BWW Interviews: Joshua Finkel of PARADE at Panic! Productions
by Cary Ginell - Aug 31, 2016

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Dolly Parton Announces $2.5 Million Parade Set to Debut During Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has long been known as one of the world's best holiday theme park events. Dolly Parton today unveiled plans for an awe-inspiring new Parade (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jungle Safari Winner Is Crowned on Tonight's TODDLERS & TIARAS
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TODDLERS & TIARAS is back again tonight on TLC at 9/8c. The winner is crowned in the Jungle Safari pageant and though everone gets a prize, not everyone is happy. (more...)

Connecticut Fall Preview
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

What Not to Miss on Connecticut Stages this Fall (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN, Starring Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and More, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, September 1, 2016, for Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. (more...)

Modern Fable SIMON DAWES BECOMES A PLANET to Make World Premiere at Access Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Alex Moggridge's unique & compelling new play with music Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet will get a limited engagement at Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th Fl.) beginning Friday, September 23 through Saturday, October 8 (Opening Night is Saturday, September 24 at 8pm). (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Derek Hough Partners with Broadway Alum Marilu Henner on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

As announced on this morning's GMA, Hough will be paired with Broadway alum Marilu Henner on the ABC dance competition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/29/16- Lea Michele
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Lea Michele! Best known to theatre audiences for her role as 'Wendla' in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance. She also starred in the Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof. For her work on GLEE, Michele was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress - Comedy or Musical and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, new shows and concerts. Scroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

Shout Broadway Series to Release GYPSY, CANDIDE & SWEENEY TODD on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Continuing its commitment to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of a new home entertainment series, Shout Broadway. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present Free Puppet-Building Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets of Shakespeare characters for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in downtown Storrs, Connecticut. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute workshop space in Storrs Center. Workshop participants will be invited to Parade with their puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade onSunday, September 18 at noon (Line-up begins at 11:00 AM at Farrell Field near the Post Office), and then help perform iconic Shakespeare monologues, dialogues, and fight scenes on the Town Square. The Parade is a part of the 13th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan College Teams with Myongji University on Summer Theatre Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Marymount Manhattan College and Myongji University of South Korea are collaborating on a Summer Musical Theatre Intensive for both American and Korean students. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The widespread news coverage earlier this year of the discovery in Scotland of a previously unknown first edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare is bringing greater interest to the national traveling exhibition "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" that will be on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from Sept. 1 to 25. (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Jamie Leo to Stage New Work 'A LONG DAY IN A BAD SHIRT' at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dixon Place presents Jamie Leo in his newest interdisciplinary performance work, 'A Long Day in a Bad Shirt (Dispose of Properly)', ten portraits of wayward individuals struggling to find peace in their lives. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Another Resoundingly Special EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY
by Don Grigware - Aug 24, 2016

On Monday evening August 22 An Evening of Classic Broadway returned to Rockwell Table and Stage for another resoundingly superb and downright mirthful show. Headed by Brad Ellis and Dianne Fraser, this show really grows on you. I love talent, and you can definitely find it here in abundance. On the bill this time around were of course ringmaster Ellis, ingenious as always with his delicious banter at the piano, and Fraser, who manages to do it all, even adjusting microphones and assisting with the props. She's amazing! Guest singers included Joshua Finkel, Zachary Ford, Susan Edwards Martin, Barrett Foa, Christina Saffran and daughter Emma Ashford and last but never least the inimitable Julie Garnye. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND at Finger Lakes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens today, August 24 and runs throughSeptember 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  Watch highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

'ROLLER DERBY PLAY' Premiere, Chicago Debut of THE NANCE & More Set for Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre's SPRINGFIELD SPECTACLE Comes to Forest Park for Free
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Springfield's City Mosaic will present free performances of Double Edge Theatre's Springfield Spectacle September 23 & 24 in Forest Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rockettes Prance in CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST Outside Radio City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Earlier today, Tuesday, August 23, the annual Christmas in August event at Radio City Music Hall kicked off the 2016 season of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Chris Botti to Perform at The Granada Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) has announced America's biggest selling instrumental artist, Chris Botti, will perform at The Granada Theatre on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm, as part of the 2016 - 2017 Granada Theatre Concert Series. (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Schools in Turkey
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2016

The theatre scene in Turkey is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in Turkey. Check out the list below! (more...)

KVPAC Hosts a Hair-Raising Apocalyptic Zombie Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The undead will soon be swarming all over KVPAC as it masses its first ever 5K KVPAC rUndead Zombie Run 2016 this fall. The teeming begins Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 am and kicks off a plethora of ghoulishly fun events at KVPAC's 1st Annual Wicked Weekend, sponsored by Covering Katy! Activities include a costume Parade and contest, an in-door arts and crafts fair, an out-door Trunk or Treat market, and a two-night Haunted House attraction. (more...)

Oh Dragon Theatre Company to Stage SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Oh Dragon Theatre Company's production of Songs For A New World, the first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), will open next Friday, September 2nd at Trinity Street Theatre in Austin. (more...)

Jimmy Bain to Lead New TREASURE ISLAND Musical in the Finger Lakes; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

?The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens this Wednesday, August 24 and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. (more...)

BBC Cuffs Star Jacob Ifan to Star in A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2016

BBC Cuff's Jacob Ifan will make his professional theatrical debut in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens', A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone Awry
by Gil Kaan - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Peter Lefcourt manages to cram every current political hot topic into DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL, his two-act dramedy on the proposed re-make of the classic Sunset Boulevard. DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL's chronicling the beginnings of Gerard, an indie director's quest to cast his remake of the Gloria Swanson-starrer, has the benefit of the frequent witty one-liners, biting disses and smarting comebacks. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage RED, WHITE AND TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Get ready for a side-splitting, patriotic laugh riot starring two Barn favorites, Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell! The Barn Theatre School presents RED, WHITE AND TUNA, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard playing ONE WEEK August 30 - September 4. (more...)

PACT Centre for Emerging Artists Presents KEEP CALLING at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

What happens behind closed doors?  After the death of a father, an estranged brother and sister are forced together to confront their forbidden past. New-York based Australian actors Luke Edward Smith and Chelsea Ingram are set to star in the Australian premiere of Ingram's thrilling, provocative play, KEEP CALLING, running 13-17 Sept late show at the PACT Theatre Erskineville as part of the Sydney Fringe festival. (more...)

Morton Schindel, Founder Of Weston Woods Studios, Dies At Age 98
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

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Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Jobsite begins their 2016-17 season with comedian-writer-actor-director-playwright-banjo master Steve Martin's adaptation of the classic German farce originally Die Hose. The Underpants plays Sep. 9 - Oct. 2, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For A TALE OF TWO CITIES Tour
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton are pleased to announce full casting for Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece A TALE OF TWO CITIES, opening at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 10 September 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 14 September, and touring the UK until November. (more...)

Outstanding Music Line-Up at BuskerFest!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Organizers of the 17th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy are pleased to present a rich line-up ofoutstanding musical acts among the more than 100 performers from Canada and around the world performing over Labour Day Weekend, September 2-5 at Woodbine Park in The Beach neighbourhood. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Lineup for A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced the all-star lineup for¬†A Night of Inspiration, an evening of spiritually uplifting music on¬†Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.¬†in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Under the direction of multi-faceted producer, composer, and music director¬†Ray Chew, the special guest artists will include¬†Yolanda Adams,¬†Dionne Warwick,¬†Shirley Caesar,¬†Donnie McClurkin,¬†Richard Smallwood,¬†Cantor Azi Schwartz, and singers from the New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa. Additional guest artists are to be announced. This show is being presented in partnership with Chew Entertainment ¬Ė a full service production company owned by Ray and Vivian Chew. (more...)

J Chen Project's THE SHADOW AND THE LIKE Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

China's Ministry of Culture, Asian Cultural Council, Jerome Foundation, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council have all recently awarded grants to NYC choreographer Jessica Chen with regard to the J CHEN PROJECT's 2016-17 season and debut of The Shadow and The Like. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes With HOLIDAY INN's Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer and Corbin Bleu
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

While it's always great to have exciting new voices writing scores for Broadway musicals, it's also thrilling to hear the classics from long ago that thrilled young audiences in their day. (more...)

Natalie Joy Johnson, Molly Pope and Brian Nash to Bring CABARET FILIBUSTER to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Natalie Joy Johnson, Molly Pope and Brian Nash are finally coming through on their threat to undertake their very own CABARET FILIBUSTER. (more...)

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series Returns toThe Granada Theatre for Its Third Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is pleased to announce the return of The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series for its third season.  This year's series will launch with a screening of the comedy classic, Animal House, on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

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