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Dawn Ursula to Return to Arena Stage in A RAISIN IN THE SUN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

D.C.-based powerhouse actress and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Dawn Ursula, last seen at Arena Stage in Love in Afghanistan, will return to play Ruth Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun under the direction of Tazewell Thompson. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)


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Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Luke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Columbus Native Returns to Perform with LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The world's foremost all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and "en travesti" (males performing female roles). (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Flamenco, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS and More Set for Queens Theatre's Winter/Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Queens Theatre is launching its Winter/Spring 2017 Season with a diverse array of presentations, including the acclaimed dance company FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers and a new Queens Theatre production of the American classic, The Miracle Worker. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland," "Just Shoot Me") and Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years." "Pitch") starring in LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney.  "I have been wanting to bring Dan and Wendie to our stage ever since I started working here and now we have them together in the perfect show!" says Wareham.  LOVE LETTERS will perform for four performances only, Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Additional Panelists And New Title for IN CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will host Informed Consent playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and noted bioethicists/oncologists Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Dr. Steven Joffe for In Conversation: Bioethics, Theater, and Identity on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at approx.. 8:15 p.m. (more...)

Kris Putnam-Walkerly Launches CONFIDENT GIVING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ When Versaic, leading provider of online corporate social responsibility program management solutions, asked philanthropy thought leaders to pick their favorite books, Kris Putnam-Walkerly's Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, was named one of 'The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books to Give as Gifts or Read.' (more...)

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre. (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe Presents BROKE-OLOGY 2/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Broke-ology: It is a complex new science that examines two things. One, being broke, Two, staying alive despite your brokeness. .... (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Helen Escapes to Montauk on Next Episode of THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On the next all-new episode of THE AFFAIR on Showtime, Helen's escape to Montauk exacerbates her guilt and hastens a crisis as she confronts Alison in a Montauk bar about her affair with Noah. (more...)

Caborca's HAMLET to Play Jersey City Theater Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Caborca will present HAMLET, a fiercely contemporary take on Shakespeare's most celebrated play directed by Javier Antonio Gonzalez, January 26-29, at the Jersey City Theater Center (339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ), minutes from Manhattan. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Present World Premiere Docu-Series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c exclusively on ID. (more...)

THE KILL and STARGAZERS Kick Off Moment to Moment Theatre Co.'s PubTheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

'PubTheatre' is a collection of six short Australian plays, performed by the ensemble of Moment to Moment Theatre Company. We will have eleven performances between February 8th and February 22nd, some of which will be Australian / World premiers. (more...)

E. Faye Butler to Headline One Night Community Event SHOWTUNES AND COCKTAILS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatreWashington's monthly showTunes & Cocktails. Featuring Maestro Glenn Pearson and Guest Artist, two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient E. Faye Butler, fresh off of Arena Stage's Carousel and next appearing as Mrs. Lovett in Olney Theatre Center's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starting February 1. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX at Darlinghurst Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

'A little story about big things' (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

ICP Announces 2017 Infinity Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 33rd annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 24. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: BUD, NOT BUDDY at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Jan 13, 2017

If you hear upbeat jazz wafting through the halls of The Kennedy Center this weekend, it may very well be their world premiere commission BUD, NOT BUDDY, a production that is part jazz concert, part radio play, and all quite good. (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Brings Plus-Sized Laughs in Play That Brings Home the Bacon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

AN AWARD-winning comedy that takes a politically incorrect look at our obsession with appearance is the Old Mill Theatre's first season of 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Surprisingly Affected by Resonant WOODY SEZ at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2017

I'll admit to a large dose of skepticism when heading in to see "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. Not because I thought it would be bad, just not really anything I was all that interested in watching for two hours. I knew who he was the way many do. I knew he was a folk singer and I remember singing his most notable song, "This Land is Your Land" in grade school. But what I didn't know is what a fascinating life he had and how resonant his works would still be today. And I especially didn't expect to be emotionally affected as I was. But we'll come to that. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Ryan Reynolds as 2017 Man of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, RYAN REYNOLDS as the recipient of its 2017 Man of the Year Award. (more...)

School of American Ballet to Bring THE BEAUTY OF BALLET to Brooklyn College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2pm. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY, The Hope Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Jan 12, 2017

Billed as the 'little theatre with big ideas', The Hope Theatre is a transformative space. This year alone, it's been everything from a hospital waiting room to a post-apocalyptic bunker. Audiences at The Wild Party will leave amazed not just at how the space transforms, but the actors. Taking on sixteen parts between them, Joey Akubeze and Anna Clarke are perfect partners in rhyme in this sexy and stylized production from Mingled Yarn. (more...)

Artists from Under the Radar, HERE and More Picked for Drama League's 2017 Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2017 Drama League Artist Residency Program. (more...)

Broadway Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Will Tie the Knot!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Emily Padgett and Josh Young are engaged! Young popped the question to Padgett during a recent vacation in Bermuda.  We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Tom Hanks to Take on Role of Villain in Disney's Live-Action DUMBO?
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tom Hanks has been offered the role of the villain in the Tim Burton-directed project. No details have been revealed on the evil character. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

How would you feel if the person closest to you, someone with whom you interact daily, whom you care for and who cares for you, didn't understand a word you were saying and vice versa? This communication challenge is the point on which balances the story of 200-pound chimpanzee, Trevor and his owner, Sandra. As a one-time commercial and television star alongside the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Trevor is desperate to prove his relevance in a world that has moved on now that he is no longer the adorable baby monkey of his youth. His owner Sandra swears he is still harmless and childlike, protecting herself from the realities of Trevor's dangers and the deep wounds of her own losses. Based on a true story, Trevor is a tale about how relationships, flaws, and excuses can tip-toe a delicate line between side-splitting humor and dangerous misunderstandings. Trevor and Sandra's relationship spins comically and dangerously out of control in this theatrical story by "Orange is the New Black" writer, Nick Jones. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed Trevor as a "hugely entertaining tragicomedy." (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

LA LA LAND, GAME OF THRONES Among Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominees; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The nominations for the Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced today. The awards celebrate the best in film, television and short form costume design. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Transport Group's Starry 'EVENING WITH MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Single performance-only tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's benefit, featuring performances from multiple-time Tony, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk, Sierra Boggess and her sister, Summer Boggess, and Raul Esparza. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Angelica Page to Explore Her Mother's Career in TURNING PAGE at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Dixon Place's production of Angelica Page's Turning Page, about the life and career of her legendary mother Geraldine Page, will have its New York debut on February 10, 2017. (more...)

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