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A musical version of The Seagull set in outer space seems to be the perfect show for the creator's community theatre to perform. A successful, but troubled actor returns home to direct it and what evolves is another musical retelling of The Seagull set around a musical retelling of The Seagull.

BWW's On This Day - September 30, 2015
by - Sep 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Huntington to Screen MY SO-CALLED LIFE Pilot with Creator Winnie Holzman, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a special free screening of the pilot episode of MY SO-CALLED LIFE in the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm. The evening will include a post-screening discussion with MY SO-CALLED LIFE creator and CHOICE playwright Winnie Holzman and WBUR's Robin Young, co-host of the nationally-broadcast HERE AND NOW. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Denise Spann-Morgan Joins 9/29 Reading of BIRTHDAY PIE at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The stage unit of Iron Violet Productions, Iron Violet Stage, in association with Denman Turner Entertainment Group, will present a staged reading of 'Birthday Pie', written by best-selling author, and playwright, Arthur Wooten on September 29th, 2014, at 7:30 PM. The performance will be held on the renovated stage at the historic Irvington Town Hall Theater, in Irvington, New York -- thirty minutes from Manhattan, by train. There will be a 'talk-back' with the author, and producer(s). (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Huntington to Premiere WICKED Book Writer Winnie Holzman's New Play CHOICE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the world premiere of CHOICE by award-winning playwright Winnie Holzman and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall on Broadway). Performances begin Friday, October 16 and continue through November 15, 2015 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

Tron Theatre to Present MIRACLE ON 34 PARNIE STREET, Nov 28-Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

This Christmas the Tron are triply-excited, because we welcome back Scotland's Prince Of Panto, Johnny McKnight -- not only as writer and director, but as outrageous dame Kristine Cagney Kringle in our brand-new, side-splitting, Weegie-fied version of the heart-warming Christmas classic Miracle On 34th Street: Miracle on 34 Parnie Street. (more...)

Huntington Premieres WICKED Book Writer Winnie Holzman's New Play CHOICE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CHOICE by award-winning playwright Winnie Holzman and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall on Broadway). The play officially opens tonight, October 28, and continues through November 15, 2015 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2015
by - Oct 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Huntington Premieres WICKED Book Writer Winnie Holzman's New Play CHOICE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CHOICE by award-winning playwright Winnie Holzman and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall on Broadway). Performances begin tonight, October 16 and continue through November 15, 2015 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Lineup for Winnie Holzman's CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Alongside their production of WICKED book writer Winnie Holzman's new play CHOICE, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Huntington Screens MY SO-CALLED LIFE Pilot with Creator Winnie Holzman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a special free screening of the pilot episode of MY SO-CALLED LIFE in the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA tonight, October 1 at 7:30pm. The evening will include a post-screening discussion with MY SO-CALLED LIFE creator and CHOICE playwright Winnie Holzman and WBUR's Robin Young, co-host of the nationally-broadcast HERE AND NOW. (more...)

SLEEPING BETTY to Play Tron Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Award-winning playwright David Ireland (Can't Forget About You, Everything Between Us) has turned his hand to writing our panto script this year, and with our trusted director/designer Kenny Miller at the helm, SLEEPING BETTY promises to be a hoot, filled with all the usual Glesga patter, hilarious slapstick and general nonsense. (more...)

Tron Theatre to Present MIRACLE ON 34 PARNIE STREET,Today-Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

This Christmas the Tron are triply-excited, because we welcome back Scotland's Prince Of Panto, Johnny McKnight -- not only as writer and director, but as outrageous dame Kristine Cagney Kringle in our brand-new, side-splitting, Weegie-fied version of the heart-warming Christmas classic Miracle On 34th Street: Miracle on 34 Parnie Street. (more...)

2014 CATS Shortlists Announced - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, DRAGON & More Lead!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

If there had ever been any doubts over the calibre of work for children and young people produced in Scotland, the 2014 CATS shortlists released today, Thursday 8 May 2014, would immediately dispel them. Two productions created specifically with a younger audience in mind - Dragon (Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and the Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China) and Huff (Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) - have together received eight nominations across six categories including the highest accolade, Best Production. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Premieres First Full-Length New Work BUFFALO HEIGHTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) premieres its first full-length new work, Buffalo Heights by Adam Harrell, in a two-week run tonight, May 7-17, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CRAZY JANE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, May 29 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 31, 2015

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company present the world premiere of Crazy Jane - the story of Jane Avril, star of the Moulin Rouge and immortalised in Toulouse Lautrec's iconic posters. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage One Night Only, Monday, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Richard Kind, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater to Premiere First Full-Length New Work BUFFALO HEIGHTS, 5/7-17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) premieres its first full-length new work, Buffalo Heights by Adam Harrell, in a two-week run May 7-17, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

Cleveland Ballet Youth Company Makes Debut Performance With WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The newly established Cleveland Ballet Youth Company will make its debut performance with the program Where it All Began, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in PlayhouseSquare's Hanna Theatre. It is no coincidence that this production will take place on the very stage where the former Cleveland Ballet hosted its first professional performances during the late 1970's. Founded by former Cleveland San Jose Ballet principal dancer, Gladisa Guadalupe, who also serves as the company's artistic director, Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is laying the ground work to re-introduce professional ballet to Cleveland audiences. Where it All Began will feature the entire company of Cleveland Ballet Youth Company along with several guest artists from the company's professional division. Musical accompaniment will come courtesy of the newly-founded Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for San Francisco (more...)

Rubicon to Welcome Noel Paul Stookey, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

On the heels of the opening of Lonesome Traveler Off-Broadway, the musical which originated at Rubicon Theatre Company which celebrates the essence and spirit of America folk music, Rubicon Artistic Director Emeritus James O'Neil today announced a one-night-only concert by singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The performance will feature Stookey's own compositions, as well as hits from his years in the legendary group Peter, Paul and Mary (famous for performances of songs like Dylan's “Blowin' in the Wind, “If I Had a Hammer” and “Puff, the Magic Dragon”). (more...)

Erich Bergen, Four Generations of Miles & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 15 - June 21, featuring "Four Generations of Miles,' with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune; Erich Bergen; Merman's Apprentice featuring Richard Kind, Klea Blackhurst and Anita Gillette; and more! (more...)

Benji Davies Releases Latest Book, GRANDAD'S ISLAND; UK Bookstore Decorates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

June 29th 2015 — Award-winning author and illustrator Benji Davies has teamed up with Waterstones in Hampstead to create a bespoke window in celebration of the publication of his latest book – Grandad's Island. (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst and More in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series presented a reading of Stephen Cole and David Evans' musical fable, 'Merman's Apprentice' on Monday, June 15. Directed by Stephen Cole and Amy Burgess, the cast featured PJ Benjamin, Austin Colby, Eddie Korbich, Brian Charles Rooney, Klea Blackhurst, Bill Nolte, Desi Oakley, Sarah Sesler, Anita Gillette, Elizabeth Teeter and F. Michael Haynie, supported by a six piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 15-21, Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 'Merman's Apprentice' In Concert, Starring: Klea Blackhurst & Anita Gillette; BLAME CANADA! Featuring Broadway's Canadian Talent; Ann Hampton Callaway: On My Way to You; Sara Chase at 54 Below; and The Melody Lingers On: A 'Benefit' for Victims of Earworm. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Stars in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage for a sold-out performance tonight, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Bill Nolte, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Sold Out at Birdland; Bill Nolte to Replace Richard Kind
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans' musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, is SOLD OUT for its Monday, June 15th show. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse to Present TRUE LOVE, 8/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present the new musical comedy, True Love from August 6-9 in their Stage 2.  (more...)

Discovery Cube OC Showcases Two New Traveling Exhibits Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Get ready for the ultimate adventure with LEGO Travel Adventure and National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers opening at Discovery Cube Orange County today, January 17, 2015. Adventurers of all ages will enjoy this interactive journey as they build a transportation vehicle out of LEGOs and explore Earth's most extreme eco-zones in Earth Explorers. (more...)

2016 Theatre Preview: Natalie O'Donoghue's Picks
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 15, 2016

BWW:UK reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top theatre shows coming in 2016. (more...)

Discovery Cube OC to Showcase Two New Traveling Exhibits, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Get ready for the ultimate adventure with LEGO Travel Adventure and National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers opening at Discovery Cube Orange County on January 17, 2015. Adventurers of all ages will enjoy this interactive journey as they build a transportation vehicle out of LEGOs and explore Earth's most extreme eco-zones in Earth Explorers. (more...)

BWW Previews: VALENTINES DAY DINING Try Our Fantastic Choices
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 6, 2015

We have selected great spots uptown, downtown and all around the town for your Valentine's Day dining pleasure. (more...)

BWW Review: PURPOSELESS MOVEMENTS, Tramway, Glasgow, February 26 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 27, 2016

Five guys wait on stage. Each one has cerebral palsy - the way they stand and move is a dead giveaway. Purposeless Movements is a new theatre work from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company by Robert Softley, creator of international smash hit show If These Spasms Could Speak and co-creator of the hilarious Wendy Hoose. (more...)

Jon Lovitz Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Jon's humor is unique, which is attributable to his quirky personality, and he is sure to entertain. (more...)

Danceworks 2015 to Explore THE TIES THAT BIND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Presented by the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University, the Danceworks 2015, "Ties That Bind" production will be under the artistic direction of Northwestern School of Communication faculty member Jeffrey Hancock. (more...)

Noel Paul Stookey Coming to Rubicon Theatre, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

 Returning after last year's sold-out concert, singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary), brings his intimate musicality to the Rubicon Theatre Company stage once again for a one-night-only, two-hour event of story and melody spanning 50 years. The concert, entitled "At Home: Ventura," takes place on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Rubicon's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. For tickets, call (805) 667-2900 or go to www.rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

Kim Criswell Stars as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Now thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' today, February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Marni Nixon, Klea Blackhurst and More to Lead 'COLE MINING' at Urban Stages Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Cole Mining: The Songs of Stephen Cole will be presented as part of Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms tomorrow, December 3, 2014 at 7pm at Urban Stages 259 W. 30th Street. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Presents TRUE LOVE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present the new musical comedy, True Love this weekend, August 6-9 in their Stage 2.  (more...)

BLAKHAT Multimedia Visual Arts Project Premieres on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: WENDY HOOSE, Assembly Rooms, August 19 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 20, 2015

Laura and Jake just want sex. Late Friday night drunken sex. Nothing more. No strings attached. But getting your leg over is sometimes more difficult than you think. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BIRDS OF PARADISE to Premiere at Being Revived
by Johnna Leary - Apr 7, 2015

BWW Interviews: Birds of Paradise to Premiere at Being Revived (more...)

Cleveland Ballet Youth Company Makes Debut Performance With WHERE IT ALL BEGAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The newly established Cleveland Ballet Youth Company will make its debut performance with the program Where it All Began, tonight, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in PlayhouseSquare's Hanna Theatre. (more...)

CHALK FARM to Receive US Premiere at Brits Off Broadway, Begin. 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

59E59 Theaters has introduced ThickSkin to New York with the US premiere of CHALK FARM, written by Kieran Hurley & AJ Taudevin, and directed by Neil Bettles. Part of Brits Off Broadway, CHALK FARM begins performances on Wednesday, May 21 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 8. Press opening is Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Rubicon Welcomes Noel Paul Stookey Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

On the heels of the opening of Lonesome Traveler Off-Broadway, the musical which originated at Rubicon Theatre Company which celebrates the essence and spirit of America folk music, Rubicon Artistic Director Emeritus James O'Neil today announced a one-night-only concert by singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey tonight, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The performance will feature Stookey's own compositions, as well as hits from his years in the legendary group Peter, Paul and Mary (famous for performances of songs like Dylan's “Blowin' in the Wind, “If I Had a Hammer” and “Puff, the Magic Dragon”). (more...)

Jon Lovitz Comes to Comedy Works Landmark Village This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Jon's humor is unique, which is attributable to his quirky personality, and he is sure to entertain. (more...)

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