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Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

BWW Review: 24th Street Theatre's HANSEL AND GRETEL BLUEGRASS Is Artful Storytelling
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 31, 2016

24th Street Theatre takes on the Brothers Grimm in its latest world premiere Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass by Bryan Davidson, but forget the fairy tale you think you know. This is no sanitized version of the story. The original, written in 1812, was a cautionary tale, bleak in its portrayal of a time when it was commonplace for impoverished families to abandon their children for lack of food and resources. The thought was that they would somehow find a way to survive and maybe even be better off on their own. It's a heartbreaking decision for any parent to make and, unfortunately, one that families in dire circumstances around the world still face today. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Denver (more...)

The Cultch Presents 'East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood' at the York Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Cultch is thrilled to present East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood at the York Theatre from Wednesday, November 23 to Saturday, December 31, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Aca-Awesome Company of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2016

Broadway's first a cappella musical will open at The Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on December 11, and the cast of IN TRANSIT is well into rehearsals to put finishing touches on the show. The company just met the press and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance to Bring Bold, Dramatic Works to Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. (more...)

Sydney Festival 2017 Parramatta & Western Sydney Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sydney Festival returns in 2017 with a fantastic line-up of artists and events across Parramatta and Western Sydney from Australia and around the world. Featuring a dedicated circus program in Parramatta, a major visual arts exhibition, five world premieres and two exclusive performances, Festival Director Wesley Enoch's inaugural program is bursting with free and ticketed events. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Special Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre will celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with a special performance at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC, today, October 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN Concludes Circle's "Year of the Playwright" 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Bruce Graham's play, Funnyman, wraps up the 2016 season at Circle Theatre. This will be Mr. Graham's seventh script produced at the theatre. Previous productions include Desperate Affection (2003); Moon Over the Brewery (2004); According to Goldman (2007); Dex and Julie Sittin' in a Tree (2008); Something Intangible (2010); and Stella and Lou (2014). (more...)

Bon Jovi Plays First-Ever Broadway Show Tonight at the Barrymore
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The final TIDAL X: Bon Jovi live listening party before the release of GRAMMY-winning rock icon Bon Jovi's 14th studio album THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE (on November 4 via Island/UMG) will take place at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre tonight, October 20. This will be Bon Jovi's first-ever Broadway performance. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE to Celebrate 5th Anniversary with Special Performance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre will celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with a special performance at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC, on October 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Studio Science presents People-Powered Innovation: Forum on CX Design
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWW 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

LGBT Drama FIRE SONG to Be Released on DVD & VOD Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

FIRE SONG will be released in the U.S. via Wolfe Video on November 8th on DVD / VOD: across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com, and will be on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers. (more...)

Ascom North America Secures New Milestone Win with Acute Care Hospital System
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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SDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that on Tuesday, November 15, former SDC President and 2016 recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Marshall W. Mason will announce a bequest to SDC Foundation. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Launches Arts Learning 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Australia's largest performing arts centre, Arts Centre Melbourne has today launched its 2017 Arts Learning Program featuring the best local and international performing arts created for young people. With performances, digital learning experiences and workshops for primary and secondary students, Arts Centre Melbourne's education program is designed to facilitate quality learning and lasting engagement with the performing arts. (more...)

Celebrate Christmas at the Citz this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

A magical adventure filled with wonder and surprise, Dominic Hill directs writer Stuart Paterson's circus-inspired adaptation of classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel at the Citizens Theatre this Christmas from 6 December - 7 January. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Nov 7, 2016

Disney's The Lion King, in all its magic and majesty, roared into San Francisco's Orpheum Theater and will be here now through December 31. If you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed and loved into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich multicultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized almost living, breathing animal puppets, Lion King will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with magic, wonder, awe and grace. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Nov 7, 2016

Disney's The Lion King, in all its magic and majesty, roared into San Francisco's Orpheum Theater and will be here now through December 31. If you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed and loved into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich multicultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized almost living, breathing animal puppets, Lion King will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with magic, wonder, awe and grace. (more...)

Suzi Bass Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Idina Menzel and More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD November Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

'Live In The Vineyard' (LITV) presents the eighteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival, which will include Tony Award winning icon Idina Menzel, Epic Records artist Wrabel, Big Machine Label Group's Drake White and singer-songwriters BrenDan James and Zach Heckendorf. (more...)

Fans Decide Where Freeform Will Host Sneak-Peek Screening of Season 2 Premiere of SHADOWHUNTERS and Upcoming Series BEYOND
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Freeform announced today fans can vote to bring a special screening of the season two premiere of the hit series “Shadowhunters” and the first episode of new original series “Beyond” to their hometown this December. Cast members from both series will be in attendance at the screening.  (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Denver, Colorado is Winner of Special Sneak Peek Screening of Hit Series SHADOWHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The fans have spoken: Denver, Colorado, is the winner of a special sneak-peek screening of the season two premiere of hit series SHADOWHUNTERS and the premiere episode of new original series “Beyond” on Saturday, December 10. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY At Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. The company's broad scale program showcases the athleticism and grace of the dancers and reflects a spirit and passion for life. (more...)

BWW TV: What's IN TRANSIT All About? Go Inside Rehearsal with the Cast!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 3, 2016

Below, check out what the new musical is all about with interviews with the cast and a musical preview! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway's IN TRANSIT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), began preview performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces New Members for Upcoming Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

At recent meeting of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, the LADCC welcomed two new and two returning members for its 2017 year.  Both F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times and Rob Stevens of Haines His Way have returned to The Circle and are joined by new members, Erin Conley of On Stage & Screen and Frances Baum Nicholson of Stage Struck Review and SCNG.  The 2017 Circle includes 24 critics from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. The 2017 LADCC Awards information, including nominees and the venue and date of the ceremony will be announced soon.   (more...)

Circle with Disney Now Available at Best Buy Canada
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Circle Media Inc. Announces European Retail Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is Rethinking Plastics
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (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 Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Graceopens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Shares The World On The Other Side Of The Curtain
by Jade Kops - Nov 11, 2016

Director Helen Dallimore breathes new life into David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE. Letting the audience into the backstage secrets with humour and honesty, this fast paced two hander is recognisable for actors and enlightening for non performers. (more...)

A Cappella Musical IN TRANSIT Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Aca-Awesome! With a book, music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, In Transit begins performances tonight, November 10, 2016, and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Broadway's IN TRANSIT Officially Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, now in previews, officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks, Emma Watson Star in Tech Thriller THE CIRCLE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson star in the first trailer for EuropaCorp's tech thriller The Circle,  based on Dave Eggers international best-seller. The film hits theaters on  April 28, 2017. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

Bon Jovi Announces 'This House Is Not For Sale Tour' Performance at Joe Louis Arena
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Grammy Award-winning band, Bon Jovi have announced newly added dates to their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. Fans in Detroit will now have the opportunity to witness the chart-topping rock band live at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Farewell Season at The Joe. (more...)

Casey Affleck, LA LA LAND Among Winners of New York Film Critics Circle Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Founded in 1935, The Circle's membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year's films. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOY KNOWN AS DR. BARNARDO'S is A Story that has Been Waiting to be Told
by Lauren Gienow - Dec 1, 2016

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, you may feel inclined to stay by the fire indoors…but I suggest that those in the Milverton, Ontario area, bundle up and head over to 69 Main St. N to see an original historical play, which also happens to be based locally, put on by 'Southwesto House'. (more...)

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