Renaissance House Writer's Retreat to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Readers of all ages, races and backgrounds are invited by Renaissance House: Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha's Vineyard to celebrate Independence Day by being a part of one of the most powerful speeches of all time in America --"What Does the Fourth of July Mean to the Negro?" by legendary human rights activist Frederick Douglass taking place at the historic Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs on Monday, July 4 at 12:00noon. It's free to the public. (more...)

Boston Children's Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire Event, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Boston Children's Museum announced that major sponsors have signed on for the first Boston Mini Maker Faire event on Saturday July 23, 2016. Sponsors include Google, CBS4 Boston, National Grid, Velcro Companies, Autodesk, Vertex, MAKE Magazine. A diverse group of 'Makers' will inspire and inform visitors with exhibits incorporating robots, LEGO, science, boat building, Japanese wood working, art, design and more. Maker exhibitors include NOVA and Design Squad Global from WGBH; Design Museum Boston; Boston University's FIRST Robotics Team; Museum of Science; Einstein's Workshop; EASE Lab at Olin College of Engineering; Google Making and Science; Artisan's Asylum. The Boston Mini Maker Faire will be held outside of the Museum on Fort Point Channel. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Julia Udine to Rejoin THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA announces the return of Julia Udine to the national tour.  Ms. Udine will resume performances as 'Christine Daae,' the role which she created for the national tour and most recently starred as on Broadway, for the Washington DC engagement at the Kennedy Center July 13-August 20 and the Denver engagement at Buell Hall August 25-September 11.  Katie Travis will return to the role in the fall. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 2-8
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jul 8, 2016

Too sad about the principles leaving HAMILTON that you can't focus on anything else? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS,  DUST CAN'T KILL ME at NYMF, Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison with The New York Pops and SO much more!  (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals for DUST CAN'T KILL ME at NYMF
by Walter McBride - Jul 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld takes you inside rehearsals for DUST CAN'T KILL ME before performances begin! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Home Entertainment Rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT Movie Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired North American home entertainment rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT movie series, which includes THE ULTIMATE GIFT (2006), THE ULTIMATE LIFE (2013) and the third and most recent entry, THE ULTIMATE LEGACY (2017). (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

The LIVINGroom to Host Block Party at Stage 773, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the July installment of its 2016 solo performance series at Stage 773. Solo artists Mike Haverty, Jennifer Kiehl, Sarah McCarten, Tyler Anthony Smith, David Stobbe and Anna Wolfe return to The LIVINGroom. Kyle Hamlin joins the LIVINGroom lineup for the first time on Sunday, July 10. Live music by Van Ferdinand will underscore the performance, which is directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Abigail Phelps. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by - Jul 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, July 20, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by - Jul 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, July 20, 2016! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 4-10, Featuring John Lloyd Young, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 54 Sings 1776, John Lloyd Young at 54 Below, Caroline Bowman at 54 Below, The Skivvies, with Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita, and More, and Tony Yazbeck in 'The Floor Above Me'. (more...)

Horror Comedy FEAR, INC, Starring Abigail Breslin, to Hit All VOD Platforms This October
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Electric Entertainment has acquired all media rights for the U.S. and Canada for the self-aware horror comedy FEAR, INC., it was announced today by Dean Devlin, President and CEO of the company. (more...)

Colton Haynes to Guest Star on Second Season of FOX's SCREAM QUEENS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Colton Haynes will guest star in a mystery role in the second season of SCREAM QUEENS, premiering Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. (more...)

Amanda Horvath and Courtney Mack to Star in Underscore Theatre's TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 'knee whack' ice skating scandal. (more...)

Official Trailer Released for the New Musical Adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

A new video trailer has been released including never-before-heard score for the highly-anticipated major new musical theatre adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. In a separate video interview, George Stiles (Music) gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the trailer. Both videos are available for download. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016–17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. Both new and returning BBII dancers will perform together for the first time in First Look, a new program featuring a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. Select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students will also perform alongside BBII company members in this one-day-only performance. First Look takes place on Saturday, July 30 at 3 pm in Boston Ballet's grand rehearsal studio at its South End headquarters, which transforms into an intimate, state-of-the-art black box theater. (more...)

FOX Bursts into San Diego Comic-Con with FANFARE 2016
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

FOX bursts into SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON with an advanced screening of “THE EXORCIST” and exclusive sneak peeks at “24: LEGACY,” “PRISON BREAK,” “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” and “SON OF ZORN” (more...)

John Luther Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Bela Fleck, Steve Reich and More Set for Symphony Space in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Symphony Space, New York's "cultural town square" on the Upper West Side, is proud to announce its 38th season of innovative programming, running from September 2016 to June 2017. (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/2/2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/2/2016. (more...)

Syfy Announces LIVE FROM COMIC-CON Talent Lineup for 3-Night Event Hostedby Will Arnett
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Syfy today announced an impressive talent line-up today for the three-night event SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, hosted by film and television star Will Arnett. (more...)

HYPOCHONDRIA Set to Play at the Margo Jones Theatre, July 28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Tribe invites audiences to the world premiere of Hypochondria by Claire Carson. (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together. (more...)

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL to Close Off-Broadway, Resume This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway show, Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, which opened on July 4, will end its current run on July 24 and plans to resume performances this fall. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Shares First Look at Taylor Lautner on Set of SCREAM QUEENS
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Over the weekend, SCREAM QUEENS star Lea Michele shared a first look at the newest cast member on the set of the hit series. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Six Playwrights Included Among Amtrak's 2016-17 Residency Writers
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The selected writers will have the opportunity to work on projects of their choice on a long-distance train. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) has announced its 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for the 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. (more...)

Stage Vet Anastasia Barzee Nabs Recurring Role on The CW's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

TV, film and Broadway actress Anastasia Barzee begins a major recurring role in the final season of The CW's four-time People's Choice Award-winning series BEAUTY & THE BEAST, beginning July 21, 2016. Barzee plays Special Agent Olivia Dylan of Homeland Security. (more...)

Candoco Dance Company Present Their Autumn 2016 Programme
by Edward Baker - Jul 14, 2016

Following a highly successful and award-winning 2015 tour, Candoco Dance Company continues its 25th anniversary year with an Autumn 2016 touring programme that showcases some of the varied contemporary works in the company's repertoire. With a rotating double bill ranging from the reimagining of Trisha Brown's classic choreography to improvisation inspired by a documentary film, Candoco demonstrates its commitment to presenting diverse programmes from the playful to the poignant. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

AMC Releases FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Key Art for Comic-Con International
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

AMC released today FEAR THE WALKING DEAD key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2016 as well as two first-look photos from the second half of season two, which returns Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

NBC & Universal Television Unveil 2016 Comic-Con Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

NBC and Universal Television return to San Diego Comic-Con with all-star panels for its new and returning shows, including this fall's new action-adventure series “Timeless” and freshman comedy “The Good Place,” (more...)

Cast Complete for Andrew Bovell's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After a hugely successful and critically acclaimed world premiere season in Adelaide, Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True will have its UK premiere in September this year, for which the full cast has been announced. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program. (more...)

Possum Point Players Juniors to Present CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

The junior affiliate of the Possum Point Players and the director of its summer show, Devon Lynch of Georgetown have released the cast for the organization's upcoming performances of the musical Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.  Scheduled for July 21, 22 and 23 at 7 PM and July 24 at 2 PM. at a general admission ticket price of $12.00, tickets can be purchased on line at www.possumpointplayers.org ,the Possum Point Players ticket line at (302) 856-4560 or purchased at the door provided the show is not sold out.  PPP recommends ticket purchasers get their tickets ahead of time. (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Media Theatre Announces 2016' Vocalist' Contestants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

You don't have to go to NYC to find talented young up and coming performers. The Media Theatre's summer 'Vocalist' and 'Vocalist Junior' events allow local youth to shine on stage each Wednesday and Sunday night from July 6 through August 14. (more...)

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Play Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

"Two monsters of the banjo," (NPR), Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn join forces in a tremendous pickin' party at Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater on July 28. Washburn's old-time style and Fleck's bluegrass-jazz-and-beyond virtuosity blend seamlessly together as they add acoustic wizardry to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series. Show starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets: 435-655-3114 or www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org. (more...)

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