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Photo Flash: Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly and More Party on Opening Night of CLUE: ONSTAGE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse presents the world premiere production of 'Clue: On Stage,' the outrageous new comedy adapted from the cult classic film. Performances run now through May 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities on May 6 below! Plus, just announced, CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Emily Klein and CJ Eldred Headline 9th MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Emily Klein (Parade) and CJ Eldred (Book of Mormon - Tour) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Photo Flash: Whodunit? First Look at CLUE: ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler present the world premiere production of 'Clue: On Stage,' the outrageous new comedy adapted from the cult classic film. Performances run through May 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Slipstream Presents All-Male LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

An all-male cast in the middle of summer? It must be Pride! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company, the West Valley's 'New Works Incubator' announces their 10th season, and it is chock full of world premieres. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

19-Year-Old Composer/Lyricist Billy Recce to Bring 'THE PERKS OF BEING A SNOWFLAKE' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Perks of Being A Snowflake: Songs by Billy Recce on July 7th at 9:30, featuring Recce, a band of seven and a cast of some of New York's finest and funniest talents. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly, Kevin Carolan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Carson Elrod and More Will Sit Down to Dinner in CLUE: ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler have announced details on the world premiere production of 'Clue: On Stage,' the outrageous new comedy adapted from the cult classic film. Performances begin May 2, 2017 with an official press opening on Saturday, May 6. (more...)

THE BOX SHOW to Return to New York at The PIT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

THE BOX SHOW, written and performed by Dominique Salerno and directed by Sash Bischoff, returns to New York this spring at The People's Improv Theater! (more...)

Vince Kracht to Star in THE NANCE at Pride Films & Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play The Nance. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Broadwaysted Celebrates the Game Master's Wedding with Betrothed Broadway Stars Whitney Bashor & Jared Zirilli
by Broadwaysted - Mar 26, 2017

It's finally here, folks. Game Master Kimberly's wedding to #EnemyoftheShow Jay Schmidt (yes, we now have our own red-headed Kimmy Schmidt!) was yesterday! To celebrate the upcoming special day, the Broadwaysted Crew is chatting bout love with talented real-life Broadway couple Whitney Bashor and Jared Zirilli. It's an open bar for this 'Wedding' themed episode as Whitney dishes about her experience with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and Jared talks touring with WICKED and WE WILL ROCK YOU. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet, the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will return to Tarboro, North Carolina on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, bringing a program of mixed repertoire. NYTB has performed in the series annually for the past four years. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces ELECTRA A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Electra beginning on April 4 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and running through May 21 in the outdoor venue of the Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Press Night will be April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to Electra are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Premiere PETE THE CAT Musical Off-Broadway This Summer
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jun 7, 2017

This summer, Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of the new musical PETE THE CAT. It will begin performances on July 19 and run through August 18, with its benefit opening on July 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). (more...)

Montague Basement Presents BEFORE LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Montague Basement's fierce new take on Aristophane's Lysistrata explores the reasons why women from both sides of the political line might decide to work together in the face phenomenal political intransigence and dick measuring.  (more...)

The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents Gareth Jandrell's THEBES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Under the auspices of GRoW @ The Wallis, The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its second theater production of the 2016-17 season, playwright Gareth Jandrell's Thebes, which makes its North American premiere on Saturday, June 10 at 8pm and Sunday, June 11 at 6pm at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Ravaged by climate change and shaken by political turmoil, the citizens of Thebes must unite in order to revolutionize their democracy. From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes  remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and power, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. Thebes is directed by Madeleine Dahm, with lighting design by Bosco Flanagan, recently named Lighting Designer of the Year by Los Angeles' Stage Raw. The cast includes young actors: Trecey Dory, Malakai Jones, Jayde Kief, Samantha Marino, Kelvin Morales, Jordan Rodriguez, Alexander Sheldon and Clementine Turner. (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 3/4)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 23, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume parade, surprise guests and some really good news! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Il Divo and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Il Divo and More! (more...)

All Out Arts to Open 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival with CUSTODY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

CUSTODY opens the 15th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 10th at 8pm at The Wild Project NYC, festival headquarters. (more...)

Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

Updated Dates Announced for Slipstream's All-Male LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Due to a family medical emergency, Slipstream will be postponing the opening of Lysistrata until Friday June 23, still at 8pm. This will add a show on Friday the 23rd.  (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Northern Broadsides to Premiere FOR LOVE OR MONEY; UK Tour to Open at Viaduct Theatre Halifax in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Northern Broadsides and the playwright, poet and novelist Blake Morrison are set to once again join forces, this time to stage the World premiere of For Love or Money, Morrison's new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage's rarely performed eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 8, 2017
by - Apr 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/8/2017
by - Apr 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/8/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 7, 2017

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 6, 2017
by - Apr 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Amber Gray and More Featured on HAIL OBLIVION Concept Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

HAIL OBLIVION: A Pirate Fantasia, the latest music theater work by composer/lyricist Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and librettist Joshua William Gelb, will be released as a concept album on April 9th with a cast featuring Bryce Pinkham (Gentlemen's Guide, Heidi Chronicles, Holiday Inn), Ato Blankson-Wood (The Total Bent, Lysistrata Jones , Hair), Amber Gray (Great Comet, An Octoroon), Julian Fleisher (February House, Coraline), Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos), among others. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Celebrates 'St. Patti's Day' with PATTI ISSUES's Ben Rimalower and Stage & Screen Star Patti Murin
by Broadwaysted - Apr 4, 2017

This week's episode is full of wild ideas that are all Patti-pending that we came up with while getting Broadwaysted with writer, director, producer, and performer Ben Rimalower. Kimberly's still on her honeymoon, so the Boys of Broadwaysted are joined by guest co-host Patti Murin as we pour out a few rounds (and a few candy flights) and discuss Ben's solo plays PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the World Premiere of CLUE ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Appropriately set in the historic Parry Mansion of New Hope, the highly-acclaimed cast of "Clue On Stage", directed by Hunter Foster, descended from the central stairway with their weapons in their hands to meet guests on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre
by Christina Hoth - Apr 25, 2017

Currently on stage at Lakeside is the Greek comedy: 'Lysistrata'.  Though written by Aristophanes eons ago, this play has many shockingly contemporary, relevant themes of women rising up to have their voices heard, while men consistently fight to prove who boasts the larger... ego.  As an audience member, Director Dale Moon's forward in the playbill gives solid insight into the culture of 411 BC:  'Ancient Athens was considered to be a 'phallocracy' because of the everyday emphasis on the penis.  It was a symbol of male power, of military strength, and, most importantly, fertility, both human and agricultural.'  Lysistrata is a Grecian matriarch, although such a thing would have been largely frowned upon in her day, whose simple aspiration is to end the Peloponnesian War through drastic measures.  She proposes that the women of her nation withhold sexual interaction with their men as a means to protest their continued battles.  In turn, she hopes that the men of the nation will opt for peace in a desperate attempt to relieve their own, intimate tensions. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces INHERIT THE WIND at the Kalita Humphreys Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Inherit the Wind beginning on May 16 and running through June 18 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Musical Comedy GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS Comes to Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Giovanni The Fearless, a new commedia dell'arte folk opera ideal for all audiences, including grandparents, parents and their kids. (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Andrew Rannells, Patti Murin, Santino Fontana and More to Sing Music of Lewis Flinn at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On May 4th, Lysistrata Jones composer, Lewis Flinn, will present an evening of his music at Feinstein's/54 Below sung by several Broadway favorites. (more...)

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