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Bert Wheeler Theatre (New York, NY)
250 West 43rd Street

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Based on the play The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge


VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Anthem' on Final Night of the 'Lead Me Home' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

January 29th was the final night of Ramin Karimloo and the Broadgrass Band's 'Lead Me Home' tour across the UK. Take a look at their performance of 'Anthem' from CHESS at the final performance below! (more...)

Alicia Haymer Directs DETROIT '67 For Actors Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 31, 2017

Alicia Haymer directs the Nashville premiere of Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau, as Actors Bridge Ensemble's 21st Season continues February 24-March 4, at the Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

The Factory Theater presents BORN READY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of Born Ready. Written by Stacie Barra and directed by Wm. Bullion, Born Ready runs March 17 - April 29 at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Previews are Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

2017 Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' Returns to Detroit at Comerica Park, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The 26th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, will be Saturday, May 13, at Comerica Park, in Detroit. Known as one of the best days in the city of Detroit, this inspirational movement brings thousands of people together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by breast cancer, and to raise awareness and funds to help end this disease. Registration is underway and Race teams and individuals are encouraged to sign up now for the May 13 Race. Early Bird registration is $5-10 off most registrations now through Feb. 13. Registration fees increase February 14, so now is the time to act. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 30th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed And More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BENJAMIN BUTTON gets the musical treatment at York Theatre Company, and Anna Jordan's YEN opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/28-1/29/2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 29, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Christy Altomare Perform 'Journey to the Past' at BroadwayCon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2017

Earlier today we went live on Facebook to give you all an exclusive peek inside BroadwayCon! Check out this performance from Christy Altomare performing 'Journey to the Past!' (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 16, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 16, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

Queen of Southern Gothic Dale Dickey to be Honored at Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Knoxville native and University of Tennessee alumna, Dale Dickey, will be awarded the CBT Artistic Achievement Award at the Clarence Brown Theatre's annual Gala to be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville, TN. (more...)

ESPN Unveils Sponsors for X Games Aspen 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Today ESPN announced the sponsors for X Games Aspen 2017, taking place at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., January 26-29, 2017, with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. (more...)

To the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2017

The casting revolution begins. It has been reported that Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Tarrinn Callendar (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), and Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) have signed on for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 26, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, January 26, 2017! (more...)

Local Playwrights Bring World Premiere of ALICE IN WONDERLAND into SCERA's Theatre for Young Audiences 2/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Local actors, directors and playwrights Chase Ramsey and David Smith knew they wanted to create a musical work for young people based on 'Alice in Wonderland.' After all, who isn't delighted by the motley crew of charming characters that inhabit Alice's world? (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Chris Pratt Joins Real-Life Wife Anna Faris on Tonight's MOM
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Chris Pratt joins real-life wife Anna Faris on tonight's episode of MOM on CBS. In the episode, Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie's charming nephew, Nick (Pratt), despite the fact that he's been declared off limits. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh and More Crowned for Latest BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Just announced, Broadway's final Mary Poppins Steffanie Leigh, Newsies star Stephanie Styles, Krystina Alabado, Jackie Burns, and Mara Davi will be joining Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Susan Egan and music director Benjamin Rauhala in the latest Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Albertsons Companies Foundation And Entertainment Industry Foundation Award Over $4.6 Million In Grants To Hunger Relief Charities Through Hunger Is Program To Provide Mo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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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...)

BWW Interview: CAST of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Feb 9, 2017

BWW Interviews Cast of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Fulton Theatre now through February 19, 2017, under the direction of Marc Robin. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, March 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 2, 2017! (more...)

Broadway Method Academy to Host 4th Annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Broadway Method Academy prepares for their fourth annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive with Broadway Artists in residence. (more...)

'My Kids Know More Than Me! 15 Life Lessons From Foster And Adopted Children' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'My Kids Know More Than Me!' shares true stories of how foster and adopted children inspire new understandings and teach fifteen important life lessons. Each chapter explores a life lesson taught through the stories of foster and adopted children. Lessons important to parenting and personal character include resiliency, compassion, playfulness, persistence, forgiveness, trust, responsiveness, and gratefulness. Lessons vital to successful parenting include how to listen to children, how to look at life through children's eyes, and how to trust in children's expertise. Lessons to help parents meet the challenges of issues large and small include expect the unexpected (and be okay with that), attend to what is important and dismiss the trivial, and live life with purpose. There is one lesson specific to adoptive parenting regarding how children's birth families are an integral and important part of adoptive families forever. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 23, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 23, 2017! (more...)

Meet the Sommelier: MASTER OF WINE Christy Canterbury
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 5, 2017

Master of Wine Christy Canterbury is featured in Broadwayworld.com's 'Meet the Sommelier.' (more...)

North Carolina Opera's Artistic And Music Director To Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

North Carolina Opera's Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers is stepping down from his post at the end of September. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ANASTASIA Gets Installed!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

BWW Review: A Passionate Vittorio Grigolo in the Off-Kilter World of Massenet's WERTHER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 23, 2017

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo always seems most at home on stage when he's living close to the edge--portraying a character who's losing control (or about to) of his emotions. It was true earlier this season as Romeo, in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met opposite Diana Damrau and, in 2015, as Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet's MANON, also with Damrau. (Might as well add Offenbach's Hoffmann to the mix.) Well, Massenet's back at the Met with WERTHER, also starring the gorgeous, sultry-voiced mezzo Isabel Leonard and all should be well with the world, with Grigolo as the poet who's losing his head (and mind) over a woman who can't (or won't) reciprocate. And yet… (more...)

Justin Kirk, Devin Kelley, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan McCartan and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In celebration of the historic Pantages Theatre's 100th anniversary, Hennepin Theatre Trust and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts are partnering to support emerging musical theatre talent in Minnesota by presenting the premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS. (more...)

Join the Conversation Across All Platforms with NBC Sports #CSNTOMBOY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In conjunction with TOMBOY, NBC Sports Regional Networks' multi-platform documentary project, six CSN markets will host symposiums with colleges in order to examine and fuel conversation around gender balance in today's evolving sports landscape. NBC Sports Regional Networks announced last week the launch of TOMBOY, the first-of-its-kind integrated initiative that aims to elevate the conversation about female participation in sports, culminating with a one-hour documentary. (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Royal (?), Russian Cast of ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

BWW TV: Welcome to Their Petersburg- Catch a Sneak Peek of ANASTASIA!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 22, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 20th, 2017 - All-Female 1776, 'ARTURO UI' and More on President's Day!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Carolee Carmello leads an all-female 1776 at 54 Below, and Christian Borle stars in a reading of 'ARTURO UI' at Woodshed. (more...)

Have You Seen This Princess? New ANASTASIA Art Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Come to Webster Hall 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

'If you really love fiddle music, there are performances here that are nothing short of jaw dropping ... performances that will raise you up and performances that will leave you misty eyed, 'The Guardian, UK (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare Belts 'Journey to the Past' at Her Alma Mater
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway. ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Watch ANASTASIA star Christy Altomare belt 'Journey to the Past,' accompanied by the symphony at her alma mater, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, below! (more...)

Alfred Hitchcock Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Begin Next Month at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts continues its spectacular 2016-2017 season with the chaotic comedy The 39 Steps, running Friday, March 10 through March 26 on the MainStage. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Marina's Menu: National Wine Drinking Day on 2/18
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 15, 2017

Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine covers wine with product announcements, sommelier profiles, festivals, awards, and reviews of fine wines. Check out some of our recent articles with all the news. Raise your glass Saturday February 18th on 'National Wine Drinking Day' to toast good times and good food. (more...)

Switchback to Headline Raue Center For The Arts 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome the award-winning duo Switchback at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2017. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and midwestern origins to create a unique sound with American roots and Celtic soul. (more...)

Tour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that J. Harrison Ghee, currently earning rave reviews across the country as Lola in the National Tour of Kinky Boots, will strut onto Broadway this Spring, joining the Broadway production beginning March 6, 2017. (more...)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre Travels to Boston with GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America in 'Good People.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Bring High-Heeled Entertainment to Hamburg This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, will receive a German production this December at The Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, produced by Stage Entertainment. (more...)

Christy Wright Pens BUSINESS BOUTIQUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Business Boutique, published by Ramsey Press and authored by Certified Business Coach and speaker Christy Wright, is now available for preorder. In her new book, Wright helps women business owners overcome the obstacles they face and equip them with a proven plan for running and growing their business. Published by Ramsey Press, Business Boutique (ISBN: 978-1-9421-2103-9) will release April 17, 2017, and retail for $24.99. More information is available at www.ChristyWright.com. (more...)

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