BWW Reviews:  THREE DAYS TO SEE Stages the Writings of Helen KellerBWW Reviews: THREE DAYS TO SEE Stages the Writings of Helen Keller
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2015

Transport Group's new theatre piece has a seven member ensemble portraying the famous deafblind woman. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the HighlineJay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the Highline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two.  (more...)

AstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This FallAstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2015 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced six acting award winners. (more...)

J.L. Williams to Star in Tap Soul Productions Revue in NovemberJ.L. Williams to Star in Tap Soul Productions Revue in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Tap Soul Productions will present 'Show Me the TAP...Show Me the SOUL!” an original tap dance and soul music revue, opening “Black Friday” weekend November 27th thru November 29th, 2015 at the Hudson Guild Theatre 441 west 26th Street New York, NY 10001. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

THE ENGAYGEMENT Heads to the Met Room, 8/14, 8/19 & 9/9THE ENGAYGEMENT Heads to the Met Room, 8/14, 8/19 & 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

'The EnGAYgement', starring David Auxier with Seph Stanek, is set for The Metropolitan Room, August 14 at 9:30 p.m., August 19 at 7 p.m. and September 9 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

HAPPY50ISH! Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This WeekHAPPY50ISH! Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

HAPPY50ish! the hit musical comedy that opened to rave reviews will perform with the casts of Matilda, On The Town, Les Miserables and The Fantasticks at Broadway in Bryant Park on Thursday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. on the Lawn. The event is being presented by 106.7 Lite FM and will be hosted by radio personality Helen Little and the cast of Perfect Crime. (more...)

BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**
by Jade Kops - Jul 26, 2015

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS ***THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED LIVE ON MONDAY 27TH JULY 2015*** (more...)

HAPPY 50ISH Opens Sunday, July 26th Off BroadwayHAPPY 50ISH Opens Sunday, July 26th Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

HAPPY50ish! the new musical comedy, will open Off Broadway at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Theatre Row on Sunday, July 26th. (more...)

VIDEO: Got HAMILTON? Laura Benanti, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and More Test Their US History Knowledge with Susan BlackwellVIDEO: Got HAMILTON? Laura Benanti, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and More Test Their US History Knowledge with Susan Blackwell
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Susan Blackwell is at it again with Part 2 of the #GotHamilton History Quiz! So, how did George Takei, Helen Mirren, Tituss Burgess, Laura Benanti, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the gang do? Check out the video below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/25/2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/25/2015. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONELos Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th Anniversary Season with a surrealistic comedy that confronts our assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl opens on September 3rd and runs through September 27th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Helen Wicker Shares THE WISDOM OF LIFEHelen Wicker Shares THE WISDOM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Victorian Opera Commemorates ANZAC 100 in REMEMBRANCE Opera, Aug. 13Victorian Opera Commemorates ANZAC 100 in REMEMBRANCE Opera, Aug. 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Wartime music, poetry and archival photography are central to Remembrance, Victorian Opera's new work commemorating the ANZAC centenary. Acclaimed performer David Hobson, Victorian Opera's young artists and a community choir chorus of 100 singers join for one performance at Hamer Hall on Thursday 13 August before touring regional Victoria. (more...)

Customer Contact Expo Looks to the Future With eCommerce Expo PartnershipCustomer Contact Expo Looks to the Future With eCommerce Expo Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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NORTHERN SOUL to Hit Theaters This FallNORTHERN SOUL to Hit Theaters This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that they have acquired US theatrical, VOD and DVD rights to the gritty and soul music-packed NORTHERN SOUL. (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Receives R.K. Laros Foundation Matching GrantTouchstone Theatre Receives R.K. Laros Foundation Matching Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The South Side's Touchstone Theatre celebrates the coming of their 35th anniversary season with the fulfillment of a $15,000 matching challenge grant from the R.K. Laros Foundation. The match was pledged in June 2014 and was successfully completed last month. The grant and matching funds will be used to replace the theatre's 25-year-old seating in the fall of 2015. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseTHE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Run at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

 THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which plays The Ellie Caulkins Opera House August 11 through September 13. In Denver, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at The Ellie, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Showtime Announces Fall Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and THE AFFAIRShowtime Announces Fall Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Today, SHOWTIME announced that the highly anticipated fifth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit drama series HOMELAND will premiere on Sunday, October 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of the Golden Globe-winning drama THE AFFAIR at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Directors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors RetreatDirectors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Six theatre directors will participate in the third Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 31 through August 12. The Retreat is part of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Glass Mind Theatre's THE PRETTIES Opens 8/7Glass Mind Theatre's THE PRETTIES Opens 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Furies scream, goddesses judge, and dead girls ponder in Ann Turiano's THE PRETTIES, an adaptation of Aeschylus' blood-soaked trilogy The Oresteia. The voices of Clytemnestra, Cassandra, Electra and other women frame the journey of Orestes as he seeks revenge for the murder of his father, Agamemnon, by his mother. This adaptation captures and reinvents the entire Greek trilogy in one evening, and still gets you home way before midnight. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/23/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/23/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of The Mousetrap, Manuscript, Cheaper by The Dozen and First Baptist of Ivy Gap - and producers are seeking cast members for a touring production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. There's even a haunted house in Auburtown seeking performers for a paying gig. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/14THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

See Helen Mirren in her Tony Award winning role in THE AUDIENCE at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the HD Series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDEPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make our Garden Grow.” (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regent's ParkPhoto Flash: New Shots of Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regent's Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS opened at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on 16th July, and BroadwayWorld has new shots of the company in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Melissa Benoist In All-New Promo for CBS's SUPERGIRLVIDEO: Melissa Benoist In All-New Promo for CBS's SUPERGIRL
by - Jul 22, 2015

ET shared an exclusive sneak peek at the superhero drama SUPERGIRL, premiering Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Check it out below! (more...)

Paul Williams Visits BEAUTIFUL On Broadway & Poses With Cast BackstagePaul Williams Visits BEAUTIFUL On Broadway & Poses With Cast Backstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2015

An iconic songwriter tributes another! (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Hot on the high heels of last year's acclaimed sold-out production, the madcap comedy DROP DEAD PERFECT, starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) for a limited 8-week engagement Off-Broadway with an opening set for Sunday, August 23rd.   Previews begin Wednesday, August 19th. With overwhelming rave reviews, critic picks, and audience accolades, DROP DEAD PERFECT is directed by Joe Brancato and written by Erasmus Fenn. The comedy is produced by Penguin Rep Theatre, Morton Wolkowitz, Barbara Freitag and Jamie deRoy.  Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting www.dropdeadperfect.com or calling 845-786-2873. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' David Josefsberg Coming to 54 Below in AugustHONEYMOON IN VEGAS' David Josefsberg Coming to 54 Below in August
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents David Josefsberg in "The Devil Inside" on August 3rd at 7pm.  The show is about "The Devil Inside" Mr. Josefsberg.  Most people know David as a sweet, innocent, wonderful, decent human being (yeah right) but David also has a dark side.  There will be some Jason Robert Brown, Stevie Wonder, and some Queen, but there will also be some filthy, hilarious, off-color material written by Josefsberg himself. (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/2Opera Star Deborah Voigt to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

 The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in "Voigt Lessons" created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM. Music Direction is by Kevin Stites, and the production is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. "Voigt Lessons" was originally created by the Glimmerglass Opera in 2011. This performance will mark Ms. Voigt's Provincetown debut as part of the critically acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

The Public Theatre to Present Free Performance of HOW TO ACT LIKE A CHILD This FridayThe Public Theatre to Present Free Performance of HOW TO ACT LIKE A CHILD This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Public Theatre's Professional Theatre Training Program for Teens will perform How to Act Like a Child, an assortment of hip and entertaining stories with added songs on Friday, July 24th at 6pm. (more...)

Eight Healthy Directions Supplements Earn NSF International CertificationEight Healthy Directions Supplements Earn NSF International Certification
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Healthy Directions, a direct-to-consumer nutritional supplement and personal care company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited (HELE), today announced that eight of its nutritional supplement products have earned certification from NSF International, one of the most respected independent product testing and certification organizations in the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Synetic TheaterBWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Synetic Theater
by Hannah Menchhoff - Jul 20, 2015

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Stage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington StageStage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

American Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play WorkshopAmerican Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the second year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a new play development workshop in partnership with New York's The Araca Group, Broadway producers of Disgraced, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View from the Bridge. AracaWorks: Chicago emerged from a collaboration that led to the development of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The program gives three playwrights a weeklong development opportunity at ATC, culminating in a weekend of private readings-with one of the three plays selected to receive a year of development attention. (more...)


by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2015

For a weightless and elegant good time, it would be hard to beat The Full Catastrophe, by Michael Weller, at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. There is not one thing in the story to tether it to reality, or trouble us with any true sense of its characters being in any kind of jeopardy, and the presentation of the whole farrago, under Ed Herendeen's direction, is smooth and amiable. This play is best consumed at the end of one's visit to this year's Festival, after sampling the weightier and more nutritional fare. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Nobody's Girl by Australian Playwright Rick Viede.  (more...)

USA National Masters Track Championships July 23-26 At Univ. of North Florida, Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville Include World Champions, Olympians, NFL Great, Local Stars AmoUSA National Masters Track Championships July 23-26 At Univ. of North Florida, Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville Include World Champions, Olympians, NFL Great, Local Stars Amo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

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Reagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16thReagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's much-lauded 47th consecutive summer season concludes with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

From the Library of Congress Archives: The Leonard Bernstein Collection Celebrates the Great ComposerFrom the Library of Congress Archives: The Leonard Bernstein Collection Celebrates the Great Composer
by Nora Dominick - Jul 19, 2015

The Library of Congress has created a magical collection in honor of the legendary Leonard Bernstein. The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress showcases Bernstein as one of the most prominent figure in American classical music. He made a major impact as a composer of classical and theatre music. His work with students as an educator also inspired thousands of young children. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next MonthSignature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 2, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across five different stages. Free and open to the public, this special summer event runs from noon until 8:30pm, with numerous performances throughout the Signature complex starting every fifteen minutes, as well as a one-day-only discounted ticket sale at the Box Office for select performances of mainstage shows in Signature's 2015/16 season. (more...)

CHOOSE SPIRIT NOW is ReleasedCHOOSE SPIRIT NOW is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be EcstaticBWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be Ecstatic
by Charles Shubow - Jul 17, 2015

Michael Kostroff and Michael Di Liberto Shine as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom (more...)

WGN America Honored with First-Ever Emmy Award for Acclaimed Drama MANHATTANWGN America Honored with First-Ever Emmy Award for Acclaimed Drama MANHATTAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today that WGN America's critically acclaimed drama “Manhattan,” created by Sam Shaw and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme, has been honored with a 67th Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design. (more...)

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and More to Round Out VTA's Freedom Schools Program, 7/24WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and More to Round Out VTA's Freedom Schools Program, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Victoria Theatre Association's Education & Engagement department is collaborating with the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom Schools Summer Enrichment Program to present "Page-to-Stage" productions. (more...)

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