BWW: Multi-Tasker Kerry Logan Gives His Insider Perspective on His HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE PARTY
by Gil Kaan - Sep 9, 2016

Kerry Logan - former caterer/event planner, now writer/director/producer - has combined his party throwing expertise and acting experiences into an audience-participation, behind-the-velvet-ropes evening titled HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE PARTY THE SHOW debuting October 7, 2016 at the Manor on Vine in Hollywood. (more...)

Alan Morrison-Topping Releases NAOMI AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS are likely not topics center stage in any novel you've read recently. However, the toll these diseases can take on not only oneself but also one's romantic (and non-romantic) relationships is rather incredible. (more...)

DR. OZ SHOW Kicks Off Season Eight With One-On-One Conversation With Presidential Candidate Donald Trump
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The eight-time Emmy® award-winning, THE DR. OZ SHOW launches its eighth season with a must see, one-on-one conversation with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Joshua Henry and Cynthia Erivo Chat THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Hope for 'Bigger' Life After Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2016

CITY OF GLASS, the first part of Paul Auster's landmark three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in spring 2017 in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984). The production premieres at Manchester's HOME in March and then plays London's Lyric Hammersmith from April. It's one of two major theatre commissions for HOME's new season, the other being David Watson's version of Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed by Polly Findlay. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Presents FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its season with a 1950s flair.  For two nights only (September 24 & 25), DCT will hold its annual fundraiser featuring the musical Forever Plaid. This story of a clean-cut "guy singing group" will make you laugh and cheer for them as they attempt to perform the concert they never got to do In Real Life.  Individual tickets are $23 adults, $20 senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 & under.  (more...)

Tanne Foundation Announces 2016 Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Seven outstanding artists from across the country have received Tanne Foundation Awards for 2016.  Now in its eighteenth year, the foundation is pleased to make this announcement as a means of underscoring the importance of its mission to support individual artists with unrestricted funding. The awards, totaling $55,000, honor seven artists in recognition of their artistic achievements as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional work for over 39 years.   (more...)

BWW Review: Funny, Competing THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX Opens New Season at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Sep 6, 2016

Bathsheba Doran, author of The Mystery of Love and Sex now on stage at Dobama Theatre, stated of the script, 'I had no plans for subject matter. I never do when I begin. As my play stormed out of me, unstoppable and violent, I was horrified. The experience was deeply unpleasant, emotionally. I was the most embarrassing of writers in the cafe where I worked: tears streamed down my face as I stabbed out the dialogue on my keyboard. I looked up once, just in time to see a nearby guy whisper amusedly to a girl: 'Whoa, she's really into it.' (more...)

BWW Review: TOY SOLDIER, Brockley Jack Theatre, 29 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 30, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that wears its heart on its sleeve, but suffers as a result of ill-conceived staging and characterisation. (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Still Preaches Compromise to a Skeptical Electorate
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 30, 2016

Nearly 50 years after it first played Broadway, 1776 still confounds our drum-and-fife expectations. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC and comedy actress favourite CAROLINE QUENTIN join the already star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm produced by musical theatre production company The Stable. (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Russia!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2016

The theatre scene in Russia is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 5 performing arts schools in Russia. Check out the list below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 20, 2016

From journalist to skewer. (more...)

Three World Premieres Set for Darlinghurst Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

In 2017, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is producing world premieres of three new Australian plays including Jeanette Cronin's comedy and puzzle play I Love You Now, Julian Larnach's prophetic psychological thriller In Real Life and Mary Rachel Brown's outrageous comedy and Christmas blues antidote Silent Night. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED in Modern-day Theater
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 2, 2016

'How often does it happen that a secretary's boss wants to marry her? Hallelujah!' These lyrics get to the heart of why shows like HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING can't possibly maintain relevance in modern theater. (more...)

Stars Line Up to Sing NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS in One-Off Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The star cast of New Songs 4 New Shows includes: Douglas Hodge (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Haydn Gwynne (Threepenny Opera), jazz supremo Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond (We Will Rock You), sublime tenor Hal Cazalet and singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbret (The A-Z Of Mrs. P). (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Lead Star of the Day's BIG FISH: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

When it comes to onstage or onscreen romance, chemistry is key. In the Star of the Day Productions upcoming production of Big Fish: The Musical, opening at McCoole's Arts & Events Place on September 23, audiences can see true love at work as Doug Theye-Ace, who plays Edward Bloom, stars opposite of his real life fiancee Nina Elias.  (more...)

BWW Review: Artistry and Acting are Reasons Enough to See I CALL MY BROTHERS at Forum Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 13, 2016

I can nearly always count on the small, but mighty Forum Theatre to conjure up selections each season that are a little out-of-the-box, and present them with an abundance of creativity. Season 13 is no exception, and it starts off with the area premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS (translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles). In the intimate Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, Director Michael Dove and his strong cast of four deal well with the challenges and potential inherent in Khemiri's script, and give the audience a relevant night of theatre that ends - appropriately - with more questions than answers. (more...) Celebrates Sweet 16 Anniversary with 6 Giveaways
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016


BWW Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI, Arcola Theatre, 31 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees two short operas from Irrational Theatre that provide wonderful value for money and a fine introduction to the form. (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre Brings Will Eno's Funny, Weird, and Moving Play THE REALISTIC JONESES to Life with a Fantastic Four-Person Cast
by Jill Schafer - Oct 7, 2016

THE REALISTIC JONESES is an odd little play. But I shouldn't be surprised; the other Will Eno play I've seen (THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Loudmouth Collective) is exceedingly odd. But odd in the best way. THE JONESES is a little more, well, realistic, than the one-man show THOM PAIN, with an actual plot and characters in conversation with each other. But I still don't understand everything that happened, and sometimes characters say things that don't make sense, and there's no resolution to the problems the characters are facing. But that's OK. I like theater that doesn't tie things up in a neat bow in the end, that's a little unexpected and even jarring. I'm happy to spend 90 minutes or so in this odd and sometimes uncomfortable world populated by odd and sometimes unlikeable people, beautifully brought to life by this fantastic four-person cast. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Audience Hearts at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 6, 2016

The miner's son who just wants to dance flies high on the Fulton stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Classic RAISIN IN THE SUN at Rep Spotlights How Far We Haven't Come
by Jay Irwin - Oct 6, 2016

There are certain plays out there that remain enduring classics. Maybe they're just that good. Or maybe they still pack a punch all these years later and resonate with attitudes of today. Well the Seattle Rep is presenting one on those classics with Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and while it falls firmly into that first category of "just that good" unfortunately watching it last night I also felt how far we have and haven't come since it debuted in 1959 as many of the themes of inequality and prejudice on display are still all too prevalent today. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kerrie Anne Greenland and Laura Bunting Sing 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2016

Side Show is currently playing at Hayes Theatre Co and audiences and critics have been unanimous in their praise for leading ladies Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Award winner for Les Miserables) and Laura Bunting (Elphaba in Wicked, Maureen in Rent) who portray real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza's Livin' in a Marshmallow World, & More, on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Oct 5, 2016

As the familiar song goes, it's a marshmallow world in the winter, but it seems like winter's come early for Liza, who's all about the sticky s'mores snack this week, using it to prove a point to her boyfriend about temptation, gratification and happiness (don't you just love when she impresses us with her 40-year-old psychology knowledge?). Of course, that's when she's not involved in her crazy 26-year-old antics, like trying to prevent Kelsey from opening her laptop, lest her secret be blown, or attempting to talk to Charles and figuring out their relationship. Looks like this web is as sticky as the marshmallows!! It's all ahead (or behind, depending on if you've seen the episode or not!) on this week's recap, so if you're intrigued… please, read on:  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Hart Among All-Star Cast of New Original Series CELEBS REACT
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Fullscreen announces the global launch of a new original series, CELEBS REACT on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. (more...)

Legendary Violinist Pinchas Zukerman Returns to Sydney to Direct Two Programs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary Israeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman will return to Sydney next month to direct and perform in two programs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, one of which will involve rehearsing and performing onstage with the talented young players in the SSO Fellowship program. (more...)

The Gunpowder Plot to Stage Shakespeare Fight Night in 'A PALPABLE HIT'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Gunpowder Plot presents, from the producers of Shit-faced Shakespeare, a new theatrical experience: 'A Palpable Hit: Shakespeare's Best Fight Scenes.' (more...)

VIDEO: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Takes on the Second Presidential Debate in SNL Cold Open
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

If nothing else, the continued scandals surrounding Donald Trump have given Alec Baldwin a deep well of material from which to draw for his SNL impression of the Republican Presidential Nominee. Last night, Baldwin's Trump and Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton went head-to-head in a cold open of the second presidential debate, which was so bad In Real Life that the SNL counterparts of Martha Raddatz (Cecily Strong) and Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) took a shot before beginning. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/15-10/16/2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016. (more...)

by Molly Tracy - Oct 14, 2016

After six television series, thirteen movies, and 50 years, 2016 is the year to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Star Trek challenge to, 'Go where no man has gone before.' Scientist and author Mark E. Lasbury declares that 'the legacy of Star Trek and the role it has played in driving research and researchers must be honored.' He achieves this in his new book, The Realization of Star Trek Technologies. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

All-Star Cast to Perform NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS at Lyric Theatre Gala 28/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC joins the star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm produced by musical theatre production company The Stable.  (more...)

A PIGGY'S TALE Graphic Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A Piggy's Tale, a new graphic novel by Darwin Animal Doctors, follows the super hero adventures of a real life three-legged dog, will be published and available online and in comic bookstores throughout the United States. Proceeds from the graphic novel support animal life saving efforts in developing countries. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is the Perfect Serial Murderer Musical
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 12, 2016

If you like your Halloween entertainment a little on the wacky-creepy side, you will love Broadway in Detroit's “A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER” now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre. A musical about a serial killer could never be more funny. This show won four Tonys at the 68th Tony Awards in June 2014, including Best Musical. It is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman and its screen adaptation, the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets. Characters in the play are penned after real-life English aristocrats, primarily a frivolous British Prime Minister. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre Presents ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What do Reba McEntire, Ethel Merman and Bernadette Peters have in common? They all starred as sharpshooter Annie Oakley in the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash, Annie Get Your Gun. Hold on to your cowboy hats and get ready for the music, dancing and pageantry of Irving Berlin's musical spectacle when Annie Get Your Gun opens on October 19 live at at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining.  Annie Get Your Gun premiered in 1946, when men were returning to the workforce after World War II, and women were returning to the  home.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joshua Finkel of PARADE at Panic! Productions
by Cary Ginell - Aug 31, 2016


Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring and recording. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

Fitbit Releases 'Fitbit Adventures'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leader in the connected health and fitness market, released Fitbit Adventures, a new series of personal, non-competitive activity Challenges that are designed to inspire you to move more and reach your health and fitness goals. With each step logged, you can advance and virtually experience iconic landmarks and trails in Yosemite National Park or participate in the TCS New York City Marathon, while being motivated by fun facts and inspired through immersive breathtaking photography. Available globally in the top-downloaded, free Fitbit app, Fitbit Challenges motivate users to increase activity, showing how small steps add up to big results, with Fitbit data demonstrating that users who participate in Challenges move up to around one additional mile per day, on average.1 (more...)

BWW Review: Watch It Ensnare Us All with THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Aug 28, 2016

With a small yet stellar cast directed by Pamela Hunt and finishing the Playhouse's 90th season as its final full length production of the summer, there is so much to love about this production of Christie's classic The Mousetrap. Honestly, if you don't enjoy it, you really aren't following the story close enough. From enigmatic characters, all whom are just about self-incriminatingly suspicious from the very start, to a plot that you will try your utmost to decipher while the facts are laid out bare before you, Hunt and her cast have truthfully really created quite the masterpiece with this production (more...)

by Marakay Rogers - Aug 27, 2016

Since when does a small community theatre do a better job at a show than the professionals? In this production of Christopher Durang's popular Chekhov-based comedy. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 6th Annual STREAMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

With help from host and 2016 Streamy Award nominee GloZell Green, along with presenters Andrea Russett, Brittany Furlan, Chester See, Lohanthony, Merrell Twins and others, Tubefilter and dick clark productions announced today the nominees for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards (more...)

Photo Flash: 1776 at Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

In a year with a rollicking presidential election, and the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, it seems fitting for Lakewood Theatre Company to present 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. Political maneuvering provides the heart and soul of 1776; the road to accord seems as fraught with obstacles as any in Congress today. It is a show that will remind us how far America has come and how little we've changed. (more...)

NY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political Satires
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues 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 Charles Morrow, Cataloger for  Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (more...)

THE ROAD TO SHANGRI LA Announces Australian Tour
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016


Perfect365 Lets You Try on Trendsetting Fall Fashion Week Makeup Directly From the Runways
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016


Is There a Way to Insure Teen Drivers Without Breaking the Bank?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016


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