West Coast Premiere of TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Open in June at Sacred Fools Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Table 8 Productions makes its Hollywood Fringe Festival debut with a twisted premiere: Titus Andronicus, Jr., written and directed by Creative Director Troy Heard, at the Sacred Fools Theater Second Stage, June 5th through 28th. (more...)

MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

TILT to Play Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?In this World Premiere HFF 16 Premiere of "TILT", two strangers' carpool from Los Angeles to Sacramento unravels after they decide to try to extort money from a Department of Motor Vehicles bribery scheme headquartered in Bakersfield.  The show will have its Press Preview June 6th at 8:00PM at Sacred Fools - Second Stage Theatre.  Tickets available at:  http://hff16.org/3396 (more...)

Mystery Thriller Author Timothy Hallinan to Appear at Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2016, 6/10-12
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Timothy Hallinan, acclaimed author of three mystery/thriller series and several writing compendium projects, as well as a biography of Charles Dickens, is set to appear as a featured speaker and panelist at the upcoming Mystery Writers Key West Fest, set for June 10-12 in Key West, Florida. (more...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MISER, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents Moliere's THE MISER whipped up with the physical flare of Commedia dell'Arte. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents Pay-What-You-Can Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE on 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

There will be a special “Pay What You Can” performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm in addition to its regular schedule.  Tickets for that performance are now available in person or over the phone. (more...)

Biz of the Musical Theatre Conference Early Registration Deadline Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The early registration deadline for the sixth biennial Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference is coming up on June 1. (more...)

Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS Opens Next Month at Theatre of NOTE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

NotTheMom Productions is thrilled to present BAD JEWS, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Sabrina Lloyd. BAD JEWS will open on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm and run through Sunday, July 24 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

C. S. Lewis Play SHADOWLANDS Comes To Exeter Northcott Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of William Nicholson's moving play, SHADOWLANDS, comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tues 28 June to Sat 2 July. Starring Stephen Boxer (Humans, The Iron Lady, Doctors) as C.S. Lewis, Amanda Ryan (The Forsyte Saga) and Dennis Lill (Only Fools and Horses and The Royal), this West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis - Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters - and American poet Joy Davidman. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Bring OVERLAY to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SkyPilot Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of OVERLAY, directed by Morry Schorr, as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

MY BIG FAT BLONDE MUSICAL to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theresa Stroll, an overweight actress, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams, but found it difficult to avoid the negativity both around her and coming from within her. As she worked toward her goals, she got hit not just with the reality of having to work to pay back her student loans, leaving her little time and energy to put towards actually making her dreams come true, but also with the roadblocks and closed doors she felt were caused by her weight...She'd had enough! (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulture Book Store. He is one of the founding members of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. CWPCollective Press is the kitchen table press he and the Cringers started this year. His second chapbook 'Bumblebee Petting Zoo' and small collections of poems '9 By NWS' and '8 By NWS' were published this year (2016). He is currently working on a summer tour with the Cringers and John Dorsey, nine cities from New Jersey to New Mexico at the end of July. He travels to Kent and Cleveland Ohio for readings as well as Rochester New York. He hopes to expand to Syracuse New York and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He describes his poetics as cathartic confessional or nostalgic reverie. He also co-hosts a monthly poetry circle at Rust Belt on Grant Street, every first Thursday of the month, always at 7pm. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Tacoma Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Broadway's longest running musical revue, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, directed by Micheal O'Hara, musically directed by Terry O'Hara, and choreographed by Eric Clausell. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?Tacoma Little Theatre presents Broadway's longest running musical revue, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, directed by Micheal O'Hara, musically directed by Terry O'Hara, and choreographed by Eric Clausell. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

FLY YOU FOOLS Extends Into July at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a year-long sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts (named a "Critic's Pick" and one of the "Ten Best Comedy Shows of 2014" by Time Out New York), The PIT is proud to announce the return of acclaimed theatrical company Recent Cutbacks with Fly, You Fools, another LIVE shot-for-shot remake. Three actors and a foley artist band together (in fellowship) to bring you a parody of the first chapter in the most epic fantasy trilogy of all time! (more...)

ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Establishment will present the world premiere (sort of) of the action-packed comedy 'All The Best Killers Are Librarians'. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

Free Download: Autolaser & PLS&TY 'Used To This' Official Remix Package
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

PLS&TY builds on his growing reputation as one of the most exciting young producers in Future Bass by releasing an avalanche of remixes for his Autolaser collaboration 'Used To This'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Tacoma Little Theatre's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Broadway's longest running musical revue, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, directed by Micheal O'Hara, musically directed by Terry O'Hara, and choreographed by Eric Clausell. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIKADO Gets A New Look With Rich Characterisations
by Barry Lenny - May 13, 2016

Co-Opera and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia have joined forces to perform The Mikado. (more...)

Unexpected Stage Company to Present DC Premiere of Deb Margolin's 8 STOPS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company will present OBIE Award-winning artist Deb Margolin in the Washington area premiere of 8 STOPS. The production will run from July 14 through July 31, 2016, atRandolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space). (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

AN ACRE OF FOOLS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

An Acre of Fools, May 10 - Addiction hurts not only the abuser, but anyone in its wake. Heroin's destructiveness on lost soul, Austin Stewart, might not kill her, but it will ruin everything and everyone that was ever good to her. When Peter decides its time to avenge his daughter's closeted skeletons, he risks losing all the light that already went dark for Austin. (more...)

TALLEY'S FOLLY Opens at Actors' Summit Theater on 4/15
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

Actors' Summit   Akron's Professional theater is pleased to announce the opening of the  1980 Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson. The show will have a preview performance on Thursday April 14 at  8 p.m. The opening night show is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016.  A dessert reception with the director and cast follows the performance on opening night. The show runs until May 1.  (more...)

WEAPONS Opens Tonight at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Playwright Chris Collins is building a reputation for plays that take a hard, uncompromising look at how people respond to traumatic events that, as he says, "breaks open the skin of a tightly wound family." (more...)

Kriya Arts to Present HIP at Marlborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Upon discovering a long-forgotten flat above the shops of Brighton clock tower, a bunch of young squatters find a once hip woman's long-forgotten possessions - including a box of diaries and letters addressed to various Brighton locations, and...a hip bone. (more...)

2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards left off, and hosted by the Independent Shakespeare Co. and Dr. Pinch and Pinchtones, the best of 99-seat theatre was celebrated in an exuberant and emotional evening that put a "Raw" spotlight on the year's best work. (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

BWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

There is but poor substitute for a trio of Fools on a romp to entertain; nay, but it is futility at its finest to resist the siren call of slapstick's song. Anyone else have the urge to, as I call it, "Shakespeak" after an evening of Shakespeare? No? Just me? Ok, well no matter. In any pentameter, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Teddy Spencer are very, very funny; fearless, quick witted, masters of quick change and, most importantly, having a blast on stage, which means the audience is likely to have fun too. The RSC has a long history of taking gargantuan themes (think American history, The Bible, Hollywood) and mining them for laughs, and, inspired by a 2010 visit to the Folger, creating a work that covered the Shakespearean universe in one "holy grail" of a play, seemed an obvious mission to them. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

A VERY Smart Home, the X-Mansion Now 'For Sale'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

No, it's not April Fools, but the fun folks at Coldwell Banker have posted an online listing for perhaps the smartest home out there -- Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, aka home for the X-MEN. For more, click here.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Not Man Apart's THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A wonderfully absurd and deeply philosophical hero story dramatized in the world of the graphic novel, the premiere of THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE is an entertaining wild journey into our fear of the unknown. Presented by Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble, written and directed by NMA associate artistic director Aaron Hendry and choreographed by Michelle Broussard, the show is currently running at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

NJPAC Offering Limited Number of Concert-Only Tickets to Gala Featuring Aretha Franklin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is offering a limited number of seats to see the Queen of Soul - ARETHA FRANKLIN on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm at a special price of $49.00 for the concert-only portion of the Musical Moments for Multiple Sclerosis Gala. (more...)

DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE to Return for Merry Month of May in Hell's Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE is back for the Merry Month of May! Sunday, May 15th DRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE, the ongoing FREE Bardian-karaoke lovechild, is back at Bar 9 in Hell's Kitchen for more bard and booze. (more...)

BWW Review: MEN OF TORTUGA at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Apr 19, 2016

'The very powerful are always Fools,' intones Kit Maxwell, the one character with a conscience in Jason Wells' 2009 black comedy, Men of Tortuga, a taut and ironic thriller about corporate terrorists conspiring to plan a dastardly assassination. The show opened at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard last weekend and plays through May 15. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

BWW Review: TIME OF MY LIFE, Brockley Jack Theatre, April 14 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a smart revival of a Nineties Ayckbourn comedy that gets through some tricky theatrical challenges to deliver a funny and thought-provoking play. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to Stage THE BOOK OF LOVE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce its next production, THE BOOK OF LOVE, on stage at 3450 Winton Place April 28-June 12, 2016. (more...)

Ultramarathoner Mike Wardian Joins Local Celebrities In Fifth Annual Blindfold Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the Boston Athletic Association will host the fifth annual Blindfold Challenge within its B.A.A. 5K to support local blindness organizations-the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), National Braille Press, and Perkins School for the Blind. The field always includes a number of local celebrities, and joining this year's field will be Mike Wardian, a world-renowned marathoner, ultra marathoner, and World Record setter. (more...)

Lost 1924 Marx Brothers Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS to Make Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, will be seen in an historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. Opening is slated for June 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at L.A. Premiere of MY MANANA COMES at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 'Some Like It Pop' Dives Deep into TV Cults, Clones, and True Crime!
by Some Like It Pop - Apr 13, 2016

Hello Pop Culture Obsessives! On this episode of BroadwayWorld's Some Like It Pop Podcast we get a little bit dark as we review some of TV's darkest thrillers. We also discuss the recent true crime explosion, returning HBO comedies, Savion Glover tap dancing, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'Mycroft Holmes' novel. (more...)

Palace Theater to Host DOO-WOP SPECTACULAR, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LAR Enterprises Inc. presents "A Spectacular Evening of Doo-Wop" featuring a classic line-up of five, radio-favorite Doo-Wop acts at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 8p.m. Tickets for the concert are $55 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. (more...)

Aretha Franklin to Perform at Radio City Music Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and The Bowery Presents announced today that the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, will take the Radio City Music Hall stage on Friday, September 23 at 8:00PM. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00AM. (more...)

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