BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Thoroughly Modern Sutton
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - May 31, 2016

Boston is really the only city where you can be leaving the Boston Symphony Hall after seeing the Boston Pops and be walking alongside Boston Red Sox fans leaving Fenway Park. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to see my Broadway idol, Sutton Foster, with the Boston Pops. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Begins Performances in July at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present a fresh and intimate production of the Broadway musical classic ... A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O'Connell. A Chorus Line will preview from July 1 through July 8, regular performances will begin July 9 and continue through July 31 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799). (more...)

Winners of 2016 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

A panel of nationally recognized judges, include casting director Michael Donovan; producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara; and actress Wendy Rosoff, announced the 2016 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 23. (more...)

ARENAarts to Bring AWAY to Latvian Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A QUINTESSENTIALLY Australian story, mixing drama, humour and home truths, is the latest offering from ARENAarts as the play in question celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Sets Special Ticket Offers for Open House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) will host an Open House on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at their comfortable stadium-style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Patrons will have the opportunity to access the auditorium to pick their own seats, experience an exclusive backstage tour, enjoy live entertainment, and take advantage of special ticket offers, all while enjoying snacks and beverages available for purchase from the theatre's concession stand. (more...)

Broadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

This Thursday, June 9th at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, an elite cast of Broadway veterans will take to the stage for a one-night only benefit concert performing numbers from the award-winning Broadway shows that put them on the map. 100% of the proceeds from this stellar night of song and dance will benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Panera Bread has graciously come on board to sponsor the evening.  Currently in rehearsals, the cast of over 50 Broadway performers, ensemble singers, and dancers is prepping for what is sure to be a thrilling night of theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened last night, June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Mach, Paige Faure and More in Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.  Performances run from June 29 through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater presents THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run starting this week from June 28 - July 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: A.D. Players' LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Is the Theatrical Equivalent to Curling Up With a Good Book
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 24, 2016

Little Women: THE MUSICAL is quite the curiosity -- a musical that isn't particularly enhanced or defined by its music. But though the music may be mostly forgettable, the voices in the A.D. Players' production are not. Neither are the performances. It is the cast that ultimately elevates this admittedly simplistic but feel-good show to one of the must-sees of the summer. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

FTC Opens Enrollment for Camp Freddyburg
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is pleased to announce open enrollment for their summer youth program, Camp Freddyburg 2016. The camp runs July 5-31, with a two-day orientation session on June 28 and 29. The camp schedule and application can be found on FTC's Facebook page and website, www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Enrollment is limited and scholarships are available if needed. Along with Ms. Goff several other theater, music and dance instructors will teach classes. The deadline for early registration is June 27th. (more...)

Americana Theatre Company to Stage GREASE, 7/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's Grease, the 1950's rock musical, from July 7 to 23, on Thursdays at 7 pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm at The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

The Friday 5: CCP's THE LITTLE MERMAID's Ruff, Cooper & Graham
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Cumberland County Playhouse starts the summer with a splash as Disney's The Little Mermaid opens on tonight! Based on Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a family musical that features classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and the Academy Award-winning "Under the Sea."   (more...)

Feinstein's 54 Below to Celebrate the Music from '1776' This Independence Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the 4th of July 4th with '54 Sings 1776,' a celebration of the music from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Independence Day musical by Sherman Edwards (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

Open Air Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Louisa May Alcott's timeless and captivating story 'Little Women' is brought to life on the Open Air Theatre stage for two weekends when Little Women, the Broadway Musical opens on Friday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 26. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

East Lynne Theater's TALES OF THE VICTORIANS Begins 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Performers include Michele LaRue, who tours with several shows including 'Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire,' and whose late husband Warren Kliewer founded ELTC; James Rana, who plays a detective in the upcoming cable series 'Falling Waters' and Van Helsing in ELTC's 'Dracula;' Stephanie Garrett, who was in ELTC's 'Lost on the Natchez Trace' and 'Rain;' Lee O'Connor, Sherlock in ELTC's radio-style 'Holmes' Adventures;' Suzanne Longacre, who's performed throughout the country and in TV's 'Guiding Light;' and ELTC's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth. (more...)

Thank You For Coming Out to Team Up with FUN HOME for Improv Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In anticipation of Pride Week, Thank You For Coming Out (TYFCO) is teaming up with Fun Home to hold an improv workshop benefiting the organizations I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. Each of the four groups amplify the LGBTQ voice in a different way and aim to promote an understanding among communities. This workshop will encourage empathy, inclusivity and acceptance within the LGBTQ community by using and teaching the ideals of improv - listening, trust, respect, affirmation and connection with each other through the principle of Yes, And. TYFCO and Fun Home's main goal is that both I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. can take what they learned back to their organizations and continue to inspire others. (more...)

BWW TV: Alyssa Fox Gets WICKED at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Alyssa Fox, who performed 'The Wizard and I' from WICKED. (more...)

AFTER HOURS AT ROSIE'S PUB Opens This Month at Brelby Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is unveiling the world premiere of After Hours at Rosie's Pub, a script created by the seven women of the Brelby ensemble. The 2016 Brelby Women's Writer's Circle, comprised of Shelby Maticic, Megan O'Connor, Carolyn McBurney, Jessie Tully, Mia Passarella, Melody Chrispen and April Rideout, spent several months designing a unique world and creating the original storyline that includes numerous songs and dance numbers. This show is the final performance at Brelby's current studio, before they transition to their new home in Catlin Court. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: New Full-Length Trailer of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the brand new full-length trailer below! (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...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Opens PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH with Patriotic Medley
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster opened the 2016 A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS with a rousing patriotic medley last night. (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...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

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