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Paley Center to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Carol Burnett
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Marlo Thomas will kick-off the festivities that will also feature a tribute to the legendary Carol Burnett, the event will start at 6:30 pm at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

PANGAEA to Open Planet Connections Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Pangaea, a play by Erik Champney, will open the Staged Reading Series on June 14 at this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Ken Ludwig to Lecture on Shakespeare at Boston Public Library This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Olivier Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig - also a 3-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award winner - will give a lecture entitled HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN SHAKESPEARE, based on his book of the same name on Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library (Rabb Hall) located at 700 Boylston St. in Boston.  (more...)

FIREFLIES World Premiere, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Slated for Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre announces its 53rd season: a riotous farce, an uplifting musical, a quest for enlightenment, and stories of love, empathy, and friendship. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to announce that its sixth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Titanic: The Musical. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present THE CEMETERY CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchall. Dina Shadwell directs. The show opens on Friday, March 17, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 9. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (except, no performance on Thursday, March 23), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: LEADING LADIES Opens 4/14 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Leading Ladies, running April 14 - May 7, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is a hilarious comedy by Ken Ludwig. (more...)

Vince Kracht to Star in THE NANCE at Pride Films & Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play The Nance. (more...)

People's Light presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

People's Light stages the Philadelphia premiere of one of the most-produced new plays in America this past year, Lauren Gunderson's I and You. This "sharp and funny 80-minute drama" (Washington Post) centers on two quick-minded young people: Caroline, a sardonic social critic, and Anthony, an easygoing athlete. When they're thrown together to complete a school report on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, these perceptive teens discover they have more in common than they could possibly anticipate. An unconventional romance, "spring-loaded with the element of surprise" (Boston Globe), I and You explores the mysteries of human connection and the courage it takes to be vulnerable in our uncertain world. The production plays on the Steinbright Stage from March 29 through April 23, 2017. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

Gurney's LATER LIFE to Play Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Center for the Performing Arts in Bonita Springs will present A. R. Gurney's dark comedy Later Life, April 6-9 at the Moe Auditorium and Film Center, directed by Catalina Monterrosa. (more...)

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES A MYSTERY to Bring Famous Detective to Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Sherlock Holmes returns to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with a comedic twist in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY. Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, the play runs April 22 to May 20 in the Marx Theatre. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! The two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright and inventive comic genius is back at the Globe following the smash success of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which broke box office records in 2015. Director Jessica Stone also returns to the Globe, where she helmed the hit productions of Arms and the Man and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two-you won't want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun! It will play July 22 - August 27, 2017, with opening night on July 30, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $39 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: MCC'S Moon Over Buffalo Brings Out the Laughs and Comedy to McHenry
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 22, 2017

In the McHenry County area, there's always such great theatre going on, and that's what I got when I went to see McHenry County College's hilarious production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo directed by the wonderful Regina Belt-Daniels. (more...)

People's Light Ends the Season with Madcap Comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Laugh until your ribs ache with Ken Ludwig's madcap comedy Moon Over Buffalo at People's Light. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

Algonquin Theater Productions Presents THE BET as Part of Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. The two person musical is directed by Tom Herman, and features the talents of Dana Aber and Spencer Plachy. Performances are Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm, Friday, July 28th at 7:15pm and Saturday, July 29th at 4pm. The show is slated to run Off Broadway in the fall of 2017. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Receives Grant from DuPage Foundation for Website Redesign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, was one of 26 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant at the DuPage Foundation's Holiday Open House held on Tuesday, December 13, at the Foundation's office in Downers Grove. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 1/08/2017
by BWW - Jan 8, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/08/2017 for Mesa (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Short Story Theatre to Present LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE at Miramar Bistro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Short Story Theatre expands into new literary territory as real-life experiences are shared from The StoryCorps project, adapted from Dave Isay's best-selling compilation Listening Is an Act of Love. (more...)

Just in Time for The Phoenix Open: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Murder Mystery DEATH BY DESIGN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, Stage Door Players presents the comedic murder mystery, Death by Design by Rob Urbanati. Suehyla El-Attar directs. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

Short Story Theatre to Present LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE at Miramar Bistro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Short Story Theatre expands into new literary territory as real-life experiences are shared from The StoryCorps project, adapted from Dave Isay's best-selling compilation Listening Is an Act of Love. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at People's Light This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

People's Light presents the regional premiere of Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin. Created and performed by the Grammy Award-winner as a 'posthumous collaboration' with his late father, an esteemed writer and Life Magazine columnist, the production serves as both a moving homage, and 'a pointed musical meditation on the complexities of familial relationships' (Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

People's Light Presents THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

People's Light invites you to delight in "one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written" (The Wall Street Journal). Crafted with satirical wit and whimsy by beloved American author Thornton Wilder, and directed by Abigail Adams, The Matchmaker pits wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder against the vivacious and sly matchmaker Dolly Levi in a search for the perfect wife. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Murder Mystery DEATH BY DESIGN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Continuing the 43rd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, Stage Door Players presents the comedic murder mystery, Death by Design by Rob Urbanati. Suehyla El-Attar directs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for Mesa (more...)

Carol Burnett Returning to Television in New Comedy from Amy Poehler
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2017

Comedic icon Carol Burnett is set to return to television in a new pilot picked up by ABC from executive producer Amy Poehler. (more...)

The Lakeway Players present MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Moon Over Buffalo is the story of an acting couple (David Cummings and Lauren Linn as George and Charlotte Hay) who are on tour in Buffalo, New York, in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives.  Directed by Linda Dobbs (Ghost of a Chance), this backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor (Ken Ludwig) brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway and also starred Philip Bosco as her megalomaniac, often drunk husband and leading man. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens Cal State Fullerton on 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's production of The Drowsy Chaperone with Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar is directed by Sarah Ripper, choreographed by William F. Lett, with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon. Performances will be held in the Little Theatre, November 18-December 11, 2016. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BLACKLISTERS at Brelby – What People Do to Create Art, What They'll Give to Protect It
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

'There have been countless times throughout history where theatre was considered the lowest art form and became prohibited to the public. Every time it's been banned, it's found a way back into society. But what if our leaders did everything to prevent the arts from returning again? I encourage mature audiences to come see our show to witness just what people will do to create art, and what they'll give to protect it,' she said. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress and Director Catherine Burkhart
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 1, 2017

BWW Interview: Actress and Director Catherine Burkhart (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

BOEING, BOEING to Land at Stage Door Players This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Stage Door Players to present Boeing, Boeing a comedy by Marc Camoletti. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Carol Burnett Will Be Recognized as 'Champion of Children' at 2017 Colleagues Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children. (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and privilege. (more...)

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