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THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Rubinstein Prize-Winner Pianist Boris Giltburg Gives NY Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Silver-prize and audience-prize winner at the 2011 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, critically acclaimed pianist Boris Giltburggives his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on October 27 with an all-Russian program, presented by the American Friends of the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society. The program includes works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin, as well as Giltburg's own piano arrangement of Shostakovich'sString Quartet No. 8 in C minor.   (more...)

The New Home Company Earns Multiple Honors for The Cannery, Including Master-Planned Community of the Year, at 2016 Northern California MAME Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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CBS Places First in Premiere Week in Viewers; KEVIN CAN WAIT is New No. 1 Comedy
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

CBS placed first in premiere week in viewers for the eighth consecutive season, first in adults 18-49 (tie) for the first time since 2010-2011, and first in adults 25-54 for the first time since 2011-2012, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 25. (more...)

Jeffrey Hatcher's Haunting DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Appears at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Set on the streets of Victorian London, Jeffrey Hatcher's play honors Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," while adding a complex interpretation of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde appears from October 12 to November 13, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Jeffrey Samuel Steinman Pens THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

'The Second Coming of Jesus Christ': an intriguing and thought provoking commentary on the literal teachings of the Bible when applied to extensive experience and common sense interpretation of prophetic teachings. 'The Second Coming of Jesus Christ' is the creation of published author, Jeffrey Samuel Steinman, PhD, a brilliant physicist who has pioneered numerous supercomputing software technologies and is regarded as a world-class expert in the field of parallel and distributed modeling and simulation. (more...)

TIFF Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

With the completion last week of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival®, TIFF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Geoff Beattie, Frank Kollmar, Leslie Noble, and Jeffrey Remedios. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening night of 1776 at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

BBW Review: Long Live KING CHARLES III
by Maria Rita Meli - Sep 26, 2016

Is England prepared for Prince Charles' ascension to the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II? King Charles III, making its regional premiere in the Arizona Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season, explores his possible future reign. (more...)

Talkwalker Launches Dashboard to Monitor Clinton vs. Trump Social Media Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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BWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Sep 26, 2016

Our nation is in the midst of a national election, and local theatres have responded with a series of plays that examine various foibles and stories of political intrigue. Ensemble is staging former County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones' THE BLOODLESS JUNGLE (September 15-October 2) about a rising idealistic political star running for a pivotal Congressional seat. The Musical Theater Project is featuring THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (September 21 & September 25), a play about Unionism with political undertones. Cleveland Public Theatre is presenting 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS (October 6-29), which showcases the life and times of the 44 Presidents of the United States, featuring an all-female cast. And, Cleveland Play House just opened ALL THE WAY (September 17-October 9), a Tony-Award winning drama that examines the power of one person to transform a country. (more...)

BWW Review: No Need to Wait: WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Daniel Collins - Sep 26, 2016

Baltimore's Everyman attempts a pre-Halloween scare with WAIT UNTIL DARK now through Oct. 9th. (more...)

HAMILTON Cast Members to Host Voter Registration at Richard Rodgers Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

National voter registration for voters from all 50 states will be conducted by members of the cast of the Broadway musical HAMILTON on Wednesday, September 28 and again on Saturday, October 1 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St. NYC), where HAMILTON performs. (Tuesday, September 27th has been designated as National Voter Registration Day across the country.) (more...)

VIDEO: HamilKids Unite to Celebrate First Anniversary of HAMILTON Cast Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Of all the hashtags and memes that Hamilton has inspired, one of the most enduring (and certainly the cutest!) has been #Hamilkids. Today, in celebration of the first anniversary of the Broadway cast album's release, kids from around the world united-via the internet, at least-to pay tribute to the beloved musical with one of its most iconic songs, 'The Room Where It Happened.'  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer, First Episode for BREAK: THE MUSICAL Web Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The brand-new web series BREAK: THE MUSICAL just debuted its first episode this week and will premiere four more episodes every Wednesday on YouTube. Check out the trailer and Episode 1 below! (more...)

BWW Review: Quirky MACHINE MAKES MAN Extends Tradition of Science Fiction on Stage at Cape Town Fringe
by David Fick - Sep 23, 2016

Dealing with the concepts of technological singularity and transhumanism, Adina and Michael Verson-McQuilken's MACHINE MAKES MAN navigates its way through the traditions of science fiction, ultimately emerging as a poignant reflection on the nature of humanity, with some broadly comic entertainment along the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three Presents THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Take a trip back to the 1980s, a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were popped, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer'sscore is one of the best in the last ten years!  (more...)

Cogobuy Completes the Placing of Shares
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Westport Community Theatre Presents CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Westport Community Theatre announces its first production of the 2016-2017 season, Camping with Henry and Tom, written by Mark St. Germain. The show, which has performances on weekends through Sunday, Oct. 2, is directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner and produced by Joan Lasprogato. (more...)

Jeffrey L. Gross Launches WAIPI'O VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Author Jeffrey L. Gross' 'Waipi'o Valley: A Polynesian Journey from Eden to Eden' (published by Xlibris) is a groundbreaking book that is packed with information and knowledge. It describes the amazing journey of the Polynesians, the 'nomads of the sea', across a third of the circumference of the earth. Many voyages covering thousands of miles across the world's largest ocean in double-hull canoes constructed from hollowed-out logs and built with Stone Age technology-tools of stone, bone and shell and navigating by the stars of the night sky. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOBILE UNIT's HAMLET Celebrates Opening Night at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. The sit-down run of HAMLET follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare classic will run in The Public Theater's Shiva Theater through Sunday, October 9. The show celebrated its official press opening last night, September 22, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

FLG Partners Announces Jeff Van Zanten as a New Partner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Scoop: NYC-ARTS 10/6 - 10/27
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2016

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NewFest to Honor Tituss Burgess with First Voice & Visibility Award This Fall
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

NewFest - the Film and Media Arts organization that will present its annual festival of LGBT cinema from October 20 to October 25 in partnership with Outfest and sponsored by HBO - announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Tituss Burgess ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will be receiving NewFest's very first Voice & Visibility Award during the festival. (more...)

Off-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Paper Mill Playhouse's THE PRODUCERS
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the full company in rehearsal below! (more...)

HAMILTON Announces New Block of Seats On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today the addition of 26 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) putting tickets on sale for performances through September 17, 2017.    (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents Special Guests For Romeo And Juliet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Embrace a night overflowing with romance and drama. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet paints the world's most famous love story in vivid musical tones. Brahms' Tragic Overture sets the dramatic tone for the evening. HaydnSinfonia Concertante showcases A2SO concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky, and principals Sarah Cleveland, Christian Green and Timothy Michling in this delicate piece. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre for two weeks from October 19 - 30. To purchase tickets, visit stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

MusiCares Names New Board Leadership And Members
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 22, 2016

The MusiCares Foundation®-one of the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy®-announced new elected leadership and Board members. (more...)

Watch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Lyric Brings THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Back to Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will present its hit, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, October 13 through November 5 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre.  This triennial production will feature a cast of local favorites, including Matthew Alvin Brown as Riff Raff, Lexi Windsor as Columbia, and Vince Leseney as Eddie/Dr. Scott. Tickets are on sale now, and start at $31. (more...)

Scottsdale Arts Shines the Spotlight on France
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the internationally acclaimed Piaf! The Show on Saturday, Oct. 22, as part of its 2016-17 Discovery Series exploring the arts and culture of France. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 21, 2016

Omigod, you guys! Broadway's most fashionable lawyer is currently holding court at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Tony nominee Legally Blonde, The Musical, based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie, had an exciting opening weekend complete with a stellar cast and a very enthusiastic audience. Truly, I can't say enough about this wonderful incarnation. (more...)

STAR TREK BEYOND Sets a Course on Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD, On Demand & More 11/1
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the STAR TREK TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection. (more...)

Parthenia Viol Consort in Concert on October 6 at Manhattan's Church of St. Luke in the Fields
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:00 PMperforming King James and His Bible: Royal and Devotional Music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Meet the New Boss' on Next MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
by - Sep 21, 2016

On the next episode of MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC titled "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all. (more...)

Oakland Symphony 2016-2017 Season Begins, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan open the 2016-2017 season with the return of charismatic baritone Hadleigh Adams singing Mahler's Ruckert Lieder and the debut of the award-winning Delphi Trio-violinist Liana Berube, cellist Michelle Kwon and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur-- performing Paul Juon's  Episodes Concertantes Friday, October 14, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Names 2016-17 Early-Career Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced their second cohort of early-career directing fellows. (more...)

VIDEO: AMC Releases THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 Key Art & Promo
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

AMC released today the official key art for the highly anticipated THE WALKING DEAD Season 7, featuring Negan (portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his infamous sidekick Lucille, as well as an exciting new promo for the upcoming season (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Everyman Theatre - Another Whodunit by Playwright Frederick Knott
by Charles Shubow - Sep 21, 2016

Megan Anderson once again excels starring in this mystery. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Paper Mill's THE PRODUCERS - David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff, Ashley Spencer & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the full company below! (more...)

Ed Mullin Joins SC&H Group as CTO of IT Advisory Services Practice
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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VIDEO: TRANSPARENT's Jeffrey Tambor Talks Emmy Win; More 'Arrested Development'
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Actor Jeffrey Tambor stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about Maura Pfefferman, the role he plays on “Transparent.” (more...)

James Andrews Promoted to Director, Sales Warner Bros International Television
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Andrews has been promoted to Director, Sales, Canada, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, it was announced today by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. (more...)

New SoCo Cultural District and Second Saturday Event Starting October 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

It all happens south of Colonial now. That is what this group of artists, entrepreneurs and performers are stating, and they will prove it. The new SoCo, which stands for south of Colonial [Boulevard], will be an area defined not only by geographical lines, but also by the consistent presence of venues that represent the arts in Southwest Florida. This new art district block runs from Colonial Boulevard, down McGregor Boulevard to Royal Palm Square Boulevard, over to Summerlin Road, up to Colonial Boulevard and returning to McGregor Boulevard.   (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the crowns, King Charles III, Oct. 6-23 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

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