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Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Portland (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Tensas River Duck Paradise to Sell at Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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9 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent 2016 Producing Lab Film Independent Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced the producers selected for its 16 th annual Producing Lab. (more...)

VERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES Plays Don't Tell Mama This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

In a homage to the ladies, cabaret singer, Gerry Mastrolia is a man who sings songs... sung by women. The show is chocked full of impersonations, stories and songs. From Broadway, standards and cabaret favorites saluting tough divas who didn't take smack from anyone! Ladies like, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead and more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Portland (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Hold Celebration of Artistic Director, Jaqui Hubbard 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The Ivoryton Playhouse is celebrating 25 years of laughter and drama, new shingles and seats, and more and more music and romance and applause than ever before. This year marks the 25th year of Artistic Director, Jacqui Hubbard's involvement with The Ivoryton Playhouse. Beginning as a Board member in 1991, she became Board President and in 1999 she was hired as Artistic/Executive Director and oversees all aspects of this small, historic gem of a theatre. (more...)

Winners Announced for Asian World Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Last night at the 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2016) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. (more...)

OSLO's Jefferson Mays Admits to Still Getting Stage Fright
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 9, 2017

Rhapsody Magazine for United Airlines recently talked to Jefferson Mays as he prepares to begin previews for his new play, Oslo. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Loose Tongue presents SEA FRET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Lucy Carless of Channel 4's critically acclaimed drama series Humans makes her theatre debut as Ruby in Sea Fret opening at the Old Red Lion on the 28th March. Best known for her portrayal of teenaged Mattie in both series of the hit television programme, Lucy trained at the Nottingham Television Workshop. On being a part of the production. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Photo Flash: Loose Tongue Presents SEA FRET at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Lucy Carless of Channel 4's critically acclaimed drama series Humans makes her theatre debut as Ruby in Sea Fret opening at the Old Red Lion on the 28th March. Best known for her portrayal of teenaged Mattie in both series of the hit television programme, Lucy trained at the Nottingham Television Workshop. (more...)

Magic, Science, Pirates and More Set for Cape Playhouse's Summer 2017 Kids Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Cape Playhouse has big plans for little theatre goers this summer, as FunDay FriDays! Playhouse for Kids takes the stage.  From pirate tales to dogs performing hilarious tricks, puppets, magicians and jugglers, the schedule has something for all kids. (more...)

Cher, Anjelica Huston & More Set for New Original Movies on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. (more...)

Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Play Theater J This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Starting in the 1950's everyone knew that Neil Simon could write hilarious jokes and craft entertaining comedies. But in 1983, when Brighton Beach Memoirs premiered on Broadway, it became abundantly clear that Simon's heart is as robust as his funny bone. The first of his "Eugene trilogy" of semi-autobiographical plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs runs at Theater J from April 5-May 7, 2017. (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

New Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Rekindles FIRESIDE SESSIONS WITH NANCY ATLAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Bay Street Theater and Dan's Papers are pleased to present the rekindling of the popular 'Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest' this January. Due to the snow storm, the January 7 concert with Clark Gayton was rescheduled to Sunday, January 8 at 7 pm. Ticket holders can just bring their January 7 ticket to the January 8 concert or call the box office to reschedule the tickets to either January 14, 21 or 28. These dates will remain at 8 pm. There is also a new date added with Nancy Atlas and Clark Gayton for Thursday, March 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

THIS IS US, HIDDEN FIGURES Scribes Among Finalists for42nd Annual Humanitas Prize
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Finalists for the 42nd annual Humanitas Prize were announced today. The honor recognizes film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding. (more...)

New Comedy THE SURROGATE to Premiere at Centenary Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Family life is changing, and playwright Patricia Cotter knows all about it.   In a smart and funny play about blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, Cotter's comedy, "The Surrogate" examines just how much  we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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DSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

February brings DSI Comedy Theater's largest event of the year. This year, it is giving DSI a chance to showcase a new direction and continue its 17th year tradition of showcasing comedy from up and down the east coast and across the country. (more...)

Cult Writer Rediscovered By The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

"Laughter is a weapon: all you can do is laugh, isn't it?" (more...)

Centenary Stage Comapny Announces Cast for World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's Award-Winning Comedy THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Famed Groundlings Theatre in LA alumna - which gave birth to such SNL actors as Phil Hartman, Lorraine Newman, and the Pee Wee Herman phenomenon - and Emmy Award winning author, Patricia Cotter, brings her unique sense of comedy and contemporary issues to Centenary Stage Company with the World Premiere of The Surrogate February 17 through March 5 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GIFT at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. Written by Will Stutts and directed by Greg Wood, the production opens tonight, February 23, and continues through March 19 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Co. presents THE SURROGATE CONTINUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award and finalist in the prestigious 2016 O'Neil National Playwrights Conference, Emmy Award Winner Patricia Cotter's brand new comedy The Surrogate, continues its World Premiere run now through March 5 at Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

THE GIFT to Bring 'Novel' Tale to Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces 2017 Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse, American's oldest continually operating summer theatre, is thrilled to announce our creative teams for our upcoming 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2017

Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear?  Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they?  And people keep saying there's nothing to be afraid of!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Comapny presents or World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Family life is changing, and playwright Patricia Cotter knows all about it.   In a smart and funny play about blended families, desire,  motherhood, class and sexual politics,  Cotter's comedy, " The Surrogate"  examines just how much  we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses,  and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primitive Grace Presents Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble will present the World Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY written and directed by Obie Award winner and SAG Award nominee Paul Calderon. Co-starring David Zayas (Dexter), performances begin January 11 at Access Theater. Opening is slated for Thursday, January 19th. (more...)

'DR TALLULAH PRESENTS...' to Play FERTILE GROUND 2017 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Dr Tallulah Present's: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON) will play as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide theater festival of new works, running January 19-29th, 2017. (more...)

Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas Return Every Saturday Night in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Bay Street Theater and Dan's Papers are pleased to present the rekindling of the popular 'Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest' this January. After sold out concerts in January for the past few years, the 2017 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 Behind the Hedges, Fighting Chance, JEEP Southampton, Coors Light and Blue Moon. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Donny Osmond Lends Voice to THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company announces Donny Osmond's involvement in the upcoming production of the musical The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review, running May 5 - 20, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up Madison
by Scott Rawson - Apr 3, 2017

From the moment, you are seated in the intimate Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center you are transported to Emerson's Bar and Grill. The year,1959. The month, March. Billie Holiday will only live another 4 months, at which time she will die at the young age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver. (more...)

Theatre East to Honor Richard Mawe with Laurette Taylor Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Theatre East Board of Directors presents Richard Mawe with the 2017 Laurette Taylor Award on Monday, May 15th at Cafe Tallulah, 240 Columbus Ave, in the Upper West Side. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception. Tickets start at $100. The evening will include tributes, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and an auction. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Alternate Roles in Lillian Hellman's Fascinating THE LITTLE FOXES
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2017

With her throaty elegance, sharp comic bite and aggressively sexual allure, Tallulah Bankhead quickly earned a loyal following when she appeared in her first five Broadway plays in the years between 1918 and 1922. Unfortunately, her performances were often the only positive attraction and each of the quintet closed very quickly. (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

Theater J Extends Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Reacting to enthusiastic critical and audience response, Theater J is extending the run of its current production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs by one week, to May 14.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

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