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Paley Center to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Carol Burnett
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Marlo Thomas will kick-off the festivities that will also feature a tribute to the legendary Carol Burnett, the event will start at 6:30 pm at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs and More Perform New Works During BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This week The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its top works in this year's showcase. The event was held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City and premiered performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop. BroadwayWorld has photos from the showcase below! (more...)

New Musical BOWIE AND MERCURY RISING to Debut at Chapel off Chapel
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Internationally renowned composer Warren Wills presents the world premiere of his new musical Bowie & Mercury Rising in his hometown of Melbourne in July 2017 at Chapel off Chapel. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Date Change for SLOW DANCER
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces a date change for the following show: Slow Dancer. The new date is October 3, 2017 @ 9:00PM  at Barboza.     (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

The Puppy Mill Project hosts annual Mothers in the Mills gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces DISTRICT OF COMEDY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and CYMBELINE!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Poisonous queens, mischievous letters, jealous lovers, mysterious identities: Richmond Shakespeare Festival is back and preparing to light up Wayne County's summer season. (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Orpheum's LOVE LETTERS to Benefit Church Health Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Love Letters, A.R. Gurney's disarmingly funny, emotional portrait of the rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-as-an-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, is coming to the stage of the Orpheum's Halloran Centre for two nights on June 23 and June 24. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

MORTIFIED: SUMMER SCHOOL to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

MOTRIFIED: SUMMER SCHOOL will play the Boulder Theater on Friday, June 16, 2017. Following up its packed April Fools show, Mortified returns to the Boulder Theater for 'SUMMER SCHOOL.' Ever wish you held onto that hilarious middle school essay you wrote about satanism and rock n roll, or the one where you declared your love for your own half-brother? These folks did, and they're ready to share the shame. (more...)

BWW Review: The Ohio State Department of Theatre Explores FORBIDDEN ZONES in New Devised Play
by Amanda Etchison - Mar 31, 2017

A new production presented by the Ohio State University Department of Theatre shows how history often extends past the printed pages of a textbook. 'Forbidden Zones: The Great War' is an original project that stitches together stories inspired by a variety of primary sources to create a 90-minute play that explores the indelible impact and lasting legacy of World War I. (more...)

Meaghan Burke to Celebrate CREATURE COMFORTS Album Release at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Creature Comforts, the second album from maverick cello songstress Meaghan Burke, is a polystylistic, tragicomic musical funhouse, where deranged Tom Waits-ish waltzes devolve into Mozartian string quartet passages, where contrabass clarinet drones explode into honkytonk guitars (with just a hint of sousaphone). (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...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Opens Summer Season with MERRy WIVES OF WINDSOR and CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to open its 2017 Summer Season with The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cymbeline! (more...)

KANSAS, Los Lobos, Ana Gasteyer, TAO: DRUM HEART and More Set for Poway OnStage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Poway OnStage 2017/18 season opens with the arena rock of KANSAS. It continues with GRAMMY winning artists: Los Lobos, Aaron Neville, BJ Thomas and Roger McGuinn. Saturday Night Live alumna and Broadway leading lady Ana Gasteyer brings her cabaret show. Local music takes center stage with Six String Society's Sounds of the Big Easy and roots rockers Berkley Hart. Cameron Carpenter brings his international touring organ and a wide repertoire of classical and modern pieces. Love Letters From Vietnam is a unique live theatrical musical performance of Alex Woodward's songs written for the daughter of Vietnam vet Sgt. John K. Fuller. TAO: Drum Heart closes the season with their world tour of large-scale Japanese taiko drumming, dance and martial arts. (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill presented the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton.  The celebrated Broadway, TV and film star,  Melissa Errico, ("Billions", My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?), presented the award to her mentor and close friend, Tony Waltonat the annual benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park.  (more...)

Dan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening, Dan Lauria and Ken Jenkins (replacing the previously announced James Caan) along with a cast including Kate Mansi (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/30/2017 - 6/6/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 5th, 2017 - Theatre World Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 Theatre World Awards ceremony takes place at the Imperial Theatre tonight! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Icons Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, and More Pen Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

In honor of Pride Month, Billboard reached out to numerous icons in the musical entertainment industry and asked them to write a love letter to the LGBTQ community. Check out a excerpts from a few familiar Broadway faces' letters below, then head over to Billboard for the full collection.  (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

ABET to Present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

ABET to present THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, starring ANNE KRAFT by JOAN DIDION, based on her memoir on JULY 8 at 8pm and 9 at 2pm. (more...)

Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

Ryan O'Neal to Undergo Back Surgery; LOVE LETTERS Tour Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will no longer be playing host to the UK tour of Love Letters in November. The UK tour has been postponed indefinitely as Hollywood lead Ryan O'Neal requires back surgery and time to recover from the operation. (more...)

Prolific Playwright A.R. Gurney Passes Away at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The New York Times reports that prolific playwright A. R. Gurney passed away on Tuesday, June 13th at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. His agent Jonathan Lomma confirmed news of his death but did not provide a cause. (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase to Feature New Musicals in NYC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its top works in this year's showcase on Monday, May 1st at 4:30 PM. The event will be held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street) and will premiere performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League-, Drama Desk- and Tony-honored workshop. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Carol Burnett Will Be Recognized as 'Champion of Children' at 2017 Colleagues Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Engelbert Humperdinck Releases New Album of Greatest Hits Including 2 New Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Engelbert Humperdinck celebrates 50 years since his iconic song Release Me with a new album of his greatest hits, including two brand new tracks. The 2CD collection will be released on Decca/UMe on June 2 nd (available May 19 outside the U.S.) and includes a remix of Release Me one of the best-selling singles of all time. (more...)

Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2017-2018 lineup. WCO begins its year with a performance of Bellini's La straniera on November 19th and ending on February 18th, 2018 with Donizetti's Maria di Rohan. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Opera Star and Entertainer David Serero to Perform in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The French native opera singer, actor and entertainer DAVID SERERO will perform for the first time in Chicago, at the prestigious ALLIANCE FRANCAISE (French Alliance) of Chicago on April 14th, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

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