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Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Bay Area Premiere of Lucas Hnath's ISAAC'S EYE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

What does it take to be the best? To be remembered forever? 'Isaac's Eye' playfully combines contemporary language, historical fact, deadpan humor, and scientific inquiry in a hilarious and poignant example of love, greatness, and the nature of truth. (more...)

Warrington Museum to Host Frightening Interactive Haunt Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Warrington Museum is hosting a brilliantly scary and immersive live theatre event providing visitors with a fascinating foray into the past. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 15, 2017! (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony-Award Nominated Musical Blues in the Night, directed by Creative Cauldron's Artistic Associate, Matt Conner. Set in a rundown hotel in Chicago 1938, Blues in the Night was conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for TRUE COLORS: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm. True Colors is bringing together some of the best of Broadway for an unforgettable night of music to raise money to find a cure for and celebrate those battling Ovarian Cancer. (more...)

Sujata Tibrewala Launches New Exhibition on Climate Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

For more than a year now, Americans have been discussing climate change and how the government policies will impact the disruptive effects that are threatening the natural ecosystem. Artist Sujata Tibrewala tries to voice her concerns on the reality of the issue with a new exhibition at her Cupertino studio. (more...)

Greg Fleet in New Play SIGNIFYING NOTHING Comes to Holden Street Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Greg Fleet returns to the Adelaide Fringe in 2017 with his latest play Signifying Nothing, a modern take on the Macbeth tale, set in the world of Australian politics. Signifying Nothing will play in The Studio at Holden Street Theatres previewing 14, 15 February opening 16 February and playing through to 19 March.  (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
by - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 8, 2017! (more...)

HBO's Chinese Martial Arts Anthology Films Available for Digital Download on 1/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Considered to be the best fighters in southern China during the 19th century Qing dynasty, each of the “Ten Tigers of Canton” was a master of a unique martial arts style, from the “Hap Family Fist” to the “Bone Melting Palm.” (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company's New Symphonic Theater Show to Meditate on Climate Change
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced A Period of Animate Existence, an ambitious new multimedia production that meditates on perhaps the most pressing issue facing this and future generations-climate change, which threatens to result in the loss of 20-50% of all living species on earth-and asks, "How do we contemplate the future in such a moment?" (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 Season Premiere on THE CW - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100 Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

C. A. Davidson Launches BIRTHRIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

C. A. Davidson writes of history she has seen for herself, showing the raw power of truth in a world of deceit. Join the heroic young Benjamin in his epic quest for the elusive birthright-key to the very survival of life and liberty. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Crazily Sweeps Away at The Israeli Opera
by Ronit Suzan - Jan 18, 2017

For an Opera that is described as dark, intense and ruthless and its plot is filled with murder, betrayal, insanity and death, at its end it might become even more tragic, as expected, but in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor the journey through all that has many beautiful and captivating moments, especially in this revival of the Israeli Opera's 2012 production, originally directed by Emilio Sagi as the revival director is Javier Ulacia. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Bell Bundy Warns Against 'Praying the Gay Away' in New Skits-O-Frenic Episode
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy is at it again with a new Skits-O-Frenic episode, titled 'You Can't Pray The Gay Away.' The description reads: 'We should all know by now that you can't pray the gay away. It's in one's DNA and it's here to stay. In light of the inauguration, we pledge our support of and for the equal rights and treatment of the LGBTQ community. We hope all people feel the freedom to let their freak flag fly. Okrr?!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of FADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Primary Stages presnets the New York premiere of FADE, written by Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba) and directed by Jerry Ruiz (Basilica). The cast of FADE features Annie Dow (SONG FOR THE DISAPPEARED) as 'Lucia' and Eddie Martinez ('Sense8') as 'Abel'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Sing from WAR PAINT!
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

Just last month, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offered a behind-the-scenes look at War Paint, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star as America's first major female entrepreneurs and relentless and legendary rivals, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. LuPone and Ebersole joined the creative team for a moderated discussion and performance excerpts with moderator Amy Fine Collins, Vanity Fair special correspondent. (more...)

Alison Arngrim in Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

TV icon Alison Arngrim has joined the cast of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The box office for WAR PAINT will open today, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone Explains Why She's 'Crazy for Rachel Bloom'
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

In a new interview with ET, legendary stage star Patti LuPone discusses her new Broadway musical WAR PAINT and her love for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
by - Feb 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 22, 2017! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Previews TRUE COLORS: BROADWAY FIGHTS OVARIAN CANCER, Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 'True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer' on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ANASTASIA Gets Installed!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of WAR PAINT Gets Ready for Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

The acclaimed new musical War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. Now it comes to Broadway, beginning performances on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - and officially opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Colbert: 'Sorry ISIS - You're No Longer #1 Enemy of the American People'
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, even the world's most ruthless terrorist organization, ISIS, can't displace the mainstream media as President Trump's most despised group. (more...)

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Announces Release of With A Weapon And A Grin
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of With A Weapon And A Grin, an in depth look into the propaganda depicting Black African soldiers during WWI. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

THE FLICK, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, FUN HOME and More Set for 2017-18 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The 2017 - 2018 season at Playhouse on the Square season will begin with 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the hit film of the same name. Featuring familiar favorite songs like '9 to 5', as well as additional music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical is the story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. (more...)

Have You Seen This Princess? New ANASTASIA Art Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare Belts 'Journey to the Past' at Her Alma Mater
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway. ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Watch ANASTASIA star Christy Altomare belt 'Journey to the Past,' accompanied by the symphony at her alma mater, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, below! (more...)

The AC Group Presents MACBETH at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On a barren heath, three sisters tell an ambitious Scottish Lord he is destined to be King.  Alongside his ruthless wife, the pair are seduced by the promise of power. But their fortune is ill-fated. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'A Lie Guarded' Episode of THE 100 on The CW
by - Feb 16, 2017

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of ARROW titled 'A Lie Guarded.' The episode airs Wednesday, February 22nd on The CW. (more...)

War Party and XYZ Films to Team on Reimagining of Gareth Evans' THE RAID
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

WarParty and XYZ films have announced that they will partner on the reimagining of the hit Indonesian action film THE RAID (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Evokes Wonder at Constellation Theatre Company
by Heather Nadolny - Feb 16, 2017

Are there parts of this play that are beyond silly? Yes. Do we need a play like that right now? You bet. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Constellation Theatre Company has a lot your inner child (and adult) will enjoy. (more...)

Broadway Knights presents BROADWAY ARTS: A Benefit Concert for the Anaheim Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Arts: A Concert to Benefit the Anaheim Arts Council on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful M3 Live Event Center Theatre in Anaheim. (more...)

Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Schiffer Publishing Unveils WITH A WEAPON AND A GRIN, Featuring African American Soldiers During WWI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., has announced the release of With A Weapon And A Grin, an in depth look into the propaganda depicting African American soldiers during WWI. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to its Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

The Secret Theatre Announces the Cast of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artistic director, Richard Mazda, and frequent collaborator, director Alberto Bonilla (Richard III, Merchant of Venice, Raft of Medusa) have teamed up again for The Secret Theatre's upcoming production of King Lear. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, March 1, 2017! (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

BWW Review: MY LAND'S SHORE, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2017

The show has bags of potential, passion to burn and excellent singing, but is let down by a pedestrian book and sprawling subplots. (more...)

Super Channel to Premiere New Crime Drama Series ICE, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired ICE, a high-impact, serialised crime drama set in the Los Angeles diamond trade, from Entertainment One (eOne). (more...)

RUTHLESS!, SUPERIOR DONUTS and More Set for Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) announces its exciting 2017-2018 season of five diverse shows, which will kick off September 15, 2017. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes announced today that the 2017-2018 season will include two world premieres and three classic plays. The season gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 20, with Lillian Hellman's masterpiece, The Little Foxes (1939), in which a greedy, merciless Southern family will stop at nothing to get what they want. Up next on December 8 is the premiere of Billy and Me by Terry Teachout (author of Satchmo at the Waldorf), a play that speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. (more...)

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