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Off-Broadway Musical Bursts Onto the Belgrade's Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

This April, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry will present the European premiere production of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, the award-winning off-Broadway musical by Kirsten Childs. This new production is co-produced with Theatre Royal Stratford East where it is currently enjoying a successful run and has received critical acclaim. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Establishes Groundbreaking Resident Artist Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is proud to announce that it is accepting submissions for its very first Resident Artist Company.  The nine-member troupe will receive a full-time salary with benefits.  Each member of the Resident Artist Company will be guaranteed four to five performance projects each year and participate in touring, teaching, new works development and arts administration. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arthur Pita and Headspacedance Present STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER
by Roy Tan - Mar 3, 2017

Stepmother leads us into a menacing world where macabre folklore meets the terrifying grotesque. Fairy Tales distort into nightmares as familiar characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous and abusive stepmothers. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Feted at New York Festival of Song's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York Festival of Song presents Honoring Stephen Sondheim, an evening to benefit NYFOS's 29th Season. The Gala is co-chaired by Jamie Bernstein and Hal Prince, and Guest of Honor Stephen Sondheim will be in attendance. (more...)

Christian Coulson, Jennifer Regan and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' Reading of SNOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Monday April 3rd at 12:30pm, Rachel Klein (Around The World in 80 Days, More Than All The World) directs a reading of SNOW - a new play by Ashley Griffin (creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward) - at PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS (416 West 42rd St, between 9th and 10th avenues, South Rehearsal Studio.) (more...)

Photo Flash: GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears Bring Fairytales of Drag to Gorilla Tango Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

923816Gorilla Tango Originals presents its newest offering: 'GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag,' written by Heather Branham Green, directed by Chris McGriff, which performs Fridays at 9:30pm, April 7 - May 26, 2017, at Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). (more...)

Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon to Bring HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The last time comic/actor Mario Cantone ('Sex in the City,' Assassins) and actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on This Island, tick, tick...BOOM!) teamed up, they created Laugh Whore, Cantone's wickedly entertaining and Tony-nominated one-man show-turned-Showtime special. (more...)

GOLDISOCKS AND HER THREE BEARS Tell Fabulous Tales of Drag Queens, Bears, and Shade, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Has this administration got you down? Tired of folks telling you which bathroom to use? LGBTQ friends rejoice - this show lets you exercise your rights as patriots to resist, stand up, and be counted (while looking fabulous doing it)! (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Friday, March 31, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Friday, March 31, 2017! (more...)

Theater Works Presents the Side-Splitting Shenanigans of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Theater Works brings a grand collaboration between MasterWorks and YouthWorks for the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress, a hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea. The original Broadway production marked the debut of Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

City Parks Foundation presents THE PRINCESS, THE EMPEROR, AND THE DUCK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

City Parks Foundation is proud to present The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck: Three Classic Tales of Hans Christian Andersen at Central Park's historic Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre this Spring. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Education Presents UP IN THE MOUNTAIN, 4/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

San Francisco Opera Education presents Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance created for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). Up in the Mountains combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by Fairy Tales. (more...)

J.E. Foughner Releases IMAGINE THAT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

'Imagine That!': a visionary journey explaining how the world is being shaped from imagination every day. On the other hand, spontaneous and creative thought in a young mind is rapidly being replaced by technology instead of individual and innovative ideas. This story will help young ones take a step forward into a thought provoking and creative world. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 58th Main Stage season, including two blockbuster musicals, two plays with very different views of family, and a wildly theatrical version of Grimm's Fairy Tales. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNTED by Meagan Spooner
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 17, 2017

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FIAF presents SNOW WHITE the FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), are thrilled to present the US premiere of thecine-performance Snow White or the Fall of the Berlin Wall from French theater group La Cordonnerie on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue). (more...)

Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Establishes Groundbreaking Resident Artist Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is proud to announce that it is accepting submissions for its very first Resident Artist Company.  The nine-member troupe will receive a full-time salary with benefits.  Each member of the Resident Artist Company will be guaranteed four to five performance projects each year and participate in touring, teaching, new works development and arts administration. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Retellings
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 14, 2017

Since we're celebrating A Week of Beauty and the Beast all week, of COURSE I want to tell you about my ten favorite retellings! Dive into these great novels while you count down to the new movie! Are you ready to see what I've come up with? (more...)

BWW Blog: HOW MUCH DO I LOVE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? Let Me Count The Ways!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 13, 2017

This week, in celebration of the release of Disney's brand-new live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, I'm going to be posting reviews of beloved novels retelling this story both here at Broadway World as well as on my personal book review blog A Backwards Story. Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl is also posting throughout the week. We'll both be posting every day on our personal blogs, and I'll have a few posts here at BWW as well so that we can all join in on fun! (more...)

Michael Jackson Tribute, Jurassic Adventures and More Set for March at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

March is shaping up to be a marvellous month at St Helens Theatre Royal as a huge variety of shows take to the stage this spring, promising entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Billy Hough's SCREAM ALONG WITH BILLY: RADICAL DAYS Debuts April 16th at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Notorious punk rock/cabaret performer Billy Hough will debut his latest "Scream Along With Billy" presentation at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan on Sunday, April 16th at 9:30pm. The new show, "Scream Along With Billy: Radical Days' will feature Billy Hough and Susan Goldberg returning to Joe's Pub with a 'guide to surviving' these impossible times. (more...)

Cast Set for First New York Revival of A.A. Milne's THE LUCKY ONE at Mint Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company will be the first ever New York revival of The Lucky One by A.A. Milne. Performances begin April 14th and continue through June 25th at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for May 18th. (more...)

RISE OF THE PHOENIX: The 2017 Spotlight-On Festival Headed to The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Founder of the New York Theater Festival returns with RISE OF THE PHOENIX: The 2017 Spotlight-On Festival, running April 17 - 30 at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Puppets Spark the Imagination in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With great music and unexpected humor, Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts (KBTPA) brings to life JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. This age-old fairy tale of a young hero's extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk seeking great fortune will be told through the troupe's unique style of puppetry. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' JACK AND THE BEANSTALK opens March 3, 2016 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts home of Dallas Children's Theater. (more...)

CinemaLive Presents COPPELIA In Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

CinemaLive, one of the market leaders in Event Cinema, are working in a partnership with The Australian Ballet to deliver The Fairy Tale Series, a series of three world premieres, to cinema audiences, allowing these world-class productions to be seen by an international audience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FRESHEST SNOW WHYTE at Imagination Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2017

Continuing his winning streak of taking classic Fairy Tales and turning them into hip-hop extravaganzas, writer/ director Psalmayne 24 has done it again with a futuristic take on Snow White. He has kicked our heroine into the year 3000, armed her with a graffiti device, and put her up against an evil uncle named Kanye East. The Freshest Snow Whyte at Imagination Stage may not be the familiar version of the fairy tale, but it's one you should really get to know. (more...)

Award-Winning Author Laurel McHargue Releases THE HARE, RAISING TRUTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Laurel McHargue wants to know, 'When was the last time you read an adult fairy tale, or any fairy tale, for that matter?' She believes her latest publication, The Hare, Raising Truth, will fill a niche 'and scratch an itch' for readers who enjoy bizarre fantasy, a quick read, and a surprise ending. 'This is not a story you'll read to your children at night.' (more...)

DISENCHANTED! The Hilarious Hit Musical Coming to Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mesa Arts Center is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will be performed in the Piper Theater March 21 and 22. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, atmesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Cygnet's fourteenth season ends with the manic, irreverent and wildly imaginative presentation of the theatrical event, Shockheaded Peter. This 1998 musical took a famed German children's book series and turned it into an instant classic. The stage production of Shockheaded Peter won rave reviews around the world as one of the most original collaborations of its kind. It featured music by The Tiger Lillies, a three-piece band with a cult following in London, and includes graphic and hilariously sadistic lessons for children about what will happen to them if they don't do as they are told. These cautionary tales for children become lessons for adults in the completely demented stage production. (more...)

Theater Works Closes Season with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Theater Works presents the musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress on stage April 28 - May 14, 2017 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. "If you thought you knew the story of the Princess and the Pea you are in for a walloping surprise." Did you know, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at Fairy Tales quite the same way again! (more...)

See What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of 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...)

SWAN LAKE, The Midtown Men, WEST SIDE STORY and More Coming Up This Spring at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Scroll down for the latest list of events running April - June at Mayo Performing Arts Center. An additional event will be added in June, with details to be announce shortly! (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents CINDERELLA: THE REMIX
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Cinderella: The Remix, book and lyrics by Psalmayene 24, music by Nick tha 1Da, and directed by Coya Paz. Cinderella: The Remix is a part of The Theatre School's Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. (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...)

BWW Review: HONK!, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 2, 2017

Honk! is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with an important message about bullying gently sugar-coated with musical numbers and light comedy. (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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