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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


Hale Center Theater Orem to Welcome Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Come join Hale Center Theater Orem's annual holiday tradition by enjoying the classic story A CHRISTMAS CAROL as we've adapted it to the stage. A tale of both humor and heart, Charles Dickens' written work takes on new life as the audience watches the miser EBENEZER SCROOGE have a change of heart with the help of three Christmas ghosts. It's a holiday treat you won't want to miss! (more...)

The A.D. Players Troupe Takes Final Bow at Houston's Iconic Grace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, is performing its final play, O LITTLE TOWN OF BAGELS, TEACAKES AND HAMBURGER BUNS, at its current home at Grace Theater before moving to a new, $18 million facility in early 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Students Around the World Gather for Broadway Dreams Showcase
by Nora Dominick - Nov 28, 2016

Just last week, Broadway Dreams hosted its annual New York City Showcase - the organization's cornerstone programming event that affords select students the once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their dreams into realities as they perform for key industry professionals. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Launch 2017 Theatre Aspen Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced the lineup for its 34th season today. The Hurst Theatre opens with the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, running in repertory with Laura Eason's popular play Sex with Strangers, and a new version of the musical The World According to Snoopy. The organization also announced the return of the Aspen Theatre Festival for new work at the end of August. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Dreams Gala Honors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2016

Broadway Dreams just held its annual Night of Dreams Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University was the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Santa and Jesus Team to Fight Big Oil and the Record Companies to Save the North Pole in THE LAST CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

From the team that created FORKING!and A Merry FORKING! Christmas (playwright Daniel Heath, director Christy Crowley, and producer PianoFight), comes the world-premiere holiday action-musical, The Last Christmas. When oil companies threaten to drill in the North Pole, Santa embarks on a mission to save his workshop and Christmas. Teaming up with an idealistic street musician, her ass-kicking sister, and Jesus, this unlikely quartet enters a battle of the bands with a grand prize big enough to buy Santa's workshop AND the North Pole. But with the oil companies tilting the scales, an evil contest host, and a young pop princess primed to win, can Santa and his rag tag crew rescue the holidays?  The Last Christmas runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, December 8 through 23, at 7pm at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco. Tickets are $20 - $50 and can be purchased at www.pianofight.com  (more...)

CBS NEWS Launches New Amazon Fire TV & Android TV Apps
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Today CBS News launched new apps for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV, featuring a redesign that spotlights CBSN's always-on, original streaming news coverage. (more...)

Jesters Work like The Dickens for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Court Jesters will be working like the Dickens in A Christmas Carol - and so will some members of the audience. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Today, November 10, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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The Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Gallery Players announces its "family-friendly" production of Clark Gesner's, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and added music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this revised version of the 1967 classic musical brings Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season into the new year. (more...)

The Court Theatre Presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Court Theatre is ready to take the kids of Christchurch on an exciting adventure this summer in Jack and the Beanstalk. (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Bring It On star Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lauren' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016.   (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Photo Flash: First Cast Photo of ANASTASIA Featuring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Ramin Karimloo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, today unveil a first look photo of Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

Williamston Theater Starts 2017 With A World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, starts 2017 with the World Premiere of A Painted Window by Christy Hall.  Performances begin Thursday, January 26 and run through Sunday, February 26.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 10 at Noon. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. (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...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Receives Grant from the Dramatists Guild Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Williamston Theatre has been awarded a grant from the Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF). The grant will support two World Premieres that are a part of the 2016-2017 Season. The productions supported by this funding are Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier, which had performances September 26 - October 23, 2016, and A Painted Window by Christy Hall, with performances from January 26 - February 26, 2017. Mr. Zettelmaier is a Michigan playwright whose work has been produced at Theatres throughout Michigan and across the country. Ms. Hall is a New York playwright whose work has been produced at Theatres across the country, and who is making her Williamston Theatre debut with A Painted Window. 9 (more...)

'Qwantify' Research Study by Northeastern University Seeks Thousands of Public Participants
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Breaking News: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Has Found Its Full Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) just announced complete casting for the new musical, ANASTASIA. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Saturday, January 28, 2017
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Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 29, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Today, December 8, 2016
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BWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Dec 6, 2016

Fulton Theatre's current production, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, due to popular demand, is being held over until January 7, 2017. The storyline is one that reminds each of us to value, above all else, one's inner strength and beauty. Through exquisite swirls of colorful costumes and melodic trills of voice, this production is a feast for the soul and enlightenment for the spirit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Images from the AL TAKES A BRIDE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Gary Sunshine's play about a passionate 19th-century forbidden romance will come to ART/NY's South Oxford Space Great Room, produced by Frayed Hemline Productions in collaboration with WEBroadway. (more...)

First U.S. LEBANESE WINE DAY a Resounding Success
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lebanese Wine Day, organized by Lebanon's Ministry of Agriculture, concluded its first U.S. event in New York City on November 17, 2016. The event, held at the renowned Astor Center, celebrated wines from Lebanon's top producers and the great winemaking heritage from this historical wine producing nation in the Eastern Mediterranean. (more...)


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Casting Complete for Denver Center's Winter 2017 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) Theatre Company announces full casting for Lucas Hnath's The Christians, Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will and Tira Palmquist's Two Degrees. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

BWW Review: O LITTLE TOWN OF BAGELS, TEACAKES AND HAMBURGER BUNS at A.D. Players
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Dec 23, 2016

O LITTLE TOWN OF BAGELS, TEACAKES AND HAMBURGER BUNS is a soul-warming depiction of the true meaning of Christmas. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Dtex Systems Issues 2017 Security Year in Review -- A Year in Advance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: A.D. Players Show 'O LITTLE TOWN OF BAGELS...' Takes Final Bow at the Grace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, is performing its final play, O Little Town of Bagels, Teacakes and Hamburger Buns, at its current home at Grace Theater before moving to a new, $18 million facility in early 2017. Bagels was written by A. D. Players' founder and artistic director Jeannette Clift George in 1984, and has been performed multiple times based on popular demand. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 22, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD to Launch 2017 at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Director Jerry Elison is positively giddy when he describes the upcoming January production of 'A Year With Frog and Toad' at the SCERA Center for the Arts. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

National Geographic to Commemorate President Obama's Legacy with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As the country prepares for Donald Trump to be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, both critics and supporters believe they're saying farewell to one of the most memorable presidencies in the nation's history. (more...)

Michelle Hartney Launches MAKE AMERICA LOVE AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

After the recent Presidential election results, Chicago-based artist and activist Michelle Hartney has temporarily shifted the focus of her work from maternal healthcare activism, to fighting for basic human rights. The goal of her current project MAKE AMERICA LOVE AGAIN, is to focus attention on compassion-and combat the hate that has been stirred up by Donald Trump's campaign, with messages of love.   (more...)

Plan-B Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of VIRTUE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The most compelling character in Western Europe's revolutionary Twelfth Century was a woman: Hildegard. She was an abbess, a visionary, a composer who wrote the world's first opera, and a friend of popes and kings. She defied authority and insisted on the validity of her revelations and agency, daring to ask: Is it possible to bridge the gap between spirituality and sexuality? (more...)


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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 15, 2016

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Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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