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West End Cast Announced for SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber announces David Fynn is to lead the London cast of School of Rock - The Musical as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn.  Lloyd Webber's West End production will begin previews at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents A World Of Music And Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns this fall for its 11th season, once again offering a dynamic showcase of Toronto's cultural and artistic diversity. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier young artists program, open the season on September 27, 2016 with a highly anticipated performance of their favourite arias and art songs. (more...)

They're in the Band- David Fynn Will Lead SCHOOL OF ROCK in London!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Today, 8 September 2016, Andrew Lloyd Webber announces David Fynn is to lead the London cast of School of Rock - The Musical as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn. Lloyd Webber's West End production will begin previews at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series to Bring World of Music and Dance to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns this fall for its 11th season, once again offering a dynamic showcase of Toronto's cultural and artistic diversity. (more...)

Fred Armisen Among Guest Stars Revealed for Season 2 of Starz's BLUNT TALK
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The STARZ Original series BLUNT TALK will include several recurring and guest stars in the second season of the half-hour comedy starring Patrick Stewart. The series will premiere on Sunday, October 2nd at 8:35 pm ET/PT. (more...)

Bid to See HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! and More to Benefit Rosie's Theater Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As part of the gala's fundraising efforts, starting September 20, 2016 and running through October 6, 2016, RTKids will also launch its annual online auction through CharityBuzz, where fans will have the rare opportunity to bid for a chance to see Hamilton and meet Javier Muñoz backstage. (more...)

Jewish Museum Offering Studio And Family Art Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Jewish Museum has expanded its Sunday art workshop series for families, offering an immersive experience that includes weekly art projects and a new collaborative artmaking component. In Studio Art Sessions, families will have the opportunity to contribute to an ongoing large scale work of art, which will change every two months. Each collective project will explore unconventional approaches to artmaking, using unique materials and concepts that relate to artwork on view or in the Jewish Museum's collection. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Director Jakob Verbruggen to Helm TNT's THE ALIENIST
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (London Spy, Black Mirror, The Fall) will direct THE ALIENIST for TNT. (more...)

Louis Viljoen's THE EMISSARY Returns to Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre for Cape Town Fringe Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Having played a premiere season at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre earlier this year, Louis Viljoen's THE EMISSARY, starring Emily Child and Andrew Laubscher, will play a return season at this year's Cape Town Fringe.  (more...)

JOSH AND THE JAMTONES Come to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The kids indie rock band Josh & The Jamtones will perform at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 am. Fronted by singer/songwriter Josh Shriber, their interactive concerts get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. Josh seamlessly blends roots/reggae/ska stylings, feel-good pop, folk punk, country ballads, New Orleans-style street music and kid-friendly improv comedy. The concert will feature songs from The Jamtones' critically-acclaimed family records, Rocksteady and Jump Up! as well as tunes in celebration of the fall Jewish holidays from the album, Jammin with Jew Vol 1 & 2. (more...)

Belmont Theatre to Present YOUTH PRODUCTION of the Iconic Musical Comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Belmont Theatre, formerly York Little Theatre, will feature some of the area's most talented students to present the youth version of the musical SCHOOL OF ROCK September 23-25, 29 & 30, October 1 & 2.  Youth 18 and younger will play their instruments LIVE on stage as well as sing music from this full length production which is also currently running on Broadway.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jenn Gambatese Leading the Class in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Jenn Gambatese moved to the front of the class in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins. BroadwayWorld has a first look at her in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SCHOOL OF ROCK - It SMELLS LIKE TWEEN SPIRIT Web Series
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

The seven-part webisode series follows the West End cast of School of Rock - The Musical as they get ready to begin performances at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016. In episode one, join Jo Whiley as she hosts the West End launch for School of Rock - The Musical. This episode sees the cast begin their journey performing in the spotlight in front of a live audience for the very first time. See the kids rock out at a jamming session with their future substitute teacher Mr Dewey Finn (David Fynn). (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Indianapolis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Indianapolis premiere January 10-15, 2017 at the Old National Centre as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Performances For October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company officially starts it's performance season with the following operas and free concert series in October! (more...)

BWW Interview: Back to School [of Rock] with Horace Green's New Lady in Charge- Jenn Gambatese!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2016

She has talked to apes, crooned Elvis' greatest hits and done time at the big dollhouse. Now Jenn Gambatese is back on Broadway, and this time she's ready to rock. (more...)

BBC Worldwide North America Acquires LONDON ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

BBC Worldwide North America has acquired U.S. rights to LONDON ROAD, the film adaptation of the ground-breaking National Theatre play of the same name.  (more...)

BWW Review: CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLETs 60th Anniversary Celebration
by Melia Kraus-har - Jun 28, 2016

"We're the lucky ones," said Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) CEO Nicholas Ade as he introduced the company's 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Sunoco Theater in the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg on June 25th, 2016. Ade acknowledged the tremendous accomplishment in sustaining a dance institution at such a high level in tribute to Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and the company's national profile. (more...)

New Louis Viljoen Drama THE EMISSARY to Play the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

A new drama from writer-director Louis Viljoen will open at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre tonight. THE EMISSARY will star Emily Child and Andrew Laubscher, with performances of the 55-minute play taking place through 16 July. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Alessandra Ferri Melts Our Hearts in ROMEO AND JULIET
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 24, 2016

Halfway through the bedroom scene (Act III, Scene I) I thought to myself, 'They're playing the music too quickly!' I was wrong. The tempo was fine; it simply felt faster than normal because the dancing was so wonderful. It's to be expected. Alessandra Ferri was guest starring in American Ballet Theatre's production of Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet' nine years after she'd retired from the company in the same role. (more...)

Sierra Boggess to Exit Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Original company member Sierra Boggess is set to depart Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical with her final performance as Rosalie Mullins on Monday, August 8, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production! (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Names New Associate Artists: Rosalie Craig, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Paul Hart, The Watermill's Artistic and Executive Director, has today announced the appointment of five Associate Artists for the West Berkshire producing theatre; George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Rosalie Craig, Johnny Flynn and Tom Attenborough. (more...)

VIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'You're In the Band' on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK performed the high-energy number 'You're In the Band' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Check out the clip below! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Run 8/5-21 at Sol Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jul 8, 2016

Evening Star Productions, whose recent production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] received excellent reviews and played to consistently sold out houses will team with Sol Children Theatre and take on The Bard once more when they present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from August 5th through August 21st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Rule the School as New Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Just in, Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2016-2017 concert season. (more...)

The Hills are Alive in Fort Worth with SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, a lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall on August 17-21 as part of a North American tour. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

When this year's aspiring opera stars take to the stage of Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to compete in the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Centre Stage gala, they'll do so with legendary Canadian tenor and CBC Radio personality Ben Heppner in attendance. (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network Theatre
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 15, 2016

Pictures of NO QUARTER by Jamie Scott-Smith (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese Starts Her Tenure in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical beginning tonight, August 9, 2016, when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/6/2016
by - Aug 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/6/2016. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Announces Fall 2016 Family Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2016 season of family programs in September with a lively array of concerts, art workshops, and more.  The line-up includes Sunday concerts by The FunkeyMonkeys on September 25, Josh and the Jamtones on October 9, Gustafer Yellowgold on October 16, Alex & the Kaleidoscope on November 20, and Oran Etkin on December 25.  Also on the schedule are: the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 18; holiday and vacation week drop-in art workshops October 20 and 21 and December 26, 27, 29 & 30; and family art activities every Sunday starting September 11. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Single tickets for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, go on-sale on Thursday, September 1. This lavish new production will make its San Jose premiere November 8-13, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose) as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Theatre Row Presents THE VANITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The Vanity is a stylized, darkly humorous, period melodrama, which plays like a marriage of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sunset Boulevard and Valley of the Dolls full of high drama and dirty secrets. It's 1947 and Julian Gray, a beautiful but sheltered young Plantation heir decides to start a new life in Hollywood. He finds himself the object of all sorts of hungry attention and the great director Hilton Wheeler casts him as the lead in a major motion picture. In spite of a promising future as a movie star, Julian falls in love with Stella, a makeup girl on the set of his first film. All hell breaks loose, when Julian inherits a mysterious Victorian vanity table from a distant, unknown relative and the vanity is possessed by a powerful demon. Julian is offered the chance to maintain his infamous good looks indefinitely, as long as he agrees to forsake love in favor of hedonistic pleasure. Mr. Gray is faced with an impossible choice, and is tempted in all directions by an array of technicolor characters. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The hills are alive! Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. This lavish new production runs Dec. 13-18 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sierra Boggess Arrives In Paris To Star In THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

School's out for Sierra Boggess as she bids adieu to SCHOOL OF ROCK and preps to star as Christine Daae when THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA begins performances in Paris. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 14 musical Events in September and October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 14 musical performances during September and October 2016. (more...)

Free Concert Series To Be Held In Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.  (more...)

ADVENTURES and More Set for Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. (more...)

New Short Play Compilation, ANTHOLOGY: AFTER THE END, Coming to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Alexander Upstairs loves new writing and the 'Anthology' series is a platform for writers to play with style and material. In this edition, three writers, two actors, and one director come together to create an anthology of three new short plays on the theme AFTER THE END. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL 2016: BANDALUZIA: COOPERS LATE NIGHT SESSIONS Electrified The Space Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Aug 15, 2016

It is to be hoped that we see more of this Australian group here in Adelaide. (more...)

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess Bids Adieu To Her SCHOOL OF ROCK Dressing Room
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

Next stop is France as Boggess stars in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Paris. (more...)

Meet Your New Principal: Jenn Gambatese Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Ashley LaChant - Aug 1, 2016

Jenn Gambatese has been tapped to join the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway, succeeding Sierra Boggess in the role of Rosalie Mullins after Boggess plays her last performance on August 9th, 2016. No stranger to the stage, Gambatese has originated the Broadway roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up, played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked, and was also on Broadway in: Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year with Frog and Toad, and made her B'way debut in Footloose. (more...)

Starz Original Series ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BLUNT TALK to Return 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Today, Starz announced the highly-anticipated Season Two returns for two of their critically-acclaimed series: the horror fun-ride ASH VS EVIL DEAD and the outlandish comedy BLUNT TALK. (more...)

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