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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents ELVIS LIVES: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present a special one-night-only performance of Elvis Lives: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & Company in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell's sold-out production Blueprint Specials continues tonight, January 9th, at 7:00PM and Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:30PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

New Block of Tickets on Sale for Waterwell's Sold-Out BLUEPRINT SPECIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Waterwell has announced that the sold-out production Blueprint Specials has added a new block of tickets for its final two performances. (more...)

Drunk Musicals to Premiere WASTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SOME DRUNK BITCHES FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Drunk Musicals, a new cabaret series, is premiering their new show, Wasted: The Untold Story of Some Drunk Bitches From Oz. It's an amazing parody musical with insanely talented actors who get wasted and try to do a parody of a show. There will be games, there will be singing, and of course, there will be alcohol! This night is guaranteed to be a fun one and is one night only! (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

Creative Loafing Announces Competitors, Cocktails for HighBall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? Creative Loafing (CL) is letting locals decide at the very first craft cocktail competition hosted by CL, HighBall 2017, on Thursday, January 26th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kozuba & Sons Distillery (1960 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

Seattle Center Offers Inclusive Public Programming Promoting Race and Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Seattle Center Festal provides a stage and platform for the traditions, accomplishments and artistic expression of communities that shape the character and course of of the Northwest region.  (more...)

People's Light Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

People's Light invites you to delight in "one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written" (The Wall Street Journal). Crafted with satirical wit and whimsy by beloved American author Thornton Wilder, and directed by Abigail Adams, The Matchmaker pits wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder against the vivacious and sly matchmaker Dolly Levi in a search for the perfect wife. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Pennsylvania's Second Ballet To Bring THE JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet II (PBII) will take families on a magical journey in their upcoming performances of The Jungle Book at The Prince Theater on Saturday, February 25th with a sensory friendly performance on Sunday, February 26th. Based on Rudyard Kipling's collection of stories from 1894, The Jungle Book uses dancers to portray animals in order to teach moral lessons and tell their quirky tales. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. The play runs from January 5 through February 5, 2017 on Stage II. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

Rib Lovers in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina Texas, and Missouri Rejoice at Red Hot & Blue Restaurants $20 Rib Special
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

For a limited time, the Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas are rallying all rib lovers with a $20 rib special. The Rib Lover's Special includes a full rack of ribs and two side items for only $20. And there has not be a better time to sample the Red Hot & Blue authentic St Louis-cut, Memphis-style ribs than now, as also available for a limited time is a two-bone sampler with the purchase of any sandwich or entrée for only $2.50. (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

Sarah Treem's THE HOW AND THE WHY to Open Next Month at Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

In a fitting follow-up to its production of Copenhagen, Theater J dives into a distinctly contemporary, female take on science and the mysteries of sex and human relationships with Sarah Treem's The How and The Why. (more...)

Unit J to Host BROOKLYN FREEDOM CONCERT: INAUGURATION OF HOPE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Unit J will host its first annual 'Brooklyn Freedom Concert' in Bushwick (www.unitjbushwick.com) this Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. (more...)

RCA Inspiration Collects 23 Nominations for 2017 Stellar Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

RCA Inspiration continues to deliver top inspiring hit music over the past year that reach across genres of contemporary and traditional Gospel, hiphop, and more, collecting 23 nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Lonestar Nominated For People's Choice Award 'Favorite Country Group'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Multi-platinum and award-winning country quartet LONESTAR has an opportunity to add to their already impressive list of career accolades. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents 4th Annual Schreiber Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) proudly presents 'The Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' January 25th and runs through February 11th. The 10-minute play series will feature works by 10 playwrights, selected from nearly 1000 submissions in a nationwide playwriting competition. Curated and produced by Halle Morse and Megan Grace, 'The Schreiber Shorts' marks the second production of TST' 2016-17 season. Performances are Wednesdays-Sundays at 8:00pm at the Gloria Maddox Theatre (151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor). Tickets are $15: tschreiber.org/shorts (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to The Ladies of Disney at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Married life is working out for the Fairy God Mother (Cherry Pitz) and her Prince Charming (Handsome Brad), but happily ever after can get kind of dull, no dragon's to slay, not evil step mothers to thwart. Looking to spice things up, the two love birds have decided to throw a ball, looking for the hottest princess in the land to join them in a threesome! (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at 2Cents' Off-Kilter Production BRILLIANT TRACES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

2Cents Theatre presents BRILLIANT TRACES, written by Cindy Lou Johnson and directed by Kristen Boule.  BRILLIANT TRACES will preview on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm & Sunday, January 8 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 13 and run through Sunday, February 11 at the Underground Theatre, 1314 N. Wilton Place in Hollywood.   (more...)

Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Present NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

BEFORE THE INAUGURATION - Immigrant Voices need to be HEARD! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Red Tape & Walkabout Theater to Present World Premiere of MOTHER OF SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Red Tape Theatre and Walkabout Theater Company will present the world premiere of MOTHER OF SMOKE, a co-created production inspired by the collision of Chuck Mee's Trojan Women: A Love Story and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, playing March 23 - April 15, 2017 at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.  (more...)

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with Dances, Culinary Specialties and More at MGM Resorts International
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

MGM Resorts International is celebrating Lunar New Year 2017, the Year of the Rooster, with a line-up of festive entertainment, vibrant displays and authentic cuisine. (more...)

The Regrettes' 'Feel Your Feelings, Fool' Out Now on Warner Bros.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Friday the 13th - unlucky for some, but monumental for others. LA based band The Regrettes fall into the later category as they unleash today their debut record, 'Feel Your Feelings, Fool!' via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Artists from Under the Radar, HERE and More Picked for Drama League's 2017 Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2017 Drama League Artist Residency Program. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

70th Annual Tony Awards Nab Director's Guild Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 70th Annual Tony Awards, have been nominated for a Director's Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. This is Weiss' 13th DGA Award nomination. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

Ana Reeder to Star in WHEN IT'S YOU World Premiere at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Ana Reeder, who won an Obie Award for her role in Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, will star in the World Premiere of Courtney Baron's When It's You, directed by Mr. Silverstein. (more...)

Gimbal's Fine Candies Announces 2017 Valentine's Day Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Gimbal's Fine Candies today announces the start of its 2017 Valentine's Day Sweepstakes with a chance to win a romantic table setting for two, including 10 pounds of Gimbal's delicious heart-shaped Cherry Lovers candies. The sweepstakes runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 1 and can be found on Gimbal's Facebook page, with all entrants receiving 15 percent off their next online purchase using the code VDAY17. (more...)

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2017 Lineup at Cherry Lane, Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) announces the playwrights accepted for the 15th Anniversary season of its Theater series to run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Joe's Pub at The Pubic Theater, April 8 to May 20, 2017. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Chris McCarrell to Star in New Show THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

Recipe 21 Vodka Puts a Cherry on Top of Surging Sales with New Flavor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

NY-based Recipe 21 Premium Vodka has been shaking up the otherwise stodgy value tier with explosive sales and geographic growth. To keep up with growing flavor trends, the brand just added Cherry vodka to its comprehensive line-up of spirits. (more...)

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