Penny Dreadful: Demimonde Mobile Game Released in Time for Halloween, Based on Hit TV Series from SHOWTIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

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Terry Jones to Helm World Premiere of JEEPERS CREEPERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Monty Python legend Terry Jones is to direct the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers, a play about comedy star Marty Feldman and his ambitious wife, Lauretta. (more...)

Erin Davie, Klea Blackhurst & More Added to York's Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The York Theatre Company has announced today Broadway's Klea Blackhurst (York's Call Me Madame) Mario Cantone (Assassins), Erin Davie (York's Silk Stockings, Side Show), Matt McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and Mary Louise Wilson (On the Twentieth Century), along with the acclaimed Yale Wiffenpoofs, have joined the roster of illustrious special guest performers who will gather to honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street).  (more...)

Alberto Bassetti's DEALERS OF SOULS to Play TNC in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

In Italy, theaters are under real estate pressure; their precious locations and spacious buildings are eagerly sought by developers who try to convert valued cultural assets into commercial buildings.  This clash of artistic idealism and commercial opportunism has been dramatized by Italian playwright Alberto Bassetti in 'Dealers of Souls,' a new play whose American premiere will be presented November 12 to 29 by Theater for the New City in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theatre.  It's a supernatural drama in which two men are negotiating the sale of an old theater. The buyer, a clearly corrupt theater entrepreneur, promises to restore it but actually, he intends to turn it into a supermarket. Can his intrigues be stymied by a strange actress who squats in the building, who seems to be part hobo and part phantom of the theater?  Can she save the day? (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY - Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite and More, Oct. 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Today 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Today 24 January 2016. (Press night onWednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Helene Yorke Will Join Benjamin Walker in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

AMERICAN PSYCHO just announced that Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley(Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) and Helene Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, 'Masters of Sex') will join previously announced Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) in the cast of the highly-anticipated musical. Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik, a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Glee') and choreography by Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). (more...)

Oscar Wilde's Grandson Adapts THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY for Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

2016 marks the 125th anniversary of Oscar Wilde's only novel and now THE PICTURE OF Dorian Gray has been freshly adapted by Merlin Holland, Wilde's only grandson, and John O'Connor of European Arts Company. The production will play Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY from Monday 18th January to Saturday 13th February 2016. Press Night is slated for Wednesday 20th January, 7pm. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The producers of Mike Bartlett's multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Update 11/27 - Brandon James, Dave Blamy Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Board of Opera Naples is pleased to announce that Dennis Hanthorn has been appointed General Director of Opera Naples, effective November 15, 2015. The announcement comes following a six month international executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group, resulting in over 70 applications. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theater Company Honors Angela Lansbury with Oscar Hammerstein Award!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2015

Just last night, the York Theatre Company honored Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. The evening's entertainment was directed by Kurt Stammc(York's Closer Than Ever; Our Sinatra), with music direction by Andrew Gerle (York's Closer Than Ever). (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The York Theatre Company honors Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre tonight, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street). (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Patti LuPone Stars in Upcoming Third Season of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

SHOWTIME is unveiling a chilling first look at the new season of the network's hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL, currently shooting nine episodes in Dublin, Ireland (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Vanessa Dives into Dr. Seward's Past on Next PENNY DREADFUL
by - May 9, 2016

On the next episode of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL, Vanessa is confronted by a familiar, who reveals a clue to her past and Kaetenay (Wes Studi) explains to Sir Malcolm the importance of their search for Ethan. (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...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 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.  (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Present THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

'Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.' Join Slipstream as we explore Oscar Wilde's masterpiece through a new lens. Set during the golden years of Hollywood, a young man unwittingly trades his soul for immortality, and discovers the actual price of fame. This surreal look into the lines that separate and blur the notions of morality versus mortality is done with four actors. One actor remains Dorian Gray, while the rest of the company morphs into the people, ideas, and ghosts of Dorian's life as his grip on sanity loosens. Just how long can a person remain an ideal before it starts to consume him whole, and how many people are destroyed in the process? What is the true cost of eternal youth? (more...)

BWW Interview: Menagerie of Costumes in MKE Ballet's ALICE (IN WONDERLAND) Captures Stunning Magic
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

How curious and curiouser an English children's fantasy written in 1865 for three sisters has been translated into 174 languages and never been out of print since, never once. Lewis Carroll's surreal tale 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' usually shortened to 'Alice in Wonderland,' appears on stage at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts when Artistic Director Michael Pink and Milwaukee Ballet present their version of Alice in Wonderland, which first premiered at the Washington Ballet in 2012, With this immense production of Alice, MKE Ballet Costume Manager Mary Piering completes 32 years in the company's costume shop at 5th and National to refit the more than 120 costumes for the one weekend only performances. A visit to the shop the week of rehearsals found Piering stitching on a small headpiece, putting the finishing touches on the entire cast's wardrobe. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Another Demon' on Next PENNY DREADFUL on Showtime
by - May 16, 2016

On the next episode of PENNY DREADFUL on Showtime, Vanessa convinces Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to use hypnosis to take her back in time. (more...)

Carriageworks to Premiere LAKE DISAPPOINTMENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Carriageworks presents the world premiere of LAKE DISAPPOINTMENT over four nights from 20 until 23 April 2016.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FAMILIAR opens off-Broadway, SCHOOL OF ROCK hits the West Coast and more! (more...)

Official: Ferne McCann to Lead GATSBY at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Ruby in the Dust's Gatsby, which plays at the Union Theatre this April, is proud to announce the cast to their jazz musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's epitome of glitz, glamour and the end of the American Dream. The cast includes The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann in her theatre debut. (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...)

Brad Birch Receives 2016 Pinter Commission
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Playwright Brad Birch received the 2016 Pinter Commission yesterday (Tuesday 15 March) - an award given annually by Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter's widow, to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre. (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present BUZZ...SON OF A BEE at the Metropolitan Room on 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present a condensed (75-minute) presentation of Buzz...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. The show will take place on April 16th at 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St, NYC 10010, Tickets are $15, w/a 2 beverage minimum. http://www.metropolitanroom.com (more...)

NYFOS Next Festival of New Songs Sets Casts, Programs for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

New York Festival of Song's contemporary song series NYFOS Next -- dubbed 'invaluable' by The New Yorker and The New York Times -- enters its sixth season and continues its new format: a three-concert February mini-festival in the intimate state-of-the-art recital hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center. The Thursday concerts take place February 4, 11, and 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Victoria Justice, Reeve Carney & More to Join Laverne Cox in Fox's Starry THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW; Will Air This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Actress and recording artist Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) and Ryan McCarten (“Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”) have been cast as “Janet Weiss” and “Brad Majors” in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to shoot this winter and air Fall 2016 on FOX. (more...)

Showtime Drama Series PENNY DREADFUL to Shoot On Location in Spain
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL is heading to Spain to shoot select episodes for its third season. (more...)

SISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The multi award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a world premiere play, SissyBoy, written and performed by James Mellon and directed by Kevin Bailey. SissyBoy will begin previews on Friday, February 5 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 12 at 8pm and run for eleven performances through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim Blvd.) in North Hollywood. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

BANANAMAN Musical in Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Bananaman the Musical will mark the live action debut of the Man-of-Peel. A hero who has 'the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels'. Bananaman is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but he's not the sharpest tool in the box. In fact, he doesn't even know where the box is. (more...)

Showtime Announces Spring Premiere Dates for HOUSE OF LIES, PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

SHOWTIME has announced the spring premiere dates for two of its hit series: HOUSE OF LIES season five will air on Sunday, April 10th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and the third season of PENNY DREADFUL will debut on Sunday, May 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Reveals First Look at Season Three of PENNY DREADFUL
by - Jan 13, 2016

Showtime has released a first look at PENNY DREADFUL season three. The network announced yesterday that the new season will premiere on Sunday, May 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Return to Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL as Series Regular in New Role
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS to the West End, at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, London. (more...)

BWW Preview: Milwaukee Ballet's World Premiere Introduces Decadent, 'Wilde' DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 5, 2016

Coming this February, Milwaukee Ballet and Artistic Director Michael Pink introduce their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on the British 1980 novel by Oscar Wilde, Pink originally debuted another version of this story in Augsburg, Germany two years ago. This year in Milwaukee, PInk commissioned a new score by Philip Feeney, scenic and costume designs by Todd Edward Ivins, and returns Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill to envision the ominous story.. Grill will be at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, and then 'after lighting Coldplay will light the Milwaukee Ballet.' This tour-de-force creative collaboration underscores fresh choreography by Pink to produce another full-length ballet performed for the first time in the Historic Pabst Theater over two full winter weekends. (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Reveals Key Art & Trailer for New Season of PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

SHOWTIME has released the poster art and official trailer for the third season of its hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL, which premieres onSunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of the moment when he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

Cast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie and starring multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart with Brandon Springman and Evan Tyrone Martin. The production is directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music directed by Chuck Larkin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, February 5 - March 13, 2016. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and opening night is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the exception of no performances February 11 or March 3 and an added performance Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased at porchlightmusictheatre.org or 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Update - Hank Santos, Dave Blamy Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Anna Andresen, Nick Barclay and More Join Louise Jameson in UK Tour of MOUSETRAP - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap will continue its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour into 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal, where it originally opened in 1952, on 19 January (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Returns to the Darkness with PENNY DREADFUL Season 3 Trailer
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

SHOWTIME has released a haunting new trailer with new footage of its hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL, ahead of the much-anticipated third season premiere on Sunday, May 1 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get a First Look at Patti LuPone In the Season 3 Premiere of PENNY DREADFUL
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2016

Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. 'PENNY DREADFUL brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city's creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm's daughter and slay some monsters.  (more...)

BWW Review: DORIAN GRAY, Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham, April 22 2016
by Jenny Ell - Apr 25, 2016

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Showtime Samples Season Three Premiere of PENNY DREADFUL Starting Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Starting today, SHOWTIME is giving viewers an early opportunity to sample the highly-anticipated third season premiere of its critically-acclaimed drama series PENNY DREADFUL ahead of its linear debut (more...)

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, MINDY PROJECT & More Heading to HULU This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

In the episode, after a surprising turn of events in the Nine-Nine's attempt to track down Adrian Pimento's (guest star Jason Mantzoukas) hitman, the precinct drops everything when they suspect Holt is in danger. (more...)

First Look at Angel Alex Green in DEVILISH at Landor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Angel has landed! (more...)

Showtime Announces Fan Art Competition for Psychological Thriller PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

SHOWTIME is kicking off the third season of its hit drama series, PENNY DREADFUL, which premieres on Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with a fan-driven art competition. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Golden Dragon, by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, directed by Boston Court Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. This world premiere production opens Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

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