NYC's 2 Ring Circus to Appear in Geva's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Geva Theatre Center is thrilled to announce that New York's 2 Ring Circus will feature in the opening production of the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOVIN' ON UP at NYCFringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MOVIN' ON UP, the absurdist comedy written by Los Angeles playwright Jeremy Kehoe, will make its World Premiere at The 20th Annual New York Fringe Festival on Saturday, August 13th at the WOW Cafe Theatre. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR'S Max Chernin Makes Solo Debut Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Max Chernin in The Color Ginger. "No soul" you say? Day-walker? Endangered species? We all have opinions on our redheaded brothers and sisters. Ryan Fielding Garrett (Kinky Boots, Jasper In Deadland) will music direct Broadway ginger Max Chernin in exploring the Ghosts of his past, the delight of the present, and the uncertainty of his future. Special guest gingers include Lee Slobotkin (Wicked Tour) and Rachel Bahler (Bullets Over Broadway Tour.) (more...)

AUSTIN, Starring Thomas G. Waites & James McCaffrey, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will open tonight, August 4th, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Spooktacular News! Kristine W Will Headline HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2016
by David Green - Aug 4, 2016

Halloween Palm Springs has quickly become one of the hottest SoCal events, with visitors from across the nation flying in to enjoy the annual festivities. This year will be no exception, with Kristine W headlining on the MainStage, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings. Her latest single 'Out There' is currently climbing the Billboard® Dance Chart and will be on sale and autographed at the event.  (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Most Haunted Stars Join Together For Live Show For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

A brand-new show from the Godfathers of the Paranormal - the renowned Ghost and Scientific Historian, Richard Felix and the world acclaimed Spirit Medium, Derek Acorah, is on its way to Swindon. (more...)

B.K. Berrell Pens A TIGHTENING NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

B.K. Berrell, a husband, father, Veteran, retied law enforcement employee, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'A Tightening Noose': a gripping and potent work that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat! This book twists an original crime story with the unruly justice of two outlaws as they search for the truth. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL at MITF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland*. Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

CPT & Teatro Publico de Cleveland to Celebrate Three Years of Original Bilingual Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the cancellation of The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, which was previously scheduled to premiere at CPT during the 2016-2017 theatrical season. In its place, the theatre will premiere a new work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to announce Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, when the production arrives in Edinburgh this October. The tour continues until 4 February 2017. (more...)

GHOST CARD Comes to Socrates Sculpture Park This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Culture shock. Loss of a parent. Gambling addiction. A psychedelic gnome. These and other stories will come to life this September in Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver's tribute to the mundane and epic moments that occur at tables, in a site-responsive dance theater collage of crowdsourced true stories presented free to the public at Socrates Sculpture Park. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Presents 2016 National Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Experience the beauty, ingenuity and hilarity of short-form puppet theater in this showcase of slam acts from across the country. Nominated by their respective slams in the Puppet Slam Network and curated by the Center for Puppetry Arts, the nation's best slam performances will be presented for three nights only! Recommended for ages 18+ ONLY, the 2016 National Puppet Slam at the Center for Puppetry Arts is sponsored in part by Dragon Con and the Puppet Slam Network. (more...)

FREED SPIRITS to Bring Oakland Cemetery to Horizon's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

A ghostly caper arises from the debris of the Oakland tornado in this world premiere - onstage at Horizon! (more...)

ASTERION by Liz Duffy Adams Gets Reading in Mesa on Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

A World Premiere reading of Asterion by Liz Duffy Adams will be produced by The Bridge Initiative and Southwest Shakespeare Company this September. (more...)


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New Museum in NY To Open Survey Of Raymond Pettibon's Work In Feb. 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

In February 2017, the New Museum will open a major exhibition focusing on the work of Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tucson, AZ). For over thirty years, Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings' signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique. (more...)

First Major NY Museum Survey of Work by Raymond Pettibon to Open at New Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

In February 2017, the New Museum will open a major exhibition focusing on the work of Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tucson, AZ). (more...)

Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

Cock and Bull Theatre Gets 'Lecherous' with World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Cock & Bull will present the World Premiere of Lecherous Honey, a new contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, written by LA Playwright Megan Breen, to be performed at the Berger Park North Mansion (The Gunder House), 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, in Chicago. (more...)

Vangeline Theater to Stage New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

After a triumphant international tour, Vangeline Theater presents the New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), on October 26-31, 2016 at 8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils Discovery Program Featuring 35 Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Discovery programme showcasing 35 outstanding and absorbing feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors from Canada and across the globe, sponsored by Dropbox. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Launch 6th Season with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their sixth season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN. (more...)

NYC Playwright Liz Duffy Adams Offers First Look at New Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

 The Bridge Initiative and Southwest Shakespeare Company are teaming up to present a world premiere free reading of Asterionby Liz Duffy Adams on Monday, September 5th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at SSC's rehearsal space, 55 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ, 85301. The play finds Asterion, the half-bull Minotaur of Greek legend, trapped in the labyrinth his sister Ariadne designed, alone except for the Ghosts of the young sacrifices he has devoured. Now Ariadne and her borrowed hero, Theseus, are coming to kill him - unless he kills them instead. (more...)

The Farm Theater to Present The Draft Reading Series 8/26 & 8/27 at ART NY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Farm Theater will present The Draft, a new reading series featuring plays and playwrights whose work has been developed by The Farm Theater, and is now being showcased for future production. The first reading series will take place on August 26 & 27 at ART NY (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor) and feature new plays by Maria Paz Alegre, Merridith Allen, and Alex Raid. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. (more...)

A Mash-Up of Four of the Bard's Plays will Highlight  Shakespeare in the Streets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, directed by Jamil Jude. (more...)

Crystal Castles New Album 'AMNESTY (I)' Out Now On Casablanca Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Across its 12 tracks, AMNESTY (I)-the new album from CRYSTAL CASTLES outtoday, August 19 on Casablanca Records--explores the sonic and atmospheric range. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip-hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.  (more...)

'The Native American Story Book Volume 5 - Stories Of The American Indians For Children' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

'The Native American Story Book Volume 5 - Stories Of The American Indians For Children' features new stories which have been selected for young readers while presenting children with a chance to explore Native American history. Contained within 196 pages in 6x9 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 Story of the Land of Northern Lights, The Legend of the Bear Family, The Origin of Summer and Winter, The Story of the Buffalo-painted Lodges, The Story of the Camp of the Ghosts, Creation of the First Indians, The Story of the Little Burnt Face, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, Rabbit and the Moon Man, Ghost of the White Deer, Unktomi and the Arrowheads, The Story of the First Pine Trees, Raven and His Grandmother, The Story of the Snow Man, The Origin of Medicine, and many more. For further information, on the writing visit G.W. Mullins' web site at http://gwmullins.wix.com/officialsite. 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. He recently released book one in his From The Dead Of Night Series, the top selling title Daniel Is Waiting, which is available in print and eBook on Amazon.com, Kindle, Kobo, Google Book Store, Nook, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble and other book retailers. C.L. Hause is an abstract 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. (more...)

Navigators Theatre Company to Bring Sci-Fi to the Stage in 2016 LIFT OFF New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Navigators Theatre Company was created in 2014 with a mission to produce new Science Fiction and inspired theater. (more...)

William Lynwood Montell Releasing Six New Books
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

vWilliam Lynwood Montell taught in the folk studies program at Western Kentucky University from 1969 to 1999. He graduated from WKU in 1960, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. In addition to WKU, he taught at Campbellsville College and briefly at UCLA and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of twenty-two books, including Singing the Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900-1990; Killings: Folk Justice in the Upper South; and Ghosts across Kentucky. (more...)

LA Opera Opens 2016/17 Season with Verdi's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Christiane Noll, Adam Heller, Emily Skinner and Bradley Dean to Couple Up in FOLLIES at The Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time will launch The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs September 7 - October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Alex Timbers Working With Warner Bros. on BEETLEJUICE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The New York Post reports that director, Alex Timbers, fresh off his departure from Disney's upcoming Broadway production of Frozen, is set to helm an upcoming stage version of the cult-classic, Beetlejuice. (more...)

Award-Winning Loading Dock Theatre Presents THE DUDLEYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Brooklyn based award-winning Loading Dock Theatre presents THE DUDLEYS! A FAMILY GAME by Leegrid Stevens. Directed by Jacob Titus, the NYC premiere this fall at HERE features original chiptune music, projection design by Reid Farrington, and life size 8-bit video animation. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Announcing the 2016 San Francisco Olympians Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

This year the festival will debut 22 new plays by 23 local writers, 9 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time! The plays range from shorts to one-acts to full-lengths, and each one explores a different underworld legend or god from Greek or Egyptian mythology. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

What's Old is New Again in Little Stories Featured in 20th Annual NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Little Stories, takes a fresh and zany look at some uncharted territory of The First Edition of The Brothers Grimm in this month's NY International Fringe Festival. Unearthing and dramatizing beloved tales takes a team of professionals who can bring 21st Century creativity to the stories while retaining integrity to moral tales of such fame. To add to such elements, the production's creative team includes Professional Storyteller and Actress Getchie Argetsinger, and Obie Winning Actress and Puppet Designer Jan Leslie Harding. (more...)

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier at Queensland Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of her platinum release String of Pearls, iconic Australian singer-songwriter Deborah Conway will perform the entire album as well as launch her new album, Everybody's Begging, with long-time collaborator Willy Zygier, in two special concerts at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), on 9 September 2016, with a second concert now added on 10 September due to popular demand. (more...)

TARTUFFE, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, ON THE TOWN and More Set for Stolen Shakespeare Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SSG is happy to announce our 10th Anniversary Season. We can't wait to share all of the excitement we have planned for the coming year! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with DISTANCE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production in its 2016 - 2017 season, the world premiere of Jerre Dye's Distance, August 25 - October 1, directed by Erica Weiss, performed at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS, Assembly, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2016

Ding-dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho presents the most fabulous game show of all. Fresh from total sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs in 2014 and 2015, the Iron Lady has now set her sights on light entertainment. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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