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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
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Chester, CT,

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Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, Young Performers' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Children's Playhouse of MD (CPM), in residence at Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, opens its 2016-2017 season with the musical comedy, "Crazy for You, Young Performers' Edition," featuring more than 40 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

Sorry GAME OF THRONES Fans - Angela Lansbury Will NOT Appear in Season 7
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last week, BWW shared reports that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury was in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series GAME OF THRONES. Today however, EW has confirmed with the actress' team that the report was inaccurate (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Presents HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

In Robert Askins' Hand to God, when sock puppet, Tyrone, takes on a wickedly funny and shockingly dangerous personality all his own, the introverted teenager, Jason, who created him finds his world turned inside out. Crude, lewd Tyrone has a knack for telling the truth Jason never could and his small Texas town and Christian puppet club will never be the same in this riotous Broadway hit comedy... Warning: Graphic puppet sex and devilish behavior (so leave the kids at home). (more...)

MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

ICELAND Holds Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres' stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. Written and composed by O-Lan Jones, in collaboration with critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley, ICELAND is a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey. The work tells an intimate story, beginning in an Icelandic airport and journeying off the map of the known world, into the realm of "The Hiddenfolk" and the vast mythic inner landscapes of Iceland. The ICELAND Concert at the Ford, presented for the first time with full orchestration and complete score, will be directed and choreographed by local legend Ken Roht, with musical direction by David O, as well as additional creative scenic design elements and impressionistic costumes. Additional information can be found at fordtheatres.org. (more...)

El Greco Productions Presents World Premiere of Hip Hop Superhero Musical SIAMESE SEX SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What does the future hold for sex? Blending Lady Gaga-esque popstar theatricality with Blade Runner's dark comic vision, the world premiere of the Siamese Sex Show, a hip hop musical, takes place in the dystopian future. The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its "safe" new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. At an underground 'intimacy' speakeasy called "The Siamese Sex Show," four fallen popstars gather in collusion to plan their revenge against Monocorp's devious CEO. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, can these unlikely heroes overcome their differences in time to stop Monocorp's evil agenda?  (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Guest Star in GAME OF THRONES Season 7?
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Just after the news that fellow theatre vet Jim Broadbent will appear in the final season of HBO's GAME OF THRONES, Express writes that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury is in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (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...)

New Cast Announced for UK Tour of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses across the UK, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January 2016 with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, adapted for the stage by David Rogers, which today announces casting for the next leg of the hit UK tour. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

BWW Special: Summer Preview Picks for San Antonio
by Backstage Bunny - Jun 6, 2016

Two world premieres - My Name Was Dorian...Dorian Gray' at the Overtime Theatre, and 'Cinderella's Makeover at PASA' - are two of the summer preview picks for San Antonio.. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Vanessa Learns an Awful Truth on Next PENNY DREADFUL
by - Jun 6, 2016

On the next episode of PENNY DREADFUL on Showtime, Kaetenay (Wes Studi) has a vision of impending doom. Vanessa learns an awful truth. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP to Open 60th Anniversary Tour at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

?Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 12 September.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Angela Lansbury may soon make a return to Broadway. (more...)

Billy Childs Named President of Chamber Music America
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Chamber Music America (CMA) today announced the appointment of pianist and composer Billy Childs as president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Childs is the organization's ninth board president, and the first jazz musician elected to the position. The CMA board of directors unanimously approved his first three-year term at its June 6th meeting. (more...)

2016 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K Raises Over $860,000 for Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC - Over 6,500 people took part in the 18th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k on Sunday, June 26. The event raised more than $860,000 and counting for 81 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This amount is a significant contribution to the $50 million raised nationally in the lifetime of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge since its inception in 2003. (more...)

Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Cancelled After Three Season Run
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME drama PENNY DREADFUL has slayed its final demon – last night's jaw-dropping finale marked the series finale of the three-season opus envisioned by creator, writer and executive producer John Logan (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Begins Final Leg of Record-breaking UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Agatha Christie's beloved murder mystery THE MOUSETRAP will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth. (more...)

Core Creative Productions Premieres DRONES at Planet Connections Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Core Creative Productions (CCP) -- the company that produced Chokehold, the Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play at the 2015 Planet Connections Festivity - returns to the festival this year with Drones, a new play written and directed by Anthony P. Pennino. This production is the world premiere of the play. Adapted from an incident in The Iliad, the play imagines an alternative reality where the war between Greece and Troy never ended; the modern technology of warfare (satellites, air strikes, unmanned drones, engineered pathogens) blends into the mythic landscape of Homer's poem. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Two-Episode PENNY DREADFUL Season Finale
by - Jun 13, 2016

Below, watch a sneak peek at the Season Finale for Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL. The two-episode Season Finale Event airs Sun, Jun 19 at 9 PM ET/PT! (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

HBO Selects 3 Emerging Directors for 2016 Access Directing Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

HBO has selected the three emerging directors to participate in the 2016 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. (more...)

World premiere of Ron Elisha's THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN offers a fictional account of one of the finest philosopher's of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, whilst he was a volunteer hospital porter at Guy's Hospital during World War Two. (more...)

Oracle Statement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

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El Rey Network to Premiere Season 3 of Original Wrestling Series LUCHA UNDERGROUND, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

LUCHA UNDERGROUND El Rey Network's exhilarating, lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award(R)-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures will return for an all-new 40 episode (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

New Adventures has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

The Drama Continues in New Orleans' Soap Opera DEBAUCHERY on July 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Come enjoy a night of lunacy, laughter, and yes, there will be cocktails! (And if you're new to DEBAUCHERY! - don't be shy - we'll catch you up!) (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Jekyll and Hyde
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

We speak to C&D productions ahead of their run of Jekyll & Hyde at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

The Church Basement Ladies' RISE UP, O MEN to Play Plymouth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Curt Wollan and Troupe America Inc., the producer of the national hit musical comedy series The Church Basement Ladies announce the ladies return to Plymouth Playhouse with a completely new look at what happens in their Church Basement kitchen. You've met the ladies, now meet the men. Told from a male perspective (with the ladies), the truth is revealed about what happens in the kitchen of the church basement in this hilarious yet touching new musical titled RISE UP, O MEN, the sixth in the popular series, previews August 17-19, opening August 20 and continuing through November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: Dorian Gray Opens at the Overtime This Weekend
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Derek Berlin, who won an ATAC Globe award for his performance in the title role of the musical Nosferatu at PASA in June last year, is opening his one-man show on Dorian Gray (adapted from Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray') at the Overtime this coming weekend. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Theatre Row Presents THE VANITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The Vanity is a stylized, darkly humorous, period melodrama, which plays like a marriage of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sunset Boulevard and Valley of the Dolls full of high drama and dirty secrets. It's 1947 and Julian Gray, a beautiful but sheltered young Plantation heir decides to start a new life in Hollywood. He finds himself the object of all sorts of hungry attention and the great director Hilton Wheeler casts him as the lead in a major motion picture. In spite of a promising future as a movie star, Julian falls in love with Stella, a makeup girl on the set of his first film. All hell breaks loose, when Julian inherits a mysterious Victorian vanity table from a distant, unknown relative and the vanity is possessed by a powerful demon. Julian is offered the chance to maintain his infamous good looks indefinitely, as long as he agrees to forsake love in favor of hedonistic pleasure. Mr. Gray is faced with an impossible choice, and is tempted in all directions by an array of technicolor characters. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric to Stage Ogre-the-Top Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Do you know that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the ogre." No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reeve Carney Talks ROCKY HORROR, Broadway, New Music & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 17, 2016

BWW's Kevin Pollack sat down for an exclusive conversation with Reeve Carney after his show at SPACE in Evanston, IL last night, August 16th. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Host Workshops for Chicago Public School Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The PrivateBank will sponsor two Broadway In Chicago musical theatre workshop programs on Wednesday, August 17 to foster arts education and provide first-hand theatre industry experiences to Chicago youth. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Set to Present LOVE IS STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Broadway's Reeve Carney Announces First Solo Tour Dates; Album to Debut This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Carney has built a big tent to which all are invited. Reeve embarks on his first solo tour in August 2016, while his debut solo album is set to be released in October 2016. (more...)

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