BWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2016

For many, Tennessee Williams' first play The Glass Menagerie remains his finest. Semi-autobiographical, the play takes place in St. Louis during the Depression and depicts the relationships between a restless alcoholic/shoe factory worker/wannabe writer, his overbearing mother and his psychologically deficient sister - all of which stems from Williams' actual background. Williams finds his voice in Tom. (Christian Durso) (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SRO Productions' SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Silence! The Musical (lyrics & music by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell) will be produced by Standing Room Only Productions at Obsidian Theater (www.obsidiantheater.org). With direction by Chris Patton, music direction by Eduardo Guzman, choreography by Eric Dano and assistant direction and stage management by Lauren Hainley, the production will run June 9 through June 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Award-winning A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE Set for the Fugard Theatre Studio in June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Winner of three Naledi awards, the acclaimed play A VOICE I CANNOT SILENE will have its Cape Town premiere at The Fugard Theatre Studio from 7 June to 25 June. (more...)

Mitsubishi Electric Improves Speed of World's Fastest Elevators to 1,230 Meters per Minute
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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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...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT Delights Audiences at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
by Meredith Kreisa - May 7, 2016

The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance is staging DOGFIGHT. With an intimate setting, exceptional acting, and a well-designed production, anyone (who is old enough, comfortable with stage violence, has lungs that readily accept fog, and appreciates a good curse word) will enjoy the show. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20: IN AN INSTANT on ABC - Saturday, June 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20: IN AN INSTANT, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 18, 2016! (more...)

NBC Brings in Big Numbers for the Week in Adults 18-49 with THE VOICE & BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

 NBC has delivered an average 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of May 16-22, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Kindness Grapples with Cruelty in SpeakEasy's Powerful DOGFIGHT
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

The coming of age of America during the tumultuous 1960s is brought vividly to life in DOGFIGHT, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's exquisite little musical now being presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston. Set in San Francisco on the eve of President Kennedy's assassination, DOGFIGHT pits the innocence of youth against the harsh realities of war as three young Marines dubbed 'the three bees' (for Birdlace, Boland and Bernstein) celebrate their last night at home with their buddies before shipping out to Vietnam. (more...)

BEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Eleven years after winning Best of Fest in Toronto Fringe with "BoyGroove" (also 2006 Audience Choice Dora Award), RibbitRePublic is back!  Three Fringe veterans join forces to play a cast of thousands in this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force.  Plank Magazine says, 'These three are truly Fringe masters.' (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOUR
by Brodie Paparella - May 24, 2016

The King of Pop, upon whose head the crown was heavy. A star from the age of five, using that remarkable voice to catapult his entire family into global fame and of course massive personal tumult. Amidst a reportedly abusive childhood, accusations of child sexual assault, a transformation of appearance unlike any seen before that time, and the controversial circumstances surrounding his death, it is the connection with his music that has lasted for audiences the world over. A new tribute show promises to reign as Jackson himself did, fronted by Dantanio, a man called the 'most loved' impersonation act. I was fortunate enough to communicate with Dantanio about the upcoming HIStory tour, arriving in the coming weeks to Australia and New Zealand. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - Getting to Know the Freshmen Actors and Stage Managing
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - May 23, 2016

House down… Curtains opening… Go! Cue 634… Go!  Showtime!!! (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (more...)

The Windham Theatre Guild to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER to Close 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Windham Theatre Guild will present The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson as the final Main Stage production of the 2015-2016 Season, opening on Friday, June 3rd at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

BWW Weighs In: The Importance of Being Awkward by Steve 'Coach Fury' of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - May 23, 2016

If you're awkward and you know it clap your hands! (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum & More Join Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett ('Blue Jasmine,' 'Carol, 'Cinderella') joins Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok' as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming 'Independence Day: Resurgence,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Jurassic Park') who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson ('Creed,' 'Selma') who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban ('Star Trek' trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King') who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. (more...)

NBC's BLACKIST & GAME OF SILENCE Equal Their Highs Since April
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

NBC's “THE BLACKLIST” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET): Maintains +100% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3). (more...)

THE HUNTING GROUND is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Hunting Ground Book: (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - May 23-24, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on May 23-24, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale on ABC - Monday, May 23, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale, airing on ABC on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

Buglisi Dance Theatre Coming to Ailey Citigroup Theater, 6/7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Buglisi Dance Theatre, celebrating its 23rd anniversary, is proud to present 'Women of Distinction,' a program that celebrates women, June 7-9 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. The season will see a World Premiere by Buglisi, inspired by the first recorded author/poet, as well as Buglisi masterworksRequiem, Sand, Sospiri, Suite:Solos and Duets, and a special performance by Christine Dakin with pianist Brian Zeger. The Opening Night performance will honor Terese Capucilli, Associate Founding Director and Principal Dancer of Buglisi Dance Theatre, and will include a performance by Graham principal dancer Blakeley White-McGuire of Martha Graham's Deep Song (opening night only). (more...)

BWW Review: DRUNKEN CITY at The Cell
by Devon Hoffman - May 18, 2016

The Cell, where Duke City Repertory is performing this show, is just two blocks from the Central nightclub strip full of young people.  Can that crowd please attend the theater too?  Tickets are less expensive than a couple drinks, and there's catharsis instead of a hangover. Besides, here is a play that shines a light on your exact ritual, O young people:  The 'night out on the town.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Primary Stages' EXIT STRATEGY & More Win 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

ABC's DWTS is Monday's Most Watched TV Series for 8th Week in a Row
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

During the week of May 9, 2016, ABC ranked No. 1 for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 - tied w/ CBS) and the 4th time in the last 5 weeks. (more...)

PHOTO: Jimmy Fallon Gives HAMILTON-Inspired Performance at NBC Upfront Event
by Caryn Robbins - May 17, 2016

At NBC's upfront event held yesterday afternoon at New York's Radio City Music Hall, TONIGHT SHOW host Jimmy Fallon channeled Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's HAMILTON to entertain potential network advertisers. (more...)

OWN Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its June 2016 programming highlights. (more...)

BWW Review: NYCB'S ALL ROBBINS Proves that Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
by Christina Pandolfi - May 16, 2016

A different kind of energy crackled throughout the David H. Koch Theater on the evening of May 13, 2016, vibrant and self-aware, with a knowing sense of the dynamic dancing that lay ahead. As I settled into my seat, preparing to bask in the evening's ode to Jerome Robbins, a British accent behind me said, clearly and plainly, 'I've never been to the ballet...I'm so excited.' I smiled to myself; thankful for all of the ballets I had seen before, and with a keen certainty that after tonight, this gentleman was certainly going to be returning. (more...)

BWW Review: Midcoast Symphony Presents Stirring VERDI REQUIEM
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 16, 2016

Music Director Rohan Smith has certainly taken this fine community orchestra to a new level of excellence. This past weekend, joining forces with the Oratorio Chorale, directed by Emily Isaacson, the Vox Nova Chamber Orchestra, directed by Shannon M. Chase, and four guest soloists, the huge ensemble took on the challenge of Giuseppe Verdi's dramatic Requiem and delivered a stirring performance. Grand in scale and presenting many symphonic and vocal challenges, Verdi's quasi-operatic work is more secular theatre than religious observance, but as such, it is laden with passion, emotion, and intensity. All these qualities were on display in the Midcoast Symphony's performance. (more...)

BWW Review: MORTAL CONDITION Challenges The Secondary Role Of Females In Games
by Barry Lenny - May 16, 2016

It is an extraordinary adventure through the medium of contemporary dance. (more...)

BWW Review: AS WE FORGIVE Challenges Our Views On Vengeance, Hatred and Forgiveness
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2016

Tom Holloway's AS WE FORGIVE asks the audience to re-evaluate their perceptions of vengeance, hatred and the extent of forgiveness through three separate stories, presented by sole performer Robert Jarman. (more...)

Jacqulyn Buglisi Stages TABLE OF SILENCE at University of California Santa Barbara on 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Jacqulyn Buglisi is honored to stage her 'Table of Silence' on 75 dance majors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, May 23 from 12 noon to 1 PM on the second anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy, in which six UCSB students were killed.  The commemoration will be an opportunity for the campus community to join together to honor the students lost, in a message of hope, peace and healing. Choreographer Buglisi and UCSB express their deep appreciation to John Arnhold, an alumnus of UCSB and major supporter of the arts, for making this moving event possible.  UCSB musicians will accompany the dancers; the mantels and ceramic plates used in 'Table of Silence', performed annually at New York's Lincoln Center since 2011, will be provided by the New York City-based Buglisi Dance Theatre. The commemoration will be streamed live at www.live.id.ucsb.edu   (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Recap: Caught Between the Devil and the Veep To Be on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - May 13, 2016

If you were thinking maybe the finale would start out slow, you'd be wrong. Very, very wrong. Nothing like a murder in less than a minute. Welcome to a Shondaland! (more...)

NBC's BLACKLIST Up +8% Week-to-Week, Matches High Since April
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

NBC's “THE BLACKLIST” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET): Grows +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2). Equals its 18-49 high since April 14 (1.4) on a night of high viewer interest in the NBA Playoffs. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

ABC's SCANDAL Season Finale Surges to Its Best Performance in 13 Weeks
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

For the 2nd Thursday in a row, ABC ran in a virtual tie with a “Big Bang” finale-led CBS for the Live + Same Day lead in Adults 18-49 (more...)

Photo Flash: 1 in 3 Campaign Launches National Tour of Abortion Play
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The 1 in 3 Campaign just launched a national tour of a groundbreaking new documentary play on abortion in the face of political attacks on access to safe, affordable abortion care. The play moves past the noise of the current political climate and features first-hand accounts from the people who receive and provide abortion care, even as access to abortion care comes under increasing threat. Scroll down for a first look at the company onstage! (more...)

Paramount Pictures & Participant Media Commemorate 10th Anniversary of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2016

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (AIT), the critically acclaimed documentary film that ignited a global climate change movement, marks its 10th anniversary this year. (more...)

AS THE CROW FALLS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Kansas City mob was always thought to be a small group, but by the early 1970s, the FBI realized that the mob (La Cosa Nostra) in Kansas City had run Las Vegas since World War II ended. The KC mob was more powerful than big name crime families in other cities including New York and Chicago. This fascinating and often dangerous mob life inspired Don Maddux to write 'As the Crow Falls' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

BLUSH To Play Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 11, 2016

Blush tells five candid stories about revenge porn and all its many victims. BLUSH is a slap in the face and a call to arms. (more...)

Accessorize This Spring With The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash And Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens With Built-In Macro Lites And Image Stabilizer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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1 in 3 Campaign Launches National Tour of Abortion Play; Beginning in Atlanta, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The 1 in 3 Campaign announced today the national tour of a groundbreaking new documentary play on abortion in the face of political attacks on access to safe, affordable abortion care. The play moves past the noise of the current political climate and features first-hand accounts from the people who receive and provide abortion care, even as access to abortion care comes under increasing threat.  (more...)

Military Wife Pens Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

CHICAGO, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Former Public School Administrator and Author Dr. Tyra Manning unveiled her debut literary work, Where the Water Meets the Sand, this week in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month. (more...)

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