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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Bring THE FILM RAMBLE Back to Storm King Art Center
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Get ready for an evening of music and film at Storm King on Friday, Saturday, August 13, presented by Rooftop Films and lululemon athletica. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

BWW Review: ROTTERDAM, Trafalgar Studios 2, 29 July 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 29, 2016

As a new year approaches, Alice is attempting to come out to her parents. Her partner of seven years, Fi, has a revelation of her own; she wants to become a man. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre has announced its upcoming season and it's a blockbuster by any measure - packed with Broadway hits, family favorites, special holiday performances, and shows for the younger set. Says M. Kitty Getlik, Kelsey's Artistic Director, 'As the college celebrates its 50th anniversary, we have created a lineup worthy of that milestone.' She notes the major Broadway shows on this year's schedule including 'Miss Saigon,' Lin Manuel-Miranda's 'In the Heights,' 'Billy Elliot, The Musical,' and Disney's 'A Little Mermaid.' Rounding out the schedule are comedies, dance and the Kelsey Kids Series, offering six shows for the younger set. PlayFest 2017, the college's - and the state's - very first new play festival for current and former community college students takes place in March. (more...)

Three Local Premieres and More Slated for Riverside Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

An impressive and fascinating breadth of repertory will mark Riverside Symphony's 2016-17, three-concert Alice Tully Hall series. (more...)

Cast Set for To-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz (She-She-She in Ice Factory Festival; Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 28, 2016

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed concert with 'Sound Design by God' returned to Town Hall for its record-breaking 14th season last night, July 25. The concert starred Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, 2X Tony Nominee Tom Wopat, Olivier Nominee Kyle Scatliffe, 2X Drama Desk Nominee Alix Korey, Drama Desk Nominee Ryan Silverman, downtown diva Molly Pope, and many more award-winning stars. (more...)

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for BLACK MIRROR, GILMORE GIRLS & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for eight upcoming series that span documentary, drama and comedy, including: Chef's Table: France; Joe Swanberg's Easy; The Ranch; Lovesick (fka Scrotal Recall); Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life; Captive; Beat Bugs (S2); One Day at a Time; and Black Mirror. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look Who's Wearing the Pantsuit Now- THE COLOR PURPLE Tributes Hillary Clinton
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE + Hillary Clinton = the best thing you've watched all day. Click below to check out the musical's amazing tribute to the official Democratic Presidential nominee! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Damiano Makes Stunning Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Fresh off her critically acclaimed performance in Broadway's American Psycho, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano is sharing her unique journey into adulthood in her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, on July 26 (10PM) and July 29-30 (9:30PM). BroadwayWorld has a look at her in concert below! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performances of Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Following the enormous success of STAGES' inaugural Sensory-Friendly performance of its Theatre for Young Audiences production in 2015, this year STAGES held two Sensory-Friendly performances of Disney's Alice in Wonderland on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00AM and 1:30PM at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Autumn-Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

As we gear up to showcase recent Tron Creative production Greater Belfast at the Traverse Theatre (4-28 Aug) for the Edinburgh Fringe, we also take great pleasure in sending you details of our new Autumn-Winter 2016 season. Highlights will include: (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Heads To Philadelphia To Spread The Love At Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

Tonight's telecast of the Democratic National Convention will include a performance by dozens from Broadway. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Damiano, Alice Ripley Together Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

Damiano's NEXT TO NORMAL mom makes a guest appearance at each performance of her debut cabaret engagement. (more...)

TEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its popular new works series, HVSF2. (more...)

Warner Theatre Announces Its 2016-17 Met Opera Live in HD Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Warner Theatre is excited to announce its 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season, featuring 10 operas, 5 new to the series, and 2 encores, streaming live from the Met. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be offered to all ticketholders in the Nancy Marine Studio Lobby for 45 minutes of pre-opera information and entertainment, 2 hours before broadcast. Full and Half Season Subscriptions are available. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Damiano Preps for Her Solo Debut at Feinsteins/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2016

Fresh off her critically acclaimed performance in Broadway's American Psycho, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano is ready to share her unique journey into adulthood in her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, on July 26 (10PM) and July 29-30 (9:30PM). (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

First Look - Craig Robinson to Host CARAOKE SHOWDOWN on Spike TV
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Craig Robinson will host CARAOKE SHOWDOWN, heading to Spike TV. The network as officially greenlit a ten-episode order for the series. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Sing Premiere of Kevin Puts' New Song Cycle LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Letters from Georgia, a new song cycle based on the letters of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, will receive its world premiere performances on November 12th and 14th, sung by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Renee Fleming and accompanied by the Eastman Philharmonia under the direction of Neil Varon. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Offers Hilarious Cabaret Advice To Jennifer Damiano
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Broadway's Jennifer Damiano makes her solo cabaret debut tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Today Nica Burns, Director of the Awards revealed the judging panel for lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards now in its 36th year. (more...)

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Deemed 'a triumph' (Telegraph, U.K.) at its premiere by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in April 2014 and 'a major artistic achievement' (Toronto Star) when it was presented by The National Ballet of Canada this past November, THE WINTER'S TALE is the work of one of today's most acclaimed and in-demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon.  (more...)

Soho Rep. Presents Jomama Jones in World Premiere of DUAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

At the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.), Soho Rep. welcomes the return of legendary entertainer Jomama Jones in the world premiere of Duat by Daniel Alexander Jones, running October 11-November 6. Five years ago, New York audiences and critics alike swooned over the Soho Rep. production of Jones's Radiate. David Rooney in his New York Times Critics' Pick review declared, 'Radiate glows, making it hard not to surrender to this sequin-encrusted earth mother's soulful embrace.' Hilton Als in The New Yorker said, 'What we learn from Jomama's very particular radiance is this: you don't have to reduce the musical form to a musical just to make it more digestible. If you make a good, less reductive, and more grownup show, the people will come.' (more...)

BWW Dance Review: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
by Jennifer Fried - Jul 25, 2016

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! offered New Yorkers a free evening of empowering music and dance at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 21st 2016.  The program began with Brandee Younger's glistening jazzy harp music following the traditions of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.  Younger's mellow jazzy music scintillated throughout the park as she played original compositions and covers of Coltrane and Ashby.  (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

BWW Review: Entertaining Comedy BREATH OF SPRING Opens New Season at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Jul 25, 2016

Production teams at Theatre 40 expertly present mid-20th Century British comedy better than almost any other theater in town. So it was no surprise to find out the group decided to present the riotous BREATH OF SPRING by Peter Coke to open their 51st season, directed by Bruce Gray and produced by David Hunt Stafford, the dynamic duo production team who have brought so many great shows to their stage. Written in 1958, BREATH OF SPRING has nothing to do with the season. In fact, it is a type of silver mink highly prized among fur aficionados. And while we may have differing opinions about wearing fur, there is no doubt in the mid-20th Century that lovely fur coats, stoles and jackets were often worn not only to keep warm but to show the wearer had "made it" into high society. (more...)

Disney's MOANA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Among 7 New Releases Announced for Dolby Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The upcoming titles include Disney's Pete's Dragon, due out August 12, 2016; Marvel's Doctor Strange, due out November 4, 2016; Disney's Moana, due out November 23, 2016; (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Michelle Dockery to Lead New Netflix Miniseries 'Godless'
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

'Downton Abbey' star Michelle Dockery will take on the female lead role in Netflix's upcoming mini-series GODLESS. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Touch of Harry in the Night: TAM Opens HENRY V
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 23, 2016

One of Shakespeare's best-loved history plays, Henry V, opened Friday July 23 at Maine's Theater at Monmouth in a stylish and stirring performance directed by Mark Mineart. Trimmed to a little over two hours, the production, nonetheless, keeps the architecture of the masterpiece and all the most famous speeches, and performed as it is by a strong ensemble, it achieves an immediacy and truthfulness. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eddie Redmayne in FANTASTIC BEASTS Comic-Con Poster Art
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures' has released the official Comic-Con poster for their highly anticipated film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, featuring Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

The Royal Players to Stage YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Royal Players end their 2015-16 season with its production of the classic Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman comedy 'You Can't Take It with You' August 11-14 and 18-21, at the Royal Theater in Benton. (more...)

VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

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