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BWW Review: No Trouble with Theatre by the Sea's THE MUSIC MAN
by Andria Tieman - Jun 26, 2017

One thing that is incredibly reliable about summer musicals at Theatre by the Sea is that they take the classics you know and love, and perform them at a very high level without trying to go outside of the box.  Shows like Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN are classics for a reason, and even if the script seems slightly dated at times, it hearkens back to a nostalgia that's warm and fuzzy, where you can just sit back and revel in the great songs without having to think too much.  Theatre by the Sea's take on this beloved musical is comforting like a giant vanilla waffle cone on a hot summer's day, but filled with high energy musical numbers, absolutely amazing sets and talented performances.  This is musical theatre at its best, and it's a pleasure to experience it. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, July 18, 2017! (more...)

WEST END LIVE 2017 Kicks off Summer of Theatre Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

London theatre is celebrating following the triumphant West End LIVE 2017, which saw hundreds of thousands flock to Trafalgar Square, a testament to the enduring appeal and resilience of theatre. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to become one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals. The event is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch A Wickedly Good Performance From Kerry Ellis At West End Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This weekend's West End LIVE 2017 saw hundreds of thousands flock to Trafalgar Square, a testament to the enduring appeal and resilience of theatre. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to become one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals. The event is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. See a video below of West End leading lady Kerry Ellis performing! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Matt Cardle Performing at West End Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This weekend's West End LIVE 2017 saw hundreds of thousands flock to Trafalgar Square, a testament to the enduring appeal and resilience of theatre. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to become one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals. The event is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. See a video below of musician and actor Matt Cardle performing! (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Cinema Arts Society Announces a Stratospheric Screening Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) will host the seventh iteration of its hugely popular outdoor summer screening program JULYDOSCOPE on July 15 at Discovery Green® in downtown Houston. The screening program will consist of family-friendly selections from CineSpace competition, which has been held each of the past two years during Houston Cinema Arts Festival in partnership with NASA. (more...)

Olympic Gold Medal Team Members to Compete in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

GLENDALE, Colo., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Now in its sixth year, all the fast paced and high flying action of 7s rugby returns to Glendale, Colo. when Infinity Park hosts the annual RugbyTown Sevens (RT7s) Tournament August 25-27, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Current West End Elphaba Willemijn Verkaik Perform At West End Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This weekend's West End LIVE 2017 saw hundreds of thousands flock to Trafalgar Square, a testament to the enduring appeal and resilience of theatre. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to become one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals. The event is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. See a video below of current West End Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik performing! (more...)

VIDEO: It's S'Wonderful! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Hits West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This weekend's West End LIVE 2017 saw hundreds of thousands flock to Trafalgar Square, a testament to the enduring appeal and resilience of theatre. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to become one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals. The event is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. (more...)

BRIC Partners with Dekalb Market Hall on Large Scale Mural Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

BRIC has partneredwith DeKalb Market Hall (445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn), the borough's largest market hall and culinary center, to install large-scale murals by Brooklyn-based visual artists. Columbian artist Tatiana Arocha, who is best known for placing hundreds of bird cut-outs throughout the borough as a public art commentary on climate change; Nigerian-born Olalekan Jeyifous, whose 50-foot "Crown Ether" sculpture was featured at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; and Cern, whose Fort Greene "Comandante Biggie" mural paid controversial homage to the late rapper Biggie Smalls, have each created a mural that will remain on view indefinitely at DeKalb Market Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Messing About In Boats With THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS At West End Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

See the WIND IN THE WILLOWS cast perform at West End Live! (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is Coming to UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Huntington Avenue Project Prepares to Get Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

??????? Commercial developers QMG Huntington LLC filed plans for their Huntington Avenue project with the Boston Planning and Development Agency today, June 26, 2017. The project includes plans for a new high-rise apartment building at 252-258 Huntington Avenue, as well as the preservation and restoration of the historic theatre at 264 Huntington Avenue, the longtime home of the Huntington Theatre Company. QMG Huntington LLC purchased the Huntington Avenue properties in May 2016 and has agreed to give the Huntington exclusive, permanent ownership of the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Incredibly Fun SEUSSICAL
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

There's just something magical about the world of Dr. Seuss and its hold on children. It's the language he uses to tell his fanciful tales. It's re-invented and rhymed in a manner that clearly appeals to children and adults. SEUSSICAL is a catchy and clever musical that adapts various elements from some of his most famous works, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. STAGES St. Louis is presenting a wonderful production of one of the shorter versions in their Theatre for Young Audiences series this season, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! It seems like I'm always saying that at this time of the year, but the professionalism you see each season is amazing, and it continues to develop, especially at the Westport Playhouse, where the intimate confines allow close and plentiful contact with audience members. This particular aspect really makes a difference when you're taking your child to the theatre for the first time. They actually become completely immersed in the experience, and adults will as well. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Semana de la Opera en el Teatro Real
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Jun 23, 2017

El Teatro Real celebra la semana de la Ópera con varios eventos que se proponen acercarla al publico, llegando a meterla en las casas de la gente con un evento especial de MADAMA BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Soar the Skies and Ride the Earth with OVER & UNDER at Annex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Annex Theatre's 30th season heralds the return of established artists with Over & Under, two interweaving one-act plays written by Juliet Waller Pruzan & Bret Fetzer, directed by Rachel Katz Carey. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

ThetaRay Chosen for Three Exclusive Cyber Week 2017 Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRE
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2017

Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre are proud to announce their production of “The Toxic Avenger” (book and lyrics written by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics written by David Bryan), a raucous rock musical based on the 1984 cult classic film of the same name. Keith Fitzgerald helms as director with a cast of talented Richmond performers: Alexander Sapp, Debra Wagoner, Rachel Rose Gilmour, William Anderson, and Chris Hester, with music direction by Starlet Knight and choreography by Emily Dandridge. (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...)

BWW Review: SQUAWKS Hasn't Sharpened Its Claws
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 22, 2017

CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS 13: CHARLOTTE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM does a better job targeting statewide and national scoundrels than delivering on its promise to face local issues, but there are genuine nuggets among the worthless trinkets - and an absolutely sensational new cast member. (more...)

UD Summer Stage to Open 42nd Season with ANNIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Audiences are invited to join Annie and her friends as Upper Darby Summer stage opens its 42nd season during Independence Day week with 'Annie, Jr.' (more...)

TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative Announces New Sponsorships Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI), which offers two-year partnerships with regional theatres and performing arts centers across the United States to sponsor open captioned performances, has announced the theatres that will receive their first year of sponsorship to help expand their access objectives during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Previews: ON YOUR FEET at Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 22, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/22 - 6/29 on NBC Thursday, June 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/22 - 6/29, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller & Heather Headley Featured at Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier-raising a record-breaking $1.74 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives. (more...)

Photo Flash: SEUSSICAL The Musical Opens 7/7 at SCERA Shell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

SCERA President and CEO Adam J. Robertson and Shawn M. Mortensen, who has twice played the Cat in the Hat, fondly remember SCERA's 2004 production of "Seussical." This time around, Mortensen takes on the musical as the director and choreographer, and is passing the acting hat to Eric James Smith and says, "I can't imagine handing the role over to anyone else!" (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

First Look: THE HERO WITHIN Brings Veterans' Personal Stories to Life, Extended July 7-8-9 in Santa Monica
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2017

After a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2017, CRE Outreach, in partnership with the Veterans Empowerment Theatre, is pleased to announce a one-weekend extension of THE HERO WITHIN, the powerful play which brings 7 local veterans' personal stories to life through an artistic journey that gives voice to the difficulty of transitioning from the war zone back into society as they search for the hero within themselves. The show includes both lighthearted comedy and dramatic moments that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents Annual Gala ALL DECKED OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) and Gala Co-Chairs Andrew Smith and Chris Yaros are proud to announce the 2017 annual season gala, All Decked Out!, celebrating Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker's first 36 years of service to the community with many more to go.  (more...)

Hubbard Street Season 39 Spotlight Ball Raises Over $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the world's premier contemporary dance organizations, together with Event Chair and Chair of Hubbard Street's Board of Directors, Sara Albrecht, and Honorary Chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Corporate Honoree, Exelon, held its Season 39 Spotlight Ball on Wednesday, June 7 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, located at 200 North Columbus Drive in Chicago. (more...)

Former Lawyer, Judge Writes Arresting New Book Touching on Mental Illness, Law
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Newham Council Give Over 5000 Free Theatre Tickets to Primary School Pupils
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Offering the opportunity to every Newham schoolchild in Year 6 to see a theatre show for free, Stratford Circus Arts and London Borough of Newham's Every Child A Theatre Goer initiative returns for the fifth time in September 2017. The scheme inspires children by introducing them to theatre - often for the first time - and helping to develop their learning within and beyond the curriculum. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/21 - 6/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/21 - 6/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, July 2, 2017
by - Jun 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 2, 2017! (more...)

PAW Patrol Live!'s RACE TO THE RESCUE Tour to Hit Seven Florida Cities This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

PAW Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' based on hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit seven cities across Florida throughout June and July, including Orlando, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Melbourne and Tampa. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Discovers Anything is Possible with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are thrilled to present the fantastical, family musical extravaganza, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, featuring a multi-talented cast of 21 kids, teens and professional actors. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts 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 $12,000 to Chicago Philharmonic for Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.              (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Remy Zaken, and More Join CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert; Full Cast And Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producer Bridget Regan, who has starred as Rose on CW's "Jane the Virgin" & Dottie Underwood on Marvel's "Agent Carter" and is presenting CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert (an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival), is proud to announce the full cast and creative team of production playing The Green Room 42 @ YOTEL (570 10th Ave.), July 30-August 1st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Kicks It Up At The Friars Club Metropolitan Room Show
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Bernie Fusrhpan, managing partner of the Metropolitan Room moved his club into the Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the entertainment super special.  (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Host Immigration Arts Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) hosts a two-day immigration arts summit on Monday/Tuesday July 17 & 18 during the Off-Broadway run of the musical 'Amerike -- The Golden Land.' (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/20 - 6/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/20 - 6/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST Announces Post-Show Panelists at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host special post-show conversations with notable guest panelists during the run of John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

NASCAR America to Host Weekly Shows Live from NASCAR Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

As part of NBCSN's comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NASCAR season, NBCSN's daily motorsports show, NASCAR America, will present a live show each week from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C. (more...)

Conan Doyle Estate Backs NYMF's New Sherlock Holmes Musical MY DEAR WATSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

MY DEAR WATSON, a Sherlock Holmes musical, is an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. The production will be funded in part by The Conan Doyle Estate, the family estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories from 1887 to 1927. (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

FOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. The production, which begins performances on Tuesday, July 18th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) includes book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng, and is directed by Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical). Performances will continue through July 23rd. nymf.org/fourthmessenger (more...)

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