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TV favourites Paul Nicholls and Jack Ellis Star in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Paul Nicholls (Eastenders), Jack Ellis (Bad Girls) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning) will star in the 2016 UK Tour of The Shawshank Redemption. Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Cast Set for To-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz (She-She-She in Ice Factory Festival; Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, August 19, 2016
by - Jul 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, August 19, 2016! (more...)

Mel Gibson Drama Among Lineup for 73rd Annual Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The line up for the 73rd Venice Film Festival was announced today. Among the films to be featured will be entries directed by Denis Villeneuve, Pablo Larrain, Derek Cianfrance, Tom Ford, and Terrence Malick. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis And Ben Onwukwe To Star In The 2016 UK Tour Of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe will star in the 2016 UK Tour of The Shawshank Redemption. Following a hugely successful 2015 tour, Bill Kenwright's production, inspired by the classic film and based on the short novel by Stephen King, begins performances 31st August at Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

Immersive Show THE GRAND PARADISE Extends Again in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Third Rail Projects announces a third extension of their critically acclaimed THE GRAND PARADISE, a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which visitors travel to a tropical paradise. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! To Light Up Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston Playhouse will present one of Broadway's longest-running hits and the feel-good musical of the season, Mamma Mia! on its MainStage from August 4th- August 20th. (more...)

BWW Feature: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Now Playing in Houston
by Katricia Lang - Jul 27, 2016

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is now playing in Houston! (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR - *Season Premiere* on ABC - Monday, August 1, 2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR - *Season Premiere*, airing on ABC on Monday, August 1, 2016! (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE: MEN TELL ALL on ABC - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE: MEN TELL ALL, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 26, 2016! (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Included in Broadway in Miami 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway Across America - Miami and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County present the 2016 / 2017 Broadway In Miami season featuring: (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)

Casting Announced for Atiha Sen Gupta's COUNTING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East's new season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright and newly appointed Writer in Residence Atiha Sen Gupta. The stage will be transformed into a studio format nightclub installation where you sit on the stage for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director, Pooja Ghai. Doors will open at 715pm for music and a bar on stage to soak up the atmosphere before the show. The experience will start then. Ghai directs Estella Daniels as Sophie and Lanre Malaolu as Abiodun. The production opens on 1 September with previews from 26 August and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Five Episodes of HGTV's FLIP OR FLOP to Showcase Spectacular Backyard Transformations
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

This summer, HGTV will premiere five new episodes of its popular series FLIP OR FLOP that showcase beautiful backyard transformations and outdoor living spaces. (more...)

Disney California Adventure Park Brings Guardians of the Galaxy to a Rocking New Attraction, Opening Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

People's Light Opens Conversations in Fifth Season of COMMUNITY MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Amid the current fractured national landscape - where political and cultural tensions have many people deeply angered, saddened, and retreating to their own ideological camps - the grassroots reading and discussion series, Community Matters at People's Light aims to spark conversation about relevant issues in our community with a diverse array of perspectives and voices. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening, followed by a discussion with community partners, special guests, artists, and audiences. The fifth season of Community Matters features the reading and discussion of plays focused on the American work-force, mental illness, and the representation of race, gender, and sexuality in art. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)


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Winsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, August 12, 2016
by - Jul 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, August 12, 2016! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Scoop: REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO, airing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016! (more...)

The Piano Guys to Play Dr. Phillips Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces the Orlando concert date for internet sensation The Piano Guys. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Drama Series QUEEN SUGAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new original drama series QUEEN SUGAR, from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, executive producer Oprah Winfrey and Warner Horizon Television. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present The Sarasota Ballet, making its Joyce Theater debut with the New York City premiere of A Knight of the British Ballet, a program of works honoring legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, from August 8to 13 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $26-$66 and can be purchased atwww.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris as Jerry Mulligan in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The hit Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Dimitri Kleioris in the role of Jerry Mulligan below! (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The hit Broadway musical An American in Paris welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin. (more...)

PARADISO: Chapter 1, an Immersive Theatrical Escape Room Experience, Debuts Tomorrow in Midtown Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Brace yourself for PARADISO: Chapter 1, a fully-immersive psychological escape room attraction produced by Immersive Escape Productions, LLC, a partnership between acclaimed director and producer, Michael Counts ("The Walking Dead Experience," New York Philharmonic's "Philharmonic 360") and producer, Jennifer Worthington (former SVP of Jerry Bruckheimer Films). Located in Midtown Manhattan, PARADISO debuts this Wednesday, July 20. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

BWW Review: Mesmerizing, Tantalizing PARADISE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 18, 2016

“The word and genre 'opera' is much broader and more inclusive in the 21st century than it was in the past,” says Huang Ruo, composer/co-librettist of PARADISE INTERRUPTED, his mesmerizing, tantalizing opera that was one of the opening selections of this year's Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

SWMRS to Make Network TV Debut Tonight on Late Late Show with James Corden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Bay Area quartet SWMRS will make their network television debut tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Tune in to CBS at 12:37/11:37 C to watch the band perform 'Figuring It Out' off of their debut album Drive North. (more...)

Doodle Jump Launches eSports League
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Lima Sky, the creator of Doodle Jump, today announced the impending launch of a competitive eSports league. The famed game developer also disclosed the selection of San Francisco-based Skillz as its official technology partner for the launch. The Skillz Tournament Management System will be used to organize, officiate and broadcast both player and brand-sponsored tournaments, along with multi-thousand person physical and virtual events. (more...)

Hip; Hop Phenom Yelawolf to Headline Southern-Flavored 'Trial By Fire' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The tour anticipates the release of his third album of the same name, due out later this fall. Highlights include shows at the Brooklyn Bowl (October 18) and New Orleans' legendary Tipitina's (December 3). The complete list of dates can be found below. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Bedlam, Elevator Repair Service and More to Take Part in Access Theater Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Access Theater has announced the companies and artists who will participate in its inaugural RESIDENCY PROGRAM for the 2016-2017 season: Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury), Bedlam (Sense and Sensibility, Saint Joan), Frank Pugliese (House of Cards), Waterwell (w/ Arian Moayed of The Humans), The Drilling Company, New Light Theater Project, Primitive Grace (w/ David Zayas and Paul Calderon), Everyday Inferno, Not Without Rage, The Boom! Agenda Theatre Collective, Kristen Adele, and New Dance Company. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Tuesday, August 2, 2016
by - Jul 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 2, 2016! (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

Villa Punta De Vista to be Featured on TV's Life's A Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/16/2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/16/2016. (more...)

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