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Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions to Bring Political Comedy BUFFALO HEIGHTS to Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions brings political comedy, BUFFALO HEIGHTS, to Planet Connections this summer. (more...)

Jim Brochu's ZERO HOUR to Return Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, will return to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement beginning June 2nd and continuing through July 9th only!  Opening Night is set for Wednesday June 14th (7pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents SPLENDOUR, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. The company released a preview video via Facebook, check it out below (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

ONE NATION, INDETERMINABLE Premieres 6/10 at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Poets' Theatre and The Suffolk University Theatre Department will present a day of new play readings on Saturday, June 10th at Suffolk's Modern Theatre. Playwrights include American Repertory Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Brustein; National Book Award author James Carroll; Suffolk Professor of Theatre Wesley Savick; and Suffolk alumni Theo Goodell and Nick Wilson. Savick is Artistic Director of the program. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS Extended at Central Works Theater Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Central Works has extended its 2017 season opener, the bizarre mystery about twin sisters Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld, it is now extended and must close March 26. Playwright Jesse Potterveld's debut production Years in the Hundreds was met with an engaged and enthusiastic response from the press and audiences alike. The production was described at its premiere as "riveting & raw" with "delicious and disastrous secrets, harboring crime, love, and dalliances." In Years in the Hundreds "even the strangest things appear plausible" yet "unnervingly unpredictable".  Directed by Gary Graves, Years in the Hundreds was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop and features actors Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan and Adam Roy. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces Future Programming Ahead of the Reopening of the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

With the annual Tricycle Takeover due to open next month, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the company's forthcoming work ahead of the reopening of the building in spring 2018. (more...)

Onomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, a resident company of Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), will present a faithful production of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' off-off Broadway from April 7 to 29. (more...)

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Sneak Preview Reveals Rich Array Of Choice And Quality
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

As the first tickets go on sale today, Wandsworth Council offer a sneak preview of the 2017 Wandsworth Arts Fringe programme. With 140 shows in 65 venues across the borough, this year's festival promises to be the biggest and most varied yet. From May 5 to 21 every conceivable space in the borough is transformed into a place of creative celebration. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This April, You'll Not Feel the Drowning - written by Marissa Skudlarek and directed by Gabriel A. Ross - is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their new play development program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 20th Anniversary Stage Festival Presents READINGS FROM THE EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' "Readings from the Edge" consisting of "Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco and "1984" adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan on Thursdays, March 16 and 23 respectively @7:30PM. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Ionesco's RHINOCEROUS Among Lineup for 2017 Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' 'Readings from the Edge' consisting of 'Rhinoceros' by Eugene Ionesco on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30PM. (more...)

CAENEUS AND POSEIDON to Explore Gender Identity at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Caeneus and Poseidon, by Bay Area playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman, is a world premiere play in verse about a transgender hero from Greek mythology. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Off-Broadway's ZERO HOUR Adds Sunday Talk Backs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, has returned to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement through July 9th only. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/5/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/5/2017. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you Caryl Churchill's revolutionary masterwork, CLOUD 9 - co-directed by TSP's artistic team, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican. This play kicks off 'The Empathy Initiative,' the company's year-long commitment to addressing oppression in all forms through the power of theater. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Excitement is building as it is now only two weeks until the smash-hit Broadway musical The Last Five Years opens at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/19/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/19/2017. (more...)

2017 WAVE RISING SERIES Comes to 92 Y Harkness Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 2017 Wave Rising Series at the 92Y's historic Buttenwieser Hall. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/12/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/12/2017. (more...)

MAD Summer 2017 Artist Studios Residents and Van Lier Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Summer 2017 session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, who will work in MAD's sixth-floor open studios from June through September, are Rachel Frank, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Tai Hwa Goh, Ilana Harris-Babou, Heidi Lau, Kathleen McDermott, and Christa Pratt. Harris-Babou is this session's Van Lier Fellow. (more...)

BWW Review: Strawberry Theatre Workshop's PROOF Need Not Prove Its Integrity
by Amelia Reynolds - Jan 26, 2017

Behold, a rare gem, a piece of art that combines two vastly different disciplines: theater, and math. Ironically, what makes David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, 'Proof' so entertaining isn't so much the math, but the chemistry between the characters. Get out your pens and pencils, students, because Strawberry Theatre Workshop's harmonious performances are noteworthy. (more...)

BWW Review: 7th House Theater's Pop-Up Production of RHINOCEROS is Wholly Entertaining, Eerily Relevant, and Exactly the Kind of Art We Need
by Jill Schafer - Jan 26, 2017

There have been various responses to the new presidency and the current political climate, including Facebook groups, letter writing and calling campaigns, petitions, and a nation-wide women's march. But what do artists do in response to injustice? They make art. Last weekend 7th House Theater opened a short run of what they call a 'pop up production' of the 1959 play Rhinoceros, written by Eugene Ionesco as a response to the rise in Fascism in pre-WWII Europe. As company member David Darrow explained before the show, their new original musicals take about a year to plan, write, create, and produce, which makes it challenging to stay current. But with this piece, 7th House is presenting 'a specific work at a specific time in history.' After just ten days of rehearsal, they very intentionally opened on the night of the inauguration, a work presented in what David called 'a mostly sort of way.' While the staging is minimal and actors have scripts in their hands, Rhinoceros is a work that is wholly entertaining, eerily relevant, and exactly what we need right now. (more...)

Anything Goes in Nexon's First MOBA, Hyper Universe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

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Theatre Rhinoceros Presents FLIM-FLAM A World-Premiere Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Three actors are desperate for work. They try commercials, they try theatre, they even try movies of questionable repute but all fails. So they take their show on the road hoping to find employment in America's heartland. There they discover an America redder than red and a society on the verge of implosion and despair. Set in the present day, this comedy speaks to the darkest psyche of a troubled nation. (more...)

HarperCollins Children's Books to Publish RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today HarperCollins Children's Books announced the publication of RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, a never-before-published book of spoonerism poems by the legendary Shel Silverstein and follow-up to the 2005 publication, RUNNY BABBIT. Antonia Markiet, Senior Executive Editor at HarperCollins, acquired U.S. and Canada rights, and publication is scheduled for September 19, 2017. (more...)

Central Works 27th Season Launches with YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Central Works 27th Season, launches February 18 with Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld (Feb 18-Mar 12), a mystery, "a sis-story" really, about twin sisters who spent years fooling the outside world, but now everything changes.  Directed by Gary Graves, Years in the Hundreds was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop and features actors Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan and Adam Roy. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Theatre Y Presents THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Theatre Y is pleased to announce the Chicago premiere of Hector Alvarez's one-man American epic about gun violence THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, directed by Melissa Lorraine. THE GHOUL EXHIBITION will play on February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 9pm at the Prop Theater, 3502-04 N. Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, as part of Rhinofest, the longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago. (more...)

Rorschach Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Following an international development process in Penang, Malaysia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Washington, D.C. this winter, Rorschach Theatre will present the world premiere of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS, a new play by five-time Helen Hayes Award nominated director, playwright, and co-artistic director Randy Baker. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Seeks Students for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is offering local middle and high school students the chance to produce a powerful historic drama. (more...)

Theatre Y Presents THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Theatre Y is pleased to announce the Chicago premiere of Hector Alvarez's one-man American epic about gun violence THE GHOUL EXHIBITION, directed by Melissa Lorraine. THE GHOUL EXHIBITION will play on February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 9pm at the Prop Theater, 3502-04 N. Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, as part of Rhinofest, the longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago. (more...)

CAENEUS AND POSEIDON to Explore Gender Identity at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Caeneus and Poseidon, by Bay Area playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman, is a world premiere play in verse about a transgender hero from Greek mythology. (more...)

Spectacular Version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Debut at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre presents an inventive new version of Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry's heartwarming, 18th-century light opera, Beauty and the Beast (Zemire et Azor). (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Takes 'Closer Look' at Trump's Close Relationship with FOX News
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth took a closer look at President Trump's close relationship with Fox News. Check out the clip below as well as monologue highlights from last night's show (more...)

Thornato Announces Debut Album 'Bennu'; Now Out on Wonderwheel Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Wonderwheel Recordings is very proud to present the long awaited debut album Bennu by Queens, NY based produced Thor Partridge, aka Thornato. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros to Present PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theatre Rhinoceros presents Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score, directed by John Fisher, with msical direction by Dan Feyer and choreography by AeJay Mitchell. The show will run May 27 - July 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli returns to direct. Performances begin on May 17 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

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