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Atlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Breaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017. (more...)


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Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Lyric Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this 'singular sensation' in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Magnet Theatre to Stage 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS and KUDU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

One of South Africa's longest standing and most celebrated theatre companies, Magnet Theatre, presents two new works: 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS by Nwabisa Plaatjie and KUDU by Lwanda Sindaphi. The productions are the culmination of Magnet's year-long theatre-making internship programme. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, October 17, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 17, 2016! (more...)

Gateway for Cancer Research Announces $4.1 Million Raised at 25th Annual Gala THE GREAT GATEWAY: 25 YEARS OF ILLUMINATING THE WAY TO CURES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, raised $4.1 million at its 25th annual Cures Gala, 'The Great Gateway: 25 Years of Illuminating the Way to Cures,' on Saturday, October 15 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago.  (more...)

Carrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

The Cannata Report's 2016 Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Finds Its Ralphie at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The hit show 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway Training Center of Westchester's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Broadway Training Center of Westchester, one of the region's premier performing arts schools, will present the musical 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' November 18-20 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, N.Y. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Finds Its Ralphie at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The hit show 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season.  (more...)

Jeff Whiting Directs Developmental Reading Of New Musical HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS In New Works Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs new musical HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS as part of the Open Jar New Works Reading Series, featuring book by Eric Holmes (Smash, The Good Wife), music and lyrics by Nat Zegree (The Kings Critique), and music direction by Jesse Kissel (The Visit). (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Sally Henry - Nov 4, 2016

With a bare stage decorated only with a stool- oh yeah, and 'the line'- just walking into the theatre began the immersion process into the world of 17 dancers auditioning to be in the chorus of a glitzy Broadway musical. (more...)

Leadership Change Announced at Atlanta Lyric Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only musical theatre company, announces that long-time Managing Artistic Director Brandt Blocker will be leaving the 36-year-old company. Current Director of Education and Development Mary Nye Bennett will serve as artistic director. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Extends The Second City's HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Playhouse is offering a hilarious opportunity to recap and/or recover from your holiday experiences - an additional week of THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which is the perfect antidote to seasonal stress. The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 31, now will run through Jan. 8, 2017. (more...)

Broads' Word Ensemble Launches Indiegogo Campaign with 2017 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

After three successful productions in two years, Broads' Word Ensemble launches a fundraising campaign alongside their season announcement. (more...)

Beverly Adkins Pens KIDS MAKE YOU DO CRAZY THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Beverly Adkins, PhD, a grandmother, educator, quilter, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Kids Make You Do Crazy Things': an informative and interactive work that is the perfect read for children and adults alike! Read along with Granny as she and her granddaughter Jennie play and then answer the questions at the end! (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCESS - THE GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD, LOST Theatre, 16 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and challenging show that overstretches its resources and that of its audience. (more...)

Magnet Theatre's Theatre-making Internship Program Presents Lwanda Sindaphi's KUDU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lwanda Sindaphi's KUDU is set in the year 2030. The AmaXhosa Nation has taken over the Eastern Cape in an attempt to utilise the land for their own prosperity. (more...)

Six Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Six D.C.-area playmakers have been selected to participate in the third installment of Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program that invites a small group of local theater makers to investigate their artistic process and develop their dramaturgical practice. The program is co-facilitated by Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko and Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, and participants convene once per month at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Jennie-O Introduces All Natural Turkey Sausage With Simple, Familiar Ingredients, No Preservatives
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A versatile ingredient in many favorite recipes, sausage has long been a staple of American meals. Now, as more of today's consumers seek out all natural foods with simple ingredients Jennie-O a company that believes eating well shouldn't come at the cost of taste is serving up a lean and delicious solution perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner: new Jennie-O All-Natural Turkey Sausage. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Arctic Group Presents HARMONY at Dixon Place and HERE Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Harmony is an audio documentary and sound sculpture enhanced with visual/movement elements, featuring the collective consciousness of voices around the globe. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Presents World Premiere of SUMMERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The world premiere of the mysterious and suspenseful new play Summerland by Arlitia Jones debuts Feb. 4 and runs through March 5 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, February 6, 2017
by - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 6, 2017! (more...)

Sylvan Winds Presents WINDS OF CHANGE In Chelsea, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the second concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space. (more...)

Photo Flash: ASTORIA Part One Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Peter Stark's best-selling book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. (more...)

The Uncharted Music Series at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Now entering its third full year, Uncharted at Greenwich House Music School has emerged as one of New York's most exciting and unpredictable live music series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city. (more...)

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and INSIDE Lead the Nominations for 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Actors' Shakespeare Project Presents Rarely Seen EDWARD II by Christopher Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project kicks off 2017 with Christopher Marlowe's complex Edward II, England's notorious king who forsakes everything for his public and private passions--only to meet horrific ends at the hands of his queen and his conniving noblemen. ASP is fortunate to bring both the talents of its Resident Acting Company and director David R. Gammons to navigate the intricate theatrical landscape of this historically controversial and rarely seen play. Performances are February 22 - March 19, 2017 (Press Performance: Saturday, February 25, 8 PM) at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown. For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, GREASE LIVE! Among Nominees for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today (more...)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Make Off-Broadway Premiere at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 10, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from January 28 - February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families. (more...)

BWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting Over
by Maggie Yates - Dec 9, 2016

Ensemble's production of Chapter Two, Neil Simon's 1977 living-room comedy about a second marriage, tackles the problems that come with an obsession with the past. (more...)

Marie Callender's Builds Much-Needed Dining Room Space for New Yorkers This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PAL
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2016

Just last night, kids from The Police Athletic League headed to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to check out The Color Purple, and got to meet wit the cast afterwards. Check out photos below! (more...)

Jackie Cruz, Tony Hawk, Jennie Garth, Chuck Liddell and Tyler Posey Face Off in Exciting New Poker Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Poker Central®, your ultimate source for exciting 24/7 Poker® content, today announced its new celebrity poker event. The “Poker Central Charity Shootout” features Hollywood celebrities battling it out on the felt for their favorite charities, and later against poker professionals. Jackie Cruz, Tony Hawk, Jennie Garth, Chuck Liddell and Tyler Posey play for a chance to win money for their favorite charity, with the chance to win as much as $40,000! (more...)

Cliff Somers Releases IS HE OR ISN'T HE?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cliff Somers was born in Maine but claims Florida as his home state. He lives in Tampa with his lovely and smart wife, Jennie. He retired from the practice of trial law and needed something else to occupy his time. Having been an English major in undergraduate school, writing seemed to be a no-brainer. Time will no doubt judge the wisdom of that choice as Cliff completed his new book, 'Is He or Isn't He? A Response to God's Not Dead': a thoughtful refutation of the so-called 'evidence' supporting the existence of God set forth by Pastor Broocks, which Cliff contends is no such thing. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 10, 2017! (more...)

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Opens at Elmwood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack NY will be presenting 'The Velveteen Rabbit', written by James Still adapted from the story by Margery Williams and directed by Derek Tarson. 'The Velveteen Rabbit' is a funny, lovely, and adorable family show for children ages 4 to 104. "The Velveteen Rabbit" runs December 9th thru December 18th Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 General Admission. (more...)

Danny Mac and Carley Stenson to Star in SLEEPLESS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fresh from the Final of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson, will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical. (more...)

The National Association of Professional Child Photographers announces 2016 Photographer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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