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The Royal Family of a country very much like England becomes bored and decides to pose as commoners, leading to a series of wild adventures.

Tony Winner Alfie Boe Performs FINDING NEVERLAND on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Tony Winner Alfie Boe stopped by this morning's 'Today' to perform the title song from Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. The actor recently stepped into the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Circa's CLOSER at Udderbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning circus company Circa (The Return, Barbican) return to London for their longest season to date. Join five astounding performers in CLOSER as they reveal breath-taking, up-close acrobatics in this elegant and intimate encounter of engaging, sophisticated fun. Performances run now through Sunday 12th June 2016 at Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the performers onstage below! (more...)

BWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS, King's Head Theatre, May 5 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a much performed cult musical that does its best work in the songs and the memories it brings forward. (more...)

Four Premieres and More Slated for #Festival46 at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Hot on the heels of #Festival45 last Autumn, which debunked the myth that the festival format makes it impossible to pay actors once and for all, the King's Head Theatre is proud to present #Festival46. (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival to Kick Off Third Weekend, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which this year features more than 400 dancers and musicians from 32 top Bay Area dance companies representing more than twenty world cultural traditions, 12 world premieres, and two North American premieres, concludes with Weekend 3 June 18 and 19 at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.  (more...)

Stage Rights Announces Winner of First Ready to Publish Award
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?Stage Rights has announced that Laura King is the recipient of the first ever Ready to Publish Award, which will be given annually in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Laura was selected from five finalists who pitched their scripts at this year's SETC Annual Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina. (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Shirley Alston Reeves & The Chiffons to Play The Suncoast Showroom, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Shirley Alston Reeves, Original Lead Singer of the Shirelles, and The Chiffons will bring nostalgic doo wop classics of the 50's and 60's to the Suncoast Showroom June 25 and 26. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Pair of New Brierley Resident Acting Company Members
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty has announced two new members to DTC's Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company. Adam A. Anderson and Tiana Kaye Johnson will be joining the Brierley Resident Acting Company for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Accenture and Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi Launch Official Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy App
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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London Premiere of CUT to Play at The Vaults This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Set against a black backdrop with unsettling moments of complete darkness, a small audience is sealed in an atmospheric Vault under the Waterloo railway arches. Winner of the Best Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2015, and the Underbelly Adelaide Award 2015, this is the London premiere of CUT - an edge-of-your-seat thriller, written by award-winning Australian playwright Duncan Graham and performed by Hannah Norris. (more...)

Landi Oshinowo and Nicolas Colicos to Star in I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

West End stars Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) and Nicolas Colicos (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) lead the cast of the first UK revival of I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Matrix Theatre Company, Michigan's premier producer of community-based, social justice theatre, announced their new Executive Director, Mary Ann McCourt, one month ahead of its 25th Anniversary Extravaganza. (more...)

Jon Brittain's ROTTERDAM to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Following a highly successful run last autumn at Theatre503, Jon Brittain's ROTTERDAM now transfers to Trafalgar Studios. Anna Martine (The Nether), Alice McCarthy (Boris: World King), Ed Eales-White (Strap In - It's Clever Peter) and Jessica Clark (The Events) reprise their roles in this poignant and highly comic production. (more...)

Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges to Appear in OFF THE KING'S ROAD in London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges will be making an 'e-appearance' in OFF THE KING'S ROAD as a Los Angeles psychiatrist. (more...)

Riverdance's 20th Anniversary World Tour to Stop at Morris Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

?Moya Doherty is proud to announce the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities during the 2015/2016 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Beyond the Plastic with DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY
by Kimberly Moy - Mar 8, 2016

Long before Facebook and the Internet, women gathered at host's house to chat and buy Tupperware at widely popular Tupperware parties. Think of it as word-of-mouth marketing and . While this practice has mostly moved online, there are still a few out there who prefer the face-to-face interaction. Dixie Longate is one of those people and she is coming to Orlando, home to the Tupperware headquarter, next week. We chatted with Dixie about her Tupperware Party. (more...)

Chris Cornell Announces Second North American Leg Of His Acclaimed Higher Truth World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer and songwriter Chris Cornell today announced the second North American leg of his critically acclaimed Higher Truth World Tour. (more...)

Carrick Hill Celebrates 30 Years with a Pearl of Program for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

?Carrick Hill Springfield celebrates its 30th year of public opening this Wednesday 9 March when His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AO opens The Year of the Pearl program and the first exhibition for 2016 entitled Passion and Taste; a celebration of collecting. (The Governor's ceremony will take place at 2.30pm Wednesday 9 March). (more...)

Dance Pioner Margaret Beals to Appear Live, on Film at Cloud House Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Impulses Dance Theatre Arts presents six Sunday and Monday evening dance film screenings in March at 7pm and one Marathon screening on Monday, March 28, 2pm-9pm, of major dance works by Margaret Beals, choreographer, solo dancer and pioneer in the art of dance improvisation. (more...)

Carole Demas, Kristoffer Lowe & More to Close Out Cabaret Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Irvington Town Hall Theater in association with NiCori Studios and Productions announces the finale Cabaret on the Hudson for the 2015/2016 season on Sunday, April 10 at 3pm. Cabaret on the Hudson is a series that features outstanding cabaret performers, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. Many of the performers are Broadway veterans and have performed in New York City venues such as 54 BELOW, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room and Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Cabaret on the Hudson will be hosted by multi-nominated Cabaret singer and host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler and will feature James Horan on piano.   (more...)

HELLO, MARVELOUS YOU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Powering up a smartphone and interacting with different apps before starting the day is a common ritual in today's society. According to management consultant and executive coach Jocelyne F. Lafrenière, smartphones aren't the only devices that need to be turned on in the morning. In her practical guide, 'Hello, Marvelous You: Activate Your Inner Apps to Power up Your Life' (published by Balboa Press), Lafrenière encourages readers to activate their 'inner apps' to realign themselves with their marvelous nature. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, just took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his first official curtain call! (more...)

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

THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT & CULTURE (www.SheenCenter.org) 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...)

Cast Announced for THE NON STOP CONNOLLY SHOW at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre to commemorate the centenary of Dublin's Easter Rising of 1916, Margaretta D'Arcy and John Arden's epic retelling of the life story of Easter Rising leader James Connolly, The Non-Stop Connolly Show runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings from Monday, 4 April 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 4 April 2016 at 7.00pm), culminating in two all-day 'come and go as you please' performances of the entire play cycle on the anniversary of the Easter Rising itself - Saturday, 23 April and Sunday, 24 April. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE NON-STOP CONNOLLY SHOW to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

A production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre to commemorate the centenary of Dublin's Easter Rising of 1916, Margaretta D'Arcy and John Arden's epic retelling of the life story of Easter Rising leader James Connolly, The Non-Stop Connolly Show runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings from Monday, 4 April 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 4 April 2016 at 7.00pm), culminating in two all-day 'come and go as you please' performances of the entire play cycle on the anniversary of the Easter Rising itself - Saturday, 23 April and Sunday, 24 April. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR: WOMEN TELL ALL on ABC - Monday, March 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR: WOMEN TELL ALL, airing on ABC on Monday, March 7, 2016! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 2, 2016
by - Mar 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Junction Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Junction Theatre will present the West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET, a critically acclaimed play written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier, to be presented at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Castitas Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90039, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., March 26 - April 30, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006, or online at http://redvelvet.brownpapertickets.com. General Admission is $25 per person; Students, Seniors and Veterans are $20 per person; and Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. To learn more, please visit www.thejunctiontheatre.org and http://atwaterplayhouse.com/ (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Katherine Jenkins to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Viva La Diva, April 12-16. Katherine Jenkins is one of the world's most prolific classical crossover singers, having released ten chart-topping studio albums since being signed to Universal Classics. Over the course of her esteemed career, she has toured and recorded with the likes of Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, David Foster, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Bryn Terfyl, Rolando Villazon, Juan Diego Florez & Il Divo. At Cafe Carlyle, she will be joined by music director Gerard Steichen. Two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman (Chicago, Phantom, Side Show) will make a special guest appearance. (more...)

Circa Announces CLOSER as Part of Udderbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning circus company Circa (The Return, Barbican) returns to London for their longest season to date. Join five astounding performers in CLOSER as they reveal breath-taking, up-close acrobatics in this elegant and intimate encounter of engaging, sophisticated fun. (more...)

Michael Socha and Tamla Kari to Lead THIS IS LIVING at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Following a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh production in 2014, THIS IS LIVING by award-winning debut play by Liam Borrett, starring Michael Socha (E4's The Aliens, This is England, Being Human) and Tamla Kari (BBC's The Musketeers, The Inbetweeners Movie, Versailles (Donmar)) is a poignant and relatable exploration of what it means to say goodbye. (more...)

Cherie Lunghi to Star in OFF THE KING'S ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

OFF THE KING'S ROAD will play Jermyn Street Theatre (16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST) from Wednesday 1st - Saturday 25th June 2016. Press Night is set for Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm. (more...)

Faith Evans, Naughty By Nature, Cissy Houston and More Set for Newark Celebration 350
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Newark Celebration 350 (NC 350) is proud to present Newark's local hometown heroes and International recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India who are set to headline the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark's arts, culture and community as one of America's great historical cities. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES Lacks Some Grace But It's Still Holmes
by Jay Irwin - Apr 28, 2016

Back in 2013 the Seattle Rep gave us a lovely Christmas Present with R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's wonderful adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles". So when they announced that they would be ending this season with more Holmes from Wright with "Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem", naturally there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for more from this team. And while the team is still on point and while it's still more Sherlock goodness, this original Holmes mystery from Wright doesn't quite have the elegance and grace of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle piece. (more...)

Tess Berry-Hart's CARGO to Premiere at the Arcola Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

CARGO is an enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin), this timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals just how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie J Pays Tribute to Prince with 'Purple Rain' Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jessie J paid tribute to Prince with a performance of his iconic hit, Purple Rain, at the ONE Campaign and (RED)'s 10th Anniversary Gala at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

PURPLE RAIN Tribute Screenings to Honor Prince Across the Country
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. has scheduled special, limited screenings of Prince's Oscar and Grammy award-winning Purple Rain (1984) starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 through Thursday, April 28. (more...)

8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

ArtsBridge Foundation, the producer of the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, tonight announced the winners of the 2016 awards during a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Award highlights include: Overall Production - Milton High School for Young Frankenstein; Direction - Calhoun High School's Julie Leggett for Oklahoma!; Best Performance by a Leading Actor - Buford High School's Will Davis for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde; and Best Performance by a Leading Actress - Marietta High School's Shelbea Owens for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Additionally, recipients of five scholarships and one grant were announced. (more...)

I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD to Return to London This July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This first UK revival of this ground-breaking, long-running, off-Broadway and West End musical - I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD - marks the show's triumphant return to London 35 years after it was first seen at the Apollo Theatre. (more...)

Pianist Lang Lang to Headline McCarter's Annual Gala Benefit Concert, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

On Saturday, May 7th, McCarter Theatre Center will host its annual Gala Benefit, which supports McCarter's many ongoing artistic and educational missions here in Princeton and around the region. This year's gala is fashioned on the theme of Truman Capote's 1960s 'Black and White Ball,' with offerings including a silent auction; a post-concert party complete with music and dancing; as well as other surprises for attendees. (more...)

INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Add Lee Ann Womack and Nicki Bluhm to Red Rocks Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are excited to announce two special guests at their summer tour kick-off at Red Rocks on May 6: LEE ANN WOMACK and NICKI BLUHM. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings to Present 'Silver Jubilee', 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

WHO: Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, now in its 25th season! Made up of instrumentalists in grades 6-9 and led by Music Director Irene Kroesen under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair.  WHAT: Newly returned from a tour to Florida and energized by a season of artistic achievement, Santiago Strings delivers an electrifying musical culmination of its silver Jubilee! From Copland's toe-tapping “Hoe-Down” to the jazzy rhythms of “Cook it Hot or Get Out of the Kitchen,” there's something for everyone to dance to in this brilliant display of young talent and robust dance styles. This concert reflects on Santiago Strings' 25 years of musical excellence and celebrates the future with a world premiere commission by Pacific Symphony Composer-in- Residence Narong Prangcharoen. Also, Dvo?ák's “Slavonic Dance” in E Minor, Bartok's “Dances of Transylvania” and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, recently took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Boe in action! (more...)

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