EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Extends Again at the Road Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, have announced that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS CHOICE, Stage Raw TOP TEN) first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, is extending again, now through Saturday, December 10 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: TAME. at WSC Avant Bard
by Hannah Menchhoff - Nov 9, 2016

A tale of sadness, fear and proving what a shrew can do. (more...)

Sally Dexter, Clive Carter, & Katie Bernstein Complete the Cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS is just that, the first opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of four exciting new musicals that will go into full production from 2017 onwards, hearing their songs for the first time in this fully staged concert production. (more...)

Edward Albee Memorial Will Be Held at the August Wilson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

A memorial service to pay tribute to the playwright Edward Albee - who died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 - will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 1 pm at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), it has been announced by a group of Mr. Albee's friends and associates who are organizing the memorial. (more...)

The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, miraculous opera by the Italian master (April 29, 20, May 6, 7). Each production will be performed both in the Bronx, at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre, and in Manhattan, at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. This will be BxO's third presentation of Sir John in Love (they gave the U.S. Premiere in 1978) and their first of Falstaff, and both operas will be performed in English. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Close 2016-17 Fringe Festival with THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's 2016 - 17 Fringe Festival closes with Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart November 17 through 20 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MOBY DICK Cast, Audience Take on the Mannequin Challenge at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. The cast and audience at a recent performance took on the viral 'Mannequin Challenge' and passed with flying colors - check it out below! (more...)

Crumpet the Elf is Back in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings back David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES December 1 through 31 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Terrence McNally and More Set for Edward Albee Tribute on THEATER TALK This Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest episode of THEATER TALK, A Tribute to Edward Albee, draws on the reminiscences of those who knew the great writer at distinct periods of his life. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. Straight from its acclaimed 2015 debut at Lookingglass Theatre Company, the production fuses innovative staging with aerial storytelling. Based on the book by Herman Melville, Moby Dick is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre and South Coast Repertory and runs now through December 24, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

2017 Future of Education Technology Conference Announces Stellar Lineup of Expert Speakers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Chance Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its lineup for 2017, which will be the third to employ both stages in its new home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature nine fully-staged productions, a workshop production, and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Silent Sky, directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. A new play by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky will run January 20-February 12, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Anastasia Munoz as Henrietta Leavitt, Sarah Elizabeth Price as Margaret Leavitt, Mitchell Stephens as Peter Shaw, Marianne Galloway as Annie Cannon, and Shannon J. McGrann as Williamina Fleming.  (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents a Special Engagement of THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Black Box Studios proudly presents a special engagement of Edward Albee's The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?, winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, at The Black Box Performing Arts Center of Teaneck. (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

BWW Review: Creativity Abounds in MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 27, 2016

As presented at Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company's 'Moby Dick' offers many theatrical surprises that are sure to enthrall nearly any theatergoer looking for something a little different this holiday season. (more...)

New Video Trailer for Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL began an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series "Glee"), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Saturday, December 3. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and 7 SANTAS to Open Thanksgiving Weekend at Stage Coach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Christmas Carol and 7 Santas opens this Thanksgiving weekend at SCT. Scroll down for details! (more...)

50 Artists Contribute to Chevere Exhibition at Sirona Fine Art in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Opening reception December 3rd, 2016 at 6pm. SIRONA FINE ART, HALLANDALE BEACH. info(at)sironafineart.com (more...)

Writers in Performance Annual Showcase at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is "Home." Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.  On Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30PM, the troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.  We are proud to have members of the BMCC student community in the production (denoted below). Join us to experience this dynamic exchange between the written word and the art of performance!  Tickets are FREE, with a suggested donation of $10, and can be purchased in person at Ticketing Services in the lobby of 199 Chambers St. or by calling 212.220.1460.   (more...)

Parity Productions Launches The Parity Store to Support Women and Transgender Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Parity Productions, the New York City Theatre Company dedicated to the hiring of 50% women and transgender artists (directors, designers and playwrights) on every production as well as active promotion of other theatre companies that do the same, has announced its newest initiative - The Parity Store. (more...)

CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS Coming to Jermyn Street Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Following its hugely acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Cautionary Tales for Daughters brings its "razor-sharp satirical song writing"  (The Stage) and "gut-punching" (The Times) lyricism to Jermyn Street Theatre this January. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Associated Television International to Present 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE Featuring Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Mouse, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, produced by Associated Television Internationaland presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, who will serve as Grand Marshal, and will be joined by four other Former Grand Marshals of the Parade to help celebrate this historic occasion in style, including: Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner. (more...)

JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Vintage Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' December 2 through 23 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

YoungArts Awards 691 Winners From 40 States
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is proud to announce the 2017 YoungArts Winners-691 of the nation's most promising young artists in the literary, visual, design, and performing arts. (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Left Bank Writers Retreat, a small-group six-day writing workshop and literary tourism experience held in Paris each June, has some great gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for writers on holiday shopping lists. 'Of course you can't beat a chance to find writing inspiration in Paris firsthand,' says Left Bank Writers Retreat founder and director Darla Worden, 'so we have to suggest tuition for our Paris retreat as a starting point.' (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Signed Editions Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick & James Corden Pay Tribute to GUYS AND DOLLS Classic with 'Fugue for Turkeys'
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest Matthew Broderick and James Corden competed through song over whose technique is best to make the Thanksgiving turkey in this homage to the GUYS AND DOLLS classic 'Fugue for Tinhorns.' (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

There's 'November' Been a Better Time to Add Eight Strawberries a Day to Your Daily Diet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Today, nearly 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes causes more deaths in the U.S. per year than breast cancer or AIDS combined, according to the American Diabetes Association. November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and American Diabetes Month and a good time to remind consumers that studies show adding strawberries to the daily diet may improve cognitive function and help diabetes. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at University of San Diego's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program are presenting William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running now through November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, the show officially opened on Saturday, November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Star Robert Vaughn Passes Away at Age 83
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Actor Robert Vaughn, perhaps best known for his role of Napoleon Solo on NBC's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died today after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. (more...)

Casting Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Burt Bacharach Hal David & Neil Simon Musical PROMISES PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

Lineup Complete for 8th Annual BROADWAY CAN! for City Harvest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 8th Annual Broadway Can! concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, November 14th at 7pm.   (more...)

Grease is the Word at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, stopping off in Glasgow on Tuesday 9 May for 11 nights. Tom Parker (The Wanted) will be making his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) will be playing Sandy, and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) is taking on the role of Rizzo.  (more...)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Release New Year's Single by Songwriters Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Annaleigh Ashford has recorded a new song by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott entitled 'A New Year'. The song celebrates the New Year holiday, and will be included in her upcoming concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)

Artists To Create Converse 'Chucks' to Raise Awareness For Ocean Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Select artists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs are helping raise awareness for ocean conservation through a Design Collaboration with Converse, in which each of them will custom design a pair of Converse Classic Chuck Taylors. Participants include entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, actors Patrick Dempsey and Leo Fitzpatrick, The Kills singer-songwriter Alison Mosshart, Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas, designers Dee & Ricky and Sam Snyder, as well as world-renowned artists: Domingo Zapata, Emilio Perez, Uri Dotan, and Andre Saraiva. These one of a kind shoes will be auctioned off to raise funds for ocean conservation during the silent auction launching November 17th, 2016 for this year's Second Annual Ocean Gala in San Francisco on December 3, 2016, produced by MaiTai Global and OceanElders. (more...)

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