Aaron Tveit & Annaleigh Ashford Star in New Comedy BETTER OFF SINGLE, Out 10/7
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BETTER OFF SINGLE, a new comedy starring Aaron Tveit, will hit theaters and On Demand on October 7th. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: FINDING NEVERLAND's Carolee Carmello Warns 'This Grandma Is Back!'
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

After playing a woman who couldn't age in TUCK EVERLASTING, she's returning to the show about the boy who wouldn't grow up. (more...)

OCPA to Stage 5 New Plays in Newport Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance makes a July trip to NTAC for its latest new play event, presenting an eclectic program of staged readings of 5 new one-act plays. (more...)

Bad Habit Productions to Open 10th Season with A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS, INC. (BHP) is pleased to commence its anniversary Season 10: No Life Aside from Art, with the witty, heartwarming musical A Man of No Importance, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Boston area director Daniel Morris, with musical direction by Meghan MacFadden. A Man of No Importance will be presented on the Wimberly Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End August 6-28, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I Close and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 24, 2016

This weekend's big news: Goodspeed's starry new take on BYE BYE BIRDIE begins tonight, plus it's your last chance to see Broadway's BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I before they close Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

'ECHOES: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography' Opens This Week at Alma Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Opening on June 24th at Alma Gallery, 'Echoes: City, Society, Conflict & Self in Hungarian Photography,' is the second of two linked exhibitions that celebrate Hungarian photography from László Moholy-Nagy to today. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker Shares First Look at Her New HBO Comedy Series DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Written by Sharon Horgan, the new comedy series features Parker as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. (more...)

What's On The List? A Look At The Female- and Trans-Written Plays Honored By The Kilroys
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

The Kilroys calls attention to plays written by female and trans authors that have been judged as being of high quality. (more...)

MasterVoices to Perform at Verbier Festival, 7/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will make its eighth appearance at the Verbier Festival on July 23 and 25, 2016 in concerts conducted by Charles Dutoit and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. MasterVoices cherishes a rich collaboration with the Verbier Festival since its first appearance there under James Levine in 2005, and is pleased to return and celebrate their shared vision for artistic excellence and inter-generational exchange through music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sylvia St. Croix of RUTHLESS! Preps for Gay Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Sylvia St. Croix (as played by the fabulous Paul Pecorino in RUTHLESS!), is preparing for this year's Gay Pride festivities on Sunday. Earlier this week she brought Marcel, her newest fancy man, over to St. Luke's Theatre to show him off to her fellow cast members. Although she won't be walking the parade route (too rough on her bunions), Sylvia & Marcel will be hanging around the West Village, most likely near any booths offering food. Sylvia is widely known for her frequent eating binges (and subsequent purging). (more...)

BAD GIRLS - THE MUSICAL to Play Blak Yak Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

THE WA premiere of a musical following the lives of women in a British prison - and their relationships in a variety of traumatic circumstances - is the latest offering from Blak Yak Theatre (note to subs: no C in Blak) this winter. (more...)

Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour. Please see full listings below. (more...)

East Coast Premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK to Open This Fall at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant will present the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette. (more...)

Margo Seibert and More to Star in O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Casting and directors have been announced for the eight new plays in development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference next month. (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

BLACKBURN Coming to DVD This Summer
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Blackburn is set to release on DVD this August. Tombstone Entertainment will handle the release. A 3Brane Entertainment production, Blackburn involves a group of friends, trapped in an old mining town. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

The Kilroys Showcases Female and Trans Writers with 3rd Annual 'THE LIST'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective THE KILROYS has released its third annual list of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Original Star Tracy Jai Edwards Returns to RUTHLESS! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Original cast member Tracy Jai Edwards returns to Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! tonight (June 20) in the dual roles of Eve Allabout and Louise Lerman. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the show was recently extended through September 10th. (more...)

SHANGRI-LA to Make World Premiere at Finborough Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Part of the Finborough Theatre's summer season of new writing, the world premiere of a first play by an exciting new playwright, Shangri-La by Amy Ng opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 July and Friday, 15 July 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

WCT to Present GREECE LIGHTNING, 7/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Greece Lightning, running July 15-17, 2016. (more...)

Jill Eikenberry and More Original Stars Set for ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As previously announced, a one-night-only concert of the short-lived musical ONWARD VICTORIA will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00pm. The show's original star, Jill Eikenberry, will narrate the evening and join composer Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance) for a song from the show. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Solo Celebration at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Casting is now complete for the Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration!, as Artistic Director Jacob Harvey announced the remaining performers to be featured in solo works being presented now through February 2017. The A-list group of Chicago performers joining the Solo Celebration include: Linda Reiter as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in "Rose," directed by Steve Scott and running August 19 - September 25; Gene Weygandt as Matty in "Uncle Phillip's Coat," directed by Elizabeth Margolius and running November 27 - December 31; and Will Allan as Chester in "Circumference of a Squirrel," directed by Jacob Harvey and running January 13 - February 12, 2017.  (more...)

Carlos Lopez Named Ballet Master with American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Carlos Lopez, a former Soloist with American Ballet Theatre, has been named to the position of Ballet Master with the Company effective August 1, 2016. It was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: FINDING NEVERLAND's Carolee Carmello Sends A Second Warning: She's Back!
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

After playing a woman who couldn't age in TUCK EVERLASTING, she's returning to the show about the boy who wouldn't grow up. (more...)

California Teen Wins Top Honor at National Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Brighton Thomas is the 2016 winner of the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador Award. The 17-year-old is from Burbank, CA. During the final concert on July 23, 2016, she sang American standards: "It Had to be You" and "Happy Days Are Here Again.' (more...)

FOX Announces Premiere Date for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again” will air Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

O'Neill Center Joins The Dramatists Guild Fund's Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces it will continue expanding the Fellows Program through collaboration with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Stars Return for ONWARD VICTORIA: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Last night, a one-night-only concert of the short-lived musical ONWARD VICTORIA was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 1980 musical chronicles the life of the first female candidate for President of the United States, Victoria Woodhull. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Sally Field Visits THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley, Joaquina Kalukango
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Oscar and Emmy winner pays a backstage visit after taking in the hit Broadway revival. (more...)

Photo FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

BWW TV: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Flies to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of FINDING NEVERLAND (Laura Michelle Kelly, Jackson Demott Hill, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack McCarthy, Eli Tokash, and Alex Dreier) who performed the songs 'Stars,' 'Neverland,' and 'All That Matters.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) has announced its 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for the 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Roundtown Player's ALL SHOOK UP
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 14, 2016

It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as 'Heartbreak Hotel,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Don't Be Cruel.' (more...)

Christine Melton Sings Sweetly at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Cobi Narita/ Jazz Center of New York is proud to present Christine Melton with Jazz Trio; Charles Lovell (piano) Essiett Essiett (bass) and Sylvia Cuenca (drums) at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street on Saturday, July 30th at 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:30). Tickets are $25 with a 2 drink minimum, $20 for Students/Singers/Seniors. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City Center; Benefit Shows Added!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Great news this morning! New York City Center's gala concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will now star Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, previously announced in the title role of George. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary today (Wednesday). RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. The company celebrated the big occasion in the best way possible - with the day off! (more...)

Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & More Will Lead Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; Michael Mayer Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Vagrancy to Host BLOSSOMING: A New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?JULY 23rd & 24th, The Vagrancy invites you the full staging of 3 brand spanking new plays being developed by The Vagrancy's Writing Group. Come be inspired, have a glass of wine, and give back by participating in the captivating and  enormously helpful audience talk-balks. (more...)

BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Returning for Third Season on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, has announced that it has begun shooting the third season of its six-part series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America.  The series will launch August 8, 2016. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

North Carolina Black Repertory Company Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

he North Carolina Black Repertory Company's Board of Directors announce the appointment of award-winning director, playwright, actor, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Theatre's new Artistic Director. (more...)

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program. (more...)

Olympic Trials Masters Men's & Women's 1500 Meter Exhibition Races to Be Held, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

EUGENE, Ore., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ At famed HaywardField inEugene Oregon (University of Oregon), the Olympic Trials Masters Men's & Women's 1500 Meter Exhibition Races will be heldSunday, July 3, at 5:07 pm (Women's Race) & 5:16 pm (Men's Race) These races feature several American & World Record holders, & National Champions. (more...)

ABT Announces New Promotions
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jeffrey Cirio has been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Blaine Hoven has been promoted to Soloist.  The promotions, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, become effective August 1, 2016. (more...)

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