MICHAEL. AMY. WHITNEY. KAREN. KURT. Begins Next Week at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Duplex, the venerable Greenwich Village Cabaret and piano bar, will present Michael. Amy. Whitney. Karen. Kurt., a new musical bio-drama about the life and music of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Karen Carpenter and Kurt Cobain.  (more...)

FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs a workshop production of Michael Raver's play, Fire on Babylon at The Wild Project as part of the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival. The play features Jeffrey Hayenga (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) and playwright Raver (How We Built the Bomb) Set and Prop Design by Marc Wheeler, Costumes by Edward Ray Kiely and Lighting Design by Mike Billings. (more...)

Casts of JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for WEST END LIVE 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

West End LIVE with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016. Celebrating its 12th year, the free musical extravaganza showcases the best of the West End. Attracting crowds of more than 500,000 people over the course of the weekend, West End LIVE with MasterCard is the largest event of its type in the world. (more...)

Kelly Briggs to Bring BROADWAY ON THE BOARDWALK to Ocean Club, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway Veteran Kelly Briggs ( Les Miserables and CATS) along with musical director John McMahon will bring 'Broadway On The Boardwalk' to the Ocean Club in Atlantic City on July 16th as part of a private event for the residents of the Ocean Club. (more...)

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway and Cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 'cause' for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center). (more...)

Karen Mason & Lee Roy Reams to Pay Tribute to Jerry Herman at The Iridium, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams will be saluting Jerry Herman on Tuesday May 31st at the Iridium, in a show called 'IT'S TODAY' with Alex Rybeck at the piano. The show is at 8:30. (more...)

mad Theatre's CABARET Opens 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

mad Theatre of Tampa, a resident musical theatre company at the Straz Center, is proud to announce the opening of the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret on June 9, 2016 at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center. (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Lua Hadar and Jazz Trio Twist Perform Jukebox Hits in WHEN IN ROME at The Italian Cultural Institute
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio Twist perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through 80s in their new show, WHEN IN ROME. Produced by New Performance Group and The Italian Cultural Institute at the Institute's new Opera Plaza location (San Francisco Civic Center), the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di la, Volare and of course When in Rome. (more...)

2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival to Kick Off Third Weekend, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which this year features more than 400 dancers and musicians from 32 top Bay Area dance companies representing more than twenty world cultural traditions, 12 world premieres, and two North American premieres, concludes with Weekend 3 June 18 and 19 at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.  (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

2016-17 CLO Cabaret Series Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 CLO Cabaret Series featuring the Pittsburgh premieres of the cult film-turned Off-Broadway sensation, THE TOXIC AVENGER,  all-American feel-good Broadway hit PUMP BOYS & DINETTES and the show with the best advice known to woman, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE!  CLO Cabaret Series packages are now on sale and can be purchased by calling our Season Ticket hotline at 412-281-2822.  Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 412-325-1582 or emailing Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.   (more...)

Theatre Junction GRAND Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theatre, dance, politics, music, photography, and multimedia art will intertwine during Theatre Junction GRAND's exciting 2016/2017 Season. It is also the 10th anniversary of Theatre Junction at The Grand and the 25th anniversary of Theatre Junction.  (more...)

Tony Braithwaite to Perform at Arden Theatre Company, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents entertainer, actor and comedian Tony Braithwaite. Braithwaite will take the stage Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 8pm in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Sets Summer Cabaret Club Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Cabaret Club. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Concludes 5th Season with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) concludes their fifth season of producing new indie theatre in Greenwich Village this Thursday with YOUR AEON HAS NOT EARNED OUR RESPECT. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, It's the final installment in the year-long, serialized play, THE MAJOR ARCANA or THE FOOL'S JOURNEY. (more...)

Paris Fringe Announces Full Schedule, Thru May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The first edition of Paris Fringe, a festival of international theatre in English, takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris, France. The festival features both international work and France-based companies, and artists are travelling to Paris for the festival from Belgium, Canada, the UK and the USA. English is the main language for performances and other events. The programme includes dramatic plays, stand-up comedy, musicals, immersive theatre, improvisation and solo shows, representing a wide range of theatrical styles, with a focus on innovative approaches to theatre and an emphasis on contemporary themes. (more...)

Musical Version of Helga Visser's THE BUSH CONCERT Comes To The Dunstan Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Eight Adelaide Symphony Orchestra musicians and actor Susan Ferguson will present two highly participatory performances of Helga Visser's much-loved Australian tale THE BUSH CONCERT on Saturday 9 July at 1pm and 3pm in The Dunstan Playhouse.   (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

Carol Stein to Perform at Winter Park Playhouse, 6/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series features the immensely popular and uniquely talented Ms. Carol Stein Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Premiering her new solo Cabaret entitled, Travels With Carol, she will take you on a musical travel adventure with, as expected, Carol at the piano and microphone! (more...)

Judy Garland Tribute Set for Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A tribute to Judy Garland will be performed in a Cabaret concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 PM in the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. "Judy! Judy! Judy!" will star local singer Loretta Siani with piano accompaniment by Joel Baker. Tickets are $11 cash only, and it is presented by Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Announces Upcoming Premier Cabaret Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre has announced four upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

Vorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHT
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Die  MusicalCompany des Theater fur Niedersachsen in Hildesheim feiert im kommenden Jahr ihr 10-jahriges Jubilaum, und so stehen in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 auch wieder 5 Musicals auf dem Programm, darunter mit DOGFIGHT eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung. Außerdem werden AVENUE Q, Cabaret, UNFASSBAR NAH (CLOSER THAN EVER) und DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EDWIN DROOD aufgefuhrt. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical Cabaret, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

YOU CAN'T KISS A MOVIE Set for The Metropolitan Room, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

An innovative reimagining of film techniques for live performance, You Can't Kiss a Movie features performer Shelley Farmer, whose passionate (obsessive?) love of French movies from the 1960s New Wave is the seed for an original story about an ill-fated love affair, told through the songs and dialogue of those movies. With a spirit of youthful immediacy inspired by the films themselves, this bilingual Cabaret playfully tweaks the films' themes and gender roles while continuing their investigation into the costs and virtues of emotional engagement in art and life. You Can't Kiss a Movie is an exuberant, affecting show for both film buffs and newcomers. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHER LUNDSTEDT O'NEILL Nails LOESSER KNOWN Hits
by Don Grigware - May 24, 2016

Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Sunday May 22 with lovely singer Heather Lundstedt O'Neill doing the honors. Lundstedt O'Neill has a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice that she utilizes supremely, lending her an awesome range. She also possesses a wonderfully delicious sense of humor that added so very much to this, her first LA Cabaret appearance. She sang lesser known as well as hit songs from the Frank Loesser Songbook and told brief stories about his family and career....but concentrated more on the singing. Joining her were The Beverly Belles, friends Tiffany and Leah for one song and also guest star Jonathan Hawkins who performed one duet with Lundstedt. Sensational musical director John Boswell was at the piano and Randy Landas on bass throughout the 75 minute set.  (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE Lets The Little Sisters Of Hoboken Loose On Unsuspecting Audiences
by Barry Lenny - May 24, 2016

Nunsense was a night out that had the audience laughing and applauding from start to finish. (more...)

Andrea Axelrod to Perform at The Metropolitan Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

For her first appearances at The Metropolitan Room, Andrea Axelrod will present Almost Like Being in Love - exploring songs 'about the cusp of love', with music director Barry Levitt and bass player Jon Burr. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Faith Prince & More Set for Fran Drescher's Cabaret Cruise
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Last year Fran Drescher's Cocktail Cruise around Manhattan kicked off NYC Gay Pride Week and sold out with a huge crowd of celebrities including Patti LuPone, Jill Zarin, Patti Stanger, Thomas Roberts and Aviva Drescher and raised a great deal of dollars for her Cancer Schmancer Movement. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS to Run 8/12-9/10 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back last season's steamy, sell-out hit BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS, with Caitlin Jackson recreating Bette Midler's historic bathhouse concert in New York City. This year, Handbag is bringing the bathhouse to Boystown with nine performances only from August 12 - September 10, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stage773.com or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Friday, August 12 at 8 pm. (more...)

#FIRSTWORLDWHITEGIRLS Set for Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Move over Real Housewives and Private Schoolgirls, Brisbane's #FirstWorldWhiteGirls are coming to Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival. Direct from a sold-out Adelaide Fringe season and Queensland tour, #FirstWorldWhiteGirls are set to appall and delight Melbourne audiences with their hilariously narcissistic comedy and catchy vocals. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Lionel Shockness to Perform at Don't Tell Mama in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

New York City native Lionel Shockness returns to legendary piano bar / restaurant Don't Tell Mama (on Restaurant Row) in Manhattan for 'Being Here And Keeping It Real' - two afternoons of song - on Sunday June 5th & Saturday, June 25th. (more...)

LJUBICICA - WILD VIOLET Set for Melbourne Cabaret Festival at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Ljubicica - Wild Violet is a heartwarming story of the hope, love and legacy of a Croatian wild flower, starring Josipa Draisma it plays as part of The Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival at The Butterfly Club from 21 - 26 June, 2016 (more...)

Josepha Gayer to Perform at The RRazz Room, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The RRazz Room At The Prince is pleased to present Philadelphia's own Josepha Gayer in concert, celebrating the release of her debut CD, RENAISSANCE: NOTES FROM ITALY (LML Music). Ms. Gayer, will perform one show on June 26, 2016 at 5pm, accompanied by Eric Knight. The RRazz Room At The Prince is located in the second floor Black Box Cabaret space of the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue Of The Arts). Elevator access is available. Tickets range from $32 (seats) to $42 for table seating. Table seating requires a two drink minimum per person.  Visit: http://www.therrazzroom.com or the ticket link: http://tinyurl.com/jhg793s (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Faculty Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 23, 2016

Last week I shared the growth of the University of New Haven's Theatre Department from the student perspective. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with a few of the faculty to hear their views of the program's growth. (more...)

Anthea Thompson to Muse on MY BRILJANTE EGSKEIDING at the Drostdy Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Geraldine Aron's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE has been produced worldwide since its debut in 2001, including a production featuring British comic legend, Dawn French. Now for the first time in South Africa, and in Afrikaans, MY BRIJLANTE EGSKEIDING will star Anthea Thompson.  (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to present the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. A project of New Musicals Inc., a non-profit organization committed to discovering and nurturing promising new works of musical theater, A Little New Music is a fast-paced hour of the best new or unheard musical theater songs performed by a mix of Broadway and premier West Coast performers. Whether it's a recent premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, this is an evening guaranteed to entertain with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse. Tickets for A Little New Music range in price from $25-$45 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Tracy Morgan, Dick Gregory and More to Headline Carolines On Broadway in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of June 2016, highlighted by headliners Tracy Morgan, from NBC's 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, June 2 - 4; legendary activist and comedian Dick Gregory, June 4 and 5; Maz Jobrani, from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and author of "I'm Not a Terrorist But I Play One on TV," June 10 - 12; Darrell Hammond, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 16 - 18; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, June 23; Jon Rudnitsky, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 24 - 26; and Michael Blackson, The African King of Comedy, July 4th Weekend, June 30 ( - July 3). (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Pumpkin Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Pumpkin Theatre is thrilled to announce our 2016 Summer Camps! We've got something for kids of all ages. Whether your child is interested in acting, musical theatre, or comedy & improvisation, we've got it all at Pumpkin Theatre. Camps start in June, come join us for a fun filled summer. (more...)

Jo Sullivan Loesser to Host 54 SINGS HOW TO SUCCEED at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tony nominee Jo Sullivan Loesser, widow of composer Frank Loesser, has signed on to host Feinstein's/54 Below all star concert of 54 Sings How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on June 5th, 2016. Ms. Loesser received a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. In recent years, Loesser has received great acclaim as a Cabaret and recoding artist. (more...)

BWW Review: Singer PAT WHITEMAN and Composer HARRIET SCHOCK Make a Dream Team in the E-Spot Lounge at Vitello's
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2016

On Thursday May 19 consummate singer Pat Whiteman presented An Evening of Pat Whiteman & Grammy nominated songwriter Harriet Schock at the E Spot Lounge at Vitello's in Studio City to a sold-out house of arduous music lovers. Although not as well known as the others, Harriet Schock has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. Her pop songs are that good, for example 'Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady' which gave Helen Reddy a great big hit back in the 70s. Who better to interpret her incisive emotional messages than virtuoso Pat Whiteman? The evening was a divine songfest of original material with a 6-piece band, including Schock at the piano and electronic keyboard, and two backup singers. There were also special guests: Gary Lynn Floyd, who has an uber expressive singing style perfect for Schock's music...and movie composer Misha Segal who co-wrote the gorgeous 'First Time on a Ferris Wheel' with Schock. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good'
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend. (more...)

BWW Profiles: FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 23, 2016

New stage, too! (more...)

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