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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/06/2015
by BWW - Sep 6, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/06/2015 for Portland (more...)

Donald R. Seawell, Denver Center Founder, Broadway Producer & RSC Champion, Dies at 103
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Donald R. Seawell, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway producer and the first to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York, died today, September 30, 2015. He was 103. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/20/2015
by BWW - Sep 20, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2015 for Portland (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Charlotte's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Takes on New Shtick and Fresh Significance
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 20, 2015

Theatre Charlotte's revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES allows us to catch up with its true meaning as director Dennis Delamar sets his star, Steve Bryan, free to add uproarious blandishments of shtick and impersonation. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Something about Mary in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by Desiree Fantal - Sep 18, 2015

Mary Tilford is insane, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie had me feeling some sort of way, and I could sit though this play a dozen more times. Here is my love letter to Tampa Rep's production of 'The Children's Hour.' (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, Now thru 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, tonight, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM todays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama THE CHILDREN'S HOUR in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/13/2015 for Portland (more...)

BWW Review: Margie Boule Brings Tallulah Bankhead to Life in LOOPED, at Triangle Productions!
by Krista Garver - Sep 11, 2015

LOOPED is funny and sad (and often shocking -- Tallulah had a mouth that would make a sailor blush), and Boule's performance brings out these elements in this well-balanced, well-worth-seeing Triangle production. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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J. Bernard Calloway to Star in DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld can officially report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's 18th annual production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, starring J. Bernard Calloway in the title role! (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Star in DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld can officially report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's 18th annual production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, starring J. Bernard Calloway in the title role! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HERONS at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Herons. Sophia Decaro and Max Gill return to the Lyric stage to play Adele and Billy having both starred in Bugsy Malone as Tallulah and Fat Sam in 2015. Ed Gaughan will play the role of Charlie Russell and Sophie Stone will play Michelle Russell. They will be joined by Billy Matthews, Ella McLoughlin and Moses Adejimi. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Stars in DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Old Globe's 18th annual production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, starring J. Bernard Calloway in the title role, opens tonight, November 12, 2015 and will run through December 26th. (more...)

Colleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo Initiative, led by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program, with generous support from Founding Partner NBCUniversal, will offer selected directors specialized creative and tactical guidance in navigating the unique challenges of making their second feature films. The Initiative's inaugural Fellows announced today participated in a Screenwriters Intensive in March and continue to receive customized creative and tactical support and participate in select FFP activities. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for BUGSY MALONE at Lyric Hammersmith
by Marianka Swain - May 11, 2016

Full casting has been announced for musical BUGSY MALONE, which returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for a limited 12-week run following the critically acclaimed, Olivier-nominated 2015 production. Starring a diverse range of talented young performers aged nine and over, the lead roles will be performed by three different casts in rotation. Several members of 2015 production are returning, alongside talented youngsters making their professional debut. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

Playwright Larry Kramer Publishes List of His 10 Favorite Books
by Louisa Brady - Mar 6, 2016

Playwright Larry Kramer published a list of his 10 Favorite Books on the New York Times earlier this week, being the next in editor Aaron Hicklin's series for his website One Grand Books. Read the full list of Kramer's selections, including plays by Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams, and his reasons why below! (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), begins performances tonight, March 25, 2016 at Theater for the New City. (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Sets New Ticket Policies for Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

All available tickets to Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) are sold out prior to the show's first performance on Friday, March 25. (more...)

BWW Review: KIRK FREDERICK Launches his WRITE THAT DOWN! at ONE Archives
by Don Grigware - Mar 14, 2016

On Friday March 11 Kirk Frederick's new book Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce was launched at ONE the Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries on North Adams in downtown Los Angeles. The sellout event was a benefit for ONE Archives. There were scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation, which included a video slide montage, a 5 minute film clip from Pierce's appearance, in the early 80s, on The Dick Cavett Show, and then an interview with Kirk Frederick by moderator/ USC professor of English Chris Freeman. Then came a Q and A with the audience and a book signing. (more...)

ASCAP Music Cafe Presents Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley & More at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announces its event lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (more...)

Tangled Thread's AFTER THE HEAT, WE BATTLE FOR THE HEART to Premiere at VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Tangled Thread Theatre'sworld premiere of the new play AFTER THE HEAT, WE BATTLE FOR THE HEART, inspired by the extraordinary true story of female bullfighter Conchita Cintron, comes to London's VAULT Festival from 24 February with a press night on 25 February and runs through 28 February 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sophia Decaro, Max Gill and More in HERONS at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

HERONS by Simon Stephens, directed by Sean Holmes, opens tonight 21 January 2016 at Lyric Hammersmith. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru History
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 13, 2016

Hines has created a charismatic confection that incorporates vintage photos, bittersweet memories, enthusiastic tap dancing and a mega-talented all-female band. (more...)

BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

A stylish supper club style tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and their mother. (more...)

This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 4, 2016

Make no mistake about it: There is absolutely no way to avoid instantly liking Everett Tarlton - it's useless to even try. In fact, resistance is futile. The boy possesses so much innate charm that anyone - whether you're a director, a choreographer, an actor or even a critic - simply cannot resist him. And audiences? Those poor souls have no hope whatsoever. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

CHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA Will Play Theater for the New City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City'sCommunity Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances fromFriday, March 25 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

Charles Busch Returning to Theater for the New City with New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City's Community Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances from Friday, March 25 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Complete casting is announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Lifetime Teams with AFI to Create Jobs for Female Filmmakers
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Lifetime and the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (AFI DWW) will join forces next year to create and offer production jobs for each graduate of the Institute's acclaimed program throughout the A+E Networks' portfolio of platforms. (more...)

DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Sundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition Films
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced today the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Films that have premiered in these sections include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station,Whiplash, Blackfish, The September Issue, The Cove, An Education, Animal Kingdom, Precious, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Obvious Child, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow. (more...)

Nancy Atlas Coming to Bay Street in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to continue rekindling the popular "Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest" this January. After sold out concerts in January and March this past year, the 2016 January concerts will again feature a special guest for each show every Saturday of the month. All concerts start at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. The concerts are sponsored by Dan's Papers.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME Published
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The memoir of KISS ME, KATE's director and Noel Coward's producer and lover published over 50 years after his passing. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre Presents Shawn Pelton with Nancy Atlas on January 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to continue rekindling the popular "Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest" this January. After sold out concerts in January and March this past year, the 2016 January concerts will again feature a special guest for each show every Saturday of the month. (more...)

Bugsy Malone Returning to the Lyric Hammersmith in Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Bugsy Malone re-opened the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2015 following a multi-million pound redevelopment and the creation of the Reuben Foundation Wing. It was the UK's first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade. (more...)

TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

BLAKHAT Multimedia Visual Arts Project Premieres on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 8/30/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/30/2015 for Portland (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at POOR PEOPLE at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Poor People, a stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's epistolary novel and first masterpiece, Poor Folk, written by Lavinia Roberts and directed by Irene Kapustina, opened at the Kraine Theater on August 16th, 2015 and will run through August 29th, 2015. (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama THE CHILDREN'S HOUR in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Busch's Sold-Out 'CLEOPATRA' Arrives in Style Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), is currently playing Theater for the New City, which marks the third consecutive sold-out run for Busch at Theater for the New City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

Gerry Mastrolia to Bring VERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES to the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

In a homage to the ladies, cabaret singer, Gerry Mastrolia is a man who sings songs... sung by women. (more...)

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Community Aces Challenge Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. today announced the winners of its second charitable social media contest awarding a share of $50,000 to five local nonprofit organizations. (more...)

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