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BWW Review: WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY ALICE SITS is a Stark Look at Societal Pressures on Women in an Ever-Changing World
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Oct 31, 2016

WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY ALICE SITS is a new, original piece by playwright, Rude Mech company member, and Salvage Vanguard collaborator, Hannah Keenah. This world premiere, produced by Salvage Vanguard Theatre, shows at the Off Center in East Austin. Directed by Salvage Vanguard's artistic director, Jenny Larson, the play follows expectant parents Alice and Heath as they anxiously await the birth of their daughter. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sinister POSTMORTEM at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 28, 2016

A famous actor. His eccentric family. His theatrical co-stars. One psychic. And a year-old murder. What could possibly go wrong with this party? (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 'Spooky' Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/28; Signature's FREAKY FRIDAY, ROCKY HORROR in St. Louis and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 28, 2016

Happy Halloween! This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature all the spooky stories in Washington, DC, St. Louis, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 ghoulish stories around our Broadway World below, which include FREAKY FRIDAY in DC, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in St. Louis, and DEAD YELLOW SANDS in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Nov 7, 2016

It may be a "tale as old as time", but the Warner Stage Company's season opener, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, feels fresh, exciting and, as expected, magical. It is hard to find anyone who is not already familiar with the classic Disney tale of Belle, her unfortunate imprisonment in an enchanted castle, filled with staff and servants who have been turned into objects and the blossoming love with a beast who is more than he seems. On the Warner stage, these familiar scenes are all brought to life through beautiful sets, amazing costumes and, most importantly, a talented cast. (more...)

'Tis the Season for CBS'S Holiday Programming!
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

CBS continues its tradition as a holiday destination with merry holiday programming that kicks off with THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, followed by beloved animated classics and festive specials. (more...)

Spirits Burning & Clearlight to Release New Album 'The Roadmap In Your Head'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

“The Roadmap In Your Head” is the 13th studio album from the Spirits Burning space rock collective, and the second to feature keyboardist Cyrille “Clearlight” Verdeaux. (more...)

BWW Review: REP's 'A Little Princess' Pulls Out All The Stops
by Robert Encila - Nov 29, 2016

Repertory Philippines' (REP) 49th season culminates with a musical adaptation of A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 children's novel. Just in time for the holidays, REP's offering comes in a mixed bag of splendor and disenchantment. (more...)

Met Opera Announces Sunday Openings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Met will offer open visiting hours and brunch service at the Grand Tier Restaurant every Sunday beginning December 4.  The Sunday openings are an expansion of the company's "open house" initiative launched last month, which allows members of the public free access to the Metropolitan Opera House's public spaces on weekday mornings. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Adaptation of A FLEA IN HER EAR Is A Fabulously Fun Farce
by Jade Kops - Nov 12, 2016

Georges Feydeau's early 20th Century French farce is given further complexity in Andrew Upton's adaptation of A FLEA IN HER EAR. Under the Simon Phillips direction, Sydney Theatre Company presents a hilariously delicious layered confection of cotton candy stickiness and fluff. (more...)

CBS to Present I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 12/2
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the series, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for November 2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for November 2016. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, with Sally Field & Joe Mantello- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 9, 2017

The revival of The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, March 9, at the Belasco Theatre, starring two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, joined by Finn Wittrock and Madison Ferris in the revival of Tennessee Williams' iconic play. Tony winner Sam Gold directs. (more...)

DANCE COLLECTIVE Announces Mission Shift
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Dance COLEctive (TDC), as it reaches its 21st birthday (March 8, 2017), announces a fundamental shift in its mission, organizational structure and artistic focus. (more...)

BWW Review: Demon Barber Moves To Barrow Street In An Intimate SWEENEY TODD
by Michael Dale - Mar 7, 2017

When Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's classic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET opened on Broadway in 1979, Harold Prince's production was of grand operatic proportions. Opera houses frequently produce the show in that manner, but New York's stage revivals seem to be getting increasingly smaller. (more...)

BWW Review: HOUSTON BALLET Resets CINDERELLA at Wortham Theater Center
by Gary Laird - Mar 6, 2017

In this retelling of the beloved fairy tale, pretty much everything is thrown out the window for a darker, edgier story of an independent woman fighting against her circumstances for a chance at a better life. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

 "It's wanting to know that makes us matter," says one of the characters in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's luminous comedy of ideas. In this profound, funny, moving, Olivier Award-winning masterpiece, Stoppard explores the great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections - intellectual, romantic, and physical. Arcadia opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on March 31 and continues through April 30, with specially priced previews on March 29 and 30.   (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

 "It's wanting to know that makes us matter," says one of the characters in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's luminous comedy of ideas. In this profound, funny, moving, Olivier Award-winning masterpiece, Stoppard explores the great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections - intellectual, romantic, and physical. Arcadia opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on March 31 and continues throughApril 30, with specially priced previews on March 29 and 30.   (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Capture Imagination With SCOTTISH FANTASY, 2/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

In a musical tribute to the United Kingdom's northern most country, former assistant conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Danzmayr, makes his Pacific Symphony debut leading three different musical perspectives evoking the wild, romantic landscapes of Scotland. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 23, 2017

A lot can change in 500 years. Our world (and worldview) is so different than our ancestors who lived that long ago. But one thing that is as true in 2017 as it was back in the 16th century, is that audiences love a good comedy. And that is why William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, now playing at Hartford Stage, still works, still gets laughs, and still ultimately entertains almost 500 years since its debut. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand Staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Funny Whodunit RAVENSCROFT, Coming to Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ravenscroft, an English drawing room murder mystery and a comedy, opens at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre on Thursday, January 26, and runs through Sunday, February 12. Directed by Bickford Theatre Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen, Ravenscroft is a production of the Morris Museum and Drew University. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Funny, Fast-Paced Whodunit at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ravenscroft, an English drawing room murder mystery and a comedy, opens at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre on Friday, January 27, and runs through Sunday, February 12 with a Preview Performance on Thursday, January 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Splendidly Intense West Coast Premiere of A TIME TO KILL at Theatre 68
by Shari Barrett - Jan 17, 2017

Almost fifteen years ago, Ronnie Marmo pulled together a group of his most talented friends in Los Angeles and created The 68 Cent Crew Company, after having arrived here with 68 cents in his pocket and a head full of dreams. So, when a company member recently asked him what they could do about terrible current events, and about how our country is dealing with racism, perfect timing intervened the following morning when the play A TIME TO KILL came across his desk, and as the father of an 8- year-old child, Marmo knew he needed to present it. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's FENCES is Layered
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 10, 2017

The production of FENCES currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company is both literally and figuratively layered and lived in. (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close Is Luminous As The Faded Star of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2017

With all due respect to the world class singers and dancers who trod Broadway's boards every season, watching Glenn Close completely enthrall and mesmerize an audience with her two dramatic solos in the new concert revival of Sunset Boulevard is a reminder that musical theatre is at its most thrilling when musical moments are enhanced by incisive acting. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at The Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Feb 6, 2017

Noises Off is a show that has kept audiences rolling in the aisles for more than 30 years. (more...)

BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers Valentine to Seattle with CENDRILLON
by Erica Miner - Feb 6, 2017

'Magical' is the optimal word to describe this production, seen for the first time at PNB (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET: Goosebumps and Goose-steps
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 4, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's North American tour of its award-winning CABARET revival is a stunning production that stands out in high relief to the theatrics playing in our nation's capital. Fifty years after the pre-Broadway Kander and Ebb musical tried out in Boston, the show still packs a punch. Randy Harrison is mesmerizing as the Emcee, eschewing any references to the powerhouse pair of actors who preceded him in the role. (more...)

BWW Review: OTL's Lively and Laugh-filled THE ADDAMS FAMILY More Kooky than Spooky
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 28, 2017

The months of February and March are normally associated with hearts and shamrocks, not gravestones and ghouls. That is, unless you're a member of the Addams family. (more...)

THE STORY GIANT Brings Four Children From Different Corners Of The World Together In Dreamtime This Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This Easter a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant. The production runs from Thursday 13 April to Saturday 29 April and features Richard Bremmer as the eponymous Story Giant. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Provident Realty Advisors And Fein Debut 'The Star' Of Downtown Houston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Has a Hit with Whodunit RAVENSCROFT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ravenscroft, an English drawing room murder mystery and a comedy, opened at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Friday, January 27, to enthusiastic audiences and approving critics. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Portland Center Stage at The Armory Will Present the VISIT ASTORIA Travel Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is using a story produced for the stage as a lens for audiences to explore a key part of U.S. history, guided by a 'Visit Astoria' travel itinerary. Consisting of three days of outlined destinations and attractions, the itinerary both educates travelers on the history surrounding Astoria, the first U.S. settlement on the West Coast, and aids in bolstering the tourism industry in Oregon. Inspired by the world premiere production of Astoria: Part One, playing at The Armory January 14 through February 12, 2017, the travel itinerary gives theater-goers and tourists alike the chance to explore the region featured in the production and gain a deeper connection with the story on stage. The 'Visit Astoria' itinerary is one of two travel itineraries - made possible in part by a grant from Travel Oregon-that were released this season as part of Portland Center Stage at The Armory'sNorthwest Stories series. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

Stage 284's STILTSKIN Musical to Debut New Take on the Grimm Fairytale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Stiltskin A Musical, developed at Stage 284, will make its World Premiere this winter at The Community House in Hamilton. (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its lineup for March events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Up Close and Personal with Josef Albers at MoMA, Gustav Klimt at the Neue Galerie
by Patrick Kennedy - Dec 28, 2016

Two intimate exhibitions show how a pair of modern masters addressed the subtle art of portraiture. (more...)

Bucky Pizzarelli to Kick Off the New Year at the Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The Morris Museum kicks-off the New Year with exciting public programs and performances. On Monday, January 9th, the Museum will host a special concert honoring jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYC's TKTS Team Puts Spin on 'Pink Windmill Kids' Viral Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2016

The Pink Windmill Kids video has taken the internet by storm, and the TKTS Patron Services team has decided to put their own spin on it. Scroll down to watch the TKTS version, then compare it to the original! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a long-running West End haunted house mystery and revels in its unabashed theatricality (more...)

Laugh in the Holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the series, to be rebroadcast Sunday, Dec. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Free People to Reopen in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

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Leading Estates of the World Unveils The Storybook Issue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's Spirited MAME Just in Time for Christmas
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 1, 2016

Kathy St. George may be diminutive in stature, but she is a feisty force of nature as the title character in MAME at Stoneham Theatre. Mary Callanan returns from Broadway and national tours to play her sidekick Vera, and ten-year-old triple threat Cameron Levesque plays her precocious nephew Patrick. One of Jerry Herman's great works, MAME is a joyous celebration of living life with brio and without apologies. (more...)

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