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The Tribe to Present World Premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Tribe invites audiences to the world premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER by Janielle Kastner. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), SOPAC, co-directors/producers Deborah Goldstein (Publisher, Village Q), Brooke Lefferts (Writer, Associated Press, NBC Today), Sandy Rustin (Playwright, Rated P ... for Parenthood, The Cottage, Struck) are will present Listen To Your Mother: North Jersey this Saturday, May 7, 2016. This 3rd Annual North Jersey production will have performances at 5pm (Mainstage) and 7:30pm (Loft Theater) at The South Orange Performing Arts Center (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). Open auditions were held in late January, and 13 writers were selected to join the movement of 'giving motherhood a microphone.' The 2016 cast will feature some of North Jersey's most talented writers and bloggers including: Lois Gallt Accardi, Ralph Buchalter, Moira Deziel, Laura Epstein, Brie Latini, Pam Lobley, Allyson Murphy, Doreen Oliver, Pat Ostrander, Joy Peskin, Otise Schuk, Carrie Schwartz, and Elizabeth Trundle. To get a great sense of the show, please visit: (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's Gala to Support Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

This year, Walnut Street Theatre's annual Gala will take place on Friday, May 6. The evening will begin with a one-night-only concert titled Come Hear the Music Play: An Evening of Kander & Ebb. Some of Philadelphia's favorite performers will take the stage to 'Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle.' Guests will enjoy performances by: Charles Abbott, Sara Brophy, Jennie Eisenhower, Cameron Flurry, Laura Giknis, Lexi Gwynn, Joliet F. Harris, Billy D. Hart, Heidi Hayes, Melissa Joy Hart, Jesse Jones, Liam Keenan, John Charles Kelly, Cambria Klein, Ben Lipitz, Forrest McClendon, Ellie Mooney, Craig Mulhern Jr., Nichalas L. Parker, Owen Pelesh, Lyn Philistine, Fran Prisco, Jenny Lee Stern, Christopher Sutton, Tara Tagliaferro, Denise Whelan and Jacob Wilner. Following the Gala Concert, a sold-out, swanky speakeasy VIP Party will be held on the Thomas Jefferson University Campus in the Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

PHOTO COVERAGE: LION KING, JR. at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - May 4, 2016

LION KING, JR. plays to sold-out crowd at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio, Texas (more...)

2015 Fred Ebb Award Winner MY HEART IS THE DRUM to Receive Presentation Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer, winners of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award, will present an invitation only showcase of their acclaimed work MY HEART IS THE DRUM on Monday, June 6th at 5 PM at the York Theatre (619 Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street, New York City)   (more...)

17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announced today the winners of the 2016 Festival. On April 28, 2016, the Festival wrapped up its eight day run with the Southern California premiere of The Fixer starring Dominic Rains, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan and Melissa Leo at Lido Live (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach) with the post party in the Via Lido Plaza. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences Smiling
by Kelli Curtin - May 24, 2016

Act II Playhouse's production of KISS ME, KATE is a show that is imbued with energy and full of delightful musical numbers. It has a sensational score by Cole Porter that will please audiences. This show, under the direction of Peter Reynolds and with the incredible choreography by Maggie Anderson, is a reminder of the timeless melodies of Porter and it has a cast that will entertain audiences. KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse shines and will have members of the audience smiling from start to finish. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Four Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN - *Season Finale* on THE CW - Monday, May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN - *Season Finale*, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

A message from the girls at the Little Yellow Clubhouse: 'Calling All Girls! Summer is finally here, and we can't wait to hang out with you in the Little Yellow Clubhouse! We are BFFs who love spending time together. We love dancing, cheerleading, yoga and gymnastics to name a few. We hang out together all the time, even though we are very different. There are five of us, and together we have formed a club, vowing to stay friends for the rest of our days! We can't give out too much information, we wouldn't want The Tree House Club boys to know! Our days are full of laughter and fun as we write in our dairy about our thoughts, our dreams, and the endless tricks we play on those smelly Tree House Club boys.' (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Chapter Forty-Four' Season Finale of JANE THE VIRGIN
by - May 10, 2016

On the Season Finale of The CW's JANE THE VIRGIN titled "Chapter Forty-Four," after moving up the wedding day, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael (Brett Dier) find all their carefully made plans thrown into chaos. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Sheen Center Art Gallery Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE ( today announced an eclectic lineup of distinguished artists and exhibits that will be featured in the Sheen Center Art Gallery, located at 18 Bleecker Street. This art season opens in the midst of the “Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy,” during which Pope Francis has called upon people to “give comfort to every man and every woman of our time.” The new season will run from April 7, 2016 through April 9, 2017. There will be an opening reception, free and open to the public, on April 7 at 6pm-8pm at the Sheen Center Art Gallery. (more...)

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents SISTER ACT, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, "Sister Act," Apr. 1-24, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tricia Arvanis, Alexandra St. James-Gray, and Melissa Kellar in DMCP's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'Sister Act,' Apr. 1-24, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport Presents MEMPHIS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater began performances of MEMPHIS on Thursday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through May 8, 2016. Check out BroadwayWorld's coverage of the production below! (more...)

LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez & More Set for 54 SINGS CHAKA KHAN, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

On Monday, April 4, an all-star cast of Broadway stars and musicians will come together at Feinstein's/54 Below to present: 54 Sings Chaka Khan. (more...)

BWW Blog: The 51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in Review
by David Fick - Mar 23, 2016

The 51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town on Sunday night in a ceremony that highlighted the theme of 'new beginnings'. With the main event taking place in the newly refurbished Baxter Theatre, this year's winners all received a newly designed medallion. The evening also aimed to present to the audience of theatre-makers, performers, designers, critics and patrons a fusion of cultures. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Present Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Coronado Playhouse is the longest running community theatre in San Diego County and Coronado's oldest arts organization. The 2016 season marks 70 years of entertainment, service and outreach to Coronado and Southern California audiences. (more...)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to Premiere KAREN KINGSBURY'S A TIME TO DANCE, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Jennie Garth ('Beverly Hills 90210'), Dan Payne ('All Yours') and Corbin Bernsen ('LA Law,' 'Psych') star in KAREN KINGSBURY'S A TIME TO DANCE, an original drama based on Karen Kingsbury's best-selling novel (more...)

ATX Television Festival and Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly Announce Multi-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016


Tom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Adams Hosts Broadway for Africa; Greg Hildreth at 54 Below; 54 Sings Chaka Khan Featuring LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, and More; Paulo Szot at 54 Below; and The Cast of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Sings the Music of Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

WAM Theatre Sets Cast for PHOTOGRAPH 51 Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the second in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, directed by Kelly Galvin. The reading will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Andy Richter to Host Ultimate CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT on Food Network
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Catch all the action unfold on CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT, with double episodes premiering on Sunday, May 29th at 10pm & 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Readies 5th Annual 'DRAGATHON'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and the SFGMC Divas announced its 5th Annual 'Dragathon' event on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Cafe (2369 Market St., San Francisco), raising much-needed funds for the SFGMC Financial Assistance Network (FAN). Admission is free.  (more...)

Magnet Theatre's Family Season to Showcase Four Productions for Young Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Magnet Theatre, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, presents Worker's Day weekend activities for the whole family. This promises to be a special opportunity to introduce little ones to the magic of live performance. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present KISS ME, KATE, 5/17-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

It's 'Too Darn Hot!' Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate, on stage from May 17-June 19, 2016. The classic musical comedy features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot's third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre. An entertainment icon, Broadway performer, and Television Academy "Hall of Famer," Asner will be sharing the stage with theatre veteran Rob Nagle (recently Rogue Machine's Pocatello, Antaeus, Troubadour, Denver Center, and Arena Stage). (more...)

Country Singer-Songwriter Crystal Yates to Release New Album This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

County and roots artist Crystal Yates will release her next album, to be titled “The Other Side”, in late May 2016. (more...)

Author John van Willigen Receives James Mooney Award for KENTUCKY'S COOKBOOK HERITAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky author John van Willigen has been recognized by the the Southern Anthropological Society for Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture. The book was awarded an Honorable Mention for the James Mooney Award for its contribution to anthropological scholarship on the South and Southerners. The Mooney Award was created to recognize and encourage distinguished anthropological scholarship on the South and Southerners. Presented annually, the award includes a $500 cash prize and certificate of recognition to be presented to the winning author at an awards ceremony. In addition, an Honorable Mention Award includes a certificate of recognition. It was created in honor of James Mooney, the prominent American ethnographer who lived with the Cherokee people during the late nineteenth century.  (more...)

Busy Start to 2016 for Junkets - Junkets10Series Launch, 10th Birthday Celebration, Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

It has been a busy couple of months for Junkets, with the independent publishing company recently holding the Junkets10Series launch along with its tenth birthday party, adding several new titles to its catalogue and celebrating its authors and compilers in awards ceremonies across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS at Atlanta Lyric Theater, a glittering showbiz sensation
by Libby Ryan - Apr 15, 2016

It's just showbiz, full of shining costumes, big breaks and betrayal. The Lyric Theater's production of DREAMGIRLS opened last weekend at the Jennie T. Anderson theater, a gorgeous musical spectacle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Media Theatre's '1776'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

'1776' is on at The Media Theatre through May 22. The Tony winning musical details--with humorous insight and energetic pacing, plus songs like 'Sit Down John', 'Mama Look Sharp' and 'Cool Cool Considerate Men' -- our founding fathers as they create the Declaration of Independence. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Ever since its opening night in May 1891, Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125(th) anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world's greatest musicians. Available April 29, this unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-page coffee table book, which includes notes by Director of Carnegie Hall's Archives Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs. (more...)

Nova Scotia Theatre Edits SHREK After Complaint About Transgender Slur
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

Although the musical's theme is about acceptance, a transgender audience member objected to the use of a word. (more...)

MET & The Fun Company to Present CINDERELLA, 4/16-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) and the Fun Company are bringing magic to the theatre with the performance of Cinderella. Watch dreams come true for one young girl with the help of her magical Fairy Godmother, some fairy dust and a little bit of hope starting April 16 going to May 15 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.). (more...)

Moreau Center for the Arts/Saint Mary's College Presents CHICAGO, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Moreau Center for the Arts presents CHICAGO, April 15-17 at the O'Laughlin Auditorium.  Tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for SMC/ND/HCC Faculty and Staff, and $8 for SMC/ND/HCC Students. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Stage LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre concludes its season with the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved story Little Women. This Tony Award-nominated musical is not only reflective of American history, but reminds us all how important family is and always has been.  The show runs from April 29th to May 8th.  Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  (more...)

OPHELIA UNDERWATER to Run 5/13-23 at Yellow Rose Art House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Ophelia had everything: the boyfriend, the future, the dress. Her life was a comedy. Until it really, really wasn't. Set underwater in the mind of Hamlet's forgotten, drowned heroine, Ophelia cross-examines her story, her existence, and most importantly - her ending. Janielle Kastner's aggressively contemporary play explores the good news, the bad news, and the ultimate cost of being a very good girl. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Get ready to step back in time to the exciting and turbulent 1960's with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of DREAMGIRLS playing from now through April 24 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Don't miss the romance, the backstage drama, and the incredible music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Paulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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