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Lyceum Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St.

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BWW Review: Peanuts Gang Still Charms in Rooftop Productions' YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Jeffrey Walker - May 7, 2017

The Rooftop Productions effort does well by the Gesner and Schulz creation. Director Ted Ballard keeps things simple, just as Schulz presented his characters in pen and ink. Coupled with identifiably perfect costumes by Mandy Ken, and cartoon inspired, primary-colored set pieces designed by Dale Walsh, Ballard's cast is able to bring to life the wit and wisdom of the Peanuts gang. (more...)

The Artisans Market Celebrates 50 Summers of Love at St George's Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Artisans Market at St Georges Hall will open on the evening of Friday 11th August and close on the evening of Sunday 13th August 2017. (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the PGA Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - May 31, 2017

Entr'Acte Theatrix will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens from June 22 - July 2.  (more...)

Kids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner's Greatest Hits Solo Tour Returns to Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

By popular demand, best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL with her Greatest Hits Solo Tour at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (more...)

Warner Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present one of the most popular Disney movies of all time - MARY POPPINS - as a practically perfect musical on the Warner Main Stage this Summer!    (more...)

Just For Laughs Festival Returns to Montreal
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec is excited to announce the first slate of this year's unrivaled, extraordinary line up of comedians who will descend upon Montreal, turning the city into the epicenter of comedy for its annual celebration. The diversity and quality of performers is unsurpassable, deserving the title of the best-curated festival in the world.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017


Comedy, Crafts, Exhibitions and More Coming Up in Warrington This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Warrington will be busy this July - scroll down for details on events happening this summer in the area! (more...)

IMPROV PERCOLATOR Returns to the ArtsCenter
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Something's brewing…The Improv Percolator is back! Our showcase for local improv students and teams has a new night and new home. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SPRING AWAKENING at The Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Harrison Lang, in cooperation with The Egremont Barn, has announced the Berkshires' premiere production of the Broadway smash hit musical, Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING Comes to The Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Harrison Lang, in cooperation with The Egremont Barn, is proud to announce the Berkshires' premiere production of the Broadway smash hit musical, Spring Awakening. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood through an illuminating book and poignant lyrics by Steven Sater, and a gorgeous score by Duncan Sheik. Based on the controversial 1891 seminal German play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is a thrilling blend of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll that has been rousing audiences across the nation for years. In late nineteenth century Germany, the grown-ups hold all the cards and the children are expected to obey. However, once this corrupt society is exposed, a group of students learn how to navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety.  (more...)

Lard Dog's Grown-Ups Only Late Night Show of LIFE'S A REAL DREAM Comes to PIT 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This Friday, leave the kids at home, let the sitter know you are going to be late and then head on over to Peoples Improv Theater to experience Lard Dog & The Band of Shy more unbridled than you imagined possible as they hold nothing back with a late-night/adults only performance of "Life's A Real Dream" at max capacity.  (more...)

LARD DOG & THE BAND OF SHY to Hit The PIT This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Bring the whole family out and laugh the rainy day way this Saturday at People's Improv Theater, where it's going to be a wild and wacky afternoon of all-ages fun with LARD DOG & THE BAND OF SHY @ 2:00PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Shaina Taub Shows Off Her Perspective and Power in Joe's Pub Residency
by Troy Frisby - May 11, 2017

"This is the first time I've ever seen Shaina Taub in anything other than in a play." This comment, made shortly before Taub (primarily known for her work in the theatre, including TWELFTH NIGHT, AS YOU LIKE IT, and OLD HATS) took the stage to perform original songs, distilled exactly what was so thrilling about the singer/songwriter's show at Joe's Pub on April 28, the latest installment in her year-long residency at the venue. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur Darvill
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold. (more...)

GLEE's Matthew Morrison, Comedian Rob Schneider, and More Coming to SteelStacks
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' and comedian Rob Schneider are among the three new performances announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling, located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. (more...)

BWW Interview: Twenty-six Roles and Counting: Charis Leos at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 9, 2017

'I love it here! This Always, Patsy Cline will be the twenty-sixth production I've appeared in with MSMT, and by the end of this summer, the number will be twenty-nine.' Actress Charis Leos - a huge favorite with Maine audiences and critics alike - is reflecting on her long association with the Brunswick theatre and what the future holds for her here and in the other numerous regional theatres where she lights up the stage with her vibrant, inimitable gifts as a musical theatre performer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Simon Lipkin's numerous credits include Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, The Lorax and Guys and Dolls. He's currently starring as Rat in a new musical version of The Wind in the Willows, which begins its West End run at the London Palladium on 16 June. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Fly Into Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

MARY POPPINS opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, June 16, 2017 and runs through Saturday, July 22, 2017.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning June 24. No performance July 4. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200. (more...)

Wear the Cape Releases Children's Picture Book 'It's Good to Be Kind' to Show Kids That Being a Hero Is Better than Being a Bully
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017


BWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical Detention
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2017

Kate Pazakis just keeps topping herself with her musical parodies! This time she teams up with Bradley Bredeweg and his Fuse Project for a wildly entertaining THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB. Bredeweg and Pazakis ingeniously take the 'Musical Parody of' concept and 'fuse' a mash-up of John Hughes' classic film The Breakfast Club with other cinematic cult favorites. The pop song choices are simply genius as they each move the plot along. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Flies to the Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present one of the most popular Disney movies of all time - MARY POPPINS - as a practically perfect musical on the Warner Main Stage opening July!  MARY POPPINS takes us on a magical and memorable adventure.  It's an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic.   (more...)

Rhonda Hansome to Host Pride Month Comedy Showcase at Q.E.D. Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Actress / comic Rhonda 'Passion' Hansome, whose background includes appearances in the film 'Pretty Woman' and on FX Network's 'Louie' hosts a Pride month comedy celebration with several of her talented, funny best friends at Q.E.D. Astoria on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Offers a New Production of John Cranko's EUGENE ONEGIN, Courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 22, 2017

John Cranko's Eugene Onegin is often referred to as a “story ballet for grown-ups” since it is devoid of the fantasy birds and other magical creatures that populate so much of the classical ballet canon. The dancers portray real people with real emotions as Cranko brings to life Alexander Pushkin's iconic verse novel. Cranko's version of the tale has new plot twists that some critics have found dismaying while others have applauded them. I fall into the latter category. (more...)

Live-Riffed INDEPENDENCE DAY Screening Set for Q.E.D. in Astoria
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Movies R Dumb has announced a special bonus edition of their live-riffing show at Q.E.D. in Astoria, where they will be screening 1996 overblown sci-fi classic, Independence Day on Monday, July 3 at 9pm. (more...)

Laurie Berkner's 'Greatest Hits Solo Tour' Soars at QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Bestselling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will bring her Greatest Hits Solo Tour to the 35th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning with a family show at 1:30 p.m. on the Festival's opening day, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station (Readington Township), NJ. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Final Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of names announced across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th - 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Children's Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top children's show picks from the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. (more...)

ORIGAMI, Rocio Molina's FALLEN FROM HEAVEN and More Slated for Dance Umbrella 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Dance Umbrella has announced the programme for its 2017 festival. London's flagship festival of international dance will take place from 11 - 28 October 2017. Tickets are on sale today! (more...)

BEST FRIENDS WITH RHONDA Pride Month Comedy Showcase Set for QED Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Actress / comic Rhonda 'Passion' Hansome, whose background includes appearances in the film 'Pretty Woman' and on FX Network's 'Louie' hosts a Pride month comedy celebration with several of her talented, funny best friends at Q.E.D. Astoria on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Kidocracy
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2017

BWW speaks to Keith Farnan about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Kidocracy. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Turns Up The Heat With MAMA D's Hot Summer Nights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

???????If you thought August in West Hartford couldn't get any hotter, you haven't been to Playhouse on Park for MAMA D's Hot Summer Nights! Shows are August 18 & 19 at 8pm, August 24 at 7:30pm, and August 25 & 26 at 8pm.   MAMA D and her sultry entertainers are back by popular demand and are ready to turn up the heat with a night of dance, comedy and live music. The performance will be steamy with just enough costumes to make it legal. This event is for grown-ups only, ages 18 and up! (more...)

New Wilton's Music Hall Season Includes BBC Proms and Les Enfants Terribles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Wilton's Music Hall announces its sensational new season programme, jam-packed full of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage and Screen Star, Daphne Rubin-Vega, On the 2017 REBEL VERSES YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
by Courtney Savoia - Jul 18, 2017

In a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, Developing Artists will present its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival at a new home this summer - Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) - with performances July 27th, 28th, 29th and August 3rd, 4th and 5th. Each night will provide the opportunity for a number of youth performing arts organizations from NYC and beyond to work with a celebrity show and put on between six to eight short performances a night. These young performers will have the chance to take part in workshops led by experts industry experts who will coach them in a variety of performing arts areas including voice, acting on camera, and more. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC 2017-2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2017-2018 Season, including Robin Spielberg, performing on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm,  Andrew Nemr, performing on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm, Go, Dog. Go! (for families) on Saturday, February 17 at 1:30pm,  Comedian John Fugelsang, performing Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm, The Motortown All-Stars performing Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm, and more! (more...)

Laurie Berkner Album 'The Dance Remixes' - Iconic Tunes Sparkle with EDM Makeover
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Take 14 of The Laurie Berkner Band's most beloved songs for kids, give them a modern-day twist, and remix them into electronic dance songs that all ages will adore. That's the recipe for legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner's new album, Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes, set for release on September 22. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Transplants Comedy Show is a comedy show with comics who tell stories and/or jokes about living in NYC, their hometowns and their journey here to follow their dreams of becoming a successful stand up comedian. Come hear how different New York City is to the rest of America or the world. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Proudly Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company - Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin-Lehl, Artistic Directors - are proud to announce an exciting line up of four diverse plays for 4th Wall's seventh season. (more...)

Beacon Arts Centre Announce May - August Season
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2017

Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock announces its 2017 May - August season. (more...)

Underbelly Festival Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Underbelly Festival - the massive new festival of comedy, cabaret, circus and kids shows which combines Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground - opens on the South Bank this Friday, 28 April and hits the ground running with a fizzing first month of shows. (more...)

Emerald City Theatre Presents MOTHER GOOSE'S GARDEN World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Emerald City Theatre (ECT) Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone announced casting today for the world premiere of Mother Goose's Garden, by ECT Director of Educational Programming Kate Leslie. (more...)

Arts Classes for Adults Announced for The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking lesson from acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen? How about a music appreciation class from pianist Michael Pellera? Or study writing with author Lara Naughton? This June and July, you can do all that and more at The NOCCA Institute's Summer Studio. Summer Studio is two months of classes and workshops for adults, and they're taught by NOCCA's outstanding faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. (more...)

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Reunite for New Netflix Comedy THE WEEK OF
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. (more...)

Spring Has Sprung For Lard Dog & The Band Of Shy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With the days getting longer, Lard Dog & The Band of Shy are gaining momentum as they prepare to dazzle audiences in New York City and around the country with their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes. With new bookings at notable venues and fresh chart topping tunes, the Belopians are prepared to blast into the warmer months to entertain the families of this great nation with fervor and frivolity. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Critically Acclaimed Hit CATHY Returns for Edinburgh Festival Fringe Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following its hugely successful UK tour, acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time with its critically acclaimed production Cathy, featuring the original cast. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The LIVINGroom's May Performances at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the second installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Performers Anu Bhatt, David Gordezky, Maddy Low, Nick McDowell & Tatsue Sera, and Jerome Riley take the Cabaret Theater stage in Stage 773 on Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21 in The LIVINGroom's Lobster Show, directed by LIVINGroom ensemble member Abigail Phelps. The evening's emcee is Kasey Foster. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

ALT Wraps Up its 87th Season with the Magical Musical, MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense - and also teaching the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course.), she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises, 'Anything can happen if you let it.' Come experience this timeless fun-filled classic that is perfect for every member of the family. (more...)

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