GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief May 31st, 2017 - Emerging Writers at The Public, Climate in the Square and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 31, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: - The 10th Annual World Science Festival has teamed with Times Square Arts for a series of climate science events and more! (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 30, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 30, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - and we hope you've sufficiently recovered from Memorial Day Weekend so that you're able to face the rest of the week with the necessary intent to achieve all that's possible in a world where white pants and white shoes are acceptable (it's summer, after all well, unofficially, from a social standpoint)! All of this prompts us to ask the musical question: What did you do this holiday weekend? Social media was fairly abuzz with all manner of outings and adventures perpetrated by the theaterati, including both Amy Prough Stumpfl and Nancy Allen attending a performance of Hamilton in Chicago, where Belmont University Musical Theatre alumni Candace Quarrels and Chris Lee are starring! (more...)
QUIZ: Happy Birthday, Idina! Which Idina Menzel Character Are You?
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017
Happy Birthday to BroadwayWorld favorite, Idina Menzel! We put together a quiz to help us find out... Which Idina Menzel Character Are You? (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017
by - May 30, 2017
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017. (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 9, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Friday, June 9, 2017 - we're awfully glad to have you here! It's a big weekend in Nashville, maybe the biggest ever, thanks to the perfect storm of events and celebrations all across the region. It's CMA Music Festival weekend, Bonnaroo is pulsating some miles down the road (taking most of the attendees through Music City on their way to Manchester) and the Nashville Predators take on a team from Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final's sixth game on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 8, 2017 - which means it's #theaterThursday (seriously, you could help a guy out here and make that hashtag a #thing) and your latest opportunity to live life dramatically! What better way to do that than by making plans to get yourself to the theater and see a show, live onstage (more...)
Great American Cookies' Celebrates 40 Sweet Years with Birthday Freebies and Deals on June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Headlines Friars 100th Birthday Party for Dean Martin
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 8, 2017
Everybody Loved Somebody at The Friars Club last night as Dean Martin was celebrated in song and toasted by his fellow Friars. (more...)
Playhouse on Park presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
???????The Today Show aptly describes Playhouse on Park's final Mainstage Series show for Season Eight: 'If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!' (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 7, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, June 7, 2017! Kathie Lee and Hoda are in town today to show their Today show audience what's happening in Nashville, which prompts the musical question: What's sights are on your list of places to go when newbies turn to you for advice? Let us know and we'll feature you in an upcoming story! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 6th, 2017 - ANIMAL Opens at the Atlantic and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 6, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ANIMAL, starring Rebecca Hall, opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017. (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 6, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - and we know what you're thinking: Where the hell was my favorite early morning theater news and gossip yesterday? Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to raise ourselves up from the bed and make our way to our desk in order to start writing. After a particularly challenging weekend, we were a bit under the weather and, truth be told, exhausted. We offer our abject apologies and request your indulgences, although we were just as disappointed as we hope you were because we were unable to live life dramatically with any sense of style on Monday. (more...)
BWW Review: PROOF at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Jun 4, 2017
Oh, the traits and tendencies we inherit from our parents: Height, eye and hair color, athletic ability, intelligence, a pleasant singing voice, a distinctive laugh, diabetes . . . mental instability! That is in perplexing subject at hand in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil to Perform at Taste of Chicago Celebrating Eli's Cheesecake 37th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017
Eli's and Taste will celebrate their 37th birthdays on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Taste of Chicago the very place where Eli Schulman introduced the first Eli's Cheesecake to the world, and where Eli's remains the only original vendor at Taste. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 30th, 2017 - THE CAKE, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Josh Rhodes' GUYS AND DOLLS rolls the dice on Sunday at The Old Globe! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Gov. Cuomo, Harry Belafonte, and Others Join Friars In Saluting Mayor David Dinkins on His 90th
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2017
The security was tight in the Monastery last night as politicians, tennis legends, celebrities and Friars gathered in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room to pay tribute to David Dinkins on his 90th birthday. The security protection wasn't good enough however to stop one of the greatest comedians on the planet, Dean Emeritus Freddie Roman (MC) to have some fun with the former Mayor. As a matter of fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made a special trip down from Albany to be at the Friars got some laughs himself during his heartfelt tribute to Mr. Dinkins. There was much love, laughter, joy, and a few tears in the club during the evening, as there always is in the Friars Club. I couldn't help thinking as I watched all the Democrats and Republicans in the room enjoying each others camaraderie, how great it would be if all our representatives in Washington would become Friars, meet in The Monastery, feel the love, and solve the nations problems. (more...)
MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017
This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2017
Good morning, BraodwayWorld! Today's big news: Jerry Seinfeld takes Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen! (more...)
Here's how Facebook is saying 'Thank You' to a community of 2 billion people.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017
BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 1984, starring Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI: Welcome to Friday, June 2, 2017! The weekend is upon us (thank you, very much) and we cannot conceive of a better way to live life dramatically than by catching a first night performance of a show? It's opening night for several new shows and we send out warm wishes of "break a leg"... (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 2nd, 2017 - STARS IN THE ALLEY, Drama Desk Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 2, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Tituss Burgess hosts today's 2017 STARS IN THE ALLEY concert, while Michael Urie returns as host of this year's Drama Desk Awards on Sunday! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 19, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Angela Lansbury leads The Acting Company's benefit reading of THE CHALK GARDEN, and Rosie O'Donnell emcees a star-studded reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U sizzles at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)
Tuesday Matinee Discounted Tickets On Sale for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Some theater goers love the classics. Some don't. But everybody loves a good deal, right? The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a comedy suited for both Shakespeare lovers and haters! A special Tuesday matinee has been scheduled for July 18 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)
BWW Blog: Casting Results of HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - Jun 11, 2017
The How to Succeed cast has been announced for this year's summer intensive at Sandra Day O'Connor High School and the students have several things to say. Everyone in the cast has successfully made it through an intense week of auditions, callbacks, and vocal rehearsals, and several of them are already proud of the immense progress everyone in the cast has made. (more...)
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 1, 2017 - or, as we like to call it #TheaterThursday, 'June is busting out all over ' as a song from Carousel reminds us, and there's no better way to kick off a new month than by planning our theater outings for the weekend! Tomorrow night at Cumberland County Playhouse, the company, cast and crew unveil the 2017 model of Smoke on the Mountain, which marks the 24th year of the musical playing in Crossville. Weslie Webster directs and her cast includes Daniel W. Black and Lauren Marshall as Sanders family father and mother Burl and Vera. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARKS, co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, is set for Sunday! (more...)
Ariana Grande Marks Birthday of Manchester Bombing Victim with Special Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
During her show in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, Ariana Grande performed 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' ending the number by looking skyward, blowing a kiss and saying 'Happy Birthday, Saffie.' (more...)
Riverside Theatres Celebrates Birthday Like No Other in HELLO, GOODBYE, AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017
A birthday party like no other will be celebrated at Riverside Theatres when the multi-award winning festival hit, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, takes to the stage from 27 to 29 July as part of a national tour. (more...)
USA's Near-Future Drama COLONY Shocks with Season 3 Reveal at Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017
Executive Producers and Creators Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, along with Executive Producer Wes Tooke and the cast of COLONY, delivered on their promise to give fans answers about the surprising truth behind the Earth's mysterious occupiers. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)
BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017
Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)
New Museum to Publish TRAP DOOR: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017
This fall, the New Museum will publish Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton. Trap Door, to be released November 2017, is the third installment in the New Museum's Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, following the publication of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (2015), edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (2016), edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon. (more...)
United Photo Industries Brings THE FENCE Back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017
United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, will bring back one of its signature initiatives, THE FENCE, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. (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...)
BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)
The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. (more...)
Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)
Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 12, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: William Michals, Lesli Margherita and Anthony Santelmo, Jr. star in 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA tonight! (more...)
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and More Playing This Week at The New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Theatre company are back at The New Theatre with their brand new production, Absolute Beginners by Diane Crotty. This bittersweet comedy runs for two weeks only so book in soon to avoid disappointment. For further details, see below. (more...)
Julien's Auctions Names Tim Luke Executive Director of Contemporary and Street Art Auctions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has named industry veteran and auctioneer Tim Luke as Executive Director, Contemporary and Street Art. (more...)
Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Saturday, July 29, 2017
by - Jul 10, 2017
Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 29, 2017! (more...)