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Cardboard Citizens Announces Full Details for their Tour of CATHY COME HOME Inspired Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following their one-off theatrical re-staging of Ken Loach's seminal work Cathy Come Home at the Barbican in July of this year, the award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has announced a brand new touring production for October, Cathy, based around similar themes. This year marks the marks the both 50th anniversary of Loach's film and the 25th anniversary of the theatre company who work making theatre with and for homeless people.  (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL Returns - Monday 9 January to Saturday 4 February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Celebrating its 40th  anniversary the London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, Begins Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus begins tonight, October 25, in a brand-new, 900-seat venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Interview: Where the Next Generation of Musicals Is Born
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Nov 9, 2016

'New theatre work is important because it is more likely to reflect what is actually going on in the world; it can speak to global happenings and events and find ways to digest them and cope with them.' Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre Curt Dale Clark is talking about his recent visit to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Conference and Festival of New Musicals in New York on October 24-28, 2016. Clark, who has been a NAMT Board member for the past two years and currently co-chair of the membership committee, is proud that his theatre company, MSMT, has been a founding member of the organization since its inception thirty-six years ago, and praises 'our continued efforts on its behalf that help cement the relationship between the two not-for-profits.' (more...)

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a tremendous show full of great songs wonderfully well sung with the added bonus of great dancing too! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

Cast Announced for SOHO CINDERS at Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Union Theatre presents SOHO Cinders, with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis. (more...)

Uptown Players to Host 14th Annual Fundraiser BROADWAY OUR WAY This May
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Uptown Players presents its 14th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '16, running May 5 - 8, 2016 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD Finds Leading Men for London Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Glenn Close has found her leading men for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the London Coliseum this spring. (more...)

Final Season of RIZZOLI & ISLES Among TNT's 2016 Summer Premieres
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

TNT's chart-topping hit Rizzoli & Isles is back this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston's toughest crime-solving duo. The show will return this summer for its seventh and final season. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016
by Robert Gould - Mar 25, 2016

Robert Gould reviews the Simon Greiff-helmed revue of Stiles and Drewe songs, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for BWW. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical CINDERELLA, 4/23 & 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical "Cinderella.' (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Youth Music Theatre UK to Bring WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR - THE BUSTED MUSICAL to Theatre Royal Brighton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After their smash hit Olivier Award nominated musical Loserville, Busted's James Bourne and award winning writer Elliot Davis team up with critically acclaimed Youth Music Theatre UK for a third time to present electrifying new show What I Go To School For - the Busted musical! (more...)

Amanda Holden to Fly Into London's CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Amanda Holden has a busy theatre schedule this year. After touring with STEPPING OUT this autumn, the Daily Mail reports she will fly into the London Palladium production of CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother, for a five-week run from December 9. (more...)

New BAT OUT OF HELL Musical to Melt Manchester This Winter Before London Run
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL musical is headed to the UK stage. Based on the best-selling Meat Loaf album, the show will premiere at the Manchester Opera House this winter before moving to the London Coliseum in summer 2017. (more...)

Sope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Just weeks after Muhammad Ali's death on June 3, The Daily Mail writes that Sope Dirisu will portray the iconic boxer in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. (more...)

Popcorn Hat Players to Present CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Gamut Theatre Group's Popcorn Hat Players will present Cinderella, an original work based on the traditional fairytale, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 on the Select Medical Mainstage in the new Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4^th Street in downtown Harrisburg. The box office will open at 9:30 a.m. and the play will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tickets to the performance are $8 and can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 717-238-4111.  Cinderella will continue July 13 through August 20 with performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m! (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/24/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS UNSEEN, Oran Mor, July 1 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 2, 2016

Songs Unseen is a performance that aims to create opportunities for Scottish and Scottish-based composers to have their work seen and ideas developed. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/17/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Gary Lamont, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis Join Cast of King's Theatre Glasgow's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment have announced that River City star Gary Lamont and Rab C. Nesbitt actress Elaine MacKenzie Ellis will appear in this year's spell-binding production of Cinderella, alongside Gregor Fisher, Des Clarke and Tony Roper.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/10/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Kit Harington-starring DOCTOR FAUSTUS Announces Three-week Extension and Full Cast
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Doctor Faustus will extend its run at the Duke of York's Theatre by three weeks. Full casting has also been announced, with Jenna Russell taking the role of Mephistopheles. Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil Angel) and ensemble member Gabby Wong join Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), who plays the title role. (more...)

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions Releases Promo Video of Upcoming Summer Production CINDERELLA
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Will Cinderella meet the man of her dreams? Will Prince Charming win our heroine's heart? Or will the Ugly Sisters stop 'Cinders' from going to the ball? All will be revealed at the beautiful State Theatre when Bonnie Lythgoe Productions presents the most magical musical panto of them all. Check out a preview here! (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA is Magical Family Fun
by Frank Benge - Dec 7, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a 2013 Tony Award winning stage adaptation of the 1957 musical for television starring Julie Andrews, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The new book by Douglas Carter Beane is based partly on Hammerstein's original 1957 book. The piece was remade twice for television, once in 1965 and again in 1997, and was adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the 2013 Broadway adaptation. The 2013 score features several Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that weren't in any previous version, including one trunk song originally written for, but eventually cut from, South Pacific. The new songs include 'Me, Who Am I?', 'Now Is the Time', 'The Pursuit', 'Loneliness of Evening' and 'There's Music in You'. (more...)

Anna-Mart van der Merwe stars in South African Premiere of Acclaimed Florian Zeller Play THE MOTHER at The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After a sell-out season of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER with Marius Weyers, Anna-Mart van der Merwe stars in the SA premiere of Zeller's companion piece THE MOTHER. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Ilan Galkoff Joins BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Uptown Players to Host 14th Annual Fundraiser BROADWAY OUR WAY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Uptown Players presents its 14th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '16, running May 5 - 8, 2016 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents Children's Musical CINDERELLA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical 'Cinderella.' (more...)

British Playwright Arnold Wesker Dies at 83
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

British playwright Arnold Wesker, whose works include 'Chips with Everything' and 'Chicken Soup with Barley', has died at the age of 83. (more...)

Uptown Players Hosts '2016 Pride Write One-Act Play-Writing Competition'; Deadline May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, announces a one-act play writing competition for 2016. In memory of long-time volunteer and Uptown Players supporter, Perry Thompson, Uptown Players Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival invites submissions of original manuscripts that deal with issues or characters that are identified as gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender or contain a gay sensibility. (more...)

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