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Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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FAVOURITE SINS AND CHOCOLATE BARS - SONGS BY ALEX JAMES ELLISON, ROBERT GOULD & FRIENDS at The Union Theatre, October 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Brighton-born actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who recently supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour, will present a concert of songs with his music performed by himself and some special guests from the world of  West End musical theatre at the new Union Theatre on Sunday October 2. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe to Offer Fresh Take on THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, offers a fresh new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." (more...)

MURDER BALLAD Gets Steamy West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Sidecountry Theatre (SCT) is excited to present the West Coast premiere of Murder Ballad.  Murder Ballad is Sidecountry Theatre's (SCT) second production, following 2014's acclaimed and popular Passing Strange which was presented as part of ACT's Central Heating Lab program (now ACTLab). (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen Leads SHE LOVE ME at Menier This Christmas
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Scarlett Strallen will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to lead the company of SHE LOVES ME this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Soap Star Peter Reckell Joins the Cast of THE FANTASTICKS!
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2016

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical THE FANTASTICKS in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. This isn't the first time the he's performed in the show. Mr. Reckell played the role of The Mute (and covered The Boy) 35 years ago, in the Sullivan Street Production. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) - founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations - announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an insider's look at how new operas are made, featuring concert readings of operas in development at ALT, including The Halloween Tree, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant. The season concludes with the return of the critically acclaimed ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert, celebrating the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater's innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Tickets are available at www.altnyc.org. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Dean Regan Returns To Palm Desert's Arthur Newman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Les Michaels' Sundays in Summer Series welcomes the award-winning performer, Dean Regan in 'Give My Regards to Broadway' on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2 PM at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. Staged as a cabaret style concert, Dean's show is full of classic songs and new tunes currently on Broadway and features Charlie Creasy on piano. Tickets are available at the door for $11 cash only. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Announces the Cast of PRECIOUS NONSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company's second show of the 2016/2017 season isPrecious Nonsense by Rachel Lampert directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, on stageOctober 16- November 8. (more...)

Half Hour Call Podcast with Chris King Welcomes TV and Broadway Choreographer Joshua Bergasse
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Sep 15, 2016

This episode, I was able to meet up with Josh at his home. I haven't seen Josh in a couple of years so it was great to catch up! We talk about growing up in his mother's studio and how it has shaped his career today. Josh always thought he was going to take over his mother's studio and never in his wildest dreams believed he would be where he is today. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, offers a fresh new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Pirates of Penzance.' This perennial audience favorite tells the story of a pirate named Frederic, who at the age of 21, has completed his apprenticeship and is ready to seek his fortune as an upstanding citizen. Opens Nov. 11, 2016. (more...)

It's High-Seas Hijinx as CCA's 2016-17 Gile Series Debuts on October 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Long before Johnny Depp swaggered his way across the Caribbean, a band of swashbuckling (but tenderhearted) pirates set hearts aflutter with their high seas hijinks. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP)' Pirates of Penzance will explode across the Capitol Center mainstage on Friday, October 21, 2016, with damsels in distress, a brash Pirate King, a delightfully dotty Major-General, and a score you will hum all the way home.  This lavish production is the first free William  H. Giles concert performance of the CCA's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Will Appear as a Guest on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.   (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. As the Frederick-area's only year-round producing professional theatre, Way Off Broadway is always looking for shows to please audiences of all ages. With that in mind, the theatre's producers have announced Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2016

On Monday Nights the Pirates in 'Pirates of Penzance' (the mega hit now playing at Barrington Stage Company) are resting but the set on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield was the perfect setting for one of the theatre's most perfectly matched couples.  (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2016

On Monday Nights the Pirates in 'Pirates of Penzance' (the mega hit now playing at Barrington Stage Company) are resting but the set on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield was the perfect setting for one of the theatre's most perfectly matched couples.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Adaptation Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (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...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series Features Veteran Professional Roy Alan In A Tribute To Fred Astaire
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Winter Park Playhouse Artistic Director and veteran professional performer, Roy Alan, premieres his solo cabaret Astaire Way To Paradise September 21 and 22, 2016 in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Music Director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano.  (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (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...)

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...)

BWW Feature: SWEENEY TODD Star Sarah Rice Returns to Solo Cabaret
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2016

Broadway and opera performer and multiple award winner Sarah Rice is in her first solo cabaret act since 2013 -- with a pianist, David Vernon, and her Theremin all at her side. (more...)

The PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sails Into Corona Featuring ROBERT HOYT & LANCE GALGON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

OBCTheater presents the classic Musical Comedy The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, August 25 - 28th, 2016. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

DINNER AT THE TWITS Announces More Casting and Further Menu Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground and The Game's Afoot, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, are delighted to announce further menu details and casting for Dinner at the Twits, a gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from 4 September - 30 October at The Vaults, London. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview 'Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell Returns to His Theater Roots in THE FANTASTICKS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2016

Many years ago he played the role of The Mute and Matt in the Sullivan Street Production of THE FANTASTICKS. Today, Reckell speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and rewards of returning to the stage after a thirty-five year absence! (more...)

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

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