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BWW Interview: Mary Martello in Arden's GYPSY
by Pati Buehler - May 27, 2017

Pretty much the 'Dominatrix of Dames' on Philly stages with 33 productions under her bonnet, there is almost nothing this lady has not tackled in her long career. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces 2017-18 Season: I AM
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his third season, running September 2017 through July 2018. Opening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT, the six-production season will feature five Seattle premieres and a Tony-award winning musical. (more...)

Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the winners of the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Michigan Opera Theatre is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists. The roster includes tenor, Michael Day; soprano, Monica Dewey; baritone, Harry Greenleaf; bass-baritone, Erik Van Heyningen; and returning Studio Artist mezzo-soprano, Briana Elyse Hunter. (more...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A panel of nationally recognized judges-including casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and actress Wendy Rosoff-announced the 2017 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for 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. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for 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. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Stanek, Eve Plumb and More in FAMILY TIES at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's Krysta Rodriguez to Premiere New Cabaret in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Krysta Rodriguez is premiering her new cabaret in Indianapolis after starring on the small screen with John Lithgow in the NBC comedy Trial & Error. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces AFTER HOURS: SUMMER OF SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the 2017 Cabaret series, AFTER HOURS WITH MATHEW WRIGHT: SUMMER OF SONDHEIM, featuring Eric Ankrim on July 17, Jessica Skerritt on July 24, and Justin Huertas with special guest Rheanna Atendido on July 31.   (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Presents Arizona Premiere of DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: ANYTHING GOES with Sutton Foster and the Boston Gay Men's Chorus
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jun 27, 2017

What better way to kick off PRIDE month than with a concert celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus? Held at Symphony Hall on June 4th and titled ANYTHING GOES, the show featured 175 chorus members and offered a lineup of music ranging from Leonard Bernstein to original work. The evening was topped off with a solo performance by two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/20/2017 - 6/27/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/20/2017 - 6/27/2017. (more...)

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury in Talks to Join Television Adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Deadline has reported that Tony Award-winner, Angela Lansbury is currently in talks to join the cast of a three-part television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's Summer Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lifetime has all your summer viewing needs covered with launches of a new dance docuseries SO SHARP, new family docuseries GROWING UP SUPERMODEL, and the newest in the Little Women Franchise, Little Women LA: COUPLES RETREAT. Marking Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut movie, STORY OF A GIRL stars Kevin Bacon and Ryann Shane for a July Premiere. (more...)

Past Episodes of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Now Available to Stream on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The hit TV Land comedy YOUNGER, starring Broadway's Sutton Foster is now available to stream on Hulu. Past episodes of the series may now be viewed ahead of the June 28th Season 4 premiere as part of an exclusive pact between Viacom and the subscription video service. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

ArtsWest Announce Extension of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd through Friday, July 7, 2017. The additional performances are scheduled for 7:30pm each evening, with the exception of the 3pm matinee on Sunday, July 2. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at arstwest.org.   (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

BWW Feature: FORUM opens tonight with Platte Valley Players
by Chris Arneson - Jun 16, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way the Forum will run at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, CO, from June 16 - June 24, directed and choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree with music direction by Bonnie Simcox, (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Recalls Big Broadway Break & Presenting Tony to Co-Star Gavin Creel
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, Broadway star Sutton Foster recalled getting her big break in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and discussed presenting her former co-star, Gavin Creel, with an award at Sunday's Tonys. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 1, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

Confirmed: Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson to Star in LITTLE WOMEN TV Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury will join Emily Watson (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING) in a three-part television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS. (more...)

TexARTS Opens A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

To kick off its 2017-18 Professional Series, TexARTS pays tribute to a music legend with the regional premier of A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE by Dean Regan. Starring Lilly Lane Stafford, the show runs July 14-30 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Most Challenging Broadway Role
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster appeared on POPCORN WITH PETER TRAVERS to talk about her role in the hit TV Land comedy-drama series YOUNGER. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Seeking Actors for 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Wild Swan is a professional, non-equity theater company that produces and performs productions geared for family audiences.  The company gives 175 performances a year in its home base of Ann Arbor and on tour throughout the state. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere All-New Special DANCE MOMS: ABBY TELLS ALL EXCLUSIVE, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

After months of uncertainty, the fate of Abby Lee Miller has been sealed. This two-hour special, DANCE MOMS: ABBY TELLS ALL EXCLUSIVE, premieres on Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm ET/PT, and features Abby's final days of freedom as well as an exclusive sit-down interview with Jedediah Bila, co-host of ABC's 'The View' and television personality. (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Groundbreaking New Series DATE NIGHT LIVE, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

An evening of can't-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime's groundbreaking new series, DATE NIGHT LIVE, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries Live PD, the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, as they embark on dates - LIVE! (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation Presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 – Puttin' On The Glitz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 - Puttin' On The Glitz. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

To kick off its 2017-18 Professional Series, TexARTS pays tribute to a music legend with the regional premier of A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE by Dean Regan. Starring Lilly Lane Stafford, the show runs July 14-30 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

New Documentary Following Talented Women of Broadway Now Filming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Director Patrick Riviere has been developing the idea for a documentary about some of the talented women of Broadway, many of whom he has worked with in a variety of settings, for several years. (more...)

SoBe Arts to Present World Premiere of TESLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This September, SoBe Arts will present the world premiere of TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera, by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe, about the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.  We are please to announce our amazing cast and creative team and share the story of Tesla. (more...)

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