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Composer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The American composer Kenneth Fuchs celebrates his 60th birthday tomorrow, July 1. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda: Last Season's Broadway Diversity 'A Fluke'
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

HAMILTON's author/star offers frank talk about what created Broadway's most diverse season and what is needed to make diversity grow. (more...)

Paul Rudd to Headline Reading of Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

MCC Theater has announced that its previously announced benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to be Pretty Happy, will be led by star of stage and screen-and frequent LaBute collaborator-Paul Rudd, who previously worked with LaBute on the critically acclaimed play, The Shape of Things in both New York and London as well as the film adaptation.  He also starred on stage in LaBute's bash - in New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Global xDTM Standard Empowers European Organizations to Make the Digital Transformation with Trust and Confidence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

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Rockefeller Foundation Funding Expansion of HAMILTON's #EduHam Program
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

An additional $6 million grant will allow 100,000 students to see HAMILTON on tour and participate in special educational programs. (more...)

Local Students to Take Part in Paper Mill's 2016 Summer Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2016. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Judith A. Dempsey Releases JOSHUA'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Author Judith A. Dempsey observes how people today settle differences - by means of violence. Assassinations, terrorist attacks, school shootings and even the entertainment and gaming industry encourage the use of violence to put an end on conflicts. (more...)

Judith Dempsey Releases A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright brothers, are symbols of encouragement. Famed for inventing the airplane, the brothers have proven that an idea, such as a flying transport, can enrich the lives of others. Judith Dempsey's interest in the Wright brothers made her to write her first book 'A Tale of Two Brothers' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

Al Pacino to Return to Broadway as Tennessee Williams in New Play?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

After starring in David Mamet's CHINA DOLL last season, Al Pacino might be making a quick return to Broadway. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Digital Video Archive & Podcast
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On this day in 1986, THIRTEEN's American Masters made its series debut on PBS with Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman,' a cinéma vérité documentary about the making of Arthur Miller's masterpiece for network television, and its stars Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich. (more...)

Rachel Platten to Perform Musical Tribute to Orlando on 3rd Annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Logo today announced that multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten will remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando during the third annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS airing on Logo and VH1 (more...)

PUSS IN THONGS to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

AN AUSSIE take on a fairytale classic comes to life at Phoenix Theatre this July as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Margo Seibert and More to Star in O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Casting and directors have been announced for the eight new plays in development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference next month. (more...)

Milton Polsky, Warren Wyss and Joanne Zipay to Sign, Chat COME, YOU SPIRITS! at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome authors Milton Polsky, Warren Wyss, and Joanne Zipay for a discussion and signing of their newly published book Come, You Spirits! The Supernatural World Of Shakespeare. The June 27th, 5:00pm event is free to the public, but priority admission is given to those who purchase a copy of Come, You Spirits! (more...)

TSIA Conducts 2016 Support Services Compensation Survey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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SAGA OF A PRINCESS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Over one thousand years ago, the Viking Princess Efanda founded the Russian nation with her husband Prince Rurik during the Viking era. While Rurik has been written about in the history books and a large monument was erected to honor him in Novgorod, Russia, Princess Efanda has not gotten any recognition-history has ignored her. Children's author Judith Martin has a problem with this and is campaigning to have Russian President Vladimir Putin build a monument in Russia to honor the princess. (more...)

Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway on Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that tickets for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale this Sunday, June 19 at 9 AM via Telecharge.com. The musical begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Wilde, Peter Hoare & More for ENO's JENUFA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

David Alden's double Olivier Award-winning production of Jana?ek's first opera Jen?fa returns to the London Coliseum. This 'formidable production' (The Guardian), was first seen in 2006. (more...)

Carrollwood Players to Present NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH, 7/12-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Opening Friday, July 12 at Carrollwood Players Theatre is No Sex Please, We're British, a full-blown madcap farce that contains a little bit of history, as well. (more...)

Pamela Levy Named Princeton Ballet School Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that, after an international search, Pamela Levy has been selected as the school's director. Levy will be the fourth director in its 62-year history.  (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES' Estelle Parsons Fine After Rushed To Hospital Mid-Performance
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2016

Last night's second act was cancelled when the 88-year-old star suffered dehydration. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Opens 7/21 at Marian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Sense and Sensibility is the journey of two sisters discovering the balance between rationalism and romanticism while finding their way to personal power and a real understanding of what love truly means. Jane Austen's romantic comedy adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan (Pride and Prejudice) plays in the Marian Theatre July 21 - 30, then transfers to the Solvang Festival Theater and runs from August 5 - 21. (more...)

New Acting Workshops Offered at International Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center hosts two acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (lamda), Ariana Karp and Will McKay. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots this summer. (more...)

Three-Part Summer International Design Series DCOTA Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) is inviting all of South Florida's leading design professionals, students and design enthusiasts to a special three-part Summer International Design Series on three successive Thursdays starting next week. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

SACRED HEART MISSION - HEART OF ST KILDA Concert this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Sacred Heart Mission is excited to announce that Ross Wilson, Judith Lucy, Red Symons, Ella Hooper, Paul Dempsey, Jimeoin, The Rebelles, Deborah Conway with Clare Bowditch and Maddy and Memphis Kelly, and Jeff Green, will joinRussell Morris, Kutcha Edwards, Shane Howard, Olympia, The Umbilical Brothers, The Meltdown, Rebecca Barnard and Billy Miller with the Caravan Choir and Melbourne Tap for its special annual fundraiser, Heart of St Kilda Concert, at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda on Tuesday 6 September. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Sneak Peak of Hudson Theatre Restoration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Here's a peek at the restoration happening inside the historic Hudson Theatre. We can't wait to share the finished product with you this Spring when the Hudson Theatre becomes Broadway's 41st theater! (more...)

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates Opening of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from now through August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night celebration, which took place on July 13 at Cooper's Craft & Kitchen in NYC! (more...)

IFP Announces Film Week Expansion, Featuring TV, Web, & Digital Content
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, IFP announced their expansion to support television, digital, web, VR and app-based series at its upcoming IFP Film Week. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

PTP/NYC's After Dark Series Begins Tonight with CRAB ON ITS BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, continues its 30th repertory season (and 10th consecutive in New York City) celebration with a range of special events, all free of charge to audiences. (more...)

10th Anniversary Programme Announced For GRIMEBORN Festival
by Edward Baker - Jul 19, 2016

Grimeborn is back for its 10th anniversary year. Sixteen innovative new versions of classic operas, unknown, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works, brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Since 2007, Grimeborn has introduced new audiences to opera and given emerging artists the platform to showcase and develop their talent. It has consistently challenged the perception that opera is inaccessible and elitist. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey and Peter Scolari to Close Out Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film just announced casting for the final weeks of the 32ndPowerhouse Season, running through July 31st at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Breaking: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Return to Broadway in BURN THIS at The Hudson Theatre
by Alan Henry - Jul 19, 2016

This winter, thirty years after it first premiered at Circle Repertory Company, producers Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen will present the first-ever Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's acclaimed play, Burn This, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, and starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. The play will re-open Ambassador Theatre Group's historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th St) on Broadway. Performances begin February 2017, with an opening night set for Monday, March 6, 2017. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform in UK, Switzerland, Denmark, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

(New York) – July 13, 2016 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to the United Kingdom, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark to perform a dozen ballets from September 6 – October 30. Robert Battle will lead Ailey through the UK (September 9 – October 19) for the first time since becoming Artistic Director, including the Company's inaugural visits to Southampton and Canterbury, England. Presented by Dance Consortium, the UK engagement will include 10 works performed across 10 cities. The Company will then head to the Salle Métropole in Lausanne (October 22 – 23) and The Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen (October 26 – 30). Bank of America is the lead sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2016 and 2017 international tours. (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Closes Early at Cherry Lane After Estelle Parsons' Health Scare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, has issued the following statement regarding the premature closing - effective immediately - of Israel Horovitz's comedy OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, starring Estelle Parsons, Judith Ivey, Ms. Fiordellisi and Francesca Choy-Kee. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from PTP/NYC's GOOD at Atlantic Stage 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running now through August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. This season's line-up includes a revival of C.P. Taylor's GOOD, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Jim Petosa. BroadwayWorld has new shots from GOOD below! (more...)

HENNA NIGHT at Hen and Chickens Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Love and sex in the 90's. A play about two women and one man. Pomp House is very excited to present 'Henna Night' by Amy Rosenthal to the Camden Fringe 2016. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & More Will Lead Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; Michael Mayer Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

I AM WOMAN Set for Glen Street Theatre in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Enjoy a tribute to some of Australia's first ladies of song when Annie Frances performs I Am Woman at Glen Street Theatre for one show only on August 9. (more...)

MRS. SCHRODINGER'S CAT to Open at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat, a new comedy written and directed by Tasha Nicole Partee, will be presented as part of the 20thAnnual New York International Fringe Festival starting Sunday August 14 at Teatro SEA at The Clemente. The cast includes Eileen Howard (Nunsense), Danielle Patsakos (The House of Bernarda Alba, N.Y.I.T nomination), Emily Gordon Fire (Twelfth Night), JC Sullivan (Sordid Lives), Madigan Mayberry (Little Shop of Horrors), Amelia Huckel-Bauer(Pychopathia Sexualis) and Emily Moody (Dog Sees God). (more...)

VIDEO: It's SMASH Vs GLEE When Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

The two Broadway favorites will join the great New York orchestra for a July 7th concert at Forest Hills Stadium. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's NO END OF BLAME and GOOD at Atlantic Stage 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This season's line-up includes a revival of Howard Barker's No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli (a NYIT Award nominee), and a revival of C.P. Taylor's Good, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Jim Petosa. Previews begin on July 5 and openings begin on July 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the shows below! (more...)

Arena Stage Names New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that Judith N. Batty, a Trustee since 2010, has been elected by the Board of Trustees to a three-year term as Board Chair, effective July 1, 2016. Beth Newburger Schwartz, who served in that position since July 2013 and as a Trustee since 1993, will begin a new role as Board President. Outgoing Board President David Shiffrin, a Trustee since 1992, will continue to serve on the Board as a Vice Chair. (more...)

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