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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

MassRoots Releases 2016 Marijuana Initiative Overview; Polling Indicates Strong Support in Several Key States
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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SinglePoint, Inc. Announces Senate Approval of Daily Fantasy Sports Bill; Predicts DraftFury to Become Top Player in Multi-Billion Dollar DFS Market
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

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Broadway Company Manager Lauren P. Yates Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned the sad news that Broadway company manager Lauren Yates, who worked on Riverdance, Play On!, and Glory Days, has passed away. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Literary Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced Amrita Ramanan as their new Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. She succeeds Lue Morgan Douthit, who has moved into the directorship of the Festival's Play On! program.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - THE HUMANS, The Tonys, and The Future of Theatre In Youth
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jun 28, 2016

With four Tony Awards under its belt, "The Humans" benefitted the most from the awards night as ticket sales spiked-so much so that the highly lauded play will be moving from the smallest theatre on Broadway to a theatre with 500 more seats starting August. (more...)

TCG Releases Revised Edition of THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of a revised edition of Stephen Karam's The Humans, with an updated text and a new foreword by Samuel G. Freedman. The play premiered in November 2014 at the American Theater Company in Chicago, and premiered Off Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company in October 2015. It transferred to Broadway in the winter of 2016 to massive critical acclaim. The Humans earned six nominations for the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016 and won four, including Best Play. (more...)

Sophia Gennusa, Mitchell Sink & More to Star in CAMP ROLLING HILLS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Camp Rolling Hills Musical, LLC/ Center Stage Theatre Company's have announced that Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda - Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre), James Ignacio (The King And I), Mitchell Sink (Elf, Matilda, A Christmas Story), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will lead the company of CAMP ROLLING HILLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz and David Spiegel and music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel and directed by Jill Jaysen. (more...)

National New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2016-17 grant recipients, including the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, four Producer Residencies, and four Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & More to Work with 2016 Freddie G Fellowship Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 7th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 13th - 16th.  The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ("G") Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI).  The four days of classes and activities honor instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

CTG to Continue Free Library Play Readings in Boyle Heights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Center Theatre Group continues its free play reading series with the reading of six plays at three public libraries in Boyle Heights. (more...)

Cedille Records Releases Eighth Blackbird's 'FILAMENT'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Cedille Records, Chicago's independent nonprofit classical music label, has released its first LP, a vinyl edition of new-music ensemble Eighth Blackbird's FILAMENT, which won a 2016 GRAMMY for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. (more...)

Louis Jenkins & Mark Rylance's NICE FISH Finds Venue Across the Pond; Announces Fishy Deal
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2016

NICE FISH, written & adapted by and starring BRIDGE OF SPIES Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is swimming from Brooklyn to London this fall. The production will play the Harold Pinter Theatre beginning November 15, directed by Claire van Kampen. (more...)

AGS Continues its Growth Momentum with Regulatory Approval in Mississippi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

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Inaugural Class of Shanghai Orchestra Academy Graduates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

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BWW Review: Magnificent THE GRAVEYARD Confirms Philip Rademeyer as One South Africa's Greatest Contemporary Playwrights at NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 5, 2016

What happens when your parents' legacy is one of violence, alcoholism and abuse? That question is at the heart of THE GRAVEYARD, Philip Rademeyer's magnificent new play for the Rust Co-Operative. (more...)

Josh RH Daveta to Bring TEENAGE DREAMS to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

After a sell-out debut season at Brisbane Powerhouse, Josh RH Daveta is bringing his brand new cabaret, Teenage Dreams to Melbourne. (more...)

Megan Hilty Headed to Martha's Vineyard This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The inaugural season of Broadway at The Performing Arts Center brings six of Broadway's leading ladies - and two of its leading men - to its new concert series on Martha's Vineyard this summer, produced by Mark Cortale. Debuting at the venue this month, Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's 'Smash' and Broadway's 'Wicked' and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of 'Noises Off', will perform on Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The hotly anticipated 2016 debut season will also include superstars Vanessa Williams on July 9, Kristin Chenoweth on August 14, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson on August 22, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman on August 29, and Patti LuPone on September 2. The concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information please visit http://www.vineyardbroadway.com/ or call 800 838-3006. (more...)

PLAY ON THEATRE Launched for Canadian Theatre Creators
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

In the fall of 2016, theatre maven and master teacher Adam Lazarus will launch Play On Theatre. Focusing solely on supporting artists developing new work, Play On Theatre is a completely unique performance training centre in Canada. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Luciana's Outlook: A Stage Manager's Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jul 25, 2016

This week, we call our attention to a position that is necessary for any production to run smoothly. Whether it be a play or musical, professional or community, no production is complete without a stage manager. They keep you organized and aren't afraid to take that script from you when you were supposed to be off book last week. They are a wealth of knowledge, glue that keeps the show together. Here at the West Haven Council on the Arts/ Theater West, our stage manager for The Comedy of Errors is Dana Kaplan. (more...)

Pokemon GO Now on PC with KOPLAYER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Milk
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2016

We speak to Ross Dunsmore, writer of Milk which is part of TravFest at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR and BECOMING DR. RUTH at the Mendocino Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Buyer & Cellar and Becoming Dr. Ruth play on alternating days, beginning on July 28th through September 4th.  Six Sunday matinees and four Wednesday evening performances are included in the run, with a discount available when purchasing both shows.  Please check the theatre website, mendocinotheatre.org to see performance dates and times or call the box office at 707-937-4477.  Mendocino Theatre Company is located at 45200 Little Lake Road in Mendocino, on the beautiful grounds of the Mendocino Art Center.  Don't miss these delightful plays! (more...)

The Sound to Present World Premiere Play FOR ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Sound will present the world premiere play For Annie, written by Beth Hyland and directed by Rebecca Willingham. (more...)

Erin Mackey to Lead Reading of Christine Toy Johnson's PAPER SON at Guthrie Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

A reading of PAPER SON, a play written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson (currently playing 'Bloody Mary' in SOUTH PACIFIC at the Guthrie Theater), will be presented on Monday, August 8 at 7 pm in the Guthrie's Kitchak Lounge, 818 S. 2nd Street, Level 3, Minneapolis, MN. (more...)

Children's Garden Reblooms at Atlanta Botanical Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kids and parents have anxiously awaited the reopening of the Children's Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and with good reason. The wildly popular attraction, closed for nearly a year for renovations, offers quite a few new features, and families can finally check out many of them. (more...)

Telemundo Ranks #1 Among Spanish-Language TV for 3rd Consecutive Weeknight
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Fueled by last night's historic evening of three primetime premieres, “MarTres,” TELEMUNDO ranked #1 among Spanish-language TV for a third consecutive weeknight during 7pm-11pm, averaging 1,757,000 among total viewers (more...)

Broadway Musicians to Play 'La Marseillaise' in Times Square to Honor Nice Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

A week, almost to the hour, since the horrific Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, France, Broadway musicians and other NYC professional musicians will gather tomorrow, July 21st, at 5:30 p.m. to play French anthems in Times Square. (more...)

Bazooka Candy Teams with 20th c Fox on ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE This Summer
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of The Topps Company, Inc., is bringing more fun and entertainment to candy fans with the announcement of its latest partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and the upcoming summer movie event ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, hitting theaters July 22 nd (more...)

BWW Review: Witty and Goofy, WHISTLE STOP a Playful Riff on the Meet-Cute
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2016

WHISTLE STOP, Ameera Patel's play about a brief encounter between a man and a woman in a park, is being revived at the National Arts Festival by Dark Laugh Theatre Company and Hijinks Theatre this year. Having won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2014, the play is an absurd take on the meet-cute trope that is a staple of romantic comedies. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

HEDWIG Star Taye Diggs Signs On for Season 3 of Hit Drama Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Taye Diggs, most recently seen on Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, has signed on for the third season of FOX's hit drama series EMPIRE. (more...)

Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Join Line-Up for The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, a summer concert series dedicated to bringing world class artists up close and musical to its audiences in the Pocono Mountains, will hold its seventh annual season July 29th through August 7th at various locations in the Pocono region. (more...)

BWW Review: Synetic Theater Brings Back a TWELFTH NIGHT to Remember
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 18, 2016

Originally earning 11 Helen Hayes nominations and audience acclaim in 2014, Synetic Theater's silent 1920s-style take on TWELFTH NIGHT is re-staged this season - which is not a moment too soon. In a winning blend of quirky vintage comedy and surprising emotional depth, this production manages to reinvent Shakespeare in a way that's so energetic, it could never be called tired. (more...)

Power Up to Play On: Sprint Stores Offer 50 Percent Off Mophie Power Packs to Ensure Uninterrupted Pokemon Go Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

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WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Discussion on August 24th at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

Sun Valley Downs Nampa, Boise Beats Eagle at Idaho Improv League
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Standings crowd further as Sun Valley downs Nampa, and Boise beats Eagle at the Idaho Improv League. (more...)

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR TROUSERS to Open This Summer at Stage Coach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

'When Did You Last See Your Trousers': A British Farce by Ray Galton and John Antrobus is playing through September 10th at Stage Coach Theatre. Based on a story by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the production is directed by Karl Gautschi.  (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Williams Street Rep's Lab Series Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Williams Street Repertory is excited to announce the 2016/2017 Season of LAB Series. WSR's LAB Series is dedicated to showcasing new scripts, giving the audience an artist's perspective of the play on-the- page. The goal of the series is to offer a public forum, bringing audiences and theatre artists together to share and discuss a wide range of exciting new work. The company hopes to produce a LAB Series reading as a Mainstage production each year. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Kicks Off Music Series with Germany's Auryn Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Performing together for the past 35 years, the dynamic and mesmerizingAuryn Quartet makes its Segerstrom Center debut on Tuesday, October 11in Samueli Theater for an evening of chamber music that The Cleveland Plain Dealer declares, “[is] in the European tradition that blends elegance of sound with seamless phrasing and clarity of detail.” Having recorded all 68 of Haydn's quartets, naturally the evening will include a selection by the composer, Haydn's String Quartet Opus 77/1 G Major. The program continues with Bartók's String Quartet No. 2, Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet and Mozart's String Quartet K. 465 “Dissonance.” The Auryn Quartet includes Matthias Lingenfelder, violin; Jens Oppermann, violin;Stewart Eaton, viola and Andreas Arndt, cello.  (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s THE TEMPEST Set for August in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Sets CATS as 11th Annual Summer Musical Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 11th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals.  (more...)

NBC Sports Group Teams with Whistle Sports for 145th OPEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In conjunction with its inaugural year as the exclusive U.S. television rights holder of The Open (July 14-17), NBC Sports Group worked in collaboration with Whistle Sports, a digital sports media company with a network of more than 400 sports social influencers creating content across social, digital and TV platforms. (more...)

Road to ULTRA Hong Kong's First Ever Lineup is Out
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Having built a reputation for producing some of the most electrifying lineups in the festival scene, ULTRA Worldwide has pulled out all the stops for the debut edition of Road to ULTRA Hong Kong, as they reveal their full list of EIGHT international superstars set to grace the event on September 17, 2016. (more...)

Good Vibes and Family Fun at 4th Annual Levitate Music And Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Despite the pending rain, tickets for this year's Levitate Music and Arts Festival (LMF) sold out a week prior to the festival. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

BORIS: WORLD KING Rewritten to Reflect Brexit for Edinburgh Fringe Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Following a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and an acclaimed West End transfer, BORIS: WORLD KING returns to Edinburgh in a brand new version rewritten to reflect recent events surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF's CAMP ROLLING HILLS Gives Sneak Preview at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Camp Rolling Hills Musical, LLC/ Center Stage Theatre Company welcome Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda- Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre), James Ignacio (The King And I), Mitchell Sink (Elf, Matilda, A Christmas Story), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story) in CAMP ROLLING HILLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz and David Spiegel, music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel and directed by Jill Jaysen. The cast previewed the show at last night's BROADWAY SESSIONS, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Pop-Up Blues Festival to Debut in the OC at Blue Beet This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Blind Lemon Peel 'Pop-Up Blues Festival,' makes its Orange County debut when it comes to the Blue Beet, 107 21st Place, Thursday, July 7. (more...)

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