Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 9, 2016

Today's big news: O'Neill Center honors SHUFFLE ALONG director George C. Wolfe with this year's Monte Cristo Award! (more...)

Morgan Lewis Adds Houston Litigator William R. Peterson to Highly Ranked Appellate Team
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Award-winning A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE Set for the Fugard Theatre Studio in June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Winner of three Naledi awards, the acclaimed play A VOICE I CANNOT SILENE will have its Cape Town premiere at The Fugard Theatre Studio from 7 June to 25 June. (more...)

Whoopi Goldbergs himmlisches Musical SISTER ACT kommt nach Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - May 9, 2016

SISTER ACT kommt im Herbst nach Berlin. Das himmlische Musical komplettiert den aktuellen Spielplan fur das traditionsreiche Stage Theater des Westens und ist nach TANZ DER VAMPIRE (24. April bis 25. September) bis Fruhjahr 2017 fur mehrere Monate an der Spree zu sehen. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

Anne Hathaway Will Reprise Stage Role in Film Adaptation of George Brant's GROUNDED
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Following an extended run and rave reviews at The Public Theater in 2015, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway will now bring George Brant's war drama GROUNDED to the big screen, Variety reports. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. (more...)

FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs a workshop production of Michael Raver's play, Fire on Babylon at The Wild Project as part of the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival. The play features Jeffrey Hayenga (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) and playwright Raver (How We Built the Bomb) Set and Prop Design by Marc Wheeler, Costumes by Edward Ray Kiely and Lighting Design by Mike Billings. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Cast, Contributors Announced for History's Docu-Drama BARBARIANS RISING
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

HISTORY, announced today the cast and contributors for the global eight-part docu-drama, 'Barbarians Rising.' The cast portrays the legendary warriors as they're engaged in one of mankind's most timeless struggles - the fight for freedom. (more...)

James O'Neil to Star in CLARENCE DARROW at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Co-Founder James O'Neil, who became Artistic Director Emeritus last year to develop new works for commercial production as President of Off-Broadway Across America, returns to the Rubicon stage later this month as an actor. (more...)

PCPA to Stage RICHARD III, 4/21-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Richard III, William Shakespeare's stunning portrait of Machiavellian genius and the murderous quest for absolute power, comes alive on PCPA's stage April 21 through May 8. In this original game of thrones we are engaged by a cunning, charismatic, and heartless tyrant who will stop at nothing to secure England's crown. (more...)

VIDEO: Eric Stonestreet Talks Starring in HBO's Clarence Thomas Biopic CONFIRMATION
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about playing White House advisor Kenneth Duberstein in the HBO film, “Confirmation.” (more...)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and More Slated for Cleveland Orchestra's 2016-17 'At the Movies' Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a three-concert At the Movies series for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Cartoon Network Renews STEVEN UNIVERSE and UNCLE GRANDPA
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cartoon Network has re-upped its commitment to two series announcing today that Cartoon Network Studios' original series Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will return next season and join the ranks of other returning hits, Adventure Time, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show. Both Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa originated from the award-winning artist-driven Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has just announced it will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony- and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

HBO to Debut CONFIRMATION, Starring Kerry Washington, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

HBO Films' CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for “Scandal”; “Django Unchained,” “Ray”), Wendell Pierce ( (more...)

10th Annual Yale Drama Series Award Recipient Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Emily Schwend for her play Utility.  The 2016 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright, who has served as judge for the 2015 and 2016 competitions. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Conclude Season with Tracy Silverman & More, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Oakland, March 23, 2016 – The Oakland Symphony, Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan, the Oakland Symphony Chorus and guest artists Tracy Silverman, electric violin, and soprano Nicole Joseph will conclude the Symphony's 2015-2016 season with a concert of music by John Adams, Stravinsky, Barber and RavelFriday, May 20, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Mr. Silverman will perform John Adams' The Dharma at Big Sur for orchestra and electric violin and Ms. Joseph, who was the winner of the 2015 Toland Vocal Arts Competition, will sing Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Completing the evening will be Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Director; and Ravel's La Valse. Pre-concert drinks, lobby entertainment and a talk begin at 7 pm and the concert is sponsored by Bell Investment Advisors.Tickets are priced $20-$75 and may be purchased at www.oaklandsymphony.org . (more...)

New Welsh Music Venue Gets Set to Put Newport Back on the Map
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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BWW Review: Richard Coppinger Gives One of the Year's Best Performances in INHERIT THE WIND at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Mar 21, 2016

Based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, the show's message in our age of Idiocracy is still quite timely. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, 'MODERN MILLIE' & More on Tap for Ocean State's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) has announced that its fifth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the Rhode Island professional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, Billy Elliot The Musical. (more...)

Mark H. Dold, James Lloyd Reynolds and Jeff Talbott to Lead Reading of New Play RIPTIDE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs an encore free reading of Michael Raver's new play, RIPTIDE, at Pearl Studios (519, eighth avenue, 12th Floor) on April 18th at 3:30 & 6 pm. (more...)

MOTHER ADAM to Open in June at The Baron's Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

JJB Productions to present MOTHER ADAM June 14th - July 2nd 2016 at The Baron's Court Theatre. Press Night: June 17th 2016, 7pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks Adweek Cover, Playing Anita Hill In 'Confirmation'
by - Apr 8, 2016

Known as the star of “Scandal,” Kerry Washington, portrays Anita Hill, the law professor who nearly derailed the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas, in the new HBO movie CONFIRMATION. (more...)

BWW Review: SPEAKEASY Sparkles at Standing Room Only
by Brett Cullum - Apr 6, 2016

SPEAKEASY has a great cast, some catchy songs, a nice plot, and a great sense of interactive fun that should have audiences on their feet doing the Charleston. (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

VIDEO: Greg Kinnear Talks Playing Joe Biden in HBO's CONFIRMATION
by - Apr 5, 2016

In “Confirmation,” an upcoming TV-movie about the contentious confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, actor Greg Kinnear plays Joe Biden (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

BWW Review: Key and Peele's KEANU is Paw-sitively Funny
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 29, 2016

Written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens, KEANU is a genuinely funny movie, and unless you find Key and Peele irrationally irritating or were born without the 'finding adorable kittens adorable' gene, it's worth a trip out to your local multiplex. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present BOUNCE The Basketball Opera at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. For more information, visit http://www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

All-Star, Clarence Young, Brings Teamwork to Phoenix Integrated Store Consultants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Perseverance Theatre presents Annapurna, an exciting new play by one of America's fresh new voices, Sharr White. (more...)

23rd Annual Kenny Awards to be Held in May at Shea's Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation present the 23rd Annual Kenny Awards ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our area high school youth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bianca Horn in SISTER ACT
by Angie Stanton - Apr 21, 2016

Bianca Horn is no stranger to the Fireside Theatre. In fact, her role as Deloris Van Cartier in SISTER ACT makes this her fourteenth production. While theatre may have been her first love, she met her true love while performing at the Fireside. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

Though that comedy device of rewritten song lyrics is (unfortunately) not utilized for the film's musical stage adaptation, still, much of the spirit and basic plot architecture of the original movie remains in SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL, which features all-original songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, as well as a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (with additional material contributed later by playwright Douglas Carter Beane). Currently, Musical Theatre West's admirable regional production of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy is finishing out its final weekend of performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through April 24. Goofy and full of cutesy charm MTW's regional production definitely brings in the (joyful) noise and the funk to Long Beach. So what makes the show enjoyable? Well... for lack of a better phrase... it's all about the nuns. (more...)

HBO and Cinemax to Offer Free Preview Weekend Beginning This Friday
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Big news for fans of great TV! HBO and Cinemax are offering free previews this weekend (Friday, April 22 – Monday, April 25), just in time for the new season premieres of GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016
by - Apr 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Jennifer Hudson stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW to talk about taking on powerful female roles in the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE and in the upcoming Clarence Thomas TV biopic CONFIRMATION. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at SPEAKEASY: A NEW MUSICAL, Now in Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

SPEAKEASY is a new musical revue conceived, written and developed by Houstonian's Rachel Landon and Liz Tinder.  The world premiere will be stage April 1 - 16 at Obsidian Theater. Tickets can be purchased at www.sro-productions.com or call 713-300-2358.  SPEAKEASY is a lavish, gin soaked romp that dives into the Prohibition with both feet and will leave you thirsty for more.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Landon and Alli Villines Talk SRO's SPEAKEASY
by Alexander Garza - Apr 1, 2016

Writer Rachel Landon and Actress Alli Villines discuss SRO's SPEAKEASY, an immersive theatre experience featuring popular 1920's era music, roaring dance numbers and a glimpse into the end of Prohibition. SPEAKEASY is about Texas, the female owner of a Chicago speakeasy club during the Prohibition era - and the various characters that frequent the club. (more...)

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