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Lifetime to Premiere New Series PROJECT RUNWAY: FASHION STARTUP, 10/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Fashion and entrepreneurialism are brought to a whole new level with Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY: FASHION STARTUP, premiering Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT. (more...)

Lifetime's Hit Docu-Series LITTLE WOMEN: LA Hits Series High
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Lifetime's hit docu-series Little Women: LA drew big ratings for last night's episode with 1.6 million Total Viewers (Live+SD), making it the most-watched episode in the series' five-season run, according to Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (more...)

Casting Announcement - Trish Noble Joins the LADIES IN BLACK for 2017 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Queensland Theatre Company have announced that one of Australia's most acclaimed stars of the stage and screen, the multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble, will join the cast of Ladies in Black for the national tour in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Imagine If Theatre's YOU FORGOT THE MINCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Joy's debut play, You Forgot the Mince, is a raw and compelling portrait of an intense, passionate and ultimately abusive relationship that spirals out of control with unexpected consequences. Drawn from personal accounts and interviews with victims and perpetrators, this gritty piece of new writing embarks on a UK Tour to theatres and prisons this autumn, presented by Imagine If Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the first time since opening our doors at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in 1999, the total number of season subscriptions before the season openshas surpassed the prior year's end-of-season total. Subscriptions goals are normally met or surpassed by the end of a given season, but this year we are celebrating before the season even begins. There are other reasons why 2016 is a remarkable year for ArtsWest: in addition to a record-setting revenue for season subscribers, the number of subscribers is at an all-time high for any season opening in our history. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Receives Arizona Premiere at Brelby Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Arizona premiere of Ghost the Musical, and the 50th production in the history of the company as the first MainStage in the new Brelby Playhouse. Ghost the Musical features a book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and a cast and production team comprised of Brelby Collaborative Artists and up and coming Arizona actors. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Arizona Premiere at Brelby Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Catlin Court Historic District, is excited to produce the Arizona premiere of Ghost the Musical, and the 50th production in the history of the company as the first MainStage in the new Brelby Playhouse. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and ALADDIN's Rodney Ingram!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Sep 13, 2016

Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Aladdin understudy Rodney Ingram! (more...)

VIDEO: The Love Triangle Continues! Watch Trailer for Season 3 of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

PEOPLE has shared the trailer for the third season of TV Land's YOUNGER, starring Sutton Foster. The series returns on September 28th on TV Land. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (more...)

Production Underway for Lifetime Mystical Drama SEA CHANGE
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Lifetime, MarVista and Pillar/Segan begin production today on the pilot SEA CHANGE (wt), a mystical drama that follows Miranda Merchant, a teen girl on a journey to reunite with her estranged mother who lives on a seemingly idyllic island off the coast of New England. (more...)

Kyle Bass Named Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syracuse Stage artistic director Robert M. Hupp announced today the appointment of Kyle Bass as the company's associate artistic director. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Opens at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Bay Street Theater's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened this past week. Bay Street Theater has also announced a special talkback on Tuesday, July 19, with guest speaker -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The production runs now through July 24.  (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Returns to the Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The 2016 Season at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre continues with a musical that's always a family favorite.  Scheduled for three weekends, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat begins on Friday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 21.  Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

TRU Announces New Program Directors for TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the new Broadway-credited program directors for the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program and the 2016-2017 Applications. (more...)

The Brelby Theatre Company to Present THE OZ CHRONICLES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is excited to produce the third installment of their 2016 Mainstage Season. (more...)

First Ever Stage Production of J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Originally published as a novel in 1927, Benighted was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. Now the world premiere of its stage production, adapted by Duncan Gates, will be staged at the Old Red Lion this Christmas. Following the success of the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller's No Villain, the Old Red Lion are now renowned for their exciting programming decisions. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Dark, Psychological Drama GIRL IN THE BOX, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Lifetime premieres the dark, psychological drama GIRL IN THE BOX, based on the true story of Colleen Stan, a young woman kidnapped and held as a sex slave for over half a decade, on Saturday, September 10 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's ARCHETYPE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents ARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production). ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN at Seacoast Rep this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The musical, which opens August 5, is an adaptation of the classic autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott grew up amid economic struggle and intellectual ferment to become a successful writer and early feminist. Her story of the fictional March family depicts the passionate ambition of the youthful Jo March and the emotional journey she takes with her three sisters. (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will have her directorial debut with Lifetime's STORY OF A GIRL, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Acclaimed Stage Play SISTER CITIES to Make Television World Premiere on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Based on the internationally-acclaimed stage play of the same name written by Colette Freedman, SISTER CITIES will make its television world premiere Saturday, September 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

Autumn Hurlburt and Devon Goffman to Lead World Premiere of BLINDSIDED DATE at New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Legally Blonde's Autumn Hurlburt and Motown's Devon Goffman lead World Premiere of Blindsided Date in the New York New Works Theatre Festival August 31 at The Elektra Theatre (more...)

Jana Robbins I'M STILL HERE! One Night Only at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jana Robbins "I'M STILL HERE!" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 30th Anniversary Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16. (more...)

Britney Spears Biopic In the Works at Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Lifetime has ordered the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at ApolloChicago.com or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

CABARET Set as the Next Production at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

'What good is sitting alone in your room. Come hear the music play' when the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre features the musical Cabaret as the next production. Set to begin Friday, August 26, the musical continues through Sunday, September 4 with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Meets Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward with 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces that the company has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $85,000, allowing the 2016-17 season to go forward as planned. Another $65,000 of fundraising is targeted to facilitate planning and executing the 2017-18 season. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host September Introduction Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the September panel An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Sunshine or in Shadow: Peter Cormican, Charis Leos, and Cary Michele Miller in McCourt's IRISH
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 13, 2016

'There are two kinds of people in the world, as ye very well know,' Peter Cormican asserts in a lilting accent, 'those that are Irish and those that want to be.' The English-born actor, son Irish parents - a Protestant mother from Belfast and a Catholic father from Galway - is currently in Maine to make his Maine State Music Theatre/Portland Stage debut in Frank McCourt's play The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, which opens in Portland August 19th. The production, a bold new collaboration between two of Maine leading Equity companies, marks an exciting new chapter for both theatres and promises to be one of the season's biggest hits, as it has been in every town its played. Cormican is joined in our conversation by two of the other four principals from the a small cast that also stars Curt Dale Clark [see BWW interview 5/24/16], Charis Leos and Cary Michele Miller, (and features Cameron Wright and Emily Davis, Ernest Sauceda (fiddler) and two other musicians). Both Leos and Miller are MSMT veterans, but new to McCourt's play. 'This is my debut at Portland Stage,' Miller says with anticipation. 'I always look forward to working with Curt and Charis and Marc, and I am enjoying getting to know Peter. And I am always excited to learn new material and new music.' (more...)

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