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Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/28-5/29/2016
by - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 29, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Sets 2016 Family Show
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?Theater at Monmouth's 2016 Family Show features a new adaptation of the classic tale of a feline master-mind, Puss in Boots, adapted for the stage by producing artistic director, Dawn McAndrews. This re-telling opens on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Each summer, TAM presents a play for children of all ages adapted from classic literature. Due to the popularity of past Family Shows Puss in Boots will run throughout the season including weekday and weekend performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Manatee Performing Arts Center & Early Learning Coalition Present CRACKED FAIRY TALES
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Manatee Performing Arts Center in collaboration with NEXTGEN Magazine and the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County presented three performances of Cracked Fairy Tales reaching over 600 children. The performance was generously sponsored by Brighthouse Network, introducing the magic of theatre to children from all over the Southwest Florida area. (more...)

THE SWAN: AN UGLY DUCKLING TALE Begins Today at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Based on the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen and performed by award-winning puppeteer Louis-Philippe Paulhus, Artistic Director of the Theatre de Deux Mains of Montre?al, Canada, The Swan: An Ugly Duckling Tale is a funny, touching and deeply human story told wordlessly through exquisite marionette and rod puppetry. This past year, the production won the 2015 Best Design Award from the Puppeteers of America. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company announced its 2016-17 season today, comprised of six production by award-winning composers and playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE In Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

LACO @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) showcases the interplay of music and film with 'LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies,' a program of dazzling and delightful Academy Award-winning animation created by Walt Disney Studios between 1929 and 1939, with orchestral scores performed live by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by six-time Emmy award-winning composer Mark Watters, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7 pm, at the historic Orpheum Theatre movie palace in downtown Los Angeles. Based on timeless Fairy Tales and fantastical scenarios, the seven classic animated Silly Symphony shorts include five Academy Award-winners, the first Silly Symphony short produced and directed by Walt Disney, the first commercial color short and the first to utilize a multiplane camera to create depth of field. With animation by a number of Disney legends, these films are set against a backdrop of lively music. From symphonic to jazz, and featuring the Orpheum's 1927 Wurlitzer, one of only three remaining original theatre organ installations in theatres in Southern California, the music by such luminaries as Leigh Harline and Carl Stalling is arranged for live orchestra by Watters and Alex Rannie. The magical event for adults and children six and older benefits education and concert programs of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, considered one of the world's premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as Honorary Chair. Film tickets and exclusive sponsorship packages, including a post-film cocktail party, are available. (more...)

Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

We invite you to enjoy the family friendly performance of three new one act plays on the theme of love and transformation inspired by the Tarot, Commedia dell'Arte, and Fairy Tales. There will be a rotation of special musical guests to accompany the performance. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, The Velveteen Rabbit springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. A musical adaptation of the classic Margery Williams' tale, with music by composer Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), book and lyrics by James Still, and direction and choreography by Amanda Tanguay (Pinocchio at The Marriott Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit fuses the power of childhood play and fancy with the timeless need for unconditional love. Followed by a special Q&A session with the cast, The Velveteen Rabbit is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Host WUNDERLAND Concert & After-Party Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic presents WUNDERLAND Concert & After-Party, an evening of Fairy Tales and folklore with the music of Sibelius and Mahler, Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 2016-2017 Children's Series with the beloved fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. Adapted by Brandon Roberts (2015's The Frog and the Princess and 2014's Rapunzel), the family-friendly production will play from June 16 - July 24, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims into Imagination Stage
by Hannah Wing - Jun 27, 2016

Imagination Stage's world premiere production of 'The Little Mermaid', directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, adapts Andersen's story into a musical interpretation filled with original songs and choreography. (more...)

SCREENS, AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS and More Set for Theatre503's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Building on the success of 2016's spring season, which garnered a total of eight Off West End Award nominations and included Stuart Slade's highly-acclaimed BU21, Theatre503's autumn season comprises of four works of outstanding new writing. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival to Continue Season with CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival continues its season of myths, legends and Fairy Tales with the classic, fantasy-like 'Cymbeline.' From battle scenes to mistaken identities to a magical love story, this timeless play still sweeps audiences of all ages off their feet more than 400 years after it was first staged. Performances run July 14-Aug. 7 in CU Boulder's University Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD, Wilton's, June 1 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a couple of fine introductions to Shakespeare plays aimed at kids, but with more than enough for adults to enjoy no matter how familiar they may be with the sources. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - Jun 15, 2016

Growing up with Fairy Tales we are used to a happy ending. In the movie, the guy always gets the girl. But THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at Starlight Theatre changes all of those preconceived notions. (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...)

Caissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, which will be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-25. (more...)

Thank You For Coming Out to Host First Ever Pride Night at Magnet Theater on June 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Thank You For Coming Out presents Pride Night at the Magnet Theater on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 254 West 29th Street, Ground Floor, NYC. Tickets are available to reserve at www.magnettheater.com. Tickets are $7 for each hour, and 100 percent of the ticket proceeds from the entire evening are being donated by the Magnet Theater to I'm From Driftwood (https://imfromdriftwood.com). (more...)

Join Centenary Stage Company for Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Centenary Stage Company is still accepting applicants for exciting educational Summer Programs.  Keeping in the tradition of cultivating and nurturing young artists Centenary Stage Company's summer programs include the critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive and TYRO I and II. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Present TRANSFORMATIONS, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

(San Francisco, June 9, 2016) The Merola Opera Program presents Conrad Susa's Transformations, led by conductor Neal Goren and director Roy Rallo, in two performances Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 23 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. (more...)

FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Fairy Tales Against Humanity, a new comedy show created and directed by JP Karliak, will play three performances at the Lounge Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today. Fairy Tales Against Humanity is set to run on Sunday 6/19 at 5:45pm; Thursday 6/23 at 7:45pm; and Sunday 6/26 at 3:45pm.  (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces Fall Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts continues its award-winning programming with the announcement of the 2016 Fall Semester classes. Registration for these classes is open today. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

BWW Blog: Playwright Alric Davis on Creating the Characters for His Original Play DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED
by Guest Blogger: Alric Davis - Jul 6, 2016

DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED appears at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. starting Thursday, July 7 at 7:15 pm; Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:15 pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 27, 2016

After a successful run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, director John Saunders is bringing Stephen Sondheim's beloved classic Into The Woods to the Mac-Haydn stage starting July 28. The musical is composed of many classic Fairy Tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, and takes a look at the events that occur after "happily ever after." (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre Heads to a Far-Off Kingdom with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads to a world of the timeless Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales colliding with wondrous splendor in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.' (more...)

The Candy Project to Present DISENCHANTED this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The musical is set for a 9-show run at FLIXX Cabaret Showbar, located in in downtown Omaha (1019 S. 10th Street) August 5-6, 12-14, 18-21. All performances have a 7:30pm showtime. (more...)

Fringe Festival Favorite FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY Adds a Performance 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producers' Award-Winner Fairy Tales Against Humanity in association with Jaxx Theatricals, Inc., has announced a one night only special performance on Friday, July 29 at 8:00 at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose. Created and directed by JP Karliak, this wildly inventive comedy show will also play performances on Wednesdays, July 20, August 3, and August 10, all at 8pm, at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Pond Wife
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2016

We speak to Holly Norrington and Teddy Lamb about their Edinburgh Fringe 2016 show Pond Wife. (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design Announces Fall Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This fall, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions showcasing artists who have transformed and continue to reshape the public perception of traditional craft mediums. Building upon the exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, which celebrates the work of an artist known for drastically changing the way clay is categorized as an art material and discipline, the series considers fiber, clay, and jewelry and metals-disciplines that have composed the bedrock of MAD's founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Seeks Projects for 2017 Springboard Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Contemporary Theater Company is known for its focus on the community and local talent. Now they invite the community to propose new projects for the 2017 Springboard Season. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE to Take the Stage at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

May Gibbs' classic Australian tale of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will be brought to life on Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse stage from 17 - 25 September as part of a national tour. The colourful and action-packed stage adaptation is perfect for children aged 5 - 10 years and their families. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

Award Winning Actress Joins Playtime Stories Company on Saturday, August 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company proudly continues Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children's stories, live performances and activities for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, August 20 at 10 am with Guest Narrator Award winning actress Dossy Peabody joining the Playtime Stories company to narrate her grandmother Dorothy Kunhardt's classics Pat The Bunnyand Junket Is Nice; and the New England favorite, Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. (more...)

Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

QPAC Tempts Audiences with SNOW WHITE Extension Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Australians will be tempted with an Extension Program of events and activations specially curated for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) 2016 International Series presentation of Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White. The Extension Program will kick off from 22 August 2016 at select city sites in Brisbane and will continue throughout the season from 2 to 11 September 2016 at QPAC. (more...)

What's Old is New Again in Little Stories Featured in 20th Annual NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Little Stories, takes a fresh and zany look at some uncharted territory of The First Edition of The Brothers Grimm in this month's NY International Fringe Festival. Unearthing and dramatizing beloved tales takes a team of professionals who can bring 21st Century creativity to the stories while retaining integrity to moral tales of such fame. To add to such elements, the production's creative team includes Professional Storyteller and Actress Getchie Argetsinger, and Obie Winning Actress and Puppet Designer Jan Leslie Harding. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Will Premiere ROOTABAGA COUNTRY, Nov. 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

Lightwire Theater's THE UGLY DUCKLING and More Set for Symphony Space's 2016-17 'Just Kidding' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Symphony Space announces its 2016-17 season of Just Kidding performances, offering a cabinet of wonder and curiosity, sure to excite even the most jaded and media-saturated families in New York City. (more...)

Symphony Space Announces Family Performances for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

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