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BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)

THE PERFUME GARDEN Returns to Melbourne for a Limited Season Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

After ten years, Rajendra Moodley's hit play THE PERFUME GARDEN is returning to Melbourne for a strictly limited season at Chapel off Chapel's main stage. (more...)

Theatre Producer James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group as Executive Counsellor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now Booking in the West End to January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Motown the Musical has just released 500,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End production into 2019 when the show will celebrate its third year in London and Motown will celebrate sixty years since the record company was founded.  (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Opening next Friday, July 28, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American staged premiere of Dimitrij (1882). Set to a libretto by Marie Cervinkova-Riegrova, one of the relatively few 19th-century women to contribute to the genre, Antonín Dvorák's grand opera is rarely produced outside the Czech Republic, and only received its U.S. concert premiere more than a century after its composition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre's four-show subscription series, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of PARADE, CHESS  and IN THE HEIGHTS; this summer White Plains Performing Arts Center STAGE 2 will present the ground-breaking musical masterpiece, WEST SIDE STORY, running July 28-30 and August 4-6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Five Sopranos Reunite for John Gallagher's SARAH Q
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Sopranos stars Tony Sirico (“Paulie Walnuts”), Frank Vincent (“Phil Leotardo”), Vincent Pastore (“Big Pussy”), Federico Castelluccio (“Furio”) and William DeMeo (“Jason Molinaro”) reunite in director John Gallagher's new feature film Sarah Q. Written by Gallagher (The Deli, Blue Moon, The Networker) and Joe Benedetto (Hide the Sausage), the movie is described as a seriocomic tale of a young girl's struggle to succeed as an actor at a Manhattan conservatory. (more...)

VIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in Lexington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. The Tony nominated actress teamed up with The LEX Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid), for her directorial debut. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Bring 'Tradition' to Mishicot High School This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

One of the greatest stories of all time! It is a journey following Tevye the diaryman in a Jewish, Russian village that celebrates the ups and downs of family and tradition while staying hopeful for future prosperity, good health, and happiness in life. (more...)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Set for Residency at the Annenberg Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces the inaugural year of a new annual season-long partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Beginning in the 2017/2018 season, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will be orchestra-in-residence at the Annenberg Center. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Review: CLO's NEWSIES Out and On a Mission
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 20, 2017

In a news story, the lede is the captivating opening paragraph, the exciting exposition that locks the reader's eyes to the text and incites them to continue on. The Disney musical Newsies finds its lede in leading paperboy Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro), an unknowing hero who rallies his fellow paperboy troops to strike and protest Joseph Pulitzer's increased newspaper bundle cost of 10 cents. Delivering that with 1899 styles of dress, heavy New York accents, and large dance numbers, Mr. Barreiro and the cast of Disney's Newsies create a hot-off-the-press energized performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.  (more...)

NetApp Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Cast Announced for the UK Premiere of TENDERLY the ROSEMARY CLOONEY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casting is announced today for The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical that is being produced at the New Wimbledon Studio from 1st to 23rd September 2017 with press night on 4th September, at 7.45pm. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD And LG Collaborate In New 'Find Your Frame' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Milwaukee Rep Holds Auditions for Professional Training Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater to hold auditions for the second annual Professional Training Institute (PTI), an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. Participants will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Bloc Expands Access to Coding & Design Bootcamps, Offers Part-Time Online Programs and Deferred Tuition Repayment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

SRO Theatre Company presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season, it's 33rd,  opens with The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce that follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. (more...)

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Awards $275,000 to 30 Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, celebrated fireworks of their own on July 3, at the organization's 23rd Annual National Finale. An applicant pool of over 200 young dancers, seeking scholarship funds for further education, participated in a National College Audition at the Sheraton New York Hotel, nestled in the heart of Times Square. The audition consisted of a ballet class taught by New York City Balle tPrincipal Ballerina Tiler Peck, and a contemporary class taught by Martha Graham Principal Dancer Lloyd Knight. NYCDAF awarded a total of $275K to 30 recent High School graduates, already committed to a college program from September 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents MY SISTER EILEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will present Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov's 1940s comedy MY SISTER EILEEN. Directed by Dave Schmidt, the production runs July 21 through August 5, 2017, at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY Concert to Benefit Three-Time Cancer Survivor Donica Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy and Three Rivers Music Theatre's fundraiser for, three-time cancer survivor and Chicago Tribune's 2016 Chicagoan of the Year, Donica Lynn. All proceeds will be donated back to Donica, to help pay for the long-list of medical bills. (more...)

Paul Alexander's New Musical TRINKETS to Open at Gene Frankel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Trinkets, an original musical set in New York's historic meatpacking district will premiere at the Gene Frankel Theater for a limited run in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg and More Light Up the Stage in First Ever 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Last night, stars of the stage and screen dazzled a full house at the Theatre at ACE Hotel during the first ever The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles. The event raised money for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, which advocates for the freedom of expression on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Brandon Cloyd Named New Barrel of Monkeys Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Cloyd as the company's new Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2017. (more...)

Artists Rep Announces NEW. NOW. NECESSARY 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For its 35th anniversary as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company, Artists Repertory Theatre will offer seven gripping, contemporary plays for their mainstage series.  Among these plays are Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winners, the second  Table|Room|Stage commission, The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse, and a limited run of the World Premiere of the epic theatrical event Magellanica, by Portland playwright E.M. Lewis. Artists Rep's FRONTIER SERIES returns for a second season with internationally acclaimed artists from New York, Seattle and Iran. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Raven Theatre Founders Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro to Step Down After 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Raven Theatre Company today announced the theater's founders and co-artistic directors Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 season, after leading the company for 35 years. (more...)

International Guest Faculty Brings Exciting Repertoire To The Sarasota Ballet's Summer Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Opening Friday, 28th of July 2017 for two performances, the International Intensive Summer Showcase brings to the Sarasota stage works by Marius Petipa, Antony Tudor, Sir Matthew Bourne, L.Lavrosky and Arthur St. Leon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joey Barreiro, Daniel Quadrino and More in NEWSIES at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, tonight, July 18, through July 23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Riverside Theatre for Kids, the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit play, Peter and the Starcatcher, on July 21 and 22, 2017. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

Mozilla and Rooftop Films Announce Film Screening About Society's Relationship With The Internet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

July 18 - Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, is excited to support Rooftop Films in bringing a memorable evening of film and discussion to The Courtyard of Industry City, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 29 starting at 8 PM ET. As a part of Rooftop Films Annual Summer Series, hitRECord will premiere a film produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt about staying safe online. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TIN WOMAN Celebrates Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Audiences and critics filled the house for the Opening Night of The Tin Woman at Theatre at the Center (TATC) on Sunday, July 16. This was the Chicagoland premiere of Sean Grennan's newest play starring Erin Noel Grennan in the lead role. The Jeff Recommended play The Tin Woman continues its run at TATC through August 13. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila - Jul 18, 2017

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)

THE DROWNING GIRLS Next Onstage for Distraction Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 18, 2017

Distraction Theatre Company brings The Drowning Girls – written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic – to life August 18-26 at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sisters
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2017

BWW speaks to Sisters about bringing White Noise to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has announced its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

Casting Announced for PAGEANT at the Camden Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: COME FROM AWAY's Jenn Colella & Astrid Van Wieren Whip Up On The Fly Blueberry Poundcake Muffins!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2017

In this latest episode, we bring you very special guests from Come From Away- Tony nominee Jenn Colella and Astrid Van Wieren. For the recipe for Katie's On The Fly Blueberry Poundcake Muffins, visit: www.backstagebite.com (more...)

VIDEO: The World Will Know! Go Inside Rehearsals for NEWSIES at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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