Laurie Berkner Goes Afloat with 'Greatest Hits Solo Tour' NYC Circle Line Boat Show
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Ahoy mateys! Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will take to the sea (or at least, the river) when she brings her Greatest Hits Solo Tour home to NYC, with a floating family show (more...)

MPAC to Present MARY POPPINS, 6/3-5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, Mary Poppins, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. Performances are June 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm, June 4, 2016 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and June 5, 2016 at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 - $25. Major support is provided by Jacobs Levy Equity Management. (more...)

Morgan & West to Bring their Magic Show to the Republic, Norden Farm & London Wonderground
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West will be bringing their Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!) to Republic at Brighton Fringe, Norden Farm in Maidenhead and London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre this May half term. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE at Adventure Stage-MTC A Charming Tale
by Andrew White - May 3, 2016

Adventure Theatre-MTC has pulled out quite a few stops with their current production.  Playwright Damon Chua has taken Hans Christian Anderson's famous tale and created a fascinating one-hour tour of 18th century China.  This Emperor's Nightingale features everything from chubby, bamboo-chewing pandas to a truly eye-popping array of animated projections from award-winning scenic designer Hana Sooyeon Kim. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. The show has spawned various other productions in the U.S., including a national tour with performances in Canada, and Australian productions. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, FOLLIES & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 Warner Stage Company season. The Main Stage season opens in November with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST and follows with The Who's TOMMY, FOLLIES, and MARY POPPINS. The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September with EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL and follows with the FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, CALENDAR GIRLS and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Season Subscriptions are now available. Subscribers get the best seats in the house at the best prices! Tickets go on sale to the General Public in July. Call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180. (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Comedian Kevin James Coming to Hershey Theatre, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Comedian Kevin James returns to Hershey Theatre on Sunday, September 25th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival Returning in July
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The first Great Yorkshire Fringe was such a roaring success that it's coming back in July - and is promising to serve up even more of the very best comedians, music and family entertainment from all over the world in York's historic city centre. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Land in Jefferson Park This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Windy City Music Theatre, one of Chicago's fastest-growing professional theatre companies, will present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, April 2-17, in Jefferson Park. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 31st season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, including two Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from Broadway. (more...)

ADT UK Launches Smart Home Software
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Big news from ADT today in the UK, with a new offering proclaiming 'Life on the go requires everyday solutions that keep you in control anytime, anywhere. Smart Home combines the latest security and home automation technology so you can remotely connect with your home and always stay in touch through your smartphone, tablet or PC.' (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

NightBlue Performing Arts Company is pleased to present the Chicago Non-Equity premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, with original music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning team of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. MARY POPPINS will play February 28 - March 27, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm. (more...)

Adam Sandler & Friends to Bring 'The Do Over Tour' to Mohegan Sun Arena, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet is bringing a few of buddies with him out on the road this spring for a select number of very special live comedy performances.  Adam Sandler, along with friends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, are headlining The Do Over Tour live in Mohegan Sun Arena on May 27th at 7:30pm, the same day Netflix is releasing their film of the same name. (more...)

Pop Announces Its 2016-2017 Upfront Slate of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Pop, a television network seen in more than 80 million homes with original programming that celebrates what fans are excited about, today announced its 2016-2017 upfront slate which showcases premium original series, award-winning talent and programming that taps into cultural trends and topics. (more...)

Sonoma Arts Live to Stage Teens 'N Training Musical, THE 25TH PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Sonoma Arts Live presents its 2016 Winter Series Teens 'N Training Musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by Sonoma Arts Live Education Director and owner of The Theater School, Libby Oberlin. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Producers Issue Statement on Sheridan Smith's Absence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Sheridan Smith, star of the current West End production of FUNNY GIRL, turned to Twitter to announce that she would be unable to perform at last evening's performance. Today, producers of the musical issued the following statement on her absence (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents Superstition: March 30-April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present SUPERSTITION, 3/30-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Christopher Kaufman to Continue The Phantastic Theater Series at Brooklyn Commons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Composer Christopher Kaufman's will present the second performance of his The Phantastic Theater series on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

No Name Special Comedy Variety Show Set for Q.E.D. Astoria, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun  back  to Queens, NY  on Wednesday, March 30th   for their inaugural 2016 visit   to  Q.E.D. Astoria.  Scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.   NN producer / host  Eric Vetter brings  comedic talents Liam McEneaney  (Tell Your Friends),Liz Miele (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival), Menuhin Hart  (NBC's Stand Up for Diversity). (more...)

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage. (more...)

Debra Stephenson and Mark Dolan Performing At New Brighton Fringe Comedy and Cabaret Venue Republic
by Marianka Swain - Mar 15, 2016

This year's Brighton Fringe will play host to a brand new seaside venue, Republic, a magnificent 500-seat Spiegeltent which brings with it a scintillating (and titillating) programme of comedy, cabaret, food, drink and merriment. (more...)

Kenan Thompson Joins Maya Rudolph & Martin Short's NBC Variety Show
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

NBC has announced a series order for 'Maya and Marty in Manhattan,' an hourlong live variety show starring 'Saturday Night Live' veteran Maya Rudolph and comedy legend Martin Short. Lorne Michaels will executive produce. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Pleasure Guild's MARY POPPINS
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 11, 2016

One of Disney's most beloved movies of all time is capturing hearts as a musical that is practically perfect in every way! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

kidpik - Girls' Shopping Reinvented
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

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BWW Review: FIREBIRD, Trafalgar Studios 2, February 22 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a searing drama brilliantly written and performed which acts as a call to action as this must surely never be allowed to happen again. (more...)

BWW Profile: Emmy, Grammy Winner Chris Rock Hosts the 88th Academy Awards
by Jennifer McHugh - Feb 24, 2016

The level of my fandom for Chris Rock is worthy of the term fanatic to say the least and I SWEAR it's not because of our mutual obsession with the New York Mets. It runs deep, is what I'm saying. I fall asleep to his standup specials and annoy my friends by sending memes of his timeless quotes. I will not apologize as his voice is one of the greats of our generation. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL to Return to Main Street Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Main Street Theater continues its 2015-2016 Theater for Youth season with the delightful antics of the much-beloved character Junie B. Jones.  (more...)

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre to Participate in The Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will participate in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's annual Stages Festival held throughout the month of March. By offering discounted tickets to shows and a free workshop for adults, and by presenting a play reading with Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Dreamcatcher will reach new audiences and spread the word about the high quality of professional theatre available in the state. (more...)

Hippos and Comedians Launch That's Fife Comedy Festival Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Sitting astride two painted hippo sculptures, Scottish stand up comedy legend, Fred MacAulay, and Rosyth's finest physicist turned state-of-the-art comedy magician, Kevin McMahon, today (Thursday 18 February), unveiled a stunning programme of comedy talent for That's Fife.  Fife's side-splitting comedy festival will be staged at venues across the Kingdom from 1 to 30 April 2016, with Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, the central Hub of the festival.   (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's THE PHANTASTIC ZOO to Play Brooklyn Commons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

The World Premiere of Christopher Kaufman's The Phantastic Zoo will be presented on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. The presentation is part of Dr. Kaufman's The Phantastic Theater project. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ebony Jo-Ann Reprises Nuttin' But the Blues and Celebrates Debut CD at Sugar Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, Film and television actress and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. (more...)

Justin Willman to Perform at Comedy Works Landmark, 5/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Comedian and magician Justin Willman is a hit in the alternative comedy scene and is currently on tour with his live show, Fake Believe. (more...)

Books for America Asks for Gently-used Books to Donate to Kids in Need
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Clean out your home, do good, and get a great tax deduction! Books for America will find great new homes for all of your unneeded Lego bricks, Playmobil toys, books (for grown-ups and kids), CDs, DVDs and so much more. (more...)

The Leonardo To Open A New Exhibit On Human Rights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Just off the closing of their recent exhibit featuring the Mummies of the World, The Leonardo opens a brand new, original exhibit entitled We Declare: An Exhibit About Human Rights. The exhibit, which encourages people of all ages to consider their own human rights, is unique in its presentation. With the popularity of coloring books for grown-ups, this exhibit features a number of oversized panels, created by local Utah artists, that serve as giant coloring pagessimilar to a children's coloring book. (more...)

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company to Present MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents MARY POPPINS! This musical is based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. (more...)

Christopher Kaufman's THE PHANTASTIC THEATER Continues 5/7 at Brooklyn Commons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Composer and multi-media artist Christopher Kaufman will present the third performance of his The Phantastic Theater series on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 AM at Brooklyn Commons Community Center and Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Children's Theatre-In-The-Woods 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2016 season lineup for Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

RUMPELSTILTSKIN, Adult Puppet Slam Coming to Great AZ Puppet Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

'Rumpelstiltskin' and Adult Puppet Slam are coming up next month at Great AZ Puppet Theater. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jon Lovitz Coming to Comedy Works South, 5/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Emmy nominated, Jon Lovitz is one of the best-known names in comedy for his work over the past 30 years.  (more...)

Mitali Perkins to Sign Books at San Francisco Opening of Rickshaw Girl on 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Award-winning Bay Area author Mitali Perkins will sign books at the San Francisco opening of Rickshaw Girl, presented by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT), Saturday, April 16, at the Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Rickshaw Girl, based on Perkins's book by the same name, plays weekends, April 16 - May 1, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here! (more...)

Syracuse Stage and SU Drama to Stage MARY POPPINS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A beloved family musical brightens the holiday season as Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama combine to present MARY POPPINS, November 26 through December 31, 2016. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Sets Winter, Spring Family Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

? Fans of the much-loved children's books Snail and the Whale, Pete the Sheep and the May Gibbs' classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will be delighted when their favourite characters are brought to life as part of Arts Centre Melbourne's Winter and Spring Families program. (more...)

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