FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

BWW Review: Leslye Headland's THE LAYOVER, The Aftermath Of A One Night Stand
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

If the plot and characters of Leslye Headland new drama THE LAYOVER appear to be contemporary versions of some old film noir feature you used to watch so often on VHS that the images on the tape deteriorated into grey and white streaks, it may be merely be a suggestion planted into your head by video designer Jeff Sugg, who flashes the faded black and white images before us at lightening speeds between scenes. (more...)

MR. OIZO Returns with New Album ALL WET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On ALL WET, the sixth studio album from French producer and songwriter MR. OIZO, he has invited friends from Boys Noize to Peaches to collaborate. (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has just announced that Dan Knechtges will serve as Director and Choreographer for the upcoming production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in South Bend, Austin, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE TEMPEST at The Shakespeare Festival at Notre Dame, the regional premiere of HAND TO GOD in Austin, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage's THE LAYOVER Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Big Noise Presents 2016 Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical. Brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime,' 'Once on This Island'), guests are sure to enjoy a performance that celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Month at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gallery Players announces its first show of its 50th season with the award-winning show, Gypsy. Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is a show not just for "Some People" but for everyone.  (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO FLASH: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Digital Trading Cards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The folks over at Barrington Stage Company are having so much fun with Broadway Bounty Hunter that they've created some digital trading cards for the all of the characters in the show! (more...)

BWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway Bounty Hunter, a new musical which opened at Barrington Stage Company on August 19th, celebrates the history of B-list movies and modern musical theatre by blending them together in hilarious fashion. At the center of this high-antic musical is Joe Iconis' psychedelic score- a surreal composure in lush form thanks to Charlie Rosen's orchestrations. Broadway Bounty Hunter proves musical theatre reaches its apex when risk is taken and boundaries are broken. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Added to Orpheum Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is excited to announce that a one-week engagement of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID has been added to its 2016-2017 Broadway Season, playing July 25-30, 2017. With the addition of this live musical production, new subscribers can now customize a series with a Pick 4 season ticket package option.  (more...)

Those Girls Return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre For Two Concerts in September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Those Girls, the dynamic vocal harmony group that debuted in New York last spring, returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City for two shows in September. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard's male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star "computers," Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw. As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women's ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history,CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York's non-profit theatres. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater, in association with Aurora Nova Productions, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's slyly inventive White Rabbit Red Rabbit as part of the 2016 LAX  (Live Arts Exchange) Festival.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Annie's Democratizes Organic for Everybunny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Annie's, Inc., maker of America's favorite childhood foods with natural and organic ingredients, launched its new brand campaign demonstrating how the company is bringing delicious, organic food to nearly every aisle of the grocery store, and making organic more accessible than ever before. (more...)

Annie Chun's Simplifies Smart, Back-to-School Snacking with New Seaweed Innovations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Nothing says back-to-school like shopping for new supplies, after-school activities, and having to think of healthy new lunch ideas that your kids will actually eat. Thanks to Annie Chun's, moms can give their kids' lunches a healthy and delicious upgrade, too, with better-for-you Seaweed Crisps and new Organic Seaweed Snacks. As the pioneers of convenient and healthy Pan-Asian foods, Annie Chun's offers new seaweed snack varieties that are perfectly portioned, low-calorie and tout the many health benefits of marine veggiesincluding vitamins A, B and C, a broad range of minerals, essential iron, protein and fibermaking them ideal for nutrient-rich snacking come lunch time, between class, or after-school. (more...)

DROWNING OPHELIA to Give Back During Suicide Prevention Week at Philly Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

In Honor of Suicide Prevention week, Drowning Ophelia will be donating a portion of the collected tickets sales from the September 10th & 11th performances to www.imalive.org. (more...)

Baseball Comedy GOING¬Ö GOING¬Ö GONE! by TV Writer & Sportscaster Ken Levine Gets World Premiere at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Building Your Book of Audition Songs
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Aug 23, 2016

Even when an audition provides specific music to be prepared, you might be asked to 'bring your book.' Every performer requires a collection of songs that are ready to be sung at a moment's notice. In our industry, your 'book' is a physical binder that holds all of these songs, and is also the term for this repertoire of pieces that you have mastered and can perform with little or no preparation. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

OFFAIAH Drops Gripping Video for 'Trouble'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Amassing major support from Radio 1 with over 80 plays from Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard and having been added to Kiss FM and Captial FM's playlists, alongside such champions as Armand Van Helden, Rudimental, The Magician, Disciples, Gorgon City, Blonde and Martin Solveig to name but a few, OFFAIAH's debut offering Trouble is fast becoming THE hit of this summer. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Free Event Feat. Black Women Artists, Simone Leigh, for Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

On Sunday, July 10, over one hundred black women artists gathered at the New Museum to form a collective force underground, known as Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM). Simone Leigh, the New Museum's current artist-in-residence, whose exhibition 'The Waiting Room' is on view through September 18, convened this group in response to the continued inhumane institutionalized violence against black lives in the U.S. (more...)

Design-Focused in 1: the podcast Welcomes HAMILTON, GREASE LIVE!'s David Korins
by in 1: the podcast - Aug 22, 2016

We interrupt your August to get you in the room with the guy who created the Room Where it Happens...it's 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins! David and Cory chat about the evolution of his Tony nominated set for the cultural phenomenon and the myriad of ideas, inspirations, and evolutions that led up to the set we see today. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for 2016-17 Broadway Season at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016 - 2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Cobie Smulders & More to Star in Netflix's New Comedy FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced a new comedy series, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE, from Nick Stoller (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/22/2016
by - Aug 22, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/22/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy Nominated Production Designer David Korins Talks GREASE LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 22, 2016

Today, production designer David Korins speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and triumphs of re-creating the 1950's for a live television audience. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/22/2016 - James Corden, GREGORIAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 22, 2016

Today's big news: GREGORIAN opens Off-Broadway, and the company of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

LucasFilm Teams with Major Brands on ROGUE ONE Promotional Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Lucasfilm announced today that they are teaming up with five of the world's most well-known brands¬óDuracell, General Mills, Gillette, Nissan and Verizon¬ófor the launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, opening on December 16. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Flashback: FINDING NEVERLAND Flies Away from Broadway Today!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 21, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after a year and a half of performances, Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater today, August 21, 2016. The production will have played 33 previews and 565 performances and will transfer to London's West End to open in the spring of 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: WORLD PREMIERE BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2016

The world premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, took place at Barrington Stage Company last night and Broadwayworld was there for the opening night festivities at the Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director. (more...)

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