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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


Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

BWW Review: MKE's Cold Nights Warm to Berlin's Hot Music at the Stackner's I LOVE A PIANO
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 9, 2016

This season Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stackner Cabaret warms the holidays with the Great American Songbook: A tribute to the incomparable composer Irving Berlin in the musical revue I Love A Piano. When an old forlorn piano with one broken note magically reveals the instrument's history during the performance, Berlin's lyrics and melodies that defined the country's multiple generations play on. In this mesmerizing production filled with more than 50 Berlin songs, the cabaret regales America's 1910's to post World War II eras that stirs memories in the audience's heart and soul. (more...)

Viki Leverages Limelight Networks' CDN to Deliver Movies Over-the-Top to Millions of Viewers Globally
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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Nail-Biting Elections & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a summer season featuring the stage version of a Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie, two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a celebration of America's most beloved composer, for the theatre's 67th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The season will close with an intimate, two-person play on stage for one week only starring a legendary TV couple from a classic hit of the late 80s. (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Youngest Tony-Winner in History, Daisy Eagan, Prepares for Her Return to THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 6, 2016

At eleven years old, Daisy Eagan became (and remains today) the youngest actress ever to win the Tony Award for the Best Performance by A Featured Actress when she dazzled New York audiences as Mary Lennox inThe Secret Garden. (more...)

BrownBox Theatre and Sound Theatre Company to Present Encore Reading of BLACK LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

To celebrate the publication of the play Black Like Us, BrownBox Theatre joins forces with Sound Theatre Company to present an 'encore' staged reading of the Gregory Award Winning Play at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.  Black Like Us is a funny, poignant, and deeply relevant story about the bonds of family, the struggles of identity, and the far-reaching effects of one woman's decision. The play is set in Seattle's Central District neighborhood, not far from the location of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and spans decades of change that have impacted that community.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Folger Theatre Presents THE SECOND SHEPHERDS' PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

This magical retelling of the Nativity story combines beautiful music and a moving story for the holiday season. Revived by Folger Consort from its 2007 production, which the Washington Post called "a lovely seasonal surprise," this engaging medieval mystery play and its festive English music of the period beautifully weaves together the stories of the shepherds, a sheep thief and his cunning wife, and the miracle in a humble manger in Bethlehem. (more...)

Star of Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies hits B.B. Kings this Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards Update - Brooks Ashmanskas, Anthony Rodriguez Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday December 5th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL, directed by Louisa Proske, featuring Tina Benko, Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Rocco Sisto, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Print Room at the Coronet, 25 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 26, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a serious but rewarding take on one of Shakespeare's late plays that raises questions about power and control. (more...)

The Newest Magical, Creative & Educational Gifts for the Family
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Codeta.com Launches in a Trip of New Markets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Time Square Arts Presents COUNTING SHEEP On Time Square Billboards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Times Square Arts presents a visual lullaby for the city in filmmaker and theatrical video artist Tal Yarden's Counting Sheep on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight throughout December. (more...)

TCG Unveils 'Theatre Facts 2015' with Trends on Attendance, Income and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $2.2 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 29.5 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2015, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Based on the annual TCG Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance, and overall fiscal state of the U.S. professional not-for-profit theatre field. (more...)

Surf Rock is Dead to Tour With The Jezabels
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois and Melbourne, Australia, Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg--together Surf Rock is Dead--embody the beachiness of their namesake's genre through a new wave filter. (more...)

NBC Sports Continues Coverage of Notre Dame Football vs. Virginia Tech, 11/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, NBC's live pre-game show. (more...)

The Huntington Continues Commitment to Play Development with the 2016 BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2016 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held December 1 - 4 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 15 November 2016
by Nicky Sweetland - Nov 17, 2016

Stephen Mallatratt's ghoulish adaptation of Susan Hill's infamous ghost story has been frightening London audiences for over twenty-five years and embarked on a UK tour in September. Whilst on its travels the classic play has taken up residence for a spell of haunting at Exeter's Northcott Theatre this week, allowing Devon audiences the opportunity to see the hit show within their locale. Unlike some of the West End's other long running stage offerings, it's easy to see why The Woman in Black has enjoyed such longevity, as the timeless tale remains an utterly thrilling theatrical white-knuckle ride. (more...)

Join In A Fun-Filled Day Of Activities at NJPAC's DAY OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Day Of Swing. Come and celebrate the spirit of swing and the roots of Jazz and Laissez les bon temps roulez! The Day of Swing Community Festival will include: (more...)

Trinity Church Celebrates Christmas With MESSIAH Performance And Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Trinity Church Wall Street's annual performances of Handel's Messiah at Trinity Church have long been a holiday staple in New York City. Five years ago, Trinity branched out to include an annual Messiah performance uptown at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, establishing another holiday tradition. This year, for the first time, the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Director of Music Julian Wachner take their critically acclaimed, historically informed, period-instrument rendition of Handel's most beloved oratorio on the road, first to the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Nov 30) and then to three California cities (Dec 7-10). (more...)

BALLERS: The Complete Second Season Available 1/31 on Blu-ray & DVD
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his boys are back to 'ball out' in Season 2 of the hit HBO comedy Ballers from the team behind the HBO classic Entourage®. Johnson showcases his “movie-star charisma” (The Hollywood Reporter) in the series that looks at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players in sun-soaked Miami. Ballers: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-rayTM and DVD on January 31, 2017 and includes “Inside the Episode” bonus segments that give the play-by-play on all 10 episodes, featuring interviews with executive producer Evan Reilly, star Dwayne Johnson and more. DVD and Blu-ray versions also include a Digital Download. (more...)

Tribeca New Music to Continue 2016-17 Festival Season with THE DEBUSSY EFFECT and EX MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Tribeca New Music continues its 2016-2017 Festival season with a doubleheader concert featuring pianist Kathleen Supove and composer Neil Rolnick as they perform works from their new CDs The Debussy Effect (Supove) and EX MACHINA (Rolnick). (more...)

Festive Folk, Gospel and Ballet on Tap Next Month at The Marlowe Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Festive folk, gospel and ballet are some of the shows on the bill at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

BWW Review: TOSCA at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by - Nov 15, 2016

Tosca is a 'must see' for any lover of opera (more...)

Jazz Fusion Orchestra BANDZILLA to Release New Album BANDZILLA RISES!!!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. (more...)

BWW Interview - Harold Perrineau Talks Contemporary Relevancy of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2016

Talented actor Harold Perrineau speaks exclusively with BWW about the relevancy of this classic story in today's times. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Playwrights Project to Present 32nd Annual Festival of Plays by Young Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Playwrights Project will produce its 32nd annual festival of Plays by Young Writers, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 19 - January 29, 2017. (more...)

WE'RE STILL HERE! A MUSICAL JOURNEY Cabaret Event One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, SRO (Standing Room Only) Theatre will present a glittering musical journey through its 32-year history featuring performances by dozens of former SRO performers, hosted by the legendary Cabot Rea. "We're Still Here! A Musical Journey" is aimed at celebrating the company's long history through the musicals they have produced as well as to pave the way for the rest of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Premieres Hansol Jung's AMONG THE DEAD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

AMONG THE DEAD, a new play by Hansol Jung, will be given its world premiere by the award-winning Asian American Off-Broadway Ma-Yi Theater Company at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC), with its official opening night tonight, November 10th. (more...)

BWW Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Wilmington Drama League is a Dandy
by Rosanne DellAversano - Nov 10, 2016

'I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.' ? Oscar Wilde (more...)

CEOs of Build-A-Bear Workshop to Be Featured on New Episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS, 12/21
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The eighth season of UNDERCOVER BOSS kicks off with two new back-to-back episodes, Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. (more...)

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at ZACH Theatre
by Joni Lorraine - Dec 6, 2016

ZACH's A Christmas Carol isn't the only game in town, ya know? Before Dave Steakley masterminded the mashup of the classic Dickens tale with contemporary hit music there was another staple of the Austin holiday theatre scene, ok? Martin Burke has been doling out shade on the holiday madness by way of David Sedaris' classic SANTALAND DIARIES since William Jefferson Clinton was in office. And there's practically no crying and sentiment and warm fuzzy Christmas cheer to be found in it, thank GOODNESS, fer CRYINOUTLOUD! (more...)

PickUp USA Fitness to Open in Chandler, AZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ PickUp USA Fitness (www.pickupusafitness.com), a full-service basketball-focused fitness club, has announced they will be opening soon in Chandler, AZ. 'I am extremely excited to bring this concept to the valley,' says PickUp USA Owner, Jay Bhakta, an experienced business owner who has owned and operated up to a dozen franchises in Arizona. 'I can't think of a better business that combines my passion for fitness and basketball.' (more...)

FUN HOME's Joel Perez to Lead Workshop of Ned Massey's New Musical THE BATTLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Battles Musical, LLC will present the world premiere of Ned Massey's (Four Messages) Battles in a workshop production, January 27 - February 4 at Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012). (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for the UK premiere of Danai Gurira's The Convert. Following the success of her critically acclaimed Eclipsed, which ran at the Gate in 2015, Gurira's The Convert will open the Gate's Resist! season, a series of plays about rebellion and revolution. (more...)

THE WHITE DEVIL Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their next Revelation Reading tonight, December 5th, at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Seeb Release Music Video For 'What Do You Love' ft Jacob Banks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Norwegian electro pop trio Seeb announce the release of their music video for “What Do You Love” featuring British singer Jacob Banks, out now via Universal Music. (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Begins Tonight Off-Broadway at Fellowship for Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Performances begin tonight for the second production of Fellowship for Performing Arts' (FPA) 2016-17 New York season, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, presented at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

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