Rooftop Films Announces Lineup for 20th Annual Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

When Rooftop Films began 20 summers ago on the roof of a tenement building in the Lower East Side it was a single evening of short films. 19 years later the organization has grown tremendously- hosting over 50 extraordinary events every summer, with live music and after-parties all across NYC- but they still strive to champion emerging in the short film community, and still believe that the medium is ripe for experimentation and opportunity. This season, Rooftop Films will present over 130 short films in over 13 programs, each curated with complementary and riveting themes. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Present Jo Roets' Adaptation of 'CYRANO'
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theater at Monmouth will kick-off its 2016 Vive La France season with Cyrano adapted by Jo Roets from Edmond Rostand's 1897 masterpiece on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30 p.m. Infused with enchantment from start to finish, this classic tale of unrequited love offers an inspired take on Rostand's admired work. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present ALL MY SONS, 6/8-19
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater.   During World War II, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter. Come see Theatre Raleigh's electric production in the intimate setting of Kennedy Theatre from June 8-19.   (more...)

Slim Chickens Opens Seventh Restaurant in Sooner State
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Review: A SONG AT TWILIGHT at STNJ is Brilliant
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

See 'A Song at Twilight' now at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison through May 29th. Directed by Paul Mullins, this brilliant production kicks off the 2016 season. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Treshelle Edmond Performs 'I'm Here' from THE COLOR PURPLE in ASL
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2016

Treshelle Edmond, who made her Broadway debut as Martha in this season's revival of SPRING AWAKENING, performed 'I'm Here' from THE COLOR PURPLE, another musical that was revived this season. Edmond, a deaf actress, performed the song in American Sign Language. Watch her gorgeous interpretation below! (more...)

Ramon Ray Continues To Redefine Small Business in the 11th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

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Two Peas to Present DRIFT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Indie theatre company TWO PEAS (We're Bastards, Jennifer Forever, Edmond) will premier DRIFT, a new Australian play at ATYP's Studio 1 this July. (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

CYRANO, 'EARNEST', THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for BYU Arts' 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts explores a variety of styles, genres and stories in a dynamic new season of gripping dramas, classic comedies, theatre for young audiences and a beloved, high-flying musical for all to enjoy. (more...)

Witti Repartee to Host Birthday Fundraiser, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Following on the heels of last January's fundraiser for Iris House, Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds and Bachelorettes 3,New York City's hardest working philanthropist drag queen announces Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, a benefit for Cycle for the Cause, to be held at Rockbar (185 Christopher Street) on July 16, 2016. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON to Conclude West End Run This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON will conclude its London run at the end of its current booking period on 29 October this year, after more than two years in the West End. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Rachel Zatcoff (coming directly from a run as Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) has joined the cast of THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale), which returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning July 4th. As originally presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] in December of 2015, the production was nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history will run through August 28 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage's Edmond J. Safra Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING reunited for an epic medley of 'Mama Who Bore Me' and 'Bitch of Living' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Sets Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the fall 2016 performance and residency series, which runs September 27 through December 16. BAC Presents will bring to BAC's stages World and U.S. Premieres of works by international music and dance artists. Tickets go on sale August 15 and can be purchased online at bacnyc.org or by phone at 866 811 4111. Throughout the season,BAC Residencies will provide critical support to nine artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

Monmouth to Launch Classics in Context Scholar Dialogues
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On Friday, July 8 and Friday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the Opening Night performances of Love's Labour's Lost and Henry V, Theater at Monmouth will launch a new humanities-based initiative, Classics in Context. Classics in Context will offer audiences a guide to the season through the critical, historical, artistic, and cultural perspectives wound into the words of each individual play. Classics in Context is made possible by the generous support of the Maine Arts Commission and Maine Humanities Council. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand Set for REEL 13 July Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Barbra Streisand are featured in the July Reel 13 schedule.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Phenomenal Force of THE FANTASTICKS at Monomoy Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jul 31, 2016

Arriving on the Monomoy stage under the direction of Alan Rust, The Fantasticks is the first production of this show I have seen, and I believe it to be the most utterly captivating production that has been on this theater's - rather any I have seen this summer - stage in quite some time. This is not only because of the rather basic but wonderful plot of a boy falling in love with a girl, being torn apart by no obstacles but themselves and then brought back together through what seems like an almost realized fate. It is not just because of the beautiful music provided by a very talented pianist and harpist - music which accompanies this story that teeters between our reality and fiction. (more...)

HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING and WAITRESS Receive Equity's 2016 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) today named Hamilton, Spring Awakening and Waitress the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2015-16 theatrical season. (more...)

The OSM garners its First ECHO Klassik Award for L'AIGLON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal is proud to announce that its complete recorded performance of L'Aiglon has won the ECHO Klassik, Germany's most esteemed classical music award, in the category "Opera recording (20th/21st century music)." The world premiere recording of this lyric drama by Honegger and Ibert marks the renewal of a historic partnership between the OSM and the prestigious Decca record company. (more...)

Lea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7thand will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Launch World Tour from UK This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7th and will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

THE HATEFUL EIGHT, HAMLET and More Set for 2016 SEE IT BIG! at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In what has now become an annual summer tradition, Museum of the Moving Image will present See It Big! The 70mm Show, a screening series featuring eight classic and contemporary films photographed in 70mm that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum's majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater. (more...)

Hiss Golden Messenger Announce HEART LIKE A LEVEE World Tour
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 19, 2016

Following last week's announcementof new album Heart Like a Levee (out everywhere October 7 on Merge Records), Hiss Golden Messenger share details of their world tour, beginning October 14 in Asheville, NC. It will see Hiss Golden Messenger creative force M.C. Taylor and his band travel throughout North America before playing shows in the UK and Europe in December. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Grind Arts Company is proud to present CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP, a new play by Sean Peter Drohan, featuring Sean Peter Drohan ('Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire'), Judah Frank (Rock of Ages - Tour, Broadway Bares) and Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Broadway Bares)and directed by Eamon Foley (Gypsy, Assassins, Broadway Bares ), as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Drohan in action below! (more...)

This Weekend Only: Check Out SPRING AWAKENING Revival Cast Members at Love: From Cave to Keyboard
by Kali Wright - Jul 15, 2016

    Since the beginning of time, humans have had the ability to express love without using verbal skills. This weekend, July 16th and 17th, Pepsi is hosting an interactive exhibit displaying all of the ways we have silently communicated our love, entitled “Love: From Cave to Keyboard”. It used to be drawings of hearts on the side of a cave, then later people used Morse Code and flag semaphore , and now we have hundreds of emojis.  (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP Plays at FringeNYC in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Grind Arts Company is proud to present CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP, a new play by Sean Peter Drohan, featuring Sean Peter Drohan ('Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire'), Judah Frank (Rock of Ages - Tour, Broadway Bares) and Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Broadway Bares)and directed by Eamon Foley (Gypsy, Assassins, Broadway Bares ), as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.  (more...)

Dr. Oz to Host SAMHSA's 2016 Voice Awards in Los Angeles
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Dr. Mehmet Oz of 'The Dr. Oz Show' will host the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) 2016 Voice Awardsa program (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

New York Madness Play Development Series to Kick Off Next Month at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a new monthly play development series, New York Madness on the last Sunday of every month, beginning Sunday, September 25 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CYRANO at 2016 FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Grind Arts Company is proud to present CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP, a new play by Sean Peter Drohan, featuring Sean Peter Drohan ('Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire'), Judah Frank (Rock of Ages - Tour, Broadway Bares) and Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Broadway Bares)and directed byEamon Foley (Gypsy, Assassins, Broadway Bares ), as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.  (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

OSF Presents 29th Annual Daedalus Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 29th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2016 Daedalus Project, themed "Time Flies," begins with the Daedalus 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Aug. 21, and continues with a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 22, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading and Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out. (more...)

LETTERS TO SALA, Starring Original Off-Broadway Cast, Set for Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

LETTERS TO SALA, Arlene Hutton's stirring drama about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch's hidden Holocaust past will have two concert performances on May 15 at 12 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

VIDEO TOUR: Explore Central Park's Shakespeare Garden on Its 100th Anniversary
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

Shakespeare in Central Park originally meant this four-acre landscape dedicated to the famed English playwright. (more...)

ESPN Reveals Final High School Basketball Rankings for ESPN 100
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

ESPN released the final rankings for the class of 2016 with Duke commit Harry Giles remaining No.1 overall in the ESPN 100, while Kansas commit Josh Jackson jumps to the No. 2 spot. (more...)

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In their revival Crown City Theatre keep it simple with minimal blocking from director Lisaun Whittingham and boasting a fine cast... (more...)

Folger Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Concluding its highly successful 2015/16 season, Folger Theatre stages the world premiere of District Merchants, a variation of Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice. Commissioned by Folger Theatre as part of the 2016 celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and in tandem with the Folger exhibition America's Shakespeare, playwright Aaron Posner sets this new exploration of class and difference in our own political place of power, Washington, D.C., just after the Civil War. (more...)

2016 Clay & Wattles Theater Company Season Set to Open at The Gary The Olivia Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

The 2016 Clay & Wattles Theater Company opens with the Tony-award winning play 'Act One,' by James Lapine, presented for the first time in Connecticut. The inspirational story is based on the autobiography of the same name by the American theater icon, Moss Hart. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A24's THE ADDERALL DIARIES, Now Playing in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author's fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present. THE ADDERALL DIARIES opened yesterday, April 22nd, in Houston at Studio 30 Theatres, Gulf Pointe 30 Theatres, Willowbrook 24 Theatres, and First Colony 24 Theatres. Check out stills from the movie below! (more...)

STNJ to Open 54th Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A Song At Twilight.  (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with C.'s Bradley Greenwald
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2016

The new triple threat may just be actor - singer- playwright. Bradley Greenwald is well known for acting and singing on stage, and now may be just as well known for his writing abilities. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.   (more...)

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