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Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Cortland Rep to Open 45th Anniversary Season with THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 45th Anniversary season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's hysterical new "hole in one" comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Performances will run from June 8rd - 18th with evening performances at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on June 10th, 12th and 15th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Returning to the MAC for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) returns this fall to the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. located on the campus of College of DuPage for the 30th Anniversary of the company's founding. The professional Equity company will resume its place as the MAC's resident theater company. The MAC is also home to the professional orchestra, New Philharmonic. For BTE season updates and ticket information will be available at AtTheMAC.org in the coming weeks. 'It's been a long hard struggle since the Ensemble went on hiatus in May 2014,' says BTE Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard. 'But thanks to the tireless efforts of my fellow Ensemble members, Associate Artistic Director Amelia Barrett and the students, patrons and friends who advocated so strongly for us, BTE is now poised to begin an exciting new chapter in its life.' (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

TheatreSquared Extends MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

TheatreSquared will extend its production of the off-Broadway critic's pick Murder for Two to meet demand after a sold-out opening weekend.  Performances will now continue through June 5, 2016, adding six performances to its initial run. (more...)

Summer Stages in Maine: A Sampling
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 11, 2016

With miles of pristine coastline, picturesque villages, excellent dining and shopping, Maine is a summer mecca for tourists. But beyond sightseeing and outdoor recreation, Maine's summer theatre landscape is a rich and colorful one, making it a major cultural destination as well. Here are my editorial picks among the wealth of this summer's theatrical offerings. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson to Premiere New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the latest cabaret performance from Amy Jo Jackson, host of the 54 Concert Lab and Mrs. Peacock from the 30th Anniversary Reading of CLUE.. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & More Set for 14th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MAD COW THEATRE announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 14th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. Among the headliners for the 2016 Cabfest will be Broadway star Andrea McArdle, a leading lady ever since she played the very first Annie in the beloved Broadway show of the same name. (more...)

NJ Rep Sets Cast for Victor L. Cahn's VILLAINOUS COMPANY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the cast of the World Premiere of VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. (more...)

Alysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its spring musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes. This Tony Award nominee features James Barry (Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie).  Pump Boys and Dinettes is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes will be directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Pump Boys and Dinettes will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 6 through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN THE SECRET SEA Off-Broadway, Directed by Martin Charnin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Full casting was announced today for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The cast will feature Shelly Burch (original company of Nine, 'One Life to Live'), Paul Carlin (Temporal Powers at the Mint), Malachy Cleary (The Field at Irish Repertory Theatre), Glynnis O'Connor (TV's Our Town, 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble'), and Adam Petherbridge (Da at Irish Repertory Theatre). (more...)

WaterTower Sets THE BIG MEAL Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced casting and creative team details for the regional premiere of Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Emily Scott Banks.   The ensemble cast features John S. Davies, Lois Sonnier Hart, Jakie Cabe, Sherry Hopkins, Garret Storms, Kia Boyer, Alex Duva and Kennedy Waterman.  Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts will be Jakie Cabe, Alex Duva, Lois Sonnier Hart and Kennedy Waterman. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Rylance's Academy Award Takes A Surprise Bow At NICE FISH
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

Steven Spielberg watches his BRIDGE OF SPIES star get a surprise. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 45th Anniversary season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's hysterical new 'hole in one' comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Performances will run from June 8rd - 18th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on June 10th, 12th and 15th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. The GPS address for the Little York Pavilion is 6799 Little York Lake Road in Preble. (more...)

Stage Door Players' 43rd Season to Feature BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BABY CASE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. Stage Door Players is dedicated to bringing a professional, live theatre to the City of Dunwoody and the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area. We emphasize quality and professionalism in our productions, while expanding the theatrical knowledge and experience of our audience, and our talent. We are committed to serving the entire community and to continually developing new theatre-going audiences. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Stage Door Players Set 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. Stage Door Players is dedicated to bringing a professional, live theatre to the City of Dunwoody and the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area. We emphasize quality and professionalism in our productions, while expanding the theatrical knowledge and experience of our audience, and our talent. We are committed to serving the entire community and to continually developing new theatre-going audiences. (more...)

Brooke Shields, Gina Gershon and More Headed to CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

For its upcoming July 18 NYC performance, New York's funniest show CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY will welcome to its cast stars of stage and screen Brooke Shields, Gina Gershon (TV's Z Nation, House of Versace, Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Boeing-Boeing), Ralph Macchio (HBO's upcoming The Deuce, My Cousin Vinny, The Karate Kid, Dancing with the Stars), four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason (Netflix's Grace & Frankie, ABC's The Middle), Peter Scolari (HBO's Girls, Broadway's Wicked), comedy legend Alan Zweibel and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Hasbro & The Araca Group To Bring MONOPOLY THE MUSICAL to Broadway Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Araca will be adapting the world's favorite family gaming brand, MONOPOLY, for Broadway. Monopoly: The Musical, Hasbro's first-ever Broadway production, is currently finalizing its creative team and will announce further details shortly.  (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Paige Davis to Drink, Play Games!
by Broadwaysted - Jun 14, 2016

This week's episode we sit down with theatre and television star Paige Davis and make a few major discoveries-that Laura Benanti's arms are amazing...and everything can be mixed with Fresca. (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

BRIDGE OF SPIES' Mark Rylance Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

BRIDGE OF SPIES Mark Rylance has won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. This is his first Academy Award nomination.  (more...)

BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' Podcast Wishes, Wants, Wills, and Wagers of Oscars 2016
by Some Like It Pop - Feb 26, 2016

Hello Pop Culture Prognosticators, it is time to turn your Office Oscar Pool in to Gary in Accounting. If you still haven't finished filling out your sheet, don't worry, 'Some Like It Pop' has you covered. In this special mini-episode, Jennifer McHugh and I discuss the six major categories (Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Picture). (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Rylance Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 25, 2016

The profile of Mark Rylance, veteran star of stage and screen, has risen this year due to a number of high profile projects. He is nominated for actor in a supporting role for his turn as Rudolf Abel, an undercover KGB agent who is tried for espionage in BRIDGE OF SPIES. This may be his first Oscar nomination, but Rylance is no stranger to accolades for his acting. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

1812 Productions Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 theatre season. The 2016-2017 season is 1812 Productions' 20th anniversary season and includes a variety of original, scripted, and revival works in styles classic and contemporary. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Hit Comedy MURDER FOR TWO to Begin This May at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Off-Broadway hit MURDER FOR TWO, a critic's pick featuring book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, takes the stage at TheatreSquared for a limited run beginning May 12. (more...)

Full 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Know Theatre of Cincinnati wants you take a chance by picking a show, any show, at the 13th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival, running May 31-June 11, 2016. With 12 days full of of opportunities to catch 50 live productions, Visual Fringe art projects, musical guests, and the nightly Fringe Bar Series at Know Theatre (Fringe Headquarters), you'll find yourself lucky to have more to experience at Fringe this year than ever before. (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...)

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Present COOKIN' WITH GUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

After breaking box office records with the comedy 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's and Broadway Musical Revue, 'PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ!', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE (5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652) presents the uproarious comedy 'COOKIN' WITH GUS', April 15th through May 15th, 2016. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Lead THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA Film; Tony Kushner Penning Script
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Tony winner Mark Rylance is taking on The Pope. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Opens BOEING BOEING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ross Valley Players presents the Tony Award winning farce, BOEING BOEING - a hilarious story about a playboy living in Paris and juggling love affairs with three stewardesses. (more...)

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