Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Coming to Sacramento, 5/18-29MOTOWN National Tour Coming to Sacramento, 5/18-29
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway Sacramento, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Community Center Theater for a two-week engagement May 18 - 29. Tickets start at $24 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999; they are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

Till Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music MasterworksTill Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sony Music Masterworks is pleased to announce a long-term worldwide recording agreement with star trumpeter Till Brnner. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Michael SatowTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Michael Satow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Michael Satow, who stars as 'Broker/Concierge' in A BETTER PLACE, currently in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Lucy O'Byrne & Andrew Lancel to Appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Birmingham HippodromeLucy O'Byrne & Andrew Lancel to Appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BBC1's The Voice star Lucy O'Byrne to play Maria and Coronation Street's Andrew Lancel to play Captain Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' at Birmingham Hippodrome this May. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour, Coming to Wolverhampton Grand TheatreFull Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour, Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 October 2016. (more...)

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards to Be Presented at the Des Moines Civic Center, 6/6Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards to Be Presented at the Des Moines Civic Center, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A celebration of musical talent from Iowa high school students will soon take the Des Moines Civic Center stage. On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Des Moines Performing Arts will present the fourth annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase that will recognize 34 high schools from across the state. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of the Iowa High School Musical Theater AwardsSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2016

A celebration of musical talent from Iowa high school students will soon take the Des Moines Civic Center stage. On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Des Moines Performing Arts will present the fourth annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase that will recognize 34 high schools from across the state. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012.  Check out the preview video below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Memorable Tony Award Acceptance Speeches from Dorothy Loudon, Lily Tomlin and Natalia MakarovaFLASH FRIDAY: Memorable Tony Award Acceptance Speeches from Dorothy Loudon, Lily Tomlin and Natalia Makarova
by Michael Dale - May 6, 2016

Just about every Tony Award telecast contains an acceptance speech that gets a little nutty. (more...)

GigaMedia Announces First-Quarter 2016 Financial ResultsGigaMedia Announces First-Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors LabSundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Utah, the annual Lab supports the next wave of independent filmmakers exploring new ideas and shaping the future of storytelling. (more...)

Colleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections FestivityColleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Flume to Embark on Massive World Tour, Playing North American Dates This SummerFlume to Embark on Massive World Tour, Playing North American Dates This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Acclaimed Australian artist Flume will embark on a massive global tour this year with more than 70 dates worldwide to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated forthcoming album Skin, out May 27 on Mom + Pop. (more...)

VICTORY DANCE Returning to the New Vic in JulyVICTORY DANCE Returning to the New Vic in July
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?This July, The New Victory Theater will present its third season of Victory Dance, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. A three-week-long series presented from July 13 - 29, 2016, Victory Dance features a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York companies who perform a range of movement styles from lyrical, to tap, to anime-inspired dance, and share in the theater's goal of inspiring young people to embrace the art form. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour to Welcome Andrew Lancel to CompanyTHE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour to Welcome Andrew Lancel to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, recommences its UK tour on Wednesday 18 May at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. (more...)

VINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog This MonthVINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Jim Findlay's VINE OF THE DEAD, a performance produced by Joel Bassin and Collapsable Giraffe, presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center, will play three performances only at The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, May 26 - 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Annie Baker's THE FLICK at Mad Cat Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Annie Baker's THE FLICK at Mad Cat Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Mad Cat Theatre Company presents THE FLICK by Annie Baker, running May 26-June 12. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

First-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, ChinaFirst-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, China
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

The first-ever THE SIMPSONS store opened today in Taikooli Sanlitun, Beijing it was announced by Jeffrey Godsick, President of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Yoyo You, General Manager of Her-Chain. (more...)

iQIYI Announces Establishment of the world's Largest Chinese-language VR PlatformiQIYI Announces Establishment of the world's Largest Chinese-language VR Platform
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage U.S. Premiere of HETTY FEATHERAsolo Rep to Stage U.S. Premiere of HETTY FEATHER
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the final production of its record breaking 2015-16 season, the U.S. 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. (more...)

The Skivvies to Perform at Serenbe Playhouse, 5/20The Skivvies to Perform at Serenbe Playhouse, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

For one night only, New York's hottest duo - The Skivvies - will be taking over Atlanta! Join the Playhouse team after our performance of Buyer & Cellar on Friday, May 20th at 10pm at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for a concert like no other! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean PalmerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean Palmer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 4, 2016

In this episode: Sean Palmer- Before he was Prince Eric he was swinging and dancing Fosse, Cilento, and Blankenbuehler. Sean shares how to survive a face plant, find your magic, and come to terms with when your insides don't match your outside. At the heart of the interview is a shy leading man finding his true  authentic self in a industry of judgement. ? (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter SeasonBill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2016-2017 fall/winter season, which promises to be particularly spectacular, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company all returning to The Joyce for two-week engagements. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIABWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

RILLA OF GREEN GABLES Cast Album Released, Featuring Music of Berlin and KernRILLA OF GREEN GABLES Cast Album Released, Featuring Music of Berlin and Kern
by Tyler Hinton - May 4, 2016

The new musical RILLA OF GREEN GABLES, which features songs by Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, premiered last year to glowing audience reviews and has recently released an original cast album. The show received first runner-up in the Best Original/New Work category of the reader-selected BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards. (more...)

GRINCH Open Call Auditions in Nashville 5/11GRINCH Open Call Auditions in Nashville 5/11
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

OPEN CALLS in NASHVILLE, TN: Sit Down Production at the Grand Ole Opry House of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical; Seeking Adults, Male and Female, Ages 18 and up (more...)

BWW Reviews: FRÅN BROADWAY TILL DUVEMÅLA at Kulturens Hus LuleåBWW Reviews: FRÅN BROADWAY TILL DUVEMÅLA at Kulturens Hus Luleå
by Isa Ponturo - May 3, 2016

'FR√ÖN BROADWAY TILL DUVEM√ÖLA' delivers a delicious Swedish smorgasbord of theatrical talent and a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIMEPhoto Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

After a two-month absence, (mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25, with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary SeasonNew York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTONPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2016 Online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences  and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12 Noon at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.  Online bidding will continue through Thursday, May 19.  (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This WeekendTheatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

ORPHAN ACTION LEAGUE to Play Annoyance Theater This SpringORPHAN ACTION LEAGUE to Play Annoyance Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Annoyance Theater NY will present 'Orphan Action League' for a 4-week run, starting on May 11. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREETSan Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the¬†2016 Theatre World Award Honorees¬†for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the¬†72nd¬†Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony¬†on¬†Monday¬†evening,¬†May 23, 2016¬†beginning at¬†7:00 p.m.¬†at Circle in the Square Theatre¬†(West 50th¬†Street, between Broadway and 8th¬†Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony¬ģ¬†Award-winning Best Musical,¬†Fun Home.¬†¬†¬† (more...)

 MARY POPPINS, FOLLIES & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2016-17 Season MARY POPPINS, FOLLIES & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 Warner Stage Company season. The Main Stage season opens in November with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST and follows with The Who's TOMMY, FOLLIES, and MARY POPPINS. The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September with EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL and follows with the FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, CALENDAR GIRLS and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Season Subscriptions are now available. Subscribers get the best seats in the house at the best prices! Tickets go on sale to the General Public in July. Call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180. (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul LazarBWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 2, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar (more...)

New Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Adelaide Released TodayNew Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Adelaide Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released today for the Adelaide season of the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music. The lavish London Palladium production will commence in Adelaide at the Festival Theatre on 9 August this year. Tickets are on sale for performances until 2 September 2016. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

LAS GARCIA to Premiere at 2016 Hollywood Fringe FestivalLAS GARCIA to Premiere at 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Actor, Writer, and Spoken Word Poet Gabriela Ortega returns to the Hollywood Fringe festival with the debut of her solo performance Las Garcia, a poignantly funny piece about two women of the same bloodline, fighting to find themselves through love, war, and their innermost desires. Directed by Alex Alpharaoh, Ortega explores what it means to be an independent woman in a dependent world, where conflict is always looming around the corner. Las Garcia begins its run on Sunday, June 5th - June 25th at Asylum @ Studio C Artists. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 18, 2016Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 18, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Wednesday, May 4, 2016Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, May 4, 2016! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Unites on the Lucille Lortel Awards Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Unites on the Lucille Lortel Awards Red Carpet!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 2, 2016

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 18 categories, with two special awards and two honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Zachary Levi, star of Broadway's She Loves Me. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld is taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

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