Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 24, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHORUS LINE in Connecticut, the pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, and SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba's 'Crazy Eyes' Warren Shows You How to Speak 'Singlish'
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK STAR Uzo Aduba made a recent visit to Berlin for the hit show's fourth season premiere, where she picked up a set of 'Singlish' (Singapore English) versions of quotes from her character iconic character. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are proud to announce BrightSide Theatre's 2016-2017 Season - 'Season Six- Classic Broadway' - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Moon Over Buffalo and Guys & Dolls. 'These three classic shows are recognized to be of the highest quality of their kind and will keep you entertained all season,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER to Play The Marlowe Theate in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

TWO of the UK's favourite actors lead the cast of Noel Coward's sparking comedy Present Laughter, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

EITHER/OR Set for MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Deni Rutland has spent a lifetime trying to escape her dysfunctional family, with little success. Now, on the occasion of her 40th birthday, she is making one last attempt at freedom. Will an explosive family celebration finally push her through the door, or will the twisted ties that bind pull her under even further? Featuring Mimi Bessette*, Courtney Bess*, Kathleen Clancy*, Ken Perlstein*, and Joseph Rose*. (*Member, AEA) (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

Rehearsal images have been released for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL - LIFE THROUGH A LENS, which features David Albury (Jimmy), Natalie Anderson (Tara), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Rhiannon Duncan (Lust/Ensemble), Zeph Gould (CEO/Sloth/Ensemble), Michael Greco (Miles Mason), Kurt Kansley (Jimmy's Father/Envy/Ensemble), Stevie Mahoney (Ensemble), Niamh Perry (Pandora), Cassie Rogers (Ensemble), Lauren Stroud (Ensemble), Jahrel Thomas (Aid Worker/Gluttony/Ensemble), Manny Tsakanika (Ensemble) and Ella-Rose Whitehouse (Ensemble). (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Pay Tribute to HARRY POTTER, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

On his quest to find Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander has come to NYC... and has discovered The Home for Wayward Girls and Fallen Women! With Porpentina Goldstein and a few new friends at hand, will Newt find the Fantastic Beasts he is looking for, or will he find so much more? (more...)

Judith Dempsey Releases A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright brothers, are symbols of encouragement. Famed for inventing the airplane, the brothers have proven that an idea, such as a flying transport, can enrich the lives of others. Judith Dempsey's interest in the Wright brothers made her to write her first book 'A Tale of Two Brothers' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Episode of ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS
by - Jun 24, 2016

Watch the First Episode of ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS. *Please note strong language* (more...)

bergenPAC Sets Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

? As part of our partnership with Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, NJ, bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ announces the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series."  To purchase tickets for the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series," visit www.Ticketmaster.com, the bergenPAC Box Office or call 201.227.1030. (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre Announces Scholarship Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Hill Country Community Theatre is pleased to announce it has awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to Holden Fox for his outstanding contributions to HCCT.   In addition to performing on the Hill Country Community Theatre stage as The Cat in the Hat in "Seussical", Christopher Wren in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap",  Billy Krutzik in "Zombies From the Beyond" and Barnaby Tucker in "Hello, Dolly!", Holden volunteered as an assistant director and stage manager as well as interning as a marketing assistant and graphics designer.   (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Terrific Production of DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Chris Gibson - Jun 23, 2016

Every year you can count on STAGES St. Louis to produce a wonderful season of musicals, and you can always be sure there will be something for the younger set in the schedule as well. And,they make sure that the same care and professionalism goes into the production of each and every show, no matter who it's aimed at. The Westport Playhouse has also proved to be a good venue for these Theatre for Young Audiences presentations, and with each subsequent show here they seem to really be getting more and more comfortable with the very intimate surroundings it provides. Such is the case with their offering this year, DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a very colorful, engaging, and extremely entertaining musical that manages to pack a lot into around an hours time. It may just be the best show of this type they've ever produced, and I highly recommend it! (more...)

Artist Lana Jean Rose Pens New Book, ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Lana Jean Rose is an acclaimed environmental artist who has received grants from many notable foundations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller, Zellerbach, and the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation. She has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. (more...)

John Malkovich Finds Stars for GOOD CANARY at the Rose Theatre
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

The Daily Mail writes that Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre.  (more...)

Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers four tickets for the hit revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, plus a $250 gift card to Glass House Tavern. (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Al Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2016 will be Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor. (more...)

Precious Jades Lead Gianguan Auctions' June 25th Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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VIDEO: Music Video for Fifth Harmony's 'All In My Head' ft. Fetty Wap
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Below, check out the new music video for Fifth Harmony's 'All In My Head (Flex)' ft. Fetty Wap off their new album '727.' Don't miss Fifth Harmony this Summer on The 7/27 Tour! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

Stageworks' THE SECRET GARDEN to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

STAGEWORKS presents the beloved Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. Featuring a haunting score by Lucy Simon with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Stageworks Artistic Director, Don Brown. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Stalking at Summer Stock: Four Shows for Dana Rose
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Jun 23, 2016

Any thespian worth his or her salt knows that there is always more than one side to any story worth telling. The same can be said of working in a summer company. The ensemble here at Interlakes Theatre is comprised of actors of all different ages from all across the country, and we all bring our own unique perspectives to this process. This week I decided to give another actress a turn at talking about the in's and out's of life at summer stock, my new college and friend, Dana Rose. Dana is a rising senior at The Hartt School, and like me, she is making her summer stock debut.  (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, June 25, 2016
by - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, June 25, 2016! (more...)

Sadie Frost Plays Gypsy Rose Lee in New Season at Wilton's Music Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its exciting new season programme, which sees the world's oldest surviving grand music hall welcome a diverse range of work, shining a spotlight on live music and bespoke theatre productions. Highlights include Sadie Frost starring as Gypsy Rose Lee in world premiere BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN and musical FLOYD COLLINS, which tells the story of a 1920s Kentucky cave explorer. (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal Revive J.B. Priestley's WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal will be joining forces in September to stage J.B.Priestley's much loved and rarely toured classic comedy WHEN WE ARE MARRIED. Directed by and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter, the production will open at York Theatre Royal from the 9-24 September and then go on a national tour until 10 December 2016. (more...)

SIMPLY STREISAND Set for Rhino Theatre, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Multiple award-winning tribute artist Carla DelVillaggio is "Simply Streisand" and she will present her show at Rhino Theatre on July 10th at 3pm.   Ticket price is $25 plus tax.  Visitwww.RhinoTheatre.com for tickets.  (more...)

Gary Becks Releases New Poetry Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

 Perceptions is a poetry collection that challenges many of our attitudes and values, showing us many of our concerns that grow more troubled in these difficult times. Disasters of our time come into immediate focus as they occur. We are shown again and again the catastrophic events of the day. It is the lingering effects that are seen from different viewpoints, and produce a sometimes volatile perception of our world. Gary Beck's ability to capture events seen from unusual angles is on shining display in this brilliant new collection. I knew 'Hard Times' was a beauty when I read it and the national editorial board unanimously voted it in – The Rockford Review All of these pieces hit hard - Heavy Hands Ink Great Poems - Atlantean Publishing https://www.amazon.com/Perceptions-Gary-Beck/dp/1941058493 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Ehle & Jefferson Mays in Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Commissioned byLincoln Center Theater,J.T. Rogers' Oslo is currently in previews ahead of an official opening night of Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a first look below! (more...)

SUNDAY SHOW TUNES to Welcome Scott Evan Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The UK's Sunday Show Tunes, in collaboration with Executive Producer Maureen Rejali, presents composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis in concert live at The Pheasantry in London. UK artists will join Davis in performing music from his new recording, NEXT, his debut CD, Cautiously Optimistic, and other originals. Artists include: Rosemary Ashe, Ilan Galkoff, Joel Harper Jackson, Stuart Matthew Price, Charlotte Baker Wakefield and others to be announced. There will be one show on September 18th at 8pm, with doors opening at 6pm. The ticket price is £15. A full dinner menu and bar are available. The Pheasantry is located at: 152 Kings Road London SW3 4UT. Phone: 020 7351 5031. (more...)

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present VIOLETTA & HER SISTERS in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La boheme, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Faure, Duparc, Vierne, d'Indy, Loeffler and others. (more...)

BabyCenter Finds Politics And Patriotism Are Influencing Baby Names
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Theatreworks USA to Open JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL at Lucille Lortel Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Events for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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The Hypocrites Announce First Logan Fellow, Regina Victoria Fields
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to announce Regina Victoria Fields has been named the company's first Logan Fellow, as part of a multi-year fellowship program established by the Logan Foundation. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Works by 40 Contemporary Artists to Open This Fall at Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This fall, the Jewish Museum will upend museum conventions with Take Me (I'm Yours), an exhibition featuring artworks that visitors are asked to touch, participate in, and even take home. On view from September 16, 2016 through February 5, 2017, Take Me (I'm Yours) will feature 40 international and intergenerational artists, many of whom are creating new and site-specific works for the exhibition. Selected artists include Uri Aran, Christian Boltanski, Andrea Bowers, Andrea Fraser, General Sisters, Gilbert & George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jonathan Horowitz, Alison Knowles, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jonas Mekas, Yoko Ono, Rachel Rose, Martha Rosler, Tino Sehgal, Haim Steinbach, Amalia Ulman, and Lawrence Weiner, among others. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, June 27, 2016
by - Jun 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 27, 2016! (more...)

Josh Young, Bryan Batt Join Rachel York and Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The cast is set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, 'Grey Gardens' The Musical will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company to Present THE ROSE TATTOO, 7/22-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

 Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans sets sail for uncharted territory in its second season, opening with The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams. The playwright's love letter to Italy was a Broadway blockbuster, winning a Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. Although its characters are mostly described as Sicilian, the play doesn't take place in the Mediterranean, but right here in the Gulf South! To realize the scope of this play and to engage the local and educational community, TWTC is partnering with Dillard University Theatre to collaborate on this production. (more...)

Ducdame Ensemble to Bring TWELFTH NIGHT and MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ducdame Ensemble, the New York-based theatre company, will bring Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Santa Fe in their first repertory season with the International Shakespeare Center. The productions will run August 22 through September 3, 2016. Ducdame Ensemble's initial collaboration with the ISC, DAMES OF THRONES: THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES, played a sold-out run at Santa Fe's Adobe Rose Theatre this past February. (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

New Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Fourteen Northwest New Jersey youths bring life to an original new musical, 'Love In Stop Motion' by Luthas & Lee, that performs this Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th at the Centenary University Little Theatre, in Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

Carriageworks to Present WINYANBOGA YURRINGA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Winyanboga Yurringa will premiere at Carriageworks in August and be followed by a short season at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

Ana Villafane & Keala Settle Join BROADWAY UP, GUNS DOWN Benefit; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Broadway Up, Guns Down' is charity benefit concert in response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  On Monday June 27th at 8pm, Broadway artists will unite to uplift through song honoring the beautiful lives lost. All funds raised will go directly to the Zebra Coalition in Orlando, FL. A LGTBQ youth based non-for-profit currently offering assistance in Orlando. (more...)

Janice Hall and More Set for Music at the Mansion This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, June 26, at 3pm. Performers include Janice Hall, Garry Novikoff and Ilene Angel.  The Young Musician Moment will be Elizabeth Nucci. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

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