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ArtsWest Announces AFTER HOURS: SUMMER OF SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the 2017 Cabaret series, AFTER HOURS WITH MATHEW WRIGHT: SUMMER OF SONDHEIM, featuring Eric Ankrim on July 17, Jessica Skerritt on July 24, and Justin Huertas with special guest Rheanna Atendido on July 31.   (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

THEBES LAND, INSIGNIFICANCE, ANGEL and More Slated for Arcola Theatre's Summer/Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Arcola Theatre has announced its new Summer/Autumn Season. (more...)

It's (Almost) Showtime! BEETLEJUICE Musical Will Get Developmental Lab This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Say his name three times and he might just arrive on Broadway!Now according to an Equity casting notice, the show will get a developmental lab in September. The musical features music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect and a book by Anthony King & Scott Brown. Timbers remains on board for the project. Connor Gallagher will join the creative team as choreographer.  (more...)

Ross Petty Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Ross Petty Productions has announced the 2017 holiday musical-the world premiere of a brand-new title-A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Hanover Theatre for 10th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with the 10th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, December 15 - 23. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

BWW Review: The Romance of Backstage Haunts Third Rail Projects' GHOST LIGHT
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2017

The newest offering at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater features a beautiful dreamscape depicting a woman in a small boat being guided through swelling ocean waves by a friendly face painted on the moon. As designed by Brett J. Banakis (set), Montana Levi Blanco (costumes) and Eric Southern (lights), it's a romantic tribute to a style of theatre that made box offices buzz over a hundred years ago. (more...)

BWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story Better
by Jill Schafer - Jun 27, 2017

Old Log Theatre's contribution to the summer blockbuster musical is GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1990 movie. It premiered on Broadway in 2012 and ran for only a few months, and when I saw the tour the following year I was not impressed. At the time I wrote, 'At its core, GHOST is a small intimate love story, but GHOST THE MUSICAL is a big splashy techno-heavy 'show,' in which the beauty of that story gets lost. The story would be better served with less tricks, a smaller cast, fewer showy songs, and a greater focus on what we really care about - the relationship between Molly and Sam.' I'm thrilled to report that Old Log has done just that. The score, which is quite good, the story, and the relationships between the characters are more the focus of the show, with lower tech effects that serve the story rather than drawing attention away from it. If you're looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre, one of the oldest theaters in Minnesota, in lovely Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A - The Ghosts Of Moistly Hollow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 26, 2017

BWW speak to the creators of The Ghosts of Moistly Hollow ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

spit&vigor's NEC SPE / NEC METU Premieres at The Tank's DarkFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

New play by award-winning playwright Sara Fellini features life-size puppet created by Pandora Gastelum and a modern take on Baroque music with original compositions by Colt W. Keeney (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Performances Mark Beautifully Poetic THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by Michael Quintos - Jun 26, 2017

Fittingly, as most of the world celebrates Gay Pride month, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills is presenting an absorbing, beautifully-poetic production of playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama THE PRIDE, which continues its Los Angeles-area premiere through July 9, 2017. Highly-stylized yet riveting and universally approachable, this new production of the play that originated in the UK features a superb cast smartly directed by the Wallis' Artist-in-Residence Michael Arden. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by Mozart (instead, Marcos Portugal). This week, the whip-smart company presented the American premiere, in partnership with the Darius Milhaud Society, of Milhaud's LA MERE COUPABLE (THE GUILTY MOTHER), based on the least known and, to some, the unknown, among the Beaumarchais plays. (more...)

UK's Arrows of Love Premieres Gritty New Single 'Come With Me' via New Noise
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

A song about loss, addiction, sex, and mourning, “Come With Me” brings the listener in with a crafty crescendo of guitar woos, vocal oohs and the simple wash of creamy cymbals. The metaphor of the song title “Come With Me” is heard within the music. (more...)

Legendary Horror Director John Carpenter Inks Overall Deal with Universal Cable
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced an overall development deal with John Carpenter, the celebrated director of horror films including “Halloween,” “The Thing,” and “Escape from New York.” (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Conscious Uncoupling
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to Rosie Wilby about The Conscious Uncoupling ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Book of J to Perform at Barbés Every Saturday in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Jewlia Eisenberg of Charming Hostess and Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery perform as duo Book of J every Saturday in July at Brooklyn's Barbes. Guest performers joining throughout the run include Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase, noir guitarist Stephen Ulrich, jazz percussionist Ricky Gordon, and more. (more...)

New Season Now on Sale at Wolverhampton Grande Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Season highlights include an on-stage dinner with Christopher Biggins, Tom Chambersin CRAZY FOR YOU, Phil Daniels in DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, a Grand Theatre production of TURN OF THE SCREW and the return of smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS! (more...)

BWW Review: Creepy, Kooky, Spooky, Ooky, and So Much Fun! THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Jul 4, 2017

THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings together all of your favorite kooky characters for a fun, heartfelt show with plenty of theatre magic. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Speed Trap Town' Episode of NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE titled  'Speed Trap Town', Gunnar visits his hometown and faces the Ghosts of his past; Maddie and Juliette get nominated for the same American Music Award; Deacon helps Jessie record; and Scarlett learns self-defense. The episode airs Thursday, July 27th on CMT. (more...)

BWW Review: MUMFORD & SONS, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 20, 2017

Mumford & Sons makes a triumphant return to Latitude Festival, having first played in 2010. After all these years, audiences proved that they would wait, they would wait for them. An evening full of fun and friends, Mumford & Sons proved that they indeed are worth the wait. (more...)

Supernatural Southern Gothic Play FALSE STARS Premieres at Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of False Stars by Nora Sorena Casey, directed by Jenny Reed and with movement direction by Samantha Sheppard. Running August 18-27, False Stars is a Southern Gothic tale merging the real and the supernatural in its exploration of death and scientific legacy. Performed by Felipe Bonilla, Marissa Carpio, Jules Forsberg-Lary, Jonathan Iglesias, and Ashton Muñiz, False Stars continues the inaugural season of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support. (more...)

Classical Theatre Company Announces 2017-2018 10th Anniversary Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A winner of the prestigious National Theatre Company Grant Award by the American Theatre Wing, Classical Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the lineup for its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season. As the only professional theatre company in the State of Texas that solely produces classical drama on a year-round basis, CTC only produces plays that are 100 or more years old. (more...)

Paranormal Investigator Chad Calek Brings the SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR to the Southern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Hosted by award-winning documentary filmmaker and renowned paranormal investigator Chad Calek and fellow filmmaking investigator Justin Holstein, the "SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR" offers the rare opportunity to be among the first to see Calek's new documentary, SIR NOFACE, which chronicles the only paranormal investigation ever sanctioned by the Australian government and led to the filming of a full-body apparition. (more...)

Destination America Investigates HAUNTED TOWNS in All-New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The eight-episode first season of HAUNTED TOWNS premieres Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c on Destination America. (more...)

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER Sets Sail for Artscape Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Cape Town Opera is excited to announce the staging of its first Wagner opera in seventeen years since TANNHÄUSER in 2000. Director Matthew Wild's new production of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER will unleash the Ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the Mother City to thrilling effect. (more...)

Casting Announced for Gary Owen's Radically Reimagined THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The cast for Gary Owen's new version of The Cherry Orchard, which transfers the action to early 1980s Pembrokeshire, will feature a broad range of talents from stage and screen including a number of actors from Wales. The production will run from 13-28 October 2017 at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. (more...)

Brian Setzer, Lewis & Pizzarelli and A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Sale Friday at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

New shows on sale at bergenPAC: The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour, presented by SiriusXM - Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Straighten Up and Fly Right for the Holidays: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli - Sat., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.; A Christmas Carol presented by Sundog Theatre - Sun. Dec. 17, 1 & 4 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Visits Off-Broadway's THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Network, All the Way) attended the July 15, 2017 performance of The Crusade of Connor Stephens, the new Off-Broadway play written and directed by Dewey Moss currently running at The Jerry Orbach Theater. Scroll down for photos of him with the company! (more...)

BWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
by - Jul 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, August 2, 2017! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Michael Preston Announced as New Scrooge at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Hartford Stage announced today that Michael Preston will be taking on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the 20th anniversary of Michael Wilson's beloved production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas. Well known to Hartford audiences from his six seasons with the company playing the larger-than-life Mr. Marvel, Michael Preston has performed on Broadway and internationally with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and is on the faculty at Hartford's Trinity College. Preston follows in the footsteps of Bill Raymond, who retired last Christmas after 17 seasons in the role. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Bryant Park's Emerging Music Festival to Feature Maybird, Space Captain and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Returning for its third year, Bryant Park Presents' Emerging Music Festival (EMF) features a strong roster of on-the-rise indie rock, pop and folk bands, performing on one of the biggest stages of their career. (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

The Stratford Festival Celebrates its 65th Season with a ROMEO AND JULIET Reunion!
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 13, 2017

Audience members at today's production of ROMEO AND JULIET at the Stratford Festival were in for a real treat...And some of them had no idea!  There was a delightful murmur of excitement from the crowd when Artistic Director (and 1992 Romeo) Antoni Cimolino came onstage to announce that in celebration of the Festival's 65th season, a group of former Romeos and Juliets were in attendance! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Announces Auditions for Tiny Tim in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bilston Operatic Company return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this November with A CHRISTMAS CAROL following the huge success of last year's production of Our House and 2015's Hairspray. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Award-Winning Series TRANSPARENT to Debut on Sundance TV 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The first two seasons of Amazon Studios' Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series TRANSPARENT will premiere on SundanceTV starting Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00PM ET/9:00 PM C. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater presents CLOUD NINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Caryl Churchill's farcical, gender-bending, timey-wimey Cloud Nine is a hilarious comedy that will leave you with loads to think about. Churchill likes to mix things up get rid of any preconceived notions about gender, sexuality, romance, or "lifestyle!" Cloud Nine mocks colonial and sexual repressions in a farce that employs racial and gender cross-casting to make its points. (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Premiere THE RAINBOW BRIDGE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Directed by Michael Myers at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, California, the world premiere of Ron Nelson's The Rainbow Bridge opens July 21st. Lynne Marie Stewart stars alongside an award winning cast which includes Mary Carrig, Emily Jerez, Jaimi Paige, Paul Schackman, L. Emille Thomas, and Mouchette Van Helsdingen. (more...)

Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story), directed by Eric Hill (BTG: The Homecoming, Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), and featuring David Adkins (BTG: Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie; BTG: The Homecoming) and Tara Franklin (BTG: The Homecoming, Lion in Winter, Equus). At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) runs from July 19 through August 26 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 22. (more...)

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