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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE To Open 29th Season for ACT 1
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

Nashville's Artist's Cooperative Theatre 1 (ACT 1) will kick off its 29th season this fall with a production of Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore, playing the iconic Darkhorse Theater October 6-21. The five plays and their directors, which make up the new season, were revealed to the opening night audience of ACT 1's 2016-17 season closing production of Reefer Madness the Musical, which runs through June 24. (more...)

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Marks 50 Years of New Writing, Welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

As the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) marks 50 years of commissioning new writing for young people, the organisation is delighted to announce new support from Pureland Foundation, founded by Bruno Wang, for the commissioning of upcoming writers and creation of new plays specifically for young people. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Honors Kate Tarker
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon was just held at the National Arts Club, featuring the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer For GYPSY Starring Naomi Watts
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Who are you when no one is watching? Today, Netflix released the official trailer for its newest summer series GYPSY, a ten part psychological thriller debuting June 30th worldwide. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - Jun 8, 2017

Say goodbye to Mamma Mia, because after this weekend, it's slipping through our fingers after all. (We'll see.) Grab your girlfriends, a glass of wine, and your platform shoes because you don't want to miss out on the fun of belting out your favorite hits like 'Dancing Queen' and, of course, 'Mamma Mia.' (more...)

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Adam Grant to headline Massachusetts Conference for Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

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Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Include Dances by Feld, Careless,& More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  And, continuing his commitment to expanding the repertory with works created expressly for youngsters, Feld will present two new dances: The Wild Current by Laura Careless set to a collage of music that ranges from Debussy to the Native Jazz Quartet, and ?It's The Effort That Counts a collaboration by Conner Bormann, Riley O'Flynn, and Stephanie Terasaki, in which the rhythms are provided by a metronome. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the New Dancers Moonwalking into West End's THRILLER LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

They're changing the cast at Thriller Live with eight new dancers joining the 15th Longest Running Musical in West End history - all making their West End stage debuts. The youngsters joining the cast this week are on 12-month contracts that will see them in the show when it starts its 10th anniversary West End celebrations at the Lyric Theatre in January 2018. Scroll down to meet the new stars! (more...)

Baby Jessica and Baby Ian Return to NYC This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

???????Baby Ian Falls Down a Well, the hit comedic play written by and starring Ian Lockwood and Sophie Zucker, returns to New York City this fall following an extended run last year at Brooklyn's Annoyance Theatre NY. A biting, contemporary story with the occasional musical number, Baby Ian Falls Down a Well is about a grown-up Baby Jessica (known for following down a well in 1987), and an aspiring child star, Baby Ian, who is envious of the Jessica's early notoriety. Baby Ian Falls Down a Well will perform in Manhattan at The Peoples Improv Theater's Striker Stage on September 8th, 14th, and 15th. (more...)

Legendary Detective Sleuths Come to Park Square 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with its annual summer mystery tradition. Might as Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery leads America's version of Sherlock Holmes in search of a Saint Paul native. Directed by Peter Moore, Joseph Goodrich's world premiere commission by Park Square's own Mystery Writers Producers' Club new adaptation brings the irascible gourmand gumshoe to vivid life in a fast-paced whodunit. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toronto's Chilina Kennedy Begins Performances Today at the Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The highly anticipated engagement in Toronto of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL begins performances today - June 27 and plays through September 3, 2017 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday July 5, 2017. (more...)

Fat Cat Creatives Present PEEPSHOW at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Peepshow is the story of seven little lives in one large city… (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Singer/Songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins Is Ready To Fulfill Another Dream With Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Gianluca Russo - Jun 27, 2017

Twenty-five years since the release of her first album, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins is back in New York and ready to take on a dream venue: the Cafe Carlyle. "I thought, 'That's my dream place. I've got to be there,'" Hawkins said in a recent interview with BroadwayWorld. "It's such an intimate setting." The show, playing June 27-29, is a journey through Hawkin's life, starting with her breakout single "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," and venturing into her world of music, artistry, humanity, and motherhood. (more...)

Leading Writers Come Together To Help Grenfell Tower Fire Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

London Writers' Week has announced that leading writers, including novelist Kate Mosse, are coming together to help Grenfell Tower fire victims. (more...)

BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 26, 2017

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/26 to 7/2
by BWW Staff - Jun 26, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright David Meyers Explores the Cost of Freedom in CATF's WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 26, 2017

If doing the right thing meant losing your life and history potentially never remembering you, would you do it anyway? (more...)

BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by Victoria Beal - Jun 26, 2017

Malthouse Theatre's production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is an explosion of language and imagery that challenges society's gender labels and examines what it is to be a woman. It unapologetically rips away the female archetype and screams for its audience to rally behind its title. (more...)

BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls. (more...)

Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

Teatro Linea de Sombra's AMARILLO to Play Chicago Shakespeare as Part of DESTINOS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces a World's Stage production in its soon-to-be-completed new venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare: Teatro Linea de Sombra's evocative Amarillo, October 17-29, 2017. Devised by one of Mexico's most celebrated and forward-thinking ensembles and directed by Jorge A. Vargas, Amarillo will be the largest international theatrical event of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival - Destinos (d?-stee-noce). (more...)

AIR FARCE CANADA 150 Premieres 7/1 on CBC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Making Canadians laugh for over four decades, AIR FARCE pulls out all the stops for the country's 150th birthday, capturing the patriotic spirit of the sesquicentennial celebrations in 60 funny, fast-paced minutes. For its first-ever summer special, and for the first time in AIR FARCE history, the whole country will come together to watch at the exact same time - no delays and no time shifting. AIR FARCE CANADA 150 premieres Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on CBC with an encore broadcast on Monday, July 3 at 8:00 PM (8:30 PM NT). (more...)

SALA Awards Finalists Announced Ahead Of The Festival's Milestone 20th Year Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

It may be the middle of winter, but Adelaide's arts scene is hotting up as the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival prepares to celebrate its 20th year with a bumper program of exhibitions, arts and cultural events across the state throughout August. (more...)

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre Announce InMotion Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre are pleased to be collaborating to present the InMotion Festival this August. (more...)

Repercussions Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

From July 13 to August 15 inclusive, Repercussions Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing for its annual family-friendly Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. (more...)

VIDEO: New GAME OF THRONES Season 7 Trailer Has Arrived!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

It may be the first day of summer, but Winter Is Here on July 16th. Below, check out the all-new GAME OF THRONES Season 7 trailer!  (more...)

EVIL DEAD Returns to Appomattox Bigger and 'Bloodier' than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Wolfbane Productions, a professional, outdoor theatre company, in association with Jamerson Building Supply and Williams Collision Center, is thrilled to announce the return of "Evil Dead: the Musical!" (more...)

Photo Flash: American Society for Yad Vashem Gala Honors KISS Co-Founder Gene Simmons and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

American Society for Yad Vashem, the organization dedicated to advancing Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem and The Jewish Life Foundation, which funds the creation of Jewish-themed cultural and educational programs on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) hosted their fourth annual benefit gala, Salute to Hollywood,  June 14, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills.  Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced
by Jade Kops - Jun 20, 2017

The nominations for Australia's Live Performance industry awards, the HELPMANN AWARDS were announced last night at simultaneous events across the country (2017 Nominations List). Named in honour of Sir Robert Helpmann's long and diverse career, the awards principle objective, according to Live Performance Australia (LPA) is to "promote the Australian live performance industry" by recognising "distinguished artistic achievement and excellence". LPA consider the HELPMANN AWARDS as Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. (more...)

Blockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????Here we go again, Aurora Theatre fans! Bringing audiences the biggest title ever produced by the North Georgia arts leader, the Aurora Theatre team unveils plans to present Mamma Mia! as part of the 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 - April 22, 2018. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Get Your Ass to Class for NITE SKOOL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It's time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in Nite Skool! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we plumb the depths of our fine education system (including, but not limited to: sex 'education,' American imperialism, and dreams drowned in a bucket of meatballs). Annex Theatre darlings The Libertinis, wordsmith Max Kirchner, surprise Substitute Teachers, and a full roster of bad kids with good reputations will teach you that curiosity is a lifelong endeavor, there's always more to the story, and that listening is the best way to learn. (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Il profumo di Musical e' nell'aria di Padova
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Nei mesi di Giugno e Luglio 2017 prende il via la rassegna teatrale curata dalla Dreaming Academy, Accademia di Musical e Spettacolo di Padova che opera nell'ambito della formazione artistica da ormai piu' di cinque anni. Gli spettacoli proposti saranno portati in scena dagli allievi del triennio accademico professionale e dei corsi collaterali della Dreaming. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society would like to express deepest condolences to the family of Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang, who passed away peacefully on 15 June 2017 in Melbourne. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hayley Atwell, Martin Freeman & More at HAMLET
by Ana Maria Wiggins - Jun 16, 2017

Last night, Robert Icke's Almeida production of Shakespeare's Hamletopened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End. Read our review here. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Final Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of names announced across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th - 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! UK Tour Comes to Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The first UK tour of the musical Mamma Mia! comes to Canterbury next month (July). (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Trailer for STREEPSHOW!, Bringing the Shades of Meryl to Connelly Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2017

STREEPSHOW!, written by Jay Stull, and directed by Andrew Neisler for The Tank's Save & Print series opens at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A & B). STREEPSHOW! is the true story of 14 characters once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives filmed to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

Tit4Twat Theatre Presents LOSERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Grab a voting handset, meet four dangerously desperate contestants and decide their formidable fates. It's the most nail-biting TV game-show of the decade, and no one's going down without a fight... (more...)

Recipients Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 15th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from The Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Phil Keoghan to Host Nat Geo's Groundbreaking TV Event EARTH LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

National Geographic today announced that Emmy Award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan will join Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Lynch as host of the network's greatest-ever natural event, EARTH LIVE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Week One Winner of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

There is no place like New York!  With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless.  The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival and Be Bold! Productions encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC - themed festival each June.  Celebrating its 7th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 8 and runs for three weeks.  Each week four/five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student) will be presented with a "Best of the Week" production will being selected by audience vote. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

After 15 years on the road, the national touring production of MAMMIA MIA! will play its final performances at the Fabulous Fox in St Louis July 28 - 30. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE VILLAGE BIKE Is A Thought Provoking Look At How Society Views And Controls Women
by Jade Kops - Jun 11, 2017

THE VILLAGE BIKE challenges the notions of a woman's place in society and how she should behave. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Kevin Kline has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for PRESENT LAUGHTER. (more...)

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