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St. Luke's to Stage Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

St. Luke's United Methodist Church will premiere its sixth annual summer musical, Beauty and the Beast, on August 4, 2017. The Broadway hit will be the first production in St. Luke's new, 21,000 square foot worship and performing arts venue called Founder's Hall. (more...)

Two Major New Musicals To Showcase At Liverpool Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Liverpool Pride is proud to announce a final special and exciting addition to the line-up this weekend. (more...)

CILLA THE MUSICAL To Step Inside Chester's Storyhouse in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Cilla - The Musical is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs). (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. (more...)

New British Musical LOVESTUCK Opens at the Cockpit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone has a reputation for hosting world premieres of exciting new musicals - think of multi-award nominated Streets and Another Way from Interval Productions among others - and 2017 doesn't disappoint! LOVESTUCK, a new British musical, opens tonight and will run until Sunday 30 July. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present a one -hour, family-friendly adaptation of the Broadway musical "Seussical Jr." tailored especially for young audiences. (more...)

Tony Nominee Lily Rabe Signs On to TNT Drama DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Lily Rabe will lead the cast of TNT's upcoming pilot DEADLIER THAN THE MALE. The two-time Tony nominee will star opposite BLOODLINE alum Enrique Murciano in the drama pilot to be produced by Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories and Turner's Studio T. (more...)

Tony Winner Duncan Sheik Talks New Score for Upcoming Musical SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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Theatre Raleigh Presents THE SECRET GARDEN at Fletcher Opera Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Come enter The Secret Garden when the enchanting classic children's tale gets reimagined at the Fletcher Opera Theatre at the  Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from August 15- 20.  (more...)

CRASH to Bring Aerial Dance to The Cockpit as Part of Camden Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

CRASH is a rollercoaster of feelings, a symphony of colliding bodies. A show that chases moments of emotional intensity, a story about life's ups and downs, a celebration of strength and fragility. (more...)

Lily Garden to Host NYC Gay Men's Chorus Drag Fundraiser at Tavern on the Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Lily Garden will host a sophisticated early-evening garden party benefiting New York City Gay Men's Chorus on August 1. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET GARDEN at Little Radical Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Tonight, July 21st, is opening night for Little Radical Theatrics, Inc.'s incredible production of THE SECRET GARDEN. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Natalie Dormer to Star in New Amazon Series PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is the latest series to be added to the Amazon Prime Video US line-up following a deal with FremantleMedia International. The epic new series, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 and 2, In Darkness) as English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard, is a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's timeless Australian novel. (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 7/24 - 7/28
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 7/24 - 7/28 (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BLUES BROTHERS Returns to the West End at the Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The full cast for The Blues Brothers - Summer Special, includes the return of Joshua Mumby as Elwood Blues and David Kristopher-Brown as Jake Blues, alongside Helen Hart and Hannah Kee as the Stax Sisters and new cast member Arnold Mabhena as Ray. (more...)

Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A lineup of leading performers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Vedder, and others will salute David Letterman at the 20th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. The 20th Anniversary program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Letterman, and will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. The program will air on PBS stations as David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide on Monday, November 20 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Upcoming Events Announced at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

See the brand-new schedule of upcoming events at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Details below: (more...)

TRANS CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES Returns to Renberg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) to its Renberg Theatre on Saturday, August 26 at 8pm and Sunday, August 27 at 2pm. TCLA will once again perform planet Earth's first staged concert production of the full The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie. As Bowie intended, additional hit songs will complete the entire musical saga. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

The Klunch Presents the One Night Only MUCHO KLUNCHO TALENT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Can you belch a song? Speed-stack cups? Do a handstand in a skirt? Are you double-jointed in a really gross way? Do you have a funny costume? Does your pet have one? (more...)

Lily Tomlin, Ken Burns & More Join Voice Arts Awards Gala
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Annual Voice Arts® Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be back in NYC this year. Good Morning America called the Voice Arts® Awards, 'The Oscars of voiceover acting.' (more...)

OFF THE RAILS Opens 7/30 at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will reach a long-overdue milestone this month with the opening of the world-premiere production of Off the Rails, the 82-year-old Festival's first play by a Native writer. Playwright Randy Reinholz's irreverent and subversive adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, previews July 27, 28 and 29, opens July 30 and runs in the Angus Bowmer Theatre through the end of the 2017 season. (more...)

Artists Rep Announces NEW. NOW. NECESSARY 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For its 35th anniversary as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company, Artists Repertory Theatre will offer seven gripping, contemporary plays for their mainstage series.  Among these plays are Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winners, the second  Table|Room|Stage commission, The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse, and a limited run of the World Premiere of the epic theatrical event Magellanica, by Portland playwright E.M. Lewis. Artists Rep's FRONTIER SERIES returns for a second season with internationally acclaimed artists from New York, Seattle and Iran. (more...)

Performers Announced for LAKE COUNTRY SINGS DISNEY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Lake Country Playhouse announced the performer line up for its annual benefit concert, Lake Country Sings..., this year featuring the magical music of Walt Disney. This one night only benefit event showcases tunes from more than 20 Disney favorites sung by nearly 50 of Lake Country's greatest talents. Lake Country Sings Disney is directed by LCP veteran Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

SILENT SKY A Celestial Romance and True Story of Discovery Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson opens at International City Theatre on August 25. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
by - Jul 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, August 2, 2017! (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

BWW Review: Cabrillo Takes Us Back to Neverland with a Delightful PETER PAN
by Don Grigware - Jul 17, 2017

Cabrillo, Thousand Oaks/directed by Yvette Lawrence/choreographed by Cheryl Baxter/through July 23 Peter Pan is a story filled with wonderment, and a total joy to behold onstage. Children of all ages love the idea of being able to fly and to live freely, without attachments or responsibilities. With the right casting, the show is pure magic. Now onstage through July 23 at Cabrillo Music Theatre, soon to be renamed 5 Star Theatricals, Peter Pan will never grow up, thank heavens! In this case there is not a famous star attached to the role. Carly Bracco is an immmensely talented singer, dancer, and actress who toured extensively with Cathy Rigby and played Wendy. She brings so much of herself to the role and is so much fun to watch, that nothing is lacking, making this Peter Pan a first class production. (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars High at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2017

The classic musical has rarely looked or sounded better. Believe. (more...)

Exciting Trends and Innovations Abound at Specialty Food Association's 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show, held June 25-27 at the Javits Center in New York City, remains the premier place to spot the newest trends in specialty food. After all, with more than 2,600 exhibitors from around the world showcasing 180,000 different specialty food and beverage products, it's the largest specialty food trade show in North America. With such an array to consider, the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel had quite a job exploring the show floor daily to discover on-trend product innovations. (more...)

Emmy-Nominated MODERN FAMILY Season 8 Comes to DVD 9/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Emmy-nominated MODERN FAMILY Season 8 arrives on DVD September 19th! The household hilarity continues with the Eighth Season of Modern Family! It all starts with the Dunphy clan wrapping up a Big Apple adventure. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield Talks CRAZY FOR YOU
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2017

Charlotte Wakefield's past work includes The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air, Mamma Mia! in the West End, and the UK tour of Oklahoma!. She's back on tour next month, starring in Crazy for You alongside Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kayla Asbell Talks DEATH OF A SALESMAN and Why It's Still Timely
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 14, 2017

A re-imagined production of the iconic Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman is coming to BAM July 14-23! Kayla Asbell, who plays Linda in this production, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her experiences with the show and with Theater Mitu in general, and why she thinks this piece is still timely today. Check out the full interview! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre' by welcoming patrons to the 60s with a new version of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, which runs July 12-16 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Hairspray is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Cast and Beneficiary for Fall Mainstage Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

It was a picture perfect Berkshire evening on Wednesday, July 12 as WAM Theatre supporters packed the bucolic grounds of Hilltop Orchards in Richmond to celebrate and support the company's eighth season at the company's successful Stars in the Orchards Gala. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Gary Oldman Stars as Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR
by Movies News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Gary Oldman stars  as Winston Churchill in the upcoming biopic DARKEST HOUR. The cast also features Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn. Focus Features will release the drama in select cities on November 22, 2017. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Lily James to Play 'Young Donna' in MAMMA MIA Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lily James, currently starring on the big screen in BABY DRIVER, will show off her vocal chops in Universal's recently announced musical sequel to MAMMA MIA, subtitled 'Here We Go Again.' (more...)

Dazzling New Season Unveiled At New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Bring it On, The Sound of Music and Strangers On a Train, are just some of the hit productions coming to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre as part of its Autumn Season, announced today. (more...)

Brooke Moriber Releases New EP 'Here And Gone'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

With the Summer in full swing, and having just released the single “99 Days of Rain” (which she recently performed LIVE at The Orchard NYC) singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber's newest EP “Here and Gone” is finally HERE! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch The Cast And Audience Members Discuss ANNIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Nikolai Foster's revival of Annie is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. The production stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan, Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Uzo Aduba to Lead SECRET LIFE OF BEES Musical Workshop; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Uzo Aduba will lead the cast of a musical workshop production of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (more...)

Madani Younis Announces the Autumn/Winter Season of Plays at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Artistic Director Madani Younis introduces the new season of work for Autumn/Winter 2017. (more...)

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