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Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The FleaTony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Reaser & More in MCC's PERMISSIONPhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Reaser & More in MCC's PERMISSION
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

MCC Theater's Permission, the new comedy from Hand to God playwright Robert Askins recently extended by a week through June 14th. Permission celebrates its Opening Night on Wednesday, May 20th, at the Lucille LortelT heatre (121 Christopher Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Full Cast Set for New Futuristic Musical R/EVOLUTION, Beginning 5/28Full Cast Set for New Futuristic Musical R/EVOLUTION, Beginning 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

R/evolution, a new futuristic musical with dance and multimedia, begins previews May 28 at the Robert Moss Theater. It features book by William Moulton and M. M. De Voe and music and lyrics by Moulton. It is directed by Richard St George. Opening night is slated for Sunday, May 31. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next MonthL.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming 'translaptation' of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MCC's PERMISSION!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MCC's PERMISSION!
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2015

MCC Theater's Permission, the new comedy from Hand to God playwright Robert Askins recently extended by a week through June 14th. Permission celebrates its Opening Night tonight, May 20th, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Permission stars Justin Bartha, of Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Off-Broadway's All New People and the blockbuster film The Hangover; Twilight Saga and 'Grey's Anatomy' Emmy-nominated star Elizabeth Reaser, returning to MCC following her critically acclaimed performance in this fall's The Money Shot; and theater regulars Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe. The company celebrated opening night early, and below, you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's PERMISSION Celebrates Opening Night Early at the Lucille Lortel TheatrePhoto Coverage: MCC's PERMISSION Celebrates Opening Night Early at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2015

MCC Theater's Permission, the new comedy from Hand to God playwright Robert Askins recently extended by a week through June 14th. Permission celebrates its Opening Night tonight, May 20th, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Permission stars Justin Bartha, of Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Off-Broadway's All New People and the blockbuster film The Hangover; Twilight Saga and 'Grey's Anatomy' Emmy-nominated star Elizabeth Reaser, returning to MCC following her critically acclaimed performance in this fall's The Money Shot; and theater regulars Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe. The company celebrated opening night early, and below, you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party! (more...)

Imagination Theater to Host Acting Workshop for AdultsImagination Theater to Host Acting Workshop for Adults
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Imagination Theater has announced an Acting Workshop for Adults (18+) at the theater this summer.  This four session workshop will be held on Friday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, August 1 from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, August 8 from 1-3 p.m. and Thursday, September 10 from 7-9 p.m.  (more...)

MCC Theater's PERMISSION, Starring Justin Bartha & Elizabeth Reaser, Opens TonightMCC Theater's PERMISSION, Starring Justin Bartha & Elizabeth Reaser, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

MCC Theater's Permission, the new comedy from Hand to God playwright Robert Askins recently extended by a week through June 14th. Permission celebrates its Opening Night tonight, May 20th, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

Review Roundup: Robert Askins' PERMISSION Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Robert Askins' PERMISSION Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 20, 2015

MCC Theater's PERMISSION, the new comedy from HAND TO GOD playwright Robert Askins, opens tonight, May 20th, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2015

After the impossibly long winter, summer is finally coming to Maine shores, woods, and towns. And along with summer outdoors fun, comes the return of summer theatre. Maine is blessed to have a wide selected of professional and community playhouses from which to choose. Here is but a small sampling: (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Check out a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

STAGES St. Louis takes you on a feline adventure in Disney's The Aristocats this June 3-28 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. With an unforgettable mix of colorful characters, amusing antics, and swingin' music, this modern version of the familiar Disney classic is just purrrrrr-fect for the entire family. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Stanley Tucci to Star as Captain Hook in ITV's Upcoming PETER AND WENDYStanley Tucci to Star as Captain Hook in ITV's Upcoming PETER AND WENDY
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

ITV has commissioned a new version of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan with international pop star, singer/songwriter and actress Paloma Faith making a guest appearance as Tinker Bell, Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (Julie and Julia, Devil Wears Prada) playing the legendary Captain Hook (more...)

Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This MonthAnne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Human Revolution Entertainment are thrilled to announce, Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols will join the acclaimed cast of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at The Hudson Backstage Theatre.   (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLESRachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for LES MISERABLES at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/5; World Premiere in Long Island, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in San Diego and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/5; World Premiere in Long Island, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in San Diego and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 5, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Long Island, Kansas City, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a World Premiere in Long Island, MOTHER FREAKING HOOD! in Kansas City, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at San Diego Musical Theatre, just to name a few. (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARISBobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and meet the characters who inspired Toulouse-Lautrec's most provocative and unforgettable paintings.  My Paris will run July 23 through August 16 at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Judy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TonightJudy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30. (more...)

THIN WALLS to Close Kitchen Theatre Company's 2014-15 SeasonTHIN WALLS to Close Kitchen Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Writer/performer Alice Eve Cohen, whose solo play What I Thought I Knew closed the 2012-2013 Kitchen Theatre Company season, is back with another play to close another successful season at the Kitchen. Thin Walls is a one-woman play set in a century-old New York City residential hotel, once elegant but now crumbling. This darkly humorous and moving play interweaves stories of the building's long-term residents, its recent arrivals, and its ghosts. Audiences who loved What I Thought I Knew will love this one too! Thin Walls opens for previews on June 10, press opening is on June 13, and performances run through June 28. (more...)

BWW Interviews: LEND ME A TENOR to Open at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: LEND ME A TENOR to Open at Washington County Playhouse
by Johnna Leary - Jun 3, 2015

Many audiences are familiar with the zany Marx Brothers movie, A Night at the Opera. But for a fast-paced and even funnier theatrical show about a night at the opera, check out Lend Me a Tenor, opening at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD this weekend. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' SeasonInterrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Interrobang Theatre Project, under the co-artistic direction of James Yost and Georgette Verdin, is excited to announce Season 6: "Unnatural Disasters," featuring three plays that investigate how individuals and communities navigate their way through the chaos and absurdity of worlds turned upside-down, when everything and nothing is familiar.   (more...)

Cast Set for DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS Off-BroadwayCast Set for DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Triumvirate Artists has announced that the cast of the Off Broadway premiere new comedy DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS, a kindhearted farce by Nicholas Korn (Stage First Cincinnati), will feature Brandon Beilis (The Love Game ­ Indie Spirit Award Winner) as Timidio, Nick Bombicino as Giovio, Kerry Frances (Fiddler on the Roof National Tour) as Celia Deanna Gibson (Lend Me a Tenor and Macbeth - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) as Terresa, Stephanie Nicole Kelley as Marina, Jackson Thompson as Pomposa, Branislav Tomich (Sonya with Julie Harris and Noises Off - Millicent Martin ­ Phoenix Theatre Co.) as DiLirio and Evan Zimmerman as Serio. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

High-Heeled Hilarity Heads for Millbrook Playhouse in LEADING LADIES, 6/26-7/11High-Heeled Hilarity Heads for Millbrook Playhouse in LEADING LADIES, 6/26-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's next production of Leading Ladies in the Poorman Cabaret. Just like 'Some Like It Hot', Leading Ladies offers a night of fun, laughter, and mistaken identities. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Offer Staged Readings This SummerUnbound Productions to Offer Staged Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced two events that will be taking place in the greater Pasadena area this summer: an enhanced staged reading of Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective on Friday, June 26 at 7pm at The Huntington (San Marino) and a Summer Wicked Lit Installation including a full production of W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw and a staged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond: July 10-25 at Mountain View Mausoleum (Altadena). (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Speaks Up Abut the High Cost of Theatre Training in the UKAndrew Lloyd Webber Speaks Up Abut the High Cost of Theatre Training in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber is heading back to Broadway with School of Rock, which begins previews this fall, but first he made a pit stop at the House of Lords to speek about the cost of theatre training in the UK. According to the stage, Lloyd Webber said in a speech:  "It is extremely worrying that, to go to a stage school or theatre college, you now have to pay such an enormous amount of money that it is being left to foundations and others to fill the funding gap with scholarships. It concerns me how many people may be slipping through the gap.' (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Regional Premiere at the Barn Theatre School, 6/30GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Regional Premiere at the Barn Theatre School, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Regional Premiere of GHOST THE MUSICAL opens at the Barn Theatre School June 30! (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala TonightJonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alice Eve Cohen in THIN WALLS at Kitchen TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Alice Eve Cohen in THIN WALLS at Kitchen Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Writer/performer Alice Eve Cohen, whose solo play What I Thought I Knew closed the 2012-2013 Kitchen Theatre Company season, is back with another play to close another successful season at the Kitchen. Thin Walls is a one-woman play set in a century-old New York City residential hotel, once elegant but now crumbling. This darkly humorous and moving play interweaves stories of the building's long-term residents, its recent arrivals, and its ghosts. Audiences who loved What I Thought I Knew will love this one too! Thin Walls opens for previews tonight, June 10, press opening is on June 13, and performances run through June 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cohen onstage below! (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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