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THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Brings Fake News to the Stage Starting Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

A friendly reminder! Dick Brukenfeld's antic new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd begins previews this Friday, February 3rd at 8 PM at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC, under Charles Maryan's direction. The press opening is Thursday, Feb 9th and the Equity production continues through February 25th. (more...)

BWW Review: ESCAPED ALONE, Royal Court
by Liz Cearns - Jan 31, 2017

A year after its first run, Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone returns to the Royal Court Theatre. This rather strange play is split between garden chit-chat and apocalyptic horrors, though directly juxtaposing or linking Churchill's two worlds seems naively simplistic. Its dual settings do lead to an odd overall effect; while individual moments shine, the piece as a whole seems stilted. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Awards 2016-17 Artistic Fellowships to Six Local Theatre Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of six Northeast Ohio-based artists for 2016-2017 Season artistic fellowships. (more...)

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper & The Edgar Winter Band Prove to Be Summer's Incomparable Rock Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Music history will be made when Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, joined by special guest, The Edgar Winter Band, visit 19 cities across America this summer on an epic rock tour, announced today. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/27; ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in Raleigh, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS in Detroit, ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in North Carolina, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and more.  Check out our top features below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Dreams Are Just a Spark Away in All-New Monster High Movie MONSTER HIGH: ELECTRIFIED
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

When Clawdeen dreams of opening a salon made for monsters and normies, Frankie has the perfect place an abandoned power station outside of town. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

BWW Review: A PERFECT ROBOT Is a Multilayer World Premiere Marvel
by Frank Benge - Jan 23, 2017

Sarah Saltwick's new play, A PERFECT ROBOT, now in its World Premiere production at The Vortex, is a smart, witty and engaging examination of some familiar themes. At the core, this is a look at the question of the creation of sentience and control. If you create something with free will, can you be certain that what you have created will choose you? (more...)

BWW Review: Fertile Ground Opening Weekend: ATLANTIS, FREE BOX, THE BABY PROJECT, LEFT HOOK, and WINGS OF FIRE
by Krista Garver - Jan 23, 2017

Fertile Ground 2017 is in full swing! If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still a full week of new works being premiered around the city. Here's my take on what I've seen so far. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Award-Winning Irish Play SCORCH Set to Heat Up Holden Street Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Prime Cut Productions and Holden Street Theatres present Stacey Gregg's multi-award winning play SCORCH. The first Australian performances of Belfast playwright Stacey Gregg's challenging play Scorch will headline in The Studio at Holden Street Theatres (34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh) from 14 February until 19 March for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. A tour-de-force, Scorch is an intimate solo performance by Amy McAllister, set in the confines of a circular space where audiences watch from all angles. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Play Title Role in Riverside Theatre's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly! to great critical and popular acclaim last season, Michele Ragusa returns to Riverside Theatre in another iconic role, that of Mame Dennis in Mame. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Critically-Acclaimed Irish Play Makes Its American Debut at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Villanova Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Stacey Gregg's imaginative and innovative play Lagan, directed by Villanova alumna Kathryn MacMillan ('01). (more...)

thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 thirtywhatever, a new musical revue filled with songs about what happens between the time you say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, will be presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from January 29 -- February 20, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN at Road Less Traveled Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) welcomes the New Year with a world-premiere adaptation of the classic horror novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein will make its debut January 20, adapted and directed by RLTP Ensemble member, David Oliver. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Electrifying New Production of FRANKENSTEIN to Come to Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

One of the greatest gothic tales of all time will come to life in the eerily atmospheric Wilton's Music Hall in an extraordinary new production of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein, from 7 - 18 March. (more...)

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open in the West End Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein  - the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow,Friday 10 February. (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Weibezahl And Austin Robert Miller of AND LIGHTNING STRUCK: MARY SHELLEY AND THE CURSE OF CREATION at Lit Live
by Cary Ginell - Feb 8, 2017

There are three new events being unveiled at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Thursday evening: Lit Live, a new local production company, And Lightning Struck, a new play written by the eminent local actor and producer Robert Weibezahl, and a new director, 21-year-old Austin Robert Miller. The show plays for only four performances this weekend. We spoke with Weibezahl and Miller about their new creation, a play about creation itself, the subject being the story behind the writing of one of the most famous novels in English literature, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Young Frankenstein! (more...)

British Science Week, School Tours, Panels, Workshops and More Set for National Theatre's Learning Programs This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The National Theatre is opening up theatre with inspiring projects for schools, young people, and families and a wide range of events for adults. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's LOUIS-AND-ELLA to Land in NYC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall has been touring the country with his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, and the party continues in 2017 with stops in Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, Sanibel Island, FL, and then back to NYC's The Cutting Room this March (more stops to be announced). (more...)

Lit Live Stages New Play About Mary Shelley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Lit Live presents the world premiere of And Lightning Struck: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Creation, February 9 through 12 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Written by Robert Weibezahl and directed by Austin Robert Miller, this atmospheric historical drama delves into the intimate life of Mary Shelley, the writer of Frankenstein. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Puts Spotlight on Whole Artist Management, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 9th , Broadway Sessions puts the spotlight on Whole Artist Management and more -. Whole Artist Management clients schedule to perform include Hett Banrhill (Spider-Man), Andrew Aaron Berlin (A Christmas Story), Kennedy Caughell (Great Comet), Hannah DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway), Alexa Green (Wicked), Amy Linden (Bridges of Madison County), Emily McNamara (Newsical), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Monica Ramirez, Brian Charles Rooney (Three Penny Opera), Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition), Samantha Shafer (Rocky), Christopher Timson (Young Frankenstein), Lily Tobin, Clyde Voce (Rock of Ages), Brit West (The Color Purple), Andrew Wheeler and Noah Zachary. - The evening will also feature performance from the upcoming Broadway Au Carre concert. featuring the music from Dana Levinson's 5th Republic sung by Lisandro Nesis and Manon Taris -Whole Artist Management is comprised of managers Rich Martino and Mike Cruz. Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Cafe located at 407 west 42nd street (corner of 42nd street and 9th avenue). Reservations strongly recommended at www.bencameron.nyc Doors open at 10pm for pre show open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $10 cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Broadway Sessions is proud of it's collaboration with BroadwayWorld.com which offers an exclusive look at Broadway Sessions every Monday. Past performances can be viewed on Broadway Sessions YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/bwaysessions. www.BroadwaySessions.net. (more...)

Broadway Vet Sutton Foster to Make Cincinnati Pops Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Sutton Foster to the stage at the Taft Theatre February 24-26 for her Pops debut. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

SONDER to Bring Immersive Dance-Party Theatre to Salt Lake City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Inside the historic Eagles Hall, what used to be The Bay nightclub on the corner of 400 South and West Temple, Sackerson is hard at work with a team of designers and dancers transforming the building into an immersive, dance-party theatre experience opening March 17, 2017 and running thru April. (more...)

National Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Tonic has been commissioned by NT Director Rufus Norris and Executive Director Lisa Burger to support the NT in achieving its aspirations around equality and diversity. (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work March 2 to 19. (more...)

Northrop Presents Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and Malandain Ballet Biarritz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Canada's Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and southern France's Malandain Ballet Biarritz make their debuts on the Carlson Family Stage presenting the gripping Betroffenheit and the classic La Belle et la Bete, respectively.  (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

FROM THE MOUTHS OF MONSTERS Premiere to Put Teenage Twist on Frankenstein at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents From the Mouths of Monsters, a contemporary, highly theatrical world premiere commission that plunges audiences headfirst into the complex world of adolescence, where speaking out can have astounding consequences. (more...)

Broadway Knights presents BROADWAY ARTS: A Benefit Concert for the Anaheim Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Arts: A Concert to Benefit the Anaheim Arts Council on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful M3 Live Event Center Theatre in Anaheim. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Taylor Louderman, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Sing Kelly Clarkson Hits at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

Uptown Players to Host BROADWAY OUR WAY '17 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Uptown Players presents its 15th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '17, running March 2 - 5, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. 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 Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Avant-Pop Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Invades Rockwood Music Hall on St. Patrick's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Daniel Bennett Group performs a special St. Patrick's Day CD Release at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3) on Friday, March 17th at 8:30pm. (more...)

THE COMEDIAN Screening & More Set for 23rd Sedona Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Remember This House, and a one-night screening of The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro, are only a few of the highlights of the 23rdannual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 17-26. (more...)

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