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BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 31, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Thursday, June 4th. (more...)

David Robertson to Conduct Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Sydney Opera HouseDavid Robertson to Conduct Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Canadian heldentenor Lance Ryan will sing Tristan with Christine Brewer as Isolde, heading an incredible cast also including Katarina Karne?us, Boaz Daniel, Stephen Milling and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Visual artist S. Katy Tucker, who brought the sea into the Concert Hall for The Flying Dutchman in 2013, returns to transform the Concert Hall with her inspired and fluid illusions, providing a stunning visual interpretation of this powerful drama, opening June 20. (more...)

LGBT Take on MACBETH to Play 14th Street Y in OctoberLGBT Take on MACBETH to Play 14th Street Y in October
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y is pleased to announce an LGBT multicultural production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, adapted and directed by Tom Slot.  MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) will play a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y   (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, Manhattan). Performances begin Thursday, October 8th and continue through Saturday, October 24th. Opening Night is Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

The weekend is upon us and that means that tonight is opening night for a couple of new shows (with performances continuing through the weekend) and closing performances of several others, including Newsies (at TPAC), Circle Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the farewell production of GroundWorks Theatre's Starlite Waltz. Meanwhile, John Chaffin's Cliffhanger continues at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and Cumberland County Playhouse continues its 50th anniversary season with a whole slate of terrific shows. (more...)

Linda Hamilton Stars in OVER MY DEAD BODY on Investigation Discovery, 6/15Linda Hamilton Stars in OVER MY DEAD BODY on Investigation Discovery, 6/15
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

OVER MY DEAD BODY, an adrenaline-fueled, 12-episode docu-series premieres Monday, June 15 at 10/9c and 10:30/9:30c. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Scotch College's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Scotch College's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented by Scotch College Adelaide from July 29th to August 1st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Scoop: THE MESSENGERS on THE CW - Friday, June 12, 2015Scoop: THE MESSENGERS on THE CW - Friday, June 12, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE MESSENGERS, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 12, 2015! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SMALL WORLD: A FANTASIA at Penguin Repertory TheatreBWW Reviews: SMALL WORLD: A FANTASIA at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - May 26, 2015

Disney and Stravinsky clash over Fantasia! (more...)

Gloucester Stage to Launch New SeriesGloucester Stage to Launch New Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Gloucester Stage announces the debut of the NeverDark series. NeverDark is a series of second-stage events that include lectures, talk backs, film screenings, play readings, and other events designed to enhance the knowledge and enjoyment of all Gloucester Stage Mainstage productions. NeverDark events are scheduled to complement a central theme, topic, or issue relating to a Gloucester Stage Mainstage production. All NeverDark events are Pay-What-You-Wish. For information about the NeverDark Series, call the Gloucester Stage Box office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL at Zoetic StageBWW Reviews: BETRAYAL at Zoetic Stage
by Roger Martin - May 24, 2015

The Anatomy of Adultery. Playing the pauses in a Pinter play (sorry) is an art more than ably demonstrated by this cast. There's a constant edge to every second of the show and well done, Zoetic, for that. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISITPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

Theatre East Presents New Musical, DEVIL AND THE DEEPTheatre East Presents New Musical, DEVIL AND THE DEEP
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). The Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement. Music and lyrics are by Graham Russell (of Air Supply) and Katie McGhie, with book and additional lyrics by Melissa Bell. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just hosted a conversation with two iconic composers following Wednesday night's performance. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, sat down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda to chat about his writing process, working without Fred Ebb, finally bringing the show to Broadway, and so much more. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below! Click here to catch up on Part1. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration. (more...)

Charmette Jones Releases MY HEART AND THE HOLY SPIRIT SURROUNDED BY HELLCharmette Jones Releases MY HEART AND THE HOLY SPIRIT SURROUNDED BY HELL
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

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Seattle International Dance Festival to Run 6/12-27Seattle International Dance Festival to Run 6/12-27
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The 10th edition of the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) has expanded to 16 days and runs from June 12-27, 2015 in the thriving South Lake Union and surrounding neighborhood. SIDF welcomes more than 100 international artists, celebrates Khambatta Dance Company's (KDC) 25th anniversary season, and wraps up with a special closing weekend performance presented in partnership with Spectrum Dance Theater and Seattle Theatre Group at the historic Moore Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The TonysVIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The Tonys
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Broadway legends and Tony nominees Chita Rivera and John Kander talked to USA Today and explained how their work is their real reward. (more...)

Scott Rudin to Bring Revival of Miller's THE CRUCIBLE to Broadway in 2016Scott Rudin to Bring Revival of Miller's THE CRUCIBLE to Broadway in 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

According to a casting notice posted on Actors' Equity, Scott Rudin will be bringing a limited run revival of the Arthur Miller classic, THE CRUCIBLE, to Broadway in 2016. (more...)

Check Out What's Coming Up at COCACheck Out What's Coming Up at COCA
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Check out what's coming up at COCA! (more...)

USA Network to Air Oscar-Winning Film BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 5/23USA Network to Air Oscar-Winning Film BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 5/23
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

USA Network today announced that 'Born on the Fourth of July' will be the next classic added to the Characters Unite Film Series, designed to raise a dialogue to promote greater tolerance and acceptance. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 1BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just  hosted a conversation with two iconic composers following last night's performance. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, sat down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda to chat about his writing process, working without Fred Ebb, finally bringing the show to Broadway, and more. Check out Part 1 of the conversation below! (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson.  The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

THE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation TonightTHE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following this evening's performance, May 20. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

THE VISIT Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the TonysTHE VISIT Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the Tonys
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Exciting news! If you couldn't stretch your budget to go see the legendary Chita Rivera in Broadway's The Visit, now's your chance. (more...)

PASSING BY and SUMMER VALLEY FAIR Complete New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 LineupPASSING BY and SUMMER VALLEY FAIR Complete New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today the full lineup of productions, readings, and concerts for NYMF 2015. (more...)

Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14Chris Kayser to Lead CORIOLANUS at New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/29-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents CORIOLANUS, running May 29-June 14, 2015. Directed by Drew Reeves, with Chris Kayser as Cominius. (more...)

2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Kicks Off Next Month; Lineup Announced!2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Kicks Off Next Month; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the country's premier socially-conscious, eco-friendly arts festival, is proud to announce its seventh season of plays, musicals & staged readings, with all shows taking place at The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, between 2nd Avenue & Bowery. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Coming Up This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Coming Up This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

It's been a busy spring in Tennessee and as we head into summer, you can rest assured that things are only going to get busier - and more interesting. Our advice? Hydrate yourself (drink plenty of water before heading out), dress comfortably (but tasteful) and head out for a night at the theater. You'll be inspired, entertained and possibly even transported to some far-away world of wonder and imagination.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3Cast Announced for Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). Previews begin Saturday, June 6 and the Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement. (more...)

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME in New BookGOOD THINGS TAKE TIME in New Book
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

NARRABRI, Australia (more...)

Betty Buckley, Leslie Odom Jr., Anna Chlumsky and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/20-31Betty Buckley, Leslie Odom Jr., Anna Chlumsky and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/20-31
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup from May 20 - 31, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows, and scroll down for this week's details! (more...)

Susanne Sundfor Drops Maps Remix of 'Kamikaze' TodaySusanne Sundfor Drops Maps Remix of 'Kamikaze' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Critically acclaimed Norweigan artist, Susanne Sundfor, drops the Maps Remix of her track “Kamikaze” today on Brooklyn Vegan. (more...)

Mother Falcon to Release 3rd Studio LP, 8/14Mother Falcon to Release 3rd Studio LP, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Mother Falcon return with their third full-length Good Luck Have Fun, out August 14th on BitCandy. (more...)

West End's THE CAR MAN Announces Principal Cast Schedule for Final WeeksWest End's THE CAR MAN Announces Principal Cast Schedule for Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the principal cast schedule for the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller 'THE CAR MAN' for the final two weeks of its limited summer season at Sadler's Wells. 'THE CAR MAN' will run at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 14 July to Sunday 9 August 2015. Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, this revival marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.  Schedule below with further details of the first two weeks to be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Family Dysfunction Brought to Life in Epic Theatre's ABSALOMBWW Reviews: Family Dysfunction Brought to Life in Epic Theatre's ABSALOM
by Robert Barossi - May 18, 2015

Family dynamics and dysfunction are well-worn territory for writers, artists, singers and all other creative types. Themes that run through family dramas are among the most universal themes a writer can employ. They are the stories that we all experience, instantly recognizable and relatable. In her play Absalom, now being presented by EPIC Theatre Company, Zoe Kazan mines these stories and universal human experiences for a tale that is all too familiar, for better or worse. (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: Resistance is FutileCRITICS CHOICE: Resistance is Futile
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2015

The weekend is upon us, which means you have just a few hours to figure out a game plan so you don't miss out on all the fun that's happening all around you. We've got the goods on theatrical events this weekend, to save wear and tear on your brain, and we can offer some sound advice: Just do as we say and everything will be fine. Resistance is futile. (more...)

13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

 “We are extremely proud of the series the studio is producing for ABC and other networks. This TV season is especially exciting as we have increased the number of quality shows over last season,” said Patrick Moran, EVP, ABC Studios. (more...)

VIDEO: Vince Vaughn & More in New Trailer for TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2VIDEO: Vince Vaughn & More in New Trailer for TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2
by - May 15, 2015

HBO has just debuted a new trailer for the upcoming second season of its hit drama TRUE DETECTIVE, premiering Sunday, June 21. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Thursday, May 14, 2015Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Thursday, May 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 14, 2015

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on Thursday, May 14, 2015! (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 SeasonLIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

THE VISIT to Welcome John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for Historic One-on-One ConversationTHE VISIT to Welcome John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for Historic One-on-One Conversation
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

It was announced today that The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following the evening performance on Wednesday, May 20.  Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.  Tickets are available for this special performance and talkback at telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The Visit is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater (149 West 45thStreet, NYC).  Time Out New York is the sponsor for the evening.  (more...)

ME AND THE GENERAL is ReleasedME AND THE GENERAL is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

CLEVELAND (more...)

Stacey Quinn Releases DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIENDStacey Quinn Releases DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

CARLOW, Ireland (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: First Listen- Company of THE VISIT Sings 'Yellow Shoes' on Cast Album; Hits Shelves on 6/26!AUDIO Exclusive: First Listen- Company of THE VISIT Sings 'Yellow Shoes' on Cast Album; Hits Shelves on 6/26!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2015

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio on April 27th to record the musical's original cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album will be released June 26th, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive preview of 'Yellow Shoes,' as performed by the company on the cast album! (more...)

PCPA's 2015-16 Season to Include CINDERELLA, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MorePCPA's 2015-16 Season to Include CINDERELLA, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

PCPA heralds in its 52nd season with the brand new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical, Cinderella, running November 12 through December 23 in the Marian Theatre. This contemporary take on the timeless fairytale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including 'In My Own Little Corner,' 'Impossible/It's Possible' and 'Ten Minutes Ago,' alongside a hilarious and romantic new book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, introducing some new characters and surprising twists. (more...)

2014-15 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Set for 6/42014-15 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

An all-star cast will take the stage at Atlanta Symphony Hall to perform the ultimate story of love, seduction and Betrayal -- Samson and Delilah. Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in Saint-Saens' opera in the 2014-15 season grand finale. The performances will take place June 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. and June 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

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