WOMEN AND WAR Month-Long Festival to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marina Prior And Mark Vincent of TOGETHER
by Brodie Paparella - May 9, 2016

She is a legend of Australian stage, earning a global reputation for her epic vocal performances. He won the nation's hearts at fifteen as the winner of Australia's Got Talent. Now these charismatic classical singers are coming 'Together'. It was an Honour to share a chat, a chuckle, and even some heartfelt memories with Marina Prior and Mark Vincent to discuss their new release! (more...)

The Court Theatre Presents EDUCATING RITA This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

From the writer of Blood Brothers (Willy Russell) comes his most acclaimed play, Educating Rita, an hilarious and moving story of a woman determined to better herself. (more...)

THE TWITS, GREASE and More Set for 2016 'Made At Curve' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?With an acclaimed revival of Legally Blonde still running in the theatre, Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster announce a new season of Made At Curve productions for autumn and Christmas 2016. (more...)

TELUS Announces Baring Private Equity Asia to Acquire 35 Per Cent Stake in TELUS International
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016


Celtic Weekend at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Set for 5/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire invites all of our guests to celebrate Celtic Weekend. With featured entertainment of Clan MacColin Irish Dancers and The Freestylers of Piping, our guests will experience this highland fling which will stir one's 'inner Celt'. Celtic Weekend at the Renaissance Pleasure is the weekend where bagpipes will never be thought of the same way again. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Samantha Barks To Sing National Anthem At Women's FA Cup Final!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

One of the stars of the 2012 film version of Les Miserables will sing the national anthem at this year's SSE Women's FA Cup Final. (more...)

Tenth Annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Presented to Nancy Webster and Protege Katie Pounder
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the 10th annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to Nancy Webster. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Calgary, AB. Nancy was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada. (more...)

Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's Opera on the Avalon proudly presents the world premiere of Ours, a new opera by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Opera on the Avalon, led by Artistic Director Cheryl Hickman and based in St. John's, is Atlantic Canada's only professional opera company. Opera on the Avalon commissioned Ours to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, a WWI battle which devastated the ranks of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916. Internationally-acclaimed baritone Brett Polegato leads an all-Canadian cast of twelve, with full chorus, in the role of Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Regiment. The singers and orchestra are conducted by Judith Yan with stage direction by Glynis Leyshon and design by Patrick Clark. Ours will be presented in two performances, on July 1 and 2 at 8pm, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE LADIES FOURSOME, 6/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

HVT (Hudson Village Theatre) presents The Ladies Foursome, from Canada's well-loved and prolific playwright, Norm Foster. An instant hit when it debuted at the Upper Canada Village Playhouse in July of 2014, this 'hijinks on the links' comedy, running from June 22 to July 10, is directed by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-founder and Co-artistic Director, Alison Darcy. (more...)

Ian McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay Law
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Ian McKellen used his first visit to India to bring attention to gay rights in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense. (more...)

Award-winning academic research search engine metaBUS launches in June for scholars around the world
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016


G2A.COM Limited Wins Outstanding Fast-Growth Business at the 'Global Business Excellence Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016


Rebel Wilson Returning to Theatre Roots in West End's GUYS AND DOLLS - A Look Back at Her Top Performances!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 24, 2016

As eagerly reported earlier today, Rebel Wilson will soon play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress will step into the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. In celebration of the casting news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Wilson's top performances, featuring her take on Salt N Pepa's 'Push It,' her 'Shoop' alongside Ellen DeGeneres, and naturally some songs from PITCH PERFECT! (more...)

Rebel Wilson Joins West End Cast of GUYS AND DOLLS in June
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

It was announced today that Rebel Wilson will play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress joins the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. Guys and Dolls has also announced the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until January 7, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Opens Up on Growing Up Gay in New Docuseries IT GOT BETTER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In Season 3 of IT GOT BETTER, a docuseries launched on on L/Studio, Sir Ian McKellen opens up about coming to terms with his sexuality and his decision to devote his energy toward the fight for gay rights. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, four of Canada's most talented singers will join forces with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Vancouver Opera Chorus for a celebratory concert featuring timeless opera favourites. BraVO!, a rare treat for music lovers, will be conducted by VO Music Director Jonathan Darlington and will recognize the retirement of VO's General Director James W. Wright, after 17 years at the head of the company. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016


K2KPAF 7784 INVASION Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival in Khayelitsha on 4 June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

After two successful editions of the Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival (K2KPAF) in Delft and Gugulethu, Theatre4Change in partnership with the Community Arts and Culture Centres Federation of the Western Cape and the Collective of Creative Artists (COCA) are pleased to announce another round of the festival, subtitled 7784 INVASION, to be held in Khayelitsha on 4 June at 13:00. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/16- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his Honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Brighton Fringe Book Launch as Bloomsbury Publishes New World War One Play
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

After its hugely successful premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, receiving four and five star reviews, Ross Ericson's new play The Unknown Soldier is to be published by Bloomsbury, and as a first for Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues will host the book launch at Sweet Waterfront on Monday 30th May at 2PM - marking  the start of the play's run at Sweet Dukebox for the last week of the festival. (more...)

Claude-Michel Schönberg Named Visiting Professor at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

Absolute Digital Media Nominated for The RAR Digital Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016


Road to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - May 2, 2016

We stood in a rehearsal room with our hearts beating full and hard, and sang with the orchestra for the first time. We listened to the extraordinary beauty of Stephen Sondheim's music played by some of the best musicians around. We heard the arrangements that Jonathan Tunick so masterfully created. We let the glorious music wash over us and inform our interpretations. We are all keenly aware of how unbelievably lucky we are that we get to play in this special sandbox this year - 'A Little Night Music' - here at the Stratford Festival. (more...)

G2A.COM is a Double Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016


Ultra Music Festival Announces Exclusive Flash Sale!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Having recently been crowned 'The World's No. 1 Festival' by almost half a million DJ Mag voters, Ultra Music Festival is taking no time to rest on its laurels. (more...)

UPDATE: ASSITEJ Responds to BWW SA Article On the Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at SA Awards
by David Fick - May 2, 2016

The director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie, responds to the BroadwayWorld South Africa article, 'On the Meaningful Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at South African Theatre Awards Ceremonies'. (more...)

WE Day and Prince's Charities Canada Announce Winners of New Royal Awards to Celebrate Canadian Youth Making a Difference in the World
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016


La Maison Cointreau, Patron of Laetitia Casta First Short Film - 'En Moi' to be Presented at Closing of La Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursda
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016


Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek Jacobi
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET is now playing at the Garrick Theatre, with press night on May 25 and a cinema broadcast on July 7. Joining Richard Madden and Lily James as the titular lovers is revered actor Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. The production is co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, with the broadcast directed by Benjamin Caron. (more...)

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)

TiEcon Announces Yocale As A 2016 TiE50 Top Start-up Winner
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016


Photo Flash: Simon Russell Beale Celebrates Shakespeare 400 with Grassroots Shakespeare at Guildhall
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Simon Russell Beale and Grassroots Shakespeare London performed at London's Guildhall to celebrate Shakespeare 400. Scroll down for a photo of Beale and company! (more...)

UK's Leading Dance Organisations Join Forces in East London
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

A collective of the UK's leading dance organisations - East London Dance, English National Ballet, Sadler's Wells and Studio Wayne McGregor - has announced a new collaborative initiative to drive a shared vision for East London to become a world-leading hub for dance. (more...)

First Listen: Bamboora and Nurii Release 'Fiyah' Single
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Kenya-based DJ/producer Nurii is back with his latest offering 'Fiyah,' a collaboration with Bamboora that is out now on Peak Hour Music.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

HKSTP Hailed 'Best of the Best' at 2016 International Business Innovation Association Awards Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016


Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Zoe Wanamaker
by Marianka Swain - Apr 28, 2016

Zoe Wanamaker stars in Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse, which opens tonight. She's joined in the cast by Nina Sosanya and Barbara Flynn, and directed by Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke. Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life. (more...)

6,000 Performers Needed for ROALD DAHL'S CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED in Cardiff City Centre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales have today called out to the people of Cardiff, Wales and Britain to take part in Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected, Cardiff's landmark celebration of Wales' foremost storyteller. Director, Nigel Jamieson, leads the search for a cast of 6,000 volunteers, including 2,000 choristers, 1,000 dancers, 50 Morris Minor drivers, 40 bald men, 13 magicians, four brass bands, three excavator drivers, a Spitfire pilot, firemen, circus artists, aerialists, rockclimbers, grandparents, children and a performing mouse. Anyone interested in taking part, whether as a performer, a maker or an organiser, is encouraged to get in touch. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, 2016, four of Canada's pre-eminent singers will join the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jonathan Darlington, in “BraVO! A Vancouver Opera Concert” – a celebratory concert of opera excerpts Honouring VO's General Director James W. Wright, who is retiring June 30th after 17 years at the head of the company.  (more...)

Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Comedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved comedians and writers, will be Honoured with the Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday May 8th. (more...)

Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On April 21st, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the age of 57. His death is the sad end of an era, but his legacy as a musical genius and cultural icon will live on. In Honour of Prince's legacy on Monday, May 2nd Choir! Choir! Choir! invite the people of Toronto to perform one of his most beloved songs, 'When Doves Cry' in three-part harmony at the iconic Massey Hall. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Regent Park School of Music, a non-profit community music school whose mandate is to provide music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto, and Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall's Share the Music education and outreach program. (more...)

Make-A-Wish Celebrates Those That Make Wishes Possible on World Wish Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016


G2A.COM Virtual Reality Project '- G2A Land is a Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016


Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is proud to announce Reilly Muller of Mount Gambier and Zara Nicholson of Loxton as the 2016 winners of the Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship. (more...)

Third Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Today, Third Man Records announces the release of Death From Above 1979's epic live EP. For over 10 years, these international men of mystery, Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger, have dipped their toes into whatever waters they pleased (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and created songs that'll get you off your ass and make you feel things. (more...)

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