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40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Zoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2017-2018 season with AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning performances Saturday, October 7 and running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 23. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Actor's New Play NC-17. Seeks Actors for NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

A new play by COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks, titled NC-17., a fast-paced, original story about six 17-year-olds living in South Dakota in today's America, is about begin casting for an NYC industry reading on July 10, 2017 at The Playroom Theater. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Documentary Feature BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE Heads to Capitol Hill
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2017

Noted independent filmmaker, author and activist, Crystal R. Emery has been invited to WashingtonD.C. for a Congressional screening and panel discussion surrounding her film BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE, which has captured nationwide attention. (more...)

Fresh Squeezed Opera to Close 2016-17 Season with SCOPES/PRIX FIXE Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

For its final production of the 2016-17 season, Fresh Squeezed Opera presents Scopes/Prix Fixe, an operatic double bill, at the IATI Theater in the East Village. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

THIRTEEN Presents FIRST DEGREE, Profile of Prisoners Who Receive College Degrees Behind Bars
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

FIRST DEGREE, available to PBS stations starting June 1 (check local listings), finds hope in this seemingly hopeless place by investigating a unique prison education program that is successfully preventing inmates there from being sent back up the river after their release. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks One-Man Play & Upcoming Tony Gig on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Kevin Spacey talks to Seth about his Arthur Ashe Stadium takeover for his one-man play Clarence Darrow and hosting the Tony Awards on June 11th. (more...)

Confederation Centre Young Company Ensembles Announced for THE DREAM CATCHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company, that will take you on a one hour quest to find hope for the future and dare you to believe that no dream is too small. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS to Bring Laughs to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is set to present The Producers at The Breckenridge Theater. Featuring music & lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, music direction by Trent Hines, choreography by Jessica Hindsley and direction by Robert Michael Sanders, the production will run June 9th through August 6th. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Announces Special Charity Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage is thrilled to announce that three of its performances of Richard III will be specially designated to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Company is focusing on charities that promote cultural tolerance and protect civil rights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CLEVERMAN Season 2 Premieres 6/28 on Sundance TV
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

SundanceTV and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV Australia) together announced that season two of the critically acclaimed, dystopian original drama series “Cleverman” will premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 10pm ET/9c on SundanceTV in the U.S. and Thursday, June 29 at 9:30pm on ABC TV in Australia. Set in the future, Cleverman features powerful characters from ancient Aboriginal mythology, the Hairy people, who must battle daily to survive in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.  (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Virginia Stage Company is excited to announce they have hired David Byrd as the new Managing Director after a national search.  Byrd comes to the company from the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee and will serve as the principal financial management and development director reporting to Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Brings a Scheming RICHARD III to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park for its eighth year of presenting free outdoor Shakespeare-under-the-stars. This summer's production will be Richard III, playing from June 7 through 25. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 10, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Heralds A Return to the Glory Days at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

Back in the day, theatrically speaking, there was something you could always count on in Nashville: some of the very best (if not the best) summer musicals could be found at one venue - Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. All manner of classic stage musicals were staged at the Barn over the years, ranging from Oklahoma! and Camelot to The Robber Bridegroom and Singin' in the Rain, and they remain vividly etched in memory, images of well-respected actors plying their trade in iconic shows and performing legendary musical scores we still revere as some of the best shows we've ever seen. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DeLaria Signs with The Kurland Agency
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Lea DeLaria, popularly known as 'Big Boo' on Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, has signed with The Kurland Agency - home to Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis - for exclusive worldwide live performance and appearance representation. (more...)

Casting Announced for Inaugural Season of FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

 FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announces casting for the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer. Each summer, Dog Days Theatre will feature two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks TONY AWARDS, New One-Man Play & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey stopped by CBS THIS MORNING today to discuss his new one-man play Clarence DARROW and his upcoming hosting gig for the TONY AWARDS, airing this Sunday on CBS. (more...)

Jennifer Dobbs Hill Named New Executive Director At ArtsBridge Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

ArtsBridge has named Jennifer Dobbs Hill to the position of Executive Director. Dobbs Hill joins ArtsBridge Foundation at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as Development Director, Pam Hubby, retires. (more...)

Actress, Singer Raffaela Capp to Star in High School Bully Dramedy REACH
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney's Beach Movie, Hairspray Live!) and Joey Bragg (more...)

Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and open Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by phone at (415) 864-3330 during Box Office hours. Full and Half Series subscription packages are also available. Tickets for the three cycles of Wagner's Ring during the summer of 2018 are available as complete, four-opera cycles only. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces Inaugural Ann L. Pride Award for Outstanding Intern
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the inauguration of its Ann L. Pride Award program. Named in honor of Arkansas native and Rep supporter Ann L. Pride, the award will be presented to a deserving intern as he/she completes their year-long internship at The Rep. In addition to the recognition, the award includes a monetary gift of $1,000.  The inaugural award recipient is Christopher Ryan Tebo Hardin, sound intern for The Rep's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST Announces Post-Show Panelists at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host special post-show conversations with notable guest panelists during the run of John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Will Move to New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 5th.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: Kevin Spacey Aces CLARENCE DARROW at Arthur Ashe Stadium
by Michael Dale - Jun 18, 2017

Ask any New York Mets fan and they'll tell you that one of the unique quirks about watching a game at the teams' Flushing home - be it the now-demolished Shea Stadium or the current Citi Field - is the frequent rumbling of planes coming in and out of LaGuardia airport. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training kicks off the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, with Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's bright and brassy comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Recent Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in Clarence Darrow, the acclaimed solo show written by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at The Old Vic Theatre in London, the show comes to New York for a unique two-night event at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, last night and continuing tonight, June 16th, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Spacey onstage below! (more...)

BWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Actor to Present Reading of New Play NC-17.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2017

A new play by COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks, titled NC-17., a fast-paced, original story about six 17-year-olds living in South Dakota in today's America, is about begin casting for an NYC industry reading on July 10, 2017 at The Playroom Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the new trailer below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in Clarence DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Will Pullen, Barbara Barrie and Anthony Chisholm Honored by Actors' Equity Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Today, the Actors' Equity Foundation honored Katrina Lenk for her work in The Band's Visit and Indecent as well as Will Pullen from Sweat with the 2017 Clarence Derwent Award. In addition, the annual Actors' Equity Foundation Award honored union members Barbara Barrie for her work in Broadway's Significant Other and Anthony Chisholm for his work in this past season's riveting Jitney. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT To Play Final Broadway Performance, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It has just been reported that Sweat, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey, will close on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/10/2017
by - Jun 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/10/2017. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: CBS THIS MORNING 6/3 - 6/9 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jun 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on CBS THIS MORNING, airing on CBS from June 3 to June 9 2017! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 1, 2017 - or, as we like to call it #TheaterThursday, 'June is busting out all over…' as a song from Carousel reminds us, and there's no better way to kick off a new month than by planning our theater outings for the weekend! Tomorrow night at Cumberland County Playhouse, the company, cast and crew unveil the 2017 model of Smoke on the Mountain, which marks the 24th year of the musical playing in Crossville. Weslie Webster directs and her cast includes Daniel W. Black and Lauren Marshall as Sanders family father and mother Burl and Vera. (more...)

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