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Gadfly Theatre Productions presents A Talking Penguin, A Polyamorous Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Queer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Gadfly Theatre Productions, your local queer & feminist theatre company is ecstatic to bring you their FOURTH annual One-Act Geek Festival. The Final Frontier Festival has presented more queer robots, feminist gods, and outspoken horror movie monsters in the past three years than previously were thought to even exist. This year, don't be fooled by the Fairy Tale theme: these are not the stories you fell asleep listening to as a kid. We've got polyamorous wolves, lesbian led fantastical countries, and a talking penguin named Algernon--and that's just to get you warmed up. We've got six fantastic shows, six of our strongest directors to date, and as much whimsy as we can get crammed into the Fox Egg Gallery. For complete show list, please see attached list. (more...)

The Australian Ballet's Most Lavish Production, David McAllister's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Returns for a Special Encore Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Australian Ballet's most lavish production, David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty returns for a special encore season   (more...)

BLAMED: AN ESTABLISHED FICTION Wins 2017 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Hollywood Fringe Festival has announced Blamed: An Established Fiction as one of the winners of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

FRESH READS Festival Brings New Plays to Dallas
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

As Pegasus Theatre continues our mission to produce new and original comedies in a professional setting, highlighting the talents of North Texas theatre artists, we are pleased to announce our first new play festival, Fresh Reads, at the Bath House Cultural Center May 18-27, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview - Composers Michael Weiner & Alan Zachary Chat ONCE UPON A TIME's Musical Episode
by Caryn Robbins - May 5, 2017

Today, talented composers Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner speak exclusively to BWW and explain how they pulled off an original musical episode of this beloved series! (more...)

Calling All Real Princesses, Can You Pass the Test?
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Theater Works' concludes the season with the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress continuing May 5-14. This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea  will have you looking at Fairy Tales in a whole new way! Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along with impossible tests!  (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

Georgia Repertory Theatre Announces Summer Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Paul Pierce and Larry Dooley run the two busiest theatre companies in Columbus  - the Springer Opera House and CSU Department of Theatre.  Together, they mount 35 productions and nearly 500 performances every year. (more...)

BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances
by Herbert Paine - May 22, 2017

Ashley Jackson, Victoria Fairclough, and Ben Mason deliver towering, indeed royal, performances that imbue Hale Centre Theatre's production of AIDA with sustained warmth, integrity, and vitality and their characters with distinctive and relatable authenticity. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG FISH Proves Our Dreams Begin Where the Pavement Ends
by Shari Barrett - May 17, 2017

Everyone has dreams they wish to have fulfilled during their lifetime. And as it turns out, the energy we put into fueling our passion to achieve them can take us in directions we could never have anticipated, yet become so necessary in obtaining whatever goal we have set for ourselves or influencing how others see us. Such is the case in the Broadway musical BIG FISH, a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. (more...)

MILKSHAKE! LIVE, THE MAGIC STORYBOOK Coming to Epstein Theatre Over Half Term Holidays
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

There's just two weeks to go until Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook comes to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre just in time to entertain our little Epsteinies over the school half term holidays! (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Monday, May 15, 2017- Friday, May 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

COVER REVEAL! HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 15, 2017

Gregory Maguire, best known for WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was turned into the best-selling Broadway musical Wicked, has struck gold again. Maguire has made a career out of fractured Fairy Tales, spinning new versions of tales from Lewis Carroll to Hans Christian Andersen to Charles Dickens. This coming fall, he has his eyes set on E.T.A. Hoffman's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, which was adapted by Alexandre Dumas and popularized bycomposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in his now-iconic ballet. The cover and summary were just revealed, and Broadway World is on the scene to give you an inside look at this hot fall release! (more...)

Richard Shelton to Bring SINATRA AND ME to the Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

From LA, 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' for portraying Frank Sinatra in West End's 'Rat Pack Confidential', and critically acclaimed singer, Richard Shelton presents 'SINATRA AND ME' on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Crazy Coqs, Live at Brasserie Zedel, London W1. (more...)

Cast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 Season with a newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Seeking Musical Theatre Performers of All Ethnicities
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is accepting submissions for diverse roles in the 2017-18 touring season and within the new TCT Resident Artist Company.   (more...)

FURRY TAILS WITH A TWIST Comes to Players Club of Swarthmore
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore Children's Series kicks off the summer with an inventive and interactive production of Furry Tails with a Twist. (more...)

Trina Robbins, First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman, Selected for Wizard World Hall of Legends
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Trina Robbins, who famously became the first woman to draw the Wonder Woman character more than 30 years ago, and whose work in underground and mainstream comics goes back to the 1960s, was today named the second honoree in the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions. Robbins will receive the award at a ceremony at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento on Friday, June 16 at the Sacramento Convention Center. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Claire Sweeney To Cast A Spell Over St Helens Audiences This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The most spellbinding panto of them all is returning to St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn - and producers are today excited to reveal its stellar cast, with Liverpool's own Claire Sweeney taking the lead, plus Tam Ryan, Laura Gregory, and Simon Foster completing the line-up. (more...)

Theatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

South Coast Repertory's Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on the Julianne Argyros stage, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Performances by SCR's Theatre Conservatory students run Aug. 12-20; tickets are on sale now at www.scr.org.  (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell...  (more...)

The Australian Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Returns for a Special Encore Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Reawakening a world of courtly love, charming fairies and a glittering masked ball, The Australian Ballet's dazzling production of The Sleeping Beauty tours to Melbourne and Sydney in 2017. (more...)

ComedySportz Philadelphia Celebrates 25 Years With Two Anniversary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, turns 25 this year and to celebrate the quadricentennial, the company is mounting two super-sized matches at the Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 3201 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. The matches will take place Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets to each show cost $25 for adults and $22 for students, seniors, and military with a valid ID. Tickets and more information are available at www.comedysportzphilly.com. (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter to Open 33rd Season with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 33rd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 16 with 'Into the Woods,' James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's epic Tony Award-winning musical take on intertwining Fairy Tales, fervent wishes and the challenges of life beyond 'happily ever after.' (more...)

Principal Cast Announced for Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Rise Above Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Rise Above Performing Arts in Sarasota Florida will begin their second season with Into the Woods on September 21st to the 23rd, 2017 at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Manoa Valley Theatre's Local Kine Season Finale HAPPILY EVA AFTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Manoa Valley Theatre caps off an amazing season with a Hawaii-kine pidgin musical comedy by Lisa Matsumoto & Roslyn Catracchia from the library of Hawaii favorites. This final segment in the original "Once Upon One Time" musical comedy trilogy continues the delightful adaptation of the traditional Fairy Tales we all know and love. A comedic, local fantasy full of energetic songs and colorful characters, you'll meet Da Six Menehune, Da Tree Fairies, Hauna and Tantaran, Da Wicked Queen and many other local-style and traditional fairy tale characters as they go on a fun and crazy adventure. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Children's Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top children's show picks from the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. (more...)

GLEE's Chris Colfer to Make Feature Directorial Debut With THE WISHING SPELL Movie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Chris Colfer, best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on FOX's GLEE, has inked a deal with FOX to make his feature directorial debut on his fantasy story THE WISHING SPELL, the first book of his six-book 'The Land of Stories' series. (more...)

The 7th Annual Elly Awards to Honor Carolyn B. Maloney, Daryl Roth, and Mariska Hargitay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Women's Forum of New York will present The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women's Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Jam Packed June Is Full Of Fantastic Performances At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

An incredible year of entertainment at The Epstein Theatre shows no signs of slowing down with a whole host of brand new shows for all the family coming to Liverpool this June! (more...)

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

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

The Revival Hyde Park Announces May Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in May 2017. Inspired by the legacy of the Compass Players, The Revival brings improvisational comedy back to the same corner where it was invented in 1955!  Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.the-revival.com. The Revival is located at 1160 E. 55th St. in Hyde Park. (more...)

BEA Channel 5's MILKSHAKE! LIVE Brings the Magic Storybook to the Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Epstein Theatre is delighted to announce that Channel 5's Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook will be coming to town on Friday 2nd June, much to the joy of children all across Liverpool! (more...)

Scoop: CBS THIS MORNING 3/29 - 5/5 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on CBS THIS MORNING 3/29 - 5/5, airing on CBS (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Coeurage Theatre Company in Los Angeles (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Executive Director), now beginning its eighth season, has announced its upcoming slate of three plays including Nicky, a world premiere by acclaimed LA playwright Boni B. Alavarez, Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, and The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Family Fun Galore at New Brighton Seaside Festival this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

There will be no such thing as cabin fever this Spring Bank Holiday weekend as the New Brighton Seaside Festival has family fun all sewn up with an amazing line-up of entertainment which will keep children of all ages amused throughout the weekend. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

Pianist Glen Kirchoff Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Pianist Glen Kirchoff performs a recital of chamber music on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Joining Mr. Kirchoff are guest artists and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Desiree Elsevier, viola; James Ognibene, clarinet; and Brendan Kane, bass. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS at the Garden Theatre Sondheim Musical Explores The Consequences of Wishes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to present Into the Woods, showing April 28 - May 28, 2017. Into the Woods is presented by Florida Hospital Winter Garden. The show is also sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware.  (more...)

GuGu Drum Group to Bring Traditional Music of China to MPAC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Celebrate the traditional music and culture of China with GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

A.A. Milne's THE LUCKY ONE Starts Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Beginning Friday, Mint Theater Company will present the first ever New York revival of The Lucky One by A.A. Milne. Performances will continue through June 25th at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for May 18th. (more...)

J. L. Higgs Pens 'Ella: A Stepmum's Tale'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Author J. L. Higgs brings the Fairy Tales of Cinderella and Humpty Dumpty into the modern day. In 'Ella: A Stepmum's Tale' (published by Balboa Press AU), readers will learn life lessons about not judging anyone by outward appearances alone. (more...)

NAKED GIRLS READING FAIRYTALRES Comes to the DC Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there were four beautiful erudite girls that wanted nothing more than to share their tales of Faerie with an enraptured audience. Wanna Watch? (more...)

Playwrights West Presents World Premiere Reading of LAST BROADCAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Playwrights West, a professional theatre company composed of nine acclaimed local playwrights, at Portland State University, proudly presents a World Premiere reading of Last Broadcast, written by Playwrights West and directed by Lava Alapai. (more...)

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