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Freud Playhouse ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA

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Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.

Bluegrass Musicians Tangy Barbeque to Perform at Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Sweet sounds from the biggest names in bluegrass and the tangy tastes of the greatest barbeque in the South create a perfect harmony for guests during Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 13-22). (more...)

BWW Review: SUGAR Is A Real Crowd Pleaser
by Barry Lenny - May 9, 2016

Sugar is the musical adapted from the film, Some Like it Hot. (more...)

BWW Review: Step Right Up! Brown/Trinity Rep Steals Spotlight with Sensational SIDE SHOW
by Veronica Bruscini - May 8, 2016

Theater world, take notice: The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Class of 2017 is a force to be reckoned with. Their staging of SIDE SHOW impresses in every particular from casting and costuming to setting, dramatic pacing, and lighting. From curtain to curtain, this is theatrical storytelling at its finest. (more...)

Changing the World One Word at a Time: Breaking Walls Presents 5th Annual Signature 9-Day Initiative
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

breaking walls will premier its 5th annual signature writing, performance and peace-building initiative July 5 through 16, in Detroit, Michigan USA, where we proudly welcome Amy Thomas of the Matrix Theater Company to select 12 under-represented youth to join our group of international artists and ambassadors. In all, thirty-four young breaking walls artists from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town and Detroit will express the strength and beauty of the human spirit, inviting the world to build on the platform they create with their voices, dreams, words and production skills.  (more...)

Frankie Grande, Mallory Hagan, and Antoine L. Smith Set to Judge Rising Star Competition on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in a 10 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to its cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. The winner will receive a headshot package by Claire Buffie photography. They will also receive a demo package provided by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Competition judges Courtney Reed and Jelani Remy also donated generous prize packages from THE LION KING And ALADDIN on Broadway.  (more...)

BWW Review: Boulevard Stages Ionesco's Grand Work of Art THE BALD SOPRANO in Grand Hall
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 6, 2016

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind,” quotes Eugène Ionesco, the author of the Boulevard Theatre's charming and provocative production Bald Soprano.. Ionesco, considered one of the forerunners of absurd/surreal theater, wrote the one-act play (90 minutes, no intermission) at the beginning of his career in 1948. A time in his forties when he first began dabbling in the “anti-play,” an artistic comment on cultural and social conversation and mores, seen from his French perspective that had survived the devastation of Paris and other European countries, including the Nazi invasions and regime during World War II. (more...)

Ryan Repertory Company, Onyx Theatre & Film School Dropout Productions to Present 'DECADES APART'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972), Onyx Theatre and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. (more...)

Karen Malpede's THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER Set for TNC, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In 'The Beekeeper's Daughter' by Karen Malpede, a pregnant Muslim refugee from Bosnia is embraced by an eccentric American family on an island in the Adriatic.  The island is a sanctuary, but it is only a short distance from the region's genocidal civil war. What happens between them turns everyone's life inside out and upside down yet results in a healing journey.  Theater for the New City (TNC) and Theater Three Collaborative will present the piece June 2 to 26, directed by the author, in TNC's Cino Theater. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced that the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music, will come to Perth later this year, completing a highly successful national tour. The lavish London Palladium production will play at the Crown Theatre, Perth from 14 September for a strictly limited season. Following sell out seasons at Sydney's Capitol Theatre and Brisbane's Lyric Theatre, The Sound of Music will open at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on 13 May and play at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide from 9 August, before it heads to Perth. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 3, 2016

On April 30th 2016 at Symphony Space on NYC's Upper West Side, Valentina Kozlova glowed with well-deserved pride as she introduced the Awards Ceremony and Gala of this year's eponymous Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. Originally called the Boston Ballet Competition, the event has mushroomed in just six years into a worthy contender for joining the ranks of such celebrated competitions as Youth America Grand Prix, Varna, and Jackson. (more...)

BWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - May 24, 2016

Now after more than a year, NEWSIES' North American First National Tour is nearing its conclusion, finally stopping at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 29 (the musical will motor down to San Diego the following week). After seeing the original Broadway production in NYC and then seeing its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre last year, experiencing this exuberant, high-energy, smile-inducing crowd-pleaser again here in my own home turf felt like a special gift. NEWSIES is a fun, uplifting night at the theater... and continues to be in subsequent, multiple viewings. With its winning combination of incredibly acrobatic dancing, family-friendly comedy, engaging story, awesome singing, and dazzling showmanship, there is a lot to love with this show---whether you're 5 or 95. Heck, it certainly made a #Fansie out of me. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

DECADES APART: REFLECTIONS OF THREE GAY MEN Begins at the Onyx Theatre on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972) and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. Visit www. decadesapart.org for more information. Decades Apart has been performed all over the United States including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to acclaim as well as to surprising reactions. (more...)

USITT Provides Free Rigging Inspections to 11 More School Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

One school wrote to USITT, 'We are a children's theatre only and want to be certain our theatre is safe for kids.' (more...)

Final Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Opening to thunderous Applause on Saturday night, the splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is now playing at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre with final tickets released today. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this extraordinary production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN starring the charming and charismatic Adam Garcia, Jack Chambers, Gretel Scarlett and Erika Heynatz is playing in Melbourne until July 2 and is not to be missed. (more...)

truTV Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

truTV announces its upcoming May programming highlights. (more...)

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® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

BWW Review: Dance Sampled, IDFB, Birmingham Hippodrome, May 2016
by Emma Cann - May 19, 2016

International Dance Festival Birmingham has always strived to open up the world of dance to new and diverse audiences, and no show tackles this mission more directly than Dance: Sampled. Curated by Sadler's Wells, Dance: Sampled is designed to introduce different audiences to dance styles they might not usually have the chance to see, with a high quality mixed bill featuring artists from all over the world. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Cady Huffman, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Raise Funds at 2016 CANY Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Broadway stars came together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading nonprofit organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. Scroll down for photos from this year's event! (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Rock of Ages, the hit show that rocked Broadway, will soon rock the Bangor Opera House, and Penobscot Theatre Company is eager to get the community in on the act. The nonprofit has planned a Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser for opening night, June 11, and two winners will walk away with walk-on roles at selected performances later in the run. (more...)

Halley Feiffer to Discuss New Play 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...' at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome back playwright and actress Halley Feiffer for an intimate discussion about her craft and her new play, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Of New York City. The play is currently receiving its world premiere at MCC's Lucille Lortel Theatre.  Feiffer and Playwright and Drama Book Shop employee Steven Carl McCasland will discuss her work on Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public. The  (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Jeter in GRAND HOTEL, 1990
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

The beloved performer was battling addictions and had left the business when he was called to audition for Tommy Tune. (more...)

BWW Interview: Menagerie of Costumes in MKE Ballet's ALICE (IN WONDERLAND) Captures Stunning Magic
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

How curious and curiouser an English children's fantasy written in 1865 for three sisters has been translated into 174 languages and never been out of print since, never once. Lewis Carroll's surreal tale 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' usually shortened to 'Alice in Wonderland,' appears on stage at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts when Artistic Director Michael Pink and Milwaukee Ballet present their version of Alice in Wonderland, which first premiered at the Washington Ballet in 2012, With this immense production of Alice, MKE Ballet Costume Manager Mary Piering completes 32 years in the company's costume shop at 5th and National to refit the more than 120 costumes for the one weekend only performances. A visit to the shop the week of rehearsals found Piering stitching on a small headpiece, putting the finishing touches on the entire cast's wardrobe. (more...)

I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio Set for Book Discussion, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Acclaimed producer John Breglio will be discussing his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How To Make a Killing on Broadway... or Get Killed at Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St. on Monday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Joining John in conversation will be fellow producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

DISTRICT SIX - KANALA Extends Run at The Fugard Theatre Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Owing to popular demand and after an extraordinary run thus far, the Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of DISTRICT SIX - KANALA, David Kramer's brand new musical tribute, has now been extended to 3 July 2016, which will also be the official closing date of the show. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will host her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

Winners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the 10th anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden. (more...)

Bram Stoker Award' Winners Announced in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

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BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

Paul Zerdin Celebrates MOUTHING OFF Opening Night at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Last night (May 13, 2016), Season 10 winner of America's Got Talent, comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin celebrated the opening night performance of his first-ever headlining production on The Las Vegas Strip, MOUTHING OFF at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Featuring the belligerent Albert, precocious infant Baby, and sharp-tongued Sam, Zerdin and his trio of comical misfits were awarded with tremendous Applause and a standing ovation at the conclusion of the 7 p.m. performance. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Sets 2016-17 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the 2016-2017 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series, featuring six shows for young audiences and families. The Center continues its commitment to including dynamic family entertainment as a key part of its programming with a new lineup of educational and interactive performances in Santa Rosa. Fall through spring, the series will delight audiences of all ages with shows sure to astound, entertain, enlighten and engage featuring critically-acclaimed educational live shows, astounding performers (and dogs!), and insightful stories that come to life on stage. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Back To School In a Harnick and Bock Way
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 13, 2016

'God, Ben. We get it, we get it. Arts in school blah blah blah.' I know, I know, but I have to piggyback on last week and tell you about what I got to witness this week. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at 710 MAIN THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 12, 2016

MACGRAW AND O'NEAL MASTER THE ART OF 'LOVE LETTERS' Before cell phones, texts, tweets or facebook messages there existed that lost art of writing letters. Yes, I said art. Putting words to paper in complete sentences that share emotions as well as news of the day can be exciting to write and even more thrilling to receive through the good old US Postal Service. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Panic! At The Disco Shares New Music Video for 'Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Unveils Curated Playlists on Apple Music
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Carnegie Hall has now introduced a curated collection of classical music playlists on Apple Music.  (more...)

Nominations Now Open for the 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

In celebration of women playwrights worldwide, the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is accepting nominations for the 50/50 Applause Award for the 2015/16 theatrical season (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) at http://www.womenplaywrights.org The nomination window closes May 20, 2016. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/30-5/1/2016
by - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Austin Opera Dazzles in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by Michelle Hache - Apr 30, 2016

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is a beautiful, spirited production, and director Alain Gauthier along with principal conductor Richard Buckley have created a beautiful piece for Austin audiences. With only one weekend remaining, be sure to catch Austin Opera's final performance of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE on Sunday, May 1st…and catch Count Almaviva and Rosina before they elope for good! (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ultimately Grabs The Heart
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 29, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Goes Beyond Skin Deep (more...)

Nominations Open Next Week for International Centre for Women Playwrights' 50/50 Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is proud to sponsor the fifth annual 50/50 Applause Award, celebrating theatres which achieved gender parity among their produced playwrights within the past theatre season. The nomination window for the 2015-2016 theatrical season is about to open! (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Blog: Nanjibah Khan - The Theatre is Magic
by Guest Blogger: Nanjibah Khan - Apr 26, 2016

Theatre was something I knew I was interested in ever since I was little. I joined the drama club in fifth grade, but I was a shy little flower back then. I didn't think I was good enough to continue theatre when I reached the sixth grade. But when I saw the performances my school put on, I was amazed. The costumes, the dancing, the singing. I was drawn to it. So the next school year right after that, I knew I had to join them. I couldn't stand and watch anymore. I wanted to be on stage. I wanted to wear the costumes and dance with the ensemble and sing my heart out. I had to be a part of what I was tragically missing!  (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY With Christopher Pazdernik
by M. William Panek - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 ON Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire participant - Christopher Pazdernik. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Is Frightfully Good
by Barry Lenny - Apr 25, 2016

The whole work just screams quality and the cast are full of enthusiasm. (more...)

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