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Stranger Than Fiction Improv Returns to Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tuesday, September 20th at 8pm, Stranger Than Fiction Improv and Comedy returns to Seacoast Rep for their Fall/Winter/Spring residency with Not at First Sight: an Improvised Romantic Comedy and homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930's, 40's and 50's. (more...)

Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced full casting 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...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 27 September 2016
by Emma Cann - Sep 28, 2016

The cult musical, Little Shop of Horrors, has long been a favourite amongst cinema and theatre fans alike. Following an unlikely beginning - a low budget Sci-fi B movie shot in just two days - Little Shop of Horrors was turned into a musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, turning this quirky part horror, part comedy into an enduring success.  (more...)

Primary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PRIMARY STAGES has announced the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dawn Cantwell Sings 'If You Were Mine' on BROOKLYN CRUSH Cast Album
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Broadway Records and producer Jeremy Handelman recently announced long awaited release of the original Off-Broadway cast album of the award winning musical, BROOKLYN CRUSH (formerly F#%king Up Everything) by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. Click below to watch Dawn Cantwell singing 'If You Were Mine' in the recording studio! Cantwell is currently playing 'Nessarose' in WICKED on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKS
by April Montgomery - May 23, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS opened for the first time in a small Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1960. It has enjoyed astonishing popularity and is still running Off-Broadway to this very day. Recently, the Winter Park Playhouse opened this timeless show to close out its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

BWW Review: Ocean State Ends Season with Effervescent ANYTHING GOES
by Robert Barossi - May 2, 2016

Like any art form, theatrical musicals can run the gamut in tone, style, tenor and execution. You can find everything from dark, serious brooding drama to light-as-a-feather, fluff-filled entertainments. Which is not to say that either side of the spectrum is better or worse than the other, there are highs and lows at both ends of the spectrum. When it comes to the lighter, fluffier fare, there are few as effervescent and entertaining as Cole Porter's Anything Goes, now receiving a top-notch production at Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Of THE GO-BETWEEN!
by Carrie Dunn - May 19, 2016

We caught up with Gemma Sutton as she rehearses new show The Go-Between. She stars alongside Michael Crawford and Issy van Randwyck. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey Honored At 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards In New York
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, honored Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey, and the best in film, television, and journalism at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday. Jennifer Lawrence, Aziz Ansari, Connie Britton, Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, Tamron Hall, Noah Galvin, Andrew Rannells, Andreja Peji?, and Jason Biggs were among the special guests. Recording artists Alex Newell and Bebe Rexha, as well as the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home performed at the event hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Laverne Cox. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Gotay Sings Title Song on BROOKLYN CRUSH Cast Album
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

Broadway Records and producer Jeremy Handelman recently announced long-awaited release of the original Off-Broadway cast album of the award-winning musical, BROOKLYN CRUSH (formerly F#%king Up Everything) by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. Click below to watch Jason Gotay singing the title song in the recording studio! (more...)

Veteran Community Theatre Troupe to Present ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Now in its 80th year, the Village Light Opera Group has had an esteemed history of providing performance opportunities to members of the New York City community. Since its founding in 1935, the mission of the Village Light Opera Group has been to enrich the community through high-quality amateur theatrical productions and by offering hands-on theatrical experience. To commemorate eight decades of theatre, Village Light Opera is pleased to present the seminal production of Cole Porter's classic musical, Anything Goes for a strictly limited engagement this May. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Extends FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to popular demand, FIRST DATE has been extended at the CLO Cabaret through May 8.  The show was previously scheduled to close on April 24.  Sunday evening performances have also been added including dates in April and May. Tickets for all remaining performances are now on sale at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)


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Leddy Center's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL Will Open on 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

Spring is nearly here and so is Leddy's latest production! Neil Simon's 'The Star Spangled Girl' will open our 42nd Season on Friday, March 11, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays and one Wednesday, March 16, at 2pm!!  (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE LIGHTNING Sprints to Action
by Marietta Lunceford - Mar 4, 2016

What do the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and NASCAR have in common? Up until last night, I would have said, 'Absolutely nothing!' But last night changed all of that when the Talladega Superspeedway sponsored the world premiere of WHITE LIGHTNING, a 'romantic action adventure' about the roots of stock car racing. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Full 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced the company's full Programme 2016. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company Announces ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Clear Space Theatre Company presents Cole Porter's classic 1930s musical ANYTHING GOES on weekends March 18 - April 3, 2016 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Set aboard the ocean liner SS AMERICAN, ANYTHING GOES tells the story of Reno Sweeney and her old friend Billy Crocker as they face the shipboard complications of boy-meets-girl, set to such classic Cole Porter tunes as "Friendship", "It's De-Lovely", "I Get No Kick from Champagne", and the title song "Anything Goes." (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Steppenwolf Tells A Universal, Intimate Love Story
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 6, 2016

In the opening moments of Nick Payne's new play CONSTELLATIONS-now in its Chicago premiere in the Upstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf-the playwright presents audiences with an archetypal 'Boy Meets Girl' story. But then that moment occurs again and again, each time playing out in a different universe. And thus, in a swift 80 minute run-time, Payne crafts the love story of Roland, a bee keeper (Jon Michael Hill), and Marianne, a theoretical physicist (Jessie Fisher). Each time Roland and Marianne 'meet' in the first scene, the outcome varies-sometimes closely mirroring the first 'universe' that audiences see, other times radically diverging from that first encounter. Over the span of the play, Payne plots seven sequences in Roland and Marianne's relationship-from the awkward first moments to those of deep connection, heartbreak, and unimaginable suffering.  (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST to Bring Love and Lust to Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Shakespeare's Battle of the Sexes comedy, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, opens at Theater at Monmouth Friday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT is a Critique of Machismo Disguised as a Celebration
by Frank Benge - Jun 18, 2016

DOGFIGHT is a musical with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan. It is adapted from Nancy Savoca's 1991 film and premiered Off-Broadway in 2012. The current production by Austin Theatre Project is the Central Texas premiere. An intimate new musical with a small cast, DOGFIGHT shines a light on the nastier aspects of young Marines, especially the ritual where each man tries to find the ugliest girl to bring to a bar to win a bet. It is this ritual that gives the work its name. A look at swaggering, macho culture at its worst, dehumanizing both the women and the faceless enemy the boys are being dispatched to fight. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Run 7/29-8/2 at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Hop on board the S.S. American and get ready for music and romance on the high seas as M&M Stage Productions presents "Anything Goes" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this dazzling musical featuring Cole Porter classics are: Fridays, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 30 and Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 31 and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Uproariously Funny THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Chris Gibson - Jul 29, 2016

You say that you're feeling a little blue, or maybe just experiencing some 'non-specific' sadness? Then a sure cure for your condition can be found by attending STAGES St. Louis' scintillating presentation of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. This is an incredible and uproariously funny show that pokes gentle fun at the very core of musical theatre conventions. Everything is fair game in Bob Martin and Don McKellar's witty script, which even manages to lampoon opening blackouts and intermissions. This revival is a much welcomed and thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard! (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS IS FIVE-STAR FIENDISH FERNERY AND FEROCIOUSLY FUNNY at Roslyn Packer Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 22, 2016

It's a classic fairy-tale. Boy Meets Girl. Girl likes Boy. Girl has abusive boyfriend who thrives on orthodontic agony. Boy has abusive plant who thrives on human blood. Boy feeds boyfriend to plant and becomes world famous. Yeah, in hindsight, it's not exactly your classic fairy-tale. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic Boy Meets Girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Ritz Theater THE ADDAMS FAMILY Rises From the Ashes Just for Fun
by Pati Buehler - Jul 19, 2016

The Ritz Theater resurrects the ghouls dead and alive in a delightfully funny production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Enchants New Haven
by Lindsey Sullivan - Jan 29, 2016

Guy meets girl. They make some music. And they either end up together or apart, delighting or devastating their respective audiences. It's just as typical a story as the romance of the Broadway musical (and usually has a similar effect). Well, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's Once is hailed for dashing the typical Boy Meets Girl tale, and its North American tour installment does not seem to do typical either. Magic was made at New Haven's Shubert Theatre last night as the cast of Once took their first bow of the weekend (and received the first of what are likely to become many standing ovations). (more...)

Quiet Events Presents BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

From the creators of Quiet Clubbing comes a hilarious performance where you get to eavesdrop on a couple's first date! Not only will you be able to hear what they are saying…but what they are THINKING too! Boy Meets Girl is an interactive play where you get to tune into to the girl or guy's inner thoughts using special Quiet Events headphones. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for the Carnegie's 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Carnegie's 2016-17 Theatre Series Season promises high-energy performances, great musical numbers, and plenty of humor. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Shakespeare & Company has announced its lineup for the 2016 summer season, which includes three Shakespeare plays: The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night, plus the Regional Premieres of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, and Lauren Gunderson's The Taming. Additional titles include Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino a bracing drama fresh from an acclaimed Off-Broadway production, Sotto Voce by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, and the return of Stephan Wolfert in Cry 'Havoc!' (more...)


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BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Feb 8, 2016

So now it's all here again on the big stage at Actors' Playhouse. There's a cast of 27 directed by David Arisco, the king of big musicals, who doesn't let a flat moment slip into the two hour performance. (more...)

Leddy Center to Open 42nd Season with THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Director Elaine Gatchell has chosen one of Neil Simon's funniest shows to open their 42nd Season at Leddy Center in Epping. THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL is the story of a love triangle, mixed with politics. (more...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, Samuel D. Hunter and More Among Jury for Shorts Program at Inwood Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Inwood Film Festival has just announced the jury for its Short Shorts program as part of its inaugural Short Film Festival in Inwood, NYC, on March 2 and 3, 2016 at Casandra Hall. In a neighborhood bereft of cinemas or theaters, the small but mighty Inwood Film Festival is honored to have such a revered, diverse, and accomplished collection of storytellers on its first jury. (more...)

Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL to Open Leddy Center's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Director Elaine Gatchell has chosen one of Neil Simon's funniest shows to open their 42nd Season at Leddy Center in Epping. (more...)

Broadhollow Theatre Company Presents ANYTHING GOES This July
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

This is an amusing story of the age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores. Terrific Cole Porter songs include It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Tour in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 12, 2016

Dancing newsboys! Underdogs win! Read all about it! NEWSIES leaps on the Orpheum stage through Feb. 14. (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

Harry Hepple, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Laura Tebbutt Join Menier Chocolate Factory's INTO THE WOODS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Harry Hepple (Baker), Steffan Lloyd-Evans (Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince) and Laura Tebbutt (Baker's Wife) will join the company of Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece INTO THE WOODS. They will take over tomorrow from Ben Steinfeld, Noah Brody and Jessie Austrian. Read BroadwayWorld's review of the show here (more...)

Review Roundup: LA LA LAND Marks Return of the Movie Musical!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Academy Award nominee DAMIEN Chazelle's LA LA LAND opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

Don Scardino Returns to the Stage in DON SCARDINO: NOTHING TO HIDE WITH JOHN MILLER At Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will host the premiere of Don Scardino: Nothing to Hide with John Miller on November 12th, 2016. (more...)

Melbourne Fringe Festival Presents SCREW LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

This September Melbourne Fringe Festival will play host to RAW Comedy finalist Emily Vascotto with her award winning cabaret Screw Loose. With a delectable smorgasbord of musical numbers and moves, this comedy cabaret celebrates one woman's unwavering quest for love in all the wrong places ...and possibly restraining orders. (more...)

BWW Review: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Chart Out CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 11, 2016

Nick Payne's Constellations uses the hypothetical existence of a multiverse and applies it to the coupling of Marianne and Roland over and over again. A multiverse is the scientific theory that challenges physics and suggests all consequences of our lives are living symmetrically on a plane and the outcome is an endless roll of the dice. We witness the action progressing them forward in life as it consistently resets, skews or diverts dramatically. Boy Meets Girl is no longer a simple narrative. What sounds like a storytelling gimmick, expediently becomes throbbing unsuspecting drama that is as intimate as is it vast. Perhaps I would have paid attention in high school science if it was taught to me this way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Brandon Weinbrenner Talks The Landing Theatre Company's FOOL FOR LOVE
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 6, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company opens its 2015-2016 season in their new home with a production of Sam Shepard's one-act classic FOOL FOR LOVE. You may have guessed from the title that it's a love story, but the relationship between Eddie and May is far from your typical boy-meets-girl fairy tale. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Opens 4/27 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is proud to present the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy, Anything Goes from April 27 - May 22. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Presents ANYTHING GOES This May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

This is an amusing story of the age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores. Terrific Cole Porter songs include It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. (more...)


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BROOKLYN CRUSH Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that BROOKLYN CRUSH (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on May 20, 2016. (more...)

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