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Segal Centre presents IT SHOUDA BEEN YOU in Yiddish 6/4- 25
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's longest running and most important Yiddish-language theatre, is proud to be producing the Canadian and Yiddish world premiere of It Shoulda Been You. Presented in Yiddish with English and French supertitles by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, this hilarious musical filled with crazy twists and turns will take the stage from June 4 to June 25, 2017. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Opens 40th Season with TRAYF
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of MARRY HARRY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Performances began April 25, 2017 at for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - NBC Reveals Key Art for WILL & GRACE Revival
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

That's right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run on WILL AND GRACE, comedy's most fabulous foursome is back. (more...)

Carmen Risi and Dan Gold to Star in Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following their wildly successful Positively Present cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2017/2018 season with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager's 1979 classic two-hander (and many-voiced), They're Playing Our Song, running July 21 - August 20, 2017. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Totally! More Casting Revealed for MGM's VALLEY GIRL Musical Remake
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2017

'Parenthood' star Mae Whitman has signed on to MGM's upcoming musical remake of the 1983 Romantic Comedy VALLEY GIRL. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, PICNIC, DIAL M FOR MURDER and More Set for Stage Door Players' 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Stage Door Players celebrates the announcement of its exciting 44th Season as Dunwoody's own professional theatre. This season includes new takes on your favorite American classics: uplifting, hopeful, challenging and raucous fun. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR and More Set for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 Season at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, has announced its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Look into the Kennedys, Ghosts and Holocaust Survivors at ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan Library
by Richard Sasanow - May 4, 2017

Baritone Joseph Lattanzi and mezzo Laura Krumm didn't originate at the roles of Jack and Jackie Kennedy when JFK--the new opera by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek--premiered in Fort Worth a year ago. But they certainly owned them in the excerpts presented in the most daring of the four excellent works represented in the “ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert” at New York's Morgan Library & Museum last week. (more...)

BWW Review: Mobile Unit Brings Free TWELFTH NIGHT To The Public Theater
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2017

Sixty years ago, Joseph Papp packed a truck with a small troupe of actors, some modest props and the firm belief that the plays of William Shakespeare belonged to everyone, and traveled throughout New York City giving free performances. (more...)

STXfilms Makes Deal for Amy Schumer's Highly Anticipated Comedy I FEEL PRETTY
by Movies News Desk - May 26, 2017

STXfilms is boarding Amy Schumer's highly-anticipated comedy I FEEL PRETTY, the directorial debut of successful screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Optimist Theatre, presenter of Milwaukee's Shakespeare in the Park (SitP), has announced details of this July's production of "Much Ado About Nothing." The three-weekend run will feature Kelley Faulkner* and Todd Denning* as Beatrice and Benedick, Michael Stebbins* as Don Pedro, Jonathan Wainwright* as Don John and Jim Pickering* as Dogberry. (more...)

SAVE ME A SPOT Makes World Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

"Save Me a Spot," the debut musical by Waldkirch & Lowder makes its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, with five performances beginning June 3rd at Asylum's Studio C 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD Dances into Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The brand new musical extravaganza, Bring on the Bollywood transports audiences into a festival of colour and Bollywood magic from 13 - 17 June at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After 14 SOLD OUT performances and 2 EXTENSIONS, co-Producers Fayna Sanchez and Tony Gatto team up again to announce that The Motherfucker With The Hat, will be presented at The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles CA at the Asylum @ The Underground. The show previews on Friday, June 2nd at 9pm and has another 5 performances throughout the festival. This June, LA Fringers will have another chance to see a production that is described as: (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Seth Green Guests in truTV's BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MISFITS & MONSTERS
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

In early 2018, truTV will premiere BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MISFITS & MONSTERS, a new anthology series that features twisted morality tales from the darkly witty and comedic mind of the creator and four-time Sundance Award-winning writer and director. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com. The three selected works are as follows: (more...)

Peter Farrelly & Bobby Mort Comedy LOUDERMILK Premieres on AT&T AUDIENCE Network This October
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

AT&T* AUDIENCE Network's new half-hour scripted original comedy series, LOUDERMILK, is premiering Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV NOW. (more...)

TRU Announces TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.  A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free.  (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: WILL & GRACE Stars Channel SUNSET BOULEVARD in Musical Trailer for NBC Revival!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

A musical trailer for NBC's WILL AND GRACE reboot was shared at this morning's Upfront Presentation held at New York City's at Radio City Music Hall. Check it out below! (more...)

Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp to Lead Nora Theatre's THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL FIFTIETH REUNION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BITS Returns to Go Comedy! this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BITS, Michigan's largest improv tournament, will return to Go Comedy! this month for its eighth year. Go Comedy has also added a new improvised show, Biff! Bang! Pow! and a new original sketch show, The Skit Parade, to its monthly line up. for the Tickets for all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at www.gocomedy.net and beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday - Sunday in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A complete Go Comedy! weekly schedule follows this release. (more...)

TRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Hudson Warehouse to Launch 14th Season with THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hudson Warehouse will open their 14th Season in Riverside Park with an exciting new production of Marivaux's classic farce, THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NEXT CHARLES…. DICKENS OR MANSON at Crowbar
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 13, 2017

A timely and dark reflection on a school shooting, 47 REASONS TO LIVE will not leave you like some performances do. It will cause the reflections, the discussions, the remembrances of over 200 school shootings since 2013 and pose the question, how do we fix a broken child. (more...)

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 12, 2017

This rewarding theatrical experience is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the power of love, memory, and family in a small Irish town. (more...)

Musical Episode Teased for NBC's WILL & GRACE Revival!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

Is a musical episode on the way for NBC's highly anticipated revival of WILL & GRACE? Today, series star Sean Hayes turned to Twitter to share the news that the official trailer for the show will be released on Monday, May 15th. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Reese Witherspoon Stars in HOME AGAIN, Hitting Theaters This September
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2017

Everyone's talking about Alice in the new teaser trailer for HOME AGAIN! Starring Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen and Lake Bell, this modern Romantic Comedy from writer and director Hallie Meyers-Shyer in her directorial debut and from Producer Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, The Intern, Something's Gotta Give) arrives in theaters everywhere this September! (more...)

Cast Announced for the Premiere of Tim Luscombe's Stage Adaptation of EMMA
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Romance, scheming and mistaken intentions, Jane Austen's original Romantic Comedy Emma, brought to life in many on-screen adaptations, finds a new incarnation in a sparkling new stage adaptation by acclaimed writer Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion). (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Extends Through June 18 at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the extension of Shakespeare in Love staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell-now playing through June 18, 2017. (more...)

Audience Network Premieres New Original Series MR. MERCEDES 8/9
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

The new AT&T* AUDIENCE Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, MR. MERCEDES is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW. (more...)

New Theatre Presents the Sydney Premiere of THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

"Love isn't clean. It's dirty. Like a good joke" (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and Equal Rights Activist Edie Windsor Visit MARRY HARRY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and Equal Rights Activist Edie Windsor who recently paid a visit to The York Theatre Company production of the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello. The composers of Marry Harry have composed a number in the show titled 'Lidia' dedicated to the celebrity chef who was on hand to hear an encore presentation by the cast. Edie Watson and her wife Judith Kasen gathered to cheer on the cast following a recent performance (more...)

Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years With Exciting Changes!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

Repercussion Theatre Reveals 2017 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Repercussion Theatre presents William Shakespeare's tragic Romantic Comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Casting Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE At Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 28, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to the Festival Theatre in November! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bells Are Ringing! First Look at David Spadora, Lenny Wolpe, Robin Skye and More in MARRY HARRY at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Performances began April 25, 2017 at for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening night is Thursday, May 4, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

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