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Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, May 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 14, 2016! (more...)

Fred Grandy Replaces Charles Shaughnessy in CT Rep's 'HOW TO SUCCEED'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces a change in the casting for their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the musical comedy by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. (more...)

1812 Productions to Offer Spanish-Captioned Performance of I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In an effort to open its doors to a wider audience, 1812 Productions is pleased to announce its first-ever Spanish-captioned performance. This captioned performance will take place during the current run of 1812 Productions' world premiere comedy, I Will Not Go Gently, on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30pm at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street, in Philadelphia. (more...)

The Habitat to Present HARRY & THE THIEF at the Robert Moss Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Habitat presents HARRY & THE THIEF, written by Sigrid Gilmer and directed by Katie Lindsay, running May 19 - June 4 at the Robert Moss Theater. Travel back in time. Find Harriet Tubman. Don't fuck it up. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Josh Young & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Prospect Theater Company has announced the line-up for its 2016 annual gala, a 'Skyline Celebration' at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Singer Pat Whiteman and Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Harriet Schock to Perform at E-Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Versatile and popular singer Pat Whiteman and Grammy-nominated songwriter and recording artist Harriet Schock will debut a new show on Thursday, May 19 at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City. Gary Lynn Floyd will serve as special guest along with a substantial band including Joe Lamanno on bass, Jennifer Richardson on cello, Andrea Ross-Green and Barbara Shane on background vocals, Scott Breadman on percussion, Kelly De Sarla on flute and Brad Blaisdell on harmonica. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Simic declared Special Guest Poet for the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Susan Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, announced that Charles Simic, former United States Poet Laureate (2007-2008) and 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner, will serve as Special Guest Poet at the 13th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will be held next January 16-21 at Old School Square in Delray Beach. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New York. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Present HISTORY LIT at the Pasadena Museum of History
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director  Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced their newest immersive theatre event -  HISTORY LIT: A Festival Of Timeless Stories (July 9-31, 2016) at the Pasadena Museum of History. Unlike it's award-winning cousin Wicked Lit, HISTORY LIT will present stage adaptations of timeless literature that reflect history in creative ways (and not Gothic tales of classical horror).  (more...)

BWW Review: Singer PAT WHITEMAN and Composer HARRIET SCHOCK Make a Dream Team in the E-Spot Lounge at Vitello's
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2016

On Thursday May 19 consummate singer Pat Whiteman presented An Evening of Pat Whiteman & Grammy nominated songwriter Harriet Schock at the E Spot Lounge at Vitello's in Studio City to a sold-out house of arduous music lovers. Although not as well known as the others, Harriet Schock has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. Her pop songs are that good, for example 'Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady' which gave Helen Reddy a great big hit back in the 70s. Who better to interpret her incisive emotional messages than virtuoso Pat Whiteman? The evening was a divine songfest of original material with a 6-piece band, including Schock at the piano and electronic keyboard, and two backup singers. There were also special guests: Gary Lynn Floyd, who has an uber expressive singing style perfect for Schock's music...and movie composer Misha Segal who co-wrote the gorgeous 'First Time on a Ferris Wheel' with Schock. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews Original Series ANOTHER PERIOD for Third Season
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Listen up peasants! The original ballers are back and here to stay. Comedy Central's turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series, “Another Period,” has been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. (more...)

AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces it is the recipient of several recent grants to support the creation of new operas in partnership with various producing organizations. (more...)

West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON Now Booking Into October 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show's West End run past the two year mark. (more...)

BWW Review: It's a Pleasure Getting to Know Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by Rachel Weinberg - May 2, 2016

Under the direction of Lee Blakeley at Lyric Opera (who originally staged this production for Paris's Theatre du Chatelet in 2014), Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical THE KING AND I is heightened to the lavish and beautiful spectacle it deserves. This story of British school teacher Anna Leonowens who arrives in Siam to instruct the many children of the King has moments of sweeping grandiosity but also many of emotional intimacy-the Lyric's production makes the full emotional arc a delight to watch. Visually, the creative team captures every inch of the musical's opulence. Sue Blane's costume designs are breathtakingly elaborate and incorporate an inspiring display of color; Anna's magnificent hoop skirts are definitely a highlight. Jean-March Puissant's set design also captures the grandiosity of a royal palace with many intricate details, while also giving the performers the space they need to execute Peggy Hickey's choreography, and Rick Fisher's lighting adds to the decadent atmosphere. (more...)

Rose Art Museum Launches Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of The Rose Art Museum, has announced the Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund, designed to discover promising artists, and the acquisition of the fund's first work, American painter David Schutter's “MMA 636 a2.” (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Lupita Nyong'o & David Oyelowo Star in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, will hit theaters on September 23, 2016. Below, check out the film's official trailer. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND - Tamara Tunie, Lynda Gravatt, Brenda Pressley and More; 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Acting Company's (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) 2016 John McDonald Salon Series will conclude with a reading of acclaimed writer Marcus Gardley's The House that Will Not Stand on Monday, May 16th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette), New York, NY 10012. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. For tickets, visit www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the midwest premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. The production, directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon, runs April 22 - May 28, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Star in 'HOW TO SUCCEED' at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the musical comedy by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, How to Succeed…kicks off the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series starring Emmy Award Winner Charles Shaughnessy as JB Biggley alongside Broadway's Riley Costello as J. Pierpont Finch.  Performances of How To Succeed…  will begin on June 2, 2016 and continue through June 12, 2016 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.  Subscriptions are currently on sale, single tickets go on sale April 20 at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2016/17 season: The Burials, a new play by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Erica Weiss; and a world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's critically acclaimed novel, Monster, adapted by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Aaron Carter and directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2016/17 season explores the question, When we stick to our guns, who pays the price? (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

40th Annual Carbonell Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Les Miserables, the inspiring musical about class struggle set against the backdrop of revolution, and Daniel's Husband, a powerful new play about the importance of marriage equality, took their respective places in South Florida theatrical history as Best Musical and Best Play on Monday, April 4th when the winners of the 40th annual Carbonell Awards were announced in a lavish ceremony at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED Set for Raue Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Celebrate the life and music of musician Ricky Nelson at Raue Center at 8 p.m. on May 21, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

WGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

WGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. 'Underground' was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of British Comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey will head an all-star cast in the staged reading of the beloved British comedy, Lettice and Lovage, a benefit for The Acting Company, to be held one night only, Monday, June 13, at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, it was announced this afternoon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has staged Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics byEric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Prince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 April 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event -- SHAKESPEARE LIVE! (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

Glimmer Glass Festival's Premiere of New Jeanine Tesori Work Among OPERA America's Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

? OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Discovery Grants and Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Official: Hamilton to Remain on $10 Bill; Harriet Tubman to Replace Jackson on $20
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In addition to thanking Lin-Manuel Miranda for giving us Broadway's smash hit HAMILTON, Americans should be grateful that he has also sparked a lively debate over which historical figures from U.S. history deserve their face on our official currency. (more...)

BWW Review: HAY FEVER Is A Hilarious Look At When Bohemia Meets High Society
by Jade Kops - Apr 17, 2016

Imara Savage's (Director) staging of Noel Coward's HAY FEVER for Sydney Theatre Company proves the farcical comedy of manners, written in 1925, is truly timeless. (more...)

Gabriel Ebert, Michael Urie & More Set for The Acting Company's Reading of Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Acting Company will continue its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy An Ideal Husband on Monday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. The performance is sold out. For waitlist information, call (212) 258-3111 or visit www.theactingcompany.org.  (more...)

Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Chris Macdonald
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Sophie Raworth (BBC News) presented Chris Macdonald with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Guildhall yesterday evening. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Brooks Macdonald, the company set up by Mr Macdonald. (more...)

Violinist Gareth Johnson Set for Kretzer Piano Music's MUSIC FOR THE MIND Series, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

 The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return next week with Classical Quest performed by acclaimed violinist Gareth Johnson. Dr. Robin Arrigo will accompany him on the piano for an unforgettable night of music performed by two charismatic and energetic musicians. The concert will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery. (more...)

SPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: CULTURE & COCKTAILS at The Colony Closes Season with 4 Talented Pianists, 120 Fans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that this season's final CULTURE & COCKTAILS event attracted more than 120 people to The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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