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Robert Cuccioli is Bruce Graham's WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the NYC premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

12 STEPS, One-Man Show on the Addiction of Theatre, Set for McDaniel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Richard Sautter, adjunct lecturer in theatre arts at McDaniel College, performs his One-Man Show, "12 Steps," on Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. An informal question-and-answer session with Sautter will take place following the show. The performance, which runs approximately 50 min., is free and open to the public. (Note: the show is suggested for ages 14 and over.) (more...)

BWW Review: Alex Lyras Tour de Forces in His PLASTICITY
by Gil Kaan - Jan 30, 2017

The world premiere of PLASTICITY, a One-Man Show featuring Alex Lyras as an entire cast of characters, has the great fortune of a multi-talented performer in Lyras interpreting a very detailed script written by Lyras and Robert McCaskill. McCaskill ably directs his sole actor at a quick pace, with Lyras sometimes acting against himself as different characters.   (more...)

Parody Musicals, Solo Shows and More Slate for the PIT's Winter/Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is happy to announce some of the programming for our winter and spring seasons the slate includes a diverse range of comedy and theater, from 'historical hip-hoperas' to epic parody musicals to solo shows from stand ups and internationally acclaimed performance artists and even plays in addition to their regular line up of improv and sketch shows. (more...)

Lee Cortopassi's THE BIG to Play The Sedgwick Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

New York actor and Quintessence Theatre Group ensemble member Lee Cortopassi has announced a limited three-show run of THE BIG, a satirical riff on film noir for the stage at The Sedgwick Theater, after a successful stand-alone production in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moral Ambiguity Hits in Revenge Tale WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

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...)

Harbor Lights Theater Honors Steadfast Supporters at Show/Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Hollywood Producer and Past Board Chairman Julius Nasso will receive Harbor Lights 'Culture Award' for his contributions to culture in our borough, which include the creation of The Staten Island Film Festival, and over five years of service to Harbor Lights, including a term as Board President. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

DJ Grant Stott's hit Fringe show Tales Behind The Mic to tour Scotland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Today (Friday 27 January 2017) Grant Stott, one of Radio Forth's longest serving DJ's ever, is stepping down from his hugely popular daytime radio show on Forth 1 - which he has hosted for the past 17 years - to take his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit solo show, Tales From Behind The Mic, on the road. Directed by long-time collaborators Andy Gray and Ryan Dewar and produced by The Gilded Balloon, the newly extended and re-structured production of Tales From Behind The Mic will tour to 12 venues across Scotland from Sunday 26 February to Sunday 7 May 2017 [see venue listings below]. (more...)

Richard Sautter to Perform His One-Man Show 12 STEPS at McDaniel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

12 Steps is a One-Man Show, written and performed by Richard Sautter, adjunct instructor in theatre arts at McDaniel. (more...)

Go Comedy! Presents a Show about Music and Much More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Go Comedy! is set to present a new original comedy, Now That's What I Call A Show About Music; the return of its annual short-form improv tournament, Itty Bits; a special Valentine's Day All Star Showdown; and a lot more this February. (more...)

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON to Return with Laughs and Magic at Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Piff is back and funnier than ever in an all new magic show! Piff the Magic Dragon returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

John O'Hurley Makes His Smith Center Debut in GEORGE BUGATTI'S PIANO BAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

John O'Hurley, an extraordinary multi-talent of both stage and screen, makes his Smith Center debut in an electrifying One-Man Show! (more...)

BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Jan 25, 2017

World War II has been on our minds a great deal of late, with events preceding the rise of modern history's most reviled dictator being comparable to those elevating the incumbent American President. In East Berlin, the second World War was an intersection of prejudice, fear and violence from which few survived. Which is what makes this, the tale of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman of some prominence who lived through and since archived much of this dark period of history, all the more remarkable. I Am My Own Wife was first produced off-Broadway in the early noughties, and has since become a theatrical cornerstone of trans representation. Presented as a staged documentary, I Am My Own Wife oscillates between interviews, reenactments, transcripts and serves to catalogue Charlotte's life much in the way she maintained the Grunderzeit Museum for which in part she became famous. (more...)

Thomas Choinacky Presents A USER'S MANUAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Aligning space with movement, A User's Manual is a performance designed in response to how the body is manipulated by architecture. Performed at the new venue, the Beard Cave, the former location of the West Philly Bike Church, this piece is responsive to the memory of space. (more...)

Australian Actor-Activist to Make U.S. Debut with Solo Show JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Performance Space 122 and New York Live Arts present the U.S. premiere of Jack Charles V The Crown by award-winning indigenous Australian actor, musician, and activist Jack Charles, who spent a significant portion of his 72 years homeless, an addict, a thief and a regular throughout the Australian prison system. These performances mark the U.S. debut of 'the grandfather of Indigenous theatre,' (The Guardian). After New York, Jack Charles V The Crown will run March 29-April 8 at Canada Stage in Toronto. (more...)

Theater Icon Robert Lepage to Return to BAM with One-Man Show '887'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Theater icon Robert Lepage returns to BAM with the US premiere of 887, his deeply personal One-Man Show, running March 16-26, 2017. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following a record-breaking 2016-17 season,Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced last night the eight ambitious productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Highlights include the Peninsula premiere of the unforgettable musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, THE FOREIGNER; the hit thriller, THE WOMAN IN BLACK; everyone's favorite musical,ANNIE; the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the award-winning drama, THE ELEPHANT MAN; the national premiere of WHEN THAT I WAS…; and the raucous musical, THE FULL MONTY.  All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of words and music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Randy Masters Presents HOT MAGIC at Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

It's cold in NYC, but comedy magician Randy Masters his 'Hot Magic' back to Broadway Comedy Club back to Broadway Club, for one show only, this Saturday, February 11. (more...)

Discover the Classic Tale of Oliver Twist at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 2/28 – 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist will come to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts for one week only, from February 28 - March 5. The show is performed by Simpich Marionettes out of Colorado Springs, Colo., and features David Simpich's ornate, hand-carved marionettes. In this One-Man Show, Simpich does double duty puppeteering his marionettes while performing as Dickens. As the narrator, he tells the tale of literature's famous orphan who escapes an orphanage only to find himself caught up in London's underground crime scene.  (more...)

Richard Stubbs in Full Flight and Better Than Ever'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Richard Stubbs is BACK!  A  potent force in Australia's live radio and television market, Richard is BACK performing stand up - better than ever, doing what he loves best, telling stories to make people laugh!   (more...)

Creator of BEING HUMAN & Writer of DOCTOR WHO to Premiere Dystopian Black Comedy at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Award-winning creator of Being Human, writer of Doctor Who and So You Think You're Funny finalist Toby Whithouse returns to the Soho Theatre this March [29 March-15 April] with the World Premiere of his new black comedy Executioner Number One. (more...)

Fairly Lucid Productions presents MEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

In the 1980s, Sydney gangs found a new blood sport - hunting gays. From February 21st to March 4th, Fairly Lucid Productions will present the gripping production, MEMBER, a powerful look into the gay hate crime epidemic that blighted Sydney's coastline during the 1980s and 1990s. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro Talks Broadway's A BRONX TALE, Trump & More on 'The View'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The actor discusses his opposition to Donald Trump and directing the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Award-Winning Multimedia Solo Show, HARD TRAVELIN' Performs at Kerr Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by ASU theatre alum, Randy Noojin, will be presented at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $33 premium, $28 reserve, $25 general admission, $21 for faculty/staff and students of ASU at the door. Tickets at www.asukerr.com, or call box office: 480.596.2660. Visit show site at www.HardTravelinShow.com (more...)

Randall Craig Fleischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Vocalists in JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall  Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert". Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 13-19. See all the new acts in the line up below: (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/3; CABARET in Pittsburgh, Transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature CABARET in Pittsburgh, transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Gustavo Novoa Pens SEVEN ARROWS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Gustavo Novoa, an artist, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Seven Arrows.' This vibrantly crafted and vividly illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through both the dream of young Rocky- the story's protagonist- and the world of Novoa's fine works of art. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald to Take the Stage in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Record-breaking, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to New Orleans for Broadway @ NOCCA on March 31, 2017 as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)


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BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the potential this delightful chamber sized musical would have touring the country. With it's compact cast and impressive unit set, the provinces are to benefit in attending this charming bon bon that plays out as a cross between a bawdy English Music Hall comedy and a zany British farce. Originally produced by The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's journey to Broadway paid off for all involved. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

"Hilarious" is the only way to describe THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? as Robert Dubac, ransacks his brain to answer the age old question, 'What do women want?' This hit One-Man Show pinpoints the differences between the sexes and then celebrates them with ninety minutes of non-stop laughter. It is a multi-character comedy with Mr. Dubac playing all the roles. (more...)

March Events Announced at The Kraine Theater & UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Set for Spring at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, with music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Robert James Waller, will run at The Circuit Playhouse, March 17 - April 9, 2017. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Undergoes Another Skin Cancer Procedure; Assures Fans 'All's Well'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Hugh Jackman turned to Twitter this week to reveal that he has undergone yet another procedure to remove cancerous cells on his nose. (more...)

TV Star and Explorer Levison Wood Shares Adventures in Warrington Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be sharing stories about his terrifying and challenging adventures when his tour calls in to Parr Hall. (more...)

Catskills Bridge Street Theatre presents A Weekend Full of Magic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 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...)

Riverside Theatres to Present Spell-Binding Mystery THE BOOKBINDER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

A spell-binding story of mystery, magic and mayhem will unfold at Riverside Theatres when the award-winning New Zealand company, Trick of the Light Theatre, performs The Bookbinder on 14th and 15th March 2017. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Being Taped for HBO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Comedian, talk-show and podcast host, and writer Chris Gethard brings his one-man off-Broadway show CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE to HBO when it tapes at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan on Feb. 11. (more...)

CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL Extends Through February 26 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Due to popular demand, The Greenhouse Theater Center's hit production of Circumference of a Squirrel has added two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. (more...)

Noce Continues Inaugural Season with Tick, Tick... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This month, Noce continues its inaugural season of theatre with an immersive production of Tick, Tick... BOOM! Local actors Charlie Reese (Hand to God, Murder Ballad, Avenue Q) and Jill Ziegler (Shrek, Rent) are joined by songwriter and recording artist Madison Ray in Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances in Noce Jazz Cabaret, February 17-25. (more...)

Eastbound Theatre presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. (more...)

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