Frankie Grande, Mallory Hagan, and Antoine L. Smith Set to Judge Rising Star Competition on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in a 10 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to its cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. The winner will receive a headshot package by Claire Buffie photography. They will also receive a demo package provided by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Competition judges Courtney Reed and Jelani Remy also donated generous prize packages from THE LION KING And ALADDIN on Broadway.  (more...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Sets Special Ticket Offers for Open House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) will host an Open House on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at their comfortable stadium-style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Patrons will have the opportunity to access the auditorium to pick their own seats, experience an exclusive backstage tour, enjoy live entertainment, and take advantage of special ticket offers, all while enjoying snacks and beverages available for purchase from the theatre's concession stand. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present BORN YESTERDAY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, a delicious screwball classic, beginning performances June 3. Featuring Alley Company Members and directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play is the grand finale of the inaugural season in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

BBW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at the Classic Theatre
by Andrew Anderson - May 14, 2016

Greg Hinojosa is a revelation in his role as the loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock in the ClassicTheatre production of Born Yesterday (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, 'MODERN MILLIE' & More on Tap for Ocean State's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) has announced that its fifth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the Rhode Island professional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, Billy Elliot The Musical. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Present Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

After twenty years apart, Emma tracks her estranged ex-husband, Ulysses, to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

Entertainment Firm RWS & Associates to Acquire Binder Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Emmy Award-winning NYC based entertainment firm RWS & Associates (Ryan Stana, CEO and Bruston Manuel, COO) has announced the acquisition of Binder Casting, the 12-time Artios Award winning Broadway casting office led by industry veteran Jay Binder, along with his associates Mark Brandon and Jack Bowdan. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (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...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

BWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY Still Sizzles Today At The Alley Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 10, 2016

Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday premiered on Broadway in 1946, and seventy years later it still entertains and gently enlightens. Regardless of the time period, the play is far more relevant than you'd think. Directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play is about wealth, political corruption, education and opportunity. As we drag along into the current presidential election, there is plenty to say on these topics, and evidently Kanin felt the same way back in the forties. (more...)

Works by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2016-2017 season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=961&mode=id or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

MJTC Announces the Opening of DAI (enough) by Iris Bahr
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Iris Bahr's DAI (enough), directed by Warren C. Bowles and featuring a striking performance by Miriam Schwartz, who led a sold-out run at MJTC in 2015 with her solo performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth. This production runs from August 17th - 31st, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale August 1st and are $34. Student and group discounts are available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Steve Pacek to Star in HAND TO GOD at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins' Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.  (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

BWW Review: TAMARIE FOR PRESIDENT Fillibusters the Funny at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jul 11, 2016

This is so much fun, and something you don't want to miss this season. It's a time when we could all use a good laugh, and Tamarie is going for broke as she does every summer with her sardonic take aimed at elections. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that John Miller-Stephany has been named the theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. He assumes his new role in mid-October. The announcement by Board Chair Brian Bush ends an extensive national search. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Selects Three New Works for 2016-17 Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Vineyard Theatre will present three readings of new works in September exclusively for members of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard to Be Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Preview: BORN YESTERDAY, Classic Theatre
by Backstage Bunny - Apr 29, 2016

Born Yesterday - the Garson Kanin playmade into a 1950 movie starring Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford - opens this weekend at the Classic Theatre on Fredericksburg Road. (more...)

Kate Walsh, Lindsay Mendez, Justin Long, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Board Williamstown Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

rtistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for the upcoming Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016 Summer Season kicking off June 28 and running through August 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

Gabriel Ebert, Michael Urie & More Set for The Acting Company's Reading of Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Acting Company will continue its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy An Ideal Husband on Monday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. The performance is sold out. For waitlist information, call (212) 258-3111 or visit www.theactingcompany.org.  (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Continue Concert Series with THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will resume its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with "The Music of The Beach Boys" on April 21st at the Playhouse Downtown.  This highly requested tribute will feature such hits as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Kokomo, California Girls, Surfin' Safari, Fun Fun Fun and many others. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

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