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Courtney Crouse Announces Cast for Chicago Premiere of HONKY TONK ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Director Courtney Crouse has announced his cast for the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always… Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley incorporating some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. The three-woman cast will be a power trio of Chicago musical theatre performers all coming off high profile roles in past months. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of The Hope Theatre's Bonk-Busting Musical HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Oct 28, 2016

Bryony Lavery's bodice-ripping musical pastiche of the Mills & Boon genre Her Aching Heart comes to The Hope Theatre this winter, rounding off the theatre's Gothic Season with the third in-house show of 2016 following on the heels of this summer's five-star hit Steel Magnolias. Broadway World has a first look at the cast of this Her Aching Heart in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: La Mirada Brings the Laughs with LEND ME A TENOR
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 4, 2016

When it comes to the theatrical art of farce, Ken Ludwig's hilarious 1986 stage play LEND ME A TENOR certainly qualifies as a perfect example of the genre. Amusingly cheeky throughout, the 9-time Tony Award nominated comedy has been revived locally with a posh new production under the direction of Art Manke that is now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through November 13. Utilizing a laundry list of classic madcap set-ups, LEND ME A TENOR feels very much like a well-paced, meticulously crafted, old fashioned sitcom episode that has been super-sized into two gloriously funny acts. (more...)

Young NJ Talent Tapped for Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway Show Choir
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for its award-winning Broadway Show Choir. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Sonya Tayeh's New Work YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New York Live Arts presents Sonya Tayeh, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy award nominated choreographer, in her New York City debut of an evening-length original work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place December 9-11 and 14-17, 2016, at 7:30PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19thStreet, NYC. Press night is December 10, 7:30PM.  For tickets and information, call 212 924 0077 or visit livearts. (more...)

National Chorale to Present 49th HANDEL'S MESSIAH SING-IN This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with the 49th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. The performance features Eric Brenner, Roderick George, Kevin Maynor and Jessica Sandidge. (more...)

Theo Ubique to Stage HONKY TONK ANGELS at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always... Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley, incorporates some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. The three-woman cast will be a power trio of Chicago musical theatre performers all coming off high profile roles in past months. (more...)

Sonya Tayeh to Debut YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

New York Live Arts presents Sonya Tayeh, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy award nominated choreographer, in her New York City debut of an evening-length original work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. (more...)

Artistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 spring season for the company. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses I LOVE MY WIFE and COLETTE COLLAGE
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 9, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Wife swapping set to music & Lady Holiday throws some shade! (more...)

THE PRICE's Danny DeVito in Talks to Join Disney's Live-Action DUMBO Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Deadline reports that Danny DeVito, currently making his Broadway debut in THE PRICE, is in talks to join Tim Burton's live-action reboot of DUMBO for Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

UC San Diego presents Family-Friendly Show, ANANSI: THE STORY KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Fortune Feimster Comes to Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Fortune Feimster, the Southern comic who hails from North Carolina, is one of the busiest actors, stand-up comedians, and writers working today.  Variety named her one of their "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in 2014 and she's been reaching new milestones ever since.  Fortune, who first rose to fame as a performer and writer on Chelsea Lately, can currently be seen as a series regular on The Mindy Project where she plays the very loveable nurse Colette. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 31, 2017
by - Mar 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cabaret on the Hudson Series Continues at the Irvington Town Hall Theater 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Sets Pre-New York Run in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. (more...)

High School Productions of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, LES MISERABLES, BIG FISH Among Nominees for 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live-streaming broadcast on GPB.org. (more...)

2017 Nominees Announced for Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live streaming broadcast on GPB.org. 35 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project presents THE JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Junior Repertory Company will present The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's beloved tale of Mowgli, a young boy taken in by wolves in the jungle of India, and befriended by memorable characters Kaa the Rock Python, Baloo the Bear, and Bagheera the Panther.  Many generations of readers who have ranked Kipling's books among their favorite stories will appreciate playwright R. Rex Stephenson's adaptation with its fidelity to the original text.  (more...)

Sarah Naughton's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sarah Naughton in Trapped In The Closet on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:30pm.   (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

New Romance Novel ACTUAL LOVE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A Manchester-based author and former journalist has published his tenth book, 'Actual Love.' The book, published by author Kevin Logan, is the telling of one love story intertwined with love stories of the past. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

The Tank to Launch 'Save & Print' Series with HOTTENTOTTED This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Tank will present HOTTENTOTTED written by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Colette Robert. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passion, Music, and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. (more...)

City National, Barnes & Noble Donate Record Number of Books to Schools and Nonprofits
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

City National Bank's Reading is The way up literacy program, in partnership with Barnes & Noble, today announced the donation of  new books and cash totaling nearly $ 250,000 to 33 schools and nonprofit organizations in California, Nevada, New York City, and Nashville, Tennessee.  The bank also announced that this year marks the 15th Anniversary of its award-winning Reading is The way up literacy program. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Welcomes Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hannah, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly announce the addition of two new members to The Actors' Gang Board of Directors since January 2017. The newly elected board members are Billie C. Greer and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Adam Davenport To Play Iconic Adult Film Star In Ronnie Larsen's SHOOTING PORN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Adam Davenport takes on the lead role in Ronnie Larsen's 'Shooting Porn,' opening this weekend at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale before a prospective multiple city tour.  (more...)

The Group Rep to Present March 'StoryTime' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Group Rep presents StoryTime, Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm, an evening of joy, sadness and a touch of comedy featuring fresh live personal stories as entertainment. (more...)

A MEXICAN AFFAIR to Unite Mexico and the USA through Music at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce the return of A MEXICAN AFFAIR, created and performed by Rafa Reyes (awarded cultural representative of Veracruz), with new arrangements by musical director Felipe Fournier (two-time Grammy Award nominee; one-time Latin Grammy Award nominee), and directed By Jeremy Williams (babel). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre to Offer Passion, Music and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company Are Set To Shake Up The Grand With Elvis Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre next year with a musical based on the hits of 'The King' himself, Elvis Presley. (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

Artists To Create Converse 'Chucks' to Raise Awareness For Ocean Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Select artists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs are helping raise awareness for ocean conservation through a Design Collaboration with Converse, in which each of them will custom design a pair of Converse Classic Chuck Taylors. Participants include entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, actors Patrick Dempsey and Leo Fitzpatrick, The Kills singer-songwriter Alison Mosshart, Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas, designers Dee & Ricky and Sam Snyder, as well as world-renowned artists: Domingo Zapata, Emilio Perez, Uri Dotan, and Andre Saraiva. These one of a kind shoes will be auctioned off to raise funds for ocean conservation during the silent auction launching November 17th, 2016 for this year's Second Annual Ocean Gala in San Francisco on December 3, 2016, produced by MaiTai Global and OceanElders. (more...)

Works from Nightdrive, Buran Theatre, Sinking Ship and More Set for The Tank's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Tank has announced their 2017 spring season line up. Performances are at The Tank's midtown home (151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues) as well as at various venues throughout NYC. (more...)

Jerry Phelps, Elliot Roth and Karen Thompson Present NO EVIL: A Resistance Cabaret at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

In direct response to the Trump presidency, this newly bonded musical trio, comprised of Jerry Phelps, Elliot Roth and Karen Thompson, will present an evening of song full of outrage, resistance and resiliency (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Hosts Free Exhibit 'Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, will have a special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" beginning April 25th at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wagner College Theatre presents the groundbreaking musical La Cage aux Folles with performances from April 20 - April 30, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

Announcing the 3rd Annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 3rd annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 15 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 40 award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago and musical direction by Aaron Benham, this year's benefit will feature a record number of performers and a brand new theme: Duets! Tickets, priced at $25, are currently available at uptownunderground.net or by calling (773) 867-1946. Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue; advance reservations strongly recommended. (more...)

Musical Comedy GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS Comes to Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Giovanni The Fearless, a new commedia dell'arte folk opera ideal for all audiences, including grandparents, parents and their kids. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley Opens at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present John Patrick Shanley's beloved Irish romantic comedy, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, April 21 through May 28 on its Main Stage at 125. So. 7th St. on the corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00, Children $18.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645 (more...)

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