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Magician Randy Masters Brings More Magic and Mayhem to Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Comedy magician Randy Masters brings his unhinged magic show back to Broadway Club, for one show only, on Saturday, January 14. (more...)

BREAK YOUR HEART at the 2017 Frigid Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Luggage packed, hopes high, and wheels up on the journey of a lifetime... that goes off track right from the start. An unexpected heartbreak halfway around the world causes a stranded guy to learn international travel on the fly while accidentally circumnavigating the globe. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

BWW Review: In THE LION, Writer/Performer Benjamin Scheuer Offers a Heartfelt Glimpse into his Life Through Song
by Shari Barrett - Jan 8, 2017

In the program notes for the Los Angeles premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's One-Man Show "The Lion," he states that "a song is a powerful tool for connection. Words are how we think and music is how we feel, so songs allows us to think our feelings and feel our thoughts." As such, he masterfully shares the story of his many struggles in his autobiographical Drama Desk Award-winning solo show at the Geffen Playhouse through February 19. (more...)

2017 FRIGID Festival Presents The Idaho Jackson Action Playset
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Cold War, The AIDS Crisis, random acts of violence, Satanism, nausea, sunstroke, caged animals, and The Wonderful World of Disney - These are the makings of childhood. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Gordon Greenberg to Helm World Premiere of ASSISTED LOVING, Starring Barry Pearl, in Albany
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dating is hard enough on its own, much less when you have to screen your father's options, too. Bob Morris' hilarious, poignant new play Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad posits a brave new world that tangles filial piety, romance and the internet in bright, unexpected ways. (more...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

THE MOTH MAINSTAGE: True Stories Told Live Presented by Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth - the force behind the popular The Moth Radio Hour, heard on 450 public radio stations nationwide, and The Moth podcast, which is downloaded over 45 million times a year - will return to Mesa Arts Center onFriday, Jan. 27 for a 7:30 p.m. event. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

MCGUIRE Begins Performances 1/20 at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  celebrates a local legend with McGuire, the newly expanded one man show about Marquette University's basketball coach Al McGuire in the Stackner Cabaret this January 20 - March 19.  McGuire is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Marquette basketball and the 40th anniversary of the Championship season.   (more...)

FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Audiences are in for a special treat when Di Pace -- perhaps best known for his role as Fernando in the NETFLIX original series "Fuller House" - introduces them to his superb gifted talents in An Evening with Juan Pablo di Pace. (more...)

WONDERSHOW Returns to the Cutting Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

WONDERSHOW is a modern vaudeville experience featuring today's top magicians, comedians and variety artists.  (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

Jamie Raven Announces UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Internationally renowned magician and star of Britain's Got Talent, Jamie Raven is proud to announce the return of his UK tour: Jamie Raven Live, which will be visiting 17 venues across the UK during February 2017. (more...)

Billy Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam Smith
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!' (more...)

Chickenshed Takes to 1980's Italy with TRUMPETS AND RASPBERRIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Revolving around a real political figure, Gianni Agnelli, this fictional plot mixes satire with a strong political message. When wealthy Agnelli is injured in a failed kidnap attempt, he is rescued by humble Antonio, one of his employees. Antonio flees the scene when people start shooting at him, leaving his jacket on Agnelli's body. The rich and influential Agnelli is taken to hospital in Antonio's jacket, where he mistakenly has his face reconstructed in the poor Antonio's likeness. Chaotic confusion ensues as Antonio finds himself the chief suspect in a kidnap plot - against himself! (more...)

BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 13, 2017

There's a brand new theatre company about to make a major splash in the gigantic pool of DFW theatres, and although it's not quite bathing suit season, this hot new troupe is ready to come out and play. With the opening night of their inaugural play, BUYER & CELLAR, now under their belt, Daum Theatre Company has hit the ground running with a quality production that holds its own against any established company in town. (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes Alive in BEN FRANKLIN: AN INGENIOUS LIFE with Ray Flynt
by Kimberly Moy - Jan 13, 2017

Benjamin Franklin: one of America's Founding Fathers and man on the $100 bill comes to life in Ray Flynt's BEN FRANKLIN: AN INGENIOUS LIFE. Known as a philosopher, inventor, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the guy with the kite and key in thunderstorm, Ben Franklin is the stuff of legend, but a real person nonetheless. Ray Flynt takes on the iconic figure in the one-man-show, which he wrote, directs and performs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Czech Marionettes Headed to TNC in 'THREE GOLDEN HAIRS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Theater for the New City will present the premiere of his 'Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom,' a compendium of Czech, Slovak and Italian fairy tales, February 16 to March 5. Each Saturday of the run, Vit Horejs will also perform 'The Winter Tales,' a marionette play for young audiences based on three fables of wizards, blizzards and spirits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the puppets! (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents a Magical Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

???????A weekend full of wonders awaits audiences at Bridge Street Theatre's intimate 'Speakeasy' on February 17, 18, and 19 as the theatre presents three unique (and totally different) performances from the world of magic. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Dad's Garage Wants to Know U UP?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Our new world premier show, 'U Up?,' examines dating, sex, and relationships in the age of social media. This two-person show, created by and starring Mark Kendall and Alison Hastings, uses comedy, drama, and movement in a fast-paced, sketch format. From first dates, to awkward music choices, to late-night bootie calls, to sexting- 'U Up?' Satirizes love in the digital age. (more...)

FRIGID New York Presents the Controversial New Show THE CHRONIC SINGLE'S HANDBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Chronic Single's Handbook is a One-Man Show by Randy Ross about a chronically-single guy who travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it. The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Asia. Along the way, audiences are exposed to the stories "Domination for Dummies" and "One Day at The Curious Finger Body Spa."  (more...)

Theatre Y Presents THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theatre Y is pleased to announce the Chicago premiere of Hector Alvarez's one-man American epic about gun violence THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, directed by Melissa Lorraine. THE GHOUL EXHIBITION will play on February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 9pm at the Prop Theater, 3502-04 N. Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, as part of Rhinofest, the longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan - Jan 10, 2017

Adam Seidel's new play OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS premiered this weekend at TheatreWorks, and runs through Jan 29. Under the direction of Leah Bray Nichols, this play won the 2015-16 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition. (more...)

Intense and Dark Edinburgh Monologue Comes to the VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Following a 5 star sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, intense and darkly comic One-Man Show This Is Not Culturally Signi?cant is transferring to the VAULT Festival 2017. (more...)

National Holiday Theatre Presents Alan Brasington's THE POEM OF MY LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

In response to continuing requests, National Holiday Theatre presents encores of Alan Brasington's autobiographical The Poem Of My Life. Performances will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 and 25, at the STARLITE ROOM, 1001 Cocoanut Ave. (corner of 10th Street), Sarasota, FL, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 28, 2016

Every night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of A BRONX TALE tells his story. Chazz Palminteri has made a musical out of his epic story, and earlier this fall it landed on Broadway. Below, watch as Chazz explains the evoulution of the show to BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Q&A series. (more...)

Evergreen Players and Vintage Theatre to Present RFK - A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT KENNEDY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Evergreen Players in a collaboration with Vintage Theatre presents the award-winning production of 'RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy' January 13 - 22 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Visits DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Actor Hugh Jackman made a trip to the theatre last night to see the latest hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Tony Winner George S. Irving Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is sad to report the death of actor George S. Irving at 94 years old.  (more...)

Psychological Illusionist Joshua Seth to Appear at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Say the name "Joshua Seth" and many Kent, OH residents will tell you that he is the hometown boy who made good in the entertainment world, while adult fans of animation will say Joshua is best known as the villainous voice of Tetsuo, the starring role in the animated masterpiece, Akira (2001). (He also voiced the evil Young Knives in Trigun and the heroic Elk in Arc the Lad.) Playhouse Square theatergoers, however, will tell you that Joshua Seth is the amazing psychological illusionist who has entertained them the past few years with his One-Man Show "Beyond Belief".  (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage NNPN Rolling World Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dogs of Rwanda opening January 6, 2017 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through January 15, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

McDaniel College Announces Spring 2017 Theatre Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the spring of 2017.  (more...)

Billy Porter to Host A.R.T./New York Theatres Ribbon Cutting Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter will host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 10:30am and located at 502 West 53rd Street. (more...)

Playwright, Performer and Drag Legend Charles Busch to Bring His One-Man Show to Chicago for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Pride Arts Center presents Charles Busch; That Girl, That Boy in The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center for two nights only on January 29 and 30, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical legend will play his solo show in Chicago. And this is the first of what will be quarterly Pride Arts Center Presents events featuring prominent performers from the world of theater, music, film and more in the newly opened Pride Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer Roars
by Gil Kaan - Dec 19, 2016

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has been sharing his most recent creation - his autobiographical, One-Man Show THE LION playing in various cities in the US (and the UK) the last two-plus years. Benjamin will be completing his current tour with his Los Angeles premiere performances at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Comedy Works to Partner with Toys for Tots
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

Heeding the news of the lack of toys collected in Denver for Toys for Tots, Santa mobilized his Denver elves to collect unwrapped toys to fulfill holiday wishes of kids in need - from 2 central locations making it easy for the community to drive up and drop off. Toys for Tots is a one man show and Sgt. Larry Burgess is not only in need of donations this holiday season due to lack of donations, he also is the one to pick up toys from every volunteer location in Denver. (more...)

Scott Alan to Ring in the New Year at Brasserie Zedel in London
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

On December 31st acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan will ring in 2017 for his first live concert in over a year at Live at Zedel at Brasserie Zedel. (more...)

Read Exclusive Script Excerpt and Watch Video of Scott Alan's THE JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Here is a BWW EXCLUSIVE excerpt from award-winning songwriter Scott Alan's one man show, The Journey, featuring music that's been a magnet for some of the world's greatest singers by one of the most exciting songwriters and storytellers celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. (more...)

BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's IRVING BERLIN is the Must-See Show of the Month
by Krista Garver - Dec 15, 2016

This month, millions of people across America will gather in squares, theatres, and many other places to sing their favorite seasonal carols. At 99.99% of these gatherings, someone will strike up the tune of 'White Christmas.' Meanwhile, at sporting events across the country, just after the national anthem, many people will remain standing to participate in a rousing rendition of 'God Bless America.' Very few of these people will know that these songs -- both quintessentially American -- were written by a Russian Jewish immigrant. That immigrant, who gave us much of the Great American Songbook, was Irving Berlin. (more...)

CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL to Continue Solo Celebration! at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny One-Man Show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Act II Playhouse is a Heartwarming Delight
by Kelli Curtin - Dec 14, 2016

Frank Capra's holiday classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, is a movie that brings to mind so many cherished memories of the holiday season. People always seems to have a story about the first time they saw the movie, or how it is a holiday tradition. Currently at Act II Playhouse is the show THIS WONDERFUL LIFE written by Steve Murray, a one man show, which is the stage version of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, but with a twist. The twist is that all the roles are played by just one actor, the talented Tony Braithwaite. Braithwaite brings all the things people love about the film to the stage, and his performance is precise and heartwarmingly captures the emotional impact of the film. (more...)

BEDLAM Announces First Show of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) follows up its award-winning, critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY with CRY HAVOC!, written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) for a limited 6 week engagement from Wednesday, March 15, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017.  CRY HAVOC! opens Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes and Jarran Muse to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy have announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Val Kilmer Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), announced today that Val Kilmer will appear in person at the theatre on December 29 and December 30 to introduce two special film screenings of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The One-Man Show, CITIZEN TWAIN, has played to sold-out houses at performing arts venues nationwide. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents Los Angeles Premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at The Trust Performing Arts Center
by Christy Brooks - Dec 13, 2016

On a cold winter's night, The Trust Performing Arts Center staged the One-Man Show, THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, written by Steve Murray. This production stars Jeremy Kendall (Narrator, George Bailey, All Others), and his performance proceeded to warm the hearts of those in attendance. (more...)

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