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Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA, Not Everything It is Cracked Up To Be at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Matilda Wormwood is a precocious five-year old who loves to read and has the ability to perform telekinesis. She also likes to meet life's obstacles. She comes from a family in which her father wanted a male child, so he calls her 'boy,' has a mother who didn't know she was pregnant and when Matilda came along was irritated because it interfered with Mrs. Wormwood entering dancing competitions and carrying on an affair with her dance instructor, and whose fellow students think she is odd because she likes school and knows all the answers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miriam Drysdale of DISENCHANTED! Discusses Bringing Famous Fairytales Into the 21st Century
by Kailey Hansen - May 7, 2016

Once upon a time, in a magical place called the Windy City, a crew of plucky, frisky, outspoken princesses arrived to grace the land with some serious girl power. From May 10 through June 5 at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, audiences will come face-to-face with fairytale characters who have a bone to pick; they'd like to give you details on how their 'happily Ever After' really went down. Actress and improviser Miriam Drysdale discusses how DISENCHANTED! brings classic storybook royals to a 21st century audience in our exclusive interview. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Dana Proulx comedy, 'Fairy Tale Courtroom', from May 6-May 9, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Skye Crawford presents THROUGH THE MILL, written and directed by Ray Rackham, with musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Justin Williams Design, and sound by Ed Shaw. The production runs Wednesday 6 July through Saturday 30 July 2016, with press opening slated for 8 July 2016 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston & Lucy Penrose to Lead THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The three actresses from the THROUGH THE MILL's original run will once again portray Judy Garland at three pivotal stages in her life - Helen Sheals (CBS Judy), Belinda Wollaston (Palace Judy) and Lucy Penrose (Young Judy). at Southwark Playhouse. They will be joined by a further cast of nine actor-musicians, playing a variety of historical figures who featured heavily in Garland's biography. The production will run 6-30 July 2016 with an official press night of Friday, 8 July. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of CONSTELLATIONS, the 80-minute, award-winning hit by British playwright Nick Payne. Directed here by prolific Chicago director and Steppenwolf artistic producer Jonathan Berry, Constellations premiered at the Royal Court in London to rave reviews before transferring to the West End and Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: YouTube's Jon Cozart, Stage Vet Barry Bostwick in Musical Episode of INSIDE THE EXTRAS STUDIO
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

YouTube star Jon Cozart (Paint - creator of viral hits like Disney parody, 'After Ever After') brings his considerable talents to this week's INSIDE THE EXTRAS STUDIO, a musical episode in which he sings alongside Tony Award-winning actor Barry Bostwick (Scandal, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Mary Kate Wiles (The Lizzie Bennett Diaries). The song comes from Kenny Wood and Kahle McCann, the multi-award-winning songwriting duo behind short musical SUDDEN DEATH! and the musical episode of RESEARCH. Watch the episode below! (more...)

Photo Flash: USA Volleyball Visits Segerstrom Center for the Arts to See CINDERELLA!
by Maeve Riley - May 2, 2016

On April 27, the USA Volleyball team traded their sneakers for some glass slippers at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California! (more...)

Fan Favorite JoJo fletcher Begins HER Search for Love on ABC's THE BACHELORETTE, 5/23
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

JoJo will embark on her own journey to find her soul mate when she stars in the 12th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” which will premiere at a special time MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Rising Ballet Stars to Shine in Beloved COPPELIA at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Rising young stars of the Cape Town City Ballet are set to take centre stage in the classic and comic ballet, COPPELIA, at Artscape in Cape Town. Based on the well-known tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this sparkling production of the beloved ballet has a short run at the end of May. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

INTO THE WOODS, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, runs now through April 17, 2016 at Aurora Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Gulfshore Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVE
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2016

Gulfshore Opera will present Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore (Elixir of Love) for two performances at venues in Charlotte and Collier counties, on April 15 and 21. Steffanie Pearce, Founder and General Director, has created a show that includes both celebrated and up and coming artists from around the world, the Gulfshore Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and a collaboration with Gulfshore Ballet, a local ballet school. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Judy Garland Musical THROUGH THE MILL Comes To Southwark Playhouse in July
by Marianka Swain - Apr 7, 2016

Following an acclaimed premiere at London Theatre Workshop last December, Ray Rackham's Judy Garland musical drama THROUGH THE MILL will transfer to London's Southwark Playhouse in July. It features musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Johnson Williams and sound design by Ed Shaw. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Beyer, Michele Angelini & More in Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Rossini's madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune. Count Almaviva is in love with the beautiful Rosina. Rosina is essentially being held captive by the slimy Bartolo, who wants to marry her himself. With the help of the barber Figaro, Almaviva and Rosina attempt to outwit Bartolo and live happily Ever After.  THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is the perfect introductory opera. It features recognizable music, comedic staging, fun costumes and a happy ending. You will love the amazing ensemble cast – which includes two former Resident Artists with tremendous personalities, Kevin Glavin and Jonathan Beyer – and the Pittsburgh debut of Michele Angelini, who has received superlative reviews around the world in his role. Antony Walker conducts. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Star in 'HOW TO SUCCEED' at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the musical comedy by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, How to Succeed…kicks off the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series starring Emmy Award Winner Charles Shaughnessy as JB Biggley alongside Broadway's Riley Costello as J. Pierpont Finch.  Performances of How To Succeed…  will begin on June 2, 2016 and continue through June 12, 2016 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.  Subscriptions are currently on sale, single tickets go on sale April 20 at or 860-486-2113. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, now playing thru April 10. Rossini's madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune.  Check out some video highlights of the performance below! (more...)

Peter Miles Releases SWAN PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Author Peter Miles believes that fairytales are not for young readers only and that adults can enjoy a happy-ever-after story too, every now and then. His latest publication, 'Swan Prince' (published by Xlibris AU), is his fairy story offer to those who, like him, wants to traverse and revel in the rich recesses of their imagination. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Recap: Happily Never After on SHAMELESS
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 3, 2016

And so, another Gallagher season comes to an end. And even though I've always wanted Frank to be sent up the river, I didn't mean it literally. Still satisfying though. (more...)

Dan Pick's First Full-Length Play JELLY BEANS to Open This May at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

From the director of Theatre503's recently acclaimed BU21 comes JELLY BEANS. Dan Pick's first full-length play is a brutally honest, hilarious and pitch-black confessional about what happens when every axiom of your life turns out to be a lie. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Adds New Lineup for Kids Ages 9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced that FreeTime Unlimited-the all-you-can eat subscription designed from the ground up for kids and their parents-is getting even better. Amazon is adding thousands of new videos, educational apps, games, and books to FreeTime Unlimited-without raising the price. FreeTime Unlimited starts at just $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members. FreeTime Unlimited previously offered titles primarily for kids ages 3-8 but has now added thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids ages 9-12, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, Star Trek, and much more-ensuring FreeTime Unlimited content grows as your kids grow. (more...)

Rondi Reed & Michael Rabe Join Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA; Jessie Fisher Completes CONSTELLATIONS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete casting for two upcoming productions. Celebrated actress Jessie Fisher (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Once on Broadway) joins ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts) in the Chicago premiere production of Constellations, the moving two-character drama by Nick Payne, directed by artistic producer Jonathan Berry to take place this summer in the Upstairs Theatre (May 26 - July 3, 2016; Press/Opening is June 1 at 7:30pm). (more...)

Gwendolyn Jones-Campbell Pens BROKEN HEARTED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Gwendolyn Jones-Campbell, a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, poet, traveler, Christian, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book, 'Broken Hearted': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, deceit, love and lies with several unexpected moments. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Miranda N. Prather Pens ON THE BOARDWALK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CultureCult Magazine published 'On the Boardwalk,' by Miranda N. Prather, in their Spring 2016 edition. 'On the Boardwalk' is a short piece about a love lost and re-found. All of the action the short piece takes place in the course of a few minutes and moves back through time in nostalgic flashbacks by the unnamed narrator. Miranda N. Prather has been writing since she was a child. She has published numerous poems and short stories as well as the ebook A Mint-ily Ever After Tale and the children's book, Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape (978-0692568880, 32 pages, 9.95) published by ShooflyView Publications. Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape tells the life story of a blue-collar racehorse who overcame a devastating illness to survive and inspire thousands around the globe who were facing their own struggles. The book features playful writing and delightful pictures that bring the tale of Blue Blue Sea to life. Blue Blue Sea was no American Pharoah, but he became a hero just the same! CultureCult Magazine publishes poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, drama, translations and essays/criticisms that speak of one of the myriad aspects of Art, Literature and Culture. They also seek to publish paintings and photography. Jagannath Chakravarti is the publisher of CultureCult and may be reached at: Shoo-Fly View Publications (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bianca Horn in SISTER ACT
by Angie Stanton - Apr 21, 2016

Bianca Horn is no stranger to the Fireside Theatre. In fact, her role as Deloris Van Cartier in SISTER ACT makes this her fourteenth production. While theatre may have been her first love, she met her true love while performing at the Fireside. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre to Present RAPUNZEL, 5/26-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A magical, musical "hairy" tale adventure will hit the Roanoke Children's Theatre stage this summer. The area's only professional theatre for young audiences will present the fun and exciting RAPUNZEL from May 26-June 12, 2016 in the Dumas Center (108 First Street NW). (more...)

Tony Award Winner Frankie Michaels Has Died at Age 60
by Louisa Brady - Apr 2, 2016

According to the Connecticut Post, Tony Award-winner Frankie Michaels has died at age 60. He passed away on March 30th in his home in Chittenango, NY. (more...)

NKU Theatre and Dance to Stage INTO THE WOODS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance presents INTO THE WOODS April 21 - May 1, 2016. Performances will take place in the Corbett Theatre in the Fine Arts Center. (more...)

Opera House Players, Inc. to Present INTO THE WOODS, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Opera House Players, Inc. will present the musical INTO THE WOODS from May 6 through May 22 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm) at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or online at Adults: $21, Over 60/Under 12: $17, Student Rush (with ID): $15 (limited quantity may be available 10 minutes prior to curtain). (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Returns to SEUSSICAL at DISASTER!
by Alan Henry - Apr 18, 2016

The celebrity appearances keep coming at DISASTER! Last night to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity fights aids Andrew Keenan-Bolger took to The Nederlander Theatre stage to re-create his Seussical role and sing the duet 'Alone In The Universe' with Kevin Chamberlin! Seth Rudetsky accompanied them on the piano. Click to watch the video below! (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - TLC Premieres New Series SINGLE DAD SEEKING..., 5/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

SINGLE DAD SEEKING... follows five single fathers working hard to raise their kids. As they strive to provide the ideal lives for their sons and daughters, they each feel that a critical piece of their family is missing. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

BWW Review: New ComicCon-set Play FUTURE THINKING Blasts Off at South Coast Rep
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 12, 2016

ComicCon, the media-saturated annual juggernaut of promotion and sci-fi excess that puts celebrities and their costumed super-fans together in the same breathing space is the setting for playwright Eliza Clark's engaging new play FUTURE THINKING, now having its world premiere performances at Orange County's South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa through April 24, 2016. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern day play offers a fresh story that explores how many of us strive for an ideal future that's both a mix of fantasy and reality, and that, at times, these two forces are often at odds with each other as we barrel towards what lies ahead. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 12, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS moved to Broadway following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. It is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time. (more...)

BWW Review: BE A LION By Rory D. Sheriff
by Vickie Evans - Apr 11, 2016

'Be A Lion', inspired by the Broadway musical and film, 'The Wiz', opens its third season at The Duke Energy Theater, at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Tony Winner William Finn to Host Barrington Stage's Season Opener; Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer & More Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Tony Award-winner William Finn's return to host the popular Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should... on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage June 10 and 11 at 8:00pm. (more...)

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