BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)

BWW Review: Step Right Up! Brown/Trinity Rep Steals Spotlight with Sensational SIDE SHOW
by Veronica Bruscini - May 8, 2016

Theater world, take notice: The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Class of 2017 is a force to be reckoned with. Their staging of SIDE SHOW impresses in every particular from casting and costuming to setting, dramatic pacing, and lighting. From curtain to curtain, this is theatrical storytelling at its finest. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Amazing Kreskin Visits, Gushes Over CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Amazing Kreskin attended last evening's performance of Cagney off-Broadway and stopped backstage to visit with the company. Scroll down for his heartfelt note of praise following the show and a picture of him with the cast! (more...)

Steven Tyler's OUT ON A LIMB Tour to Stop in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Following the success of his critically-acclaimed sold-out Lincoln Center concert event on May 2nd, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Icon Steven Tyler is bringing "STEVEN TYLER...OUT ON A LIMB" across the country for a limited-run 19-city North American solo tour. Tyler will stop on September 1, 2016 at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

Cole Porter Musical ANYTHING GOES to Hit Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The high-energy tap-dance extravaganza ANYTHING GOES is set to sparkle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage for two nights only! (more...)

Steven Tyler Announces 'Out On A Limb' North American Solo Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following the success of his sold-out Lincoln Center concert event on May 2nd, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Icon Steven Tyler is bringing “STEVEN TYLER…OUT ON A LIMB” across the country for a limited-run 19-city North American solo tour. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

THE JOEY CANYON SHOW Returns to RFD-TV for Second Season
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In the midst of a successful debut season that has received rave reviews, fan praise, and industry recognition, 'The Joey Canyon Show,' has been confirmed for renewal for a second season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cole Kitchenn 10th Anniversary Party!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Stars of stage and screen joined Cole Kitchenn at the National Theatre Deck to celebrate 10 years of the agency! (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

New York City Ballet Spring Performances Kick Off in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Today at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet begins its Spring Season rehearsal period with the Company's 90 plus roster of dancers preparing 24 different works from its unparalleled repertory for six weeks of performances, April 19 through May 29, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents the NYC premiere of DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES now through April 17, at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James & Jennifer Simard Will Announce Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees on 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's 'Something Rotten' and Hollywood's 'Spotlight' star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out & genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's 'Disaster' will announce the nominees for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday, April 19th (11 AM) at New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.) Outer Critics Circle will post a new award entitled 'Outstanding Video/Projection Design' to increase award nominations to 25 categories.  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Mamma Chia Establishes First-Annual National Chia Day on March 23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The world's preeminent "Chia-Leader," Mamma Chia, is delighted to announce the designation of March 23 as National Chia Day. This day will recognize the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: CAGNEY Celebrates 100th Performance in Yankee Doodle Style.
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

Co-author and star Robert Creighton celebrates with the cast of Off-Broadway's musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This afternoon, Wednesday, June 29, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. CAGNEY had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/27/16 - PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2016

Today in 1976, the second Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at the Circle in the SquareTheatre, where it ran for 73 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. The 1976 cast featured: Christopher Chadman (Joey), Harold Gary (Mike), Terri Treas (Kid), Janie Sell (Gladys), and Gail Benedict (Gail). (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Oscar Wilde's famous satire The Importance of Being Earnest, which will run from July 7th through July 24th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. (more...)

Broadway's John Riddle Set for Broadway Method Academy's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Broadway Method Academy's production of Grease, which will play the Fairfield University venue July 23-24. (more...)

CAGNEY to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance on Wednesday afternoon, June 29 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs.  Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Magic Is Missing from Lyric's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Jan Nargi - Jun 11, 2016

Currently performing at the Lyric Stage in Boston is PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Rick Elice's (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family) theatrical prequel to Peter Pan based on the best-selling children's novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. On and Off-Broadway, this high-energy, whimsical back story, directed by Alex Timbers and the late Roger Rees, took riotous, magical flight. At the Lyric, Peter barely gets off the ground. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Ends 2015-16 Season With World Premiere of Stanton Welch's GISELLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From June 9 - 19, 2016, Houston Ballet will conclude its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of artistic director Stanton Welch's Giselle. The world premiere of Giselle is made possible through the generosity of longtime Houston Ballet supporter and trustee Lynn Wyatt. This production will showcase the company's strength and depth of talent, while staying true to the original story of love, betrayal, and redemption, set in the Romantic era. The ballet is set to the famous score by Adolphe Adam and designed by renowned Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, who will create the scenery and costumes for the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse Opens THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Oscar Wilde's famous satire The Importance of Being Earnest, which will run from July 7th through July 24th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. (more...)

USITT Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Rising Star Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

USITT is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rising Star Award sponsored by LDI/Live Design. The award honors early career professional designers in lighting, sound, scenic, or projection for outstanding work in one or more of these fields. (more...)

BWW Review: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Premiere Stages is Rich and Rewarding Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 18, 2016

The New Jersey Premiere of Water by the Spoonful is now being performed through July 31st by Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. This exceptional Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes features excellent direction by Kel Haney and a very accomplished troupe of actors. (more...)

Tanya Tucker, Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills & More Headline Benefit Concert To Support Dallas Police Association Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Country music superstars didn't hesitate to come together for STARS BEHIND THE STARS to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy, will travel from Nashville and beyond to perform during a benefit concert at the world-famous Billy Bob's Texas Wednesday, July 27. (more...)

Crazy 8 Looking for 'Life Of The Party' Fan to Star in Upcoming Kidz Bop Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, and children's fashion brand, Crazy 8, are teaming up to celebrate that anything is possible when you rock your own style. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2016 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Fall Season, October 19-30, at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  The season will feature a World Premiere by Jessica Lang, the Company Premiere of Daphnis and Chloe by Benjamin Millepied and revivals of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Frederick Ashton's Symphonic Variations. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Swim Into Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Take a journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.! (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

Capital Teas Expands Further with Four New Stores for Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Capital Teas, a leading American specialty tea retailer, announces the addition of four new store locations this Spring as part of its national expansion. This past Monday, April 4, 2016, Capital Teas opened its first New Jersey store, located on the third floor of the Bridgewater Commons Mall between the food court and Macy's and directly above Microsoft. The Maryland-based company will also be opening its fourth store in Virginia later this month, on the upper level of Fair Oaks Mall adjacent to Janie and Jack and across from Michael Kors. In May, the company plans to open stores at both International Plaza in Tampa, on the first level adjacent to Neiman Marcus, and at University Town Center in Sarasota, on the upper level near the Grand Court. These add to the company's Florida presence begun in January 2016 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. These four new stores bring the Capital Teas chain to 20 stores strong, all of which are company-owned. Capital Teas plans an additional 7-8 new stores this year, all of which are well along in development. (more...)

Country Stars Remember Music Legend Merle Haggard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Country music legend Merle Haggard, well known for his such as 'Okie From Muskogee' and 'Mama Tried,' passed way today, April 6th, his 79th birthday. Celebrities from the country music world have expressed their sadness today at Merle's passing. See what some of them had to say below! (more...)

Flux Theatre Ensemble to Present RIZING This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere of Jason Tseng's (Searching for Susan) RIZING, May 20 - June 4 at The Access Theater Black Box (380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013). (more...)

Steven Tyler to Bring Intimate Concert Performance to Lincoln Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Steven Tyler today announced his intimate concert performance 'STEVEN TYLER...OUT ON A LIMB' at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall on May 2 nd. T (more...)

BWW Review: Portland Players Does Justice to Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 3, 2016

Choosing to mount Arthur Miller's enduring classic, The Crucible, can be tricky business. The timeless masterpiece is a well-known, beloved staple of the stage and literature, though its very familiarity often makes it difficult to bring any new insights to the piece. Nonetheless, Portland Players takes on that challenge and manages to mount a stirring, fresh account of Miller's tragedy. (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

DuJour's Jason Binn & Nicole Vecchiarelli Celebrate the 'Steven Tyler...Out On A Limb' Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On Saturday, April 30 th, car aficionados will have an opportunity to be among the first to view Steven Tyler's 2012 Hennessey Venom GT at an exclusive event at LAVO before the car is auctioned off and on preview at May 2nd's Lincoln Center show. (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...)

Faurecia Employees Recognized as Leading Women in Manufacturing with 2016 STEP Ahead Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Due to popular demand and following the announcement of its three 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including 'Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical,' a new block of tickets is now on sale through September 25, 2016 for the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, at The Westside Theatre -Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). In addition, beginning July 7, 2016, CAGNEY will play Thursday afternoon matinees at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players' I HATE HAMLET Opens 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Wetumpka Depot Players are thrusting into spring with the second show of their 36th season. Audiences are bound to love I Hate Hamlet, Paul Rudnick's award wining comedy. Opening May 12, as the play promises thrills, chills, and laugh-out-loud entertainment. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, Starring Harry Melling, to Close Early in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award-nominated play Hand to God will end its London run six weeks early, according to The Stage. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James & Jennifer Simard Will Announce Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees Today at 11AM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster will announce the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season this morning, April 19th (11 AM) at New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.) Outer Critics Circle will post a new award entitled 'Outstanding Video/Projection Design' to increase award nominations to 25 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atherton, Gabrielle, Quentin, Pitt-Pulford In The Studio - MS SONG CYCLE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

'Ms.' is a brand new album of fourteen musical theatre songs inspired by women living with Multiple Sclerosis. Each song has been written by a different composer for a different West End actress. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed For MS. A SONG CYCLE - Kalidas, Ashe, Francolini, Harrison And Hope Join The Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Preeya Kalidas (Bend It Like Beckham), Rosemary Ashe (Witches of Eastwick), Anna Francolini (Wonder.Land), Siubhan Harrison (Guys & Dolls) & Danielle Hope (BBC's Over the Rainbow) are set to join the line-up of previously announced actresses that lend their voices to 'Ms.' A Song Cycle. (more...)

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