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BWW Preview: MAMMA MIA! Set to Play in Appleton Area
by Meredith Kreisa - May 9, 2017

MAMMA MIA! will play at Wausau's Grand Theater on May 11 and at Appleton's Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from May 12-14. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: 1,600 Words About Why You Should Go See SPAMALOT At Studio Tenn
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

Whether it's seeing Matt Logan as King Arthur galumphing around onstage, as if astride a horse with Garris Wimmer not far behind providing the necessary sound effects with two halves of one empty coconut shell, or watching Jake Speck, as a feckless wannabe Knight of the Round Table, crap his pants anytime he hears a threatening sound or encounters the menacing Black Knight (or anyone else who might say 'boo' to the goose who is Sir Robin), or any other manner of zany characters who find themselves right smack in the middle of the most ridiculous of situations - Monty Python's Spamalot, now in an altogether splendid production from Studio Tenn, will supply you with plenty of laughs and/or the fodder to keep you amusingly sated until the next time you need a good guffaw or two. (more...)

BWW Previews: ONE GOOD EGG at Center Stage Theater
by Maggie Yates - May 4, 2017

One Good Egg features a female perspective of the contemporary American experience, especially the complicated relationship between feminine identity and parenthood. Yet, the egg is a broader symbol-one that represents manifestations of fertility beyond pregnancy and childbearing. Gale's intent is to explore the personal and societal imperative to create legacy-whether it be passing on ideas or DNA. One Good Egg invites audiences to accept (and appreciate) the optimism that can flourish in even the most absurd or aching moments. (more...)

BWW Review: See THE ROUNDABOUT at 59E59 Theaters for Engaging Light Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2017

The Roundabout, now at 59E59 Theaters, is a truly charming play, one that will appeal to a broad audience. Family hijinks take center stage in J.B. Priestley's light comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY at The Village Players Of Birmingham is Fun, Laughs, and a Good Time!
by Katie Laban - May 20, 2017

Do you wanna have fun, fun, fun? How's about a few…laughs? Well, actually, The Village Players of Birmingham production of Sweet Charity gives the audience more than a few laughs, it keeps them entertained through entire show. The musical is a treat to watch from the moment it starts to the very last second that Charity steps off stage with its crowd-pleasing numbers and vibrant color schemes that it is one Michigan theatre-goers will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Hudson Warehouse to Launch 14th Season with THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hudson Warehouse will open their 14th Season in Riverside Park with an exciting new production of Marivaux's classic farce, THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Live life dramatically: It's Friday, May 12, 2017 - graduation day at Vanderbilt University - which prompts the musical question: 'Does it always have to rain on that day? This day, in particular?' Truly it's a FREAKY FRIDAY tradition, if the grads are donning caps and gowns at Vandy, chances are everyone else will be carrying their umbrellas with them in Music City. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAU JEST Is Back In Fine Form At Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017

Funny and familiar, James Sherman's Beau Jest might well be considered perfect dinner theater fare: spread across two hours, the comedy is easily digested and the players - this time, the estimable ensemble assembled by director Martha Wilkinson for the latest incarnation at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - charming and likable. The plot remains relevant, even years after it was first produced, and the dialogue flows at an accessible pace, spoken by characters who are altogether believable. And while Beau Jest likely won't push any envelopes or venture outside anyone's pre-conceived creative box, it nonetheless seems current and up-to-date. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now to CPCC Summer Theatre's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Summer Theatre announces individual tickets are now on sale for its upcoming season. (more...)

Dazzling Classic GUYS AND DOLLS Hits the Stage at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Roll the dice and fall in love with one of the greatest musicals of all time: Guys and Dolls! (more...)

CPCC Summer Theatre to Perform A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

CPCC Summer Theatre is pleased to bring Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors" (PG 13) to the Pease Auditorium stage during its 2017 theatre season. (more...)

Read an excerpt from new release THE CAJUN DOCTOR By Sandra Hill!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 7, 2017

Have you heard about the Sandra Hill's brand-new novel THE CAJUN DOCTOR yet? It just came out on May 30th from Avon // HarperCollins, and the publisher was nice enough to treat BroadwayWorld readers to a special excerpt! (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMPARABLES at Theatre [502]
by Keith Waits - Jun 7, 2017

Off The Shoulders Of Men (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 7, 2017

Make 'Em Laugh (more...)

Shakespeare in High Park Celebrates 35 Years with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre experience Shakespeare in High Park will mark 35 years of staging accessible open-air theatre in Toronto with contemporary takes on two Shakespeare classics: King Lear and Twelfth Night, running in repertory from June 29 to September 3 at the High Park Amphitheatre. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces. (more...)

BWW Review: REALLY REALLY, Thought Provoking, Inciting, Well-Conceived at Beck Center for the Arts
by Roy Berko - Jun 3, 2017

"Really Really" is "murder" mystery without a dead body, but still asks, "Who did it?" It's a must see for anyone interested in thoughtful and well-conceived theater. (more...)

Summer Season Announced at 18th & Union
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

18th & Union is back from Spring Break, and we're looking forward to warmer weather (although no worries, we have air conditioning!). We're welcoming these shows opening in June and running in rep throughout the month. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD, HIR, AN OCTOROON and More Set for Stage West's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Stage West has announced the lineup for its 39th season! (more...)

BWW Review: So Good It's Addictive...ACT 1's REEFER MADNESS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 19, 2017

'Over-the-top' and 'larger-than-life' are but two of the descriptive phrases that may be used in reference to both director Jason Lewis and his latest theatrical project Reefer Madness the Musical - and, in both instances, they are equally justified. In all honesty, who else better than he to helm a production of the thoroughly madcap and deliciously campy musical now onstage at Darkhorse Theater through this weekend as the final show of ACT 1's 2016-17 season? (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

Opera North Announces Key Cast and Creative Team for LA BELLE HELÈNE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

???????Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for La belle Helene, one of its three 2017 mainstage productions. Augusta Caso will sing the lead role of Helene, Peter Lake will play Paris and Eric Lindsey will sing Calchas. (more...)

Bell Shakespeare Returns to the Arts Centre Melbourne with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In her first production with Bell Shakespeare, acclaimed theatre director Anne Louise Sarks will present a new, contemporary production of the Shakespeare classic, The Merchant Of Venice. Starring Australian award-winning actors Mitchell Butel and Jessica Tovey, The Merchant Of Venice opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, from 19 July - 30 July 2017, followed by a national tour around Australia. (more...)

Review Roundup: ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jun 1, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2017 season opens with the musical On the Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song 'New York, New York', On the Town will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: The Broadwaysted Gang Gets Ready to Day Drink Through 50th Episode!
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2017

BROADWAYSTED - the popular and hilarious podcast that combines theatre and alcohol- is gearing up for their 50th Episode where they'll be appearing live as the headliners of an afternoon event of "Day Drinking" at NYC PodFest.  The show, which also features Smithsonian's podcast sidedoor and Death Wish Coffee Company's Fueled by Death Cast, will find the Broadwaysted crew day drinking with special guest Krysta Rodriguez.  For tickets, click here. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 25th Silver Anniversary Season in '17/'18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Co-Founder and Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced a special lineup of shows for the Company's 25th Silver Anniversary Season of professional theatre in North Fulton County. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

Reimagined MACBETH, 360-Degree WILD PARTY, World Premieres and More Set for DCPA's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the 39th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company and the largest season to date for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
by Alan Portner - Apr 3, 2017

ribald memories of another puppet driven show that may have taught lessons on PBS (more...)

Coney Island History Project to Celebrate Opening Day with Photo Ops, Oral Histories, Tributes and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

You're invited to visit the Coney Island History Project's exhibition center on Coney's traditional Opening Day, Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. View historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera and films of Coney Island's colorful past. We'll be open 1:00PM-6:00PM. Admission is free of charge. (more...)

Highly Anticipated Season Two of Talking Tom and Friends Sets the Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, if memory serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party! (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Goes Behind-the-Scenes of the Dalai Lama on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, John Oliver revealed why he was kicked out of a Tokyo sauna and some of the Dalai Lama's behind-the-scenes hijinks during their Last Week Tonight interview. (more...)

Family-Friendly Summer Shows and Camp Options Announced at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Springtime is here, and it's time for family programming at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre! (more...)

Jam City and FoxNext Games Announce the Worldwide Release of Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

Meanwhile, you can cast your eyes toward today's photogenic cover models, the lovely and talented Cooper and his human, Nashville actress/designer Ashley Wolfe - both of them are pretty swell, in our estimation (even deserving of a Tony Award), and while we worry about them taking selfies while driving and while catching up on the theatrical news every morning, we are assured they were at a full stop when this photo was snapped. In fact, according to the human member of the duo she hadn't yet turned her key to the on position. (more...)

Famed Farce NOISES OFF to Receive Revival at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Everyman Theatre's Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors during the 1970s in this hotly anticipated revival of Tony Award-Winner Michael Frayn's side-splitting farce to end all farces, Noises Off, directed by Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and running from May 17 through June 18, 2017. (more...)

ActorsNET Presents THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Laughter reigns supreme April 28 through May 14 as ActorsNET presents Nell Benjamin's comic romp, The Explorers Club. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around the corner…just in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Oklahoma (more...)

QNEK Productions to Kick Off Final Season with LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

QNEK Productions, International Theatre Company in Residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is kicking off its 25th and final season with a farce to keep you laughing long after the curtain comes down: Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

Laughter, Music, and Fairy Magic: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

1930s movie musicals about show business serve as the muse for Seattle Shakespeare Company's final production of the 2016-2017 season - A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's funniest comedy at the Cornish Playhouse which runs May 3-21, 2107.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE at Vagabond Theatre is Full of Wit and Snark
by Kristen Price - Apr 12, 2017

THE ODD COUPLE at the Vagabond Theatre, from start to finish was a pretty perfect production full of misfits and lovable rogues. Felix played by Eric C. Stein and Oscar played by Larry Malkus were standouts, which is good since the entire show rests solely - and comfortably - on their shoulders. Throughout the production, I felt these 2 actors looked so much like and spoke so much like the Oscar and Felix I had imagined when I read the play a few years ago. Each actor was hilarious and completely committed to their own ridiculousness. They even managed to make it look as though they had lived in that New York apartment with 8 rooms their entire adult lives. (more...)

Inaugural Touring Season Announced for Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The inaugural touring season has been announced for Storyhouse - the brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library in Chester. (more...)

X-FILES: COLD CASES Original Audible Production Out 7/18
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

On July 18, Audible Studios will release THE X-FILES: COLD CASES, an Audible Original production starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and a full cast, and including rich sound design and music that returns fans to the Universe they've come to know and love with original material in an entirely new medium! (more...)

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