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Music Center Pavilion (Los Angeles, CA)
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Through a series of English music-hall turns, Charlie Chaplinís life story unfolds.


AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Kravis Center to Sizzle in June with Trevor Noah, The Gipsy Kings & Diana Ross
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season with three summer sizzling, soul-stirring, headline-grabbing super shows next month: (more...)

Vioobu Announces New Original Series CUPLICATED, premiering May 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Vioobu, the critically-acclaimed new streaming video service, has announced the premiere of the new original series CUPLICATED, an inventive new comedic drama from the mind of comedian Craig Healy ('Clip Cup'). Created in partnership with Craig Healy's Cup Stuff Productions, the series premieres exclusively on Vioobu in May 2017. (more...)

FEAST, CHALK, THANK YOU, ROBOT and More Set for July at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade has announced its July 2017 lineup at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Wayne Brady and More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On July 17, 2017, distinguished artists from across the nation's entertainment industry will come together in Los Angeles for a gala production of The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles, an intensive theatrical endeavor where a team of more than 100 (including artists from Broadway, film, television and music) will come together to write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within a 24-hour time span at the beautiful The Theater at Ace Hotel. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 19th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Intrepid theatergoers know the place to get their fix of summertime art is the Bath House Cultural Center and the annual Festival of Independent Theatres, presented each summer against the beautiful shores of White Rock Lake. (more...)

BWW Previews: SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA in Charleston, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 25, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA brings its annual performing arts excellence to the Holy City. (more...)

Short Film AILERON Shines Light on Chauvinism in the Commercial Airline Industry
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2017

Short film, AILERON, makes its Los Angeles debut at the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios on Wednesday June 7. (more...)

CANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced today the 2017-2018 season. It will feature a forgotten musical theatre masterpiece, a world premiere of a new Canadian play, a re-imagining of a 20th century theatre classic and a site-specific production of a play written, directed and starring Indigenous Canadians. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the theater's summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Leading the cast will be Randy Harrison (Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie) who will play French pointillist painter George Seurat, a role originated by Mandy Patinkin in the 1984 Broadway production, and Erin Mackey (Guthrie: South Pacific) who will play Seurat's lover and model, Dot, a role originated by Bernadette Peters. (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Netflix Announces New Series THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company's THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE exclusively to members around the world. (more...)

Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to DTLA: Movies, Music & Mischief Collide 8/10-13
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. The movie and music festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists in one of the most remarkable and historic gems in the city - The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, a bold and loving reanimation of a 1920s movie palace. Each movie will be paired with exclusive, dynamic live elements, including musical performances and provocative conversations with filmmakers and cinema-world favorites. (more...)

Fifth Annual Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to LA This August
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW to Bring Blizzard Across the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Enter a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow¬Ö (more...)

Laura Benanti & More ft. in New Documentary on MARY POPPINS High School Productions
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, takes to stages across the Garden State in a new documentary that captures the vitality and diversity of the local high school arts community. I CAN'T... I HAVE REHEARSAL premieres Wednesday, May 17th at 8pm on NJTV (check local listings). (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: COME FROM AWAY's Jenn Colella Is Flying High as a First-Time Nominee!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Jenn Colella agrees that COME FROM AWAY is both a fun and important story to tell, which audiences remind her and the cast after 'every breath we take.' Audiences are also loving her performance as Beverley, which as earned her a Tony nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical. Check out the video below, as she talks about when she realized she would become a performer, and what it's like to live in the world of COME FROM AWAY! (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

June Events at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

June events at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater have been announced, See the full schedule below: (more...)

BWW Review: TAPE FACE, Garrick Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Jun 8, 2017

Almost two and a half hours in a theatre with no talking. You might think you're at the ballet (and you may be, given one of the skits). Returning to the London stage, Sam Wills dons his signature mouth tape once again. He may be silent, but audiences are screaming for Tape Face. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre Lineup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 8, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA has gone from last year's 40th anniversary geniality to its customary edginess, and Druid Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT wonderfully keynotes that shift at Dock Street Theatre. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces SUMMER JAMFEST 2017 Overview
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Centenary Stage Company 2017 Summer Jamfest is jam packed with an array of exciting musical guests.  Set to rock the Lackland Performing Arts Center all summer long, Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest will feature; Drive:  A Tribute to the Cars on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm; The Doo Wah Riders on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm; The British Invasion Years on Saturday, July 29 at 8pm; the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm and Dr. K's Motown Revue on Saturday, August 12 at 8pm.  All performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Told By An Idiot Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Building upon the company's reputation for collaboration, innovation and artistic ambition, Told by an Idiot's Artistic Director Paul Hunter today announced plans for the company in 2017/18.  These include a tour to China, the premiere of a new work, a residency at the Barbican and a major educational initiative with one of the UK's leading drama schools. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA, Coming to Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This December, Theatre du Soleil and its founder, theater icon Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory in the North American Premiere of their new work A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde). The work follows the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz & Christiane Noll & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) & Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award-Winner Scott Coulter and more to be announced are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

PBS Kids Series SPLASH AND BUBBLES Celebrates 'Ocean Friends Forever' For World Oceans Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The JimHenson Company, Herschend Studios and PBS KIDS are kicking off 'Ocean Friends Forever,' a social media and community engagement initiative with multiple PBS station events across the country the week of June 1-8, to coincide with the internationally celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8. The effort is themed around the new PBS KIDS series SPLASH AND BUBBLES, which encourages children to explore ocean science and marine biology. SPLASH AND BUBBLES airs daily on PBS stations nationwide and is available for free on PBS KIDS digital platforms. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Magic, Real-Life Inspiration and Funk to Take the Stage at New Victory Theater This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New Victory Theater announces its 22nd season as New York's premier performing arts venue entirely devoted to kids and families. From October 13, 2017 through June 17, 2018, The New Victory Theater will feature seven American companies amongst its 15 productions from around the globe, including three world premieres and five U.S. premieres. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Gromalot Theatre Factory's SNACK Returns for a Second Helping
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

???????Post Fringe run at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center from June 23-25, 2017 Orlando, FL - Fresh off a successful run at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, Gromalot Theatre Factory's Snack will burst onto the intimate Mandell Theater stage for an three additional performances. Fun for all ages, Snack follows a business woman on the go who just wants a minute to eat; as well as a young soda jerk who is convinced he has found love in a cup of coffee. Running from June 23-25, 2017 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, this incarnation of Snack features several additional scenes that audiences did not see at Orlando Fringe. 'Audiences who enjoyed Snack at Orlando Fringe will have the chance to get the full helping with scenes we had to cut to meet our Fringe run time,' said Brandon Roberts, Artistic Director for Gromalot Theatre Factory.  'Snack is fast paced, great for everyone, and will leave folks hungry for more.'    (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces exciting line-up of musical guests for the 2017 Summer Jamfest.  Set to rock the Lackland Performing Arts Center all summer long, Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest will feature; Drive:  A Tribute to the Cars on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm; The Doo Wah Riders on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm; The British Invasion Years on Saturday, July 29 at 8pm; the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm and Dr. K's Motown Revue on Saturday, August 12 at 8pm.  All performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Private Sector Convenes 2017 Global STEM Talent Summit for Collective Short-Term Solutions to STEM Talent Development Strategies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

16th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel Wine & Food Festival Raises $2 Million for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

More than 65,000 passionate fans and hospitality industry leaders descended upon South Florida in February for the 16 th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF ), raising more than $2 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU). (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

14 High School Students Named as 2017 Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 29th annual The Music Center's Spotlight program (Spotlight), a free nationally recognized scholarship and arts training program for teens.  Two Grand Prize Finalists were named in each of seven categories, including acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental.  All finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships and appear in a ticketed Grand Finale Performance at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  Spotlight Grand Prize Finalists were chosen from more than 1,300 Southern California students who auditioned for panels of expert judges.   (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Musical Theatre presents FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

You go on a blind date organized by your sister's husband or a work colleague, and you meet a complete stranger in a busy, inner-city cafe; What could possibly go wrong - apart from everything? Opposites attract in this uproarious romantic musical comedy about the chances we take to find love. When blind date newbie Aaron meets serial dater Casey, a first date turns into a hilarious high stakes dinner. In an unexpected twist, Aaron and Casey's inner critics' transform restaurant patrons into scheming exes, overbearing parents, and supportive best friends who sing and dance them through their date. Will Aaron and Casey be able to turn this disastrous date around before the check arrives? (more...)

BWW Review: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Sings Truth To Power ~ Director Jeff Whiting And Cast Deliver A Tour De Force
by Herbert Paine - Apr 10, 2017

Phoenix Theatre's production of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, directed by Jeff Whiting, is a tour de force, featuring performances that leave you unsettled, breathless, and inspired. (more...)

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