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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
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Roller Skating PUNKPLAY Gets UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Gregory S. Moss's PUNKPLAY is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It's a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not fitting in – all on roller skates. The play receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse this autumn (September 7 to October 1), directed by Tom Hughes. (more...)

ART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

A great week of general auditions and callbacks for the 2016-17 season with 60+ talented individuals attending the two-night and three days of callbacks seeking to fill roles for all four ART/WNY productions. Maura Nolan, director for Halley Fieffer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, Jeffrey Coyle, director for Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS, Matthew LaChiusa, director for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and alongside Billy Horn, musical director for AMERICAN IDIOT, had the difficult decision to chose from all those who attended. Once the dust settled, two of the four shows have been fully cast with the other two in the process of finalizing cast lists. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak on Friday, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, today, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Explain NC-17
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, on Monday, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

Clocktower Players to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Green Day's explosive, Tony-winning musical AMERICAN IDIOT blasts into Irvington March 4th- March 13th. The electric-rock opera of youthful disillusion in a post 9/11 world is based on the band's powerhouse multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning album of the same name and includes tracks from "21st Century Breakdown".  (more...)

HAY FEVER to Play Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Heather Mitchell, Helen Thomson, Genevieve Lemon, Josh McConville, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Harriet Dyer are amongst the cast wielding the wit and illuminating the heart of Noel Coward in his classic comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, directed by Imara Savage. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 11 April 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre's new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter's relationships in NY, regionally, and abroad. Her existing company, Bisno Productions, will continue operations in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks Like 2004
by Roger Catlin - Mar 20, 2016

It seems like a howling musical about disaffected citizens rising up could be perfectly adapted for our confounding political times. (more...)

Third Annual Dreamer Dinner Set for This Sunday at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

On Sunday, March 20, the third annual "Dreamer Dinner" will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center to benefit "I Have a Dream" Foundation Los Angeles' (IHADLA) ongoing efforts to provide educational support for local at-risk youth. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT at Silk Road Rising
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Silk Road Rising proudly presents the World Premiere of Jamil Khoury's Mosque Alert. All performances will be presented in the company's venue in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building at 77 W. Washington St. in Chicago. (more...)

Nathan Darrow & More to Lead MDR's EVANSTON Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of Evanston: A Rare Comedy, written by Michael Yates Crowley. This reading, directed by Michael Rau, will be performed for one night only on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.sopacnow.org or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here. (more...)

OWN Network Orders Additional Episodes of LIVIN LOZADA & FLEX & SHANICE
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered eight additional episodes of the network's popular Saturday night freshman docu-series “Livin' Lozada” featuring reality star Evelyn Lozada (more...)

BWW Review: SHADOWS ON OAK ISLAND at Theatre Suburbia
by Brett Cullum - Jan 25, 2016

SHADOWS ON OAK ISLAND works best when it is looking at Jackson and Rene losing their child, and plunges into silly nonsense when trying to decipher the Knights of the Templar legends or hint at ghosts. (more...)

Harvard College Opera to Present Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

Cambridge, MA - Tickets are now on sale for Harvard College Opera's production of Stravinsky's 20th century neoclassical English opera The Rake's Progress. Performances will take place February 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30pm, at Agassiz Theater on the Harvard University campus (10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA). A reception will follow the performance on opening night. Tickets ($10-$20) may be purchased through the Harvard Box Office (1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA - boxoffice.harvard.edu - 617.496.2222) or at the door pending availability. (more...)

BWW Review: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Pulsates at Playhouse
by Joseph Baker - Jan 23, 2016

Now that Peter has returned to Neverland and the good citizens of Tuna have returned their yard ornaments to their garages and attics, Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT has seen to it that all the kiddies need to be tucked away in bed: Playhouse's electrifying production of the punk rock musical odyssey, with Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and Book by Michael Mayer, has traded in pirates for pushers; and the result must have Rodgers and Hammerstein scratching their heads in musical heaven and asking the question, 'What in the name of Bali Hai is going on here?' However, if like me, you're primed for some stimulating adult entertainment, you'll find more than your toes tapping in this 'in your face' assault on the idiocy that is America -- that is we the audience. (more...)

The David Bowie Channel Returning to SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

SiriusXM announced today that it will launch The David Bowie Channel to pay tribute to and commemorate the life and music of the innovative music pioneer David Bowie. (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Sen. Cory Booker & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666, which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews, officially opens tonight, February 16, 2016. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, on Monday, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the working title PWP. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666-which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews and officially opens tomorrow, February 16-has been extended. Four additional performances include March 17, 18 and 19 at 6:30pm and March 20 at 1pm. The 15-member all-Chicago ensemble cast remains unchanged during the added performances. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere Season 2 of INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END, 2/26
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Many professionals can build a pool, but it takes the brilliance of award-winning mastermind Lucas Congdon to create an aquatic masterpiece. (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

Daniel Robbins' UNCAGED Coming to DVD & Digital Video 2/2
by Movies News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

UNCAGED is available on Digital Video and on DVD on Feb. 2, 2016 for an SRP of $27.97. (more...)

Cast Set for MDR's 'EVANSTON' Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of Evanston: A Rare Comedy, written by Michael Yates Crowley. This reading, directed by Michael Rau, will be performed for one night only on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.sopacnow.org or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update - Marc Geller in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Echo Theater Company Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The new season will feature the Los Angeles premiere of Dry Land by Susan Blackburn Prize finalist Ruby Rae Spiegel, and four world premieres by Los Angeles-based playwrights including BED by Sheila Callaghan; Captain of the Bible Quiz Team by Tom Jacobson; One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson; and Blueberry Toast by Mary Laws. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Update - Mat Stsnley in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Opens at The Roxy 4/29
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 6, 2016

Roxy Regional Theater, in a multimedia partnership with CDE Lightband, will combine the music from a multi-platinum album turned into one of the most notable Broadway musicals of recent vintage, brought to life via the creativity of artists from Austin Peay State University and a dozen high-energy performers from around the USA for an eagerly anticipated production of Green Day's American Idiot, opening April 29 in Clarksville. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Play Roxy Regional Theatre, 4/29-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Combine a multi-platinum album and a multimedia partnership with CDE Lightband with a multi-talented group of artists from Austin Peay State University and a dozen high-energy performers from around the nation - and brace yourself for a two-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning blockbuster. (more...)

10th Anniversary Season Set for Chenango River Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will celebrate its 10th anniversary season by premiering four plays never seen before in this region.  Included are two new plays just beginning to be produced around the country.  Both are from authors whose previous work has been seen exclusively on CRT's stage in the Southern Tier.  (more...)

BWW Review: MAD MEN Meets DALLAS in THE OLD FRIENDS at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 29, 2016

Suburban Texas in the Swinging Sixties. It isn't all fun and games -- sometimes it's positively chaos. Get your cocktail duds on and prepare for anything, (more...)

Level 11 Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of THE IRISH CURSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Level 11 Theatre is back for their second production with the Chicago Premiere of THE IRISH CURSE by Martin Casella (Winner of 2005 New York International Fringe Festival overall excellence award for Outstanding Playwriting), directed by Associate Artistic Director Justin Baldwin (Suburbia). (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season - Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Park Theatre Artistic DirectorJez Bond today announces its new season of work, all in association with a host of exciting and diverse producers, including four world premieres, three UK premieres, two European premieres and a London premiere. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at the Callbacks for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Apr 25, 2016

New and familiar faces, former reality TV contestants, and several rock band members were called back by telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical, co-producers of the Manila premiere of the hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day. (more...)

Boston-Area Playwrights to Workshop New Pieces This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artists from Suburbia, a new community-based theatre initiative and proud member of the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, announces three local playwrights as the winners of its Perspectives Playwriting Competition. Their one-act plays will be workshopped June 15 and 16, culminating in an evening of staged readings on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the East Bridgewater Public Library. The event will be free and open to the public. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/20/16- AMERICAN IDIOT
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2016

Today in 2010, American Idiot opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 422 performances. American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical. The show is an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's concept album of the same name. The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling Suburbia and their parents' restrictions. American Idiot won two 2010 Tony Awards: Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Christine Jones, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams. It also received a nomination for Best Musical. On February 13, 2011, it won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

GIRL ASLEEP Attracts Awards and International Sales
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Six months since its world premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival Windmill Theatre's debut feature GIRL ASLEEP is storming the cinema world with screenings at seven prestigious festivals and international sales including in the USA, UK and France. (more...)

Globe, 9 Works Theatrical Hold Online Auditions for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere; View Some Entries
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 17, 2016

Be part of the Broadway and West End hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day; upload your audition video to YouTube now until Wednesday, April 20, 10 p.m. (more...)

International Horror Film Festival to Present 'BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SNUFF'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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