BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Offer $25 Ticket Lottery for Appleton Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a record breaking week-long run in 2014, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour which begins Oct. 4 at the Fox Cities P.A.C. and plays a limited week-long engagement through Oct. 9. In the Fox Cities, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 a piece. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

October to Usher in New Stars for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez will join the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

Evan Harrington to Bring Meat Loaf to 54 Below with BAT OUT OF HELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Evan Harrington: 'BAT OUT OF HELL' -LIVE. (more...)

The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

If you were wondering how this landmark decision came about (because, let's face it, it's almost unprecedented), Bloomberg has now shared in detail how the deal came to fruition. The piece includes the letter sent Aug. 31, 2015 from 22 members of the cast to lead producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

DVR ALERT: SOUTH PARK Episode Co-Written by Robert Lopez Airs Tonight on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Robert Lopez fans should be sure to tune in to Comedy Central tonight for a brand new episode of the show co-written by the Academy Award winning composer. He tweeted this afternoon: 'I've been out in LA this week helping Matt and Trey write tonight's South Park episode. They never cease to amaze me. Tune in!' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

Today's big news: ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's/54 Below, a starry production of THE PRODUCERS starts tonight at Paper Mill, and THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman stop by TODAY! (more...)

TV: Watch The Cast of AVENUE Q Debate As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

The CLINTON and TRUMP puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - which was a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump, yesterday. BroadwayWorld was on had to exclusively live stream the event on Facebook! (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Raw Sill Productions presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016


Vineyard Theatre Partners with Developing Artists for Arts-in-Education Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, are excited to announce a partnership with Developing Artists, a non-profit arts education organization led by Artistic Director Jill DeArmon and Executive Director Jinn S. Kim. The two organizations have partnered to expand the education initiatives of both companies and co-present Developing Artists' REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival, July 27-August 5, 2017 at Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Is Devilishly Clever at City Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 7, 2016

Make no mistake- this isn't 'Sesame Street.' But it's not quite 'Avenue Q' either. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

UCI Drama Presents the Powerful Musical PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for the second offering in its 2016 - 2017 season, multiple award-winning musical Parade. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Broadway Back to School
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Oct 5, 2016

Hello to all 5 million of my amazing readers (because there are DEFINITELY that many of you)!!! Sorry for my lack of blog last week...I know how emotionally difficult it was for you to deal with...but I'm back now, so you can wipe away the tears. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jack Gleeson and Cast of Bears in Space Visit AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The cast of Bears in Space watched the Sunday, Oct 2 evening performance of Avenue Q. Bears in Space finished their limited run at 59E59 Sunday afternoon. The show stared Jack Gleeson of Game on Thrones fame, Aaron Heffernan, Eoghan Quinn and Dan Colley, fellow classmates at Trinity College in Dublin. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

AVENUE Q Opens at Vagabond Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty, opens at Vagabond Theatre in Fell's Point on October 21st and runs though November 20th  Directed by Eric C. Stein, this winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book,  is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.   (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Stacia Fernandez Signs on for BINGO Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BINGO (the winning musical) REUNION CONCERT on Monday October 24th, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Amelia Community Theatre Vacations ON GOLDEN POND
by Michael Lipp - Oct 3, 2016

Ernest Thompson's 1979 ON GOLDEN POND is an ode to the durability of love and family in the face of aging, loss, and miscommunication. Amelia Community Theatre has just opened a touching production of the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play which became a critically-acclaimed film two years later starring Katharine Hepburn and the father-and-daughter team of Henry and Jane Fonda. Helmed by veteran director Toni D'Amico, ACT's trip to Golden Pond is a lovely, welcoming experience that effectively balances both sides of this bittersweet comedy-drama. (more...)

THE GARDEN OF RIKKI TIKKI TAVI Set for B Street Theatre's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

B Street Theatre is thrilled to kick-off our 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season with Y York's adaptation of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Based off of the popular short-story by Ruyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi leaps onto the B Street stage this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Elsa Soars in Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN MUSICAL SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Last week, BWW brought you a behind-the-scenes look at DISNEY CRUISE LINE's new theatrical stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR. Today, we've got photos from the spectacular new production, boarding the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Sean Montgomery, Jeremy Benton & More Will Lead WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

 The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour.   The show will star Sean Montgomery as 'Bob Wallace', Jeremy Benton as 'Phil Davis', Kerry Conte as 'Betty Haynes', and Kelly Sheehan as 'Judy Haynes'.  Also featured are Lorna Luft as 'Martha Watson', Conrad John Schuck as 'General Waverly', Dave Schoonover as 'Ralph Sheldrake', Aaron Galligan-Stierle as 'Mike Nulty', Frank Ridley as 'Ezekiel Foster', and Clancy and Samantha Penny as 'Susan Waverly'. Rounding out the cast are Kelly Black, Maria Rose Briggs, Elish Conlon, Laurie DiFilippo, Sarah Fagan, Matthew Kilgore, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Kara Mikula, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Rachel Rhodes-Devey, Jessica Wockenfuss, and John T. Wolfe.   (more...)

Cleveland State University Presents AVENUE Q at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cleveland State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, a Resident Company of Playhouse Square, starts out the 2016-2017 Theatre season with Tony Award "Triple Crown" winner Avenue Q, running October 27 - November 6 in the Allen Theatre.  (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

AVENUE Q Solves the Presidential Candidates' Great Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

This just in: one of the burning issues from last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on which one of the Presidential candidates is a 'puppet.' (more...)

Original Cast of I LOVE YOU BECAUSE to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club presents the I Love You Because 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, a concert performance by the original cast of the Drama Desk-nominated Off Broadway musical from the Larson Award-winning team of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham on Sunday, December 4 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

WP Theatre Announces Extension of Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Stuffed began preview performances on Friday, September 23, 2016 and officially opened on Friday, October 7, 2016.  With additional material by Ashley Austin Morris, and direction by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!), the new play stars the "Lovable Queen of Mean" Lampanelli, alongside Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and Jessica Luck (The Digger).  (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!, the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets, 1 or 2, they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability. (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Holiday Local Tradition AVENUE Q Returns to NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This December, NCTC brings the holiday cheer with everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, feel-good musical: the return of NCTC's award-winning production of Avenue Q, with music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marxand book by Jeff Whitty. Proclaimed by San Francisco Travel Magazine as "a local tradition," this "year-in, year-out hilarious, high-energy, and heart-warming production" (Theatre Eddys) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

The Marcus Center Announces BOOK OF MORMON Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

 Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins October 25 at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee and plays a limited one week engagement through October 30. In Milwaukee, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 a piece. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents Tribute To Whitney Houston In Windbourne's MUSIC OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Whitney Houston was the most-awarded female musical performer of all time with a powerful voice that touched our hearts and souls. Join the Richmond Symphony on Saturday, October 29 at 8pm at the Altria Theater for Windborne's Music of Whitney Houston. Conductor Brent Havens will lead the orchestra as special guest vocalist Rashidra Scott performs Whitney's greatest hits such as "How Will I Know," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?," and "'I Wanna Dance With Somebody.' (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

AVENUE Q to Open Next Week at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty, opens at Vagabond Theatre in Fell's Point on October 21st and runs though November 20th. (more...)

The Belgrade Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS — X FACTOR's Rhydian to star!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

Julie Atherton Set for 'West End Up Close' Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Relative Motion has announced its second concert in partnership with The House of St. Barnabas, a charity and members club in Soho. After the sold-out West End Up Close concert with Jodie Jacobs in February, Relative Motion is delighted to be featuring Julie Atherton on Thursday the 20th of October. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage and TV Star BARRETT FOA to Perform in Cabaret Special Event Next Weekend
by Don Grigware - Oct 10, 2016

Stage and TV star Barrett Foa will be performing Sunday October 16 at Catalina Jazz Club in Right This Way, Your Table's Waiting, a part of the special event CABARET is alive and well and living in LOS ANGELES, directed by David Galligan. What are you going to be performing in the benefit? (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

Broadway Artists to Join the MIKE PETTRY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Broadway's Max Chernin (Bright Star), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), as well as Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)* will headline the The Mik e Pettry Project , the second in the Singers Forum/EMGCollective's collaborative songbook series on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 4 & 5, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The series brings together Broadway performers and members of the SF/AEA Scholarship Program to spotlight work of prominent new composers. Following the success of The Patrick Dwyer Project, the series now features composer/lyricist Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, Things I Left on Long Island) whose work has been produced at A.R.T., South Coast Rep, The New Victory Theatre, etc. Pettry's current projects include partnering with composer Eli Bolin as he provides the lyrics for The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a hard-rock adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/1/2016. (more...)

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