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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

More Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The MUNY
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2016

Footage of opening night of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's, Fiddler on the Roof, at The Muny in St. Louis, MO, featuring a previously unheard song by the show's composers! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Today, producer, John Frost, announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production ofDream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from the September 22nd for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

Photo Flash: TOM SAWYER at Playhouse South
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a musical comedy based on the novel by Mark Twain. The musical is the story of a fourteen-year- old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain's novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and Huckleberry Finn. Along the way he meets a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom's bratty half-brother Sid, and all the other boys and girls in the village. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

DIVA Set to Appear at 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Meet June, a brilliant, bold, brassy, bad-ass opera singer, given to singing to her dead stuffed cat, reminiscing about her lurid love life, consuming vast amounts of vodka, and chastising her lousy ex-husband. Once famous and celebrated, June is down on her luck. She's lost her man, her looks, her career, her cat, and now she's on the verge of losing her marbles. Agoraphobic and unable to leave her apartment, she turns to her booze, her pills, her dead stuffed cat and her trusty vibrator Mr Buzzy for solace. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Sam Lips, SuEllen Estey and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from July 27 through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Rhythm! First Look at CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from tonight, July 27, through August 17 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...)

VIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The Mint Theater Company brings back a forgotten work from one of England's most popular 1950s playwrights. (more...)

Playhouse South Presents THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Playhouse South Presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Book by Ken Ludwig, Music& Lyrics by Don Schlitz. Based on the novel by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

Independent Record Label Artist Vernon Neilly Leaps Into Billboard Top 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Boosweet Records, the award winning independent label based in Southern California, a few weeks ago released the new video 'They Don't Care' by Vernon Neilly. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Extends through August 7th at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to the addition of five additional performances of … A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O'Connell.  A Chorus Line opened last Saturday and will continue through August 7th on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.  (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

BWW Interview: Caroline Sheen on CRAZY FOR YOU at the Watermill
by Jenny Ell - Jul 15, 2016

Caroline Sheen is one of our busiest and most popular musical theatre actresses. She has an unbelievable string of credits to her name including the title role in Mary Poppins, Fantine/Eponine in Les Miserables, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Jennifer in the Original Cast of The Witches of Eastwick. She is currently in rehearsals for Crazy For You where she is playing Polly alongside Tom Chambers as Bobby. BWW:UK catches up with Caroline to chat about her time so far at the Watermill. (more...)

Photo Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network Theatre
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 15, 2016

Pictures of NO QUARTER by Jamie Scott-Smith (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway veteran Kirby Ward will direct and star in Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's Crazy for You, George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy about a 1930's playboy who just wants to dance.  Crazy for You is the final production in the company's 48th consecutive summer season and will run for 8 performances from August 4-14, 2016 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  In addition to directing, Ward will reprise his spectacular Olivier Award-nominated role as "Bobby Child", the part he originated for the 1993 London premiere.  This high energy production will also star Broadway veteran Beverly Ward (Epic Proportions, Billy Elliot ) as "Polly Baker."  The family-friendly show features flashy tap dance numbers and such memorable songs as 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'Embraceable You' and 'I Got Rhythm." Original choreography by Susan Stroman reproduced by Eileen Grace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street). (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Aug 1 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse's beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

BWW Interview: SALENA WHALEN-STALKER Taps Her Way to the Stage
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 12, 2016

While some of the subjects of my 'Actors Around Town' series have been performing since they were kids, others decided to step out of the box and try their hand at acting later on in life. This is the story of someone who was a little later than some to the realization of her dreams to perform. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?The beautiful music of immortal songsmiths, George and Ira Gershwin will remind audiences of simpler times at The Round Barn Theatre stage with the Tin-Pan Alley inspired Musical Crazy for You. This riotously entertaining production is sure to have audiences singing along to over two dozen Gershwin Brothers classics, such as "Embraceable You", "I Got Rhythm", and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and enchanting theatre-goers with a classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, and sentiment.  (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

TexARTS Opening Friday with ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour,The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runsAugust 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATS
by Bob Rizzo - Aug 9, 2016

After her breakout performance as Ruby in last season's toe-tapping revival of Dames At Sea, Eloise Kropp joins a cast of exceptional dancers and singers in the new Broadway revival of CATS. CATS marks Eloise's third Broadway show in just two years, having also danced in the ensemble of the hit revival of On The Town. But it was her expert tap dancing skills in Dames that really put her on the map. In her big number 'Star Tar,' she executed lightning fast and intricate tap rhythms worthy of Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller from MGM's musical heyday. (more...)

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by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016. (more...)

Noel Coward's HOME CHAT To Have Its First UK Production In 90 Years
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

'I am shirking off the chains that have shackled me for so long - I have suddenly come to realise that I am a woman - a living, passionate, pulsating woman - it never occurred to me before.' (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Four King Cousins to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with LA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Polly O. Entertainment will proudly present THE FOUR KING COUSINS: SUNSHINE POP! a live concert event celebrating the vocal group's 50th anniversary and showcasing their powerhouse four-part harmonies on Thursday, August 11, at 8:30 pm at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Lefra Produksies to Visit Kimberley's Gariep Arts Festival with Two Top Productions!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Lefra Produksies bring twee top produksies na die Gariep Kunstefees op Kimberley op 2 en 3 September vanjaar!  Kom skaterlag vir Lefra Produksies se skreeusnaakse klug Daa' Gaat die Bruid! op Saterdag, 3 September om 11:00, 15:00 en 18:00.  Hennie Smit en Arina de Witt vermaak in As Drome Vlerke Kry op Vrydag, 2 September om 16:00.  Beide produksies speel in die Newtonteater op die gronde van die Newton Primere Skool op die hoek van Halkettweg en Conradstraat.  Besprekings kan gedoen word deur Computicket te skakel by 0861 915 8000 of bespreek aanlyn www.computicket.com.  Besoek gerus ook www.lefra.com vir meer inligting.  Al die produksies word aangebied met die trotse ondersteuning van Christo Strydom Nutrition, Stuttaford van Lines, RSG, Sounds Good en McCarthy Volkswagen Arcadia. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROUNDABOUT, Park Theatre, 25 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 26, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival that invites comparisons between the Britain of the 1930s and 2010s, but runs out of narrative energy and character credibility (more...)

Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading nonprofit theatre companies has announced today that Executive Producer/CEO Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who has been a key member of the company's leadership team for almost 20 years, has decided to depart at the end of September 2016 to pursue new career opportunities. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 5-11, featuring John Pizzarelli and The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas Returns to Birdland in 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder', Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to the work of N.C. Hunter. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Little Lord's NOW IS THE TIME at Abrons Arts Center October 19 - November 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE is the latest junk spectacular from the company that brought you 2015's sold-out New York Times Critics' Pick BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS. Rip Van Winkle + Borscht Belt ruins + Existential Horror Show, NOW IS THE TIME is an epic treatise on trying to leave one's mark on a world that never stands still. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Madcap Comedy Of Britain's Favourite Worst Hotel Comes To Life In The World Premiere Of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE.
by Jade Kops - Aug 21, 2016

The much loved British Television Series is given a new life in John Cleese's stage adaptation of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

BBC Drama LINE OF DUTY, SERIES 3 Debuts on DVD 8/9
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The critically acclaimed BBC drama, LINE OF DUTY, SERIES 3, returns with six more riveting episodes debuting on DVD on August 9, 2016 from Acorn (more...)

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP Lightens Up A Rainy August
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 18, 2016

ALL SHOOK UP is just the right antidote for all the rain, politicking and back to school mayhem at the moment. Go see. It's fun. (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2016 schedule, featuring CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Big Band, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Cookers, Coltrane Revisited, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. (more...)

Two Dramas to Close PCPA's 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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Photo Flash: texARTS Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), Russel Taylor (St. George's Theatre, London, Romeo and Juliet), Daniel Cline (Austin Theatre Project, The Rocky Horror Show), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Will Premiere ROOTABAGA COUNTRY, Nov. 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was selected over 12 other submissions. This will be the sixth opera commissioned by the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)

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