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Writers, Stars and Directors Set for ST. JAMES RE:ACT at HighTide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Following an open application process, writers Naomi Westerman, Nicola Wren, Jim Barnes & Kit Buchan and Bella Barlow & AC Smith have been selected to partake in St. James RE:act at HighTide. Each person or duo will write a performance piece in just 24 hours in response to one of the four main HighTide shows, The Sugar Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoise, Girls, Pilgrims and In Fidelity. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Struts Sex, Heels, and Acceptance to Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - Sep 21, 2016

What is the most Beautiful Thing in the world? Nature? Love? Food? What if I told you that for some, the answer was shoes? That is the exact mantra the Price family has passed down though the generations and unto the most recent heir, Charlie. When it comes his turn to take over the family shoe business, he is conflicted:  stuck somewhere between the ill-fated triangle of paternal expectations, fiancée demands, and personal validation. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Heads To Austria
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) is in the business of making not only music but also dreams come true, as the group enters its 10th anniversary season in 2016-17-culminating in a nine-day international tour next summer! Regarded as one of the few premier youth wind symphonies in the nation, PSYWE, an 81-piece band made up of woodwind, brass and percussion students in grades 8-12, flies off on July 4-12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA. (more...)

Curve's WIPERS Named Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Curve has announced its production of Ishy Din's play Wipers has been selected as a finalist of the Best Stage Production at this year's Asian Media Awards. (more...)

LA LA LAND Wins People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Fest; Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox over the weekend, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. (more...)

Prestigious UK Theatre Award Nominates Curve
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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BWW Interview: Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis on Monsters, Marriage & Motherhood
by Lee Cooley - Sep 16, 2016

Tiffany Shepis took a brief break from juggling her roles as wife, mother of two and horror film scream queen to talk about all three in this exclusive BWW interview. (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 14, 2016

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARM will begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in Stalking the Bogeyman, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old. (more...)

Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Lead Mart Crowley's BOYS IN THE BAND, Opening in London, Tour to Follow; This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce that they will be staging a first-class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, and that, due to popular demand, the production will embark on a short tour to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Russell On DR FAUSTUS And Kit Harington!
by Carrie Dunn - May 5, 2016

We talk to Jenna Russell about playing Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus, her collaboration with director Jamie Lloyd - and what Kit Harington is really like! (more...)

THE 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...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Stage THE SECRET GARDEN, 6/10-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Legacy Recordings to Release LOU REED - THE RCA & ARISTA ALBUM COLLECTION This October
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the much-anticipated release of Lou Reed - The RCA & Arista Album Collection on Friday, October 7. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

THE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER Opens Tonight at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A new production of Tom Eyen's THE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER, directed by Christopher Weare and starring Jazzara Jaslyn and Donna Cormack-Thomson, will open at the Alexander Bar tonight. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancer Phillip Attmore Takes the Stage in Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by Bob Rizzo - May 10, 2016

The sparkling new Broadway musical Shuffle Along boasts an all-star cast and one heck of a tap-happy, super talented ensemble. Dancer Phillip Attmore is among those skillful hoofers who tear up the floor nightly at The Music Box Theatre. This guy has charisma to spare and literally bursts out of the chorus performing a rapid-fire succession of rhythm turns that are reminiscent of the dynamic tapping from the old classic movie musicals. (more...)

The Adelphi Orchestra to Welcome Guest Soloist Christine Kwak for Season Finale Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?The Adelphi Orchestra's concludes its 2015-16 season with its New York City Concert Series' finale 'Celebrating a Grand Legacy', Thursday June 9th at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center. The performance will include Mendelssohn's Overture to the Hebrides, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor and Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin in D Major, with featured violin soloist Christine Kwak under the baton of conductor Jason C. Tramm. (more...)

BWW Preview: Returning Shows with New Twists at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jun 30, 2016

In this second of three special columns previewing the National Arts Festival on BroadwayWorld, I'll be taking a look at three productions that I previously reviewed, all of which are back in Grahamstown on the National Lottery Fringe, having switched things up in one way or another since their original incarnations. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS Set for Midtown International Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

DMoss Productions, in association with The Midtown International Theater Festival, will present the world premiere of THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS, a new play about the events surrounding a school shooting in small-town America. (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Artists Discuss a Season of Firsts
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 16, 2016

'Sometimes in this business, it can seem you work and work and you aren't seeing results right away. Then all at once, everything comes to fruition at once, and that is a major boost to our company morale. That's exactly what has happened this season for MSMT,' says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. 'Of our main stage productions, we have three that will be firsts!' Clark, who is joined by director Marc Robin, actors Liz Shivener and Mike Backes, is speaking to a Brunswick audience at Curtis Memorial Library on June 15, 2016, at the first of the season's Peek Behind the Curtain series, which is moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold. He elaborates. 'This summer we will present the New England regional premiere of Mama Mia; we have extended our twelve-week season for the first time by co-producing with Portland Stage, The Irish and How They Got That Way, and together with the Fulton Theatre, we have created the East Coast Regional premiere of the new chamber music version of Ghost The Musical. It's been an extraordinary adventure!' (more...)

Deborah A. Wallace Shares THE FLIGHT OF OUR BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Writing has been Deborah A. Wallace's therapy at the time when she was grieving the untimely loss of her daughter. A compilation of small notes she has shared with friends every so often was then collated into her debut publication featuring a poignant celebration of a life well lived in 'The Flight of Our Butterfly' (published by Trafford Publishing). This chronicling inspires the reading audience on how one looks back on life and what lessons every person gets from the experiences shared. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Daniel Boys, Jack Derges and James Holmes Join Cast Of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce further casting for the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

Ted Koppel to Interview Republican Nominee Donald Trump on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

“CBS SUNDAY MORNING” Senior Contributor Ted Koppel sat down with Donald Trump in Cleveland for a wide-ranging interview, prior to his speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Gobsmacked
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

We speak to the creators of Gobsmacked which is heading to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lo Abdelmalek for Shakespeare at Notre Dame
by Katherine Waddell - Jul 18, 2016

Lo Abdelmalek is a special guest blogger who is an actor in the Young Company which is performing at Notre Dame's Shakespeare Festival. Lo plays Thaisa in Pericles, Prince of Tyre and is pursuing her MFA at the University of Louisville. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Interview: FIDDLER's Michael C. Bernardi Takes On His Father's Iconic Role of 'Tevye'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2016

Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance! (more...)

Casting Announced For The London Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Share a drink with a group of shameless lowlifes and watch their lives implode... Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play, CONFESSIONAL, in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them. Join the bar's regulars over the course of one furious and fun evening, as a pair of strangers enters their world - and all hell breaks loose.  (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Daniel Boys and More to Join Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard in THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce further casting for the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

New KLUG Home Turns Your Router Into Intuitive Smart Home Hub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

SINGAPORE - How well does your smart home know you? For example, does it know that you like it a little bit chilly inside while you are sleeping but nice and toasty warm when you wake up? Intraix' KLUG Home does. KLUG Home is a tiny USB smart home hub that simply plugs into your Wi-Fi router and connects you with the different smart devices around your home all on one interface, controllable via a smartphone app. Available for pre-order on Indiegogo, KLUG Home enables these devices to interact with one another to create a thoughtful, truly smart home. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky. (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Special Mother's Day Bible Bingo Shows at the McAninch Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day with Bible Bingo Two Performances At the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Fort Worth's JFK, the World of Contemporary Opera and American Lyric Theater's Lawrence Edelson
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 15, 2016

The premiere of JFK in Fort Worth on April 23 is a big step forward for composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek--who made a splash in contemporary opera circles with their post-apocalyptic DOG DAYS--as their first 'grand' opera. It's also a major leap for American Lyric Theater (ALT), and its founder and artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, which co-commissioned the work with the Fort Worth Opera. (more...)

BWW Review: Those Fetching KINKY BOOTS Return to the Pantages for Two Weeks
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2016

Following in the footsteps of La Cage Aux Folles, Billy Elliott and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, all foreign films turned into Broadway musicals, Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, brings its spirited message of 'Just Be Who You Wanna Be' in a return to the Pantages for two weeks through April 24. Replete with splashy direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a splendid cast, it's top.of.the.line entertainment fare. (more...)

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