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BWW Review: FUN HOME at Kauffman Center
by Sara Brown - May 31, 2017

You can find an abundance of gay jokes in any musical or play, but FUN HOME is one of the few musicals that actually revolve around characters being gay and discovering that world. (more...)

Scout Durwood Shares 'Wedding' Video Ahead of Unofficial Start of Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedian, singer and actress Scout Durwood recently released Take One Thing Off via Blue Elan Records. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 15th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 15th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from The Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. (more...)

TJL Productions & My Music Present Johnny Mathis in WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 10th, TJL Productions' MY MUSIC series will present WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!, a concert performance film starring singer and musical legend Johnny Mathis. (more...)

Review Roundup: Canadian Premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Can society ever let go of the past? Theatre PANIK presents the Canadian premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES by Award-winning Scottish playwright Linda McLean, May 11 - May 28, 2017 at Artscape Sandbox. The play will be presented in a unique space, with limited seating. Audience members follow the action by peeping into motel rooms, spying on characters, and piecing together clues - making each experience unique.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.  (more...)

Americana Singer Songwriter Shelly Waters to Release New Album in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Americana singer-songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28, 2017. (more...)

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 23, 2017

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals (more...)

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks ON THE TOWN
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2017

Director/choreographer Drew McOnie's work includes In the Heights, Strictly Ballroom, The Wild Party and Jesus Christ Superstar. He's now back at Regent's Park helming On the Town - the classic musical tale of three sailors on shore leave in search of love and adventure - which opens tonight. (more...)

The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Doo Wops finally stop being lazy bastards and make their Comedy Bar debut, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Just West of Ossington) in An evening with…The DOO WOPS, one night only, June 3rd 2017 at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

ANNIE to Bring Orphan Tale to Leddy Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

'Maybe Far Away, or maybe real nearby..' Happily, Leddy Center's production of Strouse and Charnin's Tony Award-winning musical, ANNIE, falls into the 'nearby' category on two counts: the start date is July 7, and the location is Leddy Center's beautiful air-conditioned, fully handicapped accessible theater at Verdant Pastures on Ladd's Lane off Route 27 in Epping, NH. Route 27 is accessible from both Route 125 and Route 101 in Epping. (more...)

Save 50% On Tickets For BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Save up to 50% on tickets for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End. Book tickets here from £15 (more...)

Corus Entertainment Inks Deal for Canadian Broadcast Rights to STAR WARS Films
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Corus Entertainment is set to take Canadians to a galaxy far, Far Away. Revealed moments ago during its 2017 Upfront presentation, Corus announced tonight a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to one of the most revered and astronomically successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. Beginning fall 2017, 11 films from the epic franchise, including original trilogy titles and yet-to-be-seen theatrical releases, will make their debuts on Corus' empire of conventional and specialty networks, including Global, Showcase, W Network, ABC Spark, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: A Powerfully Nostalgic BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 8, 2017

As soon as Julia Knitel took the stage at the grand piano and opened her mouth to sing, she channeled every nuance of the legendary Carole King. Based on the inspiring true story of treasured Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL certainly lives up to its title. This charming, swiftly-paced production continues performances at the Ohio Theatre through June 11. (more...)

Orlando Fringe Breaks Records in it's 26th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 26th Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival was held from May 16-29th.  (more...)

Jamie Brickhouse to Present 'DANGEROUS WHEN WET' Pride Weekend Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships-booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean-in this darkly comic tour de force. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing the Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN at The Rose Theatre-A Delight For All Ages
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 4, 2017

Although tailored for children, adults will enjoy this classic that reminisces back to a yesteryear of childhood and imagination, in the perpetual fantasy world of Neverland. (more...)

Carole King 'Tapestry' Concert, Ft. London Cast of BEAUTIFUL to Hit U.S. Movie Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Rockingale Records will release Carole King - Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park (CD/DVD or digital) on Friday, September 1. Carole King - Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park may be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/CaroleKing_HydePark (more...)

Polarized Politics to Hit the Parking Lot with Drilling Company's HENRY VI PART 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present 'Henry VI Part 3' from July 27 to August 12. (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

Sigurd Wallsten Release New Single 'Optimistic Fool' from VOLCANO BURST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Instrumental rockers, Sigurd Wallsten, have released their new single, 'Optimistic Fool,' from their latest album, Volcano Burst. Listen to the new song below! (more...)

Hasslein Publishing Releases New Book Exploring Comic Book Icon Red Sonja
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

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BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: THE SOUND OF FALLING STARS at Dunstan Playhouse
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2017

This stars, in every sense of the word, Cameron Goodall. (more...)

Country Star Justin Moore Ready to 'Let the Night Roll' at Sturgis Buffalo Chip
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Six no. 1 country hits, seven in the top ten, and three albums that debuted at no. 1 has earned Justin Moore the right to not only grab a drink at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, but to also take control of its world-famous Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 7. (more...)

The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents John Cariani's CUL-DE-SAC, 7/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Under the direction of Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the Cape Cod Theatre Project has a long history of presenting some of America's best new plays. Audiences are invited to participate in the creation of new works for American theater, many of which go on to off-Broadway, Broadway, or regional engagements. (more...)

Teatro Linea de Sombra's AMARILLO to Play Chicago Shakespeare as Part of DESTINOS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces a World's Stage production in its soon-to-be-completed new venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare: Teatro Linea de Sombra's evocative Amarillo, October 17-29, 2017. Devised by one of Mexico's most celebrated and forward-thinking ensembles and directed by Jorge A. Vargas, Amarillo will be the largest international theatrical event of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival - Destinos (d?-stee-noce). (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Sony Music to Release 'Beautiful - A Tribute to Carole King' 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

To celebrate the arrival of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL premiering at Sydney Lyric Theatre this September and the anniversary of Carole King's seminal second album TAPESTRY going #1 on the Billboard chart, Sony Music Entertainment Australia is set to release the brand new tribute record, BEAUTIFUL – A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING on July 14. (more...)

Disney Store to Unveil New Product Collections and Collectibles at D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by Far Away by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)


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Road Theatre Co's THE LYONS Extends Through July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the fourth and final show of its 2016-2017 season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles premiere of THE LYONS, written by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver and directed by Scott Alan Smith is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE WAY Makes Sex Last Too Long at BAM
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 19, 2017

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, Far Away, there lived a place called Broadway, where you could find still find bills of one-act plays that, more often than not, offered titillation into then-current sexual practices and innovations. Zoom forward 40 years or so and opera has finally caught up with this oh-so-shocking (but-not-really) form of entertainment, with the local premiere of THREE WAY by Robert Paterson and David Cote, directed by John Hoomes. (more...)

In a FringeNYC-less Summer, New Corkscrew Theater Festival Features 5 Premieres & 5 Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Tickets are now on sale to the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, running August 7 - September 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions, this new summer theater festival provides early-career artists a high level of production support and features five world premieres and five readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through innovative and unusual collaborative models. A majority of the participating artists identify as female. (more...)

FABLES FROM FAR AWAY LANDS at Toronto Fringe KidsFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Merlene's Impact Project promises morals, music, and mayhem with its Toronto Fringe Festival KidsFest debut Fables From Far Away Lands at the George Ignatieff Theatre July 2017. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

James Vincent McMorrow's New Album 'True Care' Out to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

James Vincent McMorrow has today confirmed details of his new album True Care, which is available next week (May 26th) via Caroline Records/AllPoints Recordings. A track list is below, and additional information, including lyrics, can be found at genius.com. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck-Helmed THE WAY OF THE WORLD, All-Star THE WINTER'S TALE and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

After closing its widely successful 25th anniversary season, and recently garnering six Helen Hayes Awards (including 'Outstanding Production, Play'), Folger Theatre announces the upcoming 2017/18 season. Cited as 'the go-to local troupe for classical innovation' (The Washington Post), Folger Theatre will present a season of epic tales of power, passion, and politics to spark the imagination. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Jun 14, 2017

The opening Overture's combination of 'I Feel the Earth Move' flowing directly in to 'Jazz Man' set the audience's hook (more...)

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, opens its 23rd season July 6 to 22 with 'All's Well That Ends Well,' directed by Karla Hendrick.  It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. (more...)

Recipients Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 15th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from The Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of INTIMATE APPAREL is now in rehearsal at Chelsea Studios in NYC. The play is by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, stars as Esther Mills. (more...)

40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships Set for Cheap Shots Sports Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the 40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the King and Queen of Arms will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 1 PM. (more...)

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