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BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Make Memphis Premiere at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL welcomed Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

The Factory Theater presents BORN READY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of Born Ready. Written by Stacie Barra and directed by Wm. Bullion, Born Ready runs March 17 - April 29 at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Previews are Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

Breaking News: Abby Mueller Is Broadway's Next Carole King; Chilina Kennedy Will Take BEAUTIFUL to Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Abby Mueller will play the title role in the Broadway company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning March 7, 2017. Mueller, who originated the role in the first national tour of Beautiful, will be taking over for Broadway's current 'Carole,' Chilina Kennedy, while Kennedy heads to her hometown to headline the show at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theater from June 27 - August 20, 2017. Kennedy will be joined in the Toronto production by Liam Tobin, who originated the role of 'Gerry Goffin' on tour. Kennedy will return to the Broadway production following the Toronto run of Beautiful. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Life Achievement Honoree Mary Tyler Moore
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Mary Tyler Moore, who died today at the age of 80. Moore, best known for her role as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was the 48th Life Achievement recipient and accepted the honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012. (more...)

Cast Complete for Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the complete cast for Hir, a Chicago premiere by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. (more...)

JAG Productions Explores Race & Heritage at JAGFEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 - 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. (more...)

Chicago Dancers United Announces Leadership News
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, announces changes to its administrative and board leadership and the date for its 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago benefit performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University: August 19, 2017. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo to Star as Harriet Tubman in Upcoming Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Tony award winner Cynthia Erivo will take on the role of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the upcoming Macro/New Balloon film Harriet. (more...)

British Science Week, School Tours, Panels, Workshops and More Set for National Theatre's Learning Programs This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The National Theatre is opening up theatre with inspiring projects for schools, young people, and families and a wide range of events for adults. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Kisha Bundridge of BEYOND THE OAK TREES at Crossroads Theatre 2/16-2/26
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 7, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright Kisha Bundridge of 'Beyond the Oak Trees' Directed by the theatre's Producing Artistic director, Marshall Jones III, the show will be on the New Brunswick stage from February 16th to February 26th. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Headlines 4th Wall Theatre's Inaugural Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads:  Women's Voices.  Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event.  The five plays, which are new to Houston audiences and range from insightful comedies to hard-hitting dramas, will be read twice over the 10-day festival with each reading to be followed by moderated talk-backs.  All general admission tickets are Pay What You Can, with a limited number of reserved seats available for advance purchase.   (more...)

Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA at Palace Theater
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 6, 2017

You may think you know the story of CINDERELLA, but when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. This updated version which recently closed an award-winning debut on Broadway will take the stage in Waterbury for four performances February 24 - 26. Playing the evil stepmother, Madame, will be Connecticut native, Sarah Primmer. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sarah and learning about her experience with this magical musical. (more...)

Drama Book Shop Welcomes Back Dame Harriet Walter for Discussion on Her New Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome back Dame Harriet Walter for a discussion about her new book, Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women, on Monday, February 6th at 5:00PM. Walter will sit down with theatre critic and historian David Finkel for an intimate conversation about tackling some of the Bard's greatest roles, and her latest theatrical adventure at St. Ann's Warehouse. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. Copies of the new title, published by Nick Hern Books, will be available for purchase ($26.95). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

Ricky Nelson Remembered: featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson Come to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound.  On New Year's Eve 1986, Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to a performance, leaving behind a musical legacy that includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits.  On Thursday, April 13th at 8 p.m., Ricky Nelson's twin sons; multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, will relive the music and memories of their father at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Ricky Nelson Remembered Featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson - part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity.  (more...)

Daly Siblings to Make First Stage Appearance in DOWNSTAIRS at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage.  (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Lane Moore, Janelle James, Marlena Rodriguez and More Set for STAND UP AGAINST RAPE at Littlefield
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Friday, March 3rd at 8:00pm at Littlefield in Brooklyn, F*ck Rape Culture will present STAND UP AGAINST RAPE, a fundraiser for the Committee to Recall Judge Aaron Persky, formed in response to the Brock Turner rape case at Stanford University. (more...)

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL Announces Full 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a number of free outdoor events across the festival. For the full festival programme, please visit www.nnfestival.org.uk. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Explores the Life of Golda Meir with GOLDA'S BALCONY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Golda's Balcony, March 25-April 16, 2017 in the Mainstage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

BWW Review: BEYOND THE OAK TREES at Crossroads Theatre is Exceptional Drama
by Patrick Kennedy - Feb 21, 2017

See 'Beyond the Oak Trees' now at Crossroads Theatre through February 26th. Written by Kisha Bundridge and directed by Marshall Jones III, it is an exceptional World Premiere play. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

World Premiere of BEYOND THE OAK TREES Celebrates Harriet Tubman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Past and present, history and a touch of fantasy converge on stage in the world premiere of Beyond the Oak Trees, by Kisha Bundridge, at Crossroads Theatre Company Feb. 16-26. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Kaminski Auctions Features Asian Items from The Travis Brock Collection
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

On January 15th, Kaminski Auctions will hold a two-session auction beginning with an array of fine Asian items from The Travis Brock Collection of Monochrome Ceramics of Bethesda, Maryland. The collection was acquired in Derbyshire, England in 1972. Highlights include a fine Chinese 'Langyao' vase, with a lustrous red glaze with an under glazed Kangxi seal of the period, valued at $3,000-$4,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at Sheffield Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

JC Fridays Celebrates the Holiday Season with A Full Lineup of Arts Events Taking Place Across Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Spring is coming, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 39 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, March 3, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Evan Todd to Join Broadway's BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin' Opposite Abby Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that stage and screen favorite Evan Todd will join the cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on March 7, 2017. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Know Theatre Welcomes You Into the Labyrinth with HEAVIER THAN...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Know Theatre's 19th Season continues with a strange account of the minotaur in the Labyrinth: (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed's 2017 Season, Featuring RAGS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the six superb musicals during Goodspeed's upcoming 2017 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season, so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday, offering great deals on these six highly anticipated musicals. (more...)

HORRIBLE HARRIET at Glen Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????Look out! Here comes HORRIBLE Harriet. She's wicked, wild and wonderful! (more...)

IBM, Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics Partner to Fuel the Next Generation of Internet of Things Startups
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Jewish Museum Presents Charlemagne Palestine Concert, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Jewish Museum will present visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine in concert at The Church of the Heavenly Rest on Thursday, March 16, at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from Paramount's Bold and Bloody SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2017

bloody well everyone needs to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Click below to watch scenes from the show! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Berman Announces Michigan Five University Dance Teams to Perform Together in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Michigan Five highlights the most outstanding and creative dance talent from colleges and universities throughout the state. This dynamic performance celebrates the outstanding dancers of Michigan's colleges and universities, directed by the world's finest choreographers. Michigan Five dances into The Berman at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017. (more...)

Simpatico Theatre Announces Full Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Simpatico Theatre, under the leadership of Allen Radway (Producing Artistic Director) and Christine Bater (Managing Director) is excited to announce casting for our upcoming season, which includes IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok and HIR by Taylor Mac.  (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Celebrates Second Birthday in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Last night (9 February 2016) was Carole King's birthday and at the Aldwych Theatre the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winningBeautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated its second birthday in the West End.  (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents February Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in February with a lecture by guest curator Esther da Costa Meyer on Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, and a concert by the low string quartet Bonjour.  (more...)

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