Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

What To Expect When You Turn 90! Howard Eisenberg, A 'Great' Grandparents Day Story!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

What To Expect When You Turn 90! Keeps on Writing, Swimming, & Now Youtube Howard Eisenberg, NYC Author, turns 90, this August, just before Grandparents Day, who's daughter and late-wife, wrote 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' with him. (more...)

PRYOR TRUTH at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Khalil Muhammad, in association with The Collective-NY is proud to announce Pryor Truth as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. Pryor Truth is a one man show written and performed by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor. Co-Developed and Executive Produced by Victoria Dicce. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sets LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

BWW Preview: Piano Pals Reunite at CCTC in THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Kristen Morale - Aug 9, 2016

Only one dorm at the University of Hartford has a piano in basement. As freshmen at the Hartt School of Drama, Sarah Killough and Kevin Quill would cross paths to play it; fast-forward 10 years and they are sharing the same piano once again in a brand-new version of the hit musical The Last Five Years at Cape Cod Theatre Company. (more...)

Los Angeles Revival of Arthur Kopit's ROAD TO NIRVANA Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater is proud to announce its next production, Road to Nirvana, by Arthur Kopit.  Kopit's hilarious and irreverent comedy asks how far people will go in pursuit of fame and fortune. The play runs fromSeptember 15 to October 15, 2016.  Managing Artistic Director Don K. Williams will direct. Williams recently directed the Harold Clurman Lab Theater's Ovation-nominated productions of Lebensraum and Long Way Go Down. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE's Chazz Palminteri Explains How To Address Robert De Niro
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

It's not exactly an everyday occurrence when two powerhouse directors combine to stage a big new Broadway musical, but the chemistry seems natural for the upcoming tuner based on Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE. (more...)

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW! (more...)

PlayMakers Kicks Off PRC2 Season With World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-2017 Season with the world premiere of Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's 'Draw the Circle' directed by Chay Yew. Deen will perform his One-Man Show Aug. 24-28 as the first presentation in PlayMakers' new PRC² second stage series. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

Novato Theater Co-Opens with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Novato Theater Company Begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, September 9-October 2 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949.  The play is directed by Michael Barr and features Gregory Crane, Amber Collins Crane, and Emily Radosevich.  It is produced for NTC by Kim Bromley and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Steppin' Out Live with Ben Vereen, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: FIDDLER's Michael C. Bernardi Takes On His Father's Iconic Role of 'Tevye'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2016

Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance! (more...)

Steve Furst to Present One-Man-Show IN CHARACTER at Museum of Comedy This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Steve Furst (Little Britain, The Wright Stuff, Matilda, Orange Cinema Ads, Toast of London) will be presenting his new one-man-show, Steve Furst - In Character at the Museum of Comedy, 5 - 7 October 2016 for only three performances. (more...)

Marti Cummings Returns to Feinstein's/ 54 Below this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Trevor Noah Adds Another Date at The Kennedy Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Kennedy Center announced today a new 10:30 p.m. performance by comedian Trevor Noah on Friday, October 7, 2016 in addition the previously-announced 8 p.m. show on the same date. Noah makes his debut in the Concert Hall, as part Comedy at the Kennedy Center. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE Director Robert DeNiro Reveals Why He Likes Musicals
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Robert DeNiro discusses the 40th anniversary of his classic film 'Taxi Driver.' Later, the actor talks about directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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New Music Series: Musical Sojourn at the Kraine Theater & Under St. Marks Theater NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This monthly music series is being introduced and hosted by Horsetrade productions and music event producer Salli Squitieri bringing both up and coming and renowned performing artists of all genres from near and far to these two historically rich funky chic unique east village flavored theatres. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro Talks Broadway-Bound A BRONX TALE on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Robert De Niro discusses co-directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE.  'I've always thought it would be a terrific musical,' he shares. (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Says Final Farewell to Iconic WOLVERINE Role
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Hugh Jackman turned to Instagram today to say farewell to his signature mutton chops which he dons for his portrayal of WOLVERINE. The actor wrapped filming on the third, currently untitled installment of the superhero franchise. (more...)

Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida. Grew up in Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts. After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)

Steve Budd Set to Present Solo Show WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE At San Francisco Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Tony Danza to Bring STANDARDS & STORIES to Brooklyn Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3pm with Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his newest One-Man Show, Standards & Stories. (more...)

THESE LONESOME ROADS by Dan Fagan September 16th - October 1st at The Ooley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

These Lonesome Roads by Dan Fagan is being directed by E.M Hodge.  It will be presented by EMH Productions at The Ooley Theatre at 2007 28th St., Sacramento from Friday September 16th through Saturday October 1st, 2016.  (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)


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Cast Announced for August Wilson Rep at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, Cygnet Theatre will present the San Diego artistic debut of Washington D.C. Director Jennifer L. Nelson. Nelson, who will direct the upcoming Season XIV productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars and King Hedley II was in San Diego recently to audition and cast the actors - each playing two roles. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Tickets Added for Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A new block of tickets has been added for this Saturday's performance of Joe Gulla's 'The Bronx Queen' at Joe's Pub. 'The Bronx Queen' was the recipient of this year's Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 'Audience Award'. It is also the first chapter of Gulla's award-winning, 'Bronx Queen Trilogy'. (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

'BROWN BEAR', ROCK THE PRESIDENTS and More Set for The Orpheum's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the lineup for the 2016-2017 Family Series. This season features exciting adaptations of beloved literary classics and performances that will both challenge and enlighten the entire family. The series runs October through February, with performances in both the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash', will play God in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: JAMES WILSON-TAYLOR: GINGER IS THE NEW BLACK, Underbelly, Cowgate, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 15, 2016

In a time of great diversity awareness, media discussion, and societal polarisation, James Wislon-Taylor is ready for his voice to be heard. To light the flame for his red haired revolution. Though years of bullying and historical percussion do highlight valid points throughout, Ginger is the New Black is a hilarious insight into one man's plight to end myths, and put the roaring hot 'gr' back into Ginger. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: EVERY BRILLANT THING, Summerhall, 13 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2016

The worldwide smash-hit is back. You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. (more...)

THE PASSING SEASON, Featuring Stage Stars, to Premiere at RIIFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Starring Tony nominee Brian J. Smith (Sense8, Quantico, The Glass Managerie - Broadway), Gayle Rankin (Cabaret - Broadway, The Meyerowitz Stories - dir. Noah Baumbach), Patrick Murney, Elizabeth Alderfer and Nick Choksi, THE PASSING SEASON premieres this week at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the same week during which its director Gabriel Long moves back to his home state via Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Nick Blaemire-Led TICK, TICK... BOOM!, World Premiere & More Slated for Keen Company's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Keen Company has announced its 17th season lineup, including the New York return of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) and The Radio Drama Network are proud to announce the first production of the 2016-2017 season, the limited engagement of WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?, written and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Chay Yew. (more...)

BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 10, 2016

It's the halfway point of the 11-day, 168-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 29 shows in the last 6 days, with 20+ more scheduled for the final 5 days of the fest. The new system of daily wristbands that get you into any and all shows that day seems to be working great. The handy Fringe website has all the information you'll need about schedule, venues, cast and creative team, and reviews from people who have already seen the show. The Fringe continues through Sunday August 14, so there's still time to get your Fringe on! (more...)

Montego Glover & Harbor Lights Theater Directors Set for BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 1, 2016

Broadway Download, the live, weekly digital radio show, is set to welcome Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover as well as the company directors of Staten Islands' Harbor Lights Theatre Company to its broadcast. (more...)

Two Capes Unite with Brendan Hughes and Brenda Withers at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company's NeverDark Series hosts two powerhouse writer/director/actors: Brendan Hughes and Brenda Withers this August. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Michael Feinstein Among Mayo Performing Arts Center Fall Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The fall lineup for New Jersey's Mayo Performing Arts Center has been revealed and is set to include theatrical luminaries such as Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, and Michael Feinstein.  (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

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