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BWW Interview: Leah Harvey On Joining The All-female SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by Marianka Swain - Sep 30, 2016

Leah Harvey has just graduated from LAMDA, and is now making her professional debut in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy: three plays staged in a 13-week repertory season at King's Cross Theatre. The Tempest is currently playing, with Julius Caesar beginning on 27 October and Henry IV on 17 November. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Avoids Catastrophe, but Hasn't Yet Found the Cure
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 30, 2016

“Catastrophe And The Cure”—The second episode of season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY aired last night, and the show continues to move each plot forward in interesting ways—Alex continues to face the repercussions of his assault on Deluca—personally, professionally, and legally; Both Jo and Deluca also have to face the emotional and professional fallout of Alex's actions; the Meredith/Maggie/Riggs love triangle continues its slow and awkward burn toward inevitable hurt feelings—even though Meredith somehow seems to think that this is avoidable; Jackson and April work to figure out the whole parenting-while-divorced-and-while-mom-is-recovering-from-surgery thing; and Owen and Amelia adapt to being married and therefore kind of needing to communicate with each other—a skill at which this couple has always fluctuated from being awful to amazing. Those fluctuations continued last night. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Headline The Acting Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Liz Callaway, the Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist is set to perform as part of The Acting Company's annual gala. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, almost 50 years before women won the right to vote. She also became the first woman to own a Wall Street brokerage and the first woman to testify before a congressional committee, fighting for women's suffrage. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents VICTORIA WOODHULL - a Play About the First Woman to Run for Prez
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, almost 50 years before women won the right to vote. She also became the first woman to own a Wall Street brokerage and the first woman to testify before a congressional committee, fighting for women's suffrage. (more...)

Elena Kritter to Star as First Woman to Run for President in VICTORIA WOODHULL at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Theater for New City and the Textile Co.'s production of 'Victoria Woodhull' has cast Elena Kritter in the lead of this play about the first woman to run president of the United States long before women had the right to vote. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

EMH Productions in Association with Atim Udoffia Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theatre on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with Co-Producer Atim Udoffia for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento's Anthony D'Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film adaptation received an Oscar nomination.  (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Andrew Upton's new adaptation for Sydney Theatre Company of the 1907 French farce, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, is realised in all its clockwork-precision by the creative team behind STC's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: director Simon Phillips, designer Gabriela Tylesova and lighting designer Nick Schlieper. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 31 October to 17 December (opening 4 November 2016). (more...)

BWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Trophy, Pennant, Belt, and Title
by Katricia Lang - Sep 27, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is a genuinely moving sports film directed by Mira Nair, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, and introducing Madina Nalwanga, who plays real life underdog and chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti, the SOMETHING ROTTEN Star Encounters the Deity
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 27, 2016

The SOMETHING ROTTEN star discusses his show as well as his visit with the Supreme Being (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 24, 2016

GREY'S ANATOMY's 13th Season premiered Thursday night and it picked up right where it left off in the May finale. The episode is titled 'Undo' and is Directed by Debbie Allen (a Broadway alum and BWW fav!) and written by William Harper. Is Deluca alright? Did Alex face the consequences of his actions? Read to find out! (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Welcome Back IN YOUR FACE NEW YORK with Roz Chast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back In Your Face New York, the new episodic live show and podcast that aims to capture the city's energy through sketches, songs and monologues by an array of New York artists and writers, for a new edition on October 23. (more...)

Jim James Shares 'Same Old Lie' + Pre-order and Tour Tickets On-Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James' new music is a call to action. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre for two weeks from October 19 - 30. To purchase tickets, visit and, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE ROADS TO HOME
by Ken Fallin - Oct 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Harriet Harris, Rebecca Brooksher and Hallie Foote in Primary Stages' THE ROADS TO HOME. (more...)

The Players of Club of Swarthmore Children's Series Presents HARRIET'S HALLOWEEN CANDY, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Players of Club of Swarthmore Children's Series presents Harriet's Halloween Candy opening October 15th on Raymond W. Smith Stage. (more...)

The Studio Presents SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, his brilliant foray into bloodlust and revenge, opens for an intimately terrifying and darkly humorous re-telling in the Studio Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens its 2016-17 Season with KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's King Lear. Associate Artistic Director Dale AJ Rose will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 6ththrough October 16th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Horton Foote's THE ROADS TO HOME
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 6, 2016

Horton Foote's The Roads To Home opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Broadwayworld was there for the festivities.  The Roads To Home is a Primary Stages production in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy. It's run has been extended throughSunday, November 27, 2016. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Make KC Area Debut at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) continues its 2016-2017 season with the Kansas City area premiere of the British comedy One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean and directed by Rick Bumgardner, beginning October 14. (more...)

Debunked! No Closing Planned for BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Despite a recent report in Time Out New York- which stated that Beautiful would play its final performance this December- BroadwayWorld has learned that the show has no plans to leave Broadway anytime soon.  (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Presents THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with resplendent works by three of England's finest composers. William Walton wrote Crown Imperial: Coronation March for the crowning of Edward VIII in May 1937. When Edward VIII abdicated, the work was instead performed for his younger brother, George VI. Vaughan Williams wrote his Piano Concerto in C for pianist Harriet Cohen. Performed with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra by guest soloist Cristina Valdes, this virtuosic concerto pays homage to Bach while also expressing a percussive and exuberant energy. The program concludes with Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations in which each variation is inspired by and dedicated to Elgar's friends or loved ones. (more...)

Reynolds Center Announces 2016 Barlett & Steele Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


Horton Foote's THE ROADS TO HOME Extends at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy, has announced an extension for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

John Legend to Guest Star on New Season of WGN America's UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner and ten-time Grammy Award(R) winning singer-songwriter John Legend will guest star in the highly anticipated second season of UNDERGROUND, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, it was announced today by WGN America. (more...)

THE GARDEN OF RIKKI TIKKI TAVI Set for B Street Theatre's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

B Street Theatre is thrilled to kick-off our 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season with Y York's adaptation of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Based off of the popular short-story by Ruyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi leaps onto the B Street stage this fall. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016


Aerialtronics Commercial Drones Give IBM Watson Internet of Things a Bird's Eye View
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016


Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, October 20, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 20, 2016! (more...)

The Drama League Sets Eligibility Cut-Offs, Ceremony Date for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Harriet Thorpe On THE DRESSER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 3, 2016

Harriet Thorpe's diverse career ranges from hit musicals Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia! and Crazy For You to Absolutely Fabulous and extensive work with the National. She's currently starring in The Dresser, alongside Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith, which begins previews at Duke of York's Theatre on 5 October. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's REPRISE Returns from Acclaimed Scotland Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), kicked off the National Theater of Scotland's Home Away Festival on Saturday, October 8th, to standing ovations and great acclaim. (more...)

First IBM Watson Education App for iPad Delivers Personalized Learning for K-12 Teachers and Students
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present NUEVO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Nuevo California to open its Studio Works Series for the 2016-2017 season. CRT Guest Artist Richard Ruiz, who directed last season's acclaimed performance of Monty Python's Spamalot will direct.  Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre from October 27th through November 6th, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Cicely Tyson, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Primary Stages hosted its 2016 Gala celebrating the Horton Foote Centennial last night, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm at 583 Park Avenue. The even twas chaired by CharLes Davis, HAllie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson, and featured performances and tributes by Elizabeth Ashley, Harriet Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, Estelle Parsons (pictured, left) and Molly Ringwald. Honorary co-chairs for the event include Matthew Broderick, Robert and Luciana Duvall, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/17/2016 - Broadway Comes Together for Hillary and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 17, 2016

Today's big news: The who's who of Broadway take the stage in STRONGER TOGETHER for Hillary Clinton and more! (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Continues To Excel At Nuanced Relationships
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 14, 2016

Season 13, Episode 4 of GREY'S ANATOMY is titled “Falling Slowly”—All episodes are named after songs and this song happens to be from Tony Award Winning musical, ONCE. Considering I am a recapper for Broadway World, you can probably imagine that this pleased me! This is not the first time that the writer of this episode, Jen Klein borrowed a title from a Broadway song! She also penned last season's “There's a Fine Fine Line”! Klein, Director Victoria Mahoney, and the ever-talented ensemble cast have created yet another episode that does what GREY'S does best...It tugs at your heart strings while simultaneously making you laugh. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DRESSER, Duke of York's Theatre, 13 October 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 14, 2016

In the theatre it is well known that; no matter what, the show must go on. This sentiment has rarely been portrayed so poignantly as it is in Ronald Harwood's Olivier award-nominated play The Dresser. First performed in 1980, the play returns to the West End in a fabulous revival of the tragic comedy that delves into the psyche of an actor well past his prime. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Both Sides Now' Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC titled 'Both Sides Now' - Meredith and Bailey are at odds when both of their patients need a liver transplant, Owen seeks help from the other doctors when he is charged with babysitting baby Harriet for the day (more...)

Patricia Richel Pens 'Patsy the Seagull's Return to Happiness Lake'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Patricia Richel, a retired nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, and dedicated children's author, has completed her new book, 'Patsy the Seagull's Return to Happiness Lake': a fun and moving work about friendship, acceptance and forgiveness. This book was illustrated by the author's 12-year-old granddaughter and will be loved by adults and children alike! (more...)

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Crossroads is a Theatrical Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 13, 2016

'Single Black Female' is now on the Crossroads Theatre company Stage through October 23rd. Written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, this play is a theatrical gem. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that Lisa Portes is the recipient of the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in the theatre. The award heralds accomplishment to date and promise for the future, artistic vision, and deep commitment to a region outside of New York. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to the individual recipient. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in THE DRESSER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 11, 2016

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in a prestigious revival of Ronald Harwood's THE DRESSER. The production, which also features Harriet Thorpe and Selina Cadell, is currently in previews at the Duke of York's Theatre, running until 14 January, 2017. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

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