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The Glimmerglass Festival Adds Performance of Popular PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its 2017 season last night with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.  Due to popular demand, The Glimmerglass Festival has added a performance to the Festival schedule on Tuesday, August 15, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glimmerglass Festival Opens with PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its 2017 season last night with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Due to popular demand, The Glimmerglass Festival has added a performance to the Festival schedule on Tuesday, August 15, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

VIDEO: Climb and Zip Through the Trees with Highlights from Serenbe's Immersive ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), presents Robin Hood, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. The show opened on June 2nd and runs through August 13th. Watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 7, 2017
by - Jul 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Red Theater to Kick Off 6th Season with THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents Swing Out at the Globe Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Globe wants to make theatre matter to more people! The Old Globe's Arts Engagement department invites friends, flappers, jitterbugs, and all of San Diego to our latest free AXIS event, Swing Out at the Globe, on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe's Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, preceding the 2:00 p.m. matinee of Guys and Dolls. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Margaret Atwood and More to Shine at 2018 Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has released the details of its 2018 schedule. For a second year, the Festival's programming will explore themes of home and country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Old Globe presents an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! It will play July 22 - August 27, 2017, with opening night on July 30, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2017
by - Jul 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: BRITT BYRD On Why She Loves Life On The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opens tonight with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Actors' Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Theater. Britt Byrd, winner of Nashville Scene's Best Actress Award, makes her directorial debut with the patriarchy-smashing and gender-bending Marian Or, (The True Tale of Robin Hood), adding to her already illustrious resume of acting accomplishments. She's played everyone from Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show to the bumbling, buxom Brooke in Noises Off and would-be beauty queen Carnelle Scott in The Miss Firecracker Contest. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. (more...)

ROBIN HOOD: THE ARROW OF DESTINY to Put Twist on Classic Tale at York Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This summer's fun family show at York Theatre Royal puts a twist on the tale of the legendary hero of Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny from 4 August to 2 September. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ROBIN HOOD: THE ARROW OF DESTINY at York Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Rehearsals are under way for Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny at York Theatre Royal, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Review Roundup: Robin Hood Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. The production runs through Sunday, August 6, at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - Jul 23, 2017

In our family album, there is a photograph of me at around 18 months old, and I'm crying. Though I have no memory of the moment that's been captured for posterity, I've been told that I had just gotten a smidge of dirt on my pink dress. I try not to think about this as I traverse the muddy embankment, heading for the forest clearing where Serenbe Playhouse's immersive, site-specific production of Robin Hood, a new adaptation by Rachel Teagle under the direction of Paul McGill, plays throughout the summer. I decline the bug spray at the check-in point. In retrospect, that's probably a mistake. I approach the clearing and find my seat on a wooden bench. In front of me, dozens of children have taken spots on the ground on appropriately Robin Hood-y colored blankets. It's clear to me that they are ready for a grand adventure. A little girl in yellow jelly sandals lies on her stomach with her chin propped in her hands. She is ready. A little boy with a cowlick doles out goldfish crackers from a plastic baggie to the children sitting near him. He is ready. They are all ready. And what they get is a very pleasant morning of theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Busu and The Damask Drum
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to director Franko Figueredo about bringing Busu and The Damask Drum to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 19th, 2017 - Literary Figures PETE THE CAT and JANE EYRE Get the Musical Treatment!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tam Mutu, Stephanie Umoh and Juliette Goglia lead a reading of the recent musical adaptation of JANE EYRE today! (more...)

Is Robin Hood Swindling His Way to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The New York Post has reported that a new musical adventure, based on the tales of Robin Hood may be making its way to Broadway. (more...)

Star-Studded South African Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

An all South African production of the West End smash hit comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE comes to the Fugard Theatre in 2017 with the best of this country's acting talent. This South African premiere is a Fugard Theatre production presented by Eric Abraham. (more...)

Know's 20th Season Opens with the Patriarchy-Smashing Comedy MARIAN...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Know Theatre proudly kicks off our 20th Anniversary Season with a tale that flips the script on a legend you only think you know. (more...)

SHE GOT OFF THE COUCH Gets NYC Premiere at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

She Got Off The Couch will have its New York City premiere at experimental performance venue, Dixon Place, as part of the HOT! Festival. Running since 1992 and it is the 26 year of the LGBTQ festival curated with performances featuring queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy. Critically acclaimed for bringing exciting new work to the stage, She Got Off the Couch is excited to be on stage on July 24th. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Set for Afternoon of Stories & Songs at Glimmerglass
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival presents award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz in an afternoon of stories and songs at the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Friday, July 21, at 4:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2017
by - Jul 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

Brian Guehring Awarded Orlin Corey Medallion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Brian Guehring, the Rose Theater Education Director and Playwright-inResidence has been named a recipient of the Children's Theatre Foundation of America's (CFTA) Corey Medallion Award.  (more...)


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Photo Flash: The Glimmerglass Festival's OKLAHOMA! Continues Through August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! on Saturday, July 8, in Cooperstown, New York. According to B. A. Nilsson of Words and Music, 'It's a glorious, fully committed, high-kicking three hours of joy.' The production runs through August 22, 2017. (more...)

Nerdist CEO Chris Hardwick to Host EXTRAORDINARY: STAN LEE in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Chris Hardwick - Nerdist CEO, comedian, actor, TV host, producer, and podcaster - is slated to host Extraordinary: Stan Lee, a highly-anticipated live event paying homage to the world's most iconic comic creator.  Taking place on August 22 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, the once-in-a-lifetime tribute in the vein of "This is Your Life," will bring together heavyweights of the comic book world along with a number of leading TV/film talent. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival Gathers Hundreds of Local Artists in Largest Event Yet
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Seventh Annual Sideshow Fringe Festival - billed as Nashville's Progressive Performing Arts Event, presented by Sideshow @ Actors Bridge - gathers hundreds of local artists for what promises to be its largest endeavor in its seven-year history. Sideshow Fringe runs July 27 through August 6 at various Nashville locales. (more...)

Juniper Productions to Infuse Art & Spirit with #COCKTAILPLAYS at Philadelphia Distilling
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Are you ready for a drink...and an evening of live performance? Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights, Alisha Adams, Josh A. Campbell, Mark Costello, and Bill D'Agostino, to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience, #CocktailPlays. (more...)

Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau and Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen Will Be Honored with 2017 Samuel French Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, Samuel French, announced today that Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau, and the writing team of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen will be honored at the second annual Samuel French Awards.  (more...)

BWW Review: CLARA BOW: BECOMING 'IT' BY LIVEARTDC at Capital Fringe
by Jenny Minich - Jul 11, 2017

LiveArtDC is unpredictable; grassroots theatre at its best. Clara Bow: Becoming 'It' is their Capital Fringe Festival 2017 offering. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents AH, WILDERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam!'  That's the best of all!  'A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness,' announces seventeen-year old Richard, defending his choice of literature to his parents. His letters to seventeen-year-old Muriel contain quotes from Khayam and Swinburne. (more...)

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical HOOD, now playing at Dallas Theater Center, below! Check out photos of the cast swinging in action! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- ME & ROBIN HOOD
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Shon Dale Jones about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Me & Robin Hood. (more...)

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