ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour Announces New Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Rocky Horror Show today announces a glittering cast for the autumn and winter legs of the 2016 UK tour. (more...)

Young Company's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Springs to Life at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Town Hall Theater Young Company will perform an inventive and hilarious retelling of Alice and Wonderland on August 23 &24 at 7pm. This adaption was created by the Manhattan Project under the directions of Andre Gregory in 1972 and was inspired by both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. This version of Alice was a seminal work for the period that met with international acclaim. It uses the original text by Lewis Carroll but takes of advantage of all kinds of theatricality and adds some dark twists and turns to Alice's adventure.  (more...)

Cast Announced for DIRTY DANCING at the Fox Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during it most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman.  (more...)

New Rosa Parks Musical from Gimby & Price in the Works in London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A new musical based on the life of celebrated American civil-rights activist Rosa Parks is currently being developed in London, under the stewardship of producer United Theatrical. (more...)

BWW Interview: It's a Party!: Cory Jeacoma Debuts in MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 8, 2016

It's a party -under the blue skies and Mediterranean sun of a Greek island - or at least an evocation of that paradise on the stage of Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. "It's a party and a great story, and I am so very excited to be part of it! I look forward to revisiting the ABBA music and to encouraging the audience to get up and dance and sing with us." Cory Jeacoma is talking about the anticipation swirling around this week's opening of MSMT fourth main stage production, Mamma Mia, in which he makes his MSMT debut in the leading role of Sky. The vibrant young actor, who just four months ago was graduated from Pace University's musical theatre program, has been working steadily for some years now and is already on his way to making his name and talents known. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NOVELIST at Theatre3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Paul, a Nobel-winning novelist suffering from writer's block, his elegant but feisty wife, two sons (an actor and an antique dealer) and the actor's girlfriend are together for the first time in ages. Enter Paul's new assistant, a talented and passionate writing student. Bitter, funny chaos ensues in THE NOVELIST, an ensemble dramedy about a cruelly destructive and fiercely protective family of artists. BroadwayWorld has your first look at the production! Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Rehearsal images are released today for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER, the final production in the year-long Plays at the Garrick season. The production will play at the Garrick from 20 August until 12 November, with press night on 30 August. The Entertainer will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE TITLE SHOULD BE SPOKEN OUT LOUD AROUND THREE-QUARTERS IN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Title Should Be Spoken Out Loud Around Three-Quarters In'. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q is the Funniest Street in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - Aug 4, 2016

Avenue Q is still kicking on and inciting riotous laughs from every audience member who stops by the little New York street that could. (more...)

BWW Review: BROKEN IS A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH OF THE OUTBACK at Eternity Playhouse
by Brodie Paparella - Aug 4, 2016

Three lives orbit each other, each on the brink of chaos in the serendipitous pursuit of rapture. Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Broken is akin to theatre heroin; powerful in its purest form capable of transfixing in some moments and transporting in others whilst maintaining a reverent potency in word and sound. Playwright Mary Anne Butler and Director Shannon Murphy didn't cook this in a bathtub, it is effective and razor-sharp. An intertwining, drain-circling tale of a car accident romance and domestic collapse in dustbowl Australia, every element from cast to homespun sound effects brought a sense of ambient pregnancy. Broken is very much a gem that too rushed a judgement will cost the flawless experience of it. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for COUNTING STARS at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East's new season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright and newly appointed Writer in Residence Atiha Sen Gupta. The stage will be transformed into a studio format nightclub installation where you sit on the stage for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director, Pooja Ghai. Ghai directs Estella Daniels as Sophie and Lanre Malaolu as Abiodun. The production opens on 1 September with previews from 26 August and runs until 17 September. Click below to watch the first trailer for the show! (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals 2016 TIFF Rising Stars
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly introduces the four actors selected to participate in the 2016 TIFF Rising Stars programme (more...)

Faculty for 2016-17 School Year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Faculty for the 2016-17 school year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and ABT JKO School Artistic Director Cynthia Harvey.  Joining the faculty this year as Principal Guest Instructor is former ABT Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel.  Also returning to train the next generation of dancers is former ABT and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Robert La Fosse.  Both Stiefel and La Fosse will teach students in the ABT JKO Pre-Professional Division. (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre is Bigger and Better at the Jefferson Center with THE BFG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Something BIG is coming to Roanoke Children's Theatre this fall. Kicking off the 9th Season at RCT, THE BFG (Big Friendly Giant) will take the audience on a magical journey devoted to chasing dreams. (more...)

Swanson Reed Releases Complimentary Demo and Trial of TaxTrex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE DONMAR SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by Marianka Swain - Aug 24, 2016

The Donmar will break out beyond its Covent Garden home, opening a new, in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King's Cross in association with Theatre Tracks, immediately adjacent to King's Cross station and directly accessible from King's Boulevard. (more...)

Disney XD to Premiere MILO MURPHY'S LAW Starring Al Yankovic, 10/3
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as 'Weird Al') voices the title role in MILO MURPHY'S LAW, a new animated adventure comedy series debuting MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Fall Fashion Week Sept 14th - 18th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Horror Film LIGHTS OUT Lights Up Worldwide Box Office Surpassing $100 Million
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

LIGHTS OUT, the acclaimed horror hit teaming first-time feature director David F. Sandberg and producer James Wan, has surpassed the $100 million mark (more...)

The National Theatre of MadMadia and IRT Theater Present THE COWARD: A MADCAP FAIRYTALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Once Upon A Time… In a far off kingdom on some cloud or something an insane Monster possesses a cowardly castle maid. They must battle gods and demons to resurrect the King they murdered. This experimental, absurdist comedy revels in clowns, confetti, and blood. So shield those precious eyes, you cowards. (more...)

onePulse Foundation Hosts Benefit for the Orlando Tragedy Victims at the NeueHouse in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The onePULSE Foundation hosted a benefit for the Orlando tragedy victims at the NeueHouse in Hollywood. During the star-studded event, guests were treated to special performances by Stevie Wonder, Jessie J, and LP; special remarks by Pulse nightclub ownerBarbara Poma, will.i.am, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti; and a special video message from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

For three weeks in September and going into October, the South Bend Civic Theatre brings Legally Blonde the Musical to the Wilson Theatre. The international award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde, explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Director Carys Kresny collaborates with Music Director Geoffrey Carter, Choreographer Karen Pajor, and the ensemble cast to take the audience through Elle's fabulously fun journey. This hilarious, fun, and heart-warming musical runs from September 16th through October 2nd at the Wilson Theatre. It will be so much fun it should be illegal! (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project
by Gil Kaan - Aug 19, 2016

Director/Writer/Actor Peter Marc Jacobson's latest directorial project MOUNT VERNON re-opens August 26, 2016 at the Hudson Guild after its successful world premiere in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Deborah Jowitt to Recieve Educational Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award at DANCE for DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 18, 2016

"It's the music and the storytelling; the storytelling walks a fine line between being universal and silly. There is a lot of humor and a lot of warmth and so many relationships you can connect with. All that coupled with joyful, upbeat, recognizable music - those crazy tunes by those inspired creators - make for magic." Leading lady Lauren Mufson is explaining what she believes to be the enduring appeal of the joyous ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! In which she is currently playing Donna Sheridan, a role she performed on Broadway and national tour. She is joined by a panel of other artists - actors Ian Knauer (Sam Carmichael), Mylinda Hull (Rosie), Chelsea Williams (Sophie) and stage manager Mark Johnson - all involved with the stunning revival that opened to rave reviews at Maine State Music Theatre on August 11th for the last in the Peek Behind the Curtain series of interviews by Broadway World's Carla Maia Verdino-Sullwold, held at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library on August 17th. (more...)

Escher String Quartet Wraps Up Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Celebrity chamber music ensemble Escher String Quartet stays in Festival residency for the final week with three diverse concert programs.  (more...)

Broadway Stars, Humane Society to Honor Tom Viola at BEST IN SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, will honor Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with COUNTING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Counting Stars in rehearsals! (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Announces Films, Videos & Installation Works for 16th Wavelengths Program
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: NO HORIZON, Underbelly Med Quad, 15 August
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2016

New musical No Horizon has been garnering a good deal of attention, with airings on Elaine Paige's radio show, and Chris Evans dubbing it 'the Yorkshire Les Mis'.  It would perhaps be fairer to say it is in the vein of The Theory of Everything, only with added Yorkshire charm.  Based on a true story, No Horizon depicts the life of Nicholas Saunderson, a young Yorkshireman who was blinded by smallpox as a baby.  Despite his humble origins and disability in a time before the invention of braille, his incredible mind leads him to success at Cambridge, where he becomes the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a post held by the likes of Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking.   (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, September 5, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, September 5, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: For CHICO'S ANGELS' Kurt Koehler, It's All About the Angels
by Gil Kaan - Aug 15, 2016

Kurt Koehler and Oscar Quintero partnered up in 2003 to give birth to the outrageous, laugh-inducing comedy troupe of Chico's Angels, a most loving homage to TV's crime-fighting Charlie's Angels. Kurt found some time readying CHICO'S ANGELS FIVE-O: WAIKIKI CHICAS! between juggling wigs, sequins and demanding divas to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS Opens August 25th at Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Beginning August 25, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the pivotal play of Arthur Miller's career and the second production of its five-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston's stage with artists of national stature. (more...)

Cast Announced For IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT at Theatre N16
by Marianka Swain - Aug 15, 2016

What A Nice Production has announced the cast for the London professional premiere of IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, which will be performed at Theatre N16, Balham, in November. (more...)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Tickets for 25th Anniversary Season On Sale September 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

While tickets to many of the major shows and concerts during the Kravis Center's 25th anniversary season go on public sale on October 1, eager entertainment fans can start buying tickets to 13 of the Center's earliest presentations starting onSeptember 9 at 10 am. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! at the Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Is Presented With Heart, Honesty and Humour
by Jade Kops - Aug 14, 2016

Blue Saint Productions delivers another beautifully crafted, passionate rollercoaster of emotions with SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND to Play Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's "The Property Known as Garland", slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 45th summer season with a brand-new production of the hit show Mamma Mia! at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The production runs August 10-14 and 19-21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre to Move to the Jefferson Center for 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016-2017 Season at Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT) will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Roanoke Children's Theatre Artistic Director Pat Wilhelms, along with Jefferson Center Executive Director Cyrus Pace, announce that RCT will be moving to the Jefferson Center for the Company's 9th season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/11/16- Sophie Okonedo
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sophie Okonedo! Okonedo won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her run in A RAISIN IN THE SUN in 2015. She has also appeared in the West End in HAUNTED CHILD, as well as TROILUS AND CRESSIDA at the National. The actress was nominated for an Oscar for her role in HOTEL RWANDA and for a Golden Globe for the miniseries TSUNAMI: THE AFTERMATH. Most recently, she earned a Tony nomination for her performance in THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham.  Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre.    (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

Fringe Favorite MOUNT VERNON Returns for 4 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Mount Vernon, a play by Rena Brannan that enjoyed an acclaimed run at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, will return to the Hudson Guild for four weeks only, it was announced today. Directed by Peter Marc Jacobson and featuring Sophie Ward and Brandon Ruiter, Mount Vernon will play one preview performance on Friday, August 26 at 8pm and is set to open on Saturday, August 27. The limited engagement will run through September 18 only. (more...)

TOSOS, New York's Oldest LGBT Theatre, Nominated for Four New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) was nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre Awards at last night's nomination party at 42WESTny. Nominations include Outstanding Revival of a Play, and Outstanding Ensemble for Doric Wilson's Street Theater for its run at The Eagle NY. Kathleen Warnock's play The Further Adventures of… was nominated for Outstanding Short Script and Outstanding Ensemble. The Further Adventures of… opens this Friday, August 12, at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will be awarded this fall in New York City. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE MARKED, Pleasance Dome, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2016

As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. Now grown, his life on the streets of London is less fantastical. (more...)

New York Genome Center to Host DNA.Land User Group Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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