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JEST END is Back in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Jest End is back! The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns! (more...)

Beth Malone, Liz Larsen, Klea Blackhurst, Ann Harada and More Set for BINGO Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BINGO (the winning musical) REUNION CONCERT on Monday October 24th, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
by - Sep 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

JEST END Returns to Waterloo East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016
by - Sep 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin to Hit 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and Groundhog DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running November 1 - 6, 2016. (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Lia Vollack Named President of Columbia Stage Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Lia Vollack has been named President of Columbia Live Stage, SPE's new live theatrical productions division.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/14/2016 - 'BRIDGE' in L.A., THE ROADS TO HOME Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 14, 2016

Today's big news: Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE opens this evening in L.A., the DISASTER! cast celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, and THE ROADS TO HOME starts tonight at Primary Stages! (more...)

Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman & More to Honor Bill Murray at 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

A lineup of leading performers, including Dan Aykroyd, Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount Jr., Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Brian Doyle Murray, Paul Shaffer, Sigourney Weaver, and others will salute Bill Murray at the 19th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Will Arrive on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre Before Tonys Cutoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Following its well-received premiere at The Old Vic in London, Groundhog DAY will open at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) this spring. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

City-Wide Artist-Presenter Collaborations for Dance Symposium Comes to High Concept Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Today the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) and High Concept Labs (HCL) are pleased to announce the first-ever, city-wide Artist-Presenter Collaborations for Dance symposium, to be held October 8 at HCL, located at 2233 South Throop Street in Chicago. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2016

This weekend's big news: Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME brings online dating to the stage tonight, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED premieres this evening Off-Broadway, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Trio of Critics for 2016 Fall Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/31/2016 - Happy Halloween!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 31, 2016

Today's big news: Happy Halloween! Paul Alexander Nolan starts his run as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO, and GOTHAM's Robin Lord Taylor joins WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT this evening! (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

BWW TV: Back to Punxsutawney- Andy Karl Gets Ready to Bring GROUNDHOG DAY to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2016

Fresh from London's Old Vic, Andy Karl is back in New York, getting ready to bring Phil Connors to Broadway. Groundhog DAY will begin previews on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) and open, as previously announced, on Monday, April 17. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016. (more...)

Stacia Fernandez Signs on for BINGO Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BINGO (the winning musical) REUNION CONCERT on Monday October 24th, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host Fall Preview 2016 with Critics Pacheco, Musto & Green
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Journalists Jesse Green (the theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, The Advocate, Paper & LogoTV) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com and the Los Angeles Times) are back once again with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins for a preview of the Fall 2016 theater season which, due to a heavy number of revivals, Riedel introduces as 'Broadway 1991.' (more...)

Rob Eyles & Robert Gould Pen Christmas Single 'The Image of a Child' in Aid of Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Musical theatre songwriters Rob Eyles and Robert Gould have penned a brand new Christmas song which they will release in December in aid of Cancer Research UK. (more...)

BWW Contest: Enter To See Songs From The Crypt With Orfeh & Andy Karl at Birdland
by BWW Contests - Oct 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to see Songs From The Crypt With Orfeh & Andy Karl at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (October 31st, 2016 / 7PM). The winners will be comped a table for two for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/20/2016 - THE FRONT PAGE, TICK, TICK...BOOM!, ROCKY HORROR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 20, 2016

Today's big news: The antici….pation is over - ROCKY HORROR airs tonight on FOX, TICK, TICK...BOOM! officially returns to NYC, and THE FRONT PAGE opens on Broadway! (more...)

Confirmed: Andy Karl Will Star in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Groundhog DAY, the new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Danny Rubin, directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Austin Theatre Project
by Frank Benge - Oct 17, 2016

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is the 1979 Tony Award winning Best Musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler which is based on Christopher Bond's 1973 play of the same name. It has enjoyed several revivals and has been presented by multiple opera companies. Set in 19th century England, the show details barber Sweeney Todd's (Joe Penrod) return to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him. He conspires with a local baker, Mrs. Lovett (Cathie Sheridan), who has a struggling pie shop below the space that becomes Todd's tonsorial parlor. The character originated in serialized Victorian popular fiction, known as 'penny dreadfuls' (more...)

High Concept Labs 2016 Fall Open House Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, November 5, the arts service organization High Concept Labs (HCL) celebrates its Sponsored Artists in the biannual HCL Open House at Mana Contemporary Chicago from 7:30 to 11:30 PM. The open warehouse art party will include works-in-progress, performances, installations, music, and film screenings by artists from the organization's past and present. Light bites, specialty drinks, and much more await partygoers. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

THE OTHER CINDERELLA to Waltz Into Black Ensemble Theater This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continue the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) with the family-friendly, holiday favorite The Other Cinderella, written by Jackie Taylor and directed by Jackie Taylor and Rueben Echoles. (more...)

Jest End Cast 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

2nd Edition Hardback of 'The Native American Story Book Volume 3 - Stories Of The American Indians For Children' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The stories of Native American Indians have always possessed great meaning. And even though the tribes may vary in location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect for nature and people can be heard in stories from tribes from Canada to Florida. The stories included in this book show Native American storytelling at its best. Included in this book are the stories: The Song of Hiawatha, Iktomi and the Muskrat, The Boy and the Turtles, The Arrow Chain, The Toad and the Boy, The Sparrow Hawk and the Grasshoppers, Origin of the Groundhog Dance, The Eye Juggler, The Tree-bound, The Sun Snarer, How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite, The White Trail in the Sky, The Pet Donkey, The Enchanted Horse, The Story of the Peace Pipe, The Raccoon and the Crawfish, Splinter Foot Girl, Creation of Man, The Orphan and the Owl, Coyote and Sun, The Children of Cloud, Iktomi's Blanket, Why the Apaches are Fierce, and many, many more. For further information, on the writing visit G.W. Mullins' web site at http://gwmullins.wixsite.com/officialsite/native-american-childrens-book. 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JEST END 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Award Nominee Tim Minchin Gears Up for The New York Comedy Festival and GROUNDHOG DAY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2016

Tim Minchin will not be put in a box. Though the composer is best known for his Tony-nominated score for the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' as well as a series of hugely successful symphonic comedy tours, the man himself is living, breathing proof of the term, 'Jack of all trades.' Outside of his comedic and theatrical pursuits, Tim has also assumed the titles of actor, director, poet, and writer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive look at Waterloo East Theatre's JEST END
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Shalloo On THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL AND OTHER HAPPIER TALES
by Marianka Swain - Nov 17, 2016

Singer and actor Jack Shalloo's theatre credits include Madness musical Our House, Departure Lounge and Hamlet the Musical, and he released an album, London Soul, in 2011. He's currently appearing in The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales at Shakespeare's Globe, which begins previews on 24 November. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Evening Standard Announces Award Winners, Including CURSED CHILD, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Following a ceremony at the Old Vic, the winners of the Evening Standard Awards have been revealed. The list includes West End juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; visionary of stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh; legend and star of Sunset Boulevard, Glenn Close; and more! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Hits 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and Groundhog DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running today, November 1, through November 6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl & Orfeh Scare Birdland with SONGS FROM THE CRYPT
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 1, 2016

Birdland was a 'scary' place last night as Orfeh and Andy Karl rocked on Halloween night in the Broadway at Birdland concert series!  In their show titled 'Songs from the Crypt' the audience was invited to celebrate the Karls' favorite holiday with some favorite songs. Costumes were encouraged, and there were candy prizes delivered by Andy Karl himself! Their rockin' band included Steven Jamail(Music Director/Pianist), Britt Bonney (Keyboard), Tim Kodres (vocals), Jeremy Yaddaw (Drums), and Micah Burgess (Guitar). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's THE OTHER CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The cast of The Other Cinderella includes Mark J.P. Hood, best known as a finalist on The Voice Season 10, as the Prince, with Jessica Seals (Cinderella), Rhonda Preston (Stepmother), Melanie McCullough (Stepsister Geneva), Miciah Long (Stepsister Margarite), Kylah Frye (Fairygodmama), Dwight Neal (King), Shari Addison (Queen), Kyle Smith (Page), Brandon Lavell (Groundhog), Henri Slater (Peanut Butter),Trequon Tate (Attendant), and Paige Hauer (Dorothy). (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

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