Lyric Hammersmith Announces its FANTASTIC MR FOX Will Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which will mark Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13 September, producing partners Nuffield and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith, today announced a major UK tour of Roald Dahl's FANTASTIC MR FOX, in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this Christmas (22 Nov - 8 Jan. National Press Night: Wed 30 November, 7pm), FANTASTIC MR FOX will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan - 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide, including Curve (3 - 9 April). This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MAD Presents Annual Visionaries! Awards at MAD Ball Celebrating its 60th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Pier 60, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will hold its annual gala celebrating outstanding individuals in the arts and design fields. For 20 years, the MAD Ball has recognized visionaries in the worlds of business, arts, philanthropy, and creativity, reflecting MAD's mission to celebrate innovation and excellence across all creative disciplines. This year's Visionaries! Awards will honor design advocate, patron, and longtime MAD Trustee Charles S. Cohen; the late architect Zaha Hadid; Italian design innovator MISSONI; and conceptual artist Yinka Shonibare. Hosted by Simon Doonan, the 2016 event will bring together 500 guests, including art patrons, artists, designers, and noted corporate and civic leaders, and will introduce the Museum's new Nanette L. Laitman Director, Jorge Daniel Veneciano. (more...)

Elderly Visitor at Florence Federal Correctional Institute's (FCI) Satellite Camp Falls and Sustains Injury During Visiting Hours Despite A Just Cause's Attempts to Ale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015


BWW Review: Uber Clever ICU Provides Terrific Transfusion of Laughs Via Superb Cast
by Gil Kaan - Sep 28, 2015

What a witty script! What a fine cast! What an incredible first act! The world premiere of playwright Fielding Edlow's ICU immediately grabs your attention the moment you enter and take a seat in the waiting room of an unnamed New York hospital. With precision machine-gun delivery of Edlow's brutally frank and wickedly smart dialogue expertly directed by Brian Shnipper, the first act simply whizzes by before intermission hits. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 27, 2015
by - Sep 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Celebrates 75th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Florida Grand Opera will host its 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The gala will benefit FGO's future productions, education and outreach initiatives. These programs include free access to opera education for at-risk youth and intensive training for young opera singers as they enter the first phase of their careers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Classic Story
by Vanessa Michaud - Sep 21, 2016

Kate Hamill's fresh adaptation of the Jane Austen classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY made its DC premiere at the Folger Theatre on September 13th. Director Eric Tucker and Choreographer Alexandra Beller took time out of their busy schedules to answer my questions on the emphasis on movement and choreography on the production and how it brings new life to the beloved Austen novel for audiences of today. (more...)

Rimonim Art Gallery Announces Beatriz Gerenstein to Exhibit at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

MIAMI, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Rimonim Art Gallery is pleased to announce the participation of the sculptor Beatriz Gerenstein in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (la Biennale di Venezia) in the exhibition 'Time Space Existence'. The installation is on view at the Palazzo Mora, 3659 Strada Nuova, 2nd floor, Venice, Italy until November 27, 2016. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

BWW Review: The Kids Aren't Alright in SPRING AWAKENING
by Desiree Fantal - Sep 13, 2016

When did you learn about sex? How? Who told you about 'the birds and the bees,' 'making a baby,' 'when two people really love one another'? I'm not sure where I picked it up, though I'm fairly certain it wasn't from my parents. The gag reflex rising in my throat even at the thought makes me certain I never flat out asked my mother. In any case the information got to me somehow, and I lived to tell the tale via hazy, inconsistent memories. mad Theatre of Tampa's production of SPRING AWAKENING, the first show of their 16th season, follows a group of adolescents in late 19th century Germany as they question what's happening to their bodies - physically and emotionally (more...)

THE GOD PROJEKT to Headline La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

La MaMa begins its 55th season of innovative works from around the world - 70 productions in all - with its 2016 Puppet Series featuring a variety of fully-staged productions, a puppet slam, a workshop for kids and conversations with leading artists in the realm of puppetry from September 24 to November 6, occupying La MaMa's numerous stages in the East Village. (more...)

Ionesco's THE CHAIRS to Play Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Your presence is requested... for a party in a lighthouse by the sea. The hilarious and controversial absurdist classic. An elderly couple plays games at the edge of a watery nighttime universe. Painstaking theatrical preparations welcome imaginary guests. One delivers life's enduring secret. A haunting, powerful, tragic farce. (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

Bureau of Prisons Director, Charles Samuels, Is Part of Abuse to IRP6 Families and Friends, Who Visit Florence Prison Camp (FPC) in Colorado, as Cries for Help Go Ignored
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015


Midas Whale to Play SCERA, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Even the name Midas Whale suggests the fun audiences can expect from Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes, the folk duo known for turning The Chairs of all four judges NBC's singing competition “The Voice.” (more...)

Attorneys Robert Raitt and Alison Duffy of Michigan Auto Law Secure...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015


Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.   (more...)

by Keith Waits - Oct 12, 2015

As techno music plays and the stage lights come up in the Pamela Brown Theatre the audience is presented with an antiseptic, industrial brick wall with large windows and a set of chairs. It is here that Peter (David McElwee) is crashed out, slumping over The Chairs while Karlie (Lexi Lapp) is jumping all over the room occasionally rummaging through a bag of junk food or talking on the phone. This is a hospital ER and this young couple is there because their daughter, Luna Gale, is sick. Unfortunately, Peter and Karlie are too. (more...)

Midas Whale Plays SCERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Even the name Midas Whale suggests the fun audiences can expect from Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes, the folk duo known for turning The Chairs of all four judges NBC's singing competition “The Voice.” (more...)

Bet You Can't Stop Saying 'WOW' This Holiday Season in Jax
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015


BWW Review: Boulevard Stages Ionesco's Grand Work of Art THE BALD SOPRANO in Grand Hall
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 6, 2016

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind,” quotes Eugène Ionesco, the author of the Boulevard Theatre's charming and provocative production Bald Soprano.. Ionesco, considered one of the forerunners of absurd/surreal theater, wrote the one-act play (90 minutes, no intermission) at the beginning of his career in 1948. A time in his forties when he first began dabbling in the “anti-play,” an artistic comment on cultural and social conversation and mores, seen from his French perspective that had survived the devastation of Paris and other European countries, including the Nazi invasions and regime during World War II. (more...)

BWW Review: AS WE FORGIVE Challenges Our Views On Vengeance, Hatred and Forgiveness
by Jade Kops - May 15, 2016

Tom Holloway's AS WE FORGIVE asks the audience to re-evaluate their perceptions of vengeance, hatred and the extent of forgiveness through three separate stories, presented by sole performer Robert Jarman. (more...)

UM Theatre & Dance to Host Masquer New Chair Campaign Fun-Raiser in June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Missoula favorites Teresa Waldorf and Rosie Ayers will host a Fun-Raiser for the UM School of Theatre & Dance's Masquer New Chair Campaign ... in character as the Home Shopping Girls, Lucinda and Lulinda. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced late this evening from the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Hume Fogg's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2016

Nashville audiences this weekend find themselves with two concurrently running opportunities to bask in the warm glow of Miranda's heartfelt creation as Hume-Fogg Academic High School's Theatre presents In The Heights for a three-performance run (which premiered last night - on Broadway, naturally, Nashville's Broadway) and Street Theatre Company, which tonight opens its 11th season with its mounting of the show that will run for the next three weekends. (more...)

Schedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those five scripts will be performed as Enhanced Staged Readings at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen, 3540 N Halsted, during Gay Play and Musical Weekend which is April 22 to 24, 2016. Tickets for the event are pay-what-you-can (suggested $10). Find more information at or 1 800 737 0984. (more...)

Lineup Set for NMA's 2016 'Give Kids a Shot' Gala at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

This May, The National Meningitis Association (NMA) (Lynn Bozof, President) will hold its annual GIVE KIDS A SHOT Gala Celebration honoring Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch (Nancy Ford Springer Award), Carl Buher and Michael Laforgia (T.E.A.M. Outstanding Service Awards), Paul Lee, MD (Health Achievement Award) at The Pierre on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at (more...)

BWW Review: COMPAÑÍA MANUEL LIÑÁN Brings an Exciting Flamenco Program to City Center
by Melanie Votaw - Mar 14, 2016

New York City Center hosts Flamenco Festival performances every year, and this 13th season included an evening with Compañia Manuel Liñan in their New York debut. Six dancers, three singers and two guitarists led by dancer/choreographer Manuel Liñan performed 'Nomada.' (more...)

SIX CHARACTERS to Premiere at La MaMa, 3/31-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

SIX CHARACTERS - a new puppet and multi-media work created by the renowned writer-director Theodora Skipitares, and inspired by Luigi Pirandello's classic play SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa in association with Skysaver Productions at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with performances March 31 to April 16.  Press opening is April 3.  SIX CHARACTERS is directed, designed and adapted by Theodora Skipitares and marks a milestone as the 25th play she's created in 30 years on stage. (more...)

Museum Of Love with Nancy Whang Set for Fox Theatre, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

MUSEUM OF LOVE LIVE FT. PAT MAHONEY (DFA / LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) & DENNIS MCNANY (DFA/JEE-DAY) + NANCY WHANG DJ SET (DFA / LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / THE JUAN MACLEAN) is set for Fox Theatre on August 1st, 2016. Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm. Tickets on sale June 10th - $15 General Admission. (more...)

Resolutions of the Nokia Annual General Meeting 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016


Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

BWW Review: Collaborating UO and Oakfields Students Deliver Promising SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 5, 2016

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD delivered an engaging 85 minutes of musical theatre, managing to explore a clear thesis while doing so. Like some of the musicals presented at the Student Arts Festival over the past few years, it raised the bar of what can be accomplished on this platform in this genre. (more...)

THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH, An Ibsen Classic with a Modern Spin, to Play Theatre N16 in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Riot Act unearths THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH, a rarely produced piece by Henrik Ibsen for its third professional production in the UK since its 1870 publication. This blisteringly relevant and razor sharp dissection of cultural and professional revolution where old institutions are forced to face the radical new is here presented in a new adaptation by Ashley Pearson and directed by Whit Hertford, the team behind this year's fringe sell-out Coverage, a newsroom adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

PFP Sets GREAT GAY PLAY AND MUSICAL Contest Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

?A slate of 11 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and musicals have emerged as Semi-Finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. (more...)

PFP's Great Gay Play and Musical Contest Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as Finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

UK Recording Artist J.Walker Releases New Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of 'Positive', the latest mixtape by UK recording artist J.Walker of TLD. The Mixtape is currently available for streaming and download at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

Internationally Renowned Restaurant MR CHOW Now Open at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Internationally renowned restaurant, MR CHOW, is now open at Caesars Palace. (more...)

Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle to Stage IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID at La MaMa This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

A classic Mabou Mines feat is to take a theatrical classic, reimagine it from top to bottom, then turn it inside out; the result is a production so spanking new that the original gleams with fresh and unexpected relevance. The tradition continues in a collaboration with Trick Saddle and the 45-year old company. The two companies combine forces in the world premiere of 'Imagining the Imaginary Invalid,' inspired by 'The Imaginary Invalid,' Moliere's piercing satiric take on the pretension, gullibility and vulnerability of we poor mortals. Presented by La MaMa, a production of Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle, the play runs January 21-February 7 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre. (more...)

Article on Booth Furniture at Art Fairs Highlights the Importance of...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015


Penobscot Theatre Company Announces Plan to Replace Seats at Historic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

At its season preview, August 25, Penobscot Theatre Company invited patrons to take their seats-literally-kicking off a campaign to replace The Chairs at the historic Bangor Opera House, many of which are held fast by duct tape and generally dilapidated. 'It's time to match the quality of our audience's seating experience to the quality we produce on stage,' said Executive Director Mary Budd. (more...)

Help Wanted: New Cruise Ships Mean New - and Exciting - Career Opportunities for Thousands of People
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

MIAMI, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Designers green-lighted their creations. Shipbuilders put the steel in place. Now those who operate the world's newest ships true floating cities populated by thousands are busy behind the scenes hiring folks to run the show. (more...)

BWW Review: GOODNIGHT MOON at Mile Square Theater Hoboken NJ
by Adam Cohen - Apr 25, 2016

The children's classic comes to life. Brilliant production design, ingenious energetic cast. Well worth admission (more...)

BWW Review: MKE Ballet's 'Oh Wow' KALEIDOSCOPE EYES Turns Audiences on to World Premieres
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 1, 2016

With two world premiere ballets and ten Beatles songs front and center on the Uhlein Stage, Milwaukee Ballet presented their Kaleidoscope Eyes at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in an exquisite opening night performance. Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill, a dream team technician for the ballet's Artistic Director Michael Pink, collaborated with three acclaimed choreographers, Garrett Smith, Timothy O'Donnell, and Trey McIntyre, for a triple dose of 'Oh Wow' contemporary dance' performed with love, as the Beatles would say, 'From Me to You,' the ballet to the city's audiences. (more...)

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