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Hershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George TheatreHershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New MusicalsNew Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL Festival OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIASTAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

CREEP to Open in October at WaterTower TheatreCREEP to Open in October at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details of the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical Creep. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 season  on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews on Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4).   Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  is a Must SeeBWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Must See
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2015

Shakespeare fans will be flocking to an exciting production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW that is featured on the Festival Theatre stage at the Stratford Festival this season. Director Chris Abraham's recent contributions to the Festival (particularly last season's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) left patrons wondering what surprises he had up his sleeve for this production. Although SHREW was not altered nearly as much as MIDSUMMER was, Mr. Abraham certainly had fun with the first few scenes and also skillfully managed to find the right tone for what is one of Shakespeare's more unsettling comedies. (more...)

New Documentary, Dr MegaVolt: From Geek to Superhero, to Premiere at Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015New Documentary, Dr MegaVolt: From Geek to Superhero, to Premiere at Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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The Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe FestivalThe Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 The All-Americans present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: Justin Guarini Helps Preview the 2015 NYMF Festival- Watch Show Excerpts!BWW TV: Justin Guarini Helps Preview the 2015 NYMF Festival- Watch Show Excerpts!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2015

Just last week, Justin Guarini hosted The New York Musical Theatre Festival's Annual Press Conference at Urbo (11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036). As a part of the special presentation, cast members from Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty, The Calico Buffalo and Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera performed excerpts from the productions. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special day below! (more...)

Pear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & MorePear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Pear Theatre Artistic Director Diane Tasca has announced details of the company's line-up for its 2015-16 season, the first in its new state-of-the-art theatre located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. The ambitious season launches with a world premiere romantic comedy, and includes works by Tracy Letts, Amy Freed, Chekhov, Katori Hall, and Nina Raine. For subscriptions ($100-$212) and more information the public may visit www.thepear.org or call 650-254-1148. (more...)

No Name Comedy Variety Shows Set for Otto's in Manhattan This MonthNo Name Comedy Variety Shows Set for Otto's in Manhattan This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 "No Name... & A Bag O' Chips' comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter recently announced three July 2015  shows at Otto's in Manhattan with the first set to take place on Friday, July 10th with comedians Liz Miele, (Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'); Subhah Agawal(New York Comedy Festival) and Eric Neuman (Sirius XM Radio).   (more...)

AfrikCan Festival Adds New Names to Line-UpAfrikCan Festival Adds New Names to Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Fashion, food, music, eloquence. They all intertwine in Africa's staggeringly diverse, universally appealing artistic traditions. (more...)

GLEE's Alex Newell Joins Joey Contreras NYMF Concert LineupGLEE's Alex Newell Joins Joey Contreras NYMF Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

GLEE's Alex Newell Joins Broadway Line-Up In 'Joey Contreras In Concert' Thursday July 16, 2015 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings SetUtah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Actors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs. (more...)

Art Battle Spectacular Set for AugustArt Battle Spectacular Set for August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Art Battle Spectacular is a pop up event hosted by Kat Coppock (Art Over Apathy) and supported by Splash Adelaide in conjunction with Art After Dark and SALA Festival where eight local visual artists will create artworks live in front of a crowd. (more...)

2015 ESSENCE Festival Reaches Record Number of Fans Over Holiday Weekend2015 ESSENCE Festival Reaches Record Number of Fans Over Holiday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Nearly a half million attendees converged upon New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend for the 2015 ESSENCE Festival, one of the country's largest live events. (more...)

Nick Strange announces 'Neon Lights' single and new albumNick Strange announces 'Neon Lights' single and new album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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USA Network's MR ROBOT Jumps 36% in Live +3 RatingsUSA Network's MR ROBOT Jumps 36% in Live +3 Ratings
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

USA Network's award-winning series MR. ROBOT saw strong growth in the L3 audience for the second episode on July 1 at 10PM (more...)

Brown/Trinity Launch SuRF TheatreBrown/Trinity Launch SuRF Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

This summer, Brown University and Trinity Rep launch SuRF, or their Summer Repertory Festival. It is the newest iteration of the two organizations' combined effort to support new plays in the summer. This first season, housed at Production Workshop, Brown's only student-run theatre, will feature a full production of a new version of The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George and the first workshop of The Locus by Lucy Thurber. (more...)

Serena Williams Becomes First Player to Qualify for 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals SingaporeSerena Williams Becomes First Player to Qualify for 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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SUPERMEN Takes Top Prize at DUTFSUPERMEN Takes Top Prize at DUTF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Supermen, written by Brooklyn-based Adam Esquenazi Douglas, won Best Play at the 13th Annual Season of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF). The Festival ran from May 13-30, 2015 at HERE Mainstage in SoHo, NYC and featured 17 plays written by some of America's best emerging writers and theatrical visionaries from California to New York. (more...)

NEEDTOBREATHE Celebrates Summer With Headlining Tour, TV Appearances & MoreNEEDTOBREATHE Celebrates Summer With Headlining Tour, TV Appearances & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced a wide array of upcoming activity, including high profile TV appearances, sold out headline dates across the country, and much more. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio's 2015-16 Season to Include THE WEIR, GRAND CONCOURSE & MoreTheatre Artists Studio's 2015-16 Season to Include THE WEIR, GRAND CONCOURSE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Studio has announced its 2015-2016 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)

Maybach Music Recording Artist Scotty Boi Releases New Single 'Kombat'Maybach Music Recording Artist Scotty Boi Releases New Single 'Kombat'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the new single 'Kombat' by Scotty Boi. This new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

INTO THE SUN to Play NYMFINTO THE SUN to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

INTO THE SUN follows three young English friends who go off to the trenches of World War I. It is the saga of the soldiers, their families, and their lovers - and the way that war changes a generation. The protagonist distills the arc of his generation, moving from initial enthusiasm for the war to public protest against it.  Loosely based on the lives of several British War Poets, the musical features some songs that take their lyrics directly from poems by Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and others. The score blends the styles of pop, rock, and contemporary folk. (more...)

Mount Sinai CEO Kenneth L. Davis, MD: Our Ability to Access Information in Real Time to Prevent Disease is Drawing CloserMount Sinai CEO Kenneth L. Davis, MD: Our Ability to Access Information in Real Time to Prevent Disease is Drawing Closer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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Frank Ingrasciotta to Bring BLOOD TYPE: RAGU to 2015 Winnipeg Fringe FestivalFrank Ingrasciotta to Bring BLOOD TYPE: RAGU to 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Actor/Playwright Frank Ingrasciotta will perform his acclaimed one-man play Blood Type: RAGU next at the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more! (more...)

Shakina Nayfack Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastShakina Nayfack Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

In anticipation of his July 7th concert at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Shakina Nayfack, an actress appearing in the upcoming NYMF production of Noemi de la Peunte, David Davila, and Howard Post's Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty (July 21-27). (more...)

THE DEREK MONOLOGUES to Play New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting FestivalTHE DEREK MONOLOGUES to Play New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 Les Thomas, West Coast playwright, will have a series of monologues showcased in the New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting Festival. What started as a mumblecore film, 'The Derek Monologues' has found its way to the stage. (more...)

Sacred Heart Mission to Host Annual Fundraiser in SeptemberSacred Heart Mission to Host Annual Fundraiser in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Sacred Heart Mission has announced a dazzling line-up for its annual fundraiser, The Heart of St Kilda Concert at the Palais Theatre St Kilda, on Tuesday 22 September. (more...)

Danny Elfman Launches Lincoln Center Festival Tonight with MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTONDanny Elfman Launches Lincoln Center Festival Tonight with MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The 20th edition of the Lincoln Center Festival, which runs from today, July 6, through August 2, 2015 will unfold in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. There will be a total of 58 performances by artists and ensembles from Germany, China, England, Ireland, Russia, USA, and Japan. The Festival opens tonight, July 6, with Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton. (more...)

TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 39th annual tour August 8 with 'Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,' a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Javier Munoz to Serve as HAMILTON Alternate for Broadway RunJavier Munoz to Serve as HAMILTON Alternate for Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Javier Muñoz will star as Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' once a week in the Broadway production of Hamilton. Hamilton will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on July 13 prior to an official opening night on August 6. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)


by Roberto Rodríguez - Jul 6, 2015

El musical 'Hedwig and the angry inch' se ha visto obligado a suspender temporalmente su gira española por causas ajenas a la producción. El espectáculo, que fue estrenado con gran éxito en el Festival Internacional de Teatro de Málaga, tenía previsto visitar en los próximos meses Palma del Río (Córdoba), Valencia y Madrid. (more...)

SUPER! THE MUSICAL to Play Midtown International Theatre FestivalSUPER! THE MUSICAL to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

SUPER!, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Michael Krueger will premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this coming summer. SUPER!, brought to you by the award- (more...)

New Musical RACHEL to Premiere at Fresh Fruit FestivalNew Musical RACHEL to Premiere at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Rachel is now an official selection of the 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival. Written by native New Jersey brother-and-sister writing team (Book and lyrics by Jessie Field; music by Jared Field), Rachel will be presented for the first time as a full production at The Wild Project Theatre. (more...)

Spring Stage Presents Scintillating and Sexy Dark Comedy VENUS IN FURSpring Stage Presents Scintillating and Sexy Dark Comedy VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Silver Spring Stage presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by John Dellaporta and produced by Pam Burks, a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power, in which the two participants prove to be seriously, almost scarily adept. Venus in Fur will perform weekends July 10 to August 1, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 6-12, Featuring Micky Dolenz, Kate Reinders, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 6-12, Featuring Micky Dolenz, Kate Reinders, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 5, 2015

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: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton'; TASTiSKANK: Featuring Kate Reinders and Sarah Litzsinger; Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll; 54 Sings Irving Berlin: There's No Business Like Show Business; and The Cast of Phantom Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth SeasonTampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

Palm Beach Resident Returns to NYC as Finalist for Playwrighting CompetitionPalm Beach Resident Returns to NYC as Finalist for Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Cynthia Morrison, of Palm Beach Florida, is a graduate of the Burt Reynolds Institute. This month she will travel to New York City where her short play, "Going Up?", will be featured as a finalist in the New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting Festival. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

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