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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...)

MDR Presents LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Tomorrow
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/LTYMShow (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...)

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...)

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...)

Debralee Bowen Launches THE LITTLE YELLOW CLUBHOUSE DIARY
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...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Conclude Next Stop Concert Series with BIG FISH, 6/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company finishes its Next Step Concert Series with Andrew Lippa and John August's musical retelling of the wildly popular Daniel Wallace novel and Tim Burton movie, Big Fish. This concert performance runs June 18-20 at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. Tickets cost $11-30 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Gatorade Announces the National Softball Player of the Year: Madilyn Nickles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

MERCED, Calif., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In its 31st year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Madilyn Nickles of Merced High School (Merced, Ca.) as its 2015-16 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year. Nickles was surprised with the news at school by two-time Olympian Jennie Finch. (more...)

FoodNetwork.com Serves Up the Perfect Fourth of July Menu, Party Planning Tips and Fun Ideas for the Family
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

It's time to heat up the barbeque because Food Network is grilling up a new batch of competition this July, starting off with the premiere of Chopped Grill Masters Napa when sixteen top-notch grillers head out of the studio and in to wine country with host Ted Allen for a special five-part tournament beginning Tuesday, July 5th at 10pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims into Imagination Stage
by Hannah Wing - Jun 27, 2016

Imagination Stage's world premiere production of 'The Little Mermaid', directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, adapts Andersen's story into a musical interpretation filled with original songs and choreography. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Full casting and creative team are announced today for the eagerly awaited professional European premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel. (more...)

A New Hope Women's Comedy Event to Feature Jennie Mcnulty & Lisa Koch at The Rrazz Room, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

A NEW HOPE WOMEN'S COMEDY EVENT DOUBLE HEADER at The RRazz Room At The Raven will feature Jennie McNulty & Lisa Koch and Special Guest Comedian Karen Faber on August 6 at 7:30 pm. For Tickets & Information: 888-596-1027 or www.TheRRazzRoom.com. (more...)

1812 Productions Presents JillineFest in Support of The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 20th anniversary season with JillineFest, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. JillineFest is a week-long showcase of original works by female solo artists who are past residents of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. JillineFest will also feature opening and closing cabaret events starring many artists who were both friends and stage-partners of Ms. Ringle. (more...)

Cook Group Partners with Ivy Tech Bloomington and Broadview Learning Center to Launch New Workforce Education Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

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BWW Review: MONTE, MOLISSA, MARGO, MULLER at New York Live Arts
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 17, 2016

Times are hard for choreographers, which is why Elisa Monte, Jennifer Muller, Molissa Fenley, and Margo Sappington have banded together to present their full-length works at New York Live Arts. What one might not be able to afford, four are more than capable of shouldering. While a solid business idea, the results as seen on Wednesday June 15th, 2016 were decidedly uneven. It's not that the works were too different in tone, it's that the quality was rarely of top caliber. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 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. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. (more...)

We Players Announces Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

We Players will present Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at the historic Rancho Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park in August/ September 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 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. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. The score, written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, features some of the most exuberant and romantic songs ever written, including "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America." West Side Story will run from June 10-26 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Luxurious Retreat on 76 Acres for Sale at No Reserve Auction with Supreme Auctions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

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Atlanta Lyric Theatre Sets 37th Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, now in its 37th year as the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, has announced its upcoming 2016-17 season of musicals at the 600-seat Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). With five fantastic shows - the Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure Shrek the Musical, the beloved Broadway blockbuster A Chorus Line, the electrifying music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet, Andrew Lloyd Webber's epochal extravaganza Jesus Christ Superstar, and the musical tale as old as time Disney's Beauty and the Beast -- we look forward to delivering an unforgettable theatrical experiences to our patrons! (more...)

'Hot' and 'Cool' Tastes Headline the Summer Menu at Tropical Smoothie Caf''
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Blazing hot weather is sweeping the nation with record-highs becoming the new normal for summer. Thankfully, Tropical Smoothie Caf is promoting exciting seasonal menu offerings designed to help guests beat the heat with better-for-you food and beverage options. Thai Chicken is bringing the crisp cool flavorful blend of cilantro, carrots, and wontons to both wraps and salads, while the refreshing Watermelon Mojito smoothie spotlights the cooling combination of fruit and mint. The Watermelon Mojito smoothie will be available through July and August, at participating locations while supplies last. (more...)

'Hot' and 'Cool' Tastes Headline the Summer Menu at Tropical Smoothie Caf''
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Blazing hot weather is sweeping the nation with record-highs becoming the new normal for summer. Thankfully, Tropical Smoothie Caf is promoting exciting seasonal menu offerings designed to help guests beat the heat with better-for-you food and beverage options. Thai Chicken is bringing the crisp cool flavorful blend of cilantro, carrots, and wontons to both wraps and salads, while the refreshing Watermelon Mojito smoothie spotlights the cooling combination of fruit and mint. The Watermelon Mojito smoothie will be available through July and August, at participating locations while supplies last. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at We Players' Site-Specific ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

We Players will present Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at the historic Rancho Petaluma of Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park in August/September 2016. Continuing nearly 10 years of unprecedented partnership with the National Park Service and Califonira State Parks, We Players will once again integrate a well-loved Shakespeare play into the environs of a national historic landmark. Audiences will enter a 360-degree sphere of performance as We Players blurs the boundary between audience and actor and history and the present, all on the spectacular grounds of Rancho Petaluma Adobe. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast on location! (more...)

TOUCH, with ONCE's Katrina Lenk, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters welcomes Libra Theater Company with TOUCH, written by Toni Press-Coffman and directed by Nathaniel Shaw. TOUCH begins performances on Thursday, August 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 4.  Press opening is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Host LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE Block Party This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce details of the LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE Block Party to take place on Fifth Street outside the Taft Theatre Aug. 5-7, 2016. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Development of Two Site-Specific New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

In addition to planning an Off-Broadway series at the Horton Grand Theatre, SDMT is cultivating two, site-specific works; LAST NIGHT IN TOWN - a new musical based on the discography of Ben Folds, and HALL PASS - an immersive musical set and performed in a high school. Both musicals were featured in New York University's Forum on Site-Specific Performance in 2015. LAST NIGHT IN TOWN has another San Diego connection: one of the show's creators, Amy Cordileone, grew up in San Diego and worked locally for many years before moving to New York City. (more...)

A2SO Appoints Jennifer Balch Hale as Director of Development & Donor Services, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Jennifer Balch Hale, who takes on the position of Director of Development & Donor Services August 1, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Katie Bernstein Sings 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from ALLEGRO, Coming to Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

DOPEIn the video below, Katie Bernstein sings the iconic number 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Daniedlle Tarento, playing at Southwark Playhouse 5 Aug - 10 Sept 2016. Click below to watch her perform! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Below, check out photos from North Shore Music Theatre's production of MARY POPPINS playing thru July 31. (more...)

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Young and the Restless: One Actress's Tale of Summer Unemployment
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - Jul 1, 2016

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. And then there was nothing else. Just 120 degrees of scorching hellfire, and a job in retail. And woman saw that it was not good."--The Book of Genesis, retold (trying her hardest not to encourage blasphemy) by a restless college student (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO Begins Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The eagerly awaited professional European premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel, begins tonight, August 5, at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Novato Theater Co-Opens with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Novato Theater Company Begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, September 9-October 2 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949.  The play is directed by Michael Barr and features Gregory Crane, Amber Collins Crane, and Emily Radosevich.  It is produced for NTC by Kim Bromley and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

Jeannette Bayardelle to Lead Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Get ready to rejoice! SISTER ACT, the gloriously funny five-time Tony-nominated musical, is taking the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). SISTER ACT will begin Wednesday, August 17, and plays thru Sunday, September 4, 2016. Press night is scheduled for Friday, August 19 at 8p.m. (more...)

Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More Broadway Faves Star in 'The Oz Project' Music Video
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

'The Oz Project' is a love letter to THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE WIZ created by some of their diehard fans at heart. The stories are interwoven as the two classic versions are combined through their well-loved scores, and sung by some of the greatest voices on Broadway. (more...)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric to Stage Ogre-the-Top Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Do you know that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the ogre." No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of SISTER ACT plays now through September 4, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Hawaii's Top-Selling Female Vocalist of All Time to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amy Hanaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season for two performances only - Wednesday, December 14 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, December 15 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Botanicum Seedlings Announces 2016 Israel Baran Award Winner, Opens Submission Window for New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Botanicum Seedlings, Theatricum Botanicum's development series for playwrights, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 6th annual "Izzy" Award for new plays. The winning play, The Last Nights of Scheherazade by Paula Cizmar, was presented last summer as a private, developmental 'GreenRead.' Named for Theatricum's first dramaturg, Israel Baran, who passed away in 2007, the Izzy recognizes the Seedlings play that "speaks to us the loudest" - in honor of Israel's keen mind, sharp tongue and ear for language (despite the fact that he was frustratingly deaf). (more...)

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