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Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (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...)

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...)

The Daniel Group to Bring Three Production to the New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today it will be presenting three productions by The Daniel Group at the New Century Theatre (street level of City Center, 615 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) including Triple Espresso - a highly caffeinated comedy, which moves from its 21-year home at the Music Box Theatre. Also included are That Wonder Boy and To Begin With. All three shows are produced by the Minneapolis-based Daniel Group, whose mission is to provide top-quality, professional theater and entertainment with wholesome productions that positively impact audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/16- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

Music Mountain to Present Cassatt String Quartet & More, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its extraordinary 87th Anniversary Season with the inspiring Cassatt String Quartet with guest artist, Colin Carr, cello on Sunday, June 26th (3PM) performing Tchaikowsky and Shubert. The New Black Eagle Jazz Band returns to Music Mountain on Saturday, June 25th (6:30pm) playing the best of traditional New Orleans jazz plus blues and Rags. The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the 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 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Amanda Holden to Fly Into London's CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Amanda Holden has a busy theatre schedule this year. After touring with STEPPING OUT this autumn, the Daily Mail reports she will fly into the London Palladium production of CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother, for a five-week run from December 9. (more...)

New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present THE SOUL OF MOTOR CITY, 6/10-7/17
by Carol Kassie - Jun 3, 2016

Kevin Black's The Soul of Motor City, which will open at Stage Door Theatre on June 10th and run through July 17th, is the happy realization of a personal goal for the multi-talented director/choreographer. (more...)

Caroline Sheen Joins Cast of The Watermill Theatre's CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full company for its summer production of Gershwins' Crazy For You opening on 28 July until 17 September. West End leading lady Caroline Sheen makes her Watermill debut as Polly and joins previously announced Tom Chambers, who plays Bobby. (more...)

Original Star Sandy Faison, The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Concert Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

In 1980, a musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon, by Charles Strouse and David Rogers, opened on Broadway. Though it ran for less than month, Strouse's wonderful score was recorded by the London company and has lived on in vinyl. For one night only, Second Act Concerts will present the haunting score in a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, July 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, July 18, 2016! (more...)

A FABULOUS DECADE - THE FIFTIES Gets Encore at Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Back by popular demand! The Hill Country Community Theatre presents, for your pleasure, an encore performance of 'A Fabulous Decade - the Fifties.' (more...)

World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW Coming to America; Winter Stop Set for Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse - returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, July 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, July 11, 2016! (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse - returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 10th. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017, at 8pm on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf's last performance at the famous venue. Tickets for this concert are $20-$125 and can be purchased through Carnegie Hall's website www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/1/6/0800/PM/Piaf-The-Show or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, beginning on June 10th, 2016. Peter Bogyo is the Executive Producer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2016
by - Jun 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Adventure Theatre MTC Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Adventure Theatre MTC, the 2015 recipient of the TYA/USA Harold Oaks Award for significant contributions to the Theatre for Young Audiences field, is proud to announce its 65th Anniversary Season featuring five main stage productions with one world premiere musical. Additionally, 2016 marks the celebration of 10 years of Michael J. Bobbitt's leadership for Adventure Theatre MTC. This stand-out anniversary season offers a series of diverse family favorites brought to life for young audiences by award-winning directors and artists in the DC area and across the country. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, which will be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-25. (more...)

New Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Duchess Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong has announced that there will be a new and doubly incompetent bunch of 'would be' thespians taking to the stage at the Duchess Theatre from Wednesday 29 June 2016. (more...)

Fresh Fruit Festival 15: Empowering Works of Art in Downtown New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The Fresh Fruit Festival encompasses theater, performance, poetry, comedy, spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and some talents that defy categorization. Artists come from around the city, nation and, the world. This season, more than a dozen exciting new works, including Chance, a musical from New Musical Theatre of San Francisco; The Fierce Urgency of NOW by New York theatre veteran, Doug DeVita; and the Compagnia KÖRPER dance company from Italy [pictured], and so much more will play at Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC, July 11 through 24. (more...)

D. Y. Gilbert Releases 'Napoleon's History of Australia'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Researching her family genealogy and finding her father's diary led author D. Y. Gilbert to write 'Napoleon's History of Australia' (published by Xlibris AU). This book reveals history seen through the eyes of five generations. (more...)

Peak Performances Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

George Salazar & More Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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Smash Hit Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Announces UK Tour For 2017
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End's Olivier Award winning box office hit, announces a major national tour for 2017. Opening at Theatre Royal Bath on 10 January, the production will visit 30 venues nationwide until the end of July 2017, including Newcastle Theatre Royal, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mayflower Theatre Southampton (full list of tour dates to be confirmed). The West End production also announces a new booking period, with tickets going on sale until 10 September 2017 at the Duchess Theatre, London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Australian Ballet Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The world's favourite fairy-tale is brought to life by The Australian Ballet in acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's energetic production, bubbling with humour and set to Prokofiev's divinely romantic score. (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Play DeVos Performance Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play at DeVos Performance Hall for a limited engagement from September 27-October 2. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

New Book Shares 'Napoleon's History of Australia'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Researching her family genealogy and finding her father's diary led author D. Y. Gilbert to write 'Napoleon's History of Australia' (published by Xlibris AU). This book reveals history seen through the eyes of five generations. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Joins Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Award. On July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm she joins the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Adds New Stars to Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more). (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett's contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. (more...)

Gary Lamont, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis Join Cast of King's Theatre Glasgow's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment have announced that River City star Gary Lamont and Rab C. Nesbitt actress Elaine MacKenzie Ellis will appear in this year's spell-binding production of Cinderella, alongside Gregor Fisher, Des Clarke and Tony Roper.  (more...)

Amanda Holden Set to Dazzle as Fairy Godmother in CINDERELLA at the London Palladium
by Edward Baker - Jul 1, 2016

Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Qdos Entertainment's London Palladiumproduction of Cinderella. Cinderella will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the Festive season from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/1/16- Terrence Mann
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Terrence Mann! Mann's Broadway credits include the Beast in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Inspector Javert in Les Miserables and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He also has starred in additional Broadway productions including Lennon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Getting Away With Murder, A Christmas Carol, Rags, Barnum, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Jekyll & Hyde. He most recently starred in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin. (more...)

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