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Academy Theatre (New York, NY)
223 W. 42nd St.

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Based on the unproduced musical The Little Thing


SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg at Rockwell Stage and Show this June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA.. on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.  John Randall is the Musical Director with a special guest tba.  Steven recreates Miss Streisand's greatest hits as well as songs she never did.. and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA show is the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person.. and you can meet this one afterwards!  (more...)

BRIC Announces Artists Selected for Summer Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BRIC, the leading provider of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the eight recipients of the annual BRICworkspace visual artistresidency program for the summer of 2017. BRIC was able to double the number of artists in residence this summer, from four to eight, due to a new donation of space at 505 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn, courtesy of Alloy Development. The summer 2017 awardees will be an all-female roster, including Nicole Awai Esperanza Cortes, Lucia Cuba, Phoebe Grip, Katya Grokhovsky, Katherine Toukhy, Jamie Warren and Monika Weiss. The residency program is now in its fourth year and is open to artists who live, work, or were born in Brooklyn. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

Maurer Productions OnStage Brings THE GLASS MENAGERIE to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love, dreams, desire, and longing tug at the heart in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

Inside Broadway to Honor Kate Burton and Ramin Karimloo with 2017 Broadway Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony and Emmy Award nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in the Tony Award nominated revival of Present Laughter) and Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia), as well as Tino Gagliardi, president of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world. (more...)

TNT Closes Season 31 with All-Female Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Terrific New Theatre closes its 31st season with the Alabama premiere of a new play whose genre has become a beloved staple of TNT's repertoire, the Southern comedy. (more...)

Windsor Jesters present Sam Shepard's A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Windsor Jesters proudly present Sam Shepard's 'A Lie of the Mind' opening on June 1 and running June 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.  All show times are at 7:30. (more...)

Reading of Micheline Auger's #LOVE95TIMES Up Next in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Farm Theater will present a reading of their latest College Collaboration Project, Micheline Auger's #Love95times, on Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3rd Floor). (more...)

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's Magnificent MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Ross Griffin's dramatically flamboyant portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Cumberland County Playhouse's magnificent production of the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet would be reason enough to buy a ticket to see the fast-moving, tune-filled salute to one of music's most legendary nights that didn't end up with some star dying in a plane crash or surviving a car wreck. (more...)

ANNIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 22, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a classic musical and acclaimed Shakespeare to buzzy history plays, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Make Them Hear You! Vote Today for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie will play its final performance today, Sunday, May 21, 2017,  at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) . (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture the arrivals, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld caught the last of the red carpet arrivals and even got a sneak peek inside the ceremony in the Broadway Ballroom and the Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Ward Billeisen, Seth Danner & More to Perform Monday 5/22 in Sussex County for THE ART OF THE 'NO' DEAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

On Monday night, May 22nd some of Broadway's finest will be taking to the stage in Sussex County for an evening entitled The Art of the 'No' Deal. Admission to the night is free.  (more...)

CBS to Present PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Princess Diana captured the world's imagination so much so, many thought they really knew her. The reality is that they just knew a part of the Diana story. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

OTX Opens Inaugural Season with SPIRIT OF THE TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The newly formed Orchard Theatre of Texas (OTX) is proud to present the World Premiere of Spirit of the Trail, a musical celebration of the heart and soul of the legendary Chisholm Trail, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year in cities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Spirit of the Trail will open on Thursday June 1 at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Beginning June 8, the show will start a 5-week run at the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where it will play Thursdays through Sundays through July 9. (more...)

18 Days to Go! Make Your Voice Heard and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for SHELTER at 54 Below, Starring Jon Cryer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below is pleased to announce complete casting for their concert presentation of the short-lived musical Shelter. Joining the previously announced two-time Emmy Award-winner Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) are Sally Ann Triplett (The Last Ship, Finding Neverland) as Maud, Alyse Alan Louis (Amelie, Disaster) as Wednesday November, Jeff Kready (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park With George) as Arthur,  Lynne Halliday (Baby, I'm Still Getting My Act Together..., Inventing Mary Martin) as Gloria and Scott Clare as The Voice. The Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00pm and 9:30pm concerts will celebrate Nancy Ford's beautiful score and Gretchen Cryer's fascinating and timely book.  (more...)

Michael Allman, Claudette King and More to Bring LEGENDS LIVE ON! to University of Saint Joseph
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Autorino Center for the Arts at the University of Saint Joseph and Black Eyed Sally's present "The Legends Live On!" featuring Michael Allman, Claudette King, Sheila Raye Charles, and Jeff Pitchell on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University's main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. (more...)

Jon Stickley Trio Featured on NPR's Folk Alley & Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Jon Stickley Trio independently released their 3rd full length album, Maybe Believe, on May 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Artistry's WIT Takes the Audience on a Beautifully Painful Journey
by Jill Schafer - May 16, 2017

I don't know where to begin with this one. Artistry's production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play WIT is simply devastating. But it's also funny, and smart, and philosophical, and enlightening. This is my first experience with the play, and I really can't think of anyone I'd rather see in the lead role than the incomparable Sally Wingert. She gives a masterful performance in what has got to be one of the juiciest roles in theater - a smart, educated, independent, confident woman who experiences life in a whole new way while approaching death from cancer. This professor who is an expert in the metaphysical poetry of John Donne has spent her life contemplating life, death, and the afterlife in theory, and has to rethink everything she believes when faced with the stark reality of it. It's a brilliantly written play given an excellent and interesting staging by Artistry, and Sally's performance is one not to be missed. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

CLEVERMAN Season 2 Premieres 6/28 on Sundance TV
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

SundanceTV and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV Australia) together announced that season two of the critically acclaimed, dystopian original drama series “Cleverman” will premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 10pm ET/9c on SundanceTV in the U.S. and Thursday, June 29 at 9:30pm on ABC TV in Australia. Set in the future, Cleverman features powerful characters from ancient Aboriginal mythology, the Hairy people, who must battle daily to survive in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.  (more...)

Take a Closer Look At the Set and Costumes For London's New PETER PAN
by Stephanie Wild - May 15, 2017

The National Theatre Blog recently talked with London's Peter Pan costume designer, Katie Sykes, and set designer, Michael Vale to discuss their inspiration and process, as well as to share a few photos. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Exclusive: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, and More Lead ME AND THE GIRLS Reading at Roundabout
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has exclusively learned that Roundabout produced a reading of ME AND THE GIRLS with music and lyrics by Noel Coward, book and direction by Douglas Carter Beane, from a short story by Noel Coward last week at Pearl Studios. The reading included Alan Cumming as George Banks, Cory Michael Smith as Ron, Lesli Margherita as Mavis. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents Very First Summer Production
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

This summer, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, the country's oldest professional theater for young audiences, invites families to be a part of its first summertime show, and its first full-scale production on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage:  DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT!   Running June 2 - July 9, 2017, DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT will treat audiences to 36 up-close-and-personal performances in the small 152-seat performance space housed in the company's facility on Red Bank Road in Hyde Park.  Show times include: (more...)

Playhouse on Park Young Audience Series Presents Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

The beloved children's classic Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat comes to life on stage at Playhouse on Park from June 3-11! Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Flynn Youth Theater Company Presents Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Tickets go on sale to Flynn Members on Tuesday, May 16 at 10 am and to the general public on Friday, May 19 at 10 am. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

THE VOICE's Javier Colon To Star In Unquowa Repertory Theatre's Inaugural Production BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American singer-songwriter and the winner of NBC TV's first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, will star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's inaugural production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Big River in concert, led by theatre veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward, will hit Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne for a limited run of four performances, June 15-17, 2017. (more...)

FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES, Glenn Close and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 22-May 28, featuring 'Four Generations of Miles' with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune, Glenn Close, Monday Michiru, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 5/12 - CAMELOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 5/12 - CAMELOT and More! (more...)

CABARET to Bring the Kit Kat Club to The Ziegfeld Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Kander and Ebb's 8-time Tony award-winning masterpiece has stood the test of time, including multiple Broadway revivals and tours as well as the film starring Liza Minelli, thanks in part to a beloved score with songs such as "Maybe this Time," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret." Presenting a world where nothing is as it seems yet entertaining to the last note, this dark, haunting musical drama remains as thoughtful and relevant today as ever. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Eve Plumb Lead FAMILY TIES Premiere Stage Adaptation in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Full Programme For ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today revealed the full programme of new writing filling ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL, kicking off at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before a UK tour in Autumn 2017. (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Baroque Theatre Company Brings COMEDY TRIPLE BILL to Swindon Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The much-loved and acclaimed Baroque Theatre Company will soon embark on their forthcoming summer tour which will see them perform a Comedy Triple Bill in a staggering 28 venues across England opening Friday 5th May 2017 - Sunday 30th July 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Old Friends Reunite at The Actors Fund Gala- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, just held its Annual Gala on Monday night, May 8, 2017. The evening celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Danny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, outstanding corporate leader Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer Harold Prince. Mr. DeVito, Ms. Field and Ms. Jenkins were awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. Mr. Prince received The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett and Jeff Kready Join Jon Cryer in SHELTER at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional casting for their concert presentation of the short-lived musical Shelter. Sally Ann Triplett (The Last Ship, Finding Neverland) and Jeff Kready (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park With George) will join previously announced two-time Emmy Award-winner Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men). (more...)

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