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The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) will honor two outstanding stage luminaries at this year's 83RD Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Becomes Fastest-Selling Family Film in History
by Movies News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Fandango managing editor Erik Davis tells Mashable.com today that Disney's highly-anticipated live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has already surpassed 'Finding Dory' in ticket pre-sales, becoming the fastest-selling family film in history. (more...)

Legendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 Vienna is without a doubt the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city - in Vienna, music is literally in the air. It's no surprise that therefore it's the Austrian born composer Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca"), who is one of the fathers of film music as we know it today. (more...)

LONDON-PARIS-ROAM! Comes to Alexander Upstairs Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

She's jived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France… and suddenly woken up to find she's now a woman of a certain age.  (more...)

Three of Sacramento's Funniest Ladies are Bringing TREATMENT to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Three of Sacramento's funniest ladies are teaming up to write and perform their original piece, Treatment on B Street Theatre's Mainstage.  (more...)

Derek Deane to Present a Grand Version of SWAN LAKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

In a unique collaboration between the Shanghai Ballet and renowned British choreographer Derek Deane, a grand production of SWAN LAKE with 80 dancers, will open exclusively at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on 20th April 2017 for a week of dazzling performances. (more...)

Print Room Reveals More Details on Karen Blixen Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Print Room at the Coronet has today announced further details for Out of Blixen and Babette's Feast, two productions that will run consecutively, putting a spotlight on the fascinating life and writing of Karen Blixen. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE Completes CRT's Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice" to complete its Studio Works Series for the 2016-2017 season. Helene Kvale will direct. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre from March 23rd through April 2, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Photo Flash: Modern Take on Scientific Status Quo Twists Moral Questions in DISINHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

Skydance Media Teams with Ilion Animation Studios on Animated Feature Films & TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Skydance, a diversified media company that creates event-level entertainment for global audiences, today announced that it has launched an animation division and formed a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios (more...)

Lewis Carroll's Timeless Classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND: LIVE ON STAGE! This April At Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to welcome Rapidfire International's production of 'Alice in Wonderland: Live on Stage!' on Saturday, April 8, with two performance times at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This family friendly production will feature a meet and greet with the cast following the performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through Columbia Pictures, together with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), held a special advance screening of its live-action retelling of the animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) at IMAX Megamall Theatre in Mandaluyong Monday night. (more...)

The Draycott Hotel in London Celebrates Literary Travel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

According to UNESCO, 'A book is a link between the past and the future. It is a bridge between generations and across cultures. It is a force for creating and sharing wisdom and knowledge.' April 23, World Book Day, is a day to celebrate the positive impact storytelling. A great amount of authors and books can be tied back in some connection to the city of London. London has always been a center for literary heritage and writer inspiration. While there are interesting literary tours and momentous landmarks all over London, there is one unique location that bibliophiles and curious minds can experience the presence of many literary leaders, The Draycott Hotel. (more...)

Theatre Works Takes on Art Masterpiece in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Theater Works presents Stephen Sondheim's musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, a stunning masterpiece opening February 17, 2017. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George merges past and present, offering beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be on stage in the Gyder Theater February 17 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Hot Tramp Productions to Present Cocaine Comedy KYLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hot Tramp Productions will present the World Premiere KYLE, written by Hollis James and directed by Emily Owens, March 9-25 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursdaythrough Saturday at 7:30pm. (more...)

Insight Theatre Co Celebrates 10th Season with Move to .ZACK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

 Insight Theatre Company has more than just an anniversary to celebrate in 2017...their 10th Season kicks off as one of the .ZACK's resident arts organizations.  Their move from Webster Groves' Nerinx Hall to becoming part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation family in the burgeoning Grand Center Theatre District is the perfect kick-off to this milestone year.  'We are so excited and thrilled to have been selected by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident company at the .ZACK," states Maggie Ryan, Insight's Artistic Director.  "As an arts incubator, the .ZACK will give us a great opportunity to collaborate with other arts organizations and continue to build and strengthen our dedication to artistic arts excellence.' (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Present Timberlake Wertenbaker's OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs continue their season with Our Country's Good, by Timberlake Wertenbaker, a captivating exploration of the purpose of art and the resilience of the human spirit. Our Country's Good, under the direction of Ashley Teague ('17), runs Feb. 23 - March 11, 2017. (more...)

Courtroom Drama DISINHERIT THE WIND Challenges Scientific Status Quo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

Local Playwrights Bring World Premiere of ALICE IN WONDERLAND into SCERA's Theatre for Young Audiences 2/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Local actors, directors and playwrights Chase Ramsey and David Smith knew they wanted to create a musical work for young people based on 'Alice in Wonderland.' After all, who isn't delighted by the motley crew of charming characters that inhabit Alice's world? (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Junie B. Jones Set for Meadow Brook Theatre's Children's Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The beloved children's book series Junie B. Jones comes to life on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage with Junie B. Jones Essential Survival Guide to School, February 11, 2017 at 10am and 1pm. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater presents Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Launching Crowded Fire's 2017 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU directed by M. Graham Smith. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU is an Alice in Wonderland-like tale of sacrifice, love, and patriotism told from the perspective of two sisters fleeing North Korea. When Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, each must race across time and space to be together again-navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU was hailed by The Washingtonian as "…(a) magical universe…a dizzying, sometimes surreal tale…endlessly creative…" in it's world premiere production at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

Bellydance Evolution Presents its Spectacular Production ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Celebrating, exploring, and uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Los Angeles-based Bellydance Evolution presents Alice in Wonderland at El Portal MainStage Theatre in North Hollywood on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m., launching a west coast tour which continues on to Everett and Tacoma, WA and Portland, OR. Founded in 2009, world renowned choreographer, Jillina Carlano, created arevolutionary approach to the whimsical and magical tale, re-imagining the colorful, iconic - and dare some say, 'mad' - characters through the language of world fusion dance. Presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet, Bellydance Evolution features a cast of 20 international performers who are passionate about their art in the fields of Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip-hop, contemporary, tribal and fusion dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents HOLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Holes,' Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'Holes' is sponsored by Nationwide. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

21C Music Festival - five days of newly-minted music during which audiences have an opportunity to experience fresh new sounds and ideas from the greatest musical minds of today - returns for a fourth year to The Royal Conservatory of Music from May 24 to May 28, 2017. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet and Schimmel Center Present CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Cinderella, part of the Once Upon a Ballet series for families, on March 12, 2017 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TheaterWorks' Chris Hamby on SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE... Et Cetera
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Feb 6, 2017

I am thrilled with how the production looks and sounds so far. We have a great team at the helm with Phillip Fazio and Steve Hilderbrand. These two have created some of the biggest hits at Theater Works in past few seasons. I think Phillip is a brilliant director and am always excited to see what he brings to life with a production. Steve Hilderbrand, is a foremost Sondheim enthusiast and I feel blessed to have such a well versed music director for this project. The design team is creating something quite unique and appropriate for our production. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Theater for the New City takes you to the past where theater ghosts enlighten the present in Ghost Light Now & Then, a new play by Barbara Kahn. (more...)

Shaw Festival Celebrates Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

At the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, executives of the Shaw Festival announced the financial results of the 2016 season while celebrating Jackie Maxwell's final year as artistic director. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT's MAGIC TIME Draws Capacity Crowds
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 26, 2017

“Are you ready for some fun and fairytales? We're going to need you to use your imaginations to help us.” The preschoolers in the front rows giggle and squeal in anticipation. Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark knows how to energize young audiences, and he clearly relishes the opportunity top perform for this morning crowd of over 160 ranging in age from several months to grandparents who have come to hear the special program of story and song, MAGIC TIME at Brunswick, Maine's Curtis Memorial Library. The two free forty-minute interactive programs, which featured readings, video, and live performances of the Robin and Clark musical versions of Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland, were created by MSMT in partnership with the Curtis Memorial Library with the help of a generous gift from the Maine Humanities Council and drew almost 300 people for both sessions. The idea, born of MSMT's desire to expand its outreach efforts, nurture young audiences, and draw a new diverse public to live theatre, began as a successful mini-grant proposal to Maine Humanities Council and by virtue of the enthusiasm of the MSMT and CML staffs and the community response mushroomed into something of a maxi event with lines cued up and out the library doors before the start of each show. (more...)

Record-Breaking Opening Weekend Projected for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The three-day opening weekend of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is on track to earn $100 million at the box office, with some sources estimating the film will take in over $120 million. (more...)

Travel Down the Rabbit Hole at The Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Rose Teens 'N' Theater program will present Alice In Wonderland Jr. on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm, Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 pm on The Rose Theater's Hitchcock Stage.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Outcry Youth Theatre's Mad Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Outcry Youth's next production, Alice in Wonderland, is an exciting and inventive new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic stories, directed by Artistic Director Becca Johnson-Spinos. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Francois Archambault's YOU WILL REMEMBER ME Gets Quebec English-Language Premiere at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Francois Archambault, the Governor General Award-winning Quebecois playwright, receives the Quebec English-language premiere of his 2015 play, You Will Remember Me (Tu te souviendras de moi), at Centaur Theatre from March 7th to April 2nd, 2017. The coincidentally titled production is the last play that Roy Surette will direct as Centaur's Artistic and Executive Director before returning to the West coast in June to helm Touchstone Theatre. (more...)

DISNEY PIXAR'S WALL•E & More Part of Freeform's March Funday Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, but before you go bouncing into the great outdoors, spend one last lazy weekend with Freeform's Funday programming event filled with your favorite animated classics, starting SATURDAY, MARCH 18, and continuing through SUNDAY, MARCH 19. (more...)

BWW Profile: LA LA LAND's Oscar-Nominated Stage and Screen Star, Emma Stone
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 20, 2017

Emma Stone's star is on the rise. The 27-year old actress has been a sought after leading lady for several years. Her Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film BIRDMAN is only solidifying her reputation as one of Hollywood's most exciting young actresses of today. She recently ended her run on Broadway as the iconic Sally Bowles in the revival of CABARET, fulfilling a childhood dream. (more...)

Advance Tickets for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Already Selling Out Theaters Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

As fans eagerly await THE MARCH 17th premiere of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Deadline reports that the film is already out-selling advance ticket sales for 'Finding Dory' on Fandango. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Spark Movement Collective to present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Spark Movement Collective's newest family-friendly production will be a modern-day reimagining of the beloved children's tale The Velveteen Rabbit. Breathing new life into this literary classic, The Velveteen Rabbit will combine dance, shadow play, and puppetry to create a unique show for families to enjoy together. Choreographed by Artistic Director Chelsea Koenig, the production centers on the title character who is cast aside by his companion, The Boy, in favor of contemporary gadgets like iPads. However, once The Boy begins to play with The Velveteen Rabbit, he realizes that they are able to embark on various imaginary adventures together, from outer space to deep-sea diving, proving that there's no limit to imagination. (more...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

The Belmont Theatre Announces Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Belmont Theatre's professional staff is ready to take children to other lands through the magic of theatre.  Campers will learn the fundamentals of acting by exploring and developing all of the actor's tools:  expression, movement, voice and imagination.  Audition techniques, prop and set design will be explored.  (more...)

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