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on September 15 & 16, 2017 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 29, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Shea's 710 Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Shea's 710 Theatre is proud to announce the 2017 -18 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Outdoor Shakespeare at The Mount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin, and performed outside at The Dell at The Mount. This magical favorite, presented by Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Education Tour and Riotous Youth Faculty, runs from July 11 to August 19, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KING KONG Parody at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Meet the cast with the first production photos released for the world premiere of King Kong, which is bringing terror - and laughter - to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station! (more...)

The Wick Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The Wick Theatre (www.thewick.org) recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. The Boca Raton theatre's fifth season opens with the modern classic The Drowsy Chaperone and then moves into three productions audiences have embraced as both film and stage productions including A Wonderful Life, based on the beloved Frank Capra film; Singin' in the Rain, the quintessential MGM movie musical and the classic, Brigadoon. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jun 22, 2017

Madison is about to witness a brand new theatre experience--combining cinema with live music this weekend as the Overture Center hosts Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in concert. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¬ĺ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced¬†the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¬ĺ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Closes Strong 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting today that its 2016-17 season closed on a strong financial footing despite recent pressures on the Houston economy. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES Adds A 3rd Show in Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

As part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts will host the Raleigh premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone In Concert on Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in high definition on a 40-foot screen while the North Carolina Symphony performs every note of John Williams' unforgettable score to picture live on stage.  (more...)

THE BIRDS Opens at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Conor McPherson's chilling and suspenseful thriller, THE BIRDS (from a story by Daphne DuMaurier) on its Main Stage from June 23 through July 30. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Special Summer Sunday Matinees at 4 pm at the Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7th Street in Santa Paula, CA 93060. Tickets are $24.00 for adults and $22 for Seniors and Students and can be purchased online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling the SPTC Box Office at 805.525.4645. (more...)

Possum Point Players Second Call For 2018 Directors; Deadline Set for 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Possum Point Players are still seeking directors for their 2018 Main Stage Season.  Director Selection Chair Jim Hartzell has set a deadline of July 1 for submission of application forms. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for BANDSTAND. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Choreography, BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bandstand. Mr. Blankenbuehler won a 2008 Tony Award for his choreography in the Tony Award winning Best Musical In The Heights (also Lortel Award, Outer Critics Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography). He also choreographed the Broadway revival of The Apple Tree. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 1, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI (more...)

World-Class Teaching Lineup Announced for Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Young Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces a world-class lineup of teaching artists for 2017-18 Young Company, the one-of-a-kind youth program that has kids tell their own stories through theatre and stay connected with MRT all year long. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (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...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

It's Christmas in July for DreamWrights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts received a generous gift of support. Andrew Koplitz, Assistant Business Services Partner for York Traditions Bank, presented a $3000 check to Ann Davis, Executive Director of DreamWrights. With this EITC funding, York Traditions Bank will be the sole sponsor of It's A Wonderful Life.  (more...)

Wick Theatre Replaces A WONDERFUL LIFE with SHE LOVES ME, Honors Legacy of Michael Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Wick Theatre announced a change in the line-up for the upcoming 2017-2018 production season.  An unexpected issue with production rights has forced the company to replace A Wonderful Life with She Loves Me.   (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Shilvock, Part 2: Leadership, Creating a New Canon, and Sustainability
by Erica Miner - Jul 10, 2017

The quest for power, the greed for success and frenzy of people coming together trying to find quick wealth (more...)

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