MOTHER EMANUEL Returns 9/9, in the Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Mother Emanuel, the winner of FringeNYC's Overall Excellence Award: Musical, will return to the Soho Playhouse as part of the Fringe Encore Series starting September 9th. (more...)

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Single Black Female, Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman comedy exploring the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, will open Crossroads Theatre Company's 2016-17 season, Oct. 6-23. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY to Return to Marcus Center This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will open December 1st and debut an all new Black Nativity 2016 for its second season at Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall. This year's run will take place over two weekends and features new Director, Malkia Stampley. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is produced by Black Arts MKE (formerly Black Arts Think Tank) with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Broadway Dreams & Lifetime at Work on Docu-Series Following New York Television Festival Win
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) announces plans for a LIFETIME network docu-series following their win at the New York Television Festival. The pilot was entered in A&E's independent pilot competition and came out of the festival as the winner of the Lifetime development deal. Watch this two-and-a-half minute long piece on BDF. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Welcomes 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Secret Theatre and Artistic Director Richard Mazda are proud to announce that 19 solo shows have been chosen for the FLYING SOLO 3 festival at the Secret Theatre, the 3rd Festival of one-person shows at the theatre. (more...)

Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING and BULL DURHAM, Will Swenson & More Among Nominees for Atlanta's 2015 Suzi Bass Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

This evening, Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2014-2015 Atlanta professional theatrical season. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Horizon Theatre. Guest announcers included the ladies of The Weird Sisters Theatre Project: Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Tiffany Porter, and Megan Rose. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Celebrates Philadelphia Theatre Community with 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

This evening, in a celebration attended by approximately 900 theatre artists, staff, critics, and friends, Theatre Philadelphia distributed 27 awards at the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, including the first-ever Victory Foundation Award for Outstanding Theatre Education Program. (more...)

The Secret Theatre to Welcome 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The Secret Theatre and Artistic Director Richard Mazda are proud to announce that 19 solo shows have been chosen for the FLYING SOLO 3 festival at the Secret Theatre, the 3rd Festival of one-person shows at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Crossroads is a Theatrical Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 13, 2016

'Single Black Female' is now on the Crossroads Theatre company Stage through October 23rd. Written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, this play is a theatrical gem. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Boston (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

The Midtown Men, BLACK NATIVITY and More Set for Marcus Center's 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces the Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway series for the 2015/16 season which is sponsored by Envoy. Flex packages will be available through the Marcus Center Box Office starting today, August 27. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Memphis (more...)

Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Women's Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. (more...)

'COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Perform on 'American Idol' Series Finale 4/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, currently making her Broadway debut in THE COLOR PURPLE, returns to AMERICAN IDOL to perform on the series finale (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminaries—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. Grant—July    6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

We Happy Few Opens CHALK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

We Happy Few productions, named by DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, delves into this moral conundrum with CHALK presented at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, June 22 - July 9. (more...)

MOTHER EMANUEL Opening at SoHo Playhouse August 13th as Part of FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MOTHER EMANUEL An American Musical Play Opens at FringeNYC 8/13   Rebel Theater in association with The Present Company presents MOTHER EMANUEL, an American Musical Play conceived by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Adam Mace and Christian Lee Branch starting Saturday August 13 at Soho Playhouse as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company Announces it's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company announces its 2016- 2017 Season, The Comfort of Faith. The company's thirty-eighth season will feature three mainstage productions that examine the role faith plays in finding strength and solace when confronted by illness: The Sting of White Roses by Angelica Cheri, The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile by Jackie Alexander, Maid's Door by Cheryl Davis, along with NCBRC's celebrated annual Christmas production of Black Nativity. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2016 - Eddie George Joins CHICAGO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Eddie George brings his showmanship to Broadway's CHICAGO starting tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 9, 2015
by - Dec 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dominion Entertainment Group Adds Performances to Run of 'BLACK NATIVITY'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Dominion Entertainment Group is proud to announce that due to popular demand two additional performances of its hit holiday musical, Black Nativity: A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE, has been added to the schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: Penumbra Theatre's 28th Annual Production of BLACK NATIVITY is a Truly Joyful Noise!
by Jill Schafer - Dec 7, 2015

Friends, it's been a rough week. With devastating news here at home (the Children's Theatre lawsuit) and around the country (yet another senseless and horrific mass shooting, this time in San Bernadino, CA), on top of all the other painful things we've been dealing with lately, it's almost more than anyone can take. It was under this cloud that I saw Penumbra Theatre's annual production of Black Nativity for the first time. Yes, even though this is their 28th year, I've never seen Black Nativity before. I'm not sure how that happened, but this was the perfect time to first experience this truly joyful celebration. The story, the music, the dancing, the feeling of joy and faith and togetherness in that room, was a balm to my soul and did much to restore my faith in humanity. Maybe in times like this, the first and best response is to 'be the light,' and let that light lead us into appropriate action to heal the wounds of society and prevent things like what happened this week from happening again (and again and again) in the future. (more...)

BWW Review: Vibrant,Joyous BLACK NATIVITY at Theater Alliance
by Andrew White - Dec 7, 2015

Featuring a host of home-grown talent from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, Black Nativity drinks deeply of the Christmas season's true spirit, the sorrow as well as the joy, and can fill your heart in ways that few holiday offerings can.  This isn't just a feel-good show, this is also a show for those who feel the pain of loss keenly this time of year, and it offers a balm for what ails us. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 2nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Wiz Live!' has arrived, as have the casts of three tours to the Loop. 'Bridges' is in Iowa, though. The Marriott takes on 'Spring Awakening,' and the Piccolo Theatre, Congo Square and Theo Ubique do December in their own ways. The Second City opens another revue, and in Milwaukee, 'My Fair Lady!' (more...)

New American Theatre Company to Host Winter Benefit, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The New American Theatre Company NY (The NATCNY) is pleased to announce its upcoming benefit performance of excerpts from An Urban Christmas Carol, directed by the company's founding artistic director and veteran Broadway actor DeMone. The event will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Events at Stone Park, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominion Entertainment Group Presents BLACK NATIVITY: A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Dominion Entertainment Group is proud to present Black Nativity: A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE. The show is directed by Robert John Connor, with musical direction by Keith Wilson, and choreographed by Dawn Axam. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2015
by - Dec 11, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Feature: Musical Histories of THE WIZ LIVE!'s Witches, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Mary J. Blige
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 1, 2015

In anticipation of this star-studded event, throughout the week, we are going to be looking at the impressive musical careers (and when possible, musical theatre careers) of THE WIZ LIVE! stars. Today, we are hopping on our brooms and checking out some of the best moments in the singing careers of Oz's newest witches, whether they are wicked or good. First, we will look at some clips from 'Crazy' talented Broadway baby Uzo Aduba, who will play Glinda. Then, we will look at the career of GLEE-ful dancing champ Amber Riley, who plays Addaperle, and finally we will close out our list with Evillene, played by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE JOINT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Joint'. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Crossroads Theatre Company will pay homage to the power, glory and struggles of women both famous and not in its upcoming 2016-17 season announced by Producing Artistic Director Marshall Jones III. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

VIDEO: Idols Unite! Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Perform on AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the 'original Three Divas': Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, and LaToya London, reunited for an incredible performance of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and 'Remember The Music.' (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Sing Public Domain Songs on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, lacking a budget for licensed music, James and guest Jennifer Hudson duet on some popular tunes that don't carry a price tag. (more...)

Azuka Theatre's Philadelphia Premiere of MOTH to Open in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

One night can change everything. Azuka Theatre's 16th season concludes with the Philadelphia Premiere of Declan Greene's Moth. Preview performances begin Wednesday, May 4th, with Opening Night on Saturday, May 7th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Jennifer Hudson stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW to talk about taking on powerful female roles in the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE and in the upcoming Clarence Thomas TV biopic CONFIRMATION. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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