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BWW Review: TRULY MADLY FAMOUSLY by Rebecca Serle
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 9, 2017

Paige Townsen is living the dream. She's been plucked out of obscurity and thrust into Hollywood the moment she's cast as August in the upcoming blockbuster movie LOCKED. LOCKED is the hottest book trilogy out there, and fans are clamoring to see it on the big screen. Having the number one movie at the box office and having these characters be household names means everyone knows Paige's face--and the faces of her co-stars, Rainer Devon and Jordan Wilder. But it also means that the trio is constantly hounded by paparazzi and that their lives are under a microscope. If one picture takes something out of context, it can change lives. When the wrong picture is revealed to the tabloids, Paige's life turns upside down in an instant. (more...)

Segal Centre presents IT SHOUDA BEEN YOU in Yiddish 6/4- 25
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's longest running and most important Yiddish-language theatre, is proud to be producing the Canadian and Yiddish world premiere of It Shoulda Been You. Presented in Yiddish with English and French supertitles by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, this hilarious musical filled with crazy twists and turns will take the stage from June 4 to June 25, 2017. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.) at Know Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is moving beyond the walls of its intimate theatre to stage a special presentation of the Greek tragedy Antigone for three performances only on May 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 pm. Translated and adapted by 2016-2017 ETC Acting Apprentice Griff Bludworth, and directed by Ben Raanan, ANTIGONE (born against.) is a modern retelling of the defiant heroine. Due to the renovations of ETC's stage now underway, performances of this contemporized Greek story will be held at Know Theatre of Cincinnati and will feature ETC's 2016-2017 Professional Acting Apprentice Company. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen to Star in World Premiere of BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 2017/18 season with BETWEEN THE LINES, a new musical based on the best-selling book by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer that features music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, book by Timothy Allen McDonald and be directed by Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse presents CINDERELLA 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on May 12 for 'Cinderella.' This story is part of the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, May 12, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson - May 22, 2017

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Sunday, May 28, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 28, 2017! (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Pioneering Fairytale Comes to Half Moon
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Critically acclaimed Action Transport Theatre bring Happily Ever After, their pioneering fairytale with a twist, to Half Moon Theatre from Saturday 13 to Tuesday 16 May 2017. The ground breaking show is part of Half Moon's commitment to promoting diversity and challenging homophobia and discrimination and is for children and family audiences aged 5+. (more...)

CBS to Present PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Princess Diana captured the world's imagination so much so, many thought they really knew her. The reality is that they just knew a part of the Diana story. (more...)

BWW Preview: Excitement Builds at WDW for PANDORA-THE WORLD OF AVATAR and More
by Marina Kennedy - May 19, 2017

Come along with Broadwayworld.com as we travel to Orlando to preview 'Pandora, World of Avatar,' the newest attraction at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World (WDW) that will open to the public on May 27th. We will also be doing dining and 'Blockbuster Summer' features for our readers. (more...)

The Barrow Group Announces Complete Casting for Lisa Loomer's EXPECTING ISABEL
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BARROW GROUP (Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the final show in their 2016/17 season EXPECTING ISABEL written by Lisa Loomer. Directed by Seth Barrish,EXPECTING ISABEL begins performances Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor) and officially opens Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for a limited run through Saturday, July 8, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at www.barrowgroup.org. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House (more...)

Set Sail with the Swashbuckling Musical Comedy THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR, 5/26 - 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General are just a few of the characters dropping anchor at the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)

Scoop: MAID IN MANHATTAN on FOX - Friday, May 19, 2017
by - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on MAID IN MANHATTAN, airing on FOX on Friday, May 19, 2017! (more...)

Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Musical Royalty Both On And Off Stage at From Page To Stage Summer Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) are delighted to announce their exciting musical concerts and the eleven new musicals selected to be showcased during their Summer Festival at The Other Palace. (more...)

Identity Theater presents SLEEPING UGLY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The character formerly known as Sleeping Beauty wakes up in a world where warts are in fashion … and she has them. While she's en vogue, she can't wrap her brain around this drastic change, nor can anyone around her. "Sleeping Ugly," as she has renamed herself, flees her village and bumps into the Ugly Duckling, who, like Sleeping Beauty/Ugly, is the subject of bullying for his appearance. The two become fast friends. (more...)

Broadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse is proud to present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence's Magical CINDERELLA Casts a Spell at The Vets
by Veronica Bruscini - May 14, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence creates pure magic with its luminous production of Sergei Prokofiev's CINDERELLA. Winthrop Corey choreographed this piece to perfection, melding intricate, classical dancing with wonderful whimsy and humor. (more...)

BWW Interview - Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks GALAVANT CD Set Release, BEATSVILLE & More
by Melanie Votaw - May 14, 2017

Broadway lyricist Glenn Slater speaks with BWW about the much-anticipated release of the full music CD set from GALAVANT, the CD signing for A BRONX TALE, BEATSVILLE, and what it's really like to write for musical theater. (more...)

SLEEPING UGLY to Awaken This June at Identity Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Identity Theater presents Sleeping Ugly; written and directed by Nicholas Linnehan. (more...)

Winners for Florida Festival of New Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse launches it's new Florida Festival of New Musicals August 24 - 27 of this year, and has just confirmed the winning selections for 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, May 1, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY Ever After? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 1, 2017! (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

Fan-Favorite Rachel Lindsay Begins Her Search for Love on ABC's THE BACHELORETTE, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily Ever After in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, THE BACHLORETTE, premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (more...)

Transcend's Trevor Dimick Releases 'The 14 Laws of Happily Ever After'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Dallas (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Justin Guarini Boards THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Justin Guarini will play 'Vincenzo' opposite the previously announced Beth Malone in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny this summer. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Orphans, Lucky Breaks and Hard Work! Seven Rags-to-Riches Musicals from ANNIE to ANASTASIA
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Broadway loves a good orphan story, or the classic came-from-nothing and rose-to-something plot line. There's something heartening about those who 'make it' despite all the odds. In honor of ANASTASIA's opening tonight, we've rounded up some of Broadway's rags-to-riches tales! (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, May 1, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY Ever After? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 1, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, May 8, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY Ever After? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 8, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, April 24, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY Ever After? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, April 24, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Karma
by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2017

During the late 1920s and into the 1940s, the United States went through the great depression. Unemployment in the U. S. rose to 25%. These were drab times and, as is the case, since the arts represent the era from which they come, the theatre of that time period represented two extremes: heavy drama reflecting the negative mood of the nation and escapism to make people feel better by hiding from their angst-filled reality. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, April 22, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW today, April 22, 2017! (more...)

Docu-Series TO MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT Moving to Lifetime Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The break-out docuseries TO MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT moves to Lifetime for its fifth season as Chicago area singles become duos, beginning Today, April 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Disney On Ice Returns to South Africa with THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ON ICE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Disney On Ice soon returns to South Africa with The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice!  Families are invited to celebrate magic, spirit, and fun as an extraordinary lineup of Disney stories come to life in Johannesburg, Cape Town and, for the very first time, Durban! (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY Begins Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring Peter J. Fogel, begins performances at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm. The visiting production will continue through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MARRY ME A LITTLE, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the final mainstage production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheimand originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage in honor of tonight's opening! (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, April 17, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY Ever After? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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Jessica Martin to Star in the European Premiere of BALLROOM at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

West End leading lady Jessica Martin will play the leading role of Bea Asher in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre, the part originally created on Broadway by Dorothy Loudon. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS
by West of Broadway - Apr 13, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott sit down with the Charles Chatelain, President of the Center Theater Group's Young Producers Circle to discuss the Fiasco Theater's production of Into the Woods performing at the Ahmanson Theater from now until May 14th. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and More Set for Arizona Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following one of its most successful seasons ever, Arizona Theatre Company launches its next 50 years with a 2017-18 season full of drama, romance and music. (more...)

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