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Alan Safier Stars in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) today, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience Comes to the Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Thursday through Saturday, October 15 - 17, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival and newly choreographed version of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview on Thursday, October 1. (more...)

BLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Safier in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 14, 2016

Say Goodnight Gracie @RPlayhouse. (more...)

Jeannie Austin, Vanessa Butler and Alan Safier Set for This Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Vocalist Jeannie Austin, actors Vanessa R. Butler and Alan Safier are the featured guests on this week's (Friday, September 16) State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Friday from 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

SWANGO to Play Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Thursday through Saturday, October 15th-17th, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. Originally premiering off-Broadway in 2005, SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience features a book by Tony Award winning playwright, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), based on a concept by choreographers Mariela Franganillo (Forever Tango) and Robert Royston (Swing!) Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance, revelry and rivalry within and between two different worlds. In one evening we see the tale of two lovers; the girl from the sultry world of Argentine Tango, the boy from the lively arena of West Coast Swing. When the lovers conquer their differences, they create the harmonic fusion of Swing and Tango. (more...)

CAPITOL STEPS Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Ridgefield Playhouse offers an amazing variety of shows in the new Broadway/Cabaret series underwritten by Ridgefield Magazine.  From one man theatrical performances to musicals to comedy- there is really a wide variety of what you can see in this series. (more...)

BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Dances Into Bucks County Playhouse, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse opens up its stage to the star power talent with the National Tour of BALLROOM WITH A TWIST this November 4th. Audiences are invited to experience the unique and live thrill of witnessing pros from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance move together now all on one stage at the Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bruce Connelly in SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Ivoryton favorite Bruce Connelly returns to the Playhouse stage tonight, October 29th, in the hit Broadway show, Say Goodnight, Gracie. This stunning tour de force invites you to spend an hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight, Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. Scroll down for a first look at Connelly onstage! (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Presents SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Ivoryton favorite Bruce Connelly returns to the Playhouse stage tonight, October 29th, in the hit Broadway show, Say Goodnight Gracie. This stunning tour de force invites you to spend an hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway Composers
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 26, 2014

Sting's THE LAST SHIP marks The Police lead singer's Broadway debut tonight, but he's far from the first music industry transplant on the Great White Way. Scroll down to learn more about some of the greatest music stars turned Broadway composers, and be sure to tell us your favorite (or any we left out) in the comments below! (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

SWANGO to Play Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Today through Saturday, October 15th-17th, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. Originally premiering off-Broadway in 2005, SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience features a book by Tony Award winning playwright, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), based on a concept by choreographers Mariela Franganillo (Forever Tango) and Robert Royston (Swing!) Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance, revelry and rivalry within and between two different worlds. In one evening we see the tale of two lovers; the girl from the sultry world of Argentine Tango, the boy from the lively arena of West Coast Swing. When the lovers conquer their differences, they create the harmonic fusion of Swing and Tango. (more...)

SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience Comes to the Schimmel Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

This weekend, October 15 - 17, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival and newly choreographed version of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Ivoryton favorite Bruce Connelly returns to the Playhouse stage on October 29th, in the hit Broadway show, Say Goodnight Gracie. This stunning tour de force invites you to spend an hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview tonight, October 1. (more...)

CAPITOL STEPS Set for Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Ridgefield Playhouse offers an amazing variety of shows in the new Broadway/Cabaret series underwritten by Ridgefield Magazine.  From one man theatrical performances to musicals to comedy- there is really a wide variety of what you can see in this series. (more...)

Stars from AMERICAN IDOL, SYTYCD & DWTS Set for Tonight's BALLROOM WITH A TWIST at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse opens up its stage to the star power talent with the National Tour of BALLROOM WITH A TWIST tonight, November 4th. Audiences are invited to experience the unique and live thrill of witnessing pros from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance move together now all on one stage at the Playhouse. (more...)

THE DOCTOR IS NOT IN Adds 11/15 Performance at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates, November 15 at 2 PM, at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (this November 15, 2 PM, performance was added after the quick sell-out of Redman's October show.) (more...)

Virginia Rep to Celebrate the Holidays at Hanover Tavern with THIS WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray on Friday, November 27 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover  Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, January 10, 2016. The classic  denizens of Bedford Falls come to life in this one-man, stage adaptation of the iconic  screenplay It's a Wonderful Life. (more...)

Annette Alicanti's Disco Musical THE ART OF THE HUSTLE Set for Industry Presentation Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Antonia Productions and Tony Montiglio will present an invite-only industry presentation of the Disco Era musical, THE ART OF THE HUSTLE written by Annette Alicanti, directed by Jonathan Cerullo, with choreography by Kristine Bendul & Ralph Ramirez and musical direction by Oliver Marsh on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7PM (more...)

William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOM
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to Deadline, William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have signed on to join Brie Larsen in the upcoming film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel ROOM. Lenny Abrahamson directs the film for Element Pictures and No Trace Camping, which is currently shooting. (more...)

Glenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, FISH IN THE DARK beginning Tuesday, June 9 (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

Glenne Headly Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in FISH IN THE DARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning tonight, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). (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...)

WINDYWOO AND HER NAUGHTY PETS Reading Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents a developmental reading of Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, a new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise, featured on Cartoon Network and Disney's Hyperion Books for Children. The developmental readings will take place July 11 at 1pm and July 13 at 4pm and 7pm at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Scott Wichmann to Star in Virginia Rep's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Last of the Red Hot Lovers on Friday, July 17 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, August 30, 2015. (more...)

New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, 8/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2015

TUTS Underground presents a reading of a new musical! (more...)

Scott Wichmann Stars in Virginia Rep's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, Now thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, tonight, July 17, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, August 30, 2015. (more...)

The Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, TEN COMMANDMENTS and More Set for Ridgfield Playhouse's March 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced its March 2016 and continuing spring 2016 lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Premieres WHITE GUY ON THE BUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from tonight, January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes' THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS to Premiere at TUTS This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, a new musical based on the Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Conner Browne, will make its world premiere on the TUTS Underground stage in March. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama. (more...)

710 Main Theatre to Stage JOSEPH'S GOSPEL, 12/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

710 Main Theatre presents the international sensation Joseph's Gospel making its U.S. premire in Buffalo. Joseph's Gospel - a touching comedy about parenthood as told from the unique perspective of Joseph of Bethlehem. A warm-hearted and intelligent spin on a familiar story, Joseph's Gospel is a divine comedy for parents everywhere. Starring Alan Safier, playing December 17-20 at the 710 Main Theatre in Buffalo. (more...)

New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

TUTS Underground presents a reading of a new musical! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open 1776, THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of 1776, The Musical, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, September 30, 2016 with two previews on September 28 and 29. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jesse Swim Chats Life as a Swing for Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Jesse Swimm is ready to go onstage at a moments notice for ten different roles in Broadway's School of Rock. He stopped by Actors Connection this week to talk at their young performers at 'Camp Hamilton' - 3-day 'Hamilton'-inspired musical program, and shared the ins and outs of life as a 'swing' on Broadway. Watch his Q&A below! (more...)

Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting October 21. (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

2016-17 THEATER SEASON: PHILADELPHIA REGION AND SOUTH JERSEY
by Pati Buehler - Aug 16, 2016

From Philly to South Jersey, there's someting for everyone on stages this season. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Glenne Headly Steps in as 'Brenda' in FISH IN THE DARK; Rita Wilson Goes on Medical Leave
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rita Wilson has temporarily stepped out of Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK for a temporary medical leave. In her absence, the role of 'Brenda' is being played by Glenne Headly. Wilson is set to return to the production on May 5, 2015. (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE, HEATHERS & More Included in TUTS Underground's 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Murderous bank-robbing lovers, holiday grump meets Little Match Girl, tiaras the size of Texas and the ultimate teenage popularity contest (hair scrunchies included) - TUTS Underground's 2015/16 season delivers new theatrical productions never seen before in Houston!TUTS Underground, Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) alternative and contemporary series, is thrilled to announce the new season running in Zilkha Hallat The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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