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Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Soon for Shea's Buffalo Theatre's 2016-17 Season with LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced its 2016-17 lineup. Gift certificates are on sale now. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL at College of Staten Island
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Sundog Theatre will be holding its production of A Christmas Carol at the College of Staten Island's Springer Hall on December 21 & 22 at 10:00am and 11:30am. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Lights Up The Holiday
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 29, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted and directed by Dave Steakley, currently playing at ZACH Theatre, has become an Austin tradition and is by far the best way to kick off the holiday season. Retooled to include new contemporary songs every year, the musical is performed by a Broadway caliber cast. The Dickens' classic has never been more entertaining, and with the addition of GREATER TUNA star Jaston Williams as Scrooge, this year is an extra special treat with a cherry on top. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Cybec Electric 2017 Celebrates the Work of Finest Asian-Australian Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

2017 will see Melbourne Theatre Company's playwriting initiative, Cybec Electric, partner with Asia TOPA, the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, to celebrate our finest Asian-Australian playwrights from Thursday 23 February - Saturday 25 February at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.  (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Rep's New A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Light and Love on Dickens' Dark London
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 28, 2016

When Dickens wrote his timeless Christmas story about mid 19th century London audiences often push aside, especially at the holidays, he wanted his audiences to be transformed into seeing their world  in a new way. In 2016, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater produces their 41st incarnation of Charles Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol beginning on opening night, December 2. The historical Pabst Theater houses Dickens' story, first published in 1843, with a innovative adaptation conceived by Artistic Director Mark Clements and begins a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge into his past, present and future. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

For one night only, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld's Iron & Coal will make its U.S. debut at Brooklyn's National Sawdust. The original concept album will be presented in concert with vibrant multimedia content on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249). (more...)

Lily Virginia Presents 'Play Me Twice' at World Cafe, Philadelphia
by Tory Gates - Nov 28, 2016

Songs “that are bluish purple with silver gold shimmers.” (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following a busy and hugely successful autumn season, where our co-production of Rob Drummond's Grain in the Blood with the Traverse and all our Changing House shows enjoyed sold-out runs, we're delighted to announce our programme for the Spring/Summer 2017, which marks the Tron's 35th anniversary year.  (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and SEVEN SANTAS at Stage Coach Theater
by Leesa Williams - Nov 28, 2016

Two very different Holiday Shows at Stage Coach Theater (more...)

William Ward Shares 'In Search of Life The Journey: An Exploration of the Idea of Life After Death'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

'In Search of Life The Journey: An Exploration of the Idea of Life After Death': an in-depth perspective of the many areas of paranormal activity. 'In Search of Life The Journey: An Exploration of the Idea of Life After Death' is the creation of published author, William Ward, a longtime student of occult phenomenon and its connection to Christian ministry. He has coauthored two teaching texts, 'The Death Encounter' and 'Illuminating the Darkness,' while engaged with a para-church ministry training pastors and lay people. That organization was focused on addressing the needs of people afflicted with occult bondage issues and challenges. Ward also wrote 'The Journey Home,' a popular booklet for families gathering with a loved one at the end of life. A retired police officer and health-care administrator, today he is a regular newspaper columnist writing on older adult issues. (more...)

Ft. Worth Community Arts Center to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

The classic Christmas story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/25; THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, December 29, 2016
by - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, December 29, 2016! (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year-just in time for holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Arden Reinvigorates MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 7, 2016

When MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened on Broadway in 1981, no one anticipated that it would be a flop. With a score by Stephen Sondheim and direction by Hal Prince, it should have been the next success in a series of highly successful collaborations by the two kings of musical theatre, following such game changers as COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES, and SWEENEY TODD (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Filled with Magical Holiday Perfection at Meadow Brook Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Dec 7, 2016

A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre is perfect way to get in the holiday spirit this season and excellent example of high-class Michigan theatre production. The show is absolutely captivating with every magical moment that takes the audience on a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge through the help of the Spirits of Christmas past, present, and future until he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. (more...)

NYC, Philadelphia Theater Companies Team Up for Night of Rock Opera in Old City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

JIB, the world-premiere rock musical with songs by Amanda Palmer currently playing at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, is welcoming cast members from the upcoming production of 11th Hour Theatre Company's Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration on December 15th starting at 7PM. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

BWW Review: Audiences Completely Give Their Hearts to MKE Rep's Resplendent New A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 7, 2016

What could be a better holiday gift to Milwaukee than a World Premiere adaptation of Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol? On Friday night, Artistic Director Mark Clements opened his resplendent adaptation for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the gorgeous Pabst Theatre. In this innovative adaptation by Clements in collaboration with a stunning artistic team, the production renewed holiday magic in the company's 41st year for the city that Clements and The Rep call home. (more...)

BWW Interview: Abby Koenig of THE JEW WHO LOVES CHRISTMAS at Rec Room
by Alexander Garza - Dec 6, 2016

THE JEW WHO LOVES CHRISTMAS is an autobiographical, one-woman, 30-minute, performance piece by Abby Koenig. Through self-deprecating humor and a multi-media experience, Koenig describes her Ghosts of Christmases past, concluding with the hopes to keep Christmas awesome forever. I got the opportunity to ask Koenig some questions about the upcoming performance at The Rec Room. Here she discusses how the show came to be, how it's evolved, and what audiences can expect of the performance in the new space at The Rec Room. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Fifth Third Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 5, 2016

Tis the season to be jolly! A Christmas Carol has returned to Louisville just in time for the holiday season, in a wonderfully lavish and splendid production. (more...)

North Texas Performing Arts Presents SCROOGE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

North Texas Performing Arts presents their community theatre production of Scrooge, The Musical. Book, lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sue Ann Collins, president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announced today that Darko Tresnjak, artistic director since 2012, has extended his contract through June 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY at Creative Cauldron
by Jenny Minich - Dec 5, 2016

Playwright Jennifer Clements re-imagines and re-frames A CHRISTMAS CAROL to be 'vivid and meaningful to a contemporary audience.' Set in modern times, A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY tells the tale of a fragmented family coping with loss during the holidays. Written with the best of intentions, A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY is (if nothing else) festive. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

ABC to Present Holiday Special THE CHEW SAVES THE HOLIDAYS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Holidays got you stressed? Sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious show filled with sumptuous recipes, quick and easy crafts and the Emmy Award-winning crew from “The Chew” (more...)

'The Best Native American Stories For Children' is Released in Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Contained within 186 pages in 6x9 paperback format, Mullins brings history to life along with original art by award winning artist C.L. Hause. Most Native American tribes did not write down or record their history, so we have to find out about their past in other ways. They used games, myths, dance, and impersonation to teach the children of their history and ways of life. Their storytelling was filled with family, heritage and stories of the earth. It is through storytelling, that the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today. It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. Included in this collection are: The Woman and Her Bear, The First Moccisons, At The Rainbow's End, The Gift of Corn, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, How the Deer got His Horns, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Dream Walk, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, How the Milky Way Came To Be, Turtle Goes to War, How the Bear Lost His Tail, The Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine, The Story of the Drum, Ghost of the White Deer, The Boy and the Turtles, The Story of the Buffalo-painted Lodges, The Story of the First Pine Trees, Contents of the Medicine Bag, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, How the Redbird got his Color, The Story of the Camp of the Ghosts, The Story of the Little Burnt Face Girl, Dance of the Dead, The Bear Man, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Tipi Etiquette, and many more. For further information, on the writing visit G.W. Mullins' web site at http://gwmullins.wixsite.com/officialsite/best-native-american-stories-childr. For information on the art of C.L. Hause visit his web site at http://clarencehause.wix.com/homepage G.W. Mullins is a Native American of Cherokee decent. He has been a published author for several years releasing several titles that are based in Native American history and folklore. He recently released book one in his From The Dead Of Night Series, the best-selling novel Daniel Is Waiting, which is available on Amazon.com, Kobo, Google Book Store, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble and other book sellers worldwide. C.L. Hause is an award winning artist who possesses a Bachelor Of Arts Degree specializing in Studio Art. He was the winner of the 2013 Johnny Hart Memorial Award as well of several others. He has always been inspired by nature, primitive and Native American design. He is currently finishing his MFA Degree in New York City. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Tuesday, December 27. The additional performances are scheduled for Monday 12/26 and Tuesday 12/27 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at ArtsWest.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's CHRISTMASTOWN is a Winning Holiday Diversion
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Let me see if I can get us into that Noir mood, Dear Readers. It was an uncertain time in the City of Emeralds. The holidays were here and it looked like it we'd be offered up the same old holiday shows. But then a sultry new offering breezed through my door. With a jingle and a jangle and a ho ho ho Seattle Public Theater stood before me with "Christmastown: A Holiday Noir" and with it's hilarious script and cast proved that our holiday entertainment need not be limited to the same old Ghosts, nativities and red nosed reindeer. (more...)

Southern Winds Theater Presents Two Public Performances of One Man 'A Christmas Carol'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Southern Winds Theater presents a One Man  'A Christmas Carol' written and performed by David A. McElroy. Mr. McElroy adapted for the stage and performs all 37 different characters.  A Christmas Carol is directed by Marylin McGinnis with Stage Management by Bonnie Sprung. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show! (more...)

deadmau5 releases 'W:/2016ALBUM/' on mau5trap
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

deadmau5, a leading figure in electronic music has unleashed his sixth studio album W:/2016ALBUM/ (pronounced as 'w drive 2016 album') out today, Friday, 2nd December. W:/2016ALBUM/ is his first release as an independent artist via his own label mau5trap. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mid-Season Finale of SUPERNATURAL on The CW
by - Dec 2, 2016

On the mid-season finale of SUPERNATURAL on The CW titled "Lotus", Lucifer’s search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House. (more...)

ADVENTURE CLUB Debut Album 'Red // Blue' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Montreal electronic music duo Adventure Club-Christian Srigley and Leighton James-celebrate the release of their full-length debut album RED // BLUE today (December 2) via BMG (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Takes the Beef & Boards Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless classic about redemption against all odds, comes to the Beef & Boards stage starting Dec. 3. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage for just 10 performances through Dec. 19. (more...)

Due to Popular Demand TWIST YOUR DICKENS Adds Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Due to popular demand, The Kennedy Center has announced the addition of four extra performances to the Kennedy Center's debut run of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Tickets are now on sale for newly added 3p.m. matinees on December 21, 22, 28, and 29. Twist Your Dickens performances take place in the Theater Lab from December 9-31, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Craig Wallace's Triumphant Scrooge at Ford Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Andrew White - Dec 2, 2016

It's that time of year again-and one of the city's grand annual traditions has returned to the stage, with fresh faces to add excitement to an already wonderful celebration of the Yuletide season. Ford's Theatre Society's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brightens downtown Washington with its irrepressible good cheer and optimism-at a time when many are in real need of it. (more...)

The Hammel House Inn Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DINNER WITH DICKENS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Christmas Carol is a raucous and ribald one man retelling of the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and PETER PAN to Delight Audiences at the New Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At the end of a year that has seen box office records broken and some of the world's biggest names at the New Theatre, we have lined up a pair of sparkling shows for the festive season. 'Tis the season to be jolly, so be sure to join us this month for plenty of seasonal cheer. (more...)

Amy Impellizzeri Pens SECRETS OF WORRY DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the worry dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you-therefore, it follows that worry dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets. From the award-winning author of 'Lemongrass Hope' comes a new story of unbearable love, loss, and redemption, with a thread of magical realism and a twist readers will never see coming-'Secrets of Worry Dolls' brings us to the end of the world, and back. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: SCROOGE AND MARLEY at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Dec 1, 2016

Just in time for Christmas, the Old Opera House presents the timeless classic A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, with some unique updates and an unexpected character in this version taking on the role of the narrator. (more...)

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