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Westport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of 'What the Butler Saw,' an extra performance has been added on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Mark Wendland's HEISENBERG Set Design Provides Plenty of On-Stage Seating
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

When Manhattan Theatre Club presented two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' HEISENBERG this past spring, director Mark Brokaw's production played at the intimate Off-Broadway space, Stage II at New York City Center. (more...)

Mary Fahl to Perform at IVY CHORD Coffeehouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Mary Fahl will perform at IVY CHORD Coffeehouse (239 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867) on Saturday, October 1st, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In their first official engagement, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project, October 5 and 6, 2016 for two performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Michelle Dorrance and renowned versatile singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon combine their energetic ensembles for a dynamic collaboration honoring tap's uniquely beautiful history by pushing the boundaries of the genre.  (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Honor Best Productions and Performances of Michigan's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It was another Wilde night at West Bloomfield's Berman Center for the Performing Arts, as Michigan's professional theater community came together for The 15th Annual Wilde Awards presented by EncoreMichigan.com. Established in 2002, The 2016 Wilde Awards honored the best productions, performances and technical accomplishments of the recently concluded 2015-16 season. (more...)

Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Honor Outstanding 2015-2016 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Kevin James to Host CBS FALL PREVIEW ft. 'First Look' at New Fall Series, 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

CBS FALL PREVIEW, hosted by Kevin James, star of CBS's new comedy series KEVIN CAN WAIT, is a primetime special highlighting the Network's six new fall series. (more...)

THE CIVIL WAR REMEMBERED World Premiere at The Eclectic Company Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Eclectic Company Theatre presents the world premiere of "The Civil War Remembered", a new play written and directed by Maureen Lucy O'Connell opening  September 9th at The Eclectic Company Theatre at 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village, CA  91607. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 2PM from September 9th through October 16th. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Starts September 22 at City Lights in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's Christmas Eve morning, 2004. Politics are polarized in the U.S., and especially so in one affluent Palm Springs home, where the Wyeth family has gathered for the holidays. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN on Broadway, Starring Derek Hough, Delayed Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Earlier this year it was announced that Emmy winner Derek Hough would soon be dancing through the rain-soaked streets of Broadway in an upcoming production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Now the show has been delayed indefinitely due to lack of available theatres. Hough writes:  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for the highly anticipated major new musical theatre adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, created by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Premiering at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 8 October 2016, the production will then open at The Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to London's West End. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Utah Native Mary Anne Huntsman to Perform Rachmaninoff at Utah Symphony Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Abravanel Hall, Mary Anne Huntsman will headline the Utah Symphony's 76th Season Opening Gala with a performance of Rachmaninoff's legendary Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Music Director Thierry Fischer. Also on the program is the Utah Symphony performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Present THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

?Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the beloved tale of The Princess and the Pea at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The talented artists of HGOco's touring Opera to Go! program will perform this 45-minute family-friendly opera live on September 21, 22, and 23. (more...)

The Votes Are In! Actors' Equity Association Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In an historic decision, the National Council of Actors' Equity Association (Equity), the labor union representing professional stage actors and stage managers, voted during its August meeting to endorse the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton. This marks the first time in Equity's 103-year history that the organization has endorsed any political candidate. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/30 - 9/6 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/30 - 9/6, airing on NBC (more...)

Bid To Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Support Artists Striving to End Poverty
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to see Kristin Chenoweth in concert and meet her backstage. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Expands Education Programs with Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Patron Services & Community Engagement Manager Kyle Eric Bradford today announced new Master Classes and vocational opportunities for the DFW performing community. (more...)

Franke Center Season to Open with Acoustic Guitarist Mary Flower
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Marshall, Mich. - Internationally known and award-winning guitarist Mary Flower will open the 2016/2017 Concert Season at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall on Saturday, September 17th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - My Journey To Become A Triple Threat
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 29, 2016

Striving to be a Musical Theatre performer often means striving to be a triple threat. (For definition of triple threat see: Sutton Foster) As I have been training to be a performer since I was young, there is one particular...threat...that I would feel threatened by (more...)

Food Icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray Return for Another Season of WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: CELEBRITY EDITION
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition is back for a second helping with food masters Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray each leading a team of celebrity cooking disasters through an intense culinary boot camp where the most improved cook wins $50,000 for their charity, as well as bragging rights for their team leader. (more...)

Hit Comedy HAND TO GOD to Open City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Kicking the 2016-17 season off with a bang, City Theatre presents Hand to God by Robert Askins, September 24 - October 16, 2016 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEISENBERG
by Walter McBride - Aug 29, 2016

The Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, will start previews Tuesday, September 20 and open Thursday, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Jacob Hashimoto's THE FIRST KNOWN MAP OF THE MOON Exhibition Set for Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

On 8 September 2016, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location The First Known Map of the Moon, an exhibition of new works by Jacob Hashimoto. (more...)

BWW Review: Keala Settle Lets Her Astonishing Singing Speak For Itself in Solo Debut with Frank Wildhorn at Birdland
by Casey Mink - Aug 29, 2016

Keala Settle has made a name for herself in the Broadway landscape due diligently portraying supporting roles, be it the bigoted Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Norma in 2013's Hands on a Hardbody (a show-stopping performance for which she earned a Tony nomination), or the affectionate but no-nonsense best friend in Waitress, her current gig. However, in her solo concert debut at Birdland on August 22, singing the music of Frank Wildhorn, who also accompanied her performance, Settle valiantly demonstrated she is no mere sidekick. (more...)

Handbag Productions Presents SKOOBY DON'T By David Cerda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, Hell in a Handbag Productions delivers a parody so dead-on, it's frightening! Artistic Director David Cerda lampoons a cartoon classic in the world premiere comedy SKOOBY DON'T, directed by Derek Van Barham. Follow the adventures of four adults - Scaggy, Fredd, Velva and Daffy - who wear the same clothes everyday while driving around in a van with their talking dog, 'solving mysteries.' SKOOBY DON'T will play September 29 - November 4, 2016 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Monday, August 29, 2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, airing on FOX on Monday, August 29, 2016! (more...)

Lyrics for Life to Be Hosted by Casey Simpson & Mackenzie Ziegler
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') are set to host Lyrics for Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Symphony Space.  (more...)

Emily Blunt Teases Her MARY POPPINS May Be 'A Little Meaner'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Emily Blunt discusses her latest challenge of stepping into the iconic shoes of Julie Andrews for Disney's upcoming Mary POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

Mary E. Buras-Conway Announces POSSESSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mary E. Buras-Conway, a wife, mother, and grandmother, has completed her second book 'Possession': the continuing tumultuous story of India Leigh and Kellan Coventry. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Stars and Paula Poundstone to Open Weinberg Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

In advance of its 2016-2017 season announcement, the Weinberg Center for the Arts announced that The Midtown Men and Paula Poundstone will open its 38th season of live entertainment on September 23 and 24, respectively. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, September 13, 2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 13, 2016! (more...)

MOTOWN Stars to Sing Iconic Tunes at BPA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

What icons come to mind when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? The list goes on! Two stars of Broadway's Motown the Musical come together for a concert honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye) takes audience members on a historical musical journey, accompanied by Martina Sykes (Mary Wells) for a celebration that is sure to bring patrons to their feet before the night is done. Featuring hits from the legendary Motown catalogue, One Night in MOTOWN is fun for all generations (more...)

Clocktower Players Announce 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of  the landmark Irvington Town Hall Theater, is thrilled to present a season of community-friendly musicals filled with laughter and fun sure to inspire imagination  (more...)

Crónica de un musical mexicano en el New York Musical Festival
by Lola Arruti - Aug 29, 2016

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David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Opens Season With World Premiere Of Paul Dresher, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony open their 2016-17 season, their eighth together, on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm with the world premiere of a commission by the Orchestra of a new work by Paul Dresher, Crazy Eights & Fractured Symmetries; Stravinsky's Petrushka; and violinist Philippe Quint performing Erich Korngold's Violin Concerto at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. (more...)

Weill Hall At Sonoma State University's Green Music Center Announces 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center (GMC) announces plans for the 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season Opening Weekend. The opening night performance Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., features the unparalleled kings of Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A Gala Dinner will be held at Prelude Restaurant and Patio following the concert, with cuisine provided by Stark & Co. Catering. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin Plays Solo Debut and Lang Lang in Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Lang Lang as soloist; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, with Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin as soloist, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York's Great White Way, 'Jelly Belly' has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater's Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow Andre De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from inner city impoverishment to self-actualization. BroadwayWorld has your first look below! Check it out! (more...)

Phil Hall Presents LEGACY at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics and frequent performer with The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 pm. This special show is Free and open to the public (first come first serve). (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces 2017 Woman Of The Year Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announces today that renowned singer, actress, author and fashion designer,  Vanessa Williams, will serve as Woman of the Year for the 33rd Annual Black & White Ball, with The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) as the Presenting Sponsor. As a Tony Award, Grammy Award and three-time Emmy Award nominated performer, Williams' dedication to the performing arts through her varied and esteemed career, as well as her unwavering philanthropy to numerous charitable causes, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter, as part of the 45-year-old ballet company's largest annual fundraiser and one of the city's most highly-anticipated social events.  (more...)

BWW Review: Watch It Ensnare Us All with THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Aug 28, 2016

With a small yet stellar cast directed by Pamela Hunt and finishing the Playhouse's 90th season as its final full length production of the summer, there is so much to love about this production of Christie's classic The Mousetrap. Honestly, if you don't enjoy it, you really aren't following the story close enough. From enigmatic characters, all whom are just about self-incriminatingly suspicious from the very start, to a plot that you will try your utmost to decipher while the facts are laid out bare before you, Hunt and her cast have truthfully really created quite the masterpiece with this production (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr. and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

The Edge Theater Presents MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

The Edge Theater presents their first musical, the regional premiere of 'Murder Ballad,' August 26 through September 25 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. There will be dancing in the King's Club on Fridays and Saturdays after the show. On Saturday, September 24 there is a special cabaret performance at 11:45 p.m. (no 8 p.m.performance) Tickets are $32; $40 on September 24 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

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! In this week's edition we go under the sea with Ariel, a mile above it with the Phantom of the Opera, and more! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

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