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STAGE TUBE: Bill Maher Uses MY FAIR LADY to Show the Evolution of Gender Stereotypes Since 1950s
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

This week on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, the host used footage from the 1964 film adaptation of MY FAIR LADY to highlight the evolution of gender stereotypes since the 1950s. Check out the full clip below! (more...)

MOTHERSTRUCK! to Open Greenhouse Theater Center's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

'MotherStruck!,' written and performed by Staceyann Chin, co-produced in New York by Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Dragotta and Culture Project, and originally directed by Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon begins Greenhouse Theater Center's 'Solo Celebration' at the Greenhouse (2257 N Lincoln Ave). (more...)

All-Star Cast Announced for CINDERELLA at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Producer and recent inmate on Channel 10's 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' BONNIE LYTHGOE has finished casting her next fabulous pantomime CINDERELLA that will be delight audiences at Sydney's State Theatre from Friday 1 to Sunday 17 July. (more...)

James C. Nicholson Shares THE NOTORIOUS JOHN MORRISSEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

From gang member, political muscle, and prizefighter to New York State Senator, United States Congressman, and industry leader of the sport of kings—John Morrissey (1831–1878) was all of these and more. When the Morrissey family arrived in America in 1831, there were not many open doors for Irish immigrants, but he did not let his bloodline stop him. He was the kind of man who would challenge the infamous William Poole, better known as “Bill the Butcher,” just to make a name for himself. Morrissey knew that when there was an opportunity, he had to take it. This bravado led to more than one brush with death, but also to wealth and prestige. (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Borromeo String Quartet, 6/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet on Sunday, June 12th (3PM) performing a program of Bach, Ravel, and Beethoven. This weekend also marks the start of the popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series (6:30pm). Connecticut's favorite jazz band, The Galvanized Jazz Band opens the series! The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians, first-time guests, the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the incredibly talented artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

NEC's Cutting Edge Playhouse 2016 Emerging Playwrights Competition Begins This June
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Beginning in June 2016, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will deepen its commitment to discovery, development and presentation of superior theatre with four consecutive weekends of exciting and innovative productions showcasing up-and-coming Black playwrights. The Emerging Playwrights Competition is NEC's 2016 Pilot Project, marking NEC's return to the solid and impressive development and training format that established the company as an American theatre icon for over three decades. Performances will take place June 9th through July 3rd at LaMaMa ETC in The Downstairs theatre, 66 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003. To purchase tickets visit The Negro Ensemble Company website at www.necinc.org or by phone by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111 Monday thru Friday 9-9 & Saturday and Sunday 10-8. For further information and group rates call the NEC office at 212-582-5860. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome The South Shore Trio, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents an afternoon of chamber music and chocolate with The South Shore Trio, on Sunday, June 5 at 3pm, as part of the On the Stage Series. This event is sponsored by Chocolate Springs. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets 9th Annual ANT Fest Lineup, Kicking Off 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to announce the line-up for its 9th Annual ANT Fest, which features new work from 42 trail-blazing artists over a four-week festival, June 6-30. This celebration of new, independent live entertainment is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of brand new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. (more...)

Adult Swim Announces Multi-Platform Programming for 2016-17
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable's #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Broadway's Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

During the past several years, PRiMA Theatre, a non-profit organization that produces theatrical experiences at a variety of venues in the region, has brought some of musical theatre's top actors and vocalists to the area. This upcoming season boasts a bevy of Broadway's biggest stars. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Joanna Gleason and Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason and actor/director Austin Pendleton will join ON MADELINE KAHN, a panel on the life and career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm at New York City's 92nd Street Y. (more...)

THE WRONG ROAD HOME by Ian O'Connor Released Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Pegasus Publishing & Entertainment Group announces the upcoming release of THE WRONG ROAD HOME by Ian A. O'Connor.  (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Drama Book Shop Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below with Penny Fuller, The Skivvies & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Over the weekend, stars of stage and shop employees gathered for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop at Feinstein's/54 Below. Check out photos from the night below! (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical CINDERELLA, 4/23 & 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Yorktown Stage Presents a Children's Musical "Cinderella.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 21-27, Featuring The Skivvies and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas CD Release 'Human Heart'; Sondheimas; 54 Celebrates David Bowie; The Skivvies; and A Benefit for the Drama Book Shop. (more...)

54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Casting announced for The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Press night: Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pm. Run: Friday 22 April - Saturday 21 May 2016. (more...)

Historic Regent Theatre Announces Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

? In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was President and Europe was in the thick of World War I.  The State of Montana elected the first woman representative in Congress and the U.S. National Park Service was created by an act of Congress.  Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mae Marsh were some of the entertainment stars of the day, appearing on marquees across the country.  In the midst of the silent film era, the Regent Theatre first opened its doors on April 24, 1916. A state of the art theater at the time, it was said "There is no city or town that can boast of a more beautiful motion picture theatre."  (more...)

Dr. Henry Maurice Goldman Biography Revealed in New Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Dr. Henry Maurice Goldman grew up in a blue-collar section of Boston, and he rose to the rank of Captain in the United States Army and benefitted from an Ivy League education to become a prominent dental educator. The school he founded carries his name and was dedicated to his memory: The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Segerstrom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement running April 19 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

Bay Area Musicians to Commemorate Life of Herbert Bielawa, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The life, work and legacy of beloved and prolific Bay Area composer, pianist, conductor and educator Herbert Bielawa (1930-2015) will be celebrated in a concert of his music Friday, April 29, at 8 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. Among other accomplishments, Bielawa served on the music faculty of San Francisco State University for 25 years, where he founded the contemporary music ensemble Pro Musica Nova, created electronic and computer music studios, instigated ground-breaking programs and curricula and was an indefatigable champion of new music. Admission to the concert –which spans 50 years of Bielawa's work--is free of charge and the public is invited to celebrate this remarkable artist, whose contributions to the Bay Area and American musical scenes have been substantial.  (more...)

New, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of the dazzling romance, CYRANO, a new sprightly adaptation by Michael Hollinger (Opus) and Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen) of Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

Author William Madison Set for ON MADELINE KAHN at 92 St Y, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

New York City's 92nd Street Y will present "On Madeline Kahn," a panel on the life & career of MADELINE KAHN (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of WILLIAM V. MADISON'S biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi). The event will be moderated by frequent 92nd Street Y host & 5-time Billboard Award-winner VALERIE SMALDONE.     (more...)

BWW Review: Rumer Willis Channels Smoky Chanteuses in Café Carlyle Debut
by David Clarke - Apr 9, 2016

Actress/singer Rumer Willis returns to New York City with her spellbinding debut at Cafe Carlyle. Having previously wowed New York audiences as Roxie in Broadway's CHICAGO and at Feinstein's/54 Below, Willis' sultry instrument and chanteuse aura melds her youthful energy with the reverence for music that is associated with this historic venue. (more...)

PANTOMIME Returns to the London Palladium With CINDERELLA, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer, today announces that for the first time in nearly three decades they are bringing pantomime 'home' to the magnificent London Palladium in the very heart of Theatreland. A magical production of the classic Rags-to-riches tale Cinderella will be transformed into a breath-taking family extravaganza with glittering sets made especially for this iconic West End stage. The production will run from Friday 9 December 2016 until Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Lara Mulcahy Joins Cast of CINDERELLA at Sydney's State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Producer and recent inmate on Channel 10's 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' BONNIE LYTHGOE today announced she has cast award winning actress LARA MULCAHY to play 'Fairy Godmother' in her upcoming Pantomime CINDERELLA at Sydney's State Theatre from Friday 1 to Sunday 17 July.  (more...)

South Shore Trio to Bring FROM RICHES TO RAGS to The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents an afternoon of chamber music and chocolate with The South Shore Trio, on Sunday, June 5 at 3pm, as part of the On the Stage Series. This event is sponsored by Chocolate Springs. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

BWW Review: The Marriott Lincolnshire Takes EVITA To An Intimate Stage
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 22, 2016

Capturing the renowned musical retelling of Eva Peron-Argentinian fashion icon, pop culture staple and political powerhouse-is no small task for any theater. Combine that with the incomparable music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the deeply dynamic lyrics of Tim Rice and you've got Broadway-sized shoes to fill. This season, the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater decided to take on this challenging show, setting the classic rock opera 'in the round'; and it was well-worth it. (more...)

Roberto Burle Marx Exhibition Opens 5/6 at the Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

From Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Beach,throughout Brazil and around the world, the innovative and prolific work of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) has made him one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century.  (more...)

Tony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tony Bennett's given name, Benedetto, means 'blessed' in Italian! (more...)

BLUE-EYED ARABS OF THE NORTH is Now Available in Digital Editions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Forty-three-year-old Katie, an American divorcée, is newly married to Norwegian civil engineer Olaf Hammerstrøm. He is much older and is a kind and understanding man, but there's little spark in their marriage. Olaf is her third husband and she really wants the marriage to work, but about the only thing the two have in common is their religion. (more...)

Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment are thrilled to announce Scottish comedy legend Gregor Fisher will be reuniting with his Rab C. Nesbitt co-star Tony Roper in the godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. Also returning to the stage due to popular demand is Capital FM presenter Des Clarke marking his fifth consecutive year in the King's legendary panto. The Rags to riches tale of Cinderella makes its tenth appearance in the history of the King's traditional pantomime from Friday 2 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY Part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' June Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will present a new premiere every Sunday night this June featuring an all-star lineup of four original mystery movies (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Broadway Composer Stephen Schwartz to Take Part in PRiMA Theatre Concert in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Award-winning Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz joins Lancaster's finest talent to highlight his expansive library of hit shows in a concert on Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Stephen Schwartz on THIRTEEN's American Songbook at NJPAC, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will air on THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Sunday, 4/17 at 1pm on THIRTEEN; and 3:30pm on WLIW21. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its record-breaking 87th Anniversary Season beginning Sunday, June 5th! (more...)

Cynthia Nixon and More to Helm Greenhouse's SOLO CELEBRATION! 12-Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Today, Jacob Harvey, Artistic Director of the Greenhouse Theater Center, announced the 12 plays that will be presented as part of the 'Solo Celebration!' series, running June 2016 - February 2017, including new works from acclaimed Chicago-based playwrights including Isaac Gomez, Brett Neveu, Douglas Post, Susan Padveen and Philip Dawkins (who will also be performing his solo work). (more...)

GayCo Productions to Host 20th Anniversary Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Put your glad Rags on and join GayCo for 3 hours of a roaring good drinking time 20's style. This year GayCo Productions turns 20 years old and we need your help for 20+ more. Get all dolled up and bring your friends, the Big Cheese, Flappers, cool cats and Fellas. (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Announces 2016 Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab:  Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, directed by Kent Nicholson; and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, directed by Mark Brokaw. The 2016 Institute, which runs June 12-25 at Yale School of Drama, will culminate with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 24 and 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at Lakewood Cultural Center
by colin roybal - Apr 1, 2016

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