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BWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre Deets
by Gil Kaan - May 9, 2016

The Celebration Theatre's production of THE BOY FROM OZ has just opened to glowing reviews; raves and compliments Celebration's co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd has gotten used to. (Look at their looong list of award-winning productions!) We had a chance to chat with both the prolifically talented (directing and acting) Shepperd and the charismatic, triple-threat Andrew Bongiorno who plays the titular BOY Peter Allen. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Scoop: COOPER BARRETT¬'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE on FOX - Saturday, May 14, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 14, 2016! (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL to Play The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, May 7, 2016
by - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 7, 2016! (more...)

MargOH! Channing to Host 'UNCORKED' Birthday Celebration at Pangea, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is celebrating her birthday one martini at a time in UNCORKED! :The Birthday Edition at Pangea May 19 7:30PM This show is a boozy romp . This is the deconstruction of drag, through the life and times of the often demented, occasionally glamorous and always drunken Diva, MargOH! Channing, as she (with MAN-ee Champagne's hazy but unfaltering support) tackles topics such as rape, incest, politics and the one thing we all have in common: dysfunction! Comedic monologues, original music and sloshy standards, this brassy, boozy chanteuse and her glitter-dipped Gayiance will pop your cork with love, laughter booze and song  (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE to Open at Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting 'Legally Blonde the Musical'. Performances will be on May 20, 28, June 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 8pm; and on May 21, 22, 29 & June 5, at 2pm. Tickets are $24 (senior/student tickets are $22 on matinees only).  (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - May 29, 2016

I can't be the only theatregoer who found the tour of CABARET chilling. During an election year where fear mongering and racial intolerance are sitting center ring, the story of pre-Holocaust Germany seems especially relevant and cautionary. But that doesn't mean the musical, which just arrived at the Winspear Opear House, isn't equally thrilling and heartfelt. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Sets Summer Cabaret Club Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Cabaret Club. (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels (Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award). (more...)

Vorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHT
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Die  MusicalCompany des Theater fur Niedersachsen in Hildesheim feiert im kommenden Jahr ihr 10-jahriges Jubilaum, und so stehen in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 auch wieder 5 Musicals auf dem Programm, darunter mit DOGFIGHT eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung. Außerdem werden AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH (CLOSER THAN EVER) und DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EDWIN DROOD aufgefuhrt. (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for Everyone
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2016

THE WILD PARTY is a musical by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe based on the same poem. (more...)

VIDEO: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Returns to AMC This August - Get a Preview of What's Ahead!
by - May 23, 2016

Don't miss the return of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD this August on AMC. Get a sneak peek at what's ahead below! (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good'
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend. (more...)

Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Scoop: COOPER BARRETT¬'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE on FOX - Saturday, May 7, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 7, 2016! (more...)

Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Series
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. ('Daniels) (OTCQB: DCAC) and Clearwave Telecommunications, Inc. (OTC PINK: CWTC) World Nation Live Entertainment, Inc. today announced a revenue sharing deal license for 26 One Hour Episodes of The Judy Garland Show Series in the USA. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the¬†2016 Theatre World Award Honorees¬†for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the¬†72nd¬†Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony¬†on¬†Monday¬†evening,¬†May 23, 2016¬†beginning at¬†7:00 p.m.¬†at Circle in the Square Theatre¬†(West 50th¬†Street, between Broadway and 8th¬†Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony¬ģ¬†Award-winning Best Musical,¬†Fun Home.¬†¬†¬† (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Captive' Episode of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by - May 2, 2016

On the next episode of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD titled "Captive" - Alicia works to reunite with her family; and Travis meets a familiar face. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Salty Brine to Debut New Cabaret Inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Salty Brine announces the premiere of a new cabaret, How Strange It Is, as the latest installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs every Wednesday as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting.  How Strange It Is, inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel's breakthrough album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, will run on June 8, 15, 22 and 29 with an additional performance on Friday, June 24. On Wednesdays (June 8, 15, 22, 29) doors open at 7:30pm and shows begin at 8:00pm. On Friday, June 24, doors open at 7:00pm with the show beginning at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco's Hilarious MARY POPPINS DIVA MEDLEY
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Filmed live at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Bianco sings a medley of Sherman Brothers classics as Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli and many more. (more...)

RENT's Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Extend 'ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award winning musical RENT in a special engagement "Acoustically Speaking -- A 20 Year Friendship" at New York's Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

VIDEO: San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Brings Intimacy Back To Revised ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

2011 revised version of the 1965 Lerner & Lane musical went from an intimate affair to a large Broadway production. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Season 3 of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Comedy Central's raucous storytelling series hosted by Ari Shaffir, THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, is back at it again with a killer line-up of the best true-life, long-form storytellers. (more...)

Karen Mason, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Coming to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce that Karen Mason, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch will be participating in OSTC's new CABaretFEST being held from June 24 - 26. (more...)

Cast Announced for Howard Barker's GERTRUDE - THE CRY at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LWL Entertainment Ltd, in association with Theatre N16, are thrilled to announce the cast of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, opening at Theatre N16 next month. (more...)

Seth Sikes Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00PM in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mid-Season 'Shiva' Finale of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by - May 16, 2016

Don’t miss the Mid-Season Finale of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD titled 'Shiva'. The episode airs Sunday, May 22 at 9/8c on AMC. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features ELizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Theatre N16's Risque Take Shakespearean Classic in GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by Roy Tan - May 16, 2016

Howard Barker's shocking and risque take on Hamlet has its first major London revival at Theatre N16 this summer since its premiere in 2002. Reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic from the perspective of Hamlet's mother, this is a striking exploration of female sexuality and emancipation - but also a punky, filthy analysis of lust. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of GERTRUDE - THE CRY in action below! (more...)

Scoop: COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE on FOX - Saturday, May 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 21, 2016! (more...)

Beverly Bond & More Among Honorees for 2016 Women Who Care Awards to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of NY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC) was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Porters Reconstruct History in HENRY VI, PTS 1, 2 & 3
by Ellen Dostal - May 13, 2016

Attempting to produce all of Shakespeare's plays would be daunting task for any theatre company but one young group of actors has continued to stay the course. Over a ten-year period, the Porters of Hellsgate have produced twenty of the playwright's thirty-eight plays, steadily working toward their goal of being the first in Los Angeles to mount the entire canon. This season, they tackle three at once with HENRY VI, Parts 1, 2 & 3. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

The Ordway to Present 'KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ' This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will continue its popular Broadway Songbook series June 10-12 with Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Oscar Williams, Benjamin Harding to Host THIS WAY TO BROADWAY, LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, Live, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event Showbiz Kids, will take place at The Actors Temple located at 339 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The show will bring together performers with a wealth of Broadway experience, and many others who aspire to reach the same heights. With help from directors Becca Retter & Thommie Retter, writer and director Anthony Giunta (Contest The Movie, Skin In The Game), Sean Patrick Francis, Ann Cooly, music director Rick Hip-Flores (Fun home), L.A.-based music producer Brandon Jarrett and Broadway veteran vocal coaches Bob Marks, Sara Shikowitz, Trapper Felides and Amy Hanratty, fun and excitement will be had on and off the stage! (more...)

Photo Flash: MARY'Z WITH A 'Z' Launches Brown Paper Box Co.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opened its 2016/2017 season with Mary'z with a 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's set list in its entirety. Mary'z with a 'Z' was an evening of song, dance, drag, and reinterpreted numbers by over a dozen of Chicago's finest artists. Classic songz. New arrangementz. 44 yearz later. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

City Theatre Company Sets 2016 Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

City Theatre has announced a power-packed lineup for the theatre's annual Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival. (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Susquehanna Stage Co.
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - May 10, 2016

"Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about...SEUSS!!" Dr. Seuss, as most of us know, was one of the most iconic children's book authors. From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,  Blue Fish to There's a Wocket in my Pocket, Dr. Seuss never did fail to amuse children. In 2000, Seussical the Musical debuted on Broadway. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the musical incorporates all the memory-making Dr. Seuss stories such as Horton Hears a Who, Gertrude McFuzz, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! Seussical the Musical was written to carry on the legacy of Dr. Seuss and to grant good times to anyone who sees it, and Susquehanna Stage Company located in Marietta, Pennsylvania, hopes to do just that. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FROM OZ at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd.  THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Sorry, Folks! Liza Minnelli Is Not, and Never Will Be, on Twitter
by Jessica Khan - Apr 29, 2016

Sorry folks, but the new Liza Minnelli Twitter account that popped up today -- @RealLizaMinnelli -- is not the legendary performer. BroadwayWorld has confirmed with the star's rep that the handle is fake; he also went on to add that 'she'll never be on Twitter.' (more...)

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