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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/9 - MOBY DICK in Baltimore, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in LA and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Update - Ann Hampton Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between November 2015 and October 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards Update - AMERICAN IDIOT, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

OUT OF THE APPLE ORCHARD- New Holiday Play Premieres 12/19 –12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Out of the Apple Orchard, a new play based on the award-winning book of the same name, makes its Orlando premiere at the Orlando Repertory Theatre this holiday season, playing December 19 through 22. Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Out of the Apple Orchard is a beautiful story of forgiveness, hunger, healing, and new beginnings that's the perfect holiday offering for the whole family. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a loyal, committed adaptation of CS Lewis's once celebrated novel that fails to ignite fully as drama, but works well as polemic. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - THE MIRACLE WORKER Winning Best Play!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Chance Theater presents its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire... The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues performs now through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards Update - Playhouse on the Square Winning Best Professional Theater Company!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update - Xavier Orozco in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Karen Akers Dives Deep and Soars at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS
by Alix Cohen - Dec 9, 2016

Karen Akers' ardent 'Francophilia--- and I don't care whether or not it's a real word' was seeded in adolescence and brought to bloom by living in France, becoming fluent in the language, and absorbing European sensibilities (reincarnation is also a distinct possibility). Offering a show of French material is, to the artist, like sharing a part of her soul. Never has this been so clear and affecting as Aker's muscular performance tonight, enriched by maturity and new vocal elasticity. With the formidable Alex Rybeck acting as musical director/pianist and emotional collaborator, the evening soared. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

Credit Card Use in U.S. Expands, Especially Among Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eifman Ballet Presents the UK Premiere of 'Up & Down'
by Roy Tan - Dec 7, 2016

Eifman Ballet returns to the London Coliseum this December with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman's awe-inspiring ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating music of George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg. (more...)

Megan Mullally Teases WILL & GRACE Revival: 'There's a Very Good Chance!'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2016

In a new interview with PrideSource today, Megan Mullally all but confirmed that the show will indeed return to the airwaves.  (more...)

Millburn-Short Hills Arts Center to Show Juried Exhibition at MPAC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Center (MSHAC) will present a juried exhibition consisting of a variety of fine art works including paintings, drawings, photography, collage and 3D at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Art Upstairs Gallery, December 7, 2016-January 16, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Puget Sound Announces Change in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is entering a period of leadership transition. Longtime Executive Director Karen Lane, who has been with the organization almost from its founding, is no longer with TPS as of November 30, 2016. (more...)

Culture Secretary Leads a Cultural Delegation to Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE in Shanghai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Last night Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, led a delegation from the UK's cultural industries to visit the McKinnon Hotel in Shanghai's Jing'An District. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016
by - Dec 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks, Emma Watson Star in Tech Thriller THE CIRCLE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson star in the first trailer for EuropaCorp's tech thriller THE CIRCLE,  based on Dave Eggers international best-seller. The film hits theaters on  April 28, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dionne Warwick Stops by THE BODYGUARD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2016

Dionne Warwick stopped by to visit the cast of THE BODYGUARD at the Paper Mill Playhouse opening. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: The BODYGUARD at Paper Mill Playhouse is Thrilling
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 6, 2016

See 'The Bodyguard' now though January 1st at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on the hit 1992 movie, this thrilling production is directed by Thea Sharrock, choreographed by Karen Bruce and features an all-star cast that includes Grammy Award noninee, Deborah Cox. (more...)

Lynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that it will be launching in January the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION IN WINTER's Michael Hanna
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 6, 2016

Michael Hanna plays middle son Geoffrey in James Goldman's tale of a king and his family on the eve of Christmas that's a complete change from the happy holiday show across the building. THE LION IN WINTER plays through Dec. 31. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE BODYGUARD Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays with CLOSE TO YOU at Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raue Center is excited to welcome Lisa Rock and her six-piece band as they pay tribute to the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter in "Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters" at 7 p.m. on December 30, 2016. The show will include holiday classics like "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" alongside the music of The Carpenters for a unique and unforgettable end of the year! (more...)

Ailey's Opening Night Gala & Party Launches Five Week Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center launched on November 30th with an Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Diageo, North America, represented by Almaz & Marc S. Strachan. (more...)

VIDEO: AMC Releases HUMANS Season Two Premiere Date & Trailer
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

AMC announced today the critically-acclaimed scripted drama HUMANS will make its highly anticipated return on Monday, February, 13th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. Check out the season two trailer below! (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The encore engagement of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, has extended the encore engagement of the production through December 29.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION IN WINTER at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Dec 5, 2016

Holiday gatherings of dysfunctional families are nothing new. James Goldman's crackling script for THE LION IN WINTER is set at Christmas 1183, and since the family is a royal one with questions of succession looming, the scheming and double-crossing are fevered. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Deborah Cox & More in THE BODYGUARD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Last Chance to See THE BODYGUARD in the West End at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The international hit musical The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marronopposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard, will complete its run at the Dominion Theatre on 7 January 2017 as previously announced. (more...)

Arrows & Traps' CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adaptation to Play Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Arrows & Traps Theatre returns to the Jack Studio with an award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece Crime & Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BODYGUARD Takes Opening Night Bows at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER! Balances the Dark and Light
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 5, 2016

The new professional production of the classic musical OLIVER! at Pioneer Theatre Company strikes a nice balance between the squalor of the story and the optimism of the score. (more...)

Robert Hrib Releases 'The Third Beginning Part 2: According to Karen & Robert'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Robert Hrib has completed his new book 'The Third Beginning Part 2: According to Karen & Robert': a follow-up to the first suspenseful story that joins the characters as they embark on the second phase of survival following the destruction of everything known to man. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family. (more...)

Sweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the seventh edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Sublime, THE NUTCRACKER Uninspired
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2016

When the Cleveland Ballet left this area for San Jose, California, in 2000, it is rumored that the organization was over one-million dollars in debt. Lots of fingers were pointed as to why the deficit existed, but one thing is for sure, there will always be, it the minds of those who saw it, one lasting legacy of Dennis Nahat and his reign as the company's Artistic Director. From its 1979 debut, when it sold out every night of its two-week run, until its escape to the west coast, Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER reigned supreme. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program for high school students—and achieved a balanced budget. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who was announced as the Orchestra's Chair Elect in September, was elected Board Chair by the Orchestra's Board of Directors, succeeding Warren Mack, who completed a two-year term.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WRITTEN ON THE HEART at Burning Coal Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 4, 11 and 18th at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'Hang On' ft. Kierra Sheard Hits Top Ten on Gospel Airplay Chart
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Karew Records marks the rise of 'Hang On' (feat. Kierra Sheard) on the charts, with the single hitting #10 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart this week. (more...)

Rorschach Presents KLEXOGRAPHY: A VERY PAGAN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Somewhere between the ancient rituals of our pagan ancestors and the tacky office holiday party you attended last night lurks an answer to the question that haunts your dreams: 'How did I get here?' (more...)

LIZZIE: THE MUSICAL to Premiere in D.C. This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On an August morning in 1892, in a small town in Massachusetts, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered in their home with an axe. Their daughter, Lizzie, was tried and acquitted for the crime and in the process captured the morbid fascination of the entire nation. Created by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt, LIZZIE is a tale of sex, rage, and murder told by Lizzie, her sister Emma, her friend Alice Russell, and her maid Bridget Sullivan-all set to a pounding riot grrrl beat. (more...)

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