COD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," directed by COD Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Studio Theatre, Oct. 6-23. "A Woman of No Importance" premiered in 1893 in London's Haymarket Theatre. As with many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes English upper class society and features many witty, memorable and highly quotable lines, such as "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed;" and "Nothing succeeds like excess." Please note: This play contains adult language and themes. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Cincinnati Ballet Kicks Off with Victoria Morgan's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Director's Cut, Cincinnati Ballet's first series of the 2016-2017 Season, takes the stage Friday, September 16 at 8 pm and Saturday, September 17 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Aronoff Center. The star-studded program, curated by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, includes six short and diverse works ranging from classical to contemporary, including the world premiere of Morgan's latest ballet, Patriotic Pas, world famous New York City Ballet dancer/choreographer Justin Peck's Capricious Maneuvers, a farewell performance of Raymonda from retiring dancers Sarah Hairston and Zack Grubbs, with students from the Otto M. Budig Academy, and a world premiere from esteemed choreographer Ma Cong. (more...)

Immersion Theatre Announce New Family Tour of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Following a sell-out open air tour of The Wizard of Oz this summer, Immersion Theatre Company today announced a brand new touring production of the family classic, Alice in Wonderland. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Opens 2016-2017 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. A young Elvis impersonator just scraping by learns life can be a real "drag" when he discovers an unlikely path to prosperity in this music-filled comedy about finding your voice. With a handbag full of catty humor, sequins, and stilettos (of course!), The Legend of Georgia McBride promises to deliver a whole new level of sass and spirit. Playing September 6-25, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.' (more...)

National Theatre's Free Virtual Reality Experience EASTER RISING: VOICE OF A REBEL Opens Today
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2016

Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, a BBC Learning virtual reality (VR) experience, is available for the public in a free installation at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Lounge from today. Available until Saturday 22 October, the experience - jointly created by BBC Learning, Crossover Labs and VRTOV, two pioneering companies in the field of VR - is watched using an Oculus Rift headset. (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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (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 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...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

13th Floor Announces Its Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

13th Floor is proud to announce its winter season program featuring the world premiere of Next Time, I'll Take the Stairs, December 8 - 18 at the Joe Goode Annex, and Lightning Strikes Anonymous, February 24 - March 5, 2017 at ODC Theater.  (more...)

Johnny Depp to Receive 'Rhonda's Kiss Healing And Hope Award' at Annual L.A. Concert Event
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announces today that Academy Award-nominee Johnny Depp will be presented with the first 'Healing & Hope Award' at their annual concert event (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Shadowbox Galleries Announce Current and Upcoming Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Shadowbox Live has long been committed to support art and artists within their community.  The Shadowbox Galleries, which started as a way to showcase one artist at a time, has become an integral part of that mission.  Since bringing on a Curator, Amy Ivanhoff, the project has grown even more.  The Galleries are currently showing the work of six artists, with several more coming up soon. (more...)

Meadow Brook Announces 2016-2017 Children's Series Schedule and Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Children Series Season, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Each year, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents a series of performances designed to introduce children to the wonder of theatre and the arts. Now in its 9th year, the Children's Series offers six performances certain to entertain the entire family. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet and The Schimmel Center present ONCE UPON A BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a Ballet series for children, beginning with Carnival of the Animals on October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults.  Single tickets are available through www.schimmelcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 212-346-1715. For more information, visit www.nytb.org. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Takes You Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Who can give up an opportunity to have a mad tea party or flamingo croquet on the lawn? Come be a part of this fantasy world with the ever-curious Alice, where nothing is as it seems. Follow her adventure with all your favorite characters like the White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the mysterious Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. This is a world-premiere production that you most certainly cannot miss! (more...)

'Disney In Concert Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' Coming to Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Fans of Disney's timeless holiday classic, TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will now have another chance to see DISNEY IN CONCERT'S TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the Hollywood Bowl (more...)

Disney Adds Third Show to their DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Fans of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' will now have another chance to see DISNEY IN CONCERT'S TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 28 at 8:00 PM. The first two nights of this concert event sold out within days when it was announced Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman would return to the Hollywood Bowl performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film.   Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O'Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock).    (more...)

The McKittrick's Supercinema Parties to Channel CLUE, Tim Burton & MOULIN ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New York's most dynamic dance party, Supercinema, announces its next wave of film-inspired costume parties hosted by The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pushcart Players announces the 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States.  In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Young Company's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Springs to Life at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Town Hall Theater Young Company will perform an inventive and hilarious retelling of Alice and Wonderland on August 23 &24 at 7pm. This adaption was created by the Manhattan Project under the directions of Andre Gregory in 1972 and was inspired by both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. This version of Alice was a seminal work for the period that met with international acclaim. It uses the original text by Lewis Carroll but takes of advantage of all kinds of theatricality and adds some dark twists and turns to Alice's adventure.  (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, Autism Friendly Shows and More Set for Paper Mill's 2016-17 Children's Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce its 2016-2017 children's show programming. Paper Mill's Children's Shows are charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the Historic Eldridge House Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Once Upon A Time, one of the leaders in educational theater for more than 40 years revives its wildly popular musical presentation designed for children but enjoyed by everyone, CHARLIE BROWN. This musical adaptation of a day in the life of Charles Schultz' beloved characters will have a special morning show as a 'try-out' for an extended run. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

South Jersey Stageworks' ANYTHING GOES Featuring Alix Vitarelli
by Pati Buehler - Aug 4, 2016

It's a family affair theater company with the focus on young artists and the Gibbins family; all 5 of them are deeply passionate about keeping this all about the kids. (more...)

THT's Young Company to Present Retelling of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Town Hall Theater Young Company will perform an inventive and hilarious retelling of Alice and Wonderland on September 23 & 24 at 7pm. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again in London; Welcomes New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda the creator of HAMILTON - has extended its London run at the King's Cross Theatre for the third time and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

Anne Hathaway Attached to Star in LIVE FAST DIE HOT, Based on Bestseller
by Movies News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Anne Hathaway is attached to star in the new film LIVE FAST DIE HOT from Warner Bros. The project is based on bestselling author Jenny Mollen's book, published by Doubleday in June. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre recently made the long-awaited announcement regarding the shows of their 2017 season. With a record-breaking season in 2016, the theatre is looking to carry on the trend with their line-up of main stage shows for next year. (more...)

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents New Theatrical Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Morris-Jumel Mansion will offer audiences the opportunity to experience Lewis Carroll's acclaimed children's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) like they never have before. Unlike many sesquicentennial celebrations of Carroll's beloved fantasy, the Mansion's adaptation will incorporate its celebrated association with the American Revolution represented in the characters of the play such as the Mad Hatter (George Washington), Cheshire Cat (Marquis de Lafayette), and White Rabbit (Benedict Arnold). (more...)

BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 22, 2016

The young and young at heart were treated to a day of enchantment at Maine State Music Theatre today, when the company presented four performances of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's delightful musical retelling of Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont. Presented in a fully staged production, this timeless tale conjures up the magic of wish making, the power of love to transform, and the importance of believing in one's self. In the past few seasons, MSMT has made a concerted effort to expand and enhance their Young Audiences series by offering original musicals based on traditional children's literature and packaged in sophisticated productions with elaborate costumes, imaginative scenery and stagecraft. Moreover, these hour-long performances are entirely created by MSMT's young professional artists- interns, apprentices, and local actors – thereby offering these artists a chance to gain valuable experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Opening Tonight in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

After receiving five Off West End Award nominations for their 2016 opening production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', Iris Theatre's open air promenade version of 'Treasure Island' opens tonight in the ground of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden in London. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's 2016 Annual Benefit: Some Enchanted Evening: A Musical Revue of Broadway Classics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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BWW Interview: On a Magic Carpet Ride: ALADDIN and the Musicals of Robin and Clark
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 16, 2016

When Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont, opens on August 22, the four performances at Maine State Music Theatre will mark twenty-six years of collaboration and fifteen original shows created by the team of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark. These two highly respected artists – Robin, director, choreographer, Artistic Director of the Fulton Theatre and Clark, actor, director, Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre – have devoted a considerable portion of their indefatigable creative energy to composing, writing the books and lyrics for a series of musical fairytales designed to introduce new audiences to the magic, make believe and miracles that theatre can offer to the young and young at heart. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

BWW Review: Cynthia Von Buhler Illuminates the Obscure in the Lavish, Erotic, Yet Playful 'Illuminati Ball'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 11, 2016

The Illuminati Ball is indeed spectacular, though without divulging details I am sworn to keep secret, I cannot do justice to an experience which began on a rainy Saturday evening at 6PM on the Upper East Side---where a luxury limousine bus picked up 30 formally-attired 'candidates' for the Illuminati, and seven or so hours later, deposited what seemed like old friends to the same location---after a sumptuous eight-course meal by Erin Orr, craft cocktails by mixologist Bootleg Greg, and limitless red wine. (more...)

BWW Review: TINK! Soars Beyond Neverland
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 10, 2016

'OMG! Mom and Dad are being such phonies, so I'm going to run away and marry a pirate. Before you think about that too much, let me distract you with this show-stopping production number!' Actually 'TINK!' wasn't as vacuous as all that, though - true to the exclamation point in its title - it did tend to deliver narrative details in bold plot points. Still, Tony Marino's barrel-of-laughs filled book, aided by Lena Gabrielle's tuneful score, with an assist from Greg Kerestan on lyrics ensured that 'TINK!' stood out as one of the more delectable treats in this year's New York Musical Festival smorgasbord. (more...)

Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. Presented by the WTCAE in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The students from the WTCAE's Summer Arts Program will present Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR., in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre August 19 & 20. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of Music Staff, Chorus Master and Coach at Minnesota Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He has worked on several world premiere and American operas at both companies, including Minnesota Opera's The Dream of Valentino, The Manchurian Candidate and The Shining. (more...)

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