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Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Paliku Theatre to Present METAMORPHOSES This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Metamorphoses, an award-winning, lyrical adaptation of Ovid's masterpiece by Mary Zimmerman, recounts ancient Greek mythological tales for a contemporary audience. Metamorphoses is onstage at Paliku Theatre October 21st through October 29th. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch the 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Center - A Fascinating Contemporary Treat
by Charles Shubow - Sep 26, 2016

Director Alan Paul takes risks with Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Mark Lowry Honored With Golden Note Award, Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year, Matthew West Named Top Songwriter-Artist at 38th Annual ASCAP Christia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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WaterTower Theatre Elects New Directors and Officers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

WaterTower Theatre has announced the election of four new Board Members, as well as a new slate of Officers.  The Board voted unanimously to install the following Executive Committee Officers: Chairman Derek Blount, President Paul Shultz, Vice President Stan Graner, Treasurer Jimmy Niemann, and Secretary Rose Colarossi. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie LaVerdiere, David Studwell and More in 1776 at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776 now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Company of Fools presents WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT by Nassim Soleimanpour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Company of Fools continues its 21st season with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit- a wild, utterly original play from Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour that distills the experience of an entire generation. From October 27 to 29, 2016, the play will be performed six times over three nights at two different locations-the Liberty Theater in Hailey and The Center in Ketchum-and each performance of the play will feature a different actor. (more...)

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, Bryna Turner Join Lincoln Center Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for its 2016-2017 season: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, and an LCT3 production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening night of 1776 at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard to Star as 'Cindy Lou Who' in WHO'S HOLIDAY! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY!, to be directed by Carl Andress. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING in Chicago Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, returns to the Windy City through December 30 only with a press opening on Thursday, September 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mary Ann Sromoski Releases 'Opening Doors to Peace: Overcoming Family Dysfunction'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Mary Ann Sromoski is proud to offer debut work, 'Opening Doors to Peace: Overcoming Family Dysfunction,' available now in print version at Lulu.com. 'Opening Doors to Peace: Overcoming Family Dysfunction' is a compelling memoir focused on the suffering and adversity of members of a dysfunctional family. The memoir highlights the hardships, tragedies and afflictions faced by Mary Ann since childhood. Dealing with family dysfunction is one of the most difficult problems in society. The book takes the reader through a journey of estrangement, greed and, ultimately, peace. 'Family is not defined by blood,' is a quote from the book by the author, and 'never judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes,' is a quote the author lives by. For those living with family dysfunction and actively searching for answers, clients are invited to view the memoir and details about the author at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/msromoski, https://maresblogblog.wordpress.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/attagirl1 or https://www.facebook.com/msromoski/. (more...)

Chelsea Handler to Live Tweet During Tonight's Presidential Debate
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The first Presidential debate kicks off tonight – and Chelsea Handler will be front and center covering what is sure to be an entertaining showdown on Twitter (@chelseahandler) and Snapchat (chelseahandler). (more...)

Magia, dragones y escobas subirán al escenario en EL APRENDIZ DE BRUJO
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 26, 2016

El nuevo musical de Idea123 y Plan B Teatre se estrenará el próximo 2 de octubre en el Centre Cultural Enric Valor de Benifaó (Valencia). (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, October 2, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 2, 2016! (more...)

Vic Theatre Announces Unique Presentation of THE LAST 5 YEARS and THE GATHERINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Vic Theatre has announced two shows at one of Melbourne's most renowned and multi-faceted hubs 45 Downstairs, The Gathering and The Last Five Years. This unique presentation will see two shows play in the same theatre at alternating times. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS - Season Premiere on ABC - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS - Season Premiere, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 11, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Friday, October 14, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC on Friday, October 14, 2016! (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and hailed for its agile bel canto sound that has transformed it into one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2016-17 season, entitled "Aspire," which spotlights works by composers who developed transformative approaches to musical education, Bartok, Kodaly and Britten, among them.   (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Today, September 27, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL, airing on FOX on today, September 27, 2016! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

West Coast Players to Present A NICE FAMILY GATHERING
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 25, 2016

West Coast Players will present the hilarious and touching comedy,  A NICE FAMILY GATHERINGby Phil Olson, November 4 - 20, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Austin Shakespeare's Wolf Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Austin Shakespeare is kicking off the 2016-2017 season with a staged reading of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall (Part I only), running September 22 - 25, 2016 at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Mantel's best-selling novel, which was adapted for stage by Michael Poulton, is a thrilling reimagining of life under Henry VIII with an unlikely hero at the center, Thomas Cromwell, the son of a blacksmith who rose to become one of the most powerful men in England. After a sold-out Broadway run and rave reviews, Austin Shakespeare is thrilled to produce the Southwest premiere of Wolf Hall with a fully costumed staged reading directed by Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Expert Available for Comment on the Impact of Data Breaches on Government Identity Fraud
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

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Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE—THE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

Photo Flash: The WICKED Monkeys Show Off Their Pyramid Skills, the CHARLIE Boys Go Pond Hopping, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 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! Today's edition features the Wicked monkeys showing off their pyramid skills, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boys channeling their inner New Yorkers, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. Presented by Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC, Performances will begin at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston) on Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm and run each Wednesday through November 16, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Smart Education Software Market to Witness Higher Sales with Rising Use of Analytical Applications: Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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ArtDontSleep Presents: Marvel's Luke Cage: The Live Score October 6th, 2016 At 8:00pm At The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer, First Episode for BREAK: THE MUSICAL Web Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The brand-new web series BREAK: THE MUSICAL just debuted its first episode this week and will premiere four more episodes every Wednesday on YouTube. Check out the trailer and Episode 1 below! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Season 2 of WE tv's GROWING UP HIP HOP, Premiering 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The princes and princesses of the hip hop world are back for an explosive new season of WE tv's docu-series, GROWING UP HIP HOP premiering Thursday October 13th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 60s Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. Presented by Not Too Fancy Productions, LLC, Performances will begin at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston) on Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm and run each Wednesday through November 16, 2016. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Gospel Songstress Christina Releases Freshman Album JUST BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

???????Gospel singer Christina has released her debut project, titled JUST BELIEVE, today. The 7-song project boasts contributions from Aaron Sledge (Mary Mary, Jessica Reedy), D Jamel Kimbrough (Todd Dulaney), and Darrel Walls of The Walls Group. (more...)

Borderlands Theater Presents the World Premiere of Sonoran Shadows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the world premiere of Sonoran Shadows, a shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin's El Milagro and Other Stories, excerpted and adapted for the stage by Milta Ortiz. The family friendly spectacle will be staged outdoors at Armory Park Band Shell and Oury Recreation Center. Art direction by Cristina Cardenas. Marc David Pinate directs. Audience members are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Begins 28th Season in 'New' Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) is launching its 28th season at the West End Studio Theatre (WEST) on 959 Islington Street-its "new" home. While NHTP has been a resident company at WEST since 1984, only as of this July 1 has it become the sole tenant of the space. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2016-17 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The four Chicago-based playwrights newly named to the Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, include Lucas Baisch, whose work has been developed at Victory Gardens Theater, Post Q at Links Hall, Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series and more; Dawn Renee Jones, recipient of the 2015 Ruby Prize for her play A Heap See; Evan Linder, whose recent credits include the acclaimed remount of his play Byhalia, Mississippi, (2016 Non-Equity Jeff Award for new work) at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre; and Emma Stanton, recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellowship, which includes a year-long residency at New Dramatists in New York. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” (more...)

Cast Announced for Sondheim's PASSION at Musically Human Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Musically Human Theatre's production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musicalPassion, according to David Norwood, the company's producing artistic director and director of Passion. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre (more...)

'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New FRANKENSTEIN Musical at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As autumn seeps into our summer daydreams and long days surrender to long shadows, the idea of a gothic horror story has much appeal. Be Bold! Productions new musical, Frankenstein, will begin previews Off-Broadway tonight at 7p, officially opening on October 8 and running through November 13 at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

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