by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Asolo Rep's Education & Outreach department proudly presents Kaleidoscope: The Spectacular Sensation Extravaganza! on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6pm in the Mertz Theatre, on the set of Asolo Rep's world premiere of Josephine. The performance is the culmination of this season's Kaleidoscope, an award-winning annual program founded by Broadway veteran Ann Morrison in 1995, which serves individuals with disabilities from local community organizations and schools to discover creative and personal expression through theatre. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

Gideon Productions to Launch Outreach Program for Underserved Audiences
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Gideon Productions is pleased to launch an Underserved Audiences Outreach Program as part of their production of Mac Rogers' Universal Robots at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street), June 3-26. Gideon's Underserved Audiences Outreach Program will feature special performances interpreted for the Blind and Deaf, as well as a Family Support Matinee for parents with young children. (more...)

14th Street Y 2016 Gala Raises More Than $140,000
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The 14th Street Y's 2016 Gala took place at The 14th Street Y Rooftop and Theater on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 and raised more than $140,000 and counting to support 14th Street Y programs. (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's Instituto Coreografico Continues Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, presents the next installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreográfíco,with a showing and reception on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. (more...)

The Kaleidoscope's TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2010 New York Fringe Festival, is a raunchy ride through the Triassic period! Utilizing the basic plot of the iconic dinosaur film, Jurassic Park, TRIASSIC PARQ reveals "the true story," as told from the perspective of the dinosaurs. The Kaleidoscope is thrilled to announce the return of this sidesplitting musical comedy to their stage May 27 through June 12, 2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

14th Street Y to Host Annual Gala Next Week, Featuring Meet & Greet with GIRLS' Alex Karpovsky
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, The 14th Street Y will host its annual Gala featuring a VIP Rooftop Reception and Cocktail Party & Program, including cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, in its dynamic theater space at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC. (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Sets 2016-17 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the 2016-2017 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series, featuring six shows for young audiences and families. The Center continues its commitment to including dynamic family entertainment as a key part of its programming with a new lineup of educational and interactive performances in Santa Rosa. Fall through spring, the series will delight audiences of all ages with shows sure to astound, entertain, enlighten and engage featuring critically-acclaimed educational live shows, astounding performers (and dogs!), and insightful stories that come to life on stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Judith Light Visit WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

WAITRESS composer and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles was joined by Tony-winning actress Judith Light (THERESE RAQUIN), on last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE. (more...)

DVR Alert: WAITRESS' Sara Bareilles and Judith Light Set for Tonight's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

WAITRESS composer and Tony nominee Sara Bareilles will be joined by Tony-winning actress Judith Light (THERESE RAQUIN), on tonight's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, airing on Bravo at 11/10c. (more...)

Moving Image Continues INDIA'S NEW WAVE Showcase with HIGHWAY
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

This spring and summer, Museum of the Moving Image continues India's New Wave, a monthly showcase for contemporary Indian films, with new and unreleased films from India that go beyond the Bollywood spectacle. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Presents Most Important Marilyn Monroe Collection from Estate of Lee Strasberg
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced on offer one of the most personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg. (more...)

NBC Completes Roster of Reporters for RIO OLYMPICS
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

NBC Olympics welcomes six new reporters to its coverage from Rio: NBC News correspondents Anne Thompson, Craig Melvin, Gadi Schwartz, and Jill Martin, along with NBC Sports Group's Rutledge Wood (more...)

The Old Vic Community Company Presents RISE on Waterloo Millennium Green
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

This summer The Old Vic Community Company presents RISE. 200 Londoners will take over a brand new pop-up venue on Waterloo Millennium Green to present a Kaleidoscope of ideas, discussions and stories that distil into a human, personal story exploring our relationship with the environment. RISE runs 10 to 21 August, and tickets are released on 22 June. (more...)

Tapman Productions to Present World Premiere of - THRUST!, 8/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Tapman Productions and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce the first show in their 2016 - 2017 season, THRUST!, August 19 - 28, at Stage 773, Thrust Theatre, 1225 W Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets to THRUST! are $20 and go on sale June 1 at the Stage 773 box office, or by calling 773.327.5252. For more information on Tapman Productions visit (more...)

Sara Bareilles to Perform 'Broadway for Orlando' Song on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Tony nominee Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, airing on NBC on Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour long encore presentation at 10 p.m.  (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company to Round Out 2016-17 Season with YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

InterAct Theatre Company is proud to announce that they will round out the 2016/17 season with the fantastical YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung. This deeply imaginative work perfectly complements the other three shows that InterAct has programmed for the first full season in its new home at The Drake in Center City. There are also several updates to their previously announced productions. (more...)

Discovery Life Channel to Premiere New Series TRAUMA DOCTORS, 7/8
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Break out the fireworks this 4th of July for Discovery Life's ER WEEK, a week-long programming stunt giving viewers behind-the-scenes access to emergency rooms across the country. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR adds all-star performances from Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles, multi-platinum band DNCE and global superstar Pitbull. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The comedic duo Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock return to the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with their new comedy A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli. Written by Alton and Warnock who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed 2008 FringeNYC production of Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever which went on to a commercial run in 2010. In addition, they've performed together at the Chicago, DC, Provincetown, MA, and Toronto Sketch Comedy & Theatre Festivals, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, as well as numerous shows at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT) and Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York City. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

David Atkins OAM announced as White Night Artistic Director and Executive Producer   Minister for Tourism and Major Events The Hon John Eren joined the City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Des Hudson today at the Mining Exchange in Ballarat to announce the dates and locations for White Night 2017 and the newly appointed Artistic Director and Executive Producer David Atkins OAM. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Former TUTS Artistic Directors Join The Kaleidoscope Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Opening its third season, The Kaleidoscope Theater is proud to welcome Barrymore Award-winning and seasoned Broadway director Bruce Lumpkin as well as award-winning director and dramaturge Marley Wisnoski to the artistic team of Houston's First "Off-Broadway" theater. Well- versed in the creation of great theatre in Houston, Lumpkin and Wisnoski join The Kaleidoscope after serving as Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Under the Stars. The addition of the company's newest creatives marks the first of many rapid developments for The Kaleidoscope Theater (previously known as Bayou City Theatrics) and for the future of the Houston theatre scene. (more...)

BAT BOY Set to Open Kaleidoscope Theater's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Ripped straight from the tabloid headlines, BAT BOY: The Musical takes a bite out of Texas as The Kaleidoscope Theater opens its first season with the addition of Bruce Lumpkin and Marley Wisnoski to its Creative Staff. BAT BOY: The Musical was the first production at The Kaleidoscope in 2014 and after two years in their beautiful "Off-Broadway" space, the newly redefined company has chosen to remount the musical as they begin a new era of cutting edge theatre in the heart of downtown Houston. BAT BOY will thrill audiences June 24 through July 24. (more...)

HOME Announces Complete Programme for Edinburgh Fringe Showcase ORBIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

HOME has announced the complete programme for ORBIT - its very first international theatre festival showcasing 10 of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - on sale from today, Fri 17 June. (more...)

Witti Repartee to Host Birthday Fundraiser, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Following on the heels of last January's fundraiser for Iris House, Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds and Bachelorettes 3,New York City's hardest working philanthropist drag queen announces Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, a benefit for Cycle for the Cause, to be held at Rockbar (185 Christopher Street) on July 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE Swings at Center for Jewish History
by Matt Hanson - Jun 16, 2016

Recently honored as a Lower East Side Community Hero, pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe walked onstage on the evening of May 25th 2016 at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. She is the founder and artistic director of Downtown Chamber Players and the recipient of the 2015 Clara Lemlich Award. And she did not speak a word. Her fingers recited history in Tango, Charleston, Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues, Maxixe. (more...)

Summer Stages 2016: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 10, 2016

Rhode Island theaters are gearing up for another sizzling summer season. Here's a look ahead at what's on stage in the Ocean State from June through August. (more...)

AFTER HOURS AT ROSIE'S PUB Opens This Month at Brelby Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is unveiling the world premiere of After Hours at Rosie's Pub, a script created by the seven women of the Brelby ensemble. The 2016 Brelby Women's Writer's Circle, comprised of Shelby Maticic, Megan O'Connor, Carolyn McBurney, Jessie Tully, Mia Passarella, Melody Chrispen and April Rideout, spent several months designing a unique world and creating the original storyline that includes numerous songs and dance numbers. This show is the final performance at Brelby's current studio, before they transition to their new home in Catlin Court. (more...)

THE PAPER HAT GAME to Play 3LD Art & Technology Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

3-Legged Dog (Kevin Cunningham, Artistic Director) and The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, Co-Artistic Directors) are thrilled to present the compelling THE PAPER HAT GAME, created and directed by Torry Bend, with video designed by Raquel Salvatella de Prada. Part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder, their flagship theater program, and of 3-Legged Dog's Artist Residency Program, THE PAPER HAT GAME begins performances on Wednesday, June 22 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 17. Press opening is Tuesday, June 28 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Sunday at 8 PM. (Please note there is no performance on Sunday, July 3.) Performances are at 3LD Art and Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street, at Rector, in downtown Manhattan). Tickets are $25 ($15 for students with valid student ID). Tickets are available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or by visiting (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Record-Breaking Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith (Max) Hodges announce the success of the 2015-2016 season, which enjoyed the highest attendance in more than a decade and the most ticket revenue in Boston Ballet's 53-year history. At $13.8 million net, it is the best box office year by a margin of $1.4 million. With fuller houses, the organization also hit a best-ever milestone in capacity sold at 75 percent and a record number of 33 sold out shows (35 percent of this season's performances). An especially mission-critical achievement, the two mixed repertory programs, entitled Kaleidoscope and Mirrors, saw record-breaking revenue and high attendance. Both programs finished in the top five for attendance of mixed repertory programs. Mirrors is the highest-grossing mixed repertory program in Boston Ballet's history. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Adds YOU FOR ME FOR YOU to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

InterAct Theatre Company is proud to announce that they will round out the 2016/17 season with the fantastical YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung. This deeply imaginative work perfectly complements the other three shows that InterAct has programmed for the first full season in its new home at The Drake in Center City. There are also several updates to their previously announced productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'What the World Needs Now' on NBC 4th OF JULY Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tony nominee Sara Bareilles performed the Broadway for Orlando song 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on NBC's annual MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For a limited three-performance engagement, The Kaleidoscope Theater presents PEOPLE: An Evening Inspired by the Music of Barbra Streisand.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Pens Letter to Community After Racist Incidents
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival released the following letter to OSF patrons today, July 26, following two racially charged incidents involving company members. Read the statement in full below! (more...)

Peace Garden Trail Offers Variety and Artistry of Flowers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016


July 17th Ticket Discount for BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL at The Kaleidoscope Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Use the code TKTBB717 to receive Buy-One-Get-One-Free tickets for the 7/17 5:00 p.m. performance of BAT BOY! (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular EVITA Takes MSMT Stage by Storm
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 1, 2016

Twenty-five years after it was last presented at the Pickard Theater, Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice's masterpiece has returned in triumph to Maine State Music Theatre in a stunning new production directed and choreographed by Marc Robin. Boasting the largest cast in the company's history (46), this Evita is gripping and epic, at the same time that it is touchingly intimate and magnificently detailed. The size of the endeavor is both literal and figurative, for MSMT's Evita succeeds not only in its grand sweep, but also in the magnitude of its intangible assets - unsparing honesty, intensity, and emotional depth. (more...)

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