Gannon, Smith Star in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at ACCC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Savannah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith star in Arts Center of Cannon County's Always Patsy Cline, the award-winning play by Nashville's own Ted Swindley, running June 3-18 in Woodbury. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Planet Ant to Close Season with ALONE WITH FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Closing out its 2015-16 season, Planet Ant will present a new romantic comedy from award-winning Detroit playwright Margaret Edwartowski. Alone With Friends opens Friday, June 3 for a four-week run through June 25. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now atwww.planetant.com. A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. Show Time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, 6/24-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson's smart and funny 'The Taming.' (more...)

Jon Batiste & Stay Human Join St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Jon Batiste & Stay Human, the sizzling house band on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," joins the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights line-up on August 20 at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars, previously scheduled to play August 20, will now perform on August 27. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114 or www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org (more...)

Broadway Palm Children's Theatre's 101 DALMATIANS Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Broadway Palm Children's Theatre is seeing spots with Disney's 101 Dalmatians playing June 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28 and July 1, 2016.  Based on the Disney animated film, this fun-filled musical is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil and some of the most adorable heroes to set their paws on our stage! (more...)

Bruce Dow Reimagines Shakespeare for A GLASS HIVE AKA THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Toronto Fringe Festival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Don't expect a dusty airing of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in Randolph Academy Presents' A GLASS HIVE at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. Stratford, Broadway, and Dora Award-winning theatre vet Bruce Dow gives the classic comedy a makeover in his contemporary adaptation, which runs June 29-July 10 in the Annex Theatre. (more...)

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton Among Finalists for CMT's 'Video of the Year'
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

With just a few hours until Show Time, CMT today revealed the finalists for the highly coveted 'Video of the Year' award at the 2016 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, the loudest night in country music. (more...)

TAIKOPROJECT and Quetzal to Perform CONCRETE SAPLINGS at Ford Theatres, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Internationally-acclaimed Japanese drumming group TAIKOPROJECT and Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band Quetzal join forces to create an all-new musical sound with a quintessentially L.A. aesthetic. 'Concrete Saplings,' a one-of-a-kind combination of heart-pounding Japanese taiko with fierce Chican@ rock, heralds the opening of the Ford Theatres 2016 summer season with one electrifying performance on Friday, July 8. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens 6/15 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

On June 15, 2016, The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will open Disney's Beauty and the Beast presented by Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning. The Alhambra   for menu please click logo traditionally stages a family-oriented show for its summer time period. The show will be theater's longest engagement of the year, running from June 15 through July 31. This summer the Alhambra is asking its guests to donate unused and unwrapped school supplies that will be collected by local not-for-profit group, Theatre on a Mission, and brought to schools in Kenya as part of its effort to help educate African youth through theatrical experience. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Open Summer Children's Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Summer starts at Cape Rep's Outdoor Theater on June 28th with our Summer Children's Show Series.  (more...)

Gary Clark Jr. to Perform on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

In lieu of the cancelled Governor's Ball show yesterday, Gary Clark Jr. will headline an intimate show at Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night, Tuesday June 7th (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Continues Circle's Year of the Playwright 35th Anniversary Season
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, Don't Talk to the Actors. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzicks's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013). (more...)

Twelfth Night Productions to Stage HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 This summer Twelfth Night Productions will present HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

The Friday 5: PATSY CLINE's Savanah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2016

Savannah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith star in Arts Center of Cannon County's Always Patsy Cline, the award-winning play by Nashville's own Ted Swindley, opening tonight and running through June 18 in Woodbury. The show's a favorite among Tennessee theater-goers, and now's your chance to get to know director Matt Smith's two-woman cast who bring the show to life… (more...)

New York Wine Events Launches "Jazz In The Vines", Featuring Grammy Nominee Richard Elliot and Perennial Long Island Favorite Matt Marshak
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

New York Wine Events has announced two (2) concerts 'in the vines' that will bring world-class musical performers to the Long Island Wine Country. Steps away from the grape vines that produce award-winning wines, guests will be treated to the sounds of award-winning jazz while enjoying the hospitality, food and drink of Jamesport Vineyards. (more...)

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre Presents HERBBITS, WIZARDS, AND BORKS - OH MY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Opening on June 30 and running through August 20 is another one of The Pocket Sandwich Theatre's infamous popcorn-tossing melodramas, 'Herbbits, Wizards & Borks...Oh, My!' written by the Pocket's own Nick Haley and directed by Dennis G.W. Millegan.   Originally done at Pocket Sandwich Theatre in 2014 and so wildly popular we're bringing it back for summer time fun.  (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/24/2016
by BWW - Jun 24, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/24/2016. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends NORTHANGER ABBEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen. Catherine Morland leaves her quiet country home for the splendors of Bath, armed only with an innocent heart and the examples of her favorite literary heroines. Immersed in a new world of parties, balls, and high society, Catherine soon finds herself caught in a web of social scheming far above her skill to master. False friends, greedy lovers, and a wealth of misunderstandings lead to the revelation that bruises of the heart can be far more painful than the imagined terrors of Gothic novels. The production runs two and a half hours with one intermission. The book is on sale in the lobby. (more...)

The Onyx to Present DEBBIE DOES DALLAS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Onyx makes a hot summer even hotter with the hilarious spoof of a 1978 adult film classic in Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, adapted by Erica Schmidt, with music by Andrew Sherman, and direction by Troy Heard. (more...)

Site-Specific Comedy FOR THE RECORD Set for Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

From the company that brought you the Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winning Fringe hit 'Radio :30' (NNNNN - NOW Magazine), comes a new play about growing up, moving out, and moving on... 'for the record.' (more...)

MULLETS GHOST STORY to Play Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Zombie clown Mullet reads from a forbidden Book of the Dead, opening a door that's not easy to close. Mullet wants nothing more than to never be alone. Be careful what you wish for. Just because he's the walking dead doesn't mean there are no skeletons in Mullet's closet. Everyone's scared of something. (more...)

BWW Blog: Eliza Porsella - I Want to Sing It Loud!
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Porsella - Jun 2, 2016

Exactly three weeks before "Shrek" goes up in front of an audience, we ran through the entire first act. The show was fine until we reached the "What's up Duloc" number that I'm in. It is still, even after weeks of practice, a complete and utter mess. I'm worried that the dance won't be ready to perform come Show Time.  (more...)

Update: THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Extended Through 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

After the sold-out and award-winning success of The Day Shall Declare It in 2015, Wilderness returns to the Los Angeles Arts District to remount its immersive, site-specific theatre experience, opening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and running through Sunday, June 19, 2016. [UPDATE: The show has been extended thru July 31st by popular demand!] The internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece weaves together dynamic movement with a collage of American labor literature from Tennessee Williams and Studs Terkel, exploring the concept of work in America: what it does for us - and what it does to us.  (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

BWW Review: Lifeline's Blossoming NORTHANGER ABBEY is an Early Summer Charmer
by Patrick O'Brien - Jun 15, 2016

Lifeline gives new musical life to Austen obscurity. (more...)

BWW Blog: Eliza Porsella - We are on our Way!
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Porsella - Jun 10, 2016

Today at play practice, the girl who plays Shrek had to practice with a pillow strapped to her dress. She will be wearing one for the show to appear as an oversized ogre, so the teachers wanted her to get used to it. Her costume will be over the pillow to make it look more natural. I thought she looked weird, but she said she was glad to have something to lean on. (more...)

The Doo Wop Project, Featuring Broadway Stars, Set for State Theatre, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings its unparalleled sound to the State Theatre on Saturday, July 9. (more...)

Write Act Repertory Extends JOE & MARILYN: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Write Act Repertory extends the well-received world premiere of JOE & MARILYN: A Love Story written by Willard Manus, directed by T.J. Castronovo, a passion-filled two-character play about the volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood super-star Marilyn Monroe.   (more...)

Flo Rida to Play Atlantic City's Taj Mahal This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Flo Rida is the Carol City native often dubbed the 'It Man of Hip-Hop,' and it's easy to see why. See the chart-topping artist perform live Friday, September 2, 2016 in the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal. Show Time is 9 p.m. with doors opening one hour prior. (more...)

American Candy to Present VERY FOREIGN AFFAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

AMERICAN CANDY examines the personal and political in Very Foreign Affairs, their latest original sketch offering. American politics are nutty to the bone. And this show is sure to please with their crowd winning combination of wit, hilarity and cheeky sex appeal. AMERICAN CANDY previewed this show at the Planet Connections Festivity last month and it quickly sold out. They're bringing it back, bigger and better on July 16th and 17th at the Actors Fund Arts Center. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/22/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD at Cape Rep's Outdoor Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Summer starts at Cape Rep's Outdoor Theater with Arnold Lobel's popular children's book characters brought to life in the funny and fun musical, A Year with Frog & Toad. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays now through August 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Comedian Carrot Top Joins 90th Season at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

?A pop culture icon returns to Easton as part of the upcoming 90th Season of WOW at the State Theatre as comedian Carrot Top is set to take the stage on Sunday, March 19th. (more...)

FOX Bursts into San Diego Comic-Con with FANFARE 2016
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

FOX bursts into SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON with an advanced screening of “THE EXORCIST” and exclusive sneak peeks at “24: LEGACY,” “PRISON BREAK,” “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” and “SON OF ZORN” (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Halcyon Theatre's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre announces casting for Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, the first show of the company's 11th season. (more...)

THE TAMING Continues Circle Theatre's Year of the Playwright For Its 35th Anniversary Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return. (more...)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra to Return to State Theatre with CHRISTMAS ROCKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Part of 5-Show Package for Broadway in Atlanta's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

With the start of an impressive season right around the corner, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is providing local theater fans with a chance to experience the benefits of season subscription with its new five-show packages. (more...)

VAUDEZILLA to Delight Audiences this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

With two feet planted firmly on the ground, Vaudezilla takes you on a sexy journey this August with this riotous carnival show. Full of freaks, geeks, and beautiful showgirls, meet your favorite circus archetypes in this delightfully kitchy send-up of all things amusement park! (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes, a new play by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 performance season. (more...)

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony to Present LET'S PLAY LA! This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony invites you to Let's Play LA! on Sunday, August 21st at 7:30pm, at the newly renovated Ford Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Jai Rodriguez to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Falcon Theatre has announced the casting for the second production of its 2016-2017 Season.  Emmy Award-winning television host and Broadway singer/performer, Jai Rodriguez has been cast to play Alex More in Buyer & Cellar written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Dimitri Toscas.  Rodriguez starred opposite Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin in ABC's comedy Malibu, portrayed 'Angel' in the Broadway musical Rent, and is best known for his role in Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. (more...)

Shakespeare with Heart to Stage TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites the Central Florida community to a special production of William Shakespeare's comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona performed by the Shakespeare with Heart company. Following a two-week production summer camp, the troupe of middle and high school students with and without special needs will perform their work on the Margeson Theater stage on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets (suggested donation of $10) may be purchased online at www.orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Walk-up sales begin one hour before Show Time. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/1/2016
by BWW - Jul 1, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/1/2016. (more...)

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Play Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

"Two monsters of the banjo," (NPR), Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn join forces in a tremendous pickin' party at Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater on July 28. Washburn's old-time style and Fleck's bluegrass-jazz-and-beyond virtuosity blend seamlessly together as they add acoustic wizardry to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series. Show starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets: 435-655-3114 or www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org. (more...)

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