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Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Mary Beth Peil Feel Returning to the Tony Awards 32 Years Later? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

After a career in opera, Mary Beth Peil made her Broadway debut in 1985's THE KING AND I, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Now, 32 years later, she's back on the ballot, earning herself a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as the dazzling Dowager Empress in Anastasia. Below, watch as she explains the promises she made to herself 32 years ago, and how surreal this moment is for her! (more...)

Advance Box Office Tops £10M as Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That.  The tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.  The advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10million. (more...)

Sylvia Milo to Chat THE OTHER MOZART on KPFK's ARTS IN REVIEW Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Today, June 9, creator/writer/performer Sylvia Milo discusses her one-woman play, The Other Mozart, revealing the life and talent of Wolfgang's older sister, Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed 'Nannerl'). (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld has brand-new production photos from American Conservatory Theater's production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN! Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 9. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Headlines Friars 100th Birthday Party for Dean Martin
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 8, 2017

Everybody Loved Somebody at The Friars Club last night as Dean Martin was celebrated in song and toasted by his fellow Friars.  (more...)

Meghan Kennedy's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Starts Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, beginning preview performances tomorrow, June 9, 2017 and opening officially on June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through September 3, 2017. (more...)

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2017 Sets Dates, Lineup at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2017 will take place June 19 through 25, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

BWW Review: Not Even Pixie Dust Could Get FINDING NEVERLAND off the Ground
by Libby Champion - Jun 8, 2017

Seeing the origin story of one of your favorite childhood stories should be exhilarating, exciting, and uplifting, right? Unfortunately, the touring production of FINDING NEVERLAND playing at the Dr. Phillips Center this week is none of those things. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jun 6, 2017

Upon arriving at Gettysburg Community Theatre to see their currently running show, RUTHLESS!, I was struck by the esthetic quality of the theatre and its majestic grandeur married with the hospitality of a well-connected community atmosphere. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top 10 Reasons to see FINDING NEVERLAND at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 6, 2017

This week FINDING NEVERLAND takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING NEVERLAND started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In response to strong advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will extend the run of Broadway's critically acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' and 'Summertime,' A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Tickets are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Is She Jonesing for Her First Tony? Rachel Bay Jones Opens Up About Heidi Hansen
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2017

There is not a dry in in the Music Box Theatre after Rachel Bay Jones performs Heidi Hansen's heartbreaking 'So Big, So Small' in Dear Evan Hansen. Her emotionally raw performance has earned Jones her first Tony nomination and she tells Richard Ridge why it and the show mean so much to her below! (more...)

Sylvia Owen is recognized by Continental Who's Who
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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VYCES Announced Release of Latest Single 'Nocturnal', June Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES will release their latest single “Nocturnal” on June 6th to all digital media outlets. (more...)

Tribute to Sylvia Olden Lee Slated for Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, on the occasion of Sylvia Olden Lee's 100th birthday, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture (www.fftrocc.org) will celebrate her life and achievements with African American spirituals, Verdi arias and choral music at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Due to unprecedented ticket demand and widespread critical acclaim, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the second and final extension of A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Receiving the highest rating by the San Francisco Chronicle, A Night with Janis Joplin is a "transcendent" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "intoxicating" (SFist.com) musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Hailed as "a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury" (Bay Area News Group), A Night with Janis Joplin features such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby," "Summertime," and more! Tickets for all performances are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Performances Mark Beautifully Poetic THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by Michael Quintos - Jun 26, 2017

Fittingly, as most of the world celebrates Gay Pride month, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills is presenting an absorbing, beautifully-poetic production of playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama THE PRIDE, which continues its Los Angeles-area premiere through July 9, 2017. Highly-stylized yet riveting and universally approachable, this new production of the play that originated in the UK features a superb cast smartly directed by the Wallis' Artist-in-Residence Michael Arden. (more...)

Sale of Edward Albee's Estate Will Benefit His Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that Albee's museum-worthy collection of fine art, which includes works by Arp, Kandinsky, and more, will be sold at auction. The money will then be donated to The Edward Albee Foundation, an institution that provides residency to emerging artists in Montauk. The collection is valued at over $9 million. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 22, 2017

Following a successful 2015 run, that great white whale MOBY DICK has returned to Lookingglass in a highly physical, inventive, and visually compelling production that's fully in keeping with the company's aesthetic. David Catlin's adaptation of Herman Meville's sprawling novel surrounds audiences in the universe of those whalers on board the Pequod in search of that elusive creature. With Courtney O'Neill's artful and hand-crafted set design, the stage and audience reside in a whale 'skeleton,' which cleverly also becomes the structure of the ship. As is common with Lookingglass productions, MOBY DICK also makes use of some talented, athletic performers who take on stunning acrobatic feats (choreography by The Actors Gymnasium's Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi). But like any voyage, Catlin's script has a number of slower, narration-heavy moments that lack much action. MOBY DICK vacillates between moments of captivating artistry combined with heightened physicality and lengthy stretches of pure narration. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's Impactful BROKEN GLASS
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 22, 2017

How do we identify ourselves? What role does fear play in shaping our lives? Do we ever confuse what we see in the news with what is actually happening in our daily comings and goings? In an era when news, be it real or fake, is omnipresent, Theater J's timely, well-acted production of Broken Glass explores the most complex of issues... identify. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner DISGRACED Comes to Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

One-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A haunting folktale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation, Goblin Market is based on the widely popular poem of Christina Rossetti. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes with Cast of New Netflix Series GLOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Spandex? No problem. Power Bomb? They got this. Go behind the scenes and hear how the cast of GLOW prepared for their roles and what it takes to become a TKO (total knock out?) ? in this featurette released today by Netflix, featuring interviews with the cast and new footage. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2017
by - Jun 19, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Double Album LOST WEST END VINTAGE 1948-1962 Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

???????Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End' (2015) and 'Lost West End 2' (2016), albums highlighted in both The Sunday Times and The Guardian, Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the 2CD set 'Lost West End Vintage' released on July 28th 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Prolific Playwright A.R. Gurney Passes Away at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The New York Times reports that prolific playwright A. R. Gurney passed away on Tuesday, June 13th at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. His agent Jonathan Lomma confirmed news of his death but did not provide a cause. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay Jones Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Defunkt Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Defunkt Theatre is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Season: NO HOLDS BARRED: 3 Portland Premieres (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Rachel Bay Jones!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen. This marks her first Tony nomination and first win. Her other Broadway credits include Pippin, Hair (Mother, Buddhadalirama); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (u/s-performed Lucia).  (more...)

Bellingham TheatreWorks Presents SANDCASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of the RnB inspired world of Sandcastle. Andreas and Rowen are married & stranded on a desert island when they finally decide it is best if they break up. This dark comedy by local playwright, Teague Parker, showcases a world of two people left with nothing but each other and their imagination. (more...)

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