VIDEO: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Liev Schreiber Auditions For HAMLET As Ray Donovan
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Liev Schreiber has played Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark on stage, but is his character from the hit Showtime series 'Ray Donovan' up to the task? (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Welcome The Righteous Brothers for One-Night-Only Guest Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo and Harrah's Las Vegas headliners, The Righteous Brothers - Bill Medley and Bucky Heard will share the stage with the cast of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for a special, one-night-only encore performance during the show's dazzling finale in the Harrah's Showroom at Harrah's Las Vegas on Thursday, July 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this can't-miss performance are available at MDQVegas.com, by visiting the Harrah's Showroom box office, or by calling (702) 777-2782. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

Aurora Extends 'MASTER HAROLD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Critics and audiences agree: "MASTER HAROLD"… and the boys are magnificent. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic "MASTER HAROLD"… and the boys. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Tess Berry-Hart's CARGO at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

CARGO is an enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin), this timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals just how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of EROICA at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Azusa Productions, in association with Redtwist Theatre, is pleased to present the world premiere of the touching family drama EROICA, by David Alex, directed by Maggie Speer, playing today, July 9, through August, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Freehold to Stage HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Director Robin Lynn Smith and a stellar company including Shakespeare veterans Reginald Andre Jacskon (Henry V), Andrew McGinn (Ghost of Falstaff), Lisa Norman (Mistress Q) and Peter Dylan O'Connor (Pistol/York) bring HENRY V to stirring life with live music composted by Kultur Shock member Srdjan "Gino" Yevdjevich and movement by Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze. (more...)

Cast Announced for American Blues' TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

American Blues Theater kicks off its 31st Season - 'Define Yourself' - with a pair of one acts, including Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, directed by Chuck Smith and the World Premiere of TRANSit by Darren Canady, directed by Lisa Portes. Dutchman and TRANSit run August 26 - September 25, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CARGO at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

CARGO is an enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin), this timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals just how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Present KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. (more...)

WBT to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Single Tickets for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 Season on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Single-show ticket on-sale for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 season began at midnight on July 6. (more...)

Winter is Coming: CTV to Broadcast GAME OF THRONES Season 1 in Historic Network Marathon Beginning August 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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Full Cast Set for Solo Celebration at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Casting is now complete for the Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration!, as Artistic Director Jacob Harvey announced the remaining performers to be featured in solo works being presented now through February 2017. The A-list group of Chicago performers joining the Solo Celebration include: Linda Reiter as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in "Rose," directed by Steve Scott and running August 19 - September 25; Gene Weygandt as Matty in "Uncle Phillip's Coat," directed by Elizabeth Margolius and running November 27 - December 31; and Will Allan as Chester in "Circumference of a Squirrel," directed by Jacob Harvey and running January 13 - February 12, 2017.  (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY to Return for 6th Installment on FX, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning AMERICAN HORROR STORY for its sixth installment (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

FX Sets Premiere Dates for AMERICAN HORROR STORY, ATLANTA & BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, Atlanta and Better Things, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning American Horror Story for its sixth installment, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Atlanta, a half-hour comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover, will premiere on FX on September 6, followed two days later by Better Things, a half-hour comedy series co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. and starring Adlon. Then on September 14, the as-yet-untitled sixth installment of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning limited series American Horror Story returns from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. (more...)

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. to Present A STEADY RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?A Steady Rain, an acclaimed American drama critics have praised for its power, plot, and moral themes, will open July 22 at the Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) in the first production of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.'s inaugural season. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - MMORPG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 30, 2016

BWW speaks to the creators of The M.M.O.R.P.G Show ahead of their run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 45th summer season with an epic, lavishly produced version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's hit Jesus Christ Superstar at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Elena Kampouris Joins Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2; Men, Women & Children) will make her Broadway debut as 'Cecile Volanges' alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

AMC Announces Fourth & Final Season of Revolutionary War Drama TURN
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

AMC today announced that “TURN: Washington's Spies” will be returning for a fourth and final season with 10 episodes. The new episodes will air in 2017. (more...)

Out of Box Theatre to Stage THE CREDEAUX CANVAS This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Award-winning Atlanta playwright and director Topher Payne returns to Out of Box Theatre to direct Keith Bunin's critically-acclaimed play The Credeaux Canvas, a 'wry and romantic tale of ambition, friendship, and Betrayal' (The New York Times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Azusa Productions' EROICA at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Azusa Productions, in association with Redtwist Theatre, presents the world premiere of the touching family drama EROICA, by David Alex, directed by Maggie Speer, playing now through August, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

The MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

New for its 2016-2017 Season: McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. at College of DuPage presents encore broadcasts of National Theatre Live's International Series, part of the U.K.'s National Theatre's groundbreaking project a selection of world class, award-winning British theater productions to local venues around the world. (more...)

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

We speak to director Kim Kinnie about 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show HESS. (more...)

New Slasher PITCHFORK Cuts Deep With New Teaser and Art
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pitchfork kicks off a new franchise of horror, sending a broken and misshapen beast on a rampage fueled by secrets and Betrayal. Pitchfork will world premiere in 2016. (more...)

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen Will Join Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Pitch Perfect 2, 'Vinyl') will make her Broadway debut as 'Madame de Tourvel' alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. Ms. Sorensen previously appeared on the Donmar stage in Ms. Rourke's 2014 production of Coriolanus opposite Tom Hiddleston. (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Liev Schreiber Calls LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Characters 'Cannibals'
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

Schreiber, Janet McTeer and director Josie Rourke discuss Christopher Hampton's sardonic drama of sex and revenge. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Synchronicity Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks off September 23 - October 16 with the regional premiere of Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn, a fun and fresh account of the downfall of King Henry VIII's ambitious second wife, Anne Boleyn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A STEADY RAIN at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

A Steady Rain, an acclaimed American drama critics have praised for its power, plot, and moral themes, will open July 22 at the Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) in the first production of Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.'s inaugural season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Startling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre Centre
by David Fick - Jul 18, 2016

Lara Foot's latest play, THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, has been seven years in the making. Since Foot started dreaming up this startling, intimate tale about the challenges of living with a mental disorder, both as a patient and a caregiver, this play achieving the same rich fulfilment of promise that Foot's first original play, TSHEPANG, embodied in 2003. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

New Musical Theatre Presentation SOME DAYS to Play at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A new 50-minute musical theatre piece, SOME DAYS, will premiere at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this July. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

MISALLIANCE, MARISOL, APPROPRIATE and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Juilliard Drama announces its 2016-17 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 46 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. (more...)

Shanghai Ballet to Return to the Coliseum with ECHOES OF ETERNITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The critically acclaimed SHANGHAI BALLET make a welcome return to the Coliseum this August for five performances of their exquisite new production, ECHOES OF ETERNITY, choreographed by Patrick de Bana and inspired by the ancient Chinese poem 'Song of Everlasting Sorrow'.  (more...)

Zeno D. Edwards Pens THE FOUNDATION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Odell Williams, an African-American man seeking a new beginning in corporate America, struggles to understand the unwritten rules of corporate life. In 'The Foundation: We Are Our Own Worst Enemy' (published by Archway Publishing), Odell begins his journey with the simple wish to repay the sacrifices his mother made to send him to college. Along the way, he encounters roadblocks and landmines as he fights for success in a vicious environment of deceit and Betrayal. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Season of KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The second season follows Hansen as he investigates every aspect of the motives and emotions behind some of the nation's most shocking murders. With no holds barred, rare access and intimate interviews to those closest to the case, the all new season of KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN premieres Monday, July 25 at 9/8c, only on ID. (more...)

ABC Transforms its Streaming App with Digital Originals & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

ABC today announced a major evolution of its streaming service, re-launching with seven original digital short-form series, full seasons of 38 “throwback” shows (more...)

Aurora Extends 'MASTER HAROLD' Once More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Critics and audiences agree: 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys are magnificent. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 4 performances of Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys to the previously announced 7 performance extension. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near helms 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe, The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys now plays through July 31st (added performances: Thursday, July 28, 8pm; Friday, July 29, 8pm; Saturday, July 30, 8pm; Sunday, July 31, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Digital Edition Books by Uta Christensen are Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Praise for Uta Christensen's books is overwhelming. Her three latest novels are 'Caught: Surviving the Turbulent River of Life,' 'Tough as Fine Silk: Escape from Beijing,' and 'Bed of Roses, Bed of Thorns.' Her works of historical fiction are formed by her own family's background, love of travel, and a desire to explore the human spirit when human will is tested the most. (more...)

Odyssey Opera to Present Boston Premiere of DIMITRIJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, today announced its seasonopening performance of Antonín Dvo?ák's epic work Dimitrij, marking the opera's Boston premiere. Sung in Czech with projected English translations, this concert production is led by conductor Gil Rose, with performances bythe Odyssey Opera Orchestra and the award-winning tenor Aleš Briscein in the role of Dimitrij. (more...)

Tickets to bergenPAC's Classical Arts Subscription Series on Sale 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: bergenPAC Classical Arts Series. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Kino Kimino Drops John Waters-esque 'Passion' Video w/ Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Receiving accolades from Pitchfork, FADER, Noisey, SPIN, Impose and more, the debut Kino Kimino album Bait Is for Sissies was released June 3 on Wavves' label Ghost Ramp. (more...)

Horror Soap Opera HELL TOWN Arrives on VOD from Gravitas Ventures 8/23
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Gravitas Ventures has announced the August 23rd Cable and Digital HD release of Steve Balderson's festival favorite HELL TOWN. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Captivates Sydney With A High Energy Explosion of Color And Copious Amounts Of Rain
by Jade Kops - Jul 11, 2016

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is a marvellous blend of singing, dancing, celluloid snippets and 12,000 litres of recycled water. (more...)

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