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Line-Up Announced for Second Annual Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Riding the successful wave of last year's festivities, the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival continues to provide a unique proposition to theatre makers by embracing the development of some of the best Melbourne-based independent artists to present the premiere of four ambitious new works over five weeks from 8 November – 11 December 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCARAMOUCHE en el Teatre Victòria de Barcelona
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 23, 2016

Esta semana comienzan en el Teatre Victòria de Barcelona las funciones de SCARAMOUCHE, un nuevo musical original de la compañía Dagoll Dagom, con música de Albert Guinovart y libreto de Joan Lluís Bozzo. (more...)

Platte River Revival Hosts Volunteer Day September 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

On Saturday, September 24, the Platte River Revival along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its other partners will host the tenth annual Platte River Revival Volunteer Day.  Organizers expect over 700 volunteers that will help remove litter and debris from the river and its banks, monitor and maintain wire-wrapped trees to protect them from wildlife including beaver and deer, and inventory Russian olives.   (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Opens 2016-17 Season with CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of The City of Conversation, opening Northlight's 42nd Season.  The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina and directed by Marti Lyons, runs September 15 - October 23, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, September 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way!  Performances begin tonight, Friday, September 23, for their acclaimed masterpiece, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, directed by Alex Timbers, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Anna Oginsky Announces MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

All people experience the death of a loved one. Whether that is a dear friend or a family member - death is promised to everyone in life eventually. It's when death actually hits and emotions that accompany it are overwhelming that the individuals seek help and hope. (more...)

Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound musical FROZEN has a new creative team in place. Tony winning director Michael Grandage will take the helm of the production, replacing Alex Timbers, who departed the show in August. (more...)

Philips, Macquarie University and Emory Healthcare partner to launch Australia's first remote intensive care monitoring program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Oregon Children's Theatre Premieres GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Mysterious events befall the theater and no one can be sure if it's just coincidence or the work of…The Phantom! Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school's next hit musical, The Phantom, until they hear a rumor that the show is cursed!  Prepare to get "Goosebumps" as the mystery unfolds. This silly and (only a little) spooky world premiere musical is based on the beloved book series from R.L. Stine.  (more...)

James Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes.  (more...)

Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will kick off the company's Lillian Hellman Festival Friday, September 23 with the beginning of previews for The Little Foxes, starring Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE PRESENT
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's Broadway marquee below! (more...)

The Met Presents DIANE ARBUS: IN THE BEGINNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923-71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962-the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. (more...)

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals 'SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS' Gala to Honor Joan Curto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Nonstop musical entertainment by many of Chicago's finest cabaret performers will make 'Sentimental Journeys...Musical Tours of the Heart' an unforgettable evening. (more...)

Casting Complete for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions: Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (December 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017) in the Downstairs Theatre; and Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee (February 2, 2016 - March 19, 2017) in the Upstairs Theatre. (more...)

WNO Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/22-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2016-2017 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece of romantic comedy-The Marriage of Figaro, September 22-October 2, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. One of opera's most enduring and beloved classics, The Marriage of Figaro tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and ultimately, forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written. (more...)

Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood Are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services ONE BK Unite Walk-A-Thon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Williamsburg's celeb married couple Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood are walking to help change the math for the 23 percent of Brooklynites living in poverty as the ONE BK Unite Ambassadors for the Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) walk-a-thon on Sunday, September 25 in Prospect Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Penguin Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MY FAIR LADY opens at Manatee Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre's greatest scores. Songs include "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." The production is directed by Steve Dawson and Music Directed by Paul Smith. Featuring set design by Caleb Carrier, lighting design by Michael Pasquini, with costume design by Becky Evans and stage management by Tiffany Smith. (more...)

Michael Morpurgo's Elephants Will Be RUNNING WILD in Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce, on Elephant Appreciation Day (22 September), the first UK Tour of RUNNING WILD by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 6 - Sat 10 June 2017. Tickets will be on general sale from Thursday 6 October.   (more...)

Michael Morpurgo's RUNNING WILD Will Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to announce, on Elephant Appreciation Day (22 September), the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson, beginning at Chichester Festival Theatre on 10 February 2017. Michael Morpurgo's novel, based on a true story, is brought to life in this award-winning production, which has been described by critics as 'inspiring', 'evocative, 'imaginative' and 'life-affirming'.  Originally produced by Regent's Park Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre, this epic production, complete with spectacular life-size puppets, tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and loyalty and of living for the moment. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

Watch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter and actor Martin Scorsese was honored by the Friars Club with their highest tribute last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening below! The Entertainment Icon Award was given to Scorsese, whose career spans more than 50 years, and who will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100-year history. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's OLIVER! Tickets On Sale October 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

On Monday, October 3, Penobscot Theatre Company will make tickets toOliver!, its much anticipated holiday show, available to the general public. The musical by Lionel Bart will run December 1-24 at the Bangor Opera House in downtown Bangor. Previously offered at a discount to subscribers alone, the tickets will be open for purchase through the box office or the theatre's website, regularly priced at $38 for adults and $15 for students. General adult admission to the preview performances December 1 and 2 will be $25 and $27 respectively. (more...)

The New English Ballet Theatre Takes Over the Peacock Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New English Ballet Theatre's lucky number this year is FIVE!  The company returns to the Peacock Theatre in November to perform five new ballets to celebrate its fifth anniversary: QUINT-ESSENTIAL: FIVE NEW BALLETS will present new work by high profile UK-based names in the world of ballet: Daniela Cardim, Kristin McNally, Marcelino Sambe, George Williamson, and Valentino Zucchetti. (more...)

Actors Studio to Launch 70th Year with Free Run of Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Actors Studio has announced that the 70th Season will kick off with a revival of Harold Pinter's acclaimed drama Old Times for a limited engagement of twenty performances only, beginning September 22nd and continuing through October 16th. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Chat Health and Careers at The Drama Book Shop This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome three-time Tony Award-nominee Marin Mazzie and her husband Jason Danieley for an intimate discussion about life in the theatre and Mazzie's ongoing healing therapy to fight ovarian cancer. The Monday, October 17th 5:00pm discussion is free to the public. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

Playwrights Festival NOW AFRICA Reveals Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In cooperation with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Center for Art & Public Policy, the Tisch Institute of Performing Arts at NYU, the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at NYU (Anna Deavere Smith, Founding Director), and Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre, NOW AFRICA - a group of New York based African writers, actors, producers and community activists - will present its second annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.    (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Theatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since 2011, each year Theatre Uncut has released a set of short plays that can be downloaded and performed rights free by anyone, anywhere for a month, creating a mass participation international political theatre event. This Autumn, Theatre Uncut will release a set of works by writers from the UK, Turkey and Denmark that respond to the refugee crisis. The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe's response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty the Middle East and Northern Africa.  (more...)

New SoCo Cultural District and Second Saturday Event Starting October 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

It all happens south of Colonial now. That is what this group of artists, entrepreneurs and performers are stating, and they will prove it. The new SoCo, which stands for south of Colonial [Boulevard], will be an area defined not only by geographical lines, but also by the consistent presence of venues that represent the arts in Southwest Florida. This new art district block runs from Colonial Boulevard, down McGregor Boulevard to Royal Palm Square Boulevard, over to Summerlin Road, up to Colonial Boulevard and returning to McGregor Boulevard.   (more...)

Comedy Series Based on Tracy Letts' SUPERIOR DONUTS Coming to CBS Mid-Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

CBS has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy series SUPERIOR DONUTS for the current television season. The project is based on Tracy Letts' hit play. (more...)

Blue Barn Theatre's WALK THE NIGHT Returns
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to present Walk the Night: Visions of Shadows. The next installment of its immersive event series is located at ConAgra Food's Headquarters, Building 1, located at 908 ConAgra Drive. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund Names 2016-2017 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son have announced the 2016-2017 class of DG Fellows James Christy, Khiyon Hursey, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Michael R. Jackson, C.A. Johnson, David Mallamud, Zoey Martinson, Madeline Myers, Nicole Pandolfo, and Len Schiff. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne to Screen Exclusive Footage of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM at Entertainment Weekly Popfest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Though it won't be in theaters until later this year, Eddie Redmayne will take to Entertainment Weekly's PopFest stage to screen exclusive footage of his wildly anticipated new film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,' J.K. Rowling's prequel to the Harry Potter series. Redmayne's panel will take place on Sunday, October 30, the second day of the two-day ultimate pop culture event. (more...)

Emmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Queens Theatre will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

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GrahamDeconstructed Series Presents CLYTEMNESTRA (ACT 2)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

 The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham's masterworks. On October 4 and 5 the Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Clytemnestra (Act 2),from Graham's 1958 full-evening masterwork. (more...)

GSFSGroup' Launches Dealer Executive Dashboard, a Centralized Online Performance Reporting Tool for F&I Products
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Kayleigh Butcher Named General Manager of RHYMES WITH OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Rhymes With Opera is thrilled to announce the hiring of Kayleigh Butcher, a vocalist and arts administrator, as its first General Manager, effective immediately. Now entering its 9th season, Rhymes With Opera is a New York City-based chamber opera ensemble and commissioning organization. (more...)

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