George Bush Takes the Heat in THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT This Fall at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For the first time in history,an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Brave New Productions to Premiere VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Brave New Productions invites you to the premiere of Christopher Durang's celebrated Chekovian spoof comedy with a special company member performance for one weekend only this holiday season. (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture, and shake furiously with laugher! The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opening July 29 and playing through August 14 at the Breckenridge Theater. (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...)

RUTHLESS! to Take Final Bow Off-Broadway This Fall; Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash Ruthless! The Musical will end its 14-month run on September 10th, prior to a national tour which will kick off in November -- finalized dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Check Out This Week's Delicious Actor Transformations For FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

FOX's new production of the 1975 cult classic 'THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again' will air Thursday, Oct. 20th. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Fox Debuts A Brand New Trailer for ROCKY HORROR!
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2016

Following this year's annual TCA Panel where the cast and director of Rocky Horror chatted about FOX's upcoming small-screen adaptation of the cult classic, a new trailer has been released that will leave you shivering with antici...pation. (more...)

Time Warp! FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Unveils New Details at TCA Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The ROCKY HORROR team is currently chatting it up at this year's TCA panel, and BroadwayWorld is bringing you new details on the show as they come! (more...)

Fiona Davis Launches First Novel, THE DOLLHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

THE DOLLHOUSE tells the dual storylines of two women who, decades apart, are enthralled by the allure of the real-life Barbizon Hotel for Women, which, from 1927 to 1981, was an exclusive residence for young, single women who wanted to make it in the big city, including Liza Minelli, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Joan Didion, and Sylvia Plath.  (more...)

A SPLOTCH OF RED: KEIR HARDIE IN WEST HAM Set to Open in Newham
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?From the same creative team as the acclaimed version of ANIMAL FARM staged on a real inner city farm in Newham! A world premiere to be staged in Newham's libraries and Community Links' Neighbours Hall in Canning Town (more...)

PHOTO: First Look at Adam Lambert as 'Eddie' in FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 4, 2016

dam Lambert turned to Instagram this week to share a first look of himself in the role of Eddie in FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR Shares Teen Sessions with School Therapist
by Shari Barrett - Aug 3, 2016

As a former high school teacher who started an alternative program for students who had dropped out, I participated in counselling troubled teens in learning how to deal with challenging circumstances in their lives, be it with parents, siblings, friends, or the desire to find love and respect from that special someone. It's especially difficult when a teen is also dealing with emotional or physical disorders or abuse. And what happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger's when he falls in love? What happens to a Straight-A student who is being sexually molested? In Leda Siskind's world premiere play ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR we meet all these characters and others as they confide to the psychotherapist who sees them at their urban high school. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Opens 16-17 Season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Before Captain Hook, before Wendy, before Tinkerbell - there was simply a lost boy who never grew up. Be carried away to the Neverland you never knew in Peter and the Starcatcher, Perseverance Theatre's first production of the season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - GSN's Horror-Themed Game HELLEVATOR Returns 10/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today its horror-themed game HELLEVATOR returns for season two with a special four-week network event, just in time for the Halloween season, with all-new spine-chilling weekly episodes (more...)

CSO Chamber Players to Perform 2016-2017 Season Christ Church Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces a new location for its 2016- 2017 CSO Chamber Players series. The four-concert series will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth and Sycamore, downtown Cincinnati. Seating will be configured in the venue to allow for up-close intimate chamber concert experiences. The CSO Chamber Players series offers a more intimate space for audiences to experience the individual and collaborative artistry of CSO musicians up-close. This season the CSO Chamber Players will present concerts on Nov. 11, 2016, Jan. 6, 2017, Feb. 3, 2017, and May 12, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Mezvinsky's Comedy SAWED IN HALF to Play ACME Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Crowned America's Funniest Mom on Oprah, stand-up comedienne and actress, Andrea Mezvinsky has created a new solo play "Sawed in Half" that begs the question: 'What happens when one woman's competing roles of wife, mother, lover, and performer collide?'  (more...)

FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Celebrates Another Decadent Transformation Tuesday
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has declared every Tuesday as #TransformationTuesday, with a new piece of Twitter content revealed every week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of TRIBES at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 22, 2016

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented the regional premiere of Nina Raine's  award-winning play,Tribes last night on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night and after party. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND Takes Final Bows Before Flying Away on Tour!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 22, 2016

Broadway'sFinding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, has forever departed the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. Finding Neverland opened on Broadway on April 15, 2015 and played 33 previews and 565 performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Says Goodbye in Epic 23 Minute Video
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2016

After 33 previews and 565 performances, the Broadway production of Finding Neverland takes its final trip to Neverland today. Original cast member, Jonathan Ritter, who has been with the production since its out-of-town tryout at the American Repertory Theater, posted a goodbye video on YouTube for fans of the show. The 23-minute video features behind-the-scenes footage from the production's final days on Broadway, as well as interviews with the cast and the director, Diane Paulus, (more...)

Girl Scouts of the USA & Disney Channel's ELENA OF AVALOR Inspire Girls to Lead
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Disney Channel are teaming up to inspire girls and their families to practice leadership. The collaboration brings GSUSA's focus on leading like a G.I.R.L. (more...)

Check Out The Delicious Actor Transformations For FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by Michael Dale - Aug 2, 2016

FOX's new production of the 1975 cult classic 'THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again' will air Thursday, Oct. 20th. (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Curtain's up. Light the lights. Strike up the band. Roll out the red carpet - the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will offer a nonstop series of audience-dazzling performances by show biz legends and super-hot headliners throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season - an exciting and unforgettable array of international artists and stage shows, from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood to Nashville, from your TV screen and iPhone, and from some of the world's hippest nightclubs and most impressive concert halls. (more...)

FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Celebrates Another Decadent Transformation Tuesday
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2016

FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has declared every Tuesday as #TransformationTuesday, with a new piece of Twitter content revealed every week. (more...)

Soundtrack to FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Now Available for Pre-Order; Full Track List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again will be released on CD and Digital Album on Friday, October 2st. The album is now available for preorder (more...)

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2016-2017 Season was publicly announced today at a special event hosted by Joe Spano(Emmy Award and L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning veteran of stage and screen) and Peter Van Norden (whose numerous credits include five Broadway shows, regional theatre, film and television). The two actors star as Marley and Scrooge, respectively, in the company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was a Critic's Choice in the L.A. Times and will be reprised this December under the direction of Brian McDonald. The season also features the third play in Arlene Hutton's celebrated Nibroc Trilogy, Gulf View Drive, helmed by London-based director Katharine Farmer; Miche Braden reprising her Off-Broadway performance in The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith written by Angelo Parra and directed by Joe Brancato of Penguin Rep; the return of the most popular comedy in Rubicon history, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin; direct from Off-Broadway, The Other Mozart written by and starring Silvia Milo and directed by Isaac Byrne, about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's equally remarkable sister Nannerl; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness' riveting tale based on a true story about three hostages held in Beirut in1986, directed by Katharine Farmer; and King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by James O'Neil. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2016

Shakespeare & Company presented The Two Gentlemen of Verona last night and Broadwayworld was at the opening.  Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy, this early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of young love, playing in-the-round at the Tina Packer Playhouse throughSeptember 4, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: RUTHLESS! Gets Cut Throat in Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Ruthless! including: Tori Murray and Kim Maresca. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'To Play This Part,' and 'It Will Never Be That Way Again.' (more...)

New Self-improvement Book THE MIRACLE EFFECT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Driving to a seminar one rainy evening some years ago, Sylvia Vowless, QSM, suddenly found herself trapped in an upside-down car after a terrifying accident. The first words she heard when help arrived were, 'My God, it's a miracle someone's still alive in there!' That moment was the first time in her life she appreciated the power of miracles, and what followed was a life-defining experience. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Enters Final Weeks on Broadway Before Flying Away on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

As previously announced, Broadway's Finding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, will soon be leaving the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off August 21, 2016 for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. (more...)

Girl Scouts of the USA Announces Two New Girl Scout S'mores Cookies for 2017 Cookie Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Today, National S'mores Day, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced, in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization will introduce two commemorative Girl Scout S'mores cookies. One is a clever take on the time-honored campfire treat, and the other is a s'mores-inspired cookie made with specialty ingredients. Joining legendary classics like Thin Mints and Samoas/Caramel deLites, select markets will carry one of the two new Girl Scout S'mores cookies during the 2017 cookie season. (more...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: FINDING NEVERLAND's Carolee Carmello Shares Her Dressing Room View
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

A dressing room with a window is a rarity says the FINDING NEVERLAND star. (more...)

Jenna Langbaum's THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Jenna Langbaum is producing, directing and performing her play THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT as part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Glagoslav Publications to Release Book of Poems by Lydia Grigorieva
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

'It would be hard to imagine Russian poetry in the last half century without Lydia Grigorieva,' writes eminent Russian poet and critic Konstantin Kedrov. Grigorieva is a uniquely individual voice, bucking the trends of modernist poetry to create her own distinctive and beguiling body of poetry. Her work draws on her own remarkable life to create startlingly arresting images and metaphors, full of beauty and power, from her series that emerged from her Arctic childhood, to the troubles that beset Ukraine. Her range of influences is wide, and Beethoven, Freud, Sylvia Plath and Byron all appear in her poems as well as more familiar Russian images. At the heart of Grigorieva's poetry is what she calls its 'musicality' - her firm belief in the power of rhyme and rhythm in creating a poetic experience. In this first major collection of her work in English, English poet John Farndon, working with Grigorieva and co-translator Olga Nakston, has recreated this musicality in English so that English readers might experience for the first time what makes her work so revered in her Russian homeland. About the Author: Lydia Grigorieva has been one of Russia's leading poets for half a century, the author of 15 highly acclaimed books of poetry and two novels in verse, and the creator of her own new genre of work, which she calls 'Photopoetry' which combines her own photographs and poems. She is a member of many major literary bodies, and her work has been widely translated. Her book of poems 'Celestial' was shortlisted for the Buninskaya Prize and her 'Eternal Theme' was finalist for Russian 'Book of the Year' in 2013. She won the Special Prize from the Russian Writers' Union (2010) for the best poetry book of the year for 'Dream in the Garden' and also the im. A. Delviga Prize (2012). Grigorieva was born next to a small cherry orchard in the Ukraine but a year later was taken to the Arctic Circle, where her father was a reconnaissance pilot. After her father's tragic death in a plane crash on the ice, the little Lidia returned to Ukraine with her mother and wrote her first poems there, aged 15. Already, aged 20 and at the University of Kazan was running foul of the KGB for her unique and 'unsoviet' poetic voice, and she moved to Moscow to be under the radar. Although highly admired among her fellow writers, her work was not published until 1981. For the last quarter century, Grigorieva has lived in London, where her late husband poet Ravil Bukharaev worked for the BBC World Service, but she has continued to write poetry, and create her own unique garden - a focus of her work - and her reputation in Russia along with her flowers, has grown and grown. Review copies are available upon request. Title: Shards from the Polar Ice: Selected Poems Author: Lydia Grigorieva Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English Translator: John Farndon with Olga Nakston ISBN: 9781784379773 Extent: 128 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

Carmen M. Herlihy, Brooke Bloom & More Join Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the cast for the first new play of Roundabout Underground's newly expanded 2016-2017 season. The world-premiere production of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner will be directed by Kip Fagan, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season, and will feature Brooke Bloom (Layne), Carmen M. Herlihy (Samantha Carlin), Alex Hernandez (Dominick Aquendo), Socorro Santiago (Delores Aquendo) and Stephanie Styles (Suz). (more...)

Mentos Launches New Amazon Dash Button
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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