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HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

SundanceTV to Present LAW & ORDER All-Star Marathon This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Leading up to the official 25th anniversary of the long-running crime procedural series 'Law & Order', SundanceTV to air 'Law & Order All-Star' marathon during the Labor Day holiday weekend, beginning Sunday, September 6th, at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT and continuing on Monday, September 7th, at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY Opens Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere opens tonight, September 16th, and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

CRIMES OF THE HEART Broadway Director Melvin Bernhardt Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Melvin Bernhardt, director of two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and Tony winner for DA, died on Saturday, September 12, 2015. He was 84. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

Middlebury Actors Workshop to Present 'THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Middlebury Actors Workshop presents The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel at Town Hall Theater. (more...)

HAMLET Gets Nineties Evangelical Makeover with Bonneville Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Bonneville Theater Company presents a new contemporary take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet, set in a 1990s evangelical charismatic Christian church. (more...)

King's Head Theatre Announces New Production of Paul Boakye's BOY WITH BEER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

???????The King's Head Theatre today announces a new production of Paul Boakye's Boy with Beer, directed by Harry Mackrill, 25 years after the original production at the Man in the Moon Theatre.  Enyi Okoronkwo plays Donovan and Chin Nyenwe plays Karl in the production, which also features new music from Taurean Antoine Chagar, regular collaborator of acclaimed drum and bass group Rudimental.  It opens at the King's Head Theatre, on 11 November, with previews from 8 November, running until 26 November.  (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as an actor. His greatest successes on the stages of Britain and the United States were his solo performances of his own work. One of the first pieces he presented to great acclaim was A Christmas Carol. A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS will perform at Independent Studio from Thursday, December 8 - Sunday, December 18(Thursdays - Sundays) at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

ISCLA to Present 10th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS This Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISCLA), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents the 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. (more...)

NAAP to Host 4th Annual DISCOVER: NEW MUSICALS in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

National Asian Artists Project (Baayork Lee, Executive Artistic Director) whose mission of "showcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming" is pleased to announce the 4th Annual DISCOVER: NEW MUSICALS, an evening of staged readings of new short musicals on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30pm at the 47th Street Theater (304 West 47thStreet, New York). (more...)

BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Just Another Day, Only a Day
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - May 23, 2016

If you're reading this, chances are I do not need to describe what many refer to as 'the magic' of theatre.  You're probably living it right now.  Whether this idea refers to the relationships within a cast, the effect of the show on an audience, or simply the energy that you can only feel onstage, there is certainly something special about being a part of theatre.  Now take all of those warm fuzzies, and put them into one tiny, little 24-Hour long box.  You shouldn't be able to, right?  But it's completely possible, and it's something students from all across my university have been doing for two years now. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's A DOLL'S HOUSE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Previews are underway for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's THE FATHER in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and performances start tonight, May 10, at 7:30pm for A DOLL'S HOUSE in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Blackburn and Austin Theatre Project
by Frank Benge - Mar 9, 2016

We continue our series on Austin theatres and producers with David Blackburn and the award winning Austin Theatre Project. In just four short years, Austin Theatre Project has become a company known for new and edgy musical productions. We sat down with him to learn a little more about both him and Austin Theatre Project. (more...)

March 11th Marks The 100th Birthday Of Ezra Jack Keats, 'Grandfather Of Diversity' In Children's Illustrated Literature
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

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BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART Continues at the Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Mar 6, 2015

Crimes of the Heart the Kansas City Actors Theatre production of the tragic comedy classic continues at the Polsky Theatre in the Carlsen Center at the Johnson County Community College. Darren Sextro directs Crimes of the Heart written by Beth Henley. Edward Matthew Walter designs the realistic set and Georgianna Londre Buchanan provides costume design. (more...)

A Cappella YouTube Star Peter Hollens Releases New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Peter Hollens, the one-man a cappella vocalist, video producer, and YouTube star whose popular videos have amassed over 150-plus million views is thrilled to announce his second album release. Available March 18, Misty Mountains: Songs Inspired by The Hobbit and Lord of the Ringswill be available on Portrait Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks. The music video for 'Arwen's Song' is out now see it here. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin Today at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER Begins Tonight at New Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, tonight, March 26, through April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Mark Collie's Top Hits Featured on New 'ICON' Collection, Out 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Acclaimed singer/actor/songwriter Mark Collie's top Billboard Country chart hits have been gathered for a new ICON collection, to be released April 15 by MCA Nashville/UMe. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Frantic Assembly Appoints New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly has appointed Pete Staves as Executive Director and joint Chief Executive. Staves joins Frantic Assembly from his current position at Arts Council England and will take up his post in May 2016, working together with Artistic Director Scott Graham to bring the company's ambitious plans for the future to fruition. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals It's a Woman, Not a Man in the Moon
by - Jun 23, 2016

Everyone's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson paid a visit to last night's LATE SHOW and explained that it's actually a woman, not a Man in the Moon! (more...)

THE REAL THING Comes to the Graduate Dramatic Society (GRADS)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

WHAT happens when a playwright and actors dodge intricately between make-believe and reality? The answer lies in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society at Stirling Theatre. Directed by Barry Park, it follows playwright Henry and his marriage to two actresses - he is married to Charlotte, playing the lead in his latest play, but he soon falls for Annie and leaves his first wife. (more...)

Geva's Fielding Studio Series to Continue with AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

?The Fielding Studio Series continues on February 4 with the award-winning play An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles and directed by Jerry Genochio. (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced London Classic Theatre's ABSENT FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre Michael Cabot today announces the full cast for the company's production of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends as part of their 15th Anniversary season. Cabot directs Ashley Cook (Colin), John Dorney (John), Kevin Drury (Paul), Catherine Harvey (Diana), Kathryn Ritchie (Evelyn) and Alice Selwyn (Marge). The tour opens at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne with a press night on 29 April and will tour to a total of 16 venues. There will be a second press night at Richmond Theatre on 15 June. (more...)

Springville Center for the Art's Night of One Acts
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 10, 2016

Springville Center for the Arts Night of One Acts (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Regional Awards Update - Christopher Quigley, Dan Deal and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

National Asian Artists Project Hosts 4th Annual DISCOVER: NEW MUSICALS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

National Asian Artists Project (Baayork Lee, Executive Artistic Director) whose mission of 'showcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming' is pleased to host the 4th Annual DISCOVER: NEW MUSICALS, an evening of staged readings of new short musicals tonight, December 7, 2015 at 7:30pm at the 47th Street Theater (304 West 47th Street, New York). (more...)

ISCLA's 10th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISCLA), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents the 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival Highlights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Comedy in many varieties will be the common refrain of the 8th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival running from September 2 to October 4. In all seven mainstage productions seen in competition (4 US premieres, 3 world premieres), plus seven special events out-of-competition will make up the five-week, month-long festival. (more...)

Elizabeth Edwoods Pens THE MAN IN THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

As one generation gives way to another, the elders do their best to pass on their love and lessons to the children. (more...)

SundanceTV to Present LAW & ORDER All-Star Marathon This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Leading up to the official 25th anniversary of the long-running crime procedural series 'Law & Order', SundanceTV to air 'Law & Order All-Star' marathon during the Labor Day holiday weekend, beginning Sunday, September 6th, at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT and continuing on Monday, September 7th, at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Kathleen Pelley's Latest Children's Book, HAPPY MAMAS, Set for Release in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Kathleen T. Pelley and CWLA Press have announced the release of the esteemed author's newest book, Happy Mamas, coming this fall. Happy Mamas will be available in both English and Spanish and the author is encouraging pre-ordering from www.kathleenpelley.com to guarantee an autographed copy. All pre-ordered autographed books will be shipped to customers in October 2016. Happy Mamas is a lyrical read-aloud that pays tribute to the universal joys of mothering in the animal and human kingdoms. Charming illustrations by Ruth E. Harper depict all the activities that bring joy to a mother and her baby over the course of a day: feeding her little ones bundles of bamboo shoots, teaching her calf how to trumpet loud a jungle cheer, watching her chicks fly from the nest, singing a serenade to the Man in the Moon, or crooning owly lullabies through the deep dark woods. Readers will delight in this happy romp through forest, field, jungle, and beyond, as they see how universal a mother's love can be. Kathleen T. Pelley is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of five other picture books, three of which were named as Best Children's Books of the Year by Bank Street Books and one of which received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award. Pelley crafts children's stories that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons. Pelley is also an esteemed speaker and storyteller with presentations that aim to inspire creativity and a love of reading and storytelling. Learn more at www.kathleenpelley.com. Ruth E. Harper was born in England and lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the illustrator of the #1 bestseller and timeless classic The Kissing Hand, and also Sassafras. See more at www.rutheharper.com. CWLA Press is an imprint of the Child Welfare League of America. The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. They are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm. All proceeds from the sale of Happy Mamas support CWLA's programs in behalf of children and families. Learn more at www.cwla.org. (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the midwest premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. The production, directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon, runs April 22 - May 28, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

New Monodrama MAMMA'S LITTLE DARLINGS Set for Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Playwright Phil Paradis has another new play going up on the boards at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York. Paradis' latest new short play 'Mamma's Little Darlings' will be staged as part of Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest with eight new short plays tonight, April 7, at 9 p.m. at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St. 6th FL, New York, NY. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

KC Rep Stages World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins tonight, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Mark Collie's Top Hits Featured on New 'ICON' Collection, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Acclaimed singer/actor/songwriter Mark Collie's top Billboard Country chart hits have been gathered for a new ICON collection, to be released April 15 by MCA Nashville/UMe. (more...)

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