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Unbubblievable! GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW Celebrates 10 Years in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

New York's GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, with over 3,500 performances and seen by over half a million people, will enter its 10th year on February 15th at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents the World Premiere of HER AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its Solo Celebration! Series with the world premiere of Brett Neveu's haunting drama HER AMERICA (formerly titled MISS AMERICA), starring veteran Chicago and Broadway actress Kate Buddeke and directed by Linda Gillum. HER AMERICA will play January 6 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Bring It On star Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lauren' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016.   (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
by - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Wednesday, January 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 10, 2017! (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey returns to host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'I Don't Need A Roof' from BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the sixth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, featuring 'I Don't Need A Roof' from the musical BIG FISH, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (multi-award winner, including Emmy, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk Awards; Grammy, and Tony nominations for The Wild Party, The Addams Family, I Am Harvey Milk). Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Today, January 10, 2017
by - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC on today, January 10, 2017! (more...)

The British Are Coming to LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

A British Invasion is headed for the Jersey Shore to help LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, fight the global battle against Parkinson's Disease with special concerts headlined by guitar god Albert Lee and legendary producer-performer-executive Peter Asher; a special guest appearance by Badfinger original Joey Molland; the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, and a fully orchestrated 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' recreation saluting the late vocal great Joe Cocker. (more...)

An American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Broadway's Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel.   (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Becky Ann Baker, Kristolyn Lloyd, Steven Pasquale and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held this year at Tao Downtown in New York City (92 Ninth Avenue) on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

ASSASSINS to Open Lyric Theatre's 2017 Season with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lyric Theatre will open its 2017 season next month at the Plaza Theatre with the powerful Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at the Eccles is Bold and Heartfelt
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 18, 2017

The new Eccles Theater is currently serving as the temporary home for the national tour of KINKY BOOTS--a heartfelt exploration of family and friendship. With a Tony-winning pop score, performances bolstered by emotional strength and bravery, and design that is both subtle and bold, this is an unusual show that really works. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents the Chicago Premiere of CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Sydney Festival Opens to Great Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Sydney Festival has taken over the city in a celebration of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more. Over three weeks, Sydney Festival brings the harbour city to life from January 7-29. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - Jan 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before THE LION KING's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a musical. (more...)

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Comedian and actor Gary Owen will come to The Orleans Showroom on March 3-4. (more...)

Colleen Kollar Smith Named as Managing Director of Moonlight Stage Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Vista native Colleen Kollar Smith, who received her earliest theatre experience and training on the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, has been named as Managing Director of the City of Vista's Moonlight Stage Productions effective February 8, 2017. Kollar Smith will oversee Moonlight's business and administrative functions and work in concert with Producing Artistic Director Steven Glaudini to shape the vision and future of the company and its seasons. Kollar Smith replaces longtime Managing Director Daniel Kays, who in November accepted a position in Northern California. (more...)

BLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This February, Goodman Theatre has joined citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its "Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond" series of events. (more...)

Sheena Metal Introduces I AM RAISING THE VIBRATION OF THE NATION (AND THE WORLD)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Sheena Metal, an entertainment icon who has anchored numerous radio shows for over 20 years in Los Angeles and was named one of Talkers Magazine's Frontier Fifty (an exclusive selection of outstanding talk media webcasters) has founded I Am Raising the Vibration of the Nation (and the World), a new peace movement in response to the division and distress across the country since last November's presidential election. Along with a new radio program and blog, Metal will be inaugurating Facebook Live video posts and YouTube segments. There will also be a monthly event at the Filmmakers Gallery in Long Beach, CA. The radio program made its debut on Monday, January 9 and will air every Monday night from 7-9pm PT. The website is now live and the blog will follow later this month. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre For Kids Meows Onstage with GARFIELD: THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Audiences of all ages will love Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of GARFIELD: The Musical With Cattitude. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, January 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, January 16, 2017! (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Guests to Celebrate Demi Lovato at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. In his all new show Tim Realbuto: Made of Glass, Realbuto and friends will sing the tunes of pop superstar Demi Lovato. But don't expect to hear your favorite typical arrangements. Realbuto, longtime musical director Julianne B. Merrill, and 'Ghostlight' collaborator Matthew Martin will arrange many of Ms. Lovato's greatest hits to sound more jazzy and Broadway in style (although many of Lovato's classics will remain the same). (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company to Start 2017 with THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award- winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, whichhas been inspiring and delighting generations of children for over 100 years. (more...)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Exhibition to Open Next Month at Robert Mann Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birds of a Feather will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery from February 9 - March 18, 2017.  (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces New Adult Classes For Winter and Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is rounding out its 2016-2017 educational program with a new series of adult classes. The classes run on selected Monday nights from January 23 to May 15 at 6:30-8:00 at CSC's current home theater at 719 Race St, and will be taught by members of the CSC's Resident Ensemble. There is something for everyone, with class topics ranging from the playful, such as Theatre Games, Improv, and Period Dance, to the more widely applicable, including Voice for Life and Movement for Life. (more...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre invites you to its most magnificent fundraising event of the year: the Theatre's annual gala, Everything's Coming Up Roses! (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Look Listen Joins Growing U.S. Roster of Selligent Agency Partners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Comedian Benji Brown Takes the Stage at Access Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

???????Stand-up comic Benji Brown will bring the laughs to Access Showroom on Saturday, Feb. 25. (more...)

Casting Announced for 10th Anniversary Tour of DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical returns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical. The show opens at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25th January before embarking on a nationwide tour. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Saturday, January 14, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 14, 2017! (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Announces Publication of REVERSE SHOT Book on Martin Scorcese January Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image will publish the tome Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema, a Reverse Shot. To celebrate the book's release the Museum of the Moving image is hosting a week of events. See the full schedule below:  (more...)

Jake Clemons on Double Birthday Duty for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST; 'Bob's Birthday Bash' Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

With special appearances scheduled for tonight in New York City and Saturdayhere in Asbury Park, the Jake Clemons Band is officially on the Birthday Beat as a participant in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, as the 17th anniversary kicks into high gear this week in the global battle to defeat Parkinson's Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music. (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Sari Schorr and The Engine Room Announce 2017 UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Following the September 2016 of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room's critically acclaimed debut album 'A Force of Nature” featuring guest performances from Walter Trout and Oli Brown, Sari is pleased to announce her upcoming 2017 UK Tour dates. (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

FUN HOME Star Beth Malone to Perform at St. Louis Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????Beth Malone, who created the role of "Alison" in the 2015 Tony Award winning Best Musical Fun Home, will perform at the 26th annual St. Louis Arts Awards on Mon., Jan. 23, at the Chase Park Plaza. For her work in Fun Home, Malone received a Tony Award nomination as Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

Short Plays by Robert Patrick Showcased in HI-FI, WI-FI, SCI-FI at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

A series of short plays by Robert Patrick - author of the forward-thinking dramas CAMERA OBSCURA and ALL IN THE MIND, minimalist works from the 1960s and 1970s that questioned the future and presciently foreshadowed the cyber web we live in today - will be presented together as an evening-length work that immerses the viewer in technologies that were science fiction when the plays were originally written. (more...)

Peggy Richardson Announces PARADISE SHARED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Peggy Richardson, a retired real estate agent, and mother, has completed her new book 'Paradise Shared': a gripping and potent story of compassion, healing, and faith in God. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Will Bring New Concert 'Made Of Glass' To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

Classical Theatre Company Presents THE GHOST SONATA by August Strindberg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Following 2012's production of Miss Julie, Classical Theatre Company will produce its second play by the Swedish great August Strindberg in The Ghost Sonata. This dark examination of family was originally produced in 1908 and has disturbed audiences ever since. "Strindberg had a very unhappy family life - particularly his childhood. This play was his attempt to exorcise those ghosts through this supernatural drama," says CTC chief John Johnston. "We're excited to bring this rarely produced play to our Houston audiences. We've done a good job over the years in exposing our audiences to age-old plays that they've never seen on stage before. Most theatergoers are familiar with his other plays like Miss Julie, The Father, or A Dream Play, but The Ghost Sonata was his last great play, and perhaps his most overlooked." (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Awards Winners Announced - Chris Manetakis, BJ Markus, NEXT TO NORMAL and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rockland/Westchester winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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