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Jamie Laverdiere, David Studwell and More to Star in 1776 at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016


Cincinnati Ballet Kicks Off with Victoria Morgan's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Director's Cut, Cincinnati Ballet's first series of the 2016-2017 Season, takes the stage Friday, September 16 at 8 pm and Saturday, September 17 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Aronoff Center. The star-studded program, curated by Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, includes six short and diverse works ranging from classical to contemporary, including the world premiere of Morgan's latest ballet, Patriotic Pas, world famous New York City Ballet dancer/choreographer Justin Peck's Capricious Maneuvers, a farewell performance of Raymonda from retiring dancers Sarah Hairston and Zack Grubbs, with students from the Otto M. Budig Academy, and a world premiere from esteemed choreographer Ma Cong. (more...)

SAMURAI: THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR to Open This Fall at The Frist Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, a dramatic and historical exhibition that examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class and how their political dominance for nearly seven hundred years profoundly affected Japanese art and culture. (more...)

Wonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This October, A Gothic Folktale opens the 2016-2017 Wonderbound season with a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley and His Band and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this original production will pull audiences into the curious world under the big-top. (more...)

ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: How Well Do you Know Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel?
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 29, 2016

September 23 was a great day to be a Wicked fan, as the show's two original stars dropped new albums. Kristin Chenoweth released the Art of Elegance and Idina Menzel her self-titled Idina. Randy Rainbow is on the scene at the home of their beloved Gershwin Theatre to find out how much regular New Yorkers know about the two belting beauties! (more...)

BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 28, 2016

In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny - and kind of funny - how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst congress and how divided 'leaders' can be are emphasized in this production. Obviously we've come far since then but, at the same time, it seems not far at all. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIBERTINE, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 27 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2016

The Libertine makes a return to the London after adaptations for screen and stage, but fails to go out in a blaze of glory (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie LaVerdiere, David Studwell and More in 1776 at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents 1776 now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening night of 1776 at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Congrats! Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr Are Engaged
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Idina Menzel is busy celebrating the release of her new album 'idina.' today, but the star has also shared some even happier news via Twitter: she's engaged! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

Last week, legendary playwright Edward Albee passed away in his sleep at his home in Montauk, LI at the age of 88.  See photos of the Albee throughout his distinguished career as BroadwayWorld remembers the life and works of the theatre's most revered figures.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/23/2016 - OH, HELLO, Broadway Flea Market & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 23, 2016

This weekend's big news: OH, HELLO begins previews tonight on Broadway, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED starts off-Broadway, THEATER TALK airs an Edward Albee tribute, and this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is Sunday! (more...)

EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel at the Brooklyn Bowl
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 22, 2016

Idina Menzel brought her singular vocal talents to the Brooklyn Bowl this Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30pm to celebrate her new album 'idina.' out on September 23 and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out exclusive photos of the star's album preview concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Performs From New Album on NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Broadway's Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss new self-titled album, out tomorrow, and perform her new song 'Queen Of Swords.' Check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks New Music, Performs New Song on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Broadway star Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss her new album and perform 'Queen Of Swords'. Watch the videos below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

M. K. Christopher, author of the new book 'Chronicles of Genesis: Ascension', is a chicken-eating, hoodie-wearing, door-holding, trumpet-playing, sheep-worshiping, joke-telling, book-writing, game-playing, science-shouting young adult born in Illinois. The only awards he ever won were for wearing a sweatshirt throughout all of summer at band camp and for holding the door for the entirety of the band for three years in a row. Marc also started a running meme of 'Get serious!' and 'All hail the sheep!' just because he could. He plays the trumpet and the French horn and loves video games, comedy, science, and chickens, because he thinks they are awesome. His favorite quality of life is irony, because a joke is a very serious thing. He is not some great artistic legendary master of ink and paper. He is a simple, 'slightly' vulgar, sarcastic, anonymous mortal with a pen, some paper, and a dream. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Idina Menzel in New Album Trailer
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Idina Menzel will release her highly anticipated new self-titled album this Friday, September 23rd. The Broadway icon goes in-depth on making the album and what she hopes fans get from it in a new trailer - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Shares Stripped-Down Music Video for Album Single 'I See You'
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Earlier this summer, Idina Menzel took to social media to announce her new self-titled album being released September 23rd. The actress just released a bare-bones music video for 'I See You' -- you can own the single ahead of the album if you place a pre-order at Check out the video below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'Confrontational Christianity': a constructive and intriguing view of the plight and blessings of the Christian belief. 'Confrontational Christianity' is the creation of published author, Kevin Turnbaugh, previously employed as an industrial engineer, civilian employee of the US Army, and a Logistician. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain Sets Alley's MIDSUMMER on a New Stage
by Katricia Lang - Oct 7, 2016

Get ready to see the forests (and its trees), Athens (and its court), fairies, four young and crazy confused lovers, and a traveling theatre troupe full of loveable hacks in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Circlesnake Productions at The Attic Arts Hub Presents the World Premiere of THE QUEEN'S CONJUROR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Circlesnake Productions explores the life of John Dee, the 16th century adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and a scientist and magician when the two professions were indistinguishable. The Queen's Conjuror runs from November 4 to November 20 at The Attic Arts Hub, 1402 Queen St E. (more...)

Frist Center Offers Free Admission on Mondays through December 2016 for Guests Bringing Donations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Beginning Monday, October 31, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to guests bringing nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Mondays through December. The items most needed by Second Harvest this year are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal. Since 2012, visitors to the Frist Center have donated 20,989 pounds of food, which equates to 17,491 meals. (more...)

Photo Flash: NUTCRACKER at The New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

There is a chill in the air and winter is on its way.  Whether the glow in your home comes from Chanukah candles or the bright lights around the Christmas tree, you surely appreciate that this is a time of year when tradition is everywhere you look.  One of the most popular holiday traditions is "The Nutcracker." Peter Tchaikovsky's classic was first presented in Europe back in 1892. You may be familiar with productions by The New York City Ballet, or other repertory companies but the interpretation of The New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts is in a different category and is not to be missed. They have been presenting their spectacular rendition of "The Nutcracker" in the North Jersey area for 23 years.  The show is considered one of New Jersey's finest dance and theatrical presentations.  Reviews of the performance have hailed it as a superb production of "The Nutcracker" with a twist.  The "twists" are director Nancy King's special touches and whimsical additions. "It's fast moving", she says, "It's a story that has something for everybody, whether you are a child seeing a ballet for the first time or someone who has seen many performances." It would be impossible not to get excited talking to King. Her love for dance and theater come across in every word she speaks. The results are a Nutcracker that combines many different styles of dance and musical theater. The opening scene is a musical theater production of an early 1900's village celebration, including holiday vocalists and specially choreographed dances. (more...)

Science Channel to Premiere New Season of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, 10/26
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Science Channel's OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, featuring out-of-this-world viral videos and a team of experts revealing the science behind the stunts, returns for a new season Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz Talks Martial Arts and WUXIA WONDERS Film Series
by Katricia Lang - Oct 21, 2016

Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston gives us some insight into the MFAH Film Series WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN, including why it kicks so much ass! (more...)

Ballet and Hip Hop to Collide in Hyde Park School of Dance's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet and hip hop its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, featuring 206 dancers-from four-year-olds to grandparents-supported by more than 100 volunteers. Performances are December 9-11 at Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1131 E. 57th Street, Chicago. (more...)

Steven L. Rowe Releases 'Sea Road to Neverland'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Captain James Hook, that famous villain and nemesis of Peter Pan, has a past that has only been hinted at before, including the secrets of his birth, his extensive education and his standing in English society before the fall that set him on the road to infamy. Steven L. Rowe would like to give a proper background about this villain and it prompted him in writing 'Sea Road to Neverland,' (published by Archway Publishing) a novel that presents the story of the life of Hook, showing a classic figure of literature from a fresh perspective. (more...)

Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction to Feature 43 Lots with Sugimoto, Yoshitoshi, Simon Starling & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

For its third year running, the 2016 Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction showcases the dynamism of visual creativity from Japan or inspired by its rich artistic heritage. Pre-event online bidding begins October 19 at and live and silent auctions will be held at Japan Society's landmarked Junzo Yoshimura-designed headquarters on 47th Street, New York City, on November 2. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN film series, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, brings to the big screen sparkling digital restorations of two classics of the wuxia (martial arts) genre by legendary filmmaker King Hu, as well as Ang Lee's extraordinary CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. (more...)

Cooking Channel to Premiere New Season of MAN FIRE FOOD, 7/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Whether it is cooking over an open fire, grilling over charcoal, barbecuing low and slow, or smoking in the pit, Chef Roger Mooking is sharing more of his fascination with flames on the new season of MAN FIRE FOOD, premiering Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Three-time Grammy nominee Dave Eggar and five-time World Champion Martial Artist James Luk present the legendary tale of warrior princess Mulan for one-night-only at Barter Theatre on Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 PM. All tickets for this special family event are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. (more...)

The Factory Theater to Open DATING & DRAGONS This July at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

This July, The Factory Theater will open its production of Dating & Dragons at its new home on Howard in Rogers Park. Dating & Dragons comes on the heels of The Last Big Mistake, which was one of the best-selling shows in company history. (more...)

BWW Review: BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION & REDEMPTION at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2016

This season at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre, audiences have the opportunity to witness Shakespeare's Henriad in a unique and exciting new way. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 5, 2016

Welcome, to the inside scoop, the backstage pass, the exclusive source, the tell-all...well you know...everything and anything awesome about PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage Company! We arrrrre in our second week of rehearsals here in Pittsfield, MA, and as your resident Pirate/Policeman (trust me, it gets confusing for me too), it is my DUTY to keep you filled in on all of the trouble we're getting into. Did I say trouble? I mean super serious hard work. (more...)

Manhattan Shakespeare Project to Stage AL'UKHRAA: A STUDY IN OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Manhattan Shakespeare Project - Manhattan's All-Female Shakespeare Company, presents Al'ukhraa: A Study in Othello, for its 2016 FREE Shakespeare in the ParkS and final production.  (more...)

Video: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII Officially Wraps Production
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII director Rian Johnson turned to Facebook to announce that production has officially wrapped on the highly-anticipated film. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/8/2016 - Michael Urie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Shares Second Song Off New Album 'Queen of Swords' with Camp BroaderWay Music Video
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2016

'Queen of Swords' at Camp BroaderWay Hey guys! I'm at Camp BroaderWay with my girls and we've been playing around with a song from my new album. I thought it'd be cool to share something fun here on Facebook Live! And please check out A BroaderWay Foundation, a cause near and dear to me. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/6-8/7/2016
by - Aug 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, August 7, 2016 - Sunday, August 7, 2016. (more...)

Video: Idina Menzel Announces New Self Titled Album and Performs 'I See You'
by Alan Henry - Aug 5, 2016

Idina Menzel took to social media yesterday to announce a new self-titled album being released September 23rd. Coincidently her former Wicked co-star Kristin Chenoweth also announced a new album to be digitally released on the same day. (more...)

Cartoon Network Expands the World of MIGHTY MAGISWORDS with New Linear Series Debut
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Cartoon Network continues to expand the MIGHTY MAGISwords interactive world with its linear series debut, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Optimist Theatre Embraces Shakespeare and Its Audience
by Erin Lewenauer - Aug 26, 2016

You can feel fall. The breaking of a stick. The shattering of leaves. It's unusual to fall victim to this intense experience in the aggressively muggy, unending days of August in Milwaukee. And yet you'll feel this beginning with the first chord of Optimist Theatre's production of Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, performed 12 times over 3 weekends: August 4-7, 11-13, and 18-21. Free to the public, this marks the program's 7th season, held outdoors at the Selig-Joseph-Folz ampitheater in Alice Bertschy Kadish Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/22/2016 - James Corden, GREGORIAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 22, 2016

Today's big news: GREGORIAN opens Off-Broadway, and the company of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Stage Harbor and IRT Theater Present THIS ENGLAND: COMPLETE KINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Who is the rightful king of England? Eight actors perform over 40 roles in a condensed adaptation of Shakespeare's play cycle chronicling over a hundred years of war, murder, seduction, and betrayal as one family tries to answer the most hotly contested political question of the middle ages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Music Video from Idina Menzel's New Album- 'Queen of Swords'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Earlier this month, Idina Menzel took to social media to announce a new self-titled album being released September 23rd.  You can pre-order the album now from your preferred merchant at (more...)

Ladies of THE ACTRESS Get Costume Fittings From Playwright Carrie Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dana Smith-Croll of The Actors Company Theatre & Jenne Vath (NYInnovative Theatre Award Nomination) join Mikel Sarah Lambert, former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Drama Desk nominee for the Mint Theatre's revival of D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law, in THE ACTRESS, a new one act play by Carrie Robbins, to be presented at the Hudson Guild Theater on August 22, 24 & 27, 2016.  THE ACTRESS is directed by Paul Dobie and will be part of Thespis Productions 2016 Summerfest Theater Festival.  Days of the Giants LLC will co-produce. (more...)

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