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Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Richard Israel Shares his Vision for Bringing WEST SIDE STORY to the Stage
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 2017

As the world prepares for the Centennial of legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein this August, La Mirada Theatre and VPAC present perhaps his greatest musical and one of the most memorable love stories of all time, WEST SIDE STORY. Director Richard Israel shares his vision for the production, as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever, with the thrilling Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim score including "Tonight," "Maria," "America" and the classic "Somewhere" remaining one of the best ever written. In it, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City with two lovers, Tony and Maria, caught between warring street gangs; the Italian-American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre hosts a town hall meeting on the importance of theatre in our community on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center. (more...)

Liam Neeson Indicated to Join Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in Thriller Film WIDOWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

According to Variety, Liam Neeson is currently expected to join Viola Davis in the upcoming thriller WIDOWS. Neeson is a two-time Tony award nominee who was last seen on Broadway in 2002 in THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Twenty Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St on Monday, March 6, 2017 at6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Set for Seattle Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is bringing back the work of Seattle legend August Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and playwright. Two Trains Running will be performed in Seattle Rep's Bagley Wright Theatre as part of its 2017/2018 season. The full 2017/2018 season announcement will be made later this spring. (more...)

SWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The searing new play Sweat begins previews on Broadway tomorrow Saturday, March 4 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will officially open on Broadway on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Season 4 of THE WALKING DEAD En Espanol Premieres on Universo 3/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

UNIVERSO, the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S., announced today the premiere of Season Four of the worldwide phenomenon, THE WALKING DEAD en Español Wednesday, March 29 at 9pm/8C. (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)

Algonquin Theater Productions presents New baseball Musical NATIONAL PASTIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This Saturday, March 25th, the baseball musical 'National Pastime' by Al Tapper and Tony Sportiello opens in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The musical, last produced by Robyn Goodman and directed by Hunter Foster at Bucks County Playhouse in 2015, tells the tale of a radio station during the Depression so desperate for ratings that they created a fictional baseball team which can't lose.  Because the games are held in Europe no one can see them.  The gimmick is so successful that the radio station and the town of Baker City Iowa is saved.  At least until Life Magazine shows up. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Jim Griffith Pens SECTOR SIX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

'Sector Six': a suspenseful tale of family loyalty and the quest for freedom from oppression. 'Sector Six' is the creation of published author Jim Griffith, a young Born-again Christian with a passion for writing and sharing the glory of God with others. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

BCCM to Honor The Ensemble Theatre's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Bayou City Concert Musicals will present the 2017 Kim Hupp Award to Eileen J. Morris, artistic director of The Ensemble Theatre. The award will be presented on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., on the Main Stage of The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main. The event, Serenading Eileen, will consist of a concert featuring some of the honoree's favorite songs and a reception immediately following the concert. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bayou City Concert Musicals. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces HIGHER GROUND Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Hub City Jazz Festival and the Friends of Crossroads Theatre Company are partnering to present HIGHER GROUND, a musical celebration and fundraiser. This event will be held Friday March 31 at Crossroads Theatre to celebrate the company's thirty-nine year history of producing high quality work that celebrates the culture, history, spirit and voices of the entire African Diaspora. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman. (more...)

Universal Robots to Show Rapidly Expanding Ecosystem of Application Solutions at Automate 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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SENSORIA to Celebrate Literature and the Arts at CPCC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history, and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 25th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 14th, 2017 - 'ORIENT EXPRESS', GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Four shows get underway Off-Broadway, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS leaves the station tonight in NJ, and GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein starts previews at The Public Theater! (more...)

Bron Creative to Executive Produce and Co-Finance Jennifer Kent's THE NIGHTINGALE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Bron Creative will executive produce and co-finance THE NIGHTINGALE, a period thriller written and directed by Jennifer Kent, who previously wrote and directed the acclaimed feature The Babadook.  Made Up Stories, together with major production investment from Screen Australia, and in association with the Tasmanian Government through Screen Tasmania, and the South Australian Film Corporation will co-finance the picture as well. THE NIGHTINGALE will begin production in March in Tasmania, Australia. (more...)

SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announced its 2017-2018 season via Facebook Live today.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 13, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017
by - Mar 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/11/2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in Fences. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, Fences is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

O'Neill Represented in NYC by SIGNIFICANT OTHER, IN TRANSIT and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrates dozens of shows on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in theaters across the globe this 2016-17 season. Projects from the National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference have moved on to significant productions and even the Academy Awards.  (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

George Cameron Grant's FORTUNE Comes to Symposia This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

???????In the summer of 2014, playwright George Cameron Grant visited the sleepy town of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia on a much needed vacation. Instead, during a candlelight graveyard tour, he found himself standing before an unmarked grave, learning about the most unforgettable woman he had ever encountered, Black Loyalist Rose Fortune. (more...)

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to Develop 'Cotton Club' Musical Event Series for FOX; Kenny Leon to Direct
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The power team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are developing a musical event series for Fox based on Harlem's famed Cotton Club (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fences. Watch her moving acceptance speech below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

TiVo Reveals Top Five Moments from 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the after parties wind down, TiVo Corporation (TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today unveiled its post-show report from Sunday's star-studded night at the 89th annual Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (more...)

Stars of JITNEY, COME FROM AWAY Set for LEAP's NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

LEAP will present the 9th annual New York City August Wilson Monologue Competition. A total of 18 LEAP students from nine New York City high schools will inhabit Wilson's characters and bring them to life. (more...)

Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Academy Award® winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama Fences, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Patti Hartigan to Write First Major August Wilson Biography
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Former Boston Globe theatre critic Patti Hartigan has been signed on to write the first major biography of late playwright August Wilson. According to the New York Times, Hartigan will be working with full cooperation of Constanza Romero, Wilson's widow, as well as his estate.  (more...)

Avid Customers Bring Home the Oscars at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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BroadwayWorld's Live 89th Academy Awards Live Blog
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2017

Tonight, BroadwayWorld's Senior TV and Film Critic, Matt Tamanini will be live blogging the 89th Academy Awards, so join him as ceremony gets underway at 8:30 p.m. EST. With movie-musical LA LA LAND and stage-to-screen adaptation Fences nominated for Best Picture and playwrights Kenneth Lonergan, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Robert Schenkkan with works nominated in the category as well, the ceremony is shaping up to be quite theatrical.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Academy Award for Best supporting Actress for Fences. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. (more...)

BWW Review: Courage Fights For Kindness In First Stage World Premiere ROBIN HOOD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 24, 2017

Enjoy an adventurous trip with First Stage and their singing Troubadour through the 14th century Sherwood Forest. In a collaboration with playwrights Joe Foust and John Maclay, Jeff Frank directs the world premiere Robin Hood--- complete with thrilling stage combat from the legendary anti-hero. This courageous Robin Hood 'asked for donations' from the English Elite at the point of his sword, collected and then contributed to the poor surrounding him in England. Among Robin's following where those, merry men and women who wanted to participate in as Maclay says, 'a rebellion against greed and corruption' in an attempt to right the wrongs in their world. Frank, Foust and Maclay turn the stage into Robin Hood's playground through Jody Sekas' stage design and Melissa Torchia's costume design, which allows an extremely fluid and fast paced production. Geoffrey, a young performer Jeff Burns from the Sherwood Forest cast, sings and strums Musical Director Jeff Schaetzke's original ballads playing the roving troubadour. His idiosyncratic lyrics make the audience laugh, as does the often contemporary, tongue in cheek humor throughout the play-often hilarious. While actor Dominique Worsley embodies a fierce, yet sympathetic Robin, Maclay's Sheriff of Nottingham and Foust's incomparable Archbishop of York stir their own brand of extraordinary humor and strength trying to capture 'the Hood.' (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Viola Davis Stars in New Lifetime Movie CUSTODY by James Lapine
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Golden Globe winner Viola Davis executive produces and stars in CUSTODY, set to make its debut on Lifetime on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - FENCES Featurette from Upcoming Digital & Blu-ray Release
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, Yahoo Movies has posted an exclusive behind the scenes featurette from the Academy Award nominated film, Fences starring Denzel Washington. The clip, taken from the film's upcoming digital and Blu-ray home video releases, showcases Washington's expertise in both directing and acting in the film. (more...)

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