BWW Interview: James Michael Reilly in EQUIVOCATION at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 8, 2015

James Michael Reilly stars in Equivocation at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Written by Bill Cain and directed by Paul Mullins, the show will be on the Madison Stage from September 16th through October 4th. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Next on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Joseph Discher. Nearly 75 years ago in the Netherlands, a young girl received a diary for her 13th birthday. Today, Anne Frank's humor, strength, and innate goodness continue to shine forth from her words to inspire readers and audiences of all ages. The powerful story of her family's will to survive comes to unforgettable life for a new generation in this adaptation of the Pulitzer, Tony, and NY Drama Critic's Circle Award-winning play. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. to Reprise Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced full casting for the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor.  (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Invites Chicago Songwriter Onstage for WICKED Performance
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2015

This past Saturday, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth invited Chicago songwriter/AEA actress Jess Godwin onstage during her concert at the Chicago Theatre to sing a stunning rendition of 'For Good' from the musical WICKED. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Guest Star on ABC's THE MUPPETS, 11/3
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

ABC has announced that Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will guest star as herself on the next episode of THE MUPPETS, titled. 'Ex-Factor'. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage THE SNOW QUEEN This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces THE SNOW QUEEN, November 28- December 20, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, November 30 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Multi-talented Emmy®- and Tony®-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 8:00 PM, to launch the LA Phil's2015/16 Songbook Series. Chenoweth wowed audiences in 2010/11 with two sold-out performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall to celebrate New Year's Eve. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Wild and wacky fun, just in time for the holidays, is onstage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the hilarious McCarter Theatre/Arena Stage production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery running November 27-December 27 at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Amanda Dehnert, the ensemble cast features Henry Clarke, Crystal Finn, Adam Green, Ron Menzel, and Matt Zambrano. (more...)

Skylight Theatre's EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA COLA to Transfer to Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Colony Theatre is pleased to announce that it is bringing to its mid-size Equity theatre the wildly successful, LA Times Critic's Choice production of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA by Ron House, directed by Alan Shearman and based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews. (more...)

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's AS YOU LIKE Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Annapolis Shakespeare Company announces a special Press Night for Shakespeare's 'AS YOU LIKE IT' on Saturday, the 17th at 8:00 p.m. The performance will be followed by a VIP reception at 49 West Coffeehouse and Wine Bar with the Director, Cast and Design Team.  (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Hits the Road on Last Night's THE MUPPETS
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth hit the road with the Electic Mayhem and uncovered some secrets the bandmates were keeping from each other on last night's episode of ABC's THE MUPPETS (more...)

DVR Alert - Kristin Chenoweth Guest Stars on ABC's THE MUPPETS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ABC has announced that Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will guest star as herself on the next episode of THE MUPPETS, titled. 'Ex-Factor', tonight, November 3! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up On Being Adopted: 'The Biggest Blessing of Them All'
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

In honor of November 21st being National Adoption Day, star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth, shared her personal experience of being an adopted child with WhoSay. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Host (Un)Silent Film Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the public for the second edition of its new (Un)Silent Film Night series, in which the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra, under the baton ofGary Fagin, will perform contemporary composer Carl Davis' score to Harold Lloyd's classic silent film Speedy (1928). Celebrated actor and comedian Bill Irwin will host the event, a follow-up to the April 2015 debut of (Un)SilentFilm Night, which was hosted by Matthew Broderick and drew a capacity crowd to the 400-plus-seat Tishman Auditorium at University Center. (more...)

A Portable Theatre's EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) Sets Dates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Humor rather than sentiment is the aim of A Portable Theatre's special family-friendly holiday show this December.   (more...)

WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT to Open at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Mark Bell, the critically-acclaimed director behind the Olivier-award winning hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the recently acclaimed The Comedy About a Bank Robbery directs the European premiere of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio for a four-week run this autumn (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

Dreaming Academy presenta: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, A HORROR MUSICAL. Debutto a Padova il 25 e 26 Giugno
by Valeria Venturelli - May 3, 2016

Arrivera a Padova il prossimo 25 e 26 Giugno, debuttando al Multisala Pio X. Il musical The Nightmare Before Christmas, a horror musical, e prodotto dalla Dreaming Academy, Accademia di musical e spettacolo che da diversi anni si occupa di formazione nel settore delle arti sceniche e del musical in particolare. (more...)

Bruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Following a critically hailed, highly successful extended run of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rubicon Theatre Company continues the 2015-2016 Season with another American premiere -- eXtras by Sabina Berman. (more...)

GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE to Play Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

?The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will host Gravedigger's Tale, an interactive retelling of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, April 21-23 at Longstreet Theatre.  (more...)

BWW TV: Mensaje del Día Mundial del Teatro por Ángel Ruiz
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 23, 2016

El actor Ángel Ruiz lee el mensaje del Dia Mundial del Teatro (27 de marzo) escrito por el director ruso Anatoli Vassiliev. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

New York Premiere of Richard Strand's BUTLER at 59E59 Theaters 
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to open the 2016/2017 5A Season with New Jersey Repertory Company (Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas) and the NYC premiere of BUTLER, directed by by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher.  (more...)

Yale School of Drama Announces Department Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA announces the retirement of Professor Adjunct Edward A. Martenson, Chair of the Theater Management Department, effective June 30, 2017, and the appointment of Professor Adjunct Joan Channick, who currently serves as Associate Dean, as the new Chair, effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the second production of its 2016 season - the world premiere of LONG GONE DADDY, written and performed by MST's playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Directed by MST artistic director Chris O'Connor, performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company's new venue, located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. (more...)

SCAPIN to Run 2/19-27 at UofSC's Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the outrageous comedy Scapin, February 19-27 at Longstreet Theatre. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with FLY, YOU FOOLS This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After a year-long sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts (named a "Critic's Pick" and one of the "Ten Best Comedy Shows of 2014" by Time Out New York), The PIT is proud to announce the return of acclaimed theatrical company Recent Cutbacks with FLY, YOU FOOLS, another LIVE shot-for-shot remake. Three actors and a foley artist band together (in fellowship) to bring you a parody of the first chapter in the most epic fantasy trilogy of all time! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cover Art Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Set for 'Making of DESCENDANTS' Disney Channel Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

'Descendants: Set It Off,' a half-hour special that takes viewers behind-the-scenes during the making of Disney's hit movie 'Descendants,' will be presented TONIGHT, AUGUST 9 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (more...)

Song Tracks Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The song selections for Kristin Chenoweth's new album includes many great stabdards. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Release New Album 'The Art of Elegance' September 23
by Alan Henry - Aug 4, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth has teased on Twitter that she will be releasing a new album this fall! BroadwayWorld has learned the album, which will be titled 'The Art of Elegance' will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release of September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, tonight, August 27, through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Extends EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA Through Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Legendary Off-Broadway extravaganza spawns a sequel, El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola is now making its World Premiere in Los Angeles at the Skylight Theatre, and will add performances through September 30, 2015. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Explains the Wacky Release Timing of Her and Idina Menzel's New Albums
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd, but she's not the only Broadway superstar who will drop an album that day. Her Wicked costar Idina Menzel will release 'Idina.' on the same day, but the timing was not planned. 'I'm guessing she was as surprised as me,' Chenoweth told App.com. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash', will play God in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Rosie's Theatre Kids Will Honor Kristin Chenoweth at 2015 Gala!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rosie's Theatre Kids will honor 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth at its annual Gala Celebration. This year's event will be held on November 2, and will be hosted by Rosie O'Donnell herself. (more...)

Full 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Know Theatre of Cincinnati wants you take a chance by picking a show, any show, at the 13th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival, running May 31-June 11, 2016. With 12 days full of of opportunities to catch 50 live productions, Visual Fringe art projects, musical guests, and the nightly Fringe Bar Series at Know Theatre (Fringe Headquarters), you'll find yourself lucky to have more to experience at Fringe this year than ever before. (more...)

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