Photo Flash: The Players Theatre Presents STONE SOUP THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

If you are hungry for a great family show, that can tickle the funny bone and tug at your heart strings, all while serving up a beautiful message - then Stone Soup should be on your fall menu. A proclamation of gratitude and collaboration are the notable themes in Literally Alive Theatre's fall musical, "Stone Soup". With music by Michael Sgouros, book and lyrics by Brenda Bell, and directed/choreographed by David M. Beris, the began performances this weekend and runs through November 13th at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd and Bleecker) in the West Village. (more...)

Roxey Ballet Offers 'Beer & Ballet' Special for FRANKENSTEIN PREVIEW 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Roxey Ballet is offering a special offer for patrons who purchase tickets to their Frankenstein preview event on October 14th. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase craft beers before the performance, along with being given a 15% discount on their Frankenstein ticket purchase by using the code, Frankenstein15. For more information, visit (more...)

Photo Flash: The HAMILTON Cast Help Each Other Out, WICKED Monkeys Around, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the Okieriete Onaodowan getting some help from him fellow cast mates, the Wicked monkeys getting into formation, and more! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/8/2016
by - Oct 8, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/8/2016. (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

BWW Previews YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Two Of Us Productions
by Gianluca Russo - Oct 7, 2016

The Two of Us Productions are gearing up to go into their second and final weekend of their production of Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein." Darryl Gangloff of the Lakeville Journal writes in his review of the comedic musical, "This production of 'Young Frankenstein' ... shows how much passion a local theater company has for its craft." (more...)

by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2016

This weekend's big news: Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME brings online dating to the stage tonight, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED premieres this evening Off-Broadway, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall – Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and “Elementary” star Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein on October 25; Cumberbatch in Hamlet on November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of War Horse on December 6. For more information, visit (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Secret to Broadway Stardom in New McDonald's Ad
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Broadway's Sutton Foster is featured in an all-new ad for McDonald's 'All Day Breakfast Choices.' In the spot, the Tony Award winner reveals her secret to Broadway stardom (more...)

King's Theatre Glasgow Warms Up with SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

???????The King's is warming up for a spell of brighter weather next week as the hit musical based on the true story of The Kinks arrives for a five night run at the venue.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, opened at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking out on a national tour. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

What do you get when you mix a thunderstorm, a flat tire, a creepy castle, a mad scientist, a muscle hunk, an old professor and a couple of other questionable characters?   A night out that is destined to be one you will never forget! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Costume Designer of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

In Part 4 of 4 on 'Frankenstein,' go behind the scenes with Costume Designer Kevin Copenhaver, whose challenge includes that the two leading actors alternate nightly in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature.  Check out the video below! (more...)

Ashley Blanchet, Arnie Burton, Chris Dwan and More to Star in HOW TO SUCCEED at TUTS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Houston - Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying!   (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at PHANTASMAGORIA; OR, LET US SEEK DEATH! at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, an Eric Borlaug production, runs as part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series from October 20 - November 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin October 20 for an October 23 opening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Beth Leavel and Tony & Olivier Nominated Gavin Lee Appear at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner, Beth Leavel and Tony and Olivier nominated and Drama Desk Award-winner, Gavin Lee, will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight concert scheduled for Monday, October 17 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Last Days of Books' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Below, check out a sneak peek of the third episode of Season 3 of YOUNGER titled 'Last Days of Books' Watch Younger now on demand and on the TV Land app. The show airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on TV Land. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare to Celebrate the Holidays with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) from November 30 - December 30, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Originally developed at Orlando Shakes' PlayFest, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) remains one of the Theater's most hilarious and successful holiday shows to date. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: ROCKY HORROR Cast Performs 'Over at the Frankenstein's Place'
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Today, Billboard has shared an exclusive first listen to the cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW performing the iconic song 'Over at the Frankenstein Place.' The number features Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss and Broadway's Reeve Carney as Riff Raff. (more...)

Los Angeles Opera Presents 1922 Horror Film NOSFERATU Featuring Live Performance of New Score by Matthew Aucoin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

LA Opera will celebrate Halloween with two screenings of the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu, featuring a new score created by Matthew Aucoin, the company's new Artist in Residence. One of the greatest horror films ever made, the supremely creepy vampire thriller will be accompanied live by Mr. Aucoin conducting a chamber ensemble of musicians from the LA Opera Orchestra and soprano soloist Liv Redpath, a member of the company's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. Presented as part of the company's Off Grand initiative, the screenings will take place on October 29 and 31 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again is available on CD and Digital Album, beginning today Friday, October 2st.  (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre UCF Shines While Blurring Line Between Academic & Professional Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

Between theme parks, professional theatres, and arts organizations, Central Florida is one of the most fertile grounds for theatre artists in the country. Whether it is at Disney, Universal, Orlando Shakespeare, Mad Cow, the Orlando Rep, or any of the other wonderful organizations in town, you can find many different types of exciting theatre year-round in the City Beautiful. However, despite all of the well-known options in Orlando, one of the best-kept secrets in the community is that when it comes to consistently high quality, cutting-edge professional theatre, some of the best is at our local universities. (more...)

BWW Review: FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is an Underwhelming, Sanitized Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

I am aware that what I am about to write is likely going to be a critical outlier, but I didn't hate FOX's television adaptation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which they clumsily subtitled LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Now, I didn't particularly like it either, but to be frank (pun intended), I was expecting it to be far, far worse. While I am not a ROCKY HORROR expert, there didn't appear to be any horrendous missteps in the broadcast, in fact there were moments, even entire scenes, that were passably entertaining. However, on the whole, the endeavor just kept bringing to mind one simple question; 'Why?' (more...)

Take CARRIE to the Prom in this Theatrical, Immersive Movie Screening with Little Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

If you've got a taste for terror… take Carrie to the prom. An immersive screening of the classic 1976 film CARRIE, co-produced with Brooklyn-based The Love Show, is set for the Little Cinema at House of Yes on Tuesday, October 25th, and Wednesday, October 26th.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Oh Brad! Ryan McCartan Talks about Reimagining this Role
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 20, 2016

Ryan McCartan is Brad Majors in the Fox remake of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing on October 2oth at 8pm. Check your local listing for detail and be prepared to do the Time Warp again! (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Broadway Performers Experiment on FRANKENSTEIN This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Smith Street Stage, the NYIT Award-Winning theatre company, is presenting The Frankenstein Project, an evening of experimental, collaborative, and original adaptations of Mary Shelley's classic novel. A group of actors, directors, and designers will use segments of the Frankenstein story as inspiration in initiating an original, short piece of theater. These individual pieces will be brought together by Smith Street Stage to render a new creation, our own Frankenstein's monster, in the form of a daring and artist-driven reinterpretation of the classic horror tale. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

University of Notre Dame's Department of FTT to Stage FRANKENSTEIN This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces Frankenstein by Tim Kelly, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, November 9-13, 2016.  (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present SHOCKTOBERFEST 17: PYRAMID OF FREAKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents... Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation which includes five new one-act performances. (more...)

FSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce that Academy Award–winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored at the 44th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Rise at Old Library Theatre in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Based on the cult classic film, Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, NJ, is pulling out the stops and 'Puttin' on the Ritz' for Mel Brooks' YOUNG Frankenstein, a hilarious monster-movie farce just in time for Halloween. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Brings a Chilling Classic To Life!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the seventh annualSomething Wicked This Way Comes - a popular one-night-only event - on Monday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.  The performance kicks off Halloween week and will be held at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or by phone by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600.  (more...)

FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11
by Shari Barrett - Oct 16, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG Frankenstein with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. (more...)

M&R Productions in Association with Glenn Krutoff Presents THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Written by Andrew Bergh and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, The Radicalization of Rolfe is inspired by the backstory of the lesser-known but vital secondary characters in the legendary musical The Sound of Music. "A tone perfect production," the New York Times declares it is "a play that was just as much fun as - and cleverer than - it promised to be." (more...)

After Three Decades, Film Returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In 1980, after the last credit rolled off the big screen at the final showing, the Roxy movie theater closed it doors, reopening three years later as a live performance theatre.  (more...)

Theater in Asylum Presents THE DEBATES: GENERAL ELECTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The New York-based devised theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present four performances of The Debates: General Election at Under St. Marks Theater in the East Village. (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

Guest Blog: Puppet Designer Yvonne Stone On Creating FRANKENSTEIN's Monster
by Guest Blogger: Yvonne Stone - Oct 13, 2016

Who wouldn't love making a monster? Surely it's the ultimate creative challenge - spending the days in my workshop as a modern day Frankenstein bringing to life to all these inanimate parts. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and FRANKENSTEIN Come to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

 Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings two encore screenings of National Theatre of London to the big screen in October!  Mack the knife is back in town!  On Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. it's The Threepenny Opera.  (more...)

The McKittrick to Fete Classic Movie Monsters at INFERNO Party This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, celebrates Halloween again with its annual Inferno party, this year reimagined as an ode to 'Classic Movie Monsters' as part of the venue's monthly film-inspired dance party series, Supercinema. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elokay Productions' MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

It's 1955 and college sweethearts Rudy Brown and Lizzy Conlon embark on writing the ultimate award-winning musical. So begins a 60-year process of adapting the same musical to the styles of My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Wicked, and virtually every other show in the musical theatre canon. Will they ever win Musical of the Year? (more...)

BWW Interview - ROCKY HORROR's Laverne Cox on Her Personal Mantra 'Don't Dream It, Do It'!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 12, 2016

Today, Cox speaks exclusively to BWW about stepping into the role of this sexually ambiguous, wildly flirtatious, alien mad-scientist! (more...)

Elokay Productions Presents MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It's 1955 and college sweethearts Rudy Brown and Lizzy Conlon embark on writing the ultimate award-winning musical.  So begins a 60-year process of adapting the same musical to the styles of My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Wicked, and virtually every other show in the musical theatre canon.   Will they ever win Musical of the Year? (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

NYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo Rocca
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Morally Ambiguous UNCANNY VALLEY
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 11, 2016

Stoneham Theatre presents the New England premiere of playwright Thomas Gibbons' UNCANNY VALLEY, a view into the not too distant future when researchers have found a way to extend the human lifespan through artificial intelligence. While it raises more questions than it answers, its rich subtext and the fine work of Nancy E. Carroll and Lewis D. Wheeler combine to make this a compelling piece of theater. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Lake Forest Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre in its inaugural season presents, YOUNG Frankenstein, opening October 8 and running through October 30. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the production, along with co-director and choreographer Cameron Turner, at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. (more...)

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