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BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016

When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts. (more...)

Sir Antony Jay Passed Away Sunday Evening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Sir Antony Jay died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and family. (more...)

Announcing Buck's County Playhouse Fall Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser, is pleased to announce a newly expanded lineup of education programs being offered this fall for children, teens, and adults. New programming this fall includes a three-part Musical Theatre Writing workshop taught by "Cake Off" composer Adam Gwon, running at the Playhouse August 19 - September 10, and the Saturday Musical Theatre program for children, back by popular demand, among many others! (more...)

Boston Court Presents BARS AND MEASURES by Idris Goodwin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Bars and Measures, A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Weyni Mengesha. Bars and Measures is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Previews begin September 15. Opening night is September 24and performances are scheduled to run through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section and “An Evening with…” honorees for the 54th New York Film Festival. (more...)

HAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz's Hamilton's America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests to be announced. (more...)

Christine Renee Miller's SUCH NICE SHOES Set for TheaterLab This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Written and performed by Christine Renee Miller, Such Nice Shoes follows a private yoga teacher and hopeful actress-to-be on a typical day from hell. Filled to the brim with characters who are as vibrant as they are believable Such Nice Shoes starts off like any New York City day: with a commute. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HOBBIT Star Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & the Cast of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2016

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Red Thread Theatre to Bring Voodoo to Curtain Up 2016 with LOUISIANNA BACCHAE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Voodoo and vengeance descend on a small Louisiana town when a mysterious preacher bewitches the local women and confronts a county sheriff about his past in LOUISIANA BACCHAE, to be performed by Red Thread Theatre for Curtain Up 2016. (more...)

TCG Welcomes Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director as New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, as its new board chair, taking over the position from Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Center Theatre Group. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Wael Farouk and NP Conductor Laureate Harold Bauer Join New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt to Open New Philharmonic's 40th Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

New Philharmonic, the professional orchestra in residence opens its 40th Anniversary Season at the McAninch Arts Center, with "Passionate Virtuosity - Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky," Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage.  Free pre-concert MAC Chats will precede each concert beginning at 6 and 1:30 p.m. respectively. (more...)

ELATE Announces Season Ticket Holder Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

A moving, yet humorous one-person, autobiographical show about a woman dealing with Brittle Bone Disease and a rollicking quartet of lively and entertaining one-act plays proved to be the big winners Saturday Evening August 13th during the 2015 / 2016 ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARDS held at the lovely and charming Bratcher House in Northridge. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

Morton Schindel, Founder Of Weston Woods Studios, Dies At Age 98
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

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Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Meets Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward with 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces that the company has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $85,000, allowing the 2016-17 season to go forward as planned. Another $65,000 of fundraising is targeted to facilitate planning and executing the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Theatre Jezebel Sets Production of TAUT AND TOUGH-MINDED at Tron Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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GOODNIGHT MOON, PRANCER, THUMBELINA and More Set for Rose Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Rose Theater will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 2, 2016, with the opening of Goodnight Moon, a musical featuring the classic children's book by the same name. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

While the producers remain coy regarding an opening date and theater for the production, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports today that sources say they have a Shubert theater lined up. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Diane Lane for THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Still Cast Shadow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Although Scott Rudin withdrew as a producer from the musical adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY earlier this summer, The New York Times reports that following a successful debut at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show will still be transferring to Broadway as planned. (more...)

Third Season of AUDIENCE Network's Acclaimed Series FULL CIRCLE to Premiere 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

AT&T* will launch the 3 rd season of the critically acclaimed series, FULL CIRCLE on Sept. 7, 2016, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The 10 half-hour episodes will be available exclusively on AUDIENCENetwork on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. (more...)

GuideStar Launches State-of-the-Art Nonprofit Search
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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The Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. 90028. (more...)

Eye on India Chicago Sets Lineup for 6th Annual Cultural Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Eye on India Chicago proudly presents the 6th Annual festival of contemporary and traditional Indian culture from across Chicago and around the world, Sept. 15 to Oct. 2. (more...)

Cast Announced For Nuffield Theatre's DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Sam Hodges, Director of Nuffield Theatre, today announces the cast for his world premiere production of Nick Dear's new play DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON, which investigates the relationship between William Shakespeare and the 3rd Earl of Southampton. Tom McKay plays Shakespeare and Tom Rhys-Harries plays Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The production opens on 20 September, with previews from 9 September, runs until 8 October. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, its glorious idiosyncrasies. (more...)

BWW TV: Chekhov is Back on Broadway with THE CHERRY ORCHARD- Meet Diane Lane & the Rest of the Cast!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 17, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Single tickets are on sale now for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open November 4 and 6 with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen, followed by productions of Leoš Jana?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on April 28 and 30. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

All-female Team Uses New Play to Explore Children's Grief and Trauma at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Diane Lane & the Company of Roundabout Theatre Company's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Wilbury Group Makes America Great Again with p[remiere of UI [oo-ey]
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Breaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced today that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film. Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin Thursday, October 27 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Aug 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre presents Harold Pinter's THE ROOM, September 29 – November 13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A Red Orchid Theatre begins its 2016-2017 Season with The Room by Harold Pinter, directed by Ensemble Member Dadoand featuring Ensemble Members Kirsten Fitzgerald and Mierka Girten. The Room runs September 29 - November 13, 2016. The press opening is October 3 at 7 p.m. at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells Street. Single tickets for The Room go on sale August 29, 2016 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (312) 943-8722; or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org. (more...)

Craig Bierko Will Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Craig Bierko will join the cast of the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

2016-17 Programming Expands the Chorus' Pioneering Role as a Powerful Lead Performer, a Bold Commissioner of New Music and a Producer of Innovative Stage Works. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music Man
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Johanna Allen sings THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Stormy Weather, The Man That Got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for My Baby, Paper Moon and Somewhere Over the Rainbow… enjoy hit after hit by Harold Arlen in Johanna Allen's The Songs That Got Away at Glen Street Theatre. (more...)

SILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus has announced that Silent Voices, a multimedia, multi-composer stage work conceived, co-commissioned, produced and performed by the Chorus, will be the centerpiece of the Chorus' 25th anniversary season. (more...)

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