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The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Beloved American Classic LITTLE WOMEN Coming to 'Masterpiece' on PBS
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender's Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age classic, Little Women. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Lifetime Orders Beauty Blogger Competition Series GLAM MASTERS from Kim Kardashian
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

Lifetime has greenlit the new competition series, GLAM MASTERS, from style icon, Kim Kardashian West who will executive produce. (more...)

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...)

East Lynne Theater Company's 37th Season Continues!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues its 37th season in June. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies to Star in Lifetime's THE LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Katharine McPhee (Scorpion) is set to star as Kathie Durst alongside Daniel Gillies (The Originals) who will play Robert Durst in the Lifetime Original Movie THE LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST. (more...)

Two Students Selected to Represent Center Stage Awards in New York City
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards recipients of Best Actress and Best Actor. Liz Valentin of Green Bay West High School and Felix Torrez of Green Bay Southwest High School will represent the program at the Jimmy Awards in New York City this June at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. (more...)

2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors announced today the 2017 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Catherine Zeta Jones to Star in New Lifetime Movie COCAINE GODMOTHER
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Lifetime has greenlit the original movie, COCAINE GODMOTHER, starring Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro. (more...)

High School Drama: Lipscomb Academy's Spotlight Award-Winning HATTY KING
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

It's been a big week for Lipscomb Academy's Hatty King - last Saturday night, she had the honor of performing on the stage of Andrew Jackson Hall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center and then was presented the Spotlight Award as best actress at the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards - and her summer is shaping up to be even more than that…as she heads to New York City to spend a week working the best and brightest of Broadway stars and young aspiring musical theater actors from all over the country as they vie for top honors at The Jimmy Awards. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Concludes 30th Anniversary Season with WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 30th Anniversary season with Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama features an ensemble of professional actors. (more...)

Maddie Shea Baldwin Joins BRIDGE THE GAP VOLUME 2 at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Maddie Shea Baldwin has joined the cast of Bridge the Gap Volume 2. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with the women of Brelby. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Unveiled for 2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Two Utah high school performers are on their way to New York City after winning The Chevron Award for Best Actress and Best Actor in the seventh annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards held in the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City May 13. Jessica Lewis from DaVinci Academy won for her role as Miriam in 'Fly By Night' and Levi Hopkins from Ridgeline High School won for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family.' Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

Jim Stanek and Eve Plumb Lead FAMILY TIES Premiere Stage Adaptation in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 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. (more...)

New Rock Musical A WALL APART, from Air Supply's Graham Russell, to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 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 AirSupply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. (more...)

MRT Fundraiser Shines Spotlight on Artists and Community Leaders
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is preparing for its Set the Stage Celebration, the annual fundraiser which provides vital support to its education programming. In addition to live and silent auctions, cocktails, seated dinner, and live music, the evening will honor MRT's invaluable community partners UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College, as well as Cambridge-based playwright Lila Rose Kaplan. (more...)

Two-Part Biography Special I AM ELIZABETH SMART to Air on A&E and Lifetime
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

Production is currently underway on the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie, I AM ELIZABETH SMART, the authorized film about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. (more...)

2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Broadway meets Utah on May 13, 2017 when more than 250 performers from 29 high school productions across the state compete in the seventh annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards at the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. (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...)

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...)

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