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Through a series of English music-hall turns, Charlie Chaplinís life story unfolds.

Off-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL will conclude its triumphant 14-month run tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Just some of the celebrities spotted in the audience have included Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016


Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

MY FRIEND, THE CAT Returns to NY, at the Philipstown Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Philipstown Depot Theatre will host Phil Geoffrey Bond's My Friend, the Cat on Saturday, October 1 at 8pm. My Friend, the Cat, a hit at off-Broadway's Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2007, is being revived for this special one-night-only performance on the banks of the Hudson River. Featuring music by some of the greatest songwriters of the past century, the evening is intermingled with spoken text by Bond about his ten year relationship with one particularly mischievous feline. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

?The ensemble cast is made up of plenty of Broadway veterans, but some new faces as well. Get to know the full gang with some of their past performances below! (more...)

Catalina Film Festival Kicks Off 2016 with 90 Films & New Media Summit
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Catalina Film Festival (CFF) rolled out the red carpet for the 6th annual Fest as it takes over the famed Catalina Island through Oct. 2. CFF is a competitive festival and film market where guests experience the West Coast's only resort island while enjoying upwards of 90 films, the annual Film and New Media Summit, and exclusive events. (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (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...)

Snaptoys Inks Master Toy Licensing Agreement with The Jim Henson Company for Word Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016


Photo Flash: Maui OnStage Presents BOEING, BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Maui OnStage presents the Maui premiere of the 2008 Tony Award-winning revival 'Boeing, Boeing' by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and revised by Francis Evans. This swinging '60s French farce features Parisian lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, American, and German fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent layovers. When unforeseen schedule changes land all three in his Paris apartment on the same night, Berthe, his long-suffering maid, advises Robert, a visiting college buddy, to 'Drink up, it's going to be a bumpy night.' (more...)

ArtDontSleep Presents: Marvel's Luke Cage: The Live Score October 6th, 2016 At 8:00pm At The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016


Emmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Queens Theatre will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenn Colella & Rodney Hicks of COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Sep 2, 2016

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers-spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Jenn Colella and Rodney Hicks are deep in rehearsals for the D.C. premiere of COME FROM AWAY and took some time out to chat about their experience with the show. (more...)

Goo Goo Dolls to Headline 'Shall We Dance on Ice'; Meryl Davis & Charlie White Set to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Mandalay Bay Events Center and Disson Skating are pleased to announce Shall We Dance on Ice in Las Vegas Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. The event will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with dancing, ice skating and music. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

John Zorn on St. Bart's Organ and More Set for Great Music at St. Bart's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

?Great Music at St. Bart's, the concert series produced by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF), for the past six years has presented music in St. Bartholomew's Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  (more...)

GREAT MUSIC AT ST. BART'S 2016-17 Season Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Great Music at St. Bart's, the concert series produced by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF), for the past six years has presented music in St. Bartholomew's Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  The magnificent 1918 Romanesque-style church features a portal designed by Stanford White and a grand Byzantine-style interior - and two of New York's unlikely but outstanding concert spaces:  the 150-seat chapel, an intimate and acoustically brilliant space that is perfectly suited for contemporary chamber music, and the majestic 1,000-seat sanctuary - outfitted with comfortable chairs enabling flexible seating - whose Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ is the largest in New York City and one of the finest examples of the American Classic Organ in the U.S. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

David Gaines Brings Circus Comedy Show to Oakland University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Roll up, roll up! The theatre program at Oakland University is hosting a very special guest. At 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, theatre artist David Gaines will present his show, 'A Little Business at the Big Top,' a fast-paced solo performance featuring a spectacular circus comedy, full of danger and romance - like Popeye meets Chaplin in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. (more...)

BWW Review: Twenty-Six Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST ¬Ė O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie.
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 12, 2016

Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name, GHOST, a timeless fantasy about the power of love, had its Brazilian premiere at Teatro Bradesco in Sao Paulo. The plot centers on lovers Sam and Molly, who are attacked as they are returning to their apartment. When Sam dies he becomes caught between the real world and the next. Molly is in danger and Sam cannot leave her. A phony storefront medium, Oda Mae Brown, helps Sam to get in touch with Molly to warn her. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

Jackie Chan & More to Receive Academy's 2016 Governor's Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 30) to present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. (more...)

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Dances Onto Hale Centre Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is transformed into the Old West when Seven Brides for Seven Brothers dances onto the family-friendly stage Oct. 13 through Nov. 26. The laugh-filled musical comedy revolves around an 1850-era Oregon Territory town where one of seven brothers, Adam, ventures from the backwoods into town to find a wife. He meets Milly and the couple quickly marry. They hasten back to Adam's mountain ranch, where Milly is shocked to find Adam's six slovenly brothers living in the ranch house. Milly attempts to change their ways, teaching them order, manners, singing and dancing. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony-Winning Set Designer Beowulf Boritt Featured in New Microsoft Windows TV Spot
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In an all-new ad for Microsoft Windows 10, Tony-winning Broadway set designer Beowulf Boritt demonstrates how he used the software to design the set for the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Comedy, Storytelling, Cabaret and More Set for the Kraine & UNDER St. Marks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Frigid New York @ Horse Trade has announced its November 2016 events at The Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Step in for Jeremy Benton in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting Friday, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

5th Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival Sets Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

This November, FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade presents the Fifth Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival featuring a wide variety of downtown storytellers and solo performers. (more...)

South Africa's First Buskers' Festival To Showcase Street Performer Talents In Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Local and international buskers are headed for the V&A Waterfront this week as the first ever Cape Town Buskers' Festival gets underway. The Buskers' Festival closes the Cape Town Fringe Festival - and the school holidays - with a programme of free-to-enter performances on four stages at the V&A Waterfront. (more...)

BWW Feature: ANATOMIAE OCCULTI's 'Sweeney Todd' Development Presentation
by Wesley Doucette - Oct 21, 2016

A look at Anatomiae Occulti's development presentation of Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd.' (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre Announces 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, announces its 20th anniversary season, featuring three concert series spanning the Chicago area. The season kicks off with performances December 3 and 4 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Present RHYTHM MAN...CHANNELING THE GREATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Joseph Lorenzo Wise has had a good year.  On Valentine's Day he released "Papaparazzi"a contempopera take on the Beethoven Fifth.  In March he released "SONGBOOK" his first album of ten live performances.  On The Full Moon Father's Day Summer Solstice, June 19, Wise celebrated his CD release with a powerful performance and the video "Summertime", the surprise hit from the CD and in July, the "On the 20th Century"original cast member was back in the tap shoes for "I MISS MY BROADWAY SHOW". (more...)

FSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce that Academy Award¬Ėwinning actor Robert De Niro will be honored at the 44th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

Andy Karl, Rob McClure, Orfeh & More Join Line-Up for BEST IN SHOWS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Farah Alvin, Roger Bart, Haven Burton, Eden Espinosa, Capathia Jenkins, Andy Karl, Rob McClure, Orfeh, Gabriella Pizzolo, Keala Settle, Margot Siebert and Shanice Williams will star in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 23 , 2016 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award, in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. The Award will be presented by Tony Award-winning actress and animal rights champion Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Robert De Niro to be Honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

According to Variety, it was announced today at the closing of the New York Film Festival that Robert De Niro will be the 44th recipient of the Chaplin Award, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in honor of a career that has spanned over four decades in film and stage. (more...)

Make-A-Wish to Honor Robert Downey Jr. at 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Academy Award¬ģ-nominated actor¬†Robert Downey Jr., one of today's most prominent and influential actors, will receive the¬†Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles¬†Shining Star Award¬†at the¬†4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala¬†on¬†December 7, 2016¬†at the Hollywood Palladium, it was announced today by Neal Aton, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles.¬† (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Shannon Ford
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2016


The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces MY FIRST FILM FEST
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces My First Film Fest, which aims to bring the excitement and vibrancy of the festival experience to young movie lovers, November 3-8. (more...)

Brian Wilson's PET SOUNDS Tour to Stop at Dr. Phillips Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

With one of the most in-demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson extends the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour. (more...)

Greenlight Collaborates with Salesforce to License Einstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016


STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega in the Studio for La Jolla Playhouse's MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). The musical features two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT, Anna in the Tropics) as 'Beatriz' - click below to watch her perform a song from the show in the studio! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents POE and THE LODGER in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two events in time for Halloween: "Poe by Candlelight" on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00p.m. and the Alfred Hitchcock silent thriller "The Lodger" on Sunday, October 23 at 8:00p.m., both at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, where the theater is in residence. (more...)

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