People's Light Opens Conversations in Fifth Season of COMMUNITY MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Amid the current fractured national landscape - where political and cultural tensions have many people deeply angered, saddened, and retreating to their own ideological camps - the grassroots reading and discussion series, Community Matters at People's Light aims to spark conversation about relevant issues in our community with a diverse array of perspectives and voices. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening, followed by a discussion with community partners, special guests, artists, and audiences. The fifth season of Community Matters features the reading and discussion of plays focused on the American work-force, mental illness, and the representation of race, gender, and sexuality in art. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Bling, Beats, and Bollywood in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Bring An End to the 20th Anniversary Celebration With a Bawdy Burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 23, 2016

Bling, beats, and Bollywood in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' bring an end to the 20th Anniversary Celebration with a bawdy burst at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Seymour, Loretta Divine, Joey Fatone and More on the CABARET Red Carpet at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Direct from Broadway, CABARET reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, 'Divinely, dangerously decadent,' while Time Out New York hails it 'A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!' (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Central Gives Season Two Renewal for LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winners before their season even gets started! Comedy Centralhas renewed the urban, coming-of-age animated series LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS for a second season, months before its debut, it was announced today at Comic-Con. (more...)

Destination America to Present 2-Hour Event PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, 10/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes the two-hour PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (wt), premiering Friday, October 28 at 9/8c only on Destination America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coronado Playhouse Presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Coronado Playhouse, celebrating their 70th year, continues their 20th Annual Free Classics tradition with the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A major Off-Broadway success, this eloquent, moving and exceptionally well-written first play by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman probes into the past and present of a young woman attempting to find her way in life after release from prison. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Clubbed Thumb's MEN ON BOATS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS moves uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement now through Sunday, August 14. Opening night is set for Monday, August 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Brings Charm and Manners Back Into Style
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 21, 2016

SENSE AND SENSABILITY brings the charming wit or Asutin to The Old Globe stage thorugh August 14th. (more...)

TIMON OF ATHENS Opens July 31 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, directed by Amanda Dehnert, on July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are offered July 28 and 29. This will be only the fourth time that OSF has presented Timon of Athens in its 81-year history, the last time being in 1997. This also marks OSF's fourth completion of Shakespeare's canon since 1935. (more...)

Jane Stoller Launches New Book, ORGANIZING FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ZURICH, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jane Stoller announced today that her book, Organizing for Your Lifestyle, is now available for sale on Amazon. Organizing for Your Lifestyle isa fun, inspiring guide to organizing all aspects of your life, from socks to suitcases. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kate Bosworth, Jacob Tremblay in Supernatural Thriller BEFORE I WAKE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane and newcomer Jacob Tremblay (Room) star in the new supernatural thriller BEFORE I WAKE. The film hits theaters on September 9th. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Hip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

An exciting new line-up of international acts is headed to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts for Breakin' Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre created by London's Sadler's Wells, returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

I LOVE DICK & More Set for Amazon's 2016 Comedy Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen Will Join Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Pitch Perfect 2, 'Vinyl') will make her Broadway debut as 'Madame de Tourvel' alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. Ms. Sorensen previously appeared on the Donmar stage in Ms. Rourke's 2014 production of Coriolanus opposite Tom Hiddleston. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick and More to Celebrate SHE LOVES ME Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM featuring Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members, featuring the show's lyricist Sheldon Harnick as special guest. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Is Well Worth The Climb
by Barry Lenny - Jul 20, 2016

Terry has forgotten that it is Andy's birthday, and no amount of hinting by Andy is working. (more...)

VIDEO: WGN America Reveals Full-Length Trailer for New Season of SALEM
by - Jul 20, 2016

In advance of the SALEM panel event at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 on Friday, July 22, WGN America released the season three full-length trailer for the network's hit supernatural thriller, set to premiere Halloween week. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

David Bryne, Summer Olympics & More Slated for August Public Programs at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in August. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and More in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT OF - August Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - Jul 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT OF - August Episodes on HBO (more...)

Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour Continues to Defy Belief at The Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 20, 2016

On October 30, 2003, the institution of what we call American Musical theatre would never be the same. This highly anticipated musical hit Broadway running with box office success and two stars top billed. The wickedly talented Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Galinda) were the talks of the town in Stephen Schwartz's new musical. The magical question is, how do you keep a musical relevant and box office worthy in this day and age when rapping forefathers capture the masses? My answer is, if it ain't broke, then don't fix it. This show evolves in every way, from the music, movement, costume and make-up design we are taken on a magical journey. (more...)

Sydney Chamber Opera's New NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND to Premiere at Carriageworks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new production of composer Jack Symonds's and librettist Pierce Wilcox's Notes from Underground. Directed by Patrick Nolan and designed by Genevieve Blanchett it will be presented over five nights on 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 August. The last time the company presented this opera it was for their 2011 inaugural production at Sydney's Cellblock Theatre. This production established SCO as one of the most important and distinctive new voices in Australian opera. (more...)

El Rey Network to Premiere Season 3 of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, 9/6
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network announced today that Season 3 of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES will premiere on September 6 at 9PM ET. (more...)

espnW AddsKavitha Davidson and Katie Barnes to Its Roster
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

espnW has added distinct, versatile voices Kavitha Davidson and Katie Barnes to its deep and experienced roster. Davidson will serve as a writer for espnW and will also contribute to ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and will be based in New York. Barnes joins espnW as a Bristol-based writer/reporter. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

MTA Music Under New York to Celebrate Mozart Alongside Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

MTA Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) celebrates the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a series of special performances that will be streamed online, a first for MTA MUSIC presentations, thanks to a collaboration with Lincoln Center. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, August 4, 2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 4, 2016! (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Synchronicity Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks off September 23 - October 16 with the regional premiere of Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn, a fun and fresh account of the downfall of King Henry VIII's ambitious second wife, Anne Boleyn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general admission lawn is $8 to $20 and includes lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724- 2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.  (more...)

FREE Readings of New Plays - BOTANICUM SEEDLINGS at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights - This summer, Theatricum's Botanicum Seedlings celebrates its 15th anniversary with readings of two new plays about families dealing with contemporary issues that hit home in unexpected ways. Admission is free. (more...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Present Jason Robert Brown's '13' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present Jason Robert Brown's 13 this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Celebrates Opening at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater just celebrated the opening of James Lecesne's The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. The production will run now through July 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

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