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Liberty Theatre (New York, NY)
234 West 42nd St.

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Based on an original musical by Max Brody and Frank Martos

Roundhouse CircusFest 2016 Lineup Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The UK's foremost festival of international contemporary circus returns with a season of world premieres, amazing new productions and street performances from the hottest names in circus. From performances that push the human body to its limits to discussions about the cultural significance of circus throughout history. (more...)

John Cleese to Tour FAWLTY TOWERS - LIVE ON STAGE in Australia and New Zealand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Michael Coppel and Philip McIntyre in association with Louise Withers will present the World Premiere of John Cleese's FAWLTY TOWERS - LIVE ON STAGE - touring Australia and New Zealand from August 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the New York Premiere of Los Angeles comedy duo Josh Lanzet and Lindy Voeltner's DATING: ADULTS EMBRACING FAILURE, directed by Andy Eninger. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Begin. 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Just in time for the holiday season, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present It's A Wonderful Life, a timeless classic known for the famous line, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." (more...)

BWW Preview: Bellport Area's Boys & Girls Club 13th Annual SUMMER BEACH BALL
by Marina Kennedy - May 9, 2016

On Wednesday May 4th, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area (BGCBA) held a kick-off for their 13thAnnual Summer Beach Ball that will take place on June 18th. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present FAWLTY TOWERS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents FAWLTY TOWERS, running June 3-19, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: THE CATCH on ABC - Thursday, May 19, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CATCH, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 19, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the FAWLTY TOWERS - LIVE ON STAGE Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The first images of the World Premiere Cast of Fawlty Towers - Live on Stage were released today. Photographs of Blazey Best (Sybil), Syd Brisbane (Manuel), Stephen Hall (Basil) and Aimee Horne (Polly), who along with the entire company were "handpicked" by John Cleese, who has adapted Fawlty Towers for the stage, utilising some of his own personal all time favourite moments.  (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT Raises the Bar at Downriver Actors Guild
by Anton Anderssen - May 12, 2016

Now on stage at Downriver Actors Guild in Wyandotte is the exuberant musical Camelot. Filled with spectacular color, easy to love tunes, graceful and festive costumes, Camelot has a forbidden love story iconic of the Middle Ages. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Cush Jumbo to Star in SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2016

Cush Jumbo, whose solo show JOSEPHINE AND I ran at New York's Public Theater last year, will star in George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, coming to the Donmar Warehouse this winter. (more...)

Gemma Arterton Signs on for SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Gemma Arterton, most recently seen in the West End's NELL GWYNN and MADE IN DAGENHAM, will lead George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, coming to the Donmar Warehouse this winter. (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLIE HOLIDAY FRONT AND CENTER Offers More Music, Less Show
by Stacy Davies - Jun 2, 2016

Directed by B'Anca and written and starring singer Sybil Harris, the production is billed as 'a show with songs.' The latter part is certainly true. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The Mint Theater Company brings back a forgotten work from one of England's most popular 1950s playwrights. (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

23rd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Announces their 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over 30 global artists take the stage September 15-18 in Bloomington, Indiana, for the 23rd annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Over 30 international artists come together September 15 - 18 in Bloomington, Indiana, for the 23rd annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.  The four-day festival packs eight downtown venues with internationally recognized artists representing over 20 countries, including Zimbabwe, Israel, Ghana, Sudan, Argentina, Ethiopia, Finland, Hungary, and Mongolia.  The music is as diverse as the countries represented by the artists, with notes of anything from Finnish folk music, timple, classical Indian sarod, reggae, American roots, Irish traditional, east African Afro-pop, Yemenite folk-electronica, Swedish hip hop, and more. (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's Forgotten A DAY BY THE SEA For The Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy starred in the 1955 Broadway production of N.C. Hunter's forgotten drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Chambers, Laura Rogers and More in Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES West End Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at rehearsals! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Chambers & Charlotte Richie on PRIVATE LIVES
by Jenny Ell - Jan 24, 2016

BWW:UK caught up with the stars of Private Lives, Tom Chambers and Charlotte Richie at the start of their UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour with Tom Chambers, Laura Rogers & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor.  (more...)

Arizona Science Center to Host World Premiere of POPnology
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016


ASTORIA STORIES to Celebrate Iconic Locations in Corner of Queens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of ASTORIA STORIES, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Vet Stephanie Fredricks Makes Feature Film Debut in OVATION
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Stephanie Fredricks known for her award winning work in theatre, from Broadway to Los Angeles, makes her feature film debut in Henry Jaglom's new film, OVATION. (more...)

BWW Preview: Milwaukee Ballet's World Premiere Introduces Decadent, 'Wilde' DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 5, 2016

Coming this February, Milwaukee Ballet and Artistic Director Michael Pink introduce their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on the British 1980 novel by Oscar Wilde, Pink originally debuted another version of this story in Augsburg, Germany two years ago. This year in Milwaukee, PInk commissioned a new score by Philip Feeney, scenic and costume designs by Todd Edward Ivins, and returns Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill to envision the ominous story.. Grill will be at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, and then 'after lighting Coldplay will light the Milwaukee Ballet.' This tour-de-force creative collaboration underscores fresh choreography by Pink to produce another full-length ballet performed for the first time in the Historic Pabst Theater over two full winter weekends. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/26; The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, Immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2016

'Brilliant', 'riveting' and 'astonishing' are only a few words our contributing writers have used to describe the local theatre scene.  This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Central PA, Minneapolis, Seattle, and more. Check out our featured list, which includes a 'brilliant' OTHER DESERT CITIES in Central PA, The Ordway's A CHORUS LINE, and a 'riveting' immersive ROMEO + JULIET in Seattle, just to name a few.  (more...)

Nuevo Musical, Estrena EDIPO Y YOCASTA, Teatro Apo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Llega un nuevo musical a la cartelera porteña, estrena 'EDIPO Y YOCASTA, Un grito en la inmensidad', una obra inspirada en el mito griego de Edipo, con autoria y direccion general de Mariano Taccagni y musica original y direccion musical de Gaby Goldman. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's AN INSPECTOR CALLS is Astonishing
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 23, 2016

Director Mary B. Robinson, who helmed Pioneer Theatre Company's extraordinary OF MICE AND MEN in 2012, has done it again with her astonishing production of AN INSPECTOR CALLS. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2016
by - Feb 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of the moment when he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's FAR FROM HEAVEN Presents A Woman's Melodic Journey Towards Self-Discovery In 1950s America
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 12, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre's production of FAR FROM HEAVEN marks the musical's Chicago premiere--the show debuted Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2013 and takes the titular 2002 Todd Haynes-directed film as its source material. And while this musical from composer-lyricist team Scott Frankel and Michael Korie was written three years ago, FAR FROM HEAVEN touches on issues of gender, sexuality, and race in 1957 suburban Connecticut that poignantly resonant with the present moment. At the center of the musical is Cathy Whittaker (the superb and stunning Summer Naomi Smart), a 1950s housewife and mother--decked out in Bill Morey's outstanding period-authentic dresses and residing in Grant Sabin's charming set. At the top of the show, she catches her husband, Frank (Brandon Springman) cheating on her--with a man. Stunned by this secret, Cathy is forced to confront the reality of what happens when her life cannot conform to the societal pressures and ideals coming at her from both the media and friends--a matter which is further complicated when she strikes up an unexpected friendship with her black gardener, Raymond Deagan (Evan Tyrone Martin). (more...)

BWW Review: PRIVATE LIVES, New Alexandra Birmingham
by Emma Cann - Feb 10, 2016

One of Noel Coward's most enduring comedies, Private Lives follows the improbable tale of divorced couple Elyot and Amanda, both now re-married to Sybil and Victor respectively, who manage to honeymoon at the same hotel in the South of France, at the same time, and in adjacent rooms. Following a chance and excruciatingly awkward meeting on their neighbouring balconies, old passions are reignited and Elyot and Amanda take the impulsive decision to elope to Paris together. (more...)

Cast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie and starring multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart with Brandon Springman and Evan Tyrone Martin. The production is directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music directed by Chuck Larkin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, February 5 - March 13, 2016. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and opening night is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the exception of no performances February 11 or March 3 and an added performance Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased at or 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/14/15- Tammy Blanchard
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, Tammy Blanchard! Blanchard was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and is best known for her portrayal of the young Judy Garland in 'Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows' (Emmy Award, Golden Globe and AFI nominations). Her Broadway credits include Gypsy (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). She was most recently seen in the film Moneyball. Blanchard's other film credits include The Good Shepherd, Bella, Cadillac Records and Rabbit Hole, and she recently completed The Music Never Stopped, Certainty, Union Square and Burning Blue. Her television credits include 'A Gifted Man', 'We Were the Mulvaneys,' 'Sybil,' 'Living Proof,' 'Amish Grace,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Guiding Light', and the original Lifetime TV movie, 'Of Two Minds.' (more...)

VIDEO: Michelle Dockery Reveals She Was Upset with Dan Stevens' 'DOWNTON' Exit
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

A WWHL caller asked Michelle Dockery and Alan Leech if they were upset that their characters' spouses, Matthew and Lady Sybil, were both killed off "Downton Abbey" so early. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Stash Crew and Umlilo present RAINBOW RIOTS at the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Music meets performance art in Stash Crew and Umlilo's hour long RAINBOW RIOTS, which will be presented at the Alexander Bar for two nights in collaboration with POPart Productions. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Madcap Comedy Of Britain's Favourite Worst Hotel Comes To Life In The World Premiere Of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE.
by Jade Kops - Aug 21, 2016

The much loved British Television Series is given a new life in John Cleese's stage adaptation of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE (more...)

Mint Theater Company to Hold 'Further Reading' of WATERS OF THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Mint Theater Company will present a one-night "Further Reading" of Waters of the Moon by N.C. Hunter on Monday August 15th (7pm) at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (home to Mint's current production, Hunter's A Day By The Sea, opening August 25). (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Casting for Inaugural Season, Featuring NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Studio Theatre, a new black box theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Whitney Morse, presents its inaugural season: A Model Home: Peer Beyond The Facade. (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...)

Mercury Theatre Colchester to Present PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

This Spring, The Mercury Theatre Colchester bring some unexpected twists to one of Noel Coward's most celebrated plays. Pete Ashmore and Krissi Bohn star as theatre's most volatile and passionate couple Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne in the classic comedy of manners, Private Lives, which is taken out of the 1930s and brought into a modern day setting. Joining the ever warring but hopelessly in love pair are Robin Kingsland as Victor, Olivia Onyehara as Sybil and Christine Absalom as the maid. (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago to Bring New Dances 2016 to Athenaeum Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Every year, Thodos Dance Chicago cultivates new dance creation through its nationally renowned New Dances series, Chicago's earliest and most extensive in-house choreography project, and always a highlight of the city's summer dance season. (more...)

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