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BWW Review: Theatre UCF's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Shatters Lofty Expectations
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 26, 2016

Last week, I wrote an article looking at why Central Florida's collegiate theatre programs, and in particular Theatre UCF, consistently produce content at or above the level of local professional theatres. The next night I went to see UCF's production of Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the musical adaptation of one my favorite films. So, needless to say, as I walked into the theater, my expectations were already exceptionally high. Fortunately for me, and everyone else at the sold-out performance, this incredibly talented cast not only met those expectations, but shattered them. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Pharmacists, Loneliness, Halloween and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016


ProfNet Experts Available on Pharmacists, Loneliness, Halloween and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016


BWW Review: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD; Voices From America's School-To-Prison Pipeline
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2016

Placed throughout Anna Deavere Smith's revealing new theatre piece, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, are violent video clips that have become all too familiar to any American with access to YouTube. (more...)

'Audience Participation' or 'Assault and Battery'? Sometimes People Just Don't Want to be Kissed by Darren Criss
by George Brietigam - Nov 5, 2016

Here are some examples of when audience participation has gone horribly wrong. (more...)

by Alan Portner - Nov 28, 2016

Starlight Theatre continues its indoor season with the return of 'Sister' for a new Catechism lesson based about half on the Holy Nativity and half on CSI - The Holy Land. 'Sister' (played to the hilt by Mary Zentmyer) arrives back at Starlight after a successful run last year with her 'Late Night Catechism Class.' (more...)

Red Snow Collective presents COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement, will be presented at the Aki Studio Theatre from November 24 - December 10, 2016. (more...)

The Dramatists Legal Defense Commends HAMILTON Cast for Exercising Right to Free Speech
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund just issued a statement regarding the speech given by the cast of HAMILTON this past Friday. Read the full statement below.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016
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Hottest Articles on 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Talks Mike Pence Visit on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon stopped by CBS THIS MORNING to speak about Mike Pence's visit to the November 18th performance of the hit Broadway show. (more...)

Update: Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON In Chicago Charged With Criminal Trespassing
by Alan Henry - Nov 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Friday, December 9, 2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC on Friday, December 9, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & More Weigh In on HAMILTON Incident at AMA's
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At last night's AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer and Donnie Wahlberg weighed in on an incident which took place at the November 18th evening performance of Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

Trump Supporter Shouts Profanities And Interrupts HAMILTON In Chicago
by Alan Henry - Nov 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Trump Hits HAMILTON Again on Twitter - 'highly overrated, should immediately apologize'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Just when you thought it might be over, President-elect Donald Trump again sounded off about Broadway's HAMILTON on Twitter early Sunday morning. (more...)

Breaking News: Mike Pence Talks HAMILTON 'Great, Great Show' and Was He Offended?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Vice President-elect Mike Pence about his experience seeing HAMILTON, and the post-show speech by the cast which has ignited an online controversy.  (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

UPDATED: President-elect Trump Demands Apology from HAMILTON Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

This morning, Donald Trump sounded off on Twitter.  (more...)

READERS RESPOND: Cast of HAMILTON's Call for Unity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

As reported by BroadwayWorld, last night Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway, where he was met with disdain from audience members. Following the curtain call, the cast of the production addressed Pence directly via a speech made by cast member Brandon Victor Dixon. Despite the fact that the speech was a call for unity and representation, Donald Trump has condemned the cast on Twitter, accusing them of 'harassing' Pence, and demanding an Apology. (more...)

Broadway to Trump: Sit Down, Don
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In a show of solidarity and support for their fellow artists, however, Broadway took to Twitter to express gratitude to the Hamilton cast and plea anew with Trump to respond to the rise in hate crimes since his election, the truth behind his settlement deal for defrauding thousands of Trump University students, and his plans to appoint known white nationalists—including Jeff Sessions, who, during the 1980s, was deemed too racist to be a federal judge—to his future cabinet. (more...)

Trump Supporters Pledge to Boycott HAMILTON—Yes, the Super Sold Out One—with Trending Hashtag
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In the latest development of this ongoing battle, the hashtag #BoycottHamilton has been trending for the past six hours. Considering the fact that the musical juggernaut is sold out into next year, coupled with the recent Trump Cup 'boycott,' (which involves customers providing 'Trump' as their name when purchasing a drink at Starbucks), it remains unclear if the Trump supporters who instigated the hashtag understand how a boycott works. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, November 18, 2016
by - Nov 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, November 18, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: NOW OR LATER at Square One Theatre Company
by Cindy Cardozo - Nov 14, 2016

In the aftermath of a contentious election year, Square One Theatre opens its season with a political play, "Now or Later" by Christopher Shinn. (more...)

Sculptor of Hillary's 'Topless' Presidential Bust Unveils Controversial Trump Monument in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016


The 160th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision: Apology to Be Given
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017


Handsome Ghost Releases Two New Singles; Announce U.S. Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

After a handful of EPs, Handsome Ghost is readying its debut album. Expect introspection spun through Handsome Ghost's unique blend of optimistic pop and take on downtempo singer-songwriter blues. (more...)

Bravo Media Delivers Top Shelf Drama on the Three-Part Reunion of VANDERPUMP RULES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bravo Media serves up drama on the rocks with a three-part reunion of “Vanderpump Rules” kicking-off on Monday, April 3 at 8 PM ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Lisa Vanderpump and her current and former SUR staff to rehash the season's defining moments. From scandalous hookups and cheating accusations to wild wedding festivities, Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Catwright hold nothing back as they answer the tough questions. The reunion gets tense when Lala Kent shocks the group with her return and Mike Shayconfronts Scheana for the first time since she filed for divorce. For a sneak peek at the reunion, click here: here (more...)

BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS says F*** YOU at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co
by Brett Cullum - Mar 11, 2017

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS stands the test of time because old white men are still jerks and Mamet is a genius at creating dialogue for them. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting Set for Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

BWW Review: Canadian Hit LATE COMPANY Makes American Premiere at Theatre 40
by Don Grigware - Jan 23, 2017

Bullying remains the number one problem among high school students in today's world. In Jordan Tannahill's Late Company he explores a Canadian family whose gay son committed suicide due to the influences of bullying at the Toronto school he attended. Currently onstage at Theatre 40, in its American premiere, Late Company boasts superb direction from Bruce Gray and a dynamic cast of 5 actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Gingold Group's Monthly Project Shaw: MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, kicked off its 12th Season when it presented its 120th concert presentation with Shaw's 1893 comedy Mrs. Warren's Profession on Monday, January 16 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT INDOORS, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON Banned from Chicago Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017
by Wesley Doucette - Feb 6, 2017

A review of three works presented at the New York City Ballet's 'New Works' program. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress and Singer Kate Stanley Brennan Talks THE WHITE DEVIL
by Marianka Swain - Feb 5, 2017

Kate Stanley Brennan's theatre work includes Wuthering Heights at the Gate Theatre, Yerma at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Night Alive at Lyric Belfast. She's currently starring in Annie Ryan's production of Webster's The White Devil in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the evocative candlelit indoor space at Shakespeare's Globe. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 27, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong starts subtly with a member of the audience brought up on stage to lend a hand to two hopeless stage technicians, Trevor and Annie. They are setting the stage for a performance of Murder at Haversham Manor by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. With fireplace mantles falling down and doors that won't close (and then won't open), we are introduced to the slapstick nature of the show. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017


BWW Review: THE TROJAN WOMEN at Taffety Punk Theatre Company
by Heather Hill - Feb 20, 2017

Riot Grrls, the all-women arm of Taffety Punk Theatre Company, made the brilliant decision to take on THE TROJAN WOMEN, a play written by Euripides and translated into English by Edith Hamilton. Although the play itself is practically as old as time, the story remains jarringly relevant in today's time. It is directed by Kelsey Mesa.  (more...)

Rich Mix to Showcase Vibrant Indie Short Films at Sunday Screenings Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Rich Mix will play host to quarterly film festival Sunday Screenings this February, as Cinema Hades returns to the vibrant independent cinema in the heart of East London with an eclectic line up of exciting new short films. (more...)

Apollo Design CEO Pens Apology After Facebook Posts Cause Boycott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The CEO of Apollo Design, Joel Nichols, has removed his Facebook page and issued an Apology from the company's official account after his politically motivated posts spurred a boycott by lighting designers, electricians and others. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone's Got Secrets on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 10, 2017

Last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY was all about secrets—specifically the deep dark personal secrets that are just too revealing to tell anybody. The episode was aptly titled “None of Your Business”. Several characters navigated romantic, professional and familiar relationships while keeping a secret close to the chest. By the end of the episode, most of those secrets remained unspoken. This might seem frustrating to viewers who just want our favorite characters to open up and share…but at the same time, it is pretty darn realistic. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Merry Wives of Negan on THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Dec 5, 2016

Not really sure what we did to deserve all these extra long episodes this season, but I'm not going to be the one to complain. We were chock full of information in this penultimate (is that possible?) episode for the first half of Season Seven tonight. (more...)

Susan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Following the curtain speech made by the Broadway cast of Hamilton to Vice President-elect Mike Pence that took over the Internet, the resultant aftermath included an article from Hot Air writer Larry O'Connor (formally known by the alias 'Stage Right') titled 'And this is why I was a closeted conservative when I worked on Broadway' (sic). (more...)

Brazil Brewery Removed Ganesha & Vishnu Beers From Website After Hindu Protest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Amparo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) based "award-winning" Cervejaria Ashby brewery seems to have removed beers carrying images of Hindu deities Ganesha and Vishnu within few days of Hindu protest, as these were not seen on its website on December 28. (more...)

BWW Review: ART, Old Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 21, 2016

Opening the Old Vic's 2016-17 season, and following on from the Glenda Jackson-led King Lear, 'Art' is a new translation of Yasmina Reza's French play that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is a comedy of friendship that brings Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter back to the London stage, and reunites the original production's creative team. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Traverse announces its Spring/Summer 2017 season today, December 12. The work presented has been selected to directly address a mix of both long-existent and emergent social, political and technological challenges, and comes from some of the most exciting companies in the UK. (more...)

Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Programme
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 12, 2016

Traverse Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Programme (more...)

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