New Rock Musical LIZZIE to Play Greenwich Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical comes to Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Frederica Teater, Denmark in January 2017. (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Jobsite Theater's LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jobsite continues the 2016-17 season with their third co-production with the Straz Center in the Jaeb Theater (Return to the Forbidden Planet, Silence! The Musical). Bay Area audiences are in for another just-in-time-for-Halloween treat with the Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, a killer rock musical that is taking the nation by storm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Step in for Jeremy Benton in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting Friday, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

BWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Oct 25, 2016

Teenage Riot: Out of the Box Brings the Lizzie Borden murder to the Stage (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Set for TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

'QUEER SCARE III' Readings Coming Up This Fall at Village Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


BWW Review: Splendid Cast Is the Reason to See SPINDLE CITY
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

I have heard this little double couplet poem since childhood, and have always been terrified by it, so, if I see a story depicted about accused murderess Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, I expect two people to end up corpses, her stepmother and her father. In the new musical by Katrina Wood Spindle City: The Lizzie Borden Musical, now playing at the Secret Rose Theatre, only her father's murder is enacted. But... Lizzie loved her father, in spite of his intolerable business tactics, and... despised her money-hungry stepmother. Does this omission of her murder from the retelling of the infamous story make any sense? Hardly. But that's just one of the problems plaguing this uneven musical at the Secret Rose through November 5. (more...)

Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME Offering 'HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER' Exhibit for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Would you commit a crime, even murder, if there were a real likelihood that you could get away with it? (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Tonight, November 4, 2015
by TV Scoop - Nov 4, 2015

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW tonight, November 4, 2015! (more...)

Aviva Players Host 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Aviva Players, now in its 40th season, invites opera goers to travel into the past and future with its 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' to be presented at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, tonight, November 4. The films are 'Villa Diodati' a screen version of Mira J. Spektor's opera about Mary Shelley and the origins of her Frankenstein story, and 'Libertaria: the Virtual Opera' by Sabrina Pena Young, a futuristic animated tale that may be the world's first original machinima opera and is certainly one of the few animated comic book operas. (more...)

Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

Word for Word Launches Associate Artist Group, Special Events for HOLIDAY HIGH JINX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Word for Word closes the 2015 Season with Word for Word's HOLIDAY HIGH JINX -- Bums, Broads and Broadway: Stories by Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell, and E.B. White, to open on Saturday Nov. 28, 8pm (Press opening) and run through December 24, 2015 at Z Below in San Francisco's Mission/SOMA district. (more...)

BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The one-act, three-character chamber opera (which Glass dubbed a “pocket opera” for its small cast and musical ensemble, and its 90-minute running time), is based on the 1914 Franz Kafka short story: a pitch-black fable about crime and a very unusual punishment. (more...)

High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller WHEELMAN starring Frank Grillo. (more...)

City Lights Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The consultants in the psychological thriller Ideation have the courage to question the shadowy project they're working on. Victor Frankenstein dares to create a new being. The Calendar Girls are brave enough to pose nude. And then there's Lizzie Borden, who has the courage to ... well, you know. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 29, 2016! (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...)

TWITTER WATCH: CAGNEY Celebrates 100th Performance in Yankee Doodle Style.
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

Co-author and star Robert Creighton celebrates with the cast of Off-Broadway's musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This afternoon, Wednesday, June 29, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. CAGNEY had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Pinky Swear Productions Sets New Season of Murder & Mayhem
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Pinky Swear Productions has announced a thrilling season of murder, mayhem, and melancholy, with source material that spans 600 years, and performing in Washington, DC, and New York. All of our shows this season examine what it means to survive-whether it's surviving a crime, a family tragedy, or the ruinous effects of public infamy. (more...)

CAGNEY to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance on Wednesday afternoon, June 29 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs.  Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Spike TV's THE MIST Begins Principle Photography in Halifax, Nova Scotia
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE MIS, a multi-million dollar original television series adapted from the Stephen King novella begins principle photography today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. American cable network Spike TV has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series which will premiere on Spike in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Winners of the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were revealed tonight, Saturday, January 30th (beginning at 8PM) on a simulcast airing live on TNT and TBS. (more...)

All-Female Activist Berklee Band Raising Money For Concept Album About Fighting Oppression
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016


New Line Theatre Announces Rock Musical LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," will present the driving, four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt, in August 2017 to close the company's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Rock Musical LIZZIE Now Available for Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The creators of LIZZIE, the hard rock musical that tells the story of Lizzie Borden, America's favorite double axe-murderess and Victorian hometown girl, have announced that rights are now widely available to theaters and schools to produce the show. Requests may be submitted through their web site: (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

'GRRRLS ON FILM' FREE LA Film & Music Festival This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Grrrls on Film is a weekend-long celebration of the feminist acts of making sound and vision. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Sandy Duncan flies back to Neverland, big Broadway names head to Oz to celebrate Stephen Schwartz, and more! (more...)

Loyola Marymount University to Present Free Festival GRRRLS ON FILM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The festival and forum at Loyola Marymount University gathers together pioneers in movies, music, art and activism to address what has become one of the hot-button social justice issues of our time: lack of diverse representation and expression in arts and entertainment. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 22nd ANNUAL SAG AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Actor® Nominations for the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were announced live today at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles by Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie  (more...)

BWW interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUND OF MUSIC's Billie Wildrick
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 16, 2015

In 6 Questions and a Plug, Wildrick displays an infectious enthusiasm equal to Maria's and reveals how much of herself is in this production's iconic role.  (more...)

Daniel Gortler, Lauren Flanigan & David Adam Moore to Perform at Jewish Museum, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

 The Jewish Museum will present The Word: Spoken, Sung, and Played, a concert featuring acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler with internationally renowned vocalists Lauren Flanigan (as narrator) and David Adam Moore (baritone) in a performance of Johannes Brahms's The Fair Magelone  (Die schone Magelone) on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm. During the second half of the program, soprano Lauren Flanigan will sing Luciano Berio's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' from Epifanie with Daniel Gortler. This will be Ms. Flanigan's first public New York City performance since 2010 when she was diagnosed with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). To conclude, Mr. Gortler, who has delighted audiences and critics with his concerts around the world and received praise for his technical mastery and musical ingenuity, will perform Franz Schubert's Three Piano Pieces for solo piano. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: A Murderess Is Made In A/C Theatre's LIZZIE
by Erin Kong - Aug 18, 2016

A/C Theatre Company takes the reigns from creators Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt, and depicts LIZZIE: The Musical, a phenomenon with head-banging rock music, haunting four-part harmonies, and refreshing feminist motifs. Directed by Kim Richard and Tim Shawver, A/CTC's production of LIZZIE evades the risk of falling into standard rock concert format, transcends typical musical theatre, and perfectly presents a jarring portrayal of a normal girl groomed into an axe-wielding murderess. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its 40th season with Calixto Bieito's bold staging of Georges Bizet's Carmen, the largest production the company has mounted in its four decades. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spanish North Africa, Carmen is a powerful account of a defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. With the familiar story and iconic score that opera buffs and casual opera-goers alike know and love, BLO's Carmen opens September 23 for four performances through October 2. The run marks the company's debut at the Boston Opera House whereCarmen will be the first professional opera produced at the venerable theater since 1991. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a Witty, Tuneful Boy Meets Ghoul Story
by Frank Benge - Aug 1, 2016

Few creations have enjoyed the cultural longevity of Charles Addams characters The Addams Family. This satirical inversion of the typical American family was first introduced back in 1938 as a series of 150 single panel cartoons in the pages of The New Yorker that continued until Addams' death in 1988. The characters, an eccentric clan that delights in the macabre and yet are totally unaware that others find them frightening or at the very least bizarre, have been adapted for other mediums multiple times: a 1964 television series, the 1973 and 1998 animated series, three feature films in the '90's, five video games, a pinball machine that remains the best selling of all time and in 2010, the Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY. The musical has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and is currently receiving a witty and tuneful local production at the Long Center by Summer Stock Austin. (more...)

Six New Productions of Rock Musical LIZZIE Planned
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Six licensed productions of the musical, LIZZIE, are slated for 2016-17. LIZZIE, a rock show retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden axe murders, became available for licensing in February. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Boston, MA - April 7, 2016 - Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehar's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

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