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Photo Flash: StageWest Presents Touching Tale THE ALIENS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

"Looking at the sun helps you sneeze." Just a typical piece of life-advice from KJ, one of a pair of disaffected yet engaging slackers we meet in Annie Baker's gentle, touching, and funny Obie Award winner The Aliens, beginning a 5-week run on Thursday, May 4 at Stage West. (more...)

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan Returns to Don't Tell Mama with Bistro Award Winning Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

In celebration of her 2017 Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan is bringing her critically acclaimed show, Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters, back to Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber Bring WAR PAINT from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber, who acted as scenic, lighting and costume designers for Broadway's beautified hit, War Paint. (more...)

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, and Hadley Fraser to Star in Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - which opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Skott Releases Stunning Acoustic Version of 'Glitter & Gloss' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Enigmatic Swedish songstress Skott today unveils a stripped back, acoustic version of her single, ¬ďGlitter & Gloss,¬Ē which Idolator hailed as both ¬ďethereal and evocative.¬Ē (more...)

Teaneck Community Charter School Presents New Young Performers' Edition of GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Dreaming big continues to pay off for the Teaneck Community Charter School in Teaneck, New Jersey which won one of ten grand prizes in the nationwide "NBC's 'Smash': Make a Musical" program. The honor bolstered the school's ambition to stage their own musical theater productions and implement a self-sustaining theater program. (more...)

British DJ + Producer jackLNDN Unveils New Single 'Never Get Enough'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

British DJ and Producer jackLNDN has unveiled his new single 'Never Get Enough' via Ultra Records. (more...)

Portland Youth Philharmonic To Premiere Debra Kaye's IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Composer Debra Kaye's Ikarus Among the Stars will premiere with the Portland Youth Philharmonic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR.  (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

GHOST BROTHERS Return to Destination America with New Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Beginning this tonight, April 21 at 10/9c, the GHOST BROTHERS return to the home of paranormal programming at Destination America with all-new premieres of the hit ghost hunting series that brings humor, good manners and a healthy dose of southern charm to the spirit world. (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and privilege. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents Romantic Drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From May 6 - June 3, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a lush, lyrical musical by Tony Award-winners Marsha Norman (book) and Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics), based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

A big GOOD MORNING shout-out to today's eye-poppingly gorgeous cover models - the beautiful and talented Tosha Pendergrast and her equally dreamy husband Benjamin Pendergrast, who start off their morning by catching up on the latest theatrical dish while listening to the score of Legally Blonde, Tosha's next choreographic assignment for Pull-Tight Players before she heads off to teach dance, among other things, at Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

The Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present the World Premiere of Ashley J. Jacobson's How to Be Safe, directed by Cezar Williams, June 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Erin Leigh Peck Will Lead PRETTY TO THE BONE at New York Theatre Barn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New York Theatre Barn has been incubating and producing new musicals that tell untold stories for the past 10 years. Led by Artistic Director, Joe Barros, the company's 10th season of its New Works Series, features a pre-premiere of the provocative new musical Pretty to the Bone. (more...)

Signature's THE ANTIPODES Extends for Third Time!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by for a third time. (more...)

National Geographic Announces New Scripted Development Projects from Renowned Storytellers
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The network reveals three new scripted development projects from some of the world's most renowned storytellers and announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of MARS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wishes Granted! ALADDIN North American Tour Launches in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce Aladdin opened last night as part of the North American tour launch in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) for a limited premiere engagement through September 10, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Glitzy, Entertaining ALADDIN
by Misha Davenport - Apr 20, 2017

BWW Reviews: A Glitzy, Entertaining ALADDIN (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by for a third time through June 4, 2017, with a Sunday, April 23 opening in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Rick Wakeman Launches Pre-Sale Campaign for 'Crimes of Passion' Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his soundtrack ¬ďCrime of Passion¬Ē. (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Marcus Choi Completes Cast for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will reunite and revisit Nick and Nora in a one-night-only concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now announces that Allegiance star Marcus Choi (Wicked, Sweet Charity and more) will join the company as Yukido (replacing original star Thom Sesma who continues his run in Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company) with Daniel Walstad as Max Bernheim. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

TARA TREMENDOUS 'Making Of' Docuseries to Lead Up to Show's Cast Album Release
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wonkybot Studios will launch its new original musical-based documentary web series Tara Tremendous: Making Of A Musical on May 3rd. Scroll down for the official trailer! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham and More to Meet Their Biggest Fans at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Laura Benanti, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Raymond J. Lee, Laura Osnes, and Bryce Pinkham have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'¬ÖWho's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for New Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING, ft. All-Star Cast
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Zinn, who acted as both scenic and costume designer for Broadway's playful, imaginative, Amelie. (more...)

Malpaso, Lucky Plush, MOMIX, Ballet Hispanico and More Set for TITAS Presents' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The TITAS Presents season is another stunning collection of the world's most inspiring, innovative and intriguing dance companies. (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Vanna Tease and Red Hot Annie to Headline VAUDEZILLA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Full of flappers, gams, and glad rags, the dames and daddies of Vaudezilla have the joint jumping with their tribute to the era of speakeasies, the Charleston, and jazz, baby, jazz!  (more...)

& JULIET Gets World Premiere at New Jersey Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the World Premiere of & Juliet by Robert Caisley. Sneak previews begin May 4th and the play will run thru June 4th for this limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Why Dream in Inglewood Presents Acts I & II of DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

"Why Dream in Inglewood?" presents the first installment of playwright Henry Ong's six-hour stage adaptation of "Dream of the Red Chamber," based on the epic Chinese classic by Ts'ao Hsueh-Ch'in.Dream of the Red Chamber, a sprawling narrative that interweaves realism and surrealism, explores the decline of the fortunes of the noble Chia clan during the early Ching dynasty through a tale of two cousins Saturday, April 22 at the Inglewood Amphitheater Vincent Park, 714 Warren Lane, Inglewood, CA (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

13 THE MUSICAL Opens at Old Library Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, is proud to present its Youth Production of 13 - The Musical. Directed by four former OLT interns, under the mentorship of two adult OLT producers, the show tells the story of young Evan Goldman. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, Evan grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

Delaware Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season Closer HETTY FEATHER Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Delaware Theatre Company presents the final production of its 2016/2017 season, the regional premiere of the U.K. phenomenon HETTY FEATHER, Dame Jacqueline Wilson's wildly popular U.K. novel adapted into a thrilling theatrical masterpiece by Emma Reeves. Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th, at 7pm. The production is slated to close on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th at 2pm. (more...)

THINGS TO RUIN: The Songs of Joe Iconis will Bring Musical Theater Songs to ¬"Chicago's Original Punk Bar¬"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, who earned a Jeff Recommendation for their first eligible production, the remounted and extendedHigh Fidelity: The Musical; will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA Returns to The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

One hundred and twenty years after it was first published, Anton Chekhov's celebrated masterpiece Uncle Vanya makes its way back onto The Court Theatre's stage. (more...)

UC San Diego to Present Dance Performance THE IMPLICIT SELF This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Implicit Self, a continuous dance practice in which director Veronica Santiago Moniello destabilizes space by redirecting the iconography that possesses her way of moving. Based on Moniello's last research, 'The Origin of an Implicit Body Language,' which was developed during the summer of 2016 in Venezuela and supported by CILAS, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Fundacion Androginos from Merida, Venezuela, the performance is an ongoing process of experimentation. It runs April 20-22, 7:30 p.m., at the Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3 in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus. (more...)

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