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Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Concluding a spectacular season on June, 2016 and including the participation at The International Young Dancers Festival in Indonesia, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida prepares its new 2016-2017 season with four programs summoning the best of international ballet works. (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BABY CASE and More Set for Stage Door Players' 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Recently named one of Atlanta's Top 5 Theater Companies by CBS Local for the 2015­2016 Season, Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kicking off the 43rd Season at STAGE DOOR PLAYERS is the Tony Award winning comedy,BAREFOOT in the PARK by Neil Simon. Opens on Friday, September 23, and runs through Sunday, October 16. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (no performance on Thursday, September 29), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

Casting and More for Jermyn Street's THE AUTUMN GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This October, Jermyn Street Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Autumn Garden by acclaimed US playwright, screenwriter and political activist Lillian Hellman.  Nominated for the New York Critic's Circle Award and considered by many as her best work (above the better known Little Foxes and Children's Hour), the play opened on Broadway in 1951 to critical acclaim.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Celebrates The Borscht Belt
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2016

Freddie Roman, of Catskills On Broadway fame and past Dean of the Friars Club was the MC of a Borscht Belt evening in the Jerry Lewis Monastery last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, along with Zelda's family including sons Mark and Hal Fichandler, will host two public celebrations of Zelda's life on October 23 and 24, 2016 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

Nilsa Reyna's LEGENDS OF TEXAS Receives Staged Reading for Lone Star Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Nilsa Reyna's LEGENDS OF TEXAS will receive a staged reading for Lone Star Theatre Company on September 29. Directed by David Davila, the new play centers around a gun store in South Texas. LEGENDS OF TEXAS is part of the on-going Texas Reads series at Lone Star Theatre Co and developed through the Robert Askins Playwright Fellowship.Nancy, is a gun-reform activist in New York who has just inherited her father's gun shop in South Texas. When she returns to 'El Valle' to put his affairs in order and turn the gun shop into a cafe, she is met with opposition at every turn from her father's new wife, her gun-toting sister, and her ex-boyfriend who now manages it. What could possibly go wrong? (more...)

BWW Review: WOZA SARAFINA! at Cape Town Fringe a Disruption that Needs to Erupt
by David Fick - Sep 25, 2016

Writer-director Koleka Putuma's assemblage of ideas and motifs in WOZA SARAFINA! is constructed within the context of the #RhodesMustFall movement and is informed by the ideologies that underpin that movement. While it speaks many truths, the play never finds a way to deliver more than just "the feels". (more...)

Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will kick off the company's Lillian Hellman Festival Friday, September 23 with the beginning of previews for The Little Foxes, starring Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Plays ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Camden People'sTheatre 's brand new festival All the Right Notes brings together trailblazing work from the place where theatre and live music meet: it's a festival featuring not only theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music, but music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical, programmed in partnership with DJ and journalist Joe Muggs. They meet in the middle, splicing for your delight the hothouse thrill of live music and the buzz of inventive contemporary theatre. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

Lillian Fielding Shares BACK TO FREETHORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'Back to Freethorn': a gripping tale of redemption and different worlds, with a woman set on the rescue of two sisters lost in a strange and unknown new land. 'Back to Freethorn' is the creation of published author, Lillian Fielding, gifted author and writer. (more...)

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents subText
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Tyler Dwiggins comedy, 'subText', for one weekend only: September 23-26, 2016. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

John Zorn on St. Bart's Organ and More Set for Great Music at St. Bart's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

?Great Music at St. Bart's, the concert series produced by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF), for the past six years has presented music in St. Bartholomew's Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  (more...)

GREAT MUSIC AT ST. BART'S 2016-17 Season Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Great Music at St. Bart's, the concert series produced by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF), for the past six years has presented music in St. Bartholomew's Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  The magnificent 1918 Romanesque-style church features a portal designed by Stanford White and a grand Byzantine-style interior - and two of New York's unlikely but outstanding concert spaces:  the 150-seat chapel, an intimate and acoustically brilliant space that is perfectly suited for contemporary chamber music, and the majestic 1,000-seat sanctuary - outfitted with comfortable chairs enabling flexible seating - whose Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ is the largest in New York City and one of the finest examples of the American Classic Organ in the U.S. (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

MTC'S HEISENBERG Launches Broadway's First Mobile Rush Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere production of Heisenberg will be the first ever Broadway show to partner with TodayTix for a mobile Rush. (more...)

BWW Review: Off-Broadway FIORELLO! Features Young Cast in Small-Scale Production
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2016

The recent renaissance of appreciation for the musicals of composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, which has included Broadway revivals of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME, along with an Off-Broadway reworking of THE ROTHSCHILDS retitled ROTHSCHILD & SONS, continues with a transfer of director Bob Moss' Berkshire Theatre Group production of the team's Pulitzer Prize winner, FIORELLO! (more...)

BWW Review: PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET Looks Deeply into Family Relationships and Personal Identity
by Shari Barrett - Sep 11, 2016

The heart of the story in Wendy Graf's world premiere play PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET centers on a young woman's journey to self-awareness as she learns to separate herself from her identity as the twin of a young man who should have been able to achieve greatness due to his social standing and upbringing as the "star" of his close-knit Jewish family. Seen through the lens of upper middle-class privilege where a favored son is seen as perfect in every way, we are taken on the journey through his life and how his presence affects each of his family members, both uniting and dividing them as they struggle to reconcile their relationships. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Promotes Two Corps de Ballet to Soloists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

DENVER – Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs promoted Corps de Ballet dancers Morgan Buchanan and Kevin Gaël Thomas to Soloists.  In addition, Boggs promoted two Studio Company dancers to Apprentices, for a total of 30 professional Company dancers for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROSE TATTOO Rare Tennessee Williams Treat
by Tara Bennett - Jul 27, 2016

The idea of a comedic play by Tennessee Williams might raise an eyebrow or two. Tennessee Williams? The same playwright who penned dark plays focusing on dysfunctional households as seen in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Glass Menagerie?' That same Williams? (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Chancellor (Emeritus) Dr. John A. White Joins NanoMech Advisory Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Bran Bagley Releases ABRAZO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

From the moment Lillian Prescott laid eyes on Russian dancer Aras Rickus, her life began to change. Lost under his hypnotic spell, she is soon pulled into the glamorous, high-stakes world of ballroom dancing where nothing and no one is what they seem. Lillian's resistance to her fantasies begins to falter when Aras literally sweeps her off her feet, leading her into a dance of passion and love from which there is no escape. (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland Premiers THE BONE ORCHARD MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. Inspired by the classic Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, McCasland has combined his love of history and monologues for this new anthology. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the meet & greet below! (more...)

THE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

?The Center for Jewish History will mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto in 1516 with a new exhibition that reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Dancers, Promotes Others, & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (August 3, 2016) – Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the extension of Artistic Director Angel Corella's contract through the 2021-2022 season.  (more...)

PA Ballet Extends Angel Corella's Contract, Welcomes 17 New Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the extension of Artistic Director Angel Corella's contract through the 2021-2022 season. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Seeks Schools For Live Stream Of SWAN LAKE And THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Colorado Ballet seeks schools and organizations throughout Colorado and out-of-state to participate in free remote live streams of its student matinee performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker during the 2016-2017 season. The Swan Lake live stream will take place at 10 a.m. MST on October 6 and The Nutcracker live stream will take place at 11 a.m. MST on December 2. (more...)

Shout Broadway Series to Release GYPSY, CANDIDE & SWEENEY TODD on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Continuing its commitment to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of a new home entertainment series, Shout Broadway. (more...)

Bellevue Little Theatre Opens Season with THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bellevue Little Theatre will open the 48th season with Meredith Willson's classic musical  'The Music Man' on Friday Sept. 16. This production will run for three week-ends, closing on Sunday Oct. 2. Showtimes are 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 PM on Sundays.   (more...)

Colorado Ballet Begins 56th Season With SWAN LAKE, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with 11 performances of the romantic classic Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  (more...)

YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE A Premiere Event Featuring Youth Talent and Accompanied by Professional Musicians, September 17th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company and Richmond County Orchestra season is set to begin in October.  As a prelude to the season is a Young Musicians Showcase  features youth musicians accompanied by a professional musician.  This premiere event is an opportunity  to view these young musicians as they demonstrate the talent that makes them the  winners of auditions held this summer .  At this performance they will be presented with the Grandmaster Kim awards for young artists.  (more...)

Patricia Clarkson to Narrate NATURE's Season 35 Opener on PBS, 10/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Nature's fall 2016 schedule kicks off Season 35 with Super Hummingbirds (October 12 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS) narrated by actress Patricia Clarkson. (more...)

Bergen County Players Opens 84th Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, which serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in Germany as the Nazis rise to power. Director Alan Demovsky encourages the audience to ask questions: "Why have so many versions of this story been told for almost 100 years? Is it truly a cautionary tale? Can this happen again? Is it perpetually happening?" (more...)

Photo Flash: Electric Footlights' DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET Opens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlightsproduction at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

GOODNIGHT MOON, PRANCER, THUMBELINA and More Set for Rose Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Rose Theater will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 2, 2016, with the opening of Goodnight Moon, a musical featuring the classic children's book by the same name. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Second Season of ATTITUDE ON SANTA FE To Feature Three New Ballets, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Colorado Ballet's second season of Attitude on Santa Fe will feature three new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers on September 23 and 24 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.  The September 23 Attitude will only include the performance and the September 24 Attitude will include a catered dinner that features a three course meal and wine prior to the performance. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Dinah Manoff to Lead Workshop Series, Starting This September at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Tony Award-winning actress Dinah Manoff will be teaching a series of classes through BPA this fall. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Matthew Kelly To Star In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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