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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 27, 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...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

Gustafer Yellowgold Presents a Family Performance in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Grammy-nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor brings the whimsical animations and contagious melodies of Gustafer Yellowgold to the Jewish Museum for a family performance on Sunday, October 16 at 11:30 am.  Taylor combines live images and music in what The New York Times calls 'a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.' The program features tunes about the Earth, the Sun and nature in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot. (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...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE THREEPENNY OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

National Theatre Live previously 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 tonight, 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...)

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...)

Bid to See HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! and More to Benefit Rosie's Theater Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

As part of the gala's fundraising efforts, starting today, 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...)

ELIX Wireless Charging Systems and Zongshen Group Team Up to Develop and Manufacture Wireless Chargers for the Chinese and North American EV Markets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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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...)

National Theatre Live Presents FRANKENSTEIN, HAMLET and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

National Theatre Live is thrilled to bring three of its most popular titles back to cinemas this fall – Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and “Elementary” star Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein on October 25; Cumberbatch in Hamlet on November 15; and the celebrated National Theatre production of War Horse on December 6. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com. (more...)


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Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

BWW Review: Doctuh Mistuh's NEVERMORE Dazzles at Austin Playhouse
by Frank Benge - Oct 24, 2016

NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a Canadian musical that was written and composed by Jonathan Christenson which follows the rather dismal life and internal struggles of Edgar Allan Poe that later on inspired his work as an author. The script contains references to both his poems and short stories. While most of the script dramatizes true events in his life, other aspects are entirely fictitious. The musical was originally produced at the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta and went on to be performed across Canada, and at the Barbican Theater in London, and the New Victory Theatre in NYC. The current production now playing at Austin Playhouse is a regional premiere. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

Starz Original Series ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BLUNT TALK to Return 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 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...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Lays Down the Beat at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 2, 2016

A great cast, a fun show, and you can dance to it. What's not to love in this Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation of the classic Jack Black flick? (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Tour to Make Sacramento Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 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 Sacramento premiere Oct. 26 - Nov. 6 at the Community Center Theater as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Eric Petersen to Jam with New Class in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL; Alex Brightman to Depart Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will enter its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and FRANKENSTEIN Come to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

 Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings two encore screenings of National Theatre of London to the big screen in October!  Mack the knife is back in town!  On Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. it's The Threepenny Opera.  (more...)

Photo Flash: West End Production of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical is currently previewing at the New London Theatre with opening night set for 14 November 2016.  School of Rock - The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Takes First Bows!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen just assumed the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, last night, November 7, 2016. The Kid Band, who perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's score live at every performance, now includes new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun assumes the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth assumes the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel plays Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. plays Mason, Chloe Bryanwill plays Madison, and Ellie Kim joins the cast as a swing. (more...)

Psycho Donuts Creates 'Jam and Bread' Donut to Celebrate THE SOUND OF MUSIC in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

To celebrate the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Psycho Donuts has created a limited-edition donut, 'Jam and Bread," inspired by the song "Do-Re-Mi" from the acclaimed musical. "Jam and Bread" is a raised yeast donut filled with raspberry jam and will include a powdered sugar quarter note sprinkled on top. "Jam and Bread" will be available at Psycho Donuts (288 S. Second Street, San Jose) from November 7 - 13, 2016. (more...)

Eric Petersen Joins New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen assumes the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, tonight, November 7, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Hills Are Alive Once Again! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Kicks Off Holiday Season at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents the new national touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, for 8 performances, Tuesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 27. BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme)will play Captain Georg von Trapp and MELODY BETTS will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, AUSTIN COLBY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The production introduces Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as Maria Rainer.  A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned.  (more...)

Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 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...)

Daniel Bruhl & Luke Evans to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Premiering 2017
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Captain America: Civil War) and Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train, The Hobbit trilogy, Dracula Untold) have been cast in TNT's THE ALIENIST, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr (more...)

From Bobby to Bobbie: Stephen Sondheim Agrees to Changing the Gender of Beloved COMPANY Character in Latest Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Musicals are known to be timeless, especially those written by Stephen Sondheim. But one brave director has convinced Sondheim of the unthinkable - changing the gender of a beloved main character.  (more...)

John McCrea to Star in New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

John McCrea is set to play the titular role in the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE. (more...)

BWW Review: Juilliard Opera Takes FLIGHT in the Airport from Hell
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 22, 2016

Like a morsel of Proust's madeleine soaking in a cup of tea, the setting of Juilliard Opera's new production of Jonathan Dove's opera FLIGHT took me back to another age, and Eero Saarinen's modernistic TWA (now Jet Blue) Terminal at Kennedy Airport in New York. But the only thing retro about the evening itself is a return to a golden age, with the excellent performance of the cast and orchestra, under conductor Steven Osgood and the direction of James Darrah. (more...)

Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series to Present Three Great Shows in January and February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will kick off 2017 with three great shows in January and February. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

New Louis Viljoen Character Study OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE is a new character study by multiple award-winning playwright Louis Viljoen, starring Emma Kotze. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

Aaron Tveit, Jessica Hecht and More on Host Committee for Stockings with Care's 25th Anniversary Gala; Tituss Burgess and More to Mix Drinks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Stockings With Care will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a Fundraising Gala, November 3rd at the fabulous Bowery Hotel from 7pm-10pm. The Gala event will feature SWC's signature 'Celebrity Bartending' along with cocktails, savory fare, fabulous prizes and music provided by DJ Rose. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extends in the West End to April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Today, 18 November 2016, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show will be extending booking at the New London Theatre to 9 April 2017. (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents Listings For December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. (more...)


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COC Announces Advance Listings for March 2017 Free Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 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...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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

Lessons to Be Found in Struggle with Schizophrenia in New Book 'AS LIFE GOES ON'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Mental illness has been stigmatized for a long time now. In Rosalie Contino's new book, 'As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn,' the author reveals a true story of how a so-called stigma rewarded precious memories in return. (more...)

Dr. Contino Opens a Portal to the Dark World of Crimes in UNDERGROUND STORIES Collection
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Dr. Rosalie H. Contino's mystery and thriller novel, 'Underground Stories,' brings to life one's worst nightmare. The book is a collection of crime tales authored by different people. (more...)

Sol Children Theatre Presents CHARLES DICKENS' THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The beloved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the awakening of his long-forgotten festive spirit is a seasonal tradition for many. (more...)

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