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Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

FX Inks Exclusive Overall TV Production Deal With Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer D.V. DeVincentis
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FX Productions (FXP) has signed Emmy(R) Award winning writer and producer D.V. DeVincentis to an exclusive overall television production deal, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

Elsevier Announces Winners of the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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Berkeley Rep to Stage Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today A Nationwide Reading, a national series of free public readings of the new stage adaptation of It Can't Happen Here, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. (more...)

GOTHAM's Robin Lord Taylor to Leap Into WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maberry Theatricals have announced that Robin Lord Taylor, who stars as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) on FOX's hit series "Gotham," will take the leap in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Halloween, October 31 at 8pm.  (more...)

JCTC-KIDS to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Jersey City's Puppet Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A young girl follows a White Rabbit into a dreamlike world were animals talk and eating mushrooms can change your size. When this realm's tyrannical ruler accuses the rabbit of stealing tarts - for which the punishment is decapitation - the girl must stand up to injustice by using logic and virtue. (more...)

American Writers Museum Appoints Inaugural President
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Writers Museum (AWM), the first and only museum of its kind opening in March 2017 at 180 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, has announced the appointment of its inaugural president, Carey Cranston, effective October 3, 2016. (more...)

Dejvicke Theatre to Visit Czech Centre London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Critically acclaimed for original writing and star casting and boasting multiple national and international awards, the Dejvicke Theatre is one of Prague's most celebrated cult venues. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Made in Prague festival organized by the Czech Centre London, the theatre will make its London debut. All plays are in Czech with English surtitles. (more...)

Howard County Arts Council Celebrates National Arts & Humanities Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is joining Americans for the Arts and arts agencies across the nation in encouraging people to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) by supporting the arts in our community during the month of October.  (more...)

Third Sound to Play Great Music at St. Bart's Series This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Continuing the new programmatic focus initiated last year to embrace a wider range of music in programs that shine in the spaces of St. Bartholomew's Church, the Great Music at St. Bart's concert series launches its 2016-17 season with a concert of new and recent music by American composers by the acclaimed chamber ensemble Third Sound on Friday, October 21, 2016, in the St. Bart's Chapel - an intimate and acoustically brilliant space that is perfectly suited for contemporary chamber music. (more...)

BWW Interview: BUNGA PENUTUP ABAD's Happy Salma talks about Nyai Ontosoroh and Her Love For Local Literature
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 26, 2016

Born in January 4, 1980, Happy Salma is an Indonesian actress, model, and writer. Originally working as a model, she later acted in numerous films and theatre productions.  (more...)

Original HARRY POTTER Actors Attend Performance of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Benefit Lumos
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 18th, actors from the original Harry Potter film series attended a special performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in order to benefit Lumos, the charity of Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling. Afterward, the actors from both screen and stage gathered for photos. Check out the tweets and pictures celebrating the event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Whitney Bashor Performs 'Stand Fast' from HIMSELF AND NORA Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - from iTunes and other digital formats today, Friday, September 23. Physical copies will be available online and in stores Friday, October 7. The new musical features book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Watch a new video of the show's leading lady Whitney Bashor performing the song 'Stand Fast' below! (more...)

MoneyGram Foundation and First Book Bring Celebration of Literacy to Miami
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

MoneyGram (MGI), a leading global money transfer and payment services company, is excited to announce the MoneyGram Foundation and U.S.-based nonprofit organization First Book presented a $2000 grant to Henry M. Flagler Elementary School for the purchase of books. The event coincided with the 20 th anniversary of Da de los Libros. It was part of a summer-long program designed to inspire reading that includes the donation of $20,000 for books in schools nationwide. (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces Theater for Youth Accommodations Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Main Street Theater's professional Theater for Youth program produces plays based on children's Literature for families and school groups and reaches over 130,000 audience members yearly. MST strives to be a theater for all youth and is launching its first ever accommodations performances. Families who need such accommodations as Sensory Friendly performances (including a Quiet Room) for children on the autism spectrum; American Sign-Language Interpreted performances for hearing-impaired children; and Audio Descriptive performances for children with low vision or blindness can now add MST to groups of Houston arts organizations providing such opportunities. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Receives Mass Humanities Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

New Rep's Spotlight Symposium Series features theatre artists, area academics, and experts as they explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world. Mass Humanities has granted New Rep $3,000 to support this program for its productions of Good and Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Cristin Milioti Stars in Romantic Comedy IT HAD TO BE YOU
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Writer / director / composer Sasha Gordon's IT HAD TO BE YOU, stars Cristin Milioti (Broadway's ONCE, off-Broadway's LAZARUS) and Dan Soder. The subversive romantic comedy, which has won numerous awards on the festival circuit following its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival, is slated for an October 21 release. (more...)


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NJSO Accents: Russian Poetry Readings Follow all-Tchaikovsky Concerts,
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Russian poetry readings following October 29-30 performances of the all-Tchaikovsky concert program that marks Xian Zhang's debut as NJSO Music Director. Victoria Juharyan-who earned audience raves for post-concert Russian poetry readings in 2015-returns to read poems by Tchaikovsky's favorite poet, Alexander Pushkin, and more, in the original Russian. Attendees will also hear the poems in English translation at these NJSO Accent events, which are free to concert ticketholders. (more...)

The Wallis & LADCC Announce New Session of the Students Arts Reporters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

 Continuing its successful partnership, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) announce the second edition of the well-received education program designed for students, ages 12-18, interested in journalism and arts criticism.  (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tours THE TEMPEST Statewide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

William Shakespeare's The Tempest is TAM's Shakespeare in Maine Communities offering for 2016. The Tempest will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state from October 10-29 and run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 14 through 16. TAM's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour is also funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Fisher Foundation. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus Sets 'Privilege & Power' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Privilege & Power,' Actors' Theatre of Columbus' 2017 season, is an exploration of the social dynamics we all live in. The season spans tragedy, farce, and romance through some of the best-loved pieces of Literature as well as rarely revived gems. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces Laura Brueckner as New Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is proud to welcome Laura Brueckner as its new Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg. She most recently served as the Editor for Theatre Bay Area and as a Resident Dramaturg for Crowded Fire Theatre Company. Ms. Brueckner's hiring not only enhances MTC's position as one of the leading incubators of new plays in the United States, but her long-time Bay Area residency will further strengthen MTC's collaborative efforts with local theatrical organizations and artists. (more...)

Second Annual Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder Celebrates Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder kicks off its second annual event today, featuring more than 50 sessions with world-renowned authors, speakers and musicians from across the globe. The Festival is set to bring a glimpse of what's been dubbed 'the greatest literary show on Earth' to the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. (more...)

National Theatre Launches a New Series of National Debates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The National Theatre is launching a new series of topical panel discussions this autumn centred on Youth, Nationhood and Death. The discussions will respond to issues raised by the repertoire or affecting the nation as a whole, will last for 1 hour, and tickets cost £6 (£5 concessions).   (more...)

Philips, Macquarie University and Emory Healthcare partner to launch Australia's first remote intensive care monitoring program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Off-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

TCG Names 2016 Round 4 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2016 Round 4 recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-One-on-One program. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder to Star in Subversive Romantic Comedy IT HAD TO BE YOU
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired North American rights to writer / director / composer Sasha Gordon's IT HAD TO BE YOU, starring Cristin Milioti (FX's "Fargo," Wolf of Wall Street, CBS's "How I Met Your Mother") and Dan Soder (MTV's "Guy Code," Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer"). (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Cuba!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2016

The theatre scene in Cuba is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 5 performing arts schools in Cuba. Check out the list below! (more...)

ICA Miami Announces New Art + Research Center to Explore Social and Environmental Issues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) announced today the launch of its Art + Research Center (A+RC), the museum's new research department and educational initiative dedicated to exploring topical social and environmental issues in relation to contemporary art. The A+RC's program will feature application-based, graduate-level workshops and public presentations by leading thinkers and theorists in the humanities and social sciences, exploring themes such as climate change and social justice that impact the conditions from which contemporary art emerges. (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...)

Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hull UK City of Culture 2017, details of which are announced today, is a 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity inspired by the city and told to the world. Divided into four seasons, this national celebration draws on the distinctive spirit of the city and the artists, writers, directors, musicians, revolutionaries and thinkers that have made such a significant contribution to the development of art and ideas. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents Special Guests For Romeo And Juliet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Embrace a night overflowing with romance and drama. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet paints the world's most famous love story in vivid musical tones. Brahms' Tragic Overture sets the dramatic tone for the evening. HaydnSinfonia Concertante showcases A2SO concertmaster, Aaron Berofsky, and principals Sarah Cleveland, Christian Green and Timothy Michling in this delicate piece. (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Egypt!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2016

The theatre scene in Egypt is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 5 performing arts schools in Egypt. Check out the list below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHIPANDGUS Returns for a Limited Engagement with Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

After a critically acclaimed run at the New York International Fringe Festival, ChipandGus returns for a limited engagement with the Fringe Encore Series at the SoHo Playhouse. The production was one of fourteen plays that were selected (amongst 200 FringeNYC shows)  to perform in the Fringe Encore Series. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Hub Theatre Presents WIT by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Margaret Edson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Wit by Tony nomincated and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Margaret Edson November 4-19 (Press performance is November 5, 2016, at 8 pm) at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston's Back Bay.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are "Pay-What-You-Can". For this production, donations of children's books will be collected at each performance and distributed to local charities.  For tickets and information visit, www.hubtheatreboston.org Like Hub Theatre presents WIT by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Margaret Edson  on Facebook (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Announces Five Finalists in the 2016 LezPlay Contest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: KIM, A Solo Show About a Transgender Filmmaker - Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Take a look at the final dress rehearsal of KIM, written and performed by Daniel Burns, as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row Off-Broadway. Paul McKerrow, once the golden boy of Helena, Montana, returns to his former stomping grounds for his twentieth high school reunion. Once the golden boy of rural Helena, Paul McKerrow is now Kimberly Reed- a tall, beautiful, blonde lesbian filmmaker. She has returned to Helena, with a camera in tow, to reclaim the half of her life she let regrettably disappear. (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Vermont Symphony To Debut Local Singer Zach Sheets In IN CLARION FIELDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Zach Sheets, accomplished composer, chamber musician and orchestral flutist, will debut his latest work, in clarion fields, at the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Made in Vermont Statewide Tour. The Made in Vermont series kicks off on September 23rd continuing through September 30th. (more...)

Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle joins fortepianist Kenneth Merrill in our season opener concert, distilling the public splendor of the opera house for the private intimacy of the recital. (more...)

Playwrights Festival NOW AFRICA Reveals Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In cooperation with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Center for Art & Public Policy, the Tisch Institute of Performing Arts at NYU, the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at NYU (Anna Deavere Smith, Founding Director), and Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre, NOW AFRICA - a group of New York based African writers, actors, producers and community activists - will present its second annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.    (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS Scribble Towards their Seventh Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

THE WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created and sponsored by the award-winning musical Wicked in association with the National Literacy Trust (www.literacytrust.org.uk), is pleased to announce that the acclaimed author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell, will return as Head Judge for the awards for the third consecutive year. Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, will also be returning as part of the judging panel. (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Pontine Theatre Announces 2016-17 Portsmouth Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Now celebrating its 39th Season, Pontine Theatre, a resident company at Strawbery Banke Museum, announces its 2016-17 Performance Series.  Some productions will be presented on the campus of Strawbery Banke Museum and others at select locations in the Greater Seacoast community.  Pontine's season is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.   (more...)

YPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez continue their groundbreaking Transient Glory new music series with the world premieres of six choral works for young voices in concerts at National Sawdust on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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