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A Red-Hot London Date Set for THE RUBY SLIPPERS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

It enjoyed standing ovations and rave reviews during its sell-out premiere run in the North West last year. And now The Ruby Slippers is on its way to London for a date at one of the hottest theatres in the West End.  The comedy drama about love, friendship and identity will get its debut at the award-winning Arts Theatre West End on Sun 2 July. (more...)

PICNIC WITH THE POPS Shakes It Up with Two Very Different Takes on the Mighty Beethoven 6/23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Whether you like your Beethoven straight up or with a twist, the Columbus Symphony has you covered with back-to-back Picnic with the Pops concerts featuring works from one of the most famous and beloved composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Talks ABC's DIRTY DANCING & Finding an Honest Connection to the Music
by Courtney Savoia - May 22, 2017

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director, Andy Blankenbuehler, has worked on some of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, including Hamilton and In the Heights, and has used movement to connect to the complex and beautiful truth of the human condition. His current project, choreographing the long-anticipated ABC revival of one of the most classic movies of all-time, Dirty Dancing, has allowed Blankenbuehler to keep flexing his artistic muscles, and enter into a world of increased depth and discovery with its cherished characters. Since the original first debuted, Blankenbuehler was moved by its powerful themes of strength, liberation, love, and allowing the art of dance to serve as a powerful voice. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Beginning Thursday, June 1st at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2017-2018 Season of shows go on sale. Building on the success and support the theatre has received over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elhaq Latief, Rising Star in Town!
by Yuliani Supandji - May 22, 2017

For Jakartans' musical aficionados and theater-goers, 'Elhaq Latief' is already a familiar name. He is still young, but he has a long line of theater credits for Directing, Choreographing and Acting. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or (more...)

VIDEO: Wonder Woman and Captain America Join Forces in Fan Video
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017 uncovered a fan-made video that features a cross-over between Captain America and Wonder Woman and it's everything DC and Marvel fans could ask for.  (more...)

Marinas Menu: ON THE ROAD
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2017

With summer coming up, many of our readers are planning day trips and extended vacations. We are going to be hitting the road to talk about some top spots for foodies. Stay tuned to BWW Food & Wine World for feature articles on dining tips and trips. (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

Navy Veteran Producing Military Musical 'DEPLOYED' in Concert for Fleet Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM (Fleet Week) will be hosting the production of Natalie Lovejoys' DEPLOYED: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT. This celebrated new production will perform selections from the show at the INTREPID MUSEUM, Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036 on Sunday, May 28 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm. (more...)

Sold-Out Ars Nova ANTFest Show THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE Adds Club Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The sold out ANT Fest show, The Other Side of Paradise, announces additional performances in NYC's speakeasies and jazz clubs. (more...)

Martin Freeman And Sarah Lancashire In World Première Of James Graham's New Play LABOUR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announce the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph 51 and their acclaimed 2013/14 season, also at the Noel Coward Theatre, and for Headlong with the multi award-winning People Places and Things, 1984 and most recently James Graham's This House. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for BAT OUT OF HELL in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producers David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith announced today that tickets for the North American Premiere of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL will go on sale Wednesday May 24, 2017.  (more...)

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Announces Participants in Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017


SIDF Faces Unprecedented VISA Obstacles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Increased immigration scrutiny and regulations mean the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) is experiencing new challenges and costs when applying for, and securing, visas for visiting artists. Festival director Cyrus Khambatta explains, "We knew this year would be tough, but we didn't know exactly how resourceful we would have to get." Early on, SIDF heard from dancers who were afraid to enter the US and chose not to participate in the festival because of anticipated difficulties. Khambatta continues, "Now that we are just a few weeks from opening, we are seeing their unfortunate predictions come true. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years. (more...)

Joanie Leeds Brings 'Brooklyn Baby!' Show to Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Award-winning kids' musician Joanie Leeds will bring a little bit of Brooklyn to the South Bay with a fun-filled, all-ages Brooklyn Baby! show at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 22 at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA. (more...)

Theater Director Michael Kahn Receives First Annual TENN Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced American theater director, educator, and arts leader Michael Kahn as the recipient of the Festival's first-ever TENN Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at REPRISE by Emmy Winner Eric Maierson at Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory Theater will host the World Premiere of REPRISE, a new American drama written and directed by Emmy Award winner Eric Maierson. The production will star Ken Forman, Tara Westwood and Sean Patrick Folster. Previews begin May 18 with opening night slated for Friday, May 26. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Royal Blood Release Music Video for New Song 'Hook, Line, and Sinker'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

British rock band Royal Blood have released a second track and accompanying music video from their highly anticipated new album 'How Did We Get So Dark?', titled 'Hook, Line, and Sinker'. (more...)

ABT & HCT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Book Drive to Benefit Valley Children
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) are partnering with the Peoria Public Library System and Phoenix Public Libraries for a special Beauty and The Beast Summer Literacy Campaign and Children's Book Drive. Donated books will be distributed to underserved communities throughout the Valley of The Sun. (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jennifer Ehle
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jennifer Ehle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Book Drive Benefits Valley Children
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) are partnering with the Peoria Public Library System and Phoenix Public Libraries for a special Beauty and The Beast Summer Literacy Campaign and Children's Book Drive. Donated books will be distributed to underserved communities throughout the Valley of The Sun. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Playwright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan,Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) announced today that Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) will join the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Will OSLO's Jennifer Ehle Negotiate a Third Tony Award?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

A decade after her last foray on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle is back in the groundbreaking Oslo. Her performance as peace negotiator 'Mona Juul' has brought her back to the Tonys party and she couldn't be more thrilled! (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere All-New Installments of Iconic Series AERIAL AMERICA Beg. 6/4
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

The most expansive aerial series in U.S. television history - AERIAL AMERICA - is going global and local on Smithsonian Channel in all-new episodes, shot exclusively in 4k/Ultra High Definition. (more...)

Jamie Jones Reveals Lineups & Electric Jungle Theme for 2017 Paradise Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Paradise invites you to get lost in the Electric Jungle, an immersive, exotic reality of roaming soundscapes and stunning digital exploration. (more...)

Jamie Jones Reveals Line-Up and Theme for 2017 PARADISE SEASON
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Paradise invites you to get lost in the Electric Jungle, an immersive, exotic reality of roaming soundscapes and stunning digital exploration. (more...)

Chicago Run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Goes on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will go on sale on Friday, May 19. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

Morocco's OASIS Festival Adds Third Wave of Talent for September
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

All eyes will be on Morocco this September as Oasis festival returns to Marrakech for its third edition this September 14-17, 2017 bringing a world-class music line-up to music resort The Source. (more...)

COVER REVEAL! HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 15, 2017

Gregory Maguire, best known for WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was turned into the best-selling Broadway musical Wicked, has struck gold again. Maguire has made a career out of fractured fairy tales, spinning new versions of tales from Lewis Carroll to Hans Christian Andersen to Charles Dickens. This coming fall, he has his eyes set on E.T.A. Hoffman's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, which was adapted by Alexandre Dumas and popularized bycomposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in his now-iconic ballet. The cover and summary were just revealed, and Broadway World is on the scene to give you an inside look at this hot fall release! (more...)

Holy Ship! Announces Details For Two Sailings Back-To-Back In 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hitting the Caribbean Sea for the seventh consecutive year, HOLY SHIP! announces the tenth and eleventh editions of the captivating music cruise, taking place on January 6-10 and January 10-13, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

Nominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017


Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

BARBADOS JAZZ: An Excursion to Paradise with a Purpose
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bigger but simpler. That's the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman's Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.   (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE- 0 on CBS - Saturday, June 3, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE- 0, airing on CBS on Saturday, June 3, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE- 0 on CBS - Friday, June 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE- 0, airing on CBS on Friday, June 2, 2017! (more...)

THIS AMERICAN LIFE's Ira Glass to Bring Storytelling to Massey Hall This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

This Saturday evening, May 13, at Massey Hall, we welcome Ira Glass, the creator, producer & host of the award-winning, iconic weekly public radio program This American Life. Glass returns to Toronto for a unique evening of storytelling. (more...)

Telemundo and Universo 'Shift' Hispanic Media With Innovative Formats & Original Programming
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced a robust lineup of new innovative programming for the 2017-2018 television season, featuring over 850 hours of new formats and multiplatform original content, at a press conference today. (more...)

Oxygen Greenlights 8 New Crime Shows; Acquires DATELINE & More
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Oxygen Media is aggressively expanding its crime programming slate with eight new greenlights, two new series in development and the acquisition of “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” it was announced today by Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Bush Theatre Announces Casting for HIR Starring Arthur Darvill
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold. (more...)

Cast Announced for NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater closes its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

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