Bid To Meet FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Support Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance for four people to meet the star of FULLY COMMITTED after watching him take on 40 characters. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - The Bookbinder
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 8, 2016

BWW speaks to Trick of the Light Theatre about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe production The Bookbinder. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Bay Street Theatre's Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016


Mondavi Center 2016-17 Tickets On Sale 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis is pleased to announce the addition of six performances to its 2016-17 season: Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.; Homecoming King, a One-Man Show from comedian and Davis native Hasan Minhaj on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.; jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves celebrating Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.; stand-up from comedian Brian Regan on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.; artful singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez with the 20-piece Goteborg String Theory on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.; and actor and Broadway star Alan Cumming in a cabaret-style performance entitled Sings Sappy Songs on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Mario Cantone & More Among Host & Contributors for FOX Stations' PAGE SIX TV
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The New York Post, in partnership with Endemol Shine North America and FOX Television Stations, announced today the host and contributors for 'PAGE SIX TV,' a daily television show modeled after 'Page Six,' the iconic gossip column and website. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Kentucky Playwright Takes Two New Plays to New York This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Award-winning playwright Phil Paradis, of Fort Thomas, KY, has scored in the Big Apple yet again. Paradis has two more new plays going up on the boards in July in Manhattan. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Ben Hanlin
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to Ben Hanlin ahead of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Trickhead. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reverend Raccoon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to writer Jeremy Fletcher about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show The Life and Crimes of Reverend Raccoon. (more...)

Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Nearly 20 years ago Broadway fell in love with the spellbinding Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley as Daisy and Violet Hilton; conjoined twins and unlikely starlets in the moody and romantic original 1997 production of SIDE SHOW by Bill Russell and Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger, directed by Robert Longbottom.  Skinner and Ripley have enjoyed Broadway success and acclaim, each in their own right, as well as thriving concert and recording careers. The ladies will talk work, play, friendship, family and the phenomenon that led to their remarkable joint Tony Nomination. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 4-10, Featuring John Lloyd Young, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 54 Sings 1776, John Lloyd Young at 54 Below, Caroline Bowman at 54 Below, The Skivvies, with Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita, and More, and Tony Yazbeck in 'The Floor Above Me'. (more...)

Hasan Minhaj to Bring HOMECOMING KING to the City Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, is the theatrical debut of humorist and The Daily Showcorrespondent Hasan Minhaj. Homecoming King, the story of the 'New Brown America,' is based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj's arrival in the US, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family's quest to achieve the elusive American Dream. The show plays the City Theatre on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Dominic Hoffman's EMMITT & AVA Premieres Tonight at Firescape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Dominic Hoffman's EMMITT & AVA is a contemporary tale of misunderstanding between two families who, prompted by tragedy, suddenly find themselves highly motivated to communicate with one another. (more...)

POWER! STOKELY CARMICHAEL at New York Fringe this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Meshaun Labrone is a DC police officer who wrote this play as a direct response to the illegal and senseless killings of his brothers and sisters, the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin as well as his time working as a corrections officer at a Florida maximum security prison. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites have each announced on social media that they will be performing at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR and BECOMING DR. RUTH at the Mendocino Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Buyer & Cellar and Becoming Dr. Ruth play on alternating days, beginning on July 28th through September 4th.  Six Sunday matinees and four Wednesday evening performances are included in the run, with a discount available when purchasing both shows.  Please check the theatre website, to see performance dates and times or call the box office at 707-937-4477.  Mendocino Theatre Company is located at 45200 Little Lake Road in Mendocino, on the beautiful grounds of the Mendocino Art Center.  Don't miss these delightful plays! (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

LAM -ANG - THE JOURNEY OF A HERO at The Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Two NY International Fringe Festival 2015 alumni - The Ally Artists Group, which produced 'Behind the Wall - An Autism Performance Piece' and Jeremy Rafal who performed an autobiography of his life through his One-Man Show, 'The Boy From Bantay' has  joined creative forces to present an epic play, 'Lam-ang - the Journey of a Hero' for The Midtown International Theatre Festival Directed by an Award winning Director, Nelson Eusebio, Co-directed by Nathaniel Caridad.  Performances are  Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm at The Workshop Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York City. (more...)

FRIGID New York at Horse Trade Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade announces their 2016-17 season which will include a World Premiere by playwright J.Stephen Brantley, two World Premieres from their newest resident theatre company, The Dirty Blondes, the inaugural production of Hot Tramp Productions, the annual Pumpkin Pie Show, and new editions of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, the HP Lovecraft Festival, Burlesque Blitz, STEMFest, PolitiKos, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, and the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival.  (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

Paines Plough Announces the Return of its Earlier/Later Roundabout Programme at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016


THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer to Play Benefit Performance at Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer returns to Weston's MainStage for a special evening performance on July 25th. (more...)

BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME to Play Asbury Park This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Jason B. Schmidt, star of Christmas With The Crawfords, will bring his one man show, BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME, about Tony Award winner Bea Arthur, to New Jersey. (more...)

Paines Plough's EARLIER/LATER Returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Edward Baker - Jul 15, 2016

EARLIER/LATER returns to Paines Plough's Roundabout at Summerhall this August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after a successful series of events in 2015.  (more...)

Up on the Marquee: A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2016

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016. The new musical will be co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A Bronx Tale: The Musical features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics byGlenn Slater. (more...)

This is not a typo! BOOK OF MORON coming to Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Robert Dubac's newest off-Broadway solo hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, makes its Fort Worth debutJuly 27-31 at Bass Performance Hall's McDavid Studio. Tickets are $30-$40 and are on sale now! (more...)

WHALES & SOULS is coming to the NYC International Fringe Festival August 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Described as 'wild, weird, and wonderful' after its' initial NYC production at The Flea Theatre, Whales and Souls is an original work with an underlying cultural relevance sure to tantalize and intrigue NYC Fringe Festival audiences this summer. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW Extends at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

? Due to popular demand, Grippo Stage Company's hit world premiere THE BEN HECHT SHOW will add four additional weeks of performances, extending through August 14, 2016 at the Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Tommy Tune, Tom Wopat and More to Appear in the Berman Center's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts announces its sixth season with an exceptional series of shows, including Broadway, dance performances, a film and lecture series, music, live shows, and programming for families.  (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

Ward Morehouse III's HOUND DOG to Receive Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 'Hound Dog,' a gripping new two-character play by Ward Morehouse III, will have a closed reading at the T. Schreiber Studio, 151 West 26th Street on July 13. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Griffiths Channels Cole Porter In His Latest Biographical Cabaret, COLE
by Jade Kops - Jul 12, 2016

In the year that celebrates 125 years since Cole Porter's birth, cabaret favourite Michael Griffiths channels the famous composer with his one man show COLE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midwest Premiere of C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE, Opening at Chicago's Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

After a seven-year absence, Fellowship for Performing Arts makes its triumphant return to Chicago with an all-new original production, starting next Friday, July 22. 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 22-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, are on sale now at "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Sunday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 26. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

DEAD SHOT MARY to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The extraordinary true story of one of the first female detectives in the New York City Police Department comes to life in the NYC premiere of DEAD SHOT MARY, written by Robert K. Benson and directed by Stephen Kaliski. Produced by R&R Productions, DEAD SHOT MARY begins performances on Friday, September 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 15. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download welcomes Nathan Lee Graham; the ubiquitous, unique, singular, multi-talented star of stage, screen, and film. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES 4 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on July 27th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Preview: Dorian Gray Opens at the Overtime This Weekend
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Derek Berlin, who won an ATAC Globe award for his performance in the title role of the musical Nosferatu at PASA in June last year, is opening his One-Man Show on Dorian Gray (adapted from Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray') at the Overtime this coming weekend. (more...)

Tickets to Comedian Hasan Minhaj at Wharton Center on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Daily Show correspondent HASAN MINHAJ will bring his hilarious, critically acclaimed One-Man Show HOMECOMING KING to Wharton Center on Friday, October 7! Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online,, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Present One Night Only Reading of THE GUN SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in The Gun Show.  The playwright grew up in rural Oregon, where everyone has guns.  She learned to shoot on a date.  She worked at Jackson's Bookstore during an armed robbery, and once encountered a threatening cop in New York.  She's got multiple stories to tell.  And then there's the fifth story: the one that doesn't let go, the one that triggered this show.  Five gun stories in a country full of gun stories.  (more...)

NPR's Comedian-Storyteller James Judd Set for 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

From June 29 to July 9, James Judd's One-Man Show, A Minor Mid-Career Retrospective, will embody dozens of characters from his unforgettable but true experiences as he blends his unique brand of humour with autobiographical stories at the Toronto Fringe Festival. (more...)

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