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Review Roundup: HOLIDAY INN Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 6, 2016

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical opens officially tonight at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld will have all the reviews as they roll in. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/4/2016 - FREAKY FRIDAY, PLENTY, VIETGONE and TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 4, 2016

Today's big news: The new FREAKY FRIDAY musical begins tonight in D.C., PLENTY, starring Rachel Weisz, starts at The Public, VIETGONE begins previews at MTC, TICK, TICK...BOOM! returns Off-Broadway, and CAMELOT, featuring Robert Sean Leonard, launches in Westport! (more...)

Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), begins previews tonight, October 4, in advance of a Tuesday, October 25 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Boy Meets Girl in VIETGONE, Starting Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, today, October 4 for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC's #VIETGONE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 26, 2016

Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce) just opened last night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Opens Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce) officially opens tonight, October 25, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)


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Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), will open tomorrow, today October 25 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances began today, October 4. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's VIETGONE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2016

Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce) is currently in previews in advance of a Tuesday, October 25 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: POKER FACE, King's Head Theatre, 16 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play from Europe that can't quite decide what it wants to be but raises interesting questions all the same. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raymond Lee, Jennifer Ikeda and More in MTC's VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce) is currently in previews in advance of a Tuesday, October 25 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Centaur Theatre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Oct 10, 2016

Every choice you make has the potential for a different, life-altering outcome. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - Nov 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song and dance men searching for stardom while looking for love on the way. Misunderstandings, mayhem, and mountains of mistletoe all ensure an endearing love story and the happiest holiday for all. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

BWW Review: Love PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - Nov 25, 2016

With PRELUDE TO A KISS, the current offering at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI, playwright Craig Lucas came up with a realistically magical take on the Hollywood formula, boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl back. Apparently this theme predates even Hollywood: on the way home from the theater I listened to Monteverdi's seventeenth century opera, L'Orfeo, based on the even older story of Orpheus, in which boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, but oops. In this PRELUDE TO A KISS, which 2nd Story bills as a modern day fairy tale, elderly 'wedding crasher' (F. William Oakes) kisses the bride, Rita, (Lara Hakeem) and their souls exchange, which turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled flight of doubt and regret. All this leaves the brave but bewildered groom, Peter, (David Sackel) to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love and, eventually, the assistance of the persona-switched bride and crasher. Got all that? (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 9, 2017

There's one sizable concern that I have about Casa Manana's production of WEST SIDE STORY, and that's the fact that it's only slated to perform for two weekends, with closing night quickly approaching. This version of the classic 1950's American musical may not only be the best production to appear in The Dome in recent memory, but this local showing could quite probably rival any previous incarnation of the show altogether…ever. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - GROUNDHOG DAY's Vishal Vaidya
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2017

Today, Vishal Vaidya speaks with BWW about making his Broadway debut alongside a cast and crew who 'exhibit the same spirit as the people of Punxsutawney.' (more...)


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A DATE WITH MS FORTUNE Looks for Love at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

"WTF? Why not try an internet date?" thinks recently divorced Steve. With a little creativity on his profile and nothing to lose but his dignity, Steve ventures to the Butterfly Club on his first internet date. Ms Fortune awaits. A clever, comical, poignant cabaret, all original songs, written and performed by Gerard Ingham and Suzanne Hobson. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017/18 Lineup for T2 SEASON 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared Season 12, a year-long lineup of world and regional premieres and acclaimed new plays. Season packages are on sale today, with six-play packages starting at $89, by phone at (479) 571-2785 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Serves Up New Play About Dinner Ladies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

School Dinners will never be the same again with comedy drama, Save Our School Dinners…Jamie! playing in the Belgrade Theatre's B2 auditorium this March, written by Coventry born playwright Paven Virk. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, BEAUTIFUL, and More Part of Sheffield Theatres' Exciting New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Sheffield Theatres has announced an array of exciting smash-hit productions for the forthcoming season, including West End hit musical Beautiful The Carole King Musical, the reunion of Hollywood stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in acclaimed Broadway play Love Letters, EastEnders Rita Simon in Legally Blonde plus news that global phenomenon MAMMA MIA! is visiting the city on its first ever UK tour. (more...)

Amazon Studios Greenlights a Fourth Season of the Golden Globe Award-Winning Series Mozart in the Jungle and a Final Season of Hit Comedy Series Red Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Season 4 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE; Final Season of RED OAKS
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced it has green lit a fourth season of the Golden Globe award-winning series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, and a final, third season of the hit comedy series RED OAKS. (more...)

Up Next, A Musical Comedy Of Errors! Presented By Triton Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

It's the age old tale of Boy Meets Girl....  Did we mention yet that boy has a very impressive penile implant? (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad Manners
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

We're just a fortnight beyond the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's never too late for an Epiphany, is it? In that spirit, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has extended the holiday season with the worthy gift of WE'RE NO ANGELS, a light-hearted homage to the blessing of random ~ and fortuitous ~ acts of kindness. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by Roger Martin - Jan 13, 2017

The staging is, well, brilliant. Scene changes are seamless, the lighting paints every picture... (more...)

THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

Fast-Paced, Bizarre Ultra-sound Comedy About Pregnancy Comes To Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Full Pelt Theatre present their new show, Wombmates, a fast paced, bizarre new ultrasound comedy about two brothers, Eric and David, from conception to birth. (more...)

Enter Now for a Chance to Win Tickets to the First Preview of GROUNDHOG DAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

To take the sting out of this morning's news from Punxsutawney PA predicting six more weeks of winter, the producers of the eagerly anticipated Broadway musical comedy Groundhog Day announce a national sweepstakes to give away the first preview performance at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 16. Opening night is April 17. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre, and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. (more...)

BWW Preview: 34 Years Later and LA CAGE's Message is as Relevant as Ever at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 14, 2017

The hilarious and beloved gender-bending musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodies of Jerry Herman, is in the final month of rehearsals before taking to stage at Carrollwood Players on March 17 through April 8. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Tony Winner Chuck Cooper to Headline NYTB's Developmental Run of BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper will headline New York Theatre Barn's developmental presentations of Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Presents New Musical Based on Film BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York Theatre Barn will present two developmental presentations of the new musical Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. Boy Meets Girl is inspired by the film of the same name, written/directed by Eric Schaeffer, that won 40 'Best' awards at festivals in 2014-2015. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

Inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

We are culture. We are exploration. We are The New York Science Fiction Film Festival. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Continues The Wilma Theater 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The story of Boy Meets Girl is turned on its head as playwright Nick Payne launches it into the quantum multiverse in Constellations. The possibility that multiple versions of our world exist is drawn out through the relationship of theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY Perform on 'Today'; Watch It Again & Again!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Andy Karl and the cast of the new Broadway musical GROUNDHOG DAY stopped by NBC's today as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week.' Below, watch the cast perform the high-energy number 'Philanthropy' from the hit musical! (more...)

Primary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced a reading of PARADING THE NOOSE, a new play by Connor Sampson, the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

From Screen to Stage - An In-Depth Look at Broadway's Latest Adaptations
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 1, 2017

Whether they will earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike remains to be seen, but today BWW takes an in-depth look at this season's screen-to-stage offerings. (more...)

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