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Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, June 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 29, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Harry Styles Performs 'Two Ghosts' From the Rooftops of London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Harry Styles wraps up James's trip to London with a performance of 'Two Ghosts' from the roof of Central Hall Westminster. Watch the video below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre Lineup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 8, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA has gone from last year's 40th anniversary geniality to its customary edginess, and Druid Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT wonderfully keynotes that shift at Dock Street Theatre. (more...)


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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present 'CANTEEN TALES'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series of new works by UConn Puppet Arts students and alumni for family audiences, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Canteen Tales: The Curse of Bread Beard by UConn Puppet Arts MFA student and Connecticut native Shane McNeal on Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center. (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Photo Flash: NOLA Voice Theatre Presents UNTOLD NEW ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Fresh off the success of The Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre Festival in April, NOLA Voice Theatre, the City's only theatre troupe dedicated to the art and preservation of voice theatre, presents their first summer season of three monthly showcase productions benefitting the new Valiant Theatre and Lounge. (more...)

FPCT Announces 2017-2018 Season: Unfinished Business
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

The past is an inviting but dangerous place. When we are haunted by the Ghosts of our past, we attribute their torment to the deeds they've left undone. Benevolent or otherwise, these spirits employ the living to serve in their endeavor for rest... or unrest. (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...)

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...)

Read a Special Excerpt from LOST AND FOUND SISTERS by Jill Shalvis!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 21, 2017

Have you heard about LOST AND FOUND SISTERS, the first book in a brand new series from New York Times Best Selling Author Jill Shalvis? It just came out this week on June 20th from William Morrow // HarperCollins, and the publisher was nice enough to treat BroadwayWorld readers to a special excerpt! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 2017-18 Season, Featuring MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, FRANKENSTEIN, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Single Tickets on Sale June 19 for DTC's 2017-2018 season including Miller, Mississippi; Hair; A Christmas Carol; Fade; Frankenstein; The Great Society; The Trials of Sam Houston and White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Tickets for Public Works Dallas The Winter's Tale will be available at a later date. Single tickets start at $20. (more...)

Destination America Premieres Season 2 of Hit Series GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Groff, Hartley and Saint return for season 2 to follow new leads and attempt to solve the mystery once and for all, with eight all-new episodes of Ghosts OF SHEPHERDSTOWN premiering on Monday, July 10 at 10/9c on Destination America. (more...)

Nickelodeon to Present All-New SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Halloween Special This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Paranormal Documentary to Get Screening at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The 28-city "SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR," hosted by award-winning documentary filmmaker and world-renowned paranormal investigator Chad Calek, with fellow filmmaking and paranormal investigation partner, Justin Holstein, offers the rare opportunity to be amongst the first to see Calek's new "SIR NOFACE" documentary.  The documentary, which chronicles the Australian Government-sanctioned paranormal investigation that led to the filming of a full-body apparition,  definitively proves for the first time in history the existence of Ghosts! (A link to the trailer to the "SIR NOFACE" documentary: https://vimeo.com/217725354 ) (more...)

Detroit Rebellion Release 'The Man' on Bodan Kuma Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Despite their name, Detroit Rebellion actually hail from Providence, Rhode Island. Led by songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Toste and currently with drummer Micaiah Castro, the blues/garage rock project has existed in various forms, both solo and currently duo, based on Toste's evolving band lineup. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah to Depart Baltimore Center Stage at End of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Center Stage and Kwame Kwei-Armah jointly announced today that Kwei-Armah will leave his position as artistic director at the end of his contract on June 30, 2018. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

BraveNewWorlds and Ovalhouse Present TRINITY at Peckham's Asylum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Ovalhouse, together with BraveNewWorlds present TRINITY - a visually stunning, design-led performance staged in a derelict gothic chapel in Peckham's Asylum. (more...)

Marina and Nicco Announce Full Theatrical Run of UNPACKING: A Ghost Story Told in the Dark
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Marina & Nicco have just announced the full theatrical run of UNPACKING: A Ghost Story Told in the Dark, running July 26th - August 13th: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

In a FringeNYC-less Summer, New Corkscrew Theater Festival Features 5 Premieres & 5 Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Tickets are now on sale to the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, running August 7 - September 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions, this new summer theater festival provides early-career artists a high level of production support and features five world premieres and five readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through innovative and unusual collaborative models. A majority of the participating artists identify as female. (more...)

The Curse Returns: GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Is Back for a Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In the first season of Ghosts OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, a surge of 911 calls reporting what appeared to be supernatural activity in Shepherdstown, W.V., inspired Police Chief Michael King to enlist the help of paranormal investigators to figure out why the town had become such a hotbed for hauntings. Nick Groff, Bill Hartley, and Elizabeth Saint, with the help of local historian Dana Mitchell and psychic medium Lorie Johnson, uncovered clues linking the rash of mysterious incidents to Shepherdstown's historic waterways and a woman murdered on accusations of witchcraft in the town's early history. (more...)

American Ghost Hunter Chad Calek Presents SIR NOFACE at White Eagle Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Do you believe in Ghosts? Experience Sir Noface on August 16 at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall and the answer will be a resounding "yes." (more...)

ArtsWest Announce Extension of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd through Friday, July 7, 2017. The additional performances are scheduled for 7:30pm each evening, with the exception of the 3pm matinee on Sunday, July 2. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at arstwest.org.   (more...)

Nicholas Tolkien Brings His Holocaust Play TEREZIN to Playwrights Horizons
by Melanie Votaw - Jun 18, 2017

TEREZIN, a tragic play written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS series, is currently being produced by The Steinberg Theater Group at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

PETER N' CHRIS-TMAS CAROL Comes to Toronto Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

After multiple sold-out Fringe festival runs across North America, the internationally acclaimed, 3x Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch duo Peter N' Chris return to the Toronto Fringe Festival to premiere their newest show, A PETER N' CHRIS'TMAS CAROL, with seven (7) performances at the Tarragon Theatre Main stage! This hilarious send up of the classic Dickens' Christmas story delivers the ultimate Christmas highlight reel: a grumpy Chris, busy Ghosts, dangerous snowmen, and maybe even some shout-outs to throwback movies of Christmas' passed.  (more...)

Dandy Darkly to Return to the Provincetown Dick Dock
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Dandy Darkly is New York City's cult, cabaret sensation - is New York City's cult, cabaret sensation - a masterful and mesmerizing storyteller who has astounded audiences at festivals and theaters on both sides of the Atlantic. But long before this celebrated drag-clown was mincing macabre at theater festivals in Edinburgh, London and New York City, he was but a humble storyteller telling his tawdry tales down under Provincetown's Dick Dock. (more...)

Detroit Rebellion Announce Vinyl Release of Debut LP 'The Man'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Detroit Rebellion has announced their debut album, The Man, will receive a physical vinyl release, along with a double A-Side 7” single featuring “Fork In The Road” b/w “The Man”, July 21 on Los Angeles-based Bodan Kuma Recordings. (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS Starts Off-Broadway This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Crusade of Connor Stephens, a new play written and directed by Dewey Moss, will begin an open-ended run at Off-Broadway's Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center on June 17, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for June 26. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S GHOSTBUSTERS Now On Sale at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Imagine if the original Ghostbusters movie had been written by the bard? Well, imagine no more, because The Coincidence Men bring you this: a staged reading of Shakespeare's definitive version of the cult classic! Witness Lords Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore brought to life, joined by a motley crew of spirits and miscreants worthy of the poet of Avon. 80's nostalgia and Shakespearean text will cross streams with hilarious results! (more...)

Magic, Real-Life Inspiration and Funk to Take the Stage at New Victory Theater This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New Victory Theater announces its 22nd season as New York's premier performing arts venue entirely devoted to kids and families. From October 13, 2017 through June 17, 2018, The New Victory Theater will feature seven American companies amongst its 15 productions from around the globe, including three world premieres and five U.S. premieres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Scott, Jessica Brown Findlay and More in HAMLET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Hamlet will run for a limited season only now through 2 September 2017 with press night tomorrow 15 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast and Production Team Set for Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

 Idle Muse Theatre Company announced the cast and  production team for the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson. (more...)

Casting Announced for CHICAGO in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

CHICAGO, the #1 longest running American musical in Broadway history will be making its Outer Cape premiere when Peregrine Theatre Ensemble opens the show at Provincetown's newly renovated Fishermen Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Week One Winner of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

There is no place like New York!  With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless.  The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival and Be Bold! Productions encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC - themed festival each June.  Celebrating its 7th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 8 and runs for three weeks.  Each week four/five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student) will be presented with a "Best of the Week" production will being selected by audience vote. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE MERMAID HOUR and More Set for Borderlands Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Borderlands Theater announces its 2017-18 Season, the third under artistic director Marc David Pinate. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents the 2017 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once more present its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows Series of new works by UConn Puppet Arts students and alumni for family audiences on seven consecutive Saturdays, July 1 through August 12, 2017. Each show will be performed twice, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center. 'We are very excited to present these new shows by UConn students,' Ballard Institute Director John Bell said; 'they all represent the ingenuity, inspiration, and high standards of UConn's Puppet Arts Program, and will be extraordinarily entertaining.' (more...)

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