Watch the Best of Australian Theatre at the 2016 Helpmann Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The 2016 Helpmann Awards were presented at a star-studded ceremony earlier this week, in front of a full house at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosts for the evening were Chloe Dallimore, Helen Dallimore, Stuart Maunder AM, Guy Noble, Simon Phillips, The Umbilical Brothers and Queenie van de Zandt as'Jan van de Stool'. The celebrations continued after the ceremony as guests enjoyed an After Party atMarquee Sydney, The Star. (more...)

PHOTO: A Behind The Scenes Peek at Diane Lane's Photo Shoot For THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Anton Chekhov's masterpiece tells the story of a once-wealthy family whose world of opulence and glamour turns upside-down because they don't recognize the consequences of a changing world. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date. (more...)

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets and with more dates still to be added Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced it will play at least an additional 23 theatres in 2017, extending the autumn 2016 tour which opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August and arrives at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday-Saturday 8 April. (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (more...)

Festival Latino to Celebrate 20th Anniversary This August in Bicentennial Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

?Festival Latino, the largest Latin event in Ohio, marks its 20th anniversary in 2016. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Telemundo Announces Nominees for 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced today the nominees for the 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards) to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 25th, at 8PM/7c from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (more...)

Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Synchronicity Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks off September 23 - October 16 with the regional premiere of Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn, a fun and fresh account of the downfall of King Henry VIII's ambitious second wife, Anne Boleyn. (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just presented its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom', which featured performances by some of Broadway's finest (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Blunt in New Trailer for Thriller GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Emily Blunt stars in the upcoming thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, hitting theaters on October 7th. Check out the trailer below and new poster art at left! (more...)

MATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Star Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

IT HELPS TO SING ABOUT IT To Play At The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'It Helps to Sing About It' is a musical revue featuring music by esteemed lyric/composer team Dan Kael and Binyumen ('Ben') Schaechter. Off- Broadway credits include 'That's Life!' (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and 'Pets!' (Dramatic Publishing). Their award-winning one-act musical 'Goodbye Forever' (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: CCPT's AS YOU LIKE IT Moves the Forest of Arden Into Carlson Park
by Shari Barrett - Aug 9, 2016

Culver City Public Theatre opened its 2016 summer season on Saturday, July 16, for 6 weekends of free theatre in Carlson Park, with two plays, 'Frog Tails' at noon, and 'As You Like It' at 2:00, every Saturday and Sunday through August 21. Carlson Park is the perfect seeing at transforming it into the Forest of Arden for Shakespeare's lighthearted pastoral comedy. Audience members can relax in the shade throughout the play, enjoying the warm temperature and delightful ocean breeze. (more...)

Casting Announced For BUDDY HOLLY MUSICAL in WolverHampton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. (more...)

Novato Theater Co-Opens with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Novato Theater Company Begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, September 9-October 2 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949.  The play is directed by Michael Barr and features Gregory Crane, Amber Collins Crane, and Emily Radosevich.  It is produced for NTC by Kim Bromley and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Completes Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Start Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of  The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, has found its full company. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Javier Munoz to Receive 2016 Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors HOLA Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is pleased to announce that it will honor performers Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the runaway hit Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton), Modesto Lacen (of the hit telenovelas 'Celia' and 'La esclava blanca'); and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin (also an official contributor/guest co-host of ABC's 'The View') at the 2016 HOLA Awards, the Seventeenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller Mentors Kids at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On Friday, August 5th, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance received a visit from Tony Award winner, Jessie Mueller. She charmed them from the first moment when she sat down for her interview and rescued an eyelash from Artistic Director Jennifer Johns' cheek so that she could make a wish. Mueller's down-to-earth insight and wisdom was welcomed by the students of Broadway Artists Alliance in a Q&A that seemed to fly by. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Andrew Rannells & More Will Play Games for Honest Accomplice Theatre Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Get your tickets now for a chance to see the premiere of Honest Accomplice Theatre's (HAT) video series, The Trans Literacy Project, play games with some of your favorite celebrities, and celebrate with live DJ's and dancing! (more...)

BWW Recap: Grab Your Nick and Double Click on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2016

Hey! Happy (almost) Fall TV season! I'm pretty excited to be back and diving into the world of walkers/zombies/floaters etc. And FEAR THE WALKING DEAD returns and reminds me, yet again, to not eat dinner while watching this show. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: University of Michigan Alumni Gather to Honor Brent Wagner
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2016

When Tony Award winners step up to the podium to give their acceptance speeches, along with parents and fellow collaborators, there is a group of people that seems to crop up in the list of 'thank yous' more than any other: educators. For most artists, they have a teacher, or professor, or mentor who they can trace back to the reason that they fell in love with the theatre in the first place. On May 16, 2016, a group of over 300 University of Michigan Alumni-led by Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gavin Creel-gathered together for a one-night-only, sold-out performance to honor the beloved long-time Musical Theatre Department Chair, Brent Wagner.  (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, directed by Jamil Jude. (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK's best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (8-18 September) - its 10th anniversary. Spanning performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, it also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, visit www.hightide.org.uk (more...)

Jane Bunnett Featuring Maqueque to Release 'ODDARA' on October 14!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Four-time JUNO Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque is set to release 'Oddara' on October 14, 2016 via Linus Entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Diane Lane for THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chekhov is Back on Broadway with THE CHERRY ORCHARD- Meet Diane Lane & the Rest of the Cast!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 17, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Diane Lane & the Company of Roundabout Theatre Company's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Smuin Launches 23rd Season With World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Smuin kicks off its 23rd season with the Bay Area tour of Dance Series 01 showcasing the diverse styles of this contemporary American ballet company. The program features Madness, Rack, and Honey, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Garrett Ammon. Also on the program is the West Coast's first look at Stanton Welch's critically praised Indigo, which examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. Rounding out the bill is the timely return of Michael Smuin's Stabat Mater, a powerful response to the events of 9/11. It is presented by Smuin in observance of the 15th anniversary of this most significant event of the new century, with a message of hope in the face of challenges.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

BWW Preview: ABET Launches 25th Season With THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Michael Lipp - Aug 11, 2016

'It's been such an exciting trip. It's just kind of amazing to think that we've been around this long.' Carson Merry Baillie, Founder of Atlantic Beach Experimental Theater (ABET), waxes nostalgic as she speaks about the community theatre she founded in 1992. In honor of ABET's 25th season beginning in September, ABET is presenting a staged reading of Kenneth Lonergan's THE WAVERLY GALLERY, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. The production is directed by long-time ABET actor and director Jack Barnard, who will also supply the narration for the evening's reading. (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Winterpills to Celebrate New Album at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From slurry, fuzzy guitar to strings, Winterpills signature melodies see their most expansive sounds to date on 'Love Songs,' out now on Signature Sounds. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 10, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Troilus and Cressida began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night last night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Starz Original Series ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BLUNT TALK to Return 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Today, Starz announced the highly-anticipated Season Two returns for two of their critically-acclaimed series: the horror fun-ride ASH VS EVIL DEAD and the outlandish comedy BLUNT TALK. (more...)

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