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BWW Previews: MOTHER OF GOD at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 24, 2017

The creative team of Christian Albright and Christian Magby started wondering what happened to Mary before and after Jesus's birth. It is something that the Bible does not go into detail and so they pondered what type of narrative she might have, and that is exactly how MOTHER OF GOD came to be. (more...)

Photo Flash: NEC SPE / NEC METU Opens at The Tank's DarkFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

spit&vigor is thrilled to announce the premiere of NEC SPE / NEC METU, written by Sara Fellini (winner - 2014 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding New Script, nominated - 2015 NYIT Award for Outstanding Full Length Script) and directed by Pat Diamond (Yale School of Drama, Manhattan School of Music).  (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents THE SECRET GARDEN at Fletcher Opera Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Come enter The Secret Garden when the enchanting classic children's tale gets reimagined at the Fletcher Opera Theatre at the  Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from August 15- 20.  (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Teaser for Sarah Polley and Mary Harron's ALIAS GRACE, Premiering 11/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood, here's a first look at the new six-hour miniseries ALIAS GRACE teaser video. (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Opening next Friday, July 28, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American staged premiere of Dimitrij (1882). Set to a libretto by Marie Cervinkova-Riegrova, one of the relatively few 19th-century women to contribute to the genre, Antonín Dvorák's grand opera is rarely produced outside the Czech Republic, and only received its U.S. concert premiere more than a century after its composition. (more...)

CSO and CCM Announce New Class of Diversity Fellows and Funding Renewal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected four outstanding musicians for the next class of the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship. Born out of a mutual desire to make American orchestras more inclusive, this groundbreaking fellowship program launched in 2015 with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Monday, July 24, 2017
by - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, airing on FOX on Monday, July 24, 2017! (more...)

Chris Noth to Receive Inaugural Canopy Award at 2017 North Fork TV Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The North Fork TV Festival announced today that two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth has been named the recipient of the inaugural Canopy Award for this year's festival. Noth will accept the award on Friday, September 8 at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TAKING STEPS Celebrates Opening Night at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 24, 2017

Taking Steps the comedy by Alan Aycbourn opened on Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage last night and Broadwayworld was there for the opening night festivities. (more...)

New Novel Showcase Child's Courage to Confront Abusive Father
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

ESPN's US OPEN Coverage Set for ESPN2, ESPN3 & Streaming Live on ESPN App
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Tennis' US Open Series – seven hard-court events (three ATP, three WTA, one combined) across North America in five weeks – begins Monday, July 24, with the ATP BB&T Atlanta Open. ESPN2 will provide 70 hours of coverage over the seven events, with extensive coverage on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App. (more...)

Cast Announced for Comedian Sara Pascoe's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adaptation at Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal announce casting for their brand new comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Sara Pascoe. (more...)

VIDEO: Two New BLACK LIGHTNING Cast Members Revealed at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The excitement surrounding The CW's latest addition to its DC Super Hero lineup was electrifying at Warner Bros. Television's Black Lightning Comic-Con 2017(R) panel Saturday, July 22, as fans learned that two new characters will enter the beleaguered community where local hero Jefferson Pierce secretly fights crime as masked vigilante Black Lightning. (more...)

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Lana Gordon will return to the Broadway production in the role of "Velma Kelly" starting tonight, Monday, July 24 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Unveiled at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

This weekend at Comic-Con International, fans from around the world were given a sneak peek at the new series trailer for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY during  a panel with cast and creatives from the series.  (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Brings Solo Concert to Madison
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Andrew Keenan-Bolger,actor, director, author and filmmaker brings his solo concert to Madison! He recently starred as "Jesse Tuck" in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway and created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies and in the record-breaking film, Newsies: The Broadway Musical. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Concert Presentation of Frank Wildhorn's New Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

A concert presentation of music from Frank Wildhorn's new musical, The Song of Bernadette, will be part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: CIVIL WAR VOICES at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jul 23, 2017

As the story goes, James R. Harris discovered a diary that was kept by his great-great uncle, Joe Harris, during the Civil War. The diary serves as the cornerstone of storytelling in James Harris' musical, CIVIL WAR VOICES, currently playing at Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 23, 2017

It is not often that one gets a peek inside the creation of an iconic piece of art, and even rarer to see that story come to life on stage in a full-fledged Broadway musical. But for fans of the classic tale of Peter Pan, the new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which is the opening production in The Bushnell's 2017 - 2018 Broadway series, does just that. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by David Magee and the play THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN by Allen Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that inspired him to write one of the most beloved stories of all time. When FINDING NEVERLAND makes its way to Hartford August 1 - 6, the cast will include Sarah Charles who plays in the ensemble and also understudies the roles of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Mary Barrie. I had the pleasure of catching up with Sarah and discussing the life of an understudy and her perspective on bringing this beautiful story to life on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Triptych Theatre Co Presents Award-Winning NOCTURNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

TRIPTYCH THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning play, NOCTURNE, written by Adam Rapp, co-directed by James Eckhouse ("Beverly Hills, 90210," "Avengers") and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing"), featuring Jamie Wollrab, Artistic Director of Triptych Theatre. NOCTURNE will preview on Friday, July 21 at 8pm and opens on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, August 13 as a guest production at Vs. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Sydney's MAMMA MIA Thursday 27th July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

SOS! Get in quick as tickets go on sale this week for the Sydney season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! The general public can purchase tickets from Thursday 27th July at mammamiathemusical.com.au (more...)

BWW Review: Ruskin Group Constructs A Sturdy RAINBOW BRIDGE On The Road to Hilarity
by Gil Kaan - Jul 22, 2017

In Ruskin Group Theatre's world premiere of Ron Nelson's THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, Michael Myers briskly directs a concise 75 minutes of snappy dialogue led by the high-energy, powerhouse performance of Paul Schackman as the conflicted, haunted lawyer Jerry. Schackman nails Nelson's machine gun-spouting dialogue, full of witty angst and genuine emotions, with lots of laughs along the way. (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Takes Opportunity to Apologize for MARY POPPINS Cockney Accent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Dick Van Dyke may be lauded for his all around charm in Mary POPPINS, but his cockney accent has since become a subject of amusement. Now Van Dyke has admitted to being aware of this fact and jokingly expressed his thrill at being able to finally apologize. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Skips Into the Darkness and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Today is 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! This week SWEENEY TODD's valuable villains skip off into the darkness, and the NEWSIES are channeling their inner Sasha Velour. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET GARDEN at Little Radical Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Tonight, July 21st, is opening night for Little Radical Theatrics, Inc.'s incredible production of THE SECRET GARDEN. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

The Zazzali Sisters Team Up with Rozi Baker to Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing with Broadway, TV & film's top talent this Sunday, July 23 at 9:30pm, singing 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the Musical with Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) in Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's GREASE
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 21, 2017

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding 'Burger Palace Boys' and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking 'Pink Ladies' in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head 'greaser' Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their 'Summer Nights' as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as 'Greased Lightnin',' 'It's Raining on Prom Night,' and 'Sandy'. Performances for the Lancaster Festival is on July 23rd at 2:00 & 7:00.  More performances run August 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 and August 5, 6 at 2:00 pm.  For tickets:  (740) 681-3353 or online at:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre.  Ohio University Lancaster - Wagner Theatre, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio.  (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Theatre Producer James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group as Executive Counsellor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now Booking in the West End to January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Motown the Musical has just released 500,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End production into 2019 when the show will celebrate its third year in London and Motown will celebrate sixty years since the record company was founded.  (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival Comes to Out Front Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is becoming the premiere musical theatre festival in the Southeast. Local artists, professional producers, members of the media, and theatre patrons will assemble for three thrilling nights of original musical theatre performances. The festival received submissions from around the world, and three diverse musical productions have been selected to be showcased. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

"In the canon of works that include The Boys in the Band, Torch Song Trilogy, and Falsettos, DeVita's play, The Phillie Trilogy, will stand proud… and equal" writes noted former columnist and reviewer, Bob Green, about Doug DeVita's play, which opened to a sold-out crowd complete with dignitaries in the audience, at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street at the Fresh Fruit Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

First Look: Sarah Hyland to Portray Devious Seelie Queen on SHADOWHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Archer Voted Best Cloud-Based Services Provider
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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Andres Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong Promoted to Associate Conductors with Pittsburgh Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Andres Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who have served as assistant conductors with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since September 2015, will be renewing their contracts and also be promoted to associate conductors. (more...)

BWW Review: "Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony Volunteer Named 'MVP'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Mary Jane Cooper, a longtime Santa Barbara Symphony volunteer, was honored with a Most Valuable Player Award at a luncheon held today as part of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras' (ACSO) annual conference in Los Angeles. Ms. Cooper was recognized for her outstanding efforts on behalf of the Music Van, the Santa Barbara Symphony's award-winning outreach program for area children.  (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Thought-provoking dramas, inspirational stories, heartwarming tales and comedies are all a part of Hershey Area Playhouse's 2018 season. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The priMary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Royal Surrey Choir Announces Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

This Sunday 23rd July at 7pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2017 Summer Concert, performing live at the historic Holy Trinity Church (Guildford, GU1 3RR) to raise funds for The Fountain Centre, Surrey's leading charitable organisation providing advice, on-going support, community and complimentary therapies to the individuals and families of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. (more...)

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