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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

BWW Review: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at InterACT Theatre is Fabulous, Baby!
by Gina Sarno - May 9, 2017

This past weekend, interACT Theatre Productions presented 'Sister Act The Musical' at The Baird Community Center in South Orange, New Jersey. The musical is based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy. The musical, written by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner, opened on Broadway in 2011 and closed after 561 performances. Although the musical does not utilize songs from the film, the musical score is comprised of both fun and heartwarming songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. (more...)

2017 Madison Square Music: ABOVE GROUND and SUMMER NIGHTS Lineups Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced the 2017 Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground and Summer Nights lineups on Wednesdays, July 12 through August 16. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The National Theatre's award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is now in its final four weeks, with a last performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Saturday 3 June 2017.    (more...)

The Civilians 2017 'Spring Into Action' Benefit to Honor Oskar Eustis and Hesu Coue-Wilson
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Civilians celebrates 16 years as NYC's investigative theater company at its 2017 Spring Benefit: Spring Into Action at City Winery on Monday, May 22, 2017. (more...)

Mikhail Bulgakov's DEAD MAN'S DIARY: A Theatrical Novel Comes to Life on Stage 5/12- 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Arlekin Players Theatre presents a stage version of Mikhail Bulgakov's unfinished novel Dead Man's Diary: A Theatrical Novel, a memoir that focuses on the author's inexplicable, mysterious, and comical love of the world of theatre. Performances run from May 12 thru June 4 at Arlekin Players' home at 368 Hillside Avenue in Needham. Performances are in Russian with audio-translation in English. (more...)

BWW Previews: GAJAB KAHANI at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 8, 2017

An incredible tale of humanity and perseverance, the play is based on the novel titled 'The Elephant's Journey,' by Nobel laureate late Jose de Sousa Saramago. (more...)

Bobby Newberry Makes a Splash in Pool Party Dance Video 'Rosé All Day'
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

If you're looking for a song to play on repeat this summer, Bobby Newberry's rooftop pool party themed video for “Rosé All Day” really brings the heat. (more...)

Cayuga's Waiters Issue Statement on A Cappella Group's Permanent Dismissal by Cornell University
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Cayuga's Waiters Alumni today released an official statement regarding the dismissal of Cayuga's Waiters a cappella group by Cornell University due to allegations of hazing. The full text is available at (more...)

FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that FADE the 4th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season will run June 1 through June 30, 2017 (please note date correction). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Despite Talented Cast, Lost and Found's OLD NEW YEAR Fails To Find Its Way
by Victoria Ordin - May 5, 2017

OLD NEW YEAR, the latest production of the experimental theater collective Lost and Found (which operates under the National Yiddish Theater Folksbeine umbrella) has both lofty and worthwhile intentions. In fact, reading an interview with producer and curator Anya Zicer after seeing the play on its opening night at Art 345, I was impressed by the innovativeness of the company's 'verbatim' technique, as well as by the attempt to deploy that technique in this particular work. (more...)

American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Youth Ensemble presents a 50-minute abridgement by Jess McLeod and Sarah Slight of the critically acclaimed The Project(s)-a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and originally directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger-July 14 - 23, 2017. Directed by Monty Cole, the production features Youth Ensemble members Latrel Crawford, Danielle Jean-Baptiste, Alex King, Li Luzietti, Jenna Makkawy, Liliana Mastroianni, Azalia Resendiz, Keenya Riley, Ireon Roach, Leah Schiffman, Leojae Steward, and Ervin Tobar. The Youth Ensemble is meeting with Chicago public housing residents originally interviewed for the play, in order to learn more about the documentary theater-making process and help with character development prior to performing the piece. (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Mars Chocolate North America And Wrigley Unveil Over 30 New Product Innovations
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

At the National Confectioners Association (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, industry leaders Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley will share a unified vision of driving growth for customers through three key areas: product innovations, effective activations and selling strategies. Taking center stage at the trade show are several new flavor extensions to consumers' favorite brands, including: Extra Chewy Mints, 5 Gum Mega Packs, M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies, M&M' White Chocolate Candies, Skittles and Starburst Sweet Heat, SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar and TWIX Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars. (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

ICE CREAM to Temper Steamy Nights at Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Nothing says summer like hot weather and ice cream, so who can't get behind steamy nights and an ice cream theme! Seattle's own Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret invites you to its latest effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle, ICE CREAM, the historic venue's kick-off to the summer season. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Identity Theatre to Bring BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS to Brighton Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

This summer, Identity Theatre in association with the Brighton Open Air Theatre invite you to Dennis Potter's remarkable telling of lost childhood innocence, set in the impoverished Forest of Dean during WW2. (more...)

Edwin Sanchez's UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE to Return to New York
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Eddie Sanchez's award-winning play, UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE will be directed by Christopher Olsen and Rosalina Perales, first done in Puerto Rico last year, and now in New York at the Teatro Flamboyan at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center in downtown Manhattan. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (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...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

Adam Ezra Group Releases Fan Produced CD
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

After channeling the elemental energy of their ever-swelling fanbase to carry out what's undoubtedly the band's most ambitious musical mission to date, Adam Ezra Groupis poised to unleash the full force of their 15th album'Hurricane Wind,' which will be released, free of charge for two weeks, through NoiseTrade on Sunday, May 21st. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Orpheum Theater: A Standout Surely Not To Be Forgotten
by Natalie McGovern - May 20, 2017

A jocular song and dance fanfare of melodious merriment and merriment, it's full of quippy one liners and farcical entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of Identity
by Amy Oestreicher - May 20, 2017

'There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.' -Gertrude Stein (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FENCES and More Set for PCPA's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

PCPA's 53rd season continues this summer with dazzling and inspired productions in both Santa Maria and Solvang from June 15 through October 1. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Seeks Submissions for LAB New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Williams Street Repertory, a professional theatre company located in the northwest suburb of Crystal Lake, is excited to announce they are now accepting submissions for their 2017 - 2018 LAB new play reading series! (more...)

Wax'A'Don Drops His Latest Mixtape Project 'Red Bottoms'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Wax'A'Don is neither a rapper nor a singer, but a high powered artist with a powerful message to share. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The National Theatre's today (17 May 2017 ) announced the 34 strong cast for its acclaimed production of War Horse which begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director and Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director Emeritus) rounds up its 2016-2017 Season with three summer programs including HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a critically acclaimed play about the unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, from May 30 - June 25, 2017; SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! The Gospel of Rock. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights' Center Celebrates Playwright & Broadway Director Marion McClinton at 45th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Playwrights' Center held its 45th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2017 at The Blaisdell in Minneapolis. The Center's Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen called the event "a benefit to support the creators, the legacy-builders and innovative theater-makers who transport us through the art of storytelling." Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents the Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays which explore women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman. (more...)

PCPA Announces Additional Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

PCPA's 53rd season continues this summer with dazzling and inspired productions in both Santa Maria and Solvang from June 15 through October 1. (more...)

Judah & the Lion to Make AM TV Debut on ABC's GMA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Judah & the Lion is gearing up to make their National Morning TV debut when they perform their hit single “Take It All Back” on Good Morning America (ABC Weekdays, 7AM) on June 5th. (more...)

FENCES Opens at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, the Long Beach Playhouse presents August Wilson's Fences, a play that examines the effects of one man's regrets and resentment on his family. It is part of Wilson's ten-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle' which observes the African American experience across several decades. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

Highly Sedated Recruit Enigmatic Duo CYA to Rework 'Make Love'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Swedish electronica band Highly Sedated have recruited enigmatic duo CYA to remix their single 'Make Love', out now via Steve Angello's SIZE imprint. (more...)

TCG's 2018 National Conference Will Get a View of the Arch in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that the 28th annual TCG National Conference will take place in St. Louis, MO from June 14 to 16, 2018. (more...)

Green Show Performances Return to OSF 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Free outdoor entertainment returns to the newly renovated "Bricks" June 16 when DanceAbility International takes the Courtyard Stage as the first Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show performers of the season. The Green Show begins with the official opening of the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre and continues through October 15, six nights a week at 6:45 p.m. The full schedule of free performances by local, national and international acts is available here. (more...)

Libby Villari Stars in Benefit Run of ANN, by Holland Taylor
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Sonoma Arts Live just added a second Broadway hit to its Women Who Dare season - first EVITA, which ran to sold- out audiences in January, and now ANN, written by Holland Taylor and starring Hollywood actress Libby Villari. ANN will run on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, as a benefit for Sonoma Arts Live May 17,18,19, 20 and 21. (more...)

KING LIZ to Play Windy City Playhouse Beginning 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," Windy City Playhouse's second show of the 2017 season, playing May 24 through July 16. Under the direction of Chuck Smith, the "fierce and compelling" (The New York Times) production stars Lanise Shelley as Liz Rico, a powerful NBA sports agent vying for a promotion to head her entire company. When Freddie Luna (played by Eric Gerard), a young, talented rookie, comes under her wing, Liz faces the biggest challenge of her career: trust her gut with the new player, or risk everything she's built for herself. The cast of "King Liz" also features Philip Edward Van Lear as Coach Jones, Jackie Alamillo as Gabby Fuentes, Caron Buinis as Barbara Flowers and Frank Nall as Mr. Candy. (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...)

THE IMBIBLE Announces New Brunch Edition DAY DRINKING
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

As rave reviews continue to pour in for THE IMBIBLE: A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING, producers for the show have announced THE IMBIBLE: DAY DRINKING, a new brunch edition of the smash hit musical comedy that serves up a continental breakfast while pouring over the history and social importance of brunch and its most beloved drinks - Bellini's, Bloody Mary's & Irish Coffee - all of which are included in the show, along with a customize-your-own Bloody Mary Bar! (more...)

TCG Publishes Off-Broadway, Broadway and Upcoming West End Play OSLO
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Oslo by J. T. Rogers. The world premiere of the play was produced Off-Broadway at the Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, garnering mass critical acclaim. It transferred to Broadway in the spring of 2017 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater also at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Jason Gerace to Direct SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER as Part of Raven's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The final production of Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 season will be Tennessee Williams' stark and poetic Suddenly, Last Summer. (more...)

Rare, Hand-Drawn Map of DisneyLand Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world's premier animation and Disneyana auction houses, has announced a rediscovered original map of Disneyland co-created by Walt Disney himself when the park was still in its earliest days of inception. (more...)

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