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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Comes To The Ivory Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

It will indeed be a magical addition to our 2016 season when Family Musical Theater takes to the stage for their second show of the season, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID.  (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH - The Dark Tale Shines Bright at OTSL!
by Steve Callahan - May 31, 2016

Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues its forty-first season with another remarkably fine production-Verdi's Macbeth. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Comedian Rhys Nicholson Announced As Host of the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson has been announced as the official host of the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company Announces Summer Series Premiere of Clifford Odets' GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

STELLA ADLER LAB THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2016 Summer Production. The Summer Series Premiere of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy to be directed by the multi-talented Actor/Director Rick Peters. Performance dates are June 17 through July 10, 2016.  The show will be in the Gilbert Theatre. (more...)

Pacific Union Financial, LLC Announces New Retail Branches in Missouri...
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Lewis Del Mar to Join Borns On Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lewis Del Mar will join BØRNS on tour this summer and have also confirmed select dates supporting Glass Animals. See full itinerary below and visit (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close Receives Inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award at Sharon Playhouse Season Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, awarded three-time Tony Award winning Glenn Close with the inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre at the Season Benefit Gala Saturday, May 21 on the Sharon Playhouse stage. Check out photos below! (more...)

SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 6-12, featuring Maria Schnieder Orchestra, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Mari Koga Quintet, and more! (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Game 1 of STANLEY CUP FINAL, 5/30
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

NBC Sports will present Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final this Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day – at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa (more...)

WE ARE BASEBALL: Baseball Hall of Fame Tour to Begin Multi-Year Journey on July 3
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Phoenix, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'bold, new' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix, and an interview with Simon Gleeson on the Singapore return of LES MIS, just to name a few. (more...)

Rehearsals Have Begun for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by Maeve Riley - May 26, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Disgraced,' which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, June 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, June 17, 2016! (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

FIRE ON BABYLON Workshop Set for 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Paul Barnes, co-founder and former producing and artistic director of Minnesota's Great River Shakespeare Festival, directs a workshop production of Michael Raver's play, Fire on Babylon at The Wild Project as part of the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival. The play features Jeffrey Hayenga (Roundabout's The Importance of Being Earnest) and playwright Raver (How We Built the Bomb) Set and Prop Design by Marc Wheeler, Costumes by Edward Ray Kiely and Lighting Design by Mike Billings. (more...)

Solution Tree Releases TURNING THE PAGE ON COMPLEX TEXTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, IN - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced the release of Turning the Page on Complex Texts: Differentiated Scaffolds for Close Reading Instruction. This new book by Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria C. Grant, and Kelly Johnson presents practical teaching strategies designed to help K-12 ­students become proficient, independent, lifelong readers. (more...)

Nathan's Famous Offers 5¢ Hot Dogs to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Nathan's Famous, the original American hot dog that began on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and now sells hot dogs and other products throughout the nation and around the world, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of a series of special events and promotions in Coney Island and across the country, Nathan's will offer hot dogs for just 5 cents, the original 1916 Coney Island price, at the original Nathan's Famous store at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limit two hot dogs per person). (more...)

Obie Winner Brooke O'Harra to Bring 'I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE' to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

La MaMa presents I'm Bleeding All Over The Place: A Living History Tour, conceived and directed by Brooke O'Harra, text by Brooke O'Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristin Kosmas and Heidi Schreck, and original music by Brendan Connelly. I'm Bleeding All Over The Place runs from June 16 - 26, 2016 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

In View Series Special Edition Featured Effex Management Solutions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Photo Flash: 2016 Kaufman Music Center Gala Brings Together Artists, Musicians, & Philanthropists to Celebrate Music, Theatre & Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, philanthropists, artists, musicians and others gathered together at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square to celebrate music, theatre and dance, and recognize community members who have made exceptional contributions to the world of music education at the 2016 Kaufman Music Center (KMC) Gala. (more...)

ESPN Films Short Documentary Series Spike Lee's Lil' Joints Returns 5/31
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Spike Lee's Lil' Joints, a short documentary series from ESPN Films that first premiered last summer, will return May 31 with four new films executive produced by award-winning producer and director Spike Lee. (more...)

THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Gentrification Cycle, two short plays written by G.D. Kimble and directed by Christina Cigala. Jen Tries Vacation and Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps will feature (in alphabetical order) Jon Gentry, Emily McLeod, Suzan Mikiel, Adam Tomei, Brian Wallace, Claire Winters, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood - Friday 6/3 at 7:30pm (press preview); Thursday 6/9 at 9pm; Thursday 6/16 at 7pm; Thursday 6/23 at 10:30pm; and Friday 6/24 at 6:45pm. Total running time will be 70 minutes. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's Instituto Coreografico Continues Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, presents the next installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreográfíco,with a showing and reception on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. (more...)

Mercy Named 'Analytics Wizard'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Kristin Kontrol Announces Headline Tour in Support of Debut Album 'X-Communicate'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kristin Kontrol will kick off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY. After the short headline run, which will wrap up on June 22 at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY, she'll be opening for Garbage. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Announces Upcoming Premier Cabaret Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre has announced four upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a Game 6 victory in the Western Conference Final against David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Dance Thriller JEKYLL & HYDE at the Old Vic
by Roy Tan - May 25, 2016

New dance thriller JEKYLL & HYDE is now playing at the Old Vic, with press night tomorrow. It's devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The show stars Daniel Collins as Dr Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia. The cast also includes Ashley Andrews, Joao Carolino, Carrie Taylor Johnson, Anabel Kutay, Ebony Molina, Fraya Rowley, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Barnaby Thompson and Jason Winter. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Dance Thriller JEKYLL & HYDE Opens at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

New dance thriller JEKYLL & HYDE is now playing at the Old Vic, with press night tomorrow. It's devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The show stars Daniel Collins as Dr Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia. The cast also includes Ashley Andrews, Joao Carolino, Carrie Taylor Johnson, Anabel Kutay, Ebony Molina, Fraya Rowley, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Barnaby Thompson and Jason Winter. (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction for house seats to see Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim benefits Transport Group. (more...)

THE SWAN: AN UGLY DUCKLING TALE Begins Today at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Based on the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen and performed by award-winning puppeteer Louis-Philippe Paulhus, Artistic Director of the Theatre de Deux Mains of Montre?al, Canada, The Swan: An Ugly Duckling Tale is a funny, touching and deeply human story told wordlessly through exquisite marionette and rod puppetry. This past year, the production won the 2015 Best Design Award from the Puppeteers of America. (more...)

NBC Brings in Big Numbers for the Week in Adults 18-49 with THE VOICE & BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

 NBC has delivered an average 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of May 16-22, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  (more...)

The CW Network Inks Long-Term Affilation Agreement with Tribune Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The CW Network and Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) have reached new long-term affiliation agreements for 12 of Tribune's currently affiliated CW stations across the country. The markets renewed cover 25 percent of the U.S. and serve more than 28 million households. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Sets International Children's Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Each year, Annenberg Center Live takes young audiences places they can only imagine with its annual Children's Festival. This year is no exception. The 2016 Philadelphia International Children's Festival is set to run June 2-4. The Festival features circus arts, music, theatre and storytelling as well as lots of activities in the outdoor FUN ZONE. Tickets cost $10. Seating is general admission. Tickets are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900. The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, announces for its 39thseason a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara, and based on the groundbreaking novel by John Okada. Set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast and called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from June 18-19 at the Burke Theatre in Washington, DC (701 Pennsylvania Ave.); June 21-25, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street); and June 26 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, NY. Official opening in Washington DC will be June 18 at 7:00pm and in New York on June 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents the musical Annie, jr., directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett. This beloved musical is based on Little Orphan Annie (permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.,) book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has announced 16 new events and performances for 2016-2017, featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment.  Tickets will be available to members of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts beginning Monday, May 23, 2016 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 3, 2016 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by phone at 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, 12 - 6 p.m.). (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Special Parties Featuring Sisqo and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to honor those who have served but also marks the "unofficial start of the summer." To celebrate the holiday weekend, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will be hosting parties featuring live entertainment, offering food and beverage specials and extending specialty discounts to military members.  Memorial Day weekend offerings include:  (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Hard Summer Music Festival to Offer Camping During Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With its new home at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, HARD SUMMER music festival boasts an expanded footprint reaching over 500 acres, convenient parking and, for the first time ever, camping.  Today (May 23),HARD Events-organizers for Southern California's major music festival--have announced details for HSMF Camping which will officially go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 am. (more...)

Interface Security Systems Teams with Speedway Motorsports to Provide Proximity Services to Fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

Louis C.K. Adds Third Madison Square Garden Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that due to overwhelming demand award-winning comedian Louis C.K. will add a third show to his Madison Square Garden run on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Previously announced shows will be Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00PM and Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00PM. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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