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Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Limelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Daring, desperate and damn funny - a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Gone With The Wind, and some of the problems encountered, form the basis of Limelight Theatre's first production of 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for MY FAIR LADIES at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

For four nights only, My Fair Ladies is appearing at The Crazy Coqs and promises an evening filled to the brim with the best songs made famous by Broadway's best divas. (more...)

Theatre Strips Secrecy From Surprise 7th Show to Reveal THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is taking it all off this summer with a show that leaves no laughs barred: Terrance McNally's The Full Monty will cap the company's 43rd season, running June 15 through July 9. Tickets go on sale for subscribers only,January 30, at the discounted price of $33 each. All performances will be at the historic Bangor Opera House in Downtown Bangor. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

Cast Announced as John Cleese Collaborates with the Mercury Theatre Colchester in BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

???????One of Britain's most revered comedy icons, John Cleese, will collaborate with the Mercury Theatre Colchester to bring his brand new adaption of Georges Feydeau's hysterical farce, Bang Bang, to the stage this Spring. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the third show of its 39th season, Little Women: The Musical. The show runs from February 17th through March 12th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on March 9th at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Pepperdine Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Pepperdine University Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni, sung in the original Italian, with English supertitles, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, February 23 and 25, at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

TexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented February 17 - 26 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

UK Premiere of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK! to Play Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

ArtsWest Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

ArtsWest will participate in the GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT, a nation-wide event on January 19, 2017 for theatres and arts organizations to reaffirm a commitment to values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

UK Premiere Of War-time Love Story YANK! To Open 2017 Season For Theatrical Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????A moving love story set in World War Two will start the 2017 season in the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh's "Man of La Mancha," a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film.  (more...)

Registration Now Open for Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) 2017 Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Theatre Camps 2017. See al the information below! (more...)

Lifetime to Launch Multi-Platform Effort to Celebrate New York Fashion Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

As part Lifetime's new brand mission to celebrate 'The Power of Possibility,' the network is launching a multi-platform effort to bring fashion week to millions of women across the country. (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Comes to Sonora This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 38th season with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act. Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the show features music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Enrollment Open for Spring Session Acting Classes at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Time to get yourself and/or your kids signed up for a fun, exciting learning experience.  (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Broadway Vet Sutton Foster to Make Cincinnati Pops Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Sutton Foster to the stage at the Taft Theatre February 24-26 for her Pops debut. (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Kevin Duda and More to Host Audition Master Classes at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, continues its Studio Series with four Monday night classes on Audition prep for Actors Singers and Dancers. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL, 4/23
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Inspired by the true story that gripped the nation, Lifetime premieres the ripped-from-the-headline movie, NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL on Sunday, April 23, at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

The Catholic University to Bring Strength and Sisterhood to the Stage in LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A classic story about the bonds of sisterhood will come alive with music and imagination this spring, as the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, to be performed in The Catholic University of America's Ward Recital Hall Feb. 17 through 26. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ArtsWest has just announced MILK LIKE SUGAR, Kirsten Greenidge's award-winning play about about young women and the intersection of class, race and opportunity. MILK LIKE SUGAR opens at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on March 2, performing Thursday through Sunday until March 25.   (more...)

TexARTS' THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented February 17 - 26 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway.  (more...)

BLACKLISTERS Tests Utmost Depth Of Belief And Character
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brandon Sanchez was born from immigrant parents, 'who,' he said, 'wanted to give their children the best chance at life. For them, being born an American citizen was what could allow the chance for that because America is the land of opportunity.' (more...)

BRING IT! LIVE to Hit the Orpheum This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

After a massive 2016 summer tour that included a sold-out date in Memphis, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime's hit series Bring It! return to the live stage Friday, August 4th at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre as part of the "Bring It! Live" 2017 summer tour. (more...)

Servant Stage Company Kicks Off 2017 season with LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Servant Stage Company proudly presents the first show of their 2017 season: Little Women: The Broadway Musical. Based on the classic American novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo (Danielle Poznanovic), Meg (Leslie Talley), Beth (Heather Nicole) and Amy (Grace Atherholt) and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. (more...)

BRING IT! LIVE Coming to Playhouse Square This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Cleveland. Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime's hit series Bring It! return to the live stage Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at State Theatre at Playhouse Square as part of the 'Bring It! Live' 2017 summer tour. (more...)

Lifetime's Hit Series BRING IT Set To Take The Stage In Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Baltimore.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime's hit series Bring It! return to the live stage Sunday, July 9 at 7:00pm at The Lyric as part of the "Bring It! Live" 2017 summer tour. Tickets start at $36.25 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 410-547-SEAT or by visiting the Lyric box office Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 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 THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Lifetime Premieres 'March Madness' Docu-Series BRINGING UP BALLERS, 3/1
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

No air balls are allowed in Lifetime's new series, BRINGING UP BALLERS, premiering Wednesday March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Dec 30, 2016

A LITTLE PRINCESS - Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runThursday through Sunday until February 11. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Tickets are on sale for the 3rd show of our 39th season, the family classic- Little Women: THE MUSICAL! And, as an added bonus, we've given our loyal patrons a discount!  (more...)

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