BWW Interview: Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th. (more...)

DEAD SEXY Burlesque to Return to The Elektra Theater for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Terror has never been so titillating... 'Dead Sexy: The Off-Broadway Play,' returns to The Elektra Theater for Halloween, running October 16, 23 & 30 at 8:00pm, and Oct 29 at 11:59pm. (more...)

MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

Australia's ¬"Comic Mummy¬" Presents Award-Winning Cabaret at United Solo Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Australian comedian and mother of six, Jenny Wynter, is bringing her over-worked uterus to NYC for one night only, in her award-winning Cabaret show, "An Unexpected Variety Show". (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Michael Osborn's NIGHT AT THE BLUE PARROT Set for Arden's Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arden Theatre Company and Honorary Producers Bob and Nancy Elfant, present Cabaret artist, composer and lyricist Michael Ogborn on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8pm. (more...)

Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will present the fall 2016 Visiting Artists Series. Entertainment events by guest performers ranging from music concerts to theater for young audiences will take place throughout September and October in the luxuriously renovated historic Bucks County Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

Margaret Glaspy Announces 2017 Tour Dates with The Lumineers, Andrew Bird
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Officially announced today is Glaspy's opening slot on The Lumineers January 2017 tour also featuring Andrew Bird. (more...)

Camilla Crawford's A PHILOSOPHICAL PROTEST to Premiere at the West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Camilla Crawford, New York Film Academy graduate and South African actress, writer, director and producer, at the mere age of 22 has brought her talents abroad in order to present her original one-act play, one-act Cabaret, A Philosophical Protest, at the West End Lounge in New York City on October 7th and 8th. (more...)

Zachary Clause to Bring SHERRY TAKES A HOLIDAY to the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Zachary Clause announces a two-night run of his Cabaret drag comedy, Sherry Takes a Holiday, on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W. 42nd Street). Doors open at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents MUTTS GONE NUTS: CANINE CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey is collecting donations for Save The Animals Rescue Team II (START II), a volunteer group based in Englewood, NJ during the month of October to culminate at the performance of Mutts Gone Nuts: Canine Cabaret-Sunday November 6, 2016 at 1PM. (more...)

Fiona-Jane Weston Performs HEROINES at The Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Actress, singer and Cabaret performer Fiona-Jane Weston returns to The Pheasantry, in Kings Road, London  with 'Heroines', a selection from her acclaimed one-woman shows 'Wartime Women', 'Looking for Lansbury' and 'Loving London', each of which garnered rave reviews. (more...)

LA SOIREE Announces Full Casting for its 2016 Production - this Year at Christmas in Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

La Soiree invites you to their 'truly unique and irresistible world', in their new home for this year - the Christmas in Leicester Square site. Brand new acts announced today include the sensational New Orleans songstress ACANTHA LANG, quirky juggler OLIVIA PORTER, acrobat DAVID GIRARD and his mesmerizing new 'CirQle' apparatus, hula-hooping marvel SATYA BELLA, mind-boggling trapeze artist JARRED DEWEY, and the comedy couple DAREDEVIL CHICKENS. (more...)

Eric Yves Garcia to Premiere KEEPERS OF THE KEYS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

After critically lauded performances in New York, London and Paris, award-winning performer Eric Yves Garcia (Margaret Whiting Award; Bistro Award for Singing Instrumentalist) debuts his anticipated new show, 'Keepers of The Keys', on Friday, October 21st (9:30pm) at Feinstein's / 54 Below. The show is written and performed by Mr. Garcia, and is being presented by Treble Clef, LLC.  Mr. Garcia is proud to be joined onstage by Tom Hubbard on bass, Howie Gordon on percussion and Nick Russo on guitar. (more...)

Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva, to Debut One-Woman Solo Show POPPY FIELDS: IN HEAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opium Productions announced today that Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva and one-half of Mack & Poppy, America's best least-known lounge act, will debut her solo show, Poppy Fields: In Heat, for three performances only on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 9pm and Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silver Lake. (more...)

Go Down the Rabbit Hole with ALICE IN WONDERLAND at the Bonstelle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016 - 17 season with the adventurous Alice in Wonderland at the Bonstelle Theatre running October 7 - 16 . Based on Lewis Carroll's classic children's book , this energetic production follows a young girl named Alice , as she falls down a rabbit hole and embarks on a bizarre and extraordinary journey to discover her true identity. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Kicks Off It's 2016-17 Season with LAUGHING MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas, in association with the ICT MainStage Guild, will celebrate the beginning of the 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with a special, one-night-only dinner Cabaret, LAUGHING MATTERS, starring Dallas/Fort Worth theatre favorite B.J. Cleveland. The Cabaret will take place onstage at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theatre (3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062) on Friday, October 21. Doors and bar open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and preshow music by Thomas Lightfoot and his band. The Cabaret performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Star in New CBS Crime Drama DR. DEATH
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Alan Cumming will star and executive produce a new CBS crime drama series DR. DEATH. Based on the upcoming book of the same name by James Patterson, the series will be scripted by Michael Rauch, who will also serve as showrunner. (more...)

Artistas del West End acompa√Īar√°n a Joan V√°zquez en su primer concierto en Londres
by Roberto RodrŪguez - Sep 26, 2016

El cantante y actor de musicales Joan V√°zquez (Hair, Merrily We Roll Along, Mamma Mia!, The History B) debutar√° en los escenarios londinenses el pr√≥ximo 15 de octubre con su concierto Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute. Y en esta ocasi√≥n estar√° acompa√Īado por reconocidos artistas del West End londinenses. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Birmingham Hippodrome, Starring Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. No stranger to Blood Brothers, 'The definitive Mrs Johnstone' (Manchester Evening News) Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role, one she first played in 1997. Lyn played Mrs Johnstone in the final West End performances at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. She has also starred in the UK tour of Cabaret in 2013 as Fraulein Schneider, in Boy George's musical Taboo and in Footloose - the Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Stage Door and Post Show Performance At The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Sep 26, 2016

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Talkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present special talkback events, following their staged reading of Mae West's infamous stage play, SEX, directed by Courtney Laine Self. The readings will take place at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) September 29-October 2 with performances Thursday through Sunday at 7pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at  www.horseTRADE.info . (more...)

Iconotheatrix Brings New Life to Killer Classic in CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Iconotheatrix presents Carrie: The Musical October 20-23, 2016 at The MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston). In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman, Carrie White (Courtlin Parisher) with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother, Margaret White (guest artist, Rachel Landon) whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher, Miss Gardner (guest artist Morgan Kaupert), kind classmate Sue Snell (Jackie Cortina), and boyfriend Tommy Ross (Brendan Morrow) reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen (Cassidy D'Agostino), the class's most vicious bully, and Billy Nolan (Alex Kerry), her not-so-bright boyfriend, have other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie's powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Produce LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running October 14th-30th. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Molly Ringwald to Lead TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Stage and screen vet Molly Ringwald will play Aurora Greenway in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, which is coming to the stage for the first time in the US at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Patti LuPone Chats About FAR AWAY PLACES, Cell Phone Use in Theatre's and More
by Nora Dominick - Sep 26, 2016

Patti LuPone sat down to chat with the Asbury Park Press leading into her Tom's Cabin performance this Saturday October 1st.  (more...)

Hairspray Delights the Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Carissa Chesanek - Sep 26, 2016

A fun loving show with incredible cast and heartening tale of love and acceptance. (more...)

Violinist Sarah Chang to Perform at bergenPAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Sarah Chang, part of the 2016-17 Classical Arts Series -Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Return to Birmingham Hippodrome with Lyn Paul
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

RIGHT NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia to Present Special Election Performance 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia is a female-driven live talk show that blends the gab fest elements of daytime TV with traditional late-night comedy, topped off with the dark sparkly bite of neo-vaudeville acts from burlesque and Cabaret. A night hosted by Carolyn feels like a teenage sleepover at your best friend's house: it's both comforting and full of new discoveries, and chock full of belly laughs. (more...)

JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL Closes Open Air Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde the Musical comes to the Open Air Theatre stage for a three weekend run and will close out the 2016 season. Set to begin on September 30 and continue through October 16, performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE¬óTHE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, Cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Mendelssohn, Smetana & Kattenburg Slated for Cooperstown Festival's 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Fall is here but the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting one more concert. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Kicks Off Castle Craig Players' 24th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Life can be complicated if your first wife doesn't like your second wife. Life can be VERY complicated if your first wife is dead and doesn't like your second wife. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sondheim's PASSION at Musically Human Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Musically Human Theatre's production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musicalPassion, according to David Norwood, the company's producing artistic director and director of Passion. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces October Guest Stars for BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced the first Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest lineup for October!  (more...)

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