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Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

Broadway Legend John Kander to Attend Musical Theater Projects PERFECTLY MARVELOUS
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2015

Liza Minnelli once said, 'The greatest thing about [John] Kander and [Fred] Ebb is you sing their songs and you feel good.' She was referring to the multi-award winning Broadway writing team who gave the world such songs as, 'How Lucky Can You Get?,' 'Maybe This Time,' 'All That Jazz,' 'Cabaret,' and 'But The World Goes Round.' (more...)

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE to Make Regional Debut at B Street Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

B Street Theatre's Mainstage will present the regional premiere of 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, playing October 4 - November 15, 2015. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING to Make London Premiere at the Arcola, Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

peddling, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by the Artistic Director of HighTide Steven Atkinson, will receive its London premiere at the Arcola Theatre 4th - 28th March 2015 following sold-out performances at HighTide Festival 2014 and 59E59, New York City. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver Hosts THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE to Play B Street Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

B Street is pleased to present the regional premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE as the Mainstage offering for the 2015 holiday season. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The series - which will be hosted by acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver - premieres today, October 2 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN with John Van Druten's "London Wall" from the Mint Theater Company (more...)

Sigourney Weaver Hosts PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The series - which will be hosted by acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver - premieres tonight, October 2 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN with John Van Druten's 'London Wall' from the Mint Theater Company (more...)

Photo Flash: Dan Mendeloff Celebrates 2,500th Show as Stage Right Props Person at CABARET!
by Anna Bencivengo - Nov 17, 2014

Dan Mendeloff, Cabaret's stage right props person, celebrated his 2,500th show at Saturday's matinee. Dan worked on the show from the start in 1998 at the Kit Kat Club/Henry Miller, moved the show to Studio 54 in 1999 and stayed with it through the entire run. He has been working on the current revival since the beginning as well. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents The World Premiere of SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

B Street Theatre's Family Series, California's only fully professional, resident theater for children, is pleased to present Snow White and Rose Red, adapted for the stage by David Pierini. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - May 29, 2016

I can't be the only theatregoer who found the tour of CABARET chilling. During an election year where fear mongering and racial intolerance are sitting center ring, the story of pre-Holocaust Germany seems especially relevant and cautionary. But that doesn't mean the musical, which just arrived at the Winspear Opear House, isn't equally thrilling and heartfelt. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

Signature's CABARET, Starring Wesley Taylor and Barrett Wilbert Weed, Begins Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Signature Theatre presents Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls). Running in the MAX Theatre today, May 12, through June 28, the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING Makes London Premiere at the Arcola Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

peddling, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by the Artistic Director of HighTide Steven Atkinson, will receive its London premiere at the Arcola Theatre tonight 4th - 28th March 2015 following sold-out performances at HighTide Festival 2014 and 59E59, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET A Dark Glistening Gem
by Frank Benge - Mar 30, 2016

Based on Christopher Isherwood's novella Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and the subsequent 1951 play by John Van Druten entitled I Am a Camera, CABARET is a musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff that opened on Broadway in 1966. The production was a hit that was subsequently made into the 1972 film by Bob Fosse. In 1993, Sam Mendes re-imagined the material for a new production in London's West End. Mendes' conception was very different from any previous revival. This production was the basis for Roundabout Theatre Company's 1998 and subsequent 2014 revivals, the latter of which is the version currently on tour and being presented at Bass Concert Hall by Lexus Broadway In Austin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY presented by Forum Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Mar 25, 2015

When Sarah Ruhl was a student at Brown University, she embarked on a journey that would culminate in her sprawling epic, Passion Play, which was first performed at Arena Stage in 2005. Her three act tome tells the story of a group of actors performing the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each act is set in a different time frame, yet what happens off-stage, which vaguely mirrors the actions on stage, is the heart of the story. (more...)

HEATHERS Star Barrett Wilbert Weed to Join Wesley Taylor in Signature Theatre's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls). Running in the MAX Theatre May 12 - June 28, the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble to Present THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Casting has been announced and rehearsals are underway for Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's first production of their 2016 season: The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane. Opening June 20th - July 7th at the Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Return of Its Popular Movie Mondays; Starts 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy Award®-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show. (more...)

WHAT Presents I AM A CAMERA, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater pays tribute to the great Julie Harris in the second offering of their summer season, I Am a Camera, a play that helped launch Harris' career. (more...)

Julie Harris Memorial Display View at WHAT, Now thru Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

As part of their 30th Anniversary Season tribute to Julie Harris, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) has curated a memorial display in an effort to inform the public of Julie's deep relationship with theatrical organizations and individuals on Cape Cod. It opens with a reception at the theater today, June 21, from 4:30 to 6pm, and continues through September. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz, and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Operation Crucible, the debut play by Kieran Knowles, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre from Tuesday 28 July - Saturday 22 August. (more...)

JERMYN STREET THEATRE Announces 1930s Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre and Anthony Biggs today announce a season of rediscovered work to run from September to December 2014. Comprising three plays by English playwrights, all first staged in 1933 to 1934, the line up is made up of John van Druten's lament to the fallen of World War One - Flowers of The Forest, the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work - First Episode and the first production in sixty years of Mordaunt Shairp's controversial 1930s allusion to homosexuality - The Green Bay Tree. (more...)

BWW Review: Home Grown Theatre Company Falls Flat With CABARET
by Steve Wilson - Jul 31, 2015

The Home Grown Theatre Company production of Cabaret currently runs at the Kit Kat Club located above Morningside Antiques in the Westport entertainment district. John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote the music, lyrics, and Joe Masteroff the book. The musical is based on the book I Am a Camera by Christopher Isherwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Franklin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

CABARET comes to the Franklin Theatre this Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. Directed by Sondra Morton, CABARET features Musical Direction by Jamey Green and Choreography by Lauri Gregoire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bergen County Players Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's "2015 Community Theater of the Year", is proud to announce its 84th consecutive season, running from September 2016 to June 2017. From an entertaining musical to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret. Donors who make a tax-deductible contribution of $85 now have early access for tickets to Cabaret and the rest of the 2016-17 season by ordering online at www.bcplayers.org. Ticket sales to non-donors will begin on August 10th via online or by phone at 201-261-4200. The box office, located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ, will then open on Thursday, August 18th for walk up and phone sales. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available by calling the box office number (extension 6) or by emailing groups@bcplayers.org. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) will be the star at Silver Street's “Second Saturday” on Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., hosted by Michael Raak of Flashback Films Inc., to kick off Oh!'s 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for New Hampshire (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for New Hampshire (more...)

Cabaret: Read, Watch, Listen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 11, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of Cabaret with our recommended reading, watching and listening lists! WHAT TO READ (more...)

Bergen County Players to Stage BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Celebrating 82 Years, The Bergen County Players (BCP) presents Bell, Book and Candle. In a nutshell: Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy. Sure, that's a classic plot device, but what's so special about it? Well, how about because the girl is a witch and the boy is a mortal? Sound familiar? It should, because this magical rom-com, which originally starred Rex Harrison on Broadway and then Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in the popular film, eventually became the genesis of television's memorable comedy "Bewitched". (more...)

CABARET Opens Tonight at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 23, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre tonight, January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's Midwest Premiere of LONDON WALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Following its hit production of Pocatello, Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of John Van Druten's romantic drama LONDON WALL, directed by ensemble member Robin Witt, who helmed Griffin's 2014 Jeff Award-winning drama Men Should Weep. LONDON WALL plays now through February 14, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CABARET Opens 1/23 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 13, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th. (more...)

Cast Announced for Griffin Theatre's LONDON WALL, Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

On the heals of its hit production of Pocatello, Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of John Van Druten's romantic drama LONDON WALL, directed by ensemble member Robin Witt, who helmed Griffin's 2014 Jeff Award-winning drama Men Should Weep. LONDON WALL will play January 9 - February 14, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Registration for Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites in the annual Winter Festival of Shows.  (more...)

Marsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Bell, Book and Candle, John Van Druten's delightful play about a beautiful witch who casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. The reading is at 7 pm on Monday, December 15 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11th Avenues). The performance-starring four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason, Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Acting Company Alums Andy Prosky (King Lear), Chris Thorn (Pig Iron's Twelfth Night) andGrant Fletcher Prewitt (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Tom Fontana (Borgia, Oz, Homicide). Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from212-258-3111. (more...)

Marsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Bell, Book and Candle, John Van Druten's delightful play about a beautiful witch who casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. The reading is at 7 pm tonight, December 15 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11th Avenues). (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Kander and Ebb
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 9, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Cabaret: (more...)

BAT BOY Chicago Premiere & More Set for Griffin Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

 Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 28th Season, kicking off this fall with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead). Next winter, Griffin presents the Midwest premiere of British playwright John Van Druten's romantic drama LONDON WALL, directed by recent Jeff Award-winner and ensemble member Robin Witt (Men Should Weep, Flare Path). The season concludes next summer with the Chicago debut of the off-Broadway hit BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, direction by Scott Weinstein, who helmed Griffin's hit musical Titanic, and music direction by Ethan Deppe. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins Tonight at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from tonight, August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

WHAT to Present I AM A CAMERA, Begin. 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater pays tribute to the great Julie Harris in the second offering of their summer season, I Am a Camera, a play that helped launch Harris' career. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for Vermont (more...)

BWW Review: RTC's Revived CABARET Tour Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 16, 2016

CABARET's Tony Award-winning 1998 Broadway revival co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, still stands, arguably, as the show's definitive stage iteration. That same vibrant Roundabout Theatre Company production rightly serves as the basis for the newer 2014 revival that is now in the midst of a brand new North American national tour---currently performing at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through August 21. Whether you're a fan of that amazing '98 revival or, better still, the iconic 1972 film adaptation, this brazenly confident new CABARET---a rousing combo-platter of the best elements of the show through its entire history---will surely entertain and, yes, even move you. (more...)

BWW Review: All the World's a Stage in CABARET at the Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Aug 12, 2016

This is the wonder of Kander and Ebb's masterpiece that is Cabaret, now brought to the Cape Playhouse in what can only be described, in the words of Fraulein Bowles, as 'perfectly marvelous,' although even that would be an understatement for such a show as this beautiful theater in the heart of Dennis Village now presents to a Cape Cod audience. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrett Wilbert Weed and Wesley Taylor in Signature's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Dreamgirls). Running in the MAX Theatre May 12 - June 28, the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic is the final production ofSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 20, 2016

Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's short story Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret is based in the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub as the Nazis were rising to power in Berlin back in 1931. The action is overseen by a Master of Ceremonies with the club serving as a metaphor for some of the ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany. The story revolves around 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Clifford Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves a doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and her suitor Herr Schultz. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). (more...)

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