Kim Davies' STET to Open Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company in June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews on June 11, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season, with an official press opening scheduled for June 23. Tickets are now on sale through July 3. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

The Tribe to Present World Premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Tribe invites audiences to the world premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER by Janielle Kastner. (more...)

The Court Theatre Presents EDUCATING RITA This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

From the writer of Blood Brothers (Willy Russell) comes his most acclaimed play, Educating Rita, an hilarious and moving story of a woman determined to better herself. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Makeup Artist Kaye Brown
by Frank Benge - May 7, 2016

A make-up artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television and film. One of the busiest in this area is Kaye Brown, who sat down with us to give our readers a backstage look at her incredible art. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), SOPAC, co-directors/producers Deborah Goldstein (Publisher, Village Q), Brooke Lefferts (Writer, Associated Press, NBC Today), Sandy Rustin (Playwright, Rated P ... for Parenthood, The Cottage, Struck) are will present Listen To Your Mother: North Jersey this Saturday, May 7, 2016. This 3rd Annual North Jersey production will have performances at 5pm (Mainstage) and 7:30pm (Loft Theater) at The South Orange Performing Arts Center (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). Open auditions were held in late January, and 13 writers were selected to join the movement of 'giving motherhood a microphone.' The 2016 cast will feature some of North Jersey's most talented writers and bloggers including: Lois Gallt Accardi, Ralph Buchalter, Moira Deziel, Laura Epstein, Brie Latini, Pam Lobley, Allyson Murphy, Doreen Oliver, Pat Ostrander, Joy Peskin, Otise Schuk, Carrie Schwartz, and Elizabeth Trundle. To get a great sense of the show, please visit: (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Celebrates FUN HOME's Lisa Kron
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of FUN HOME's Lisa Kron on Monday, May 2 at an intimate Salon. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from the event below! (more...)

Loews Regency New York Partners With Tony-Nominated WAITRESS for Ultimate Package, Thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Guests of Loews Regency New York can have the ultimate NYC Broadway experience with the launch of a new partnership and package with the newly opened Broadway sensation, Waitress! Just in time for the musical production's opening and now having received FOUR Tony Award Nominations, Broadway lovers and NYC visitors can experience the show along with a stay at one of Midtown's most luxurious locations, the Loews Regency New York. (more...)

Allegro Senior Living Announces Ground Breaking on $45M Development in...
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016


by Cline Bossart - May 4, 2016

For a New Yorker (or any seasoned visitor), the age-old question remains this: where to eat before or after a show? Over the years, Midtown's food and drink culture has begun to deviate from its tired suits-and-steakhouses scene, ushering in a new wave of restaurateurs with a definitive downtown cool, changing the game with new attention to detail beyond the standard. (more...)

John Cho and More to Lead Artists at Play's DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Artists at Play hosts its annual Summer Salon at the Armory Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 28. The Summer Salon includes a champagne brunch and a special presentation of Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies, directed by Artists at Play founding member, Peter J. Kuo. (more...)

Chris Kamberis -- Facilitates the Opening of Ladybird Style Lab in Crossroads District
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of BCP's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, begins performances tonight, May 27 ahead of tomorrow night's official opening. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is set to run through June 18.  Check out a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre Announces the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Launches 2016 Guitar Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This year's Adelaide Guitar Festival epitomises inclusion and access for all lovers of music - taking the beautiful, divergent and diverse sounds of the guitar to the people of South Australia. (more...)

The Flux Salon to Feature Reading of ENDS OF THE EARTH, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 7th at 7:00pm, Forward Flux Productions will present a reading of Lia Romeo's new dark comedy, "Ends of the Earth" at the XIV Flux Salon gathering in Seattle.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Geraldine Csapek, a dedicated author and illustrator, has completed her new book 'The Girl with Really Long Hair': an entertaining work of fiction that shows how a girl conquers her fear of getting her really long hair cut. (more...)

Grupo Carso And Artist Romero Britto Announce Licensing Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

MIAMI, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Grupo Carso and Romero Britto announce a licensing partnership to sell exclusive Britto products throughout Mexico and Latin America via Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim's conglomerate of retail stores. Slim, philanthropist and longstanding patron of the arts, and Britto, the internationally acclaimed artist, will bring their shared passion for art to the masses through consumer products. (more...)

The Adrienne Arsht Center Wins Eight Hermes Creative Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has been recognized by Hermes Creative Awards with eight awards in the 2016 international competition. The Center received three platinum and two gold awards as well as three honorable mentions for its communication and design strategies in various campaigns, including Lookingglass Alice, Vibrant @10, AileyCamp Miami and season brochures. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present RICHARD III & THE TEMPEST as Part of Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC) is thrilled to return to the Old Zoo to celebrate the 13th year of presenting FREE Shakespeare in Los Angeles Parks for its 2016 season of its GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. This year ISC will present, for the first time in Griffith Park, two can't miss summertime experiences by William Shakespeare: RICHARD III, directed by Melissa Chalsma, with performances June 25 - July 24 and THE TEMPEST, directed by Matthew Earnest, with performances July 30 - September 4. (more...)

Playwright Anne McGravie to be Honored at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble's Annual Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, celebrating 21 years as the only professional theater dedicated to advancing women's lives through theater, is hosting its annual fundraising event Rivendell's 2016 Salon and Benefit.  The event will be held Thursday, June 16th from 6:00-9:00pm at The Flower Firm, 451 N. Wood St in Chicago.  More than 200 Rivendell supporters and theatergoers are expected to attend. (more...)

Apollo Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: Hendrix in Harlem, WOW - Women of the World Festival & More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its 2016-2017 season, which will feature an array of programs showcasing both established and emerging artists and deepen parterships with a diverse array of institutions. The new season will extend the nonprofit institution's commitment to catalyzing the creation of new works that draw upon the legacy of the world-famous Theater. Alongside engagements with international artists working in a variety of disciplines, the season will include forums for cross-cultural dialogue led by artists and scholars, and education programs for students and families from throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Kim Davies' STET at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for STET, a new play inspired by true events, by Kim Davies (author of Smoke) and directed by Artistic Director Tony Speciale (director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey). Check out photos below! (more...)

Sola Salon Suites Now Open in Beautiful Brea Union Plaza, California
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016


The New York Arts and Sciences Salon Presents 'An Evening with Eleanora Kupencow and Riad Miah' on 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

The New York Arts and Sciences Salon's will present  "An Evening with Eleanora Kupencow and Riad Miah "in collaboration with Ronni Anderson and Susan Davis Eley, of Decorating with Fine Art, Thursday May 26th at  Anderson Contemporary Gallery. The presentation will explore artists whose work integrates technology as well as imagery inspired by math and science. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with the artists and have a private tour the gallery led by owner Ronni Anderson. The evening presents a wonderful opportunity for art lovers as well as budding collectors to discover the world of contemporary art. (more...)

The KlipPro FF-200 Callus Remover Comes with Bonus Manicure Set
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016


MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

This year's creator/performer line up features Rachelle Elie in her original musical comedy solo extravaganza Shit I'm In Love With You Again, local comedian and actor Daniel Stolfitraces his comedy roots in Finding Funny, life coach and sage advisor Darlene Chrissley shares her life philosophies in In Chaos I Trust, storytelling favourite and Canadian Screen Award-winner Rob Norman's I Like You, Do You Like Me? reveals his past and asks the audience to consider their own histories. Improv superstar Natasha Boomer shares exactly what it feels like when you go from guru to corporate liability in All Fired Up, Richard Lett's Sober But Never Clean follows his 30 year career as a comedian, poet, singer-songwriter and more, through the depths of addiction and back again and Broadway veteran Bill Bowers breaks his silence about growing up gay in Montana, studying with Marcel Marceau and life on the Great White Way in It Goes Without Saying. Four SOULO Theatre alumni each present an original autobiographical ten minute show in the second SOULO Salon: Nicola Elbro returns to the SOULO Festival in #grateful, Morgan Joy presents her puppet dramedy The Life Boat, Amish Patel talks eating disorders and comedy in Fat Shamed By My Mom and Silvi Santososhares songs and stories of life as a new immigrant in Bedazzled. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will soon present a star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will soon present a star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. (more...)

Turner Comes to 2016-17 Upfront with Powerful Brand Portfolio & Bold Moves
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Turner, the global content leader across all screens and platforms, is lighting up The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City this morning with a powerful message that includes premium content from its portfolio of top-rated media brands, as well as forward-thinking innovations for advertisers and especially consumers. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TNT Hath Bestowed a Greenlight on New Shakespeare-Inspired Drama WILL
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of WILL, a brand new drama that tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Bring UNDER THE INFLUENCE to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Live nude reading is back at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this May with the Cape Town chapter of Naked Girls Reading presenting their new show, UNDER THE INFLUENCE. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

L'Orient rencontre l'Occident : l'innovation est bien vivante au salon CES Asia 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016


Vintage Theatre to Stage Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL, 6/3-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Vintage Theatre presents 'Intimate Apparel," June 3 - July 10, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 - $30 and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830. Group discounts for 6+ are available. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Brings the Joy of Love and Family Traditions to Energetic Life on the Streets of Washington Heights
by Shari Barrett - May 11, 2016

Much like the much-loved musical "Fiddler on the Roof," IN THE HEIGHTS focuses on family love and traditions being challenged by the beliefs of the next generation. In our modern world where a good education can make all the difference, what does it take for a poor family to put a cherished only child through an expensive university? And what happens when the student cannot keep up and drops out and gets romantically involved with someone her parents don't think is good enough? And what happens when a neighborhood is challenged by urban renewal and its flavor is about to be lost? Can it be saved when local shop owners must leave their beloved neighborhood when rents rise? (more...)

Dean Donofrio's CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS Plays Studio C Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Studio C Artists announces the four-week run of a collection of Writer/Director Dean Donofrio's plays, CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS, written by Dean Donofrio, directed by Dean Donofrio and John Coppola, and produced by Michael Sonntag. (more...)

Patrick Scully to Honor Walt Whitman at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

To celebrate Walt Whitman's 197th birthday*, Dixon Place presents Leaves of Grass - Uncut, a solo performance by Patrick Scully, summoning the spirit of 19th-century poet. Leaves of Grass - Uncut shows us many sides of Whitman: from the furtive-changing genders to 'straighten things up', to the fierce-defying the censors and getting banned in Boston. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces its 2016-17 season, its final under the leadership of esteemed Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down at the end of the season, concluding an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra's artistic helm, the longest in LACO history. The sweeping and deeply personal season commemorates Kahane's remarkable legacy, spotlights his exceptional rapport with the Orchestra and features some of the world's leading musicians. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND - Tamara Tunie, Lynda Gravatt, Brenda Pressley and More; 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Acting Company's (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) 2016 John McDonald Salon Series will conclude with a reading of acclaimed writer Marcus Gardley's The House that Will Not Stand on Monday, May 16th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette), New York, NY 10012. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. For tickets, visit or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Princeton Ballet School to Host 3rd Annual Fashion Show: "Turn Out for Fashion: Empowering Minds and Bodies" on 6/17
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

On Friday, June 17, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, N.J., Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will host its second annual fashion show: "Turn Out for Fashion." All proceeds from this event will support the Princeton Ballet School Scholarship Fund. (more...)

NY Cabaret Artist D'yan Forest To Take Solo Show To Orlando Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

?New York Cabaret Artist, Solo Performer and Stand Up Comic, D'yan Forest's brings her new solo show, A Broad Abroad! to the 25th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival. The cabaret show recently premiered at the 10th Annual New York FRIGID Festival where it received rave reviews and played to packed houses. (more...)

Francesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Saturday afternoon at The Cornelia Street Cafe just got a lot more fun with the addition of award-winning playwright/director/actor Francesca Rizzo's outrageously honest and funny play -- DAMES LIKE US. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series bring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley - Live in Concert on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in a special one night only performance!  (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

The Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Working Theater, the Off-Broadway company that in 2013 staged a production (about undocumented workers crossing the border to find work in this country) in the confines of an actual 48' trailer truck, will once again shed a unique light on a group of individuals rarely portrayed on stage. Under the direction of Artistic Producing Director Mark Plesent, the company will present THE BLOCK - a new play about community in the Bronx - which is no longer burning, but where life on the streets is as brutal as ever. (more...)

Paul Anka to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ethan Allen Hotel present the legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka with a night of unforgettable, chart topping hits, including "My Way," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "Lonely Boy," "She's a Lady," and "(You're) Having My Baby," and many more!  Paul Anka will sing his way through the decades on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series.  (more...)

Contemporary Asian Art Set for Frieze Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

New York Art Wave Project in partnership with the uptown-based organization, The West Harlem Art Fund, presents FUSION EAST WEST during Frieze Week from May 5th through the 10th. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

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