Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

Review: TRU Celebrates a Merry, Morbid Christmas at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - May 9, 2016

Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and the suicide rate is off the charts in Truman Capote's private holiday nightmare (more...)

SEEN / BY EVERYONE Premiere to Muse on the Digital Age at HERE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Five on a Match presents the world premiere of SEEN / BY EVERYONE, directed by Kristin Marting, co-conceived by Amir Darvish and Meg MacCary, and co-written by Matthew Cohn, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary, Enormvs Munoz and Jen Taher. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

MICKEY & JUDY Heading to London Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York City Bistro Award winner, Michael Hughes, brings his internationally acclaimed, Canadian Comedy Award nominated One-Man Show, Mickey & Judy to the London Fringe Festival (June 2 -11).  Mickey & Judy is a hilarious musical-memoir, chronicling Hughes' childhood obsession with musicals and his journey from psychiatric ward to Broadway. (more...)

Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN Returning to Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hot on the heels of his win at the 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), playwright/actor Joe Gulla will return to Joe's Pub on August 20th with "The Bronx Queen" directed by Brian Rardin. "The Bronx Queen" was recipient of DUAF's coveted "Audience Award". It is also the first chapter of Gulla's award-winning, "Bronx Queen Trilogy". (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Close Season with FULLY COMMITTED, 5/12-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Theatre Horizon closes its 11th Season with Becky Mode's hilarious Fully Committed. This wacky One-Man Show takes center stage May 12-June 5. Opening night is Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

Christopher Titus Set for Comedy Works Landmark Village, 5/19-21
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

With some of his most surprising material yet, Christopher Titus shows why he is one of the best comics working today. Titus is known for his television show Titus, ABC's Big Shots, and as the host of Pawnography, on the History Channel. (more...)

MOTHERSTRUCK! to Open Greenhouse Theater Center's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

'MotherStruck!,' written and performed by Staceyann Chin, co-produced in New York by Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Dragotta and Culture Project, and originally directed by Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon begins Greenhouse Theater Center's 'Solo Celebration' at the Greenhouse (2257 N Lincoln Ave). (more...)

Barrett Foa to Bring Solo Show GRIN AND BARRETT to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/24-25
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Barrett Foa, acclaimed star of stage and screen, brings his One-Man Show, Grin and Barrett, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 24 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 25 (7 p.m.). After seven seasons of spouting intricate tech geekery on the hit CBS television show, 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' the star of Broadway's Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and off-Broadway's Buyer & Cellar will present an evening of pride, desperation, and show-offsmanship in a one-man cabaret that is sure to be... an hour long! Produced by Andrew Carlberg, Grin and Barrett is directed by Christopher Youngsman and features choreography by Rene?e Felice Smith and musical direction and arrangements by David O. Tickets for Barrett Foa range in price from $45-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

BWW Review: DAVID STRASSMAN'S ITEDE Combines Ventriloquism With Electronic Puppetry
by Barry Lenny - May 29, 2016

Talented craftsmen like Strassman are proof that puppetry is here to stay. (more...)

Ringwald's 7th Annual Gay Play Series to Run 6/17-27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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FULLY COMMITTED, Starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The hit Broadway comedy, Fully Committed, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family"), is now extended by one week through Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7pm at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St). Ferguson is back on Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in this delectably funny One-Man Show by Becky Mode, directed by Tony-nominated director Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Avenue Q, Sisters). (more...)

DVR Alert: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Visit NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

NBC has announced that Jesse Tyler Ferguson will stop by TODAY on Thursday, June 2nd to discuss hit hit Broadway comedy FULLY COMMITTED. (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Stephen Powell's A STOPPING PLACE Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is pleased to announce the world premiere of A Stopping Place, a new One-Man Show written and performed by Stephen Powell, directed by Clara Pagone, and produced by Leonie Ettinger. A Stopping Place, the first original play by Stephen Powell, brings to the stage a riveting exploration of the lasting effects that trauma inflicts on the individual, told through the personal meditations of a lone, anonymous character. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at www.planetconnections.org. A Stopping Place benefits MCCNY Homeless Youth Services supporting New York City's young LGBT population in crisis. (more...)

Tony Braithwaite to Perform at Arden Theatre Company, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents entertainer, actor and comedian Tony Braithwaite. Braithwaite will take the stage Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 8pm in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. (more...)

Paris Fringe Announces Full Schedule, Thru May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The first edition of Paris Fringe, a festival of international theatre in English, takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris, France. The festival features both international work and France-based companies, and artists are travelling to Paris for the festival from Belgium, Canada, the UK and the USA. English is the main language for performances and other events. The programme includes dramatic plays, stand-up comedy, musicals, immersive theatre, improvisation and solo shows, representing a wide range of theatrical styles, with a focus on innovative approaches to theatre and an emphasis on contemporary themes. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - A Weekend at Fringe
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - May 25, 2016

In Orlando, the Fringe festival is kind of a big deal. It's a time when the theatre community comes together to perform, watch shows, network, eat from food trucks, and celebrate the arts. I saw three shows this weekend at the festival: On The Line, Burn Job, and Simpleton. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Sets International Children's Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Each year, Annenberg Center Live takes young audiences places they can only imagine with its annual Children's Festival. This year is no exception. The 2016 Philadelphia International Children's Festival is set to run June 2-4. The Festival features circus arts, music, theatre and storytelling as well as lots of activities in the outdoor FUN ZONE. Tickets cost $10. Seating is general admission. Tickets are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900. The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Jeff Award Winner Max McLean Returning to Chicago in C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts is proud to announce its triumphant return to Chicago with a new production. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 23-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, go on sale this Friday, May 27. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30.  For information, visit CSLewisOnstage.com (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

POWER! STOKELY CARMICHAEL Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Power! Stokely Carmichael has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this blistering One-Man Show, you will be transported back to the summer of 1966 and encounter multiple characters that Stokely Carmichael encountered during the days of the Civil Rights Movement. The production is tense,funny, heartbreaking, informative, engaging and non-stop entertaining. Witness the resurrection of the leading voice of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, in this most timely production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed One-Man Show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Fan Favorite JoJo fletcher Begins HER Search for Love on ABC's THE BACHELORETTE, 5/23
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

JoJo will embark on her own journey to find her soul mate when she stars in the 12th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” which will premiere at a special time MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Shakespeare 400 Chicago to Present Tim Crouch's I, MALVOLIO
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes one of Britain's most innovative and respected theater makers, Tim Crouch, in his inventive One-Man Show I, Malvolio as part of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival line-up. Following the international success of Crouch's I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo-a collection of plays shedding light on some of Shakespeare's more shadowy characters-I, Malvolio plucks the pompous steward out of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and unravels a hilarious and thought-provoking story of cruelty, self-hatred and revenge. Conceived, written and performed by Crouch and designed by Olivier Award-winner Graeme Gilmour, I, Malvolio is performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for five performances only, June 2-5, 2016. (more...)

Old Red Lion Theatre Sets a Season of Sport
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Old Red Lion Theatre is proud to present London's first festival of sports in theatre, a season of work exploring the highs and the lows of the sporting world. Tackling homophobia, bullying, tragedy and triumph, as the UK gears up for Euro 2016, Dressing Rooms offers a month of stunning theatre. Featuring Richard Sheridan's acclaimed Odd Shaped Balls, Forrester & Fletcher's dystopian satire of a world without football One Year Off and Jamie Eastlake's adrenaline-laced revival of Luke Barnes' Bottleneck. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Robert Cohen to Bring SOMETHING ROTTEN to Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Fresh from award-winning success with Glengarry Glen Ross and national press acclaim for Operation Black Antler, Robert Cohen is to continue his festival-season voyage into the heart of darkness with a One-Man Show about Hamlet's murderous uncle. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The premiere recording of ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' which was developed at the 13th Street Theater in New York City, will be released June 3rd.  Jed Peterson, who's starred Off-Broadway in such shows as 'Hard Times' and 'Nevsky Prospect,' and has been featured on television's  'Madame Secretary,' stars as Mr. Berlin.  Richard Danley is musical director.  Choreography and tap-dancing are by Rayna Hirt.  Hawkins Gardow is special guest artist. Music preparation is by Donald Brown.   Peter Charney and Matthew Nardozzi are assistants to the producers.  The CD, being distributed exclusively in the United States via CDBaby, will be available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Footlight Records, Google Music, etc. (more...)

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Feature Film BEYOND GLORY
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

Gravitas Ventures has acquired BEYOND GLORY, a feature film that tells the true stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients as performed by acclaimed actor Stephen Lang. (more...)

Sam Harris Launches Kickstarter to Film One-Man Show HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Sam Harris, the Tony award-winning actor, recording artist, playwright, composer, director and best-selling author, is bringing his critically beloved One-Man Show HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR to audiences everywhere. (more...)

Actor Bern Cohen Set for Nicki Minaj's New Series NICKI & JON GLASER LOVES GEAR
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

The multi-talented Bern Cohen recently shot roles on two TV pilots that are becoming series. The first was NICKI, Nicki Minaj 's new series on ABC FAMILY Channel (now ABC FreeForm Channel) that picked up 8 shows of this new series about her childhood. (more...)

Wayne Hosford, Spencer Day & Ariana Savalas Head to The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - is continuing its Young Stars Summer Residency Program with several Royal Room audience favorites on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June & July. (more...)

TSWALO/SOURCE to Play Alexander Upstairs in June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In TSWALO/SOURCE, lyrical prose, poetry and physical storytelling entwine to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth: power, creation, truth and connection, intuition. Directed By Mahlatsi Mokgonyana, the 50-minute show is described by writer-performer Billy Langa as the 'expression of his source'. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Long Island International Film Expo's Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career which has spanned decades from his work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to recent Film/TV and Theatre work! This year's Expo set to be held from July 13 - 21, 2016 at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY! (more...)

The Skivvies & More Among 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Special Events; New Immersive Theatre Initiative Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has added a new community immersive theatre project entitled Orpheus in the Berkshires (July 14 - 17), a World Premiere production made by and for the Berkshires, as well as an exciting line-up of special events for their 62nd season. (more...)

Three Musicals Set for Inaugural Paris Fringe This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The first edition of Paris Fringe, a festival of international theatre in English, takes place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

bergenPAC to Present CHAZZ PALMINTERI: A BRONX TALE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents CHAZZ PALMINTERI: A BRONX TALE on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: MusicHeals with JC Casely
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Apr 27, 2016

I met JC Casely (front man of Casely and the Jank) about five years ago in an acting class. He would travel from Florida to New York City a few times a month to put together a one man show. Incredible as it may sound, he was working on a show about the late great Prince who we lost just last week. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Victor L. Cahn and VILLAINOUS COMPANY at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 25, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright Victor L. Cahn about his fascinating career and his upcoming show at New Jersey Repertory Company, VILLAINOUS COMPANY that will be on the Long Branch stage from May 5th to June 5th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 25, 2016

This week, BroadwayWorld guest writer Sarah Comley-Caldwell had the privilege of chatting with the playwright and star of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, Pat Hazell. With his background as a Seinfeld and sitcom writer, commercial director and actor, Hazell brings wit, warmth and nostalgia to his one man show-a self described hybrid of theatre, stand up comedy and communal laughter. (more...)

Jeff Harnar, Spencer Day, Carole J. Bufford Set for The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Summer Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - has just launched a new Young Stars Summer Residency Program that will present many of Manhattan's hottest rising cabaret stars every weekend until Labor Day, all of which have been audience favorites during previous Royal Room engagements. (more...)

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