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West Virginia Public Theatre's 'Love Letters' to star Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT) is hosting a one-night only benefit performance of Love Letters, starring Tony-award winning actress, Joanna Gleason as Melissa Gardner, and Oscar-nominated actor, Chris Sarandon as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Chris Sarandon is also a WVU alum. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

November in the Carrollwood Players Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Carrollwood Players Theatre will present staged readings of two iconic American plays in November, starting with the gritty drama, AMERICAN BUFFALO, on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th at 8 pm, and Sunday, November 6th at 3 pm, followed by the beloved classic, Love Letters, on Sunday, November 13th at 7 pm. The performances will take place in the recently renovated CWP Black Box Theatre at Carrollwood Players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618.  (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Yakov Smirnoff Brings All-New Show to Calderwood Pavillion on 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

"Professor of Love and Laughter" Yakov Smirnoff explores the mysteries of love and relationships, as his bring his all-new show,Happily Ever Laughter: The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships, to Boston. The show will play one performance only at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Oct 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a summer season featuring the stage version of a Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie, two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a celebration of America's most beloved composer, for the theatre's 67th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The season will close with an intimate, two-person play on stage for one week only starring a legendary TV couple from a classic hit of the late 80s. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The 43rd Season of the BBT - a Season of Love and Passion - kicks off in November with a what has been called "the most charming musical ever written." (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Alongside BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Spreads Christmas Cheer on 2016 Holiday Tour, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning this month. (more...)

Rising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Now in their 15th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting November 4th, 2016. (more...)

So Into It: Hairspray at UCB East with Shannon Durig, Ben Rimalower, Leslie Goshko, and Megan Meadows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Join DamIan Bellino and Anne Rodeman for So Into It: Hairspray on Tuesday, December 6th at 8 PM at UCB East. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/3/2016 - SWEAT at The Public, A BRONX TALE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2016

Today's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT opens this evening at The Public Theater, and A BRONX TALE begins previews tonight on the Great White Way! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE: The Lawrence Phillips Story, a powerful documentary examining the cycle of domestic violence that plagued two-time NCAA Division I college football champion Lawrence Phillips and the personal demons that led to his death in January, will premiere on Friday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Tony-Winning Star of Stage & Screen Fritz Weaver Passes Away at 90
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Fritz Weaver, perhaps best known for his acclaimed performance as a German Jewish doctor killed by the Nazis in the 1978 mini-series HOLOCAUST, passed away on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

Personal Documents, Love Letters & More Set for HAMILTON Auction at Sotheby's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Beginning January 18, 2017, Sotheby's New York will present Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts. According to the auction house, the exclusive sale will tell the story of Hamilton's brief but momentous life through hundreds of documents that have descended in THE FAMILY for the last two centuries. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Just Another Day with NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Nicholas Belton!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

With just hours left before opening night commences, BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes at the Imperial with 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' played by Nicholas Belton. Check out just a another day in the life of Nick below! (more...)

Good Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The thirteenth edition of the Broadway at Good Theater concerts will be presented November 30 - December 4 for six performances.  This year will be a tribute to Broadway of the 1970s.    (more...)

Russian Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Comes to Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

With infectious charm, comedian Smirnoff teaches his audience how to put the spark back into relationships through love and laughter. Smirnoff will perform one night only, Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center's Piper Auditorium, 1 E. Main St in Mesa. (more...)

Good Theater Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney directed by Brian P. Allen, and presented by Good Theater January 29 - February 21.  (more...)

Good Theater Presents 33 Days of Continuous Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Good Theater the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland, will open its next main stage production, THE MAY QUEEN on January 25.  In addition the company will present three performances per week of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters.  From January 25-February 26, the company will offer 33 days of continuous theater giving nine performances per week. (more...)

BWW Review: Good Theater's LOVE LETTERS Plays Like Fine Chamber Music
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 8, 2017

A two character play in which the actors sit behind a desk and read from letters for eighty minutes poses a series of challenges to any director. What is it then that makes Brian P. Allen's new production of A.R. Gurney's 1989 drama, Love Letters, so completely mesmerizing? Not only is Gurney's writing poetic and poignant, but the production, which opened at Portland's Good Theater this past week starring Kathleen Kimball and Brian Allen (his role later assumed by Tony Reilly and then Steve Underwood), is so perfectly calibrated, so subtly interiorized that it resembles a fine chamber music performance. (more...)

One Weekend Only BFT Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

A SPECIAL WEEKEND OF LOVE! For a limited, one weekend engagement, BFT is happy to host AR Gurney's Love Letters, directed by Jack Mann, produced by Haden Marsh. This special revival of a story of enduring love stars Bob Penny and Linda Nelson, with Sandra Taylor as stage manager. January 19-22, 2017, with 8pmperformances Thursday-Saturday, and a 2pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, free for sustaining members! (This is not part of the BFT 2016-17 season, so Season Tickets will only be honored if holder brings a paying guest). Go to our website to order tickets, or call 205-933-2383. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Rachel York and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Theatre, TV and Film Director & Producer Jeffrey Hayden Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that theatre, television and film director, producer and writer Jeffrey Hayden died peacefully after a year of cancer treatment on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: Connecticut Theater - January's Top Hits
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 3, 2017

What's Coming Up in Connecticut Theater? January's TOP PICKS by @LaurenYarger (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland," "Just Shoot Me") and Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years." "Pitch") starring in Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  "I have been wanting to bring Dan and Wendie to our stage ever since I started working here and now we have them together in the perfect show!" says Wareham.  Love Letters will perform for four performances only, Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Vegas' Most Entertaining Couples to Appear in LOVE LETTERS at The Space 2/10 - 214
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Grab your loved one and get your romance on with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by A.R. Gurney, "Love Letters."  Featuring five couples from the Las Vegas entertainment community, "Love Letters" is the first play to debut at The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court), the new community-driven, charity-based arts complex that opened on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas.  "Love Letters" is presented as a limited, five-day engagement Feb. 10 - Feb. 14, 2017.   (more...)

SO INTO IT: BOY BANDS to Return to UCB East Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Join Damian Bellino and Anne Rodeman for So Into It: BOY BANDS on Tuesday, February 7th at 8 PM at UCB East.  (more...)

Photo Flash: GREAT COMET Pens a Love Letter, WICKED Strikes a Sensible Pose, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features carefully crafted (and hopefully not unfaithful...) Love Letters at Great Comet, a couple of sensible, gentlemanly photos from Wicked both near and on the road, and some impressive artwork shared between elders! Plus check in with never to be forgotten regional talent! (more...)

Althea Theatre Presents the World Premiere of ONE LAST THING (FOR NOW)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Althea Theatre (There's No Place Like) present the world premiere of One Last Thing (For Now), inspired by Love Letters from times of conflict in different cultures and languages. (more...)

Kate Moss Stars in Elvis Presley Music Video 'The Wonder of You'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Kate Moss, one of the most photographed and iconic women of all time, has stepped into the shoes of one of the most iconic men of all time, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (more...)

Bag&Baggage Presents PARFUMERIE, The Play That Inspired SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Hungarian play that inspired a trio of iconic films and a massive Broadway smash comes to Hillsboro for an Oregon premiere this holiday season. Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre, presents Parfumerie, adapted by EP Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatzzertar by Miklos Laszlo, now through December 23rd at The Venetian Theatre. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - Dec 5, 2016

When every theater company feels compelled to do something Christmas-themed come December, it can lead to either overusing certain titles or creating fluffy trifles. (more...)

by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016


BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD Brings Cheer to the Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Dec 3, 2016

Portland's Good Theater performs its annual musical revue, Broadway at the Good Theater this weekend bringing warmth, cheer, and an array of musical treats to mark the holiday season. Conceived, written, and directed by Brian P. Allen, this year's two hours of song and dance was devoted to the musicals of the 1970s. (more...)

Hollywood Legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Hollywood legends and stars of Love Story, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in the upcoming UK tour of Love Letters at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 13 - Saturday 18 November 2017. (more...)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of Love Letters, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre Presents the American Premiere of TERROR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As part of its new permanent residency and management role at Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miami New Drama officially begins its 2017 season with the American premiere of Terror. The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winning Director Gregory Mosher, who is also the former Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in New York City. Under the Artistic Direction of Co-Founder Michel Hausmann, Miami New Drama brings the American adaptation and translation of this German play stateside. The original German version has been translated not only in script, but also to be consistent with American law. Previews for the American premiere of Terror begin January 26, 2017 and the show runs January 28 through February 19, 2017.   (more...)

City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

City Stage New West presents an evening of Shaw Shorts!, with How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw, and Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, edited and arranged from historical correspondence between Shaw and Campbell by Renee Bucciarelli. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

With terrorism and violence prevalent throughout the world today, author and musician Larry Meyer says people are searching for messages of hope in an unstable world. He addresses the world's search by launching a new marketing campaign for his book, 'The Jesus Principle, Volume 1: From the Deepest Mystery to the Greatest Love' (published by WestBow Press). (more...)

Wendie Malick & Dan Lauria to Lead LOVE LETTERS at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham has announced a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ('Hot in Cleveland,' 'Just Shoot Me') and Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years.' 'Pitch') starring in Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. (more...)

QUARRY The Complete First Season Available on Blu-ray & DVD, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Season 1 of the “wildly entertaining” (TV Guide) Cinemax® series QUARRY, loosely based on the novels of Max Allan Collins set in and around Memphis, is set to make its home entertainment debut on February 14, 2017. (more...)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, stars of the 1970 hit movie, 'Love Story' will step into the shoes of another pair of lovers as they star in a touring production of Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney. (more...)

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