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Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLOODLETTING Returns in January to Atwater Village Theater Following Sold-out Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Playwrights' Arena's world premiere Ovation Recommended production of BLOODLETTING by Boni B. Alvarez, which sold out its initial five week run in November, returns to the Atwater Village Theater in January for only 4 weeks starting January 7th to January 29th. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre Names Millennial Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Twelve talented millennial actors, writers, producers, and directors have been selected from a pool of nearly 50 applicants to take part in the Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) NEXT @ The Braid Arts Council, a new initiative made possible by a $150,000 Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation), with $15,000 in additional funding recently awarded by the Erwin Rautenberg Foundation, which consults with The Foundation on its grantmaking. (more...)

BWW Interview: Skylight's Gary Grossman Asserting His Passion Creating Safe Harbors For Nurturing New Talents
by Gil Kaan - Nov 25, 2016

Skylight Theatre's Artistic Director Gary Grossman will be honored at Skylight's SALUTE 2016 December 4 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Gary has been the driving common denominator of the Skylight Theatre Company and its previous incarnations: the Katselas Theatre company and the Camelot Artists Productions before.   (more...)

Lisa Wolpe Speaks at the American Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Internationally acclaimed LGTB activist, theatre artist, actor, and director Lisa Wolpe, will give a free lecture on her mission to liberate her professional and personal life from the 'gender box' of expectations. (more...)

BWW Review: Skylight's Glittering LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Lavishes Joie de Vivre for Family
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 23, 2016

What defines a family--those people who love by sacrificing their own life for someone else? In a lavish production where Chris March's luscious costumes touch the senses, Skylight Music Theater stages the 1983 Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles. Scenic Designer Liliana Duque Piñeiro complements March's fabulous costumes by hanging a serpentine curtain of reflective silver strips across the stage that sparkles when Lighting Designer Noele Stollmack illuminates the fluid curtain with a rainbow of colors throughout the production Originally written by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, this musical based on a French play by Jean Poirot, won multiple awards in its production year and also in several later revivals.  (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from Champion by five-time Grammy award-winning musician and playwright Terence Blanchard, who tells the true story of Emile Griffith in his haunting and visually stunning 'opera in jazz.' The work, which blew critics away when it premiered in 2013, explores the life of the closeted gay boxer whose knockout of a homophobic rival in the early 1960s let to unexpected tragedy. Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello will moderate a discussion with Blanchard, Deynce Graves and other members of the cast following performance excerpts. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Engineering Feats Take Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to New Heights; Will Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

In the magic of the holiday season, families can step off the busy Manhattan street into the many worlds of Pip's Island at the Skylight Modern, 537 West 27th Street, NYC.  The ground-breaking immersive play (for ages 4-10) combines sheer wonder and fun with exploration, empowerment, and learning.  (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary with BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The stage of The Grand 1894 Opera House is transformed into a cramped, sixth-floor walk-up apartment in New York's Greenwich Village for the delightful Neil Simon romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Roll Into the New Year with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the new year with Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY January 24-February 12.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre presents the musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change February 3 - 19, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Feel the love this February at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room! The heart-stomping month of entertainment is highlighted by the return of the American music treasure, Marilyn Maye. Maye will dazzle audiences on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. In addition to Ms. Maye, throughout the month are features performances by Kathy Graham, Deirdre Finnegan, Paula Johns, Bob Egan and Michael Richard Kelly. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges. Marilyn Maye's performances must be reserved in advance. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co.Announces LIANA AND BEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play,LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY Brings Unexpected Friendship to Riverside Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic DRIVING MISS DAISY on Tuesday, January 24, with the production running through February 12. Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast includes Marvin Bell, Michael Samuel Kaplan, and Lucy Martin. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Winners Announced - Skylight's VIOLET Wins 4 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 17, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Milwaukee winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Spotlight HIV/AIDS with SHADES OF DISCLOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company kicks off their new season with the World Premiere of SHADES OF DISCLOSURE, created and performed by the revolutionary voice of QueerWise. (more...)

Drama-Logue Founder Bill Bordy Honors Memory of Sister with Donations to LA Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Honoring the wishes of his sister Pearl Bordy Frazier, who passed away on October 9 of last year, Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance and eight of its member theatres in the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stage Show to Set Sail Aboard Disney Cruise Line
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

A tale as old as time gets ready to take the stage with 'Beauty and the Beast,' a brand-new musical production inspired by Disney's live-action adaptation of the animated classic. The show will expand upon the most imaginative elements of the highly anticipated live-action and classic films and delight Disney Cruise Line guests aboard the Disney Dream, beginning this November. (more...)

Broadway's Michael C. Hall to Play JFK in Season 2 of Netflix's THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Michael C. Hall will take on the role of President John F. Kennedy in the second season of Netflix's THE CROWN. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION by Terence Blanchard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from Champion by five-time Grammy award-winning musician and playwright Terence Blanchard, who tells the true story of Emile Griffith in his haunting and visually stunning 'opera in jazz.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for CHURCH & STATE at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and 'The Twitter.' It's three days before Charles Whitmore's Senate reelection and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong? (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's New Play JUNK Will Bring Financial Civil War to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This fall Lincoln Center Theater, in association with The Araca Group, will produce Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes. The production will begin previews Thursday, September 14 and open on Thursday, October 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Twisted Take on Faust LIANA AND BEN Makes World Premiere in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new play, LIANA AND BEN, written by Susan Rubin and directed by Mark Bringelson.  LIANA AND BEN will preview on Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 26 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW TV: Josh Collins Chats Bill Cain's New Thriller 9 CIRCLES, Coming to Sheen Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will welcome British actor Josh Collins in his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this month. Click below to hear what Josh had to say about how he connects with such a troubling and complex character! (more...)

FAITH HEALER to Open in Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Brian Friel's enduring work of art, Faith Healer, is an extraordinary creation presented in four beautifully sculpted monologues. Under the direction of Judy Davis, the transcendent, intricate drama will open in Melbourne on Thursday 9 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Durham's Bartlett Theater to Present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Bartlett Theater announces complete casting today for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock, CRUMBS begins performances on Friday, March 3rd. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Passionate Play 33 VARIATIONS Takes Off in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company Locks In 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company, recognized for their unwavering commitment to developing new works, has confirmed a 2017 lineup of four plays, new to Los Angeles. Works include plays from Luis Alfaro, Inda Craig-Galvan, Louisa Hill, and Queerwise. (more...)

E! Returns as Exclusive Multi-Platform Media Partner of NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Only E! puts fans at the intersection of pop culture and fashion as the returning, official multi-platform media partner of NYFW: The Shows with extensive coverage including back-stage access to the biggest runways, hottest parties, wildest red carpets and most sought-after collections across platforms (more...)

Spectacular Version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Debut at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre presents an inventive new version of Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry's heartwarming, 18th-century light opera, Beauty and the Beast (Zemire et Azor). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

Garson Kanin's Screwball Romance Play Comes to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company's 2017 Season opens in 1940s style with Garson Kanin's Broadway classic Born Yesterday a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics and the power of knowledge.  (more...)

CATCO Announces Appointment of New Apprentices
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 5, 2016

Five new faces are joining the CATCO family for the 2016-17 season. The Columbus-based professional Equity theater company announced via press release the appointment of five new apprentices, many of whom hail from Ohio universities. (more...)


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Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Kaleigh Rae Gamaché Comes to Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Skylight is delighted to welcome last season's winner of the Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award, Kaleigh Rae Gamache. Each season the Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award recognizes an up and coming actor who has made his or her debut at Skylight Music Theatre. (more...)

Opera America Announces Finalists In 2017 Director-Designer Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is proud to announce the 2017 finalists of the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase, a biennial program offered as part of OPERA America's continuing efforts to foster emerging opera artists. (more...)

CHURCH & STATE To Have New York Premiere In March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Charlotte Cohn, co-producers Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations, LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, will present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. (more...)

Last Chance to See LAZARUS at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Audiences have just over a month left to experience David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS. The final performance of the production's strictly limited 13-week run will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017 at King's Cross Theatre, the brand new 900-seater venue built specifically for the production. (more...)

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