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Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Complete Lineup for Free Daily Talk Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the lineup for the fifth edition of free talk series NYFF Live during the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). HBO® is the presenting sponsor of NYFF Live, which features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions from October 1 – 14 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. (more...)

Gripping Adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the NY premiere of THE COLLECTOR, adapted from John Fowles' novel by Mark Healy, directed by Lisa Milinazzo. (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents MOBY DICK by Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present Moby Dick, a new aerial and acrobatic take on the Herman Melville novel by the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company.  The Chicago-based Lookingglass Theatre last presented on the Alliance Stage in 2010 with their imaginative production, Lookingglass Alice.  Moby Dick is adapted and directed by David Catlinand will run on the Alliance Stage October 12 - 30, 2016.  Opening night is Wednesday, October 19, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: The National Theatre's Toby Coffey on VR, 360 Film and New Ways to Tell Stories
by Marianka Swain - Sep 29, 2016

It's hard for people to grasp the possibilities of something like virtual reality or 360 film, as most don't have a frame of reference yet, so the best thing is to show them,' explains Toby Coffey, the National Theatre's Head of Digital Development. 'That's a big part of our job at the moment: inviting people into this new world.' (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

Ars Nova Extends UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Through October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, extends the sold-out, New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game to October 29. (more...)

Orpheum Family Series to Begin Next Month with CELESTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group's 2016-2017 Family Series begins with Celeste on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 PM at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. (more...)

French Art Rockers The Dukes Sign with Concrete Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Dynamic French art rockers The Dukes have signed a worldwide management agreement with Bob Chiappardi and Erik Baker of Concrete Entertainment, the sister company of legendary Concrete Marketing. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's O BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

UMKC Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the explosive satirical play, O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck. Co-directed by Stephanie Roberts and Theodore Swetz, O Beautiful will preview October 14, 15, 17, 18, open October 19, and run selected dates through October 23 at the Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

Soho Rep. to Close Walkerspace After 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Board of Directors and leadership staff have decided that it is no longer in the best interest of the company's artists and audiences to renew their lease, which was set to expire in March 2017, and to close the theater at 46 Walker Street immediately. (more...)

BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS seduce at Ensemble Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Sep 28, 2016

A widower, a divorcee, and a 'permanently single' political figure all end up going for younger guys in this hilarious look at what pop culture lovingly calls 'cougars'. It feels familiar, but it also brings something touching and new to the table. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents the 5th Annual SOMETHING WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This October, DC's Naked Girls Reading celebrates its fifth-year anniversary with Naked Girls ReadingPresents Something Wicked! Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Cherie Sweetbottom, GiGi Holliday, Alice Darling and returning Special Guest, Lyra Valkyrie, on October 21stat 10pm. The Naked Girls will scare the pants off you with tales to thrill and chill; disturb and perturb; tease, tantalize and terrify! This special annual show will feature a costume contest judged by the Naked Girls themselves and naked tarot card readings by the Bewitching Beauty, Cherokee Rose! (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

EMH Productions in Association with Atim Udoffia Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theatre on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with Co-Producer Atim Udoffia for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento's Anthony D'Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film adaptation received an Oscar nomination.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIBERTINE, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 27 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2016

The Libertine makes a return to the London after adaptations for screen and stage, but fails to go out in a blaze of glory (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Benanti Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut with TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 28, 2016

Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and Broadwayworld was there. The five-time Tony nominee opened the Carlyle's fall season with Tales from Soprano Isle, which featured songs from Laura's career along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on and off the stage and screen. Laura just completed her Tony nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway musical She Loves Me, She also recently garnered rave reviews for her hilarious portrayal of Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Laura told the opening night Cafe Carlyle audience that it was not only her Cafe' debut. As she gently patted her 5 month pregnant tummy she said it was also her daughter's. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

CITIC Telecom CPC Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan Taiwan Cloud Service Provider of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Equity's 2016 Paul Robeson Award Goes to Artists Striving To End Poverty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP), a nonprofit organization founded by Broadway musical director, conductor, orchestrator and musician Mary-Mitchell Campbell, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCH
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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American Classical Orchestra Presents VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra, comprised of some of the world's leading period violinists, will present Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinists Judson Griffin, Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts and Jorg-Michael Schwarz will perform on 1610 and 1615 Giovanni Maginni and 1668 and 1671 Jacob Stainer masterpiece violins. (more...)

'Subway Series', Stravinsky & Harrison Festivals and More Set for Trinity's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

This season, Trinity Church Wall Street's music program continues to minister to New Yorkers through an unparalleled array of free, ambitious musical offerings. (more...)

Young Tennessee Artists Show Open Now at The Frist; Oct-Dec Highlights Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Frist Center's outstanding Young Tennessee Artists show is now open in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Look Into My Eyes' Episode of GOTHAM
by - Sep 27, 2016

On the next episode of GOTHAM on FOX titled "Look Into My Eyes", hypnotist Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel) arrives in Gotham to search for his sister, Alice (guest star Naian Gonzalez Norvind), and hires Gordon to help find her. (more...)

Go Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE IN WONDERLAND at the Bonstelle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016 - 17 season with the adventurous Alice in Wonderland at the Bonstelle Theatre running October 7 - 16 . Based on Lewis Carroll's classic children's book , this energetic production follows a young girl named Alice , as she falls down a rabbit hole and embarks on a bizarre and extraordinary journey to discover her true identity. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

FSLC Announces Pablo Larraín's JACKIE as Special U.S. Premiere Presentation of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Pablo Larraín's JACKIE as a Special U.S. Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Thursday, October 13 at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Works by Albicastro, Handel & Geminiani
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra, comprised of some of the world's leading period violinists, will present Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinists Judson Griffin, Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts and Jorg-Michael Schwarz will perform on 1610 and 1615 Giovanni Maginni and 1668 and 1671 Jacob Stainer masterpiece violins. Also featured on the program are Handel's Concerto Grosso Opus 3, No. 2, Geminiani's "La Follia' Concerto and Albicastro's Concerto a Quattro Opus 7 excerpts. This concert will be conducted by Thomas Crawford.  Maestro Thomas Crawford will present a Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00PM on October 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Anne Pie's New Comedy SEE ALICE RUN Set for Little Theatre of Manchester Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Wethersfield playwright Anne Pie, whose playwriting credits include Wild Mushrooms; Front Street; Sing, Virgie, Sing; and The Remarkable Thing About Stardust, brings her new comedy to Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 playreading series. (more...)

Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony and Chorus for Haydn's CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

The Australian Ballet Reveals a Season of Wonderment for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie today announced the 2017 program. Combining outstanding classic and contemporary works, the season showcases the artistry of dance with story balletsAlice's Adventures in Wonderland©, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker - The Story of Clara, and inspires awe with Faster and Symphony in C.  (more...)

Alice Fraser Announces Six Melbourne Shows at The Butterfly Club This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

After a completely sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival run earlier this year, Frontier Comedy are thrilled to present a special encore season of Alice Fraser's critically acclaimed masterpiece The Resistance at The Butterfly Club this October. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

JCTC-KIDS to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Jersey City's Puppet Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A young girl follows a White Rabbit into a dreamlike world were animals talk and eating mushrooms can change your size. When this realm's tyrannical ruler accuses the rabbit of stealing tarts - for which the punishment is decapitation - the girl must stand up to injustice by using logic and virtue. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Imagine
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Sep 26, 2016

I was never one to sit still. I always tap a foot in the air while I'm sitting cross-legged. I twirl my pen while taking notes in a lecture and make typing motions with my fingers while trying to figure out what to write. But I surprised myself. I have done more sitting still in the last week than I have in my entire life, and it was nothing less than enlightening.  (more...)

Tongue in Cheek to Stage RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents a nine-performance revival of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn from October 26 through November 5, 2016, in midtown NYC.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive New Photos of Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Presented by TRH Productions, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Ilene Starger, Dominic Cooper makes his West End debut as the most notorious rogue in Restoration England, the Earl of Rochester, in this thrilling new production of The Libertine. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

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