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Brelby's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Glendale by Storm 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

About his (and Ridley Pearson's) prequel to Peter Pan, writer/humorist Dave Barry said, 'When you write for adults, unless you happen to write some kind of transcendent classic, it's pretty much forgotten within a few months. But kids read a book, and tell their friends, and tell their brothers and their sisters, and they read it again. There's a lot longer shelf life.' (more...)

Hartford Stage Adds Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, and Michael Stotts, Managing Director, announced today that George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, with its particular relevance to today's social climate, will replace Saint Joan as the final play of the 2016-17 season. Tresnjak will direct. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Two New Promos for 'SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in the upcoming Netflix original series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

Kelly Bowlin & The Orphans to Release 'Are You Listening,' 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Kelly Bowlin And The Orphans today announced the January 13, 2017 release of Are You Listening, an 18-song compilation of their amazingly varied yet always rockin' songs. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for AN EVENING WITH ELAYNE BOOSLER at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a night of laughter and conversation with comedian, writer and animal activist Elayne Boosler. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Review Roundup - Netflix's LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in the upcoming Netflix original series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. The eight-eisode series premieres worldwide on Friday, January 13, 2017 only on Netflix. (more...)

Comic Memoir DAVID'S FRIEND Starring Nora Burns at La MaMa Looks Back to '80s NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

A powerful new comic memoir about the electrifying joy and intoxicating madness of New York City in the 1980s will take the stage at The Club at La MaMa from January 27 through February 5, created by and starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Constellation Theatre Company will present Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer from February 9 - March 12 at SOURCE 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. (more...)


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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Kicks Off Second 'Bachelor Fan Favorites Week', 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Well-known contestants from the hit ABC franchises “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will play WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE during the return of Bachelor Fan Favorites Week, airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

An ambitious geneticist is hired to help solve why a Native American tribe is being devastated by diabetes, but her research threatens to destroy their most sacred traditions. With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, Informed Consent explores the question of just how much knowledge is too much.  And who gets to decide? (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Netflix Releases Featurette for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

If there is one thing more unfortunate than the launch of the Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, it was the making of this truly dreadful series. Today, Netflix released a featurette detailing the collective misery involved in bringing this most regrettable tale to life. (more...)

Two NNPN Rolling World Premieres in Conversation in Indianapolis and Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is supporting two plays that reflect on experiences of the Rwandan genocide through its Rolling World Premieres program. How to Use a Knife by Will Snider and Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis each offer a look into the intersections of identity, truth-telling, and accountability through stories that ask what it means to be human in a world of deep and pervasive ethnic conflict. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes You Want to Fly
by Trevor Durham - Jan 13, 2017

A two and a half hour marathon of absurdism, clever dancing around endless prop pieces, Peter and the Starcatcher is the most intriguing theatrical experiment an audience could have ever envisioned from such a colorful flight to Neverland. (more...)

Hartford Stage Joins Hands with More Than 300 Theatres Nationwide for The Ghostlight Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, and Michael Stotts, Managing Director, announced today that Hartford Stage will join hands with more than 300 theatres nationwide for the launch of The Ghostlight Project, a national expression of unity among artists and audiences, at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, in the Geo and Laura Estes Lobby. (more...)

Inge Center's Karen Carpenter to Direct AFTERGLOW Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

William Inge Center for the Arts Artistic Director Karen Carpenter takes a sojourn from Kansas to New York City to direct a presentation of the new comedy 'Afterglow.'  (more...)

BC Tennis Charity Helps 5,000 Children
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Three years ago, Dr. Sy Silverberg, a retired physician, was looking for ways to 'give back.' An avid tennis player, he believed there had to be many kids who could derive the physical, social and emotional benefits the game had to offer, if only they could afford equipment and lessons. KATS - 'The Society For Kids At Tennis' was born. He assembled a small group of like-minded players and they planned on working with 30 to 50 kids each summer. Were they in for a surprise. Last month, in less than 3 years, they surpassed the 5,000 participant mark. 'We now cover most of 'Greater Victoria' and partner with 41 social agencies and schools. In addition to the financially disadvantaged, we are working with kids with cognitive and/or physical disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome. Obviously there was a need in the community that had not been addressed,' says Silverberg. 'This idea could not have grown at the phenomenal rate it has without the dedication of our volunteers, who now number 54. Also, the generosity of our financial supporters has been remarkable.' Supporters include: Canadian Tire Jumpstart, The Victoria Foundation, BC Community Gaming, CFAX Santas Anonymous Fund, The Royal Bank, The National Bank, Telus, Coast Capital, Tennis Canada, ParticipACTION, CKNW Orphans Fund, TLC Fund for Kids, Victoria Real Estate Board, Peninsula Co-op and South Island Tennis Association. Silverberg says, 'Our heart-felt thanks to all! We look forward to doubling our enrollment and reaching the 10,000 mark!' (more...)

Seattle Women's Chorus Goes Global for A Woman's World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

March is Women's History Month and on March 17-19, 2017 Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) goes global in A Woman's World. Around the world, women are the unsung heroes of ingenuity, creativity, and social justice. New Artistic Director Paul Caldwell introduces Seattle to uplifting stories of trailblazing women who have shattered glass ceilings and transformed our world. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Casting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today casting for the St. Louis premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production ofCABARET.  (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Begins This Week at Roundabout Underground
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of On the Exhale by Martin Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). (more...)

DAVID'S FRIEND by Nora Burns Extends at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Rave reviews and audience popularity have resulted in an extension for the hit show DAVID'S FRIEND at The Club at La MaMa. (more...)

ANNIE to Play Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Miller Auditorium is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Western Michigan University.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Aaron Latham to Helm ORPHANS at Shelter Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Room 15 in collaboration with Shetler Studios and Catherine Castelli present  Lyle Kessler's critically acclaimed dark comedy OrphansOrphans will be directed by Aaron Latham and star Fady Kerko, Alex Montaldo and Gregg Prosser.   (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast for Caryl Churchill's provocative comedy Cloud 9, directed by Elizabeth Williamson. The show plays February 23 to March 19. (more...)

Rescue Canine Star in ANNIE Inspires Pet Adoption Event at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The four-legged star of one of the most beloved family musicals of all time is the inspiration behind an upcoming pet adoption at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award winning production of ANNIE takes the Kravis Center stage Thursday, March 2 at 8 pm. Prior to the one-night-only performance, Palm Beach County Animal Care Control, Big and Little Dog Ranch Rescue and Amber's Animal Outreach will have their own furry "Orphans" available for adoption and looking for a better "Tomorrow." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pmand run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Hi-Dong Chai Releases SUSTAINED BY LOVE THRU THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Sustained by Love thru the Wars': a gripping and potent memoir of a childhood in Soeul, Korea during World War II and the Korean War. 'Sustained by Love thru the Wars' is the creation of published author Hi-Dong Chai, an electrical engineer with a long list of professional accolades who never forgot his life's journey as the last son of a Christian minister jailed for his faith and service to God. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre to Close Powerful #Season3 with ORPHANS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Coal Mine Theatre closes a powerful #Season3 with Orphans, an unsettling drama by British playwright Dennis Kelly (co-writer Matilda the Musical). (more...)

IF I FORGET, Starring Kate Walsh and More, Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson's (Dear Evan Hansen The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening officially tomorrow, February 22, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

LaMaMa ETC Extends the Run of Hit Show DAVID'S FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Rave reviews and audience popularity have resulted in an extension for the hit show DAVID'S FRIEND at The Club at La MaMa. Three additional performances, starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns, will take place through February 12. (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Opens This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A friendly reminder that the world premiere of On the Exhale opens officially this Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the English National Opera
by Roy Tan - Feb 14, 2017

Let's get this straight. The pirates, who take pity on Orphans, are really peers of the realm. The 21-year-old, who has sworn to put them behind bars, is really only five. And the policemen, whose lot is not a happy one, are really, really hopeless at foiling felons… (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

REQUIEM FOR ALEPPO to Premiere at Sadler's Well in April to Support Syria Relief and Techfugees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????Requiem for Aleppo, a brand new work created and conceived by composer David Cazalet with choreography by Jason Mabana, will premiere at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 23 April 2017. The night will be introduced by BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson, and all money raised will go to support the work of charities Syria Relief and Techfugees. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Charming Star-Voiced Tale MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI Opens at Landmark Sunshine
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other Orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director's Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (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...)

BWW Review: Ahmanson Welcomes Charming AMELIE
by Don Grigware - Dec 19, 2016

Amelie A New Musical, based on the 2001 French film Amelie, has a magical charm that reminds one of Matilda, at least in the beginning scenes. We meet the young Amelie (Savvy Crawford) who enters through a picture frame (see photo at left) and proceeds to tell her story, quite sad in fact, for she is saddled with a heart condition and difficult parents who keep her isolated and unhappy. Her mother meets a tragic, almost freakish demise and Amelie is brought up by her father who lives in a world of his own. As she matures, she realizes her lot in life will be to make other people happy. Now onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre through January 15, Amelie A New Musical has some wonderfully imaginative moments and a sparkling cast under the fast-paced direction of Pam MacKinnon. (more...)

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