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New City Players Present PROOF at Empire Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Pulitzer Prize for drama winner, Proof, is coming to Empire stage! Produced by New City Players, Proof follows Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Will Award-Winning Amazon Drama TRANSPARENT Get a Stage Musical Version?
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Faith Soloway, a writer of Amazon's TRANSPARENT and sister of the show's creator Jill Soloway, will appear at Joe's Pub on June 19th to present her cabaret show, 'Should 'Transparent' Become a Musical?' (more...)

Freeform United 'Fankind' on Monday Nights with SHADOWHUNTERS & STITCHERS
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This summer, Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, unites fankind with a Monday night programming block of back-to-back episodes of fan-favorite shows, SHADOWHUNTERS and STITCHERS. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Share Presents 64th Annual Boomtown Gala LET'S DANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

THE TEMPEST, Bach and More Among Sarasota Music Festival's Week One Highlights
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Sarasota Music Festival is a program of the Sarasota Orchestra, college-age student participants in the Sarasota Music Festival (SMF) attend master classes and coaching sessions, participate in the SMF orchestra, create outreach concerts for the local community and perform chamber music. (more...)

Back Alley Productions to Bring COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY to the Players' Ring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 2 to June 18 Back Alley Productions presents Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher at the Players' Ring Theatre located at 105 Marcy St. in Portsmouth. (more...)

New Sketch Show PRETTY IN THE USA Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Pretty in the USA is a comedy sketch expose on beautiful people. We know your game. You think you can do whatever you want because you're beautiful. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Set in 1900 Sweden, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desiree Armfeldt and the men who love her. Anne is married to Fredrik. Fredrik loves Desiree. Desiree is sleeping with Carl-Magnus. Carl-Magnus is wed to Charlotte. And Charlotte cannot be bothered. Couples intertwine, intersect and change partners in this sumptuous turn-of-the-century fairy tale for adults. It is mischief set to three-quarter time! (more...)


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Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater Joines Majestic-Lake Street Dive
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater has won a coveted spot on Lake Street Dive's summer tour and will appear on the historic Majestic stage on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  'Lake Street Dive is a multi-genre, jazzy-pop band from Boston who is one of THE hottest concert tickets with millennials,' observed Jeffrey Gabel, the founding executive director of the Majestic.  'If you can only attend one concert this year, this is the one not to miss.' (more...)

Shane Owens To Make His Network Television Debut on FOX & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Neo-Traditional country singer, Shane Owens, will make his network television debut on 'Fox & Friends' Sunday May 28 and on Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family' Monday May 29. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season Opener
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) opens its 2017 season with a stunning production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, a show that has not been performed by the company in 17 years. Directed by Robert Cuccioli, the excellent staging and stellar cast makes this 16th century dark comedy enthralling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage Bite Celebrates Launch of Season 2- Premieres Tomorrow!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 22, 2017

She's back! BroadwayWorld is excited to bring back Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch.  (more...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

Share presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" tonight, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.  The evening honored inspirational dance philanthropist Glorya Kaufman with the "Shining Spirit Award." (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - May 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 5/22 to 5/28
by BWW Staff - May 22, 2017

Published every Monday morning, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

Students in Elizabeth, NJ Dance on the Silk Road with Nai-Ni Chen
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

As world leaders meet to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposal to develop a new Silk Road, a group of students in from the Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26 in Elizabeth, NJ is learning about the Silk Road and taking a virtual journey. (more...)

NBC Renews TRIAL & ERROR for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

According to Deadline, NBC's courtroom spoof comedy Trial & Error has been picked up for a second season. The show will return for 10 episodes. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Richard Kind and More at Bay Street Theater's CURTAIN UP Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that The 6th Annual Honors Benefit: Curtain Up! took place on Monday, May 15 from 6-8 pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

New Line continues its 26th season with the local premiere of the fiery 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, by legendary film and stage composer Marvin Hamlisch (his last theatre score), lyricist Craig Carnelia, and Tony-winning playwright John Guare, based on the famous short story and film. The show was nominated for seven Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, and eleven Drama Desk Awards. It's a Faustian moral nightmare, all set to a sizzling 'jazz noir' score from the composer of the stage musicals A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and the film scores for The Sting, The Way We Were, Sophie's Choice, and many others.  (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
by Herbert Paine - May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston to Return to Appel Farm Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Appel Farm will welcome back to the Festival stage, musicians Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston at the Wine & Music Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 3 to 8pm, and Sunday, June 4, 12 to 5pm. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli Joins Team for Cher Biomusical THE CHER SHOW; Developmental Lab Set for October
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Cher's much-hyped biomusical is making its another leap toward the Great White Way! According to an Equity casting notice, developmental lab will be held this October for 'The Cher Show.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buran Theatre's T.B. SHEETS at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tank presents the world premiere of T.B. SHEETS written by Adam R. Burnett and directed by lisa nevada & Adam R. Burnett. Produced by Buran Theatre as part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder series, T.B. SHEETS is running for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 27 at the The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Students in Elizabeth, NJ Dance on the Silk Road with Nai-Ni Chen 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

As world leaders meet to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposal to develop a new Silk Road, a group of students in from the Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26 in Elizabeth, NJ is learning about the Silk Road and taking a virtual journey.   (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Netflix Announces New Series THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company's THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE exclusively to members around the world. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 525 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 525, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Urie and More in Red Bull's THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Red Bull Theater presents their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) on Thursday June 1st. The show is currently in previews and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

CBS Shares First Look Trailers for New Fall Dramas & Comedies!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

CBS yesterday unveiled its 2017-2018 primetime lineup, featuring four new comedies, four new dramas and 23 returning series. Today, the network shared first look trailers at all six of its new shows coming this fall. (more...)

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, ON GOLDEN POND and More Set for Redhouse Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Redhouse Arts Center has announced its 2017-18 Main Stage Season filled with charm, wit, laughter, a dash of hysterical family dynamics and plenty of pure theatrical excitement. (more...)

Five Orchestra Musicians to Receive Ford Musician Awards from League
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras for their important work in hospitals, correctional facilities, schools, museums, and more. The League program, made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, celebrates orchestra musicians and the inspirational work they do in their communities. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/17 - 5/24 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/17 - 5/24, airing on NBC (more...)

Tickets for THE BEACH BOYS Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America's musical history.  The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. (more...)

Khaled Khalafalla Brings His New Show LOOSE to Sydney for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Khaled Khalafalla (Upper Middle Bogan, Ali's Wedding) is Loose, cheeky and one of Australia's fastest rising stars. After a sell-out season at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Khaled is bringing his hit new stand-up show to Sydney's Comedy Store for one night only on Friday 14 July. (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Confirmed: Netflix Orders 5th Season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT; Entire Cast to Return
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

The popular family comedy ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT will return for a fifth season to Netflix in 2018. (more...)

1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA Among New Original Series Heading to CNN in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City. Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network's diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

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