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Book Now For Audra McDonald's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Book tickets here from £25 (more...)

The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Series Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

???????Rooftop Films is excited to announce programming for the 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year's series will take place May 19th to August 19th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than 10 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films from around the world. (more...)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet Debuts Christopher Stuart's 7 DEADLY SINS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

Pride. Greed. Envy. Sloth. Gluttony. Lust. Wrath. Collectively, they are the seven deadly sins - the cardinal sins, the antitheses of the seven virtues. Creatively, they are the inspiration for choreographer Christopher Stuart's most recent work, 7 Deadly Sins featuring music by the Nashville-based collective known as Ten Out of Tenn, and now brought to life by Nashville Ballet in a twin-bill that closes out the company's 2016-17 season on a resounding note of artistic achievement. (more...)

It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!
by Stephanie Wild - May 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of his from over the years! (more...)

Elliot Martin, Broadway Producer of Shows Starring Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Al Pacino and More, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Elliot Martin, renowned Broadway producer and Tony Award winner passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21st, in Connecticut, surrounded by his family. He was 93. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Two - Blocking and a Haircut) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - May 28, 2017

Episode Two: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal and shows off his new ambition - cosmetology!  (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part One - First Rehearsal) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - May 24, 2017

Episode One: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you into the first rehearsal, featuring cast interviews and a video-conversation with the playwright, Tom Dudzick! (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

A Season of Power, Violence, and Revenge Comes to Citizens Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Today the Citizens Theatre announces its Autumn 2017 season including plays from different ages and countries focusing on the very personal consequences of absolute power, violence and revenge. The season of ancient and modern plays that respond directly and indirectly to the world today goes on sale Tuesday 16 May at 10am. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

Guest Blog: Clare-Louise English On Deafinitely Theatre's SOMETHING ELSE
by Guest Blog: Clare-Louise English - May 15, 2017

I'm hugely excited to be performing in Deafinitely Theatre's touring production of Something Else, because in today's world it's important to champion inclusion and diversity. It's one of the great privileges of the arts to be in a position to do that, and I'm chuffed to be working with some of those champions on this show. They are a constant inspiration in my work with my own company, Hot Coals Theatre, and to me as a performer. (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 12th, 2017 - BUILDING THE WALL Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The stars of A BRONX TALE appear for a performance and CD signing today at Barnes & Noble, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival Finds Its Home at Circle in the Square Theatre; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced today that the first ever Broadway revival of Once on This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, will play The Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

BWW Review: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER is a Slow Burning Thriller at the IRT
by Melissa Hall - May 10, 2017

It's thriller season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre this month. Dial 'M' for Murder is currently on the mainstage and suspense is the name of the game. (more...)

BWW Interview: IN TRANSIT's James Snyder Discusses Singing and His Upcoming Green Room Concert
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 10, 2017

Singing techniques, Green Room concert and IN TRANSIT are topics James Snyder likes to talk about. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actress Glenne Headly Dies at 63
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 9, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Mr. Holland's Opus, among others, has died. The actress was 63. Her reps did not provide a cause of death when making their statement. (more...)

Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Names Five Playwrights to The Writer's Circle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Perseverance Theatre has announced the formation of The Writer's Circle. Perseverance Theatre has awarded participation into The Writer's Circle to five playwrights. The award includes commission, including development support, for a two-year period of time to write and develop a new Alaskan play. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Four - Publicity Photos) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 7, 2017

Episode Four: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! 'I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.' As the show gets closer and closer to Opening Night, it's time for publicity photos! (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing The Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, 'Lettice and Lovage,' opens Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of 'Amadeus,' and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The play runs now through June 17. The cast includes Kandis Chappell, Mia Dillon, Sarah Manton, and Paxton Whitehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 5th, 2017 - Theatre World Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 Theatre World Awards ceremony takes place at the Imperial Theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jun 3, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, The Circle of life. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside the Circle- Bette Midler & More Celebrate Big Wins at the OCC Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2017

Broadway's Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran and Christopher Fitzgerald served as gala award presenters at the 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony just last week, May 25th, at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special day below! (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2017

Last night, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, made her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW The Circle will be presented in repertory. (more...)

Exclusive: Audra McDonald Gets 'Shooketh'; Talks LADY DAY on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Audra McDonald took to Official London Theatre's Facebook page in partnership with BroadwayWorld following her opening performance of LADY DAY in the West End. The event was hosted by Jamie Lambert. Check out the video below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 27, 2017

Agrabah has got a new prince in town! Earlier this month Telly Leung inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about how he got the part, why he joining the Disney legacy is so important to him, and so much more. Plus, watch him perform 'Proud of Your Boy!' (more...)

VIDEO: THE LION KING Keeps the Circle of Life Spinning at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 comes to a close today. Watch The Lion King help kick off day two with their performance below! (more...)

First Look: THE HERO WITHIN Brings Veterans' Personal Stories to Life, Extended July 7-8-9 in Santa Monica
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2017

After a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2017, CRE Outreach, in partnership with the Veterans Empowerment Theatre, is pleased to announce a one-weekend extension of THE HERO WITHIN, the powerful play which brings 7 local veterans' personal stories to life through an artistic journey that gives voice to the difficulty of transitioning from the war zone back into society as they search for the hero within themselves. The show includes both lighthearted comedy and dramatic moments that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Six - Opening Night) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 21, 2017

Episode Six: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes! IT'S THE DAY OF THE SHOW, Y'ALL!!! The playwright, Tom Dudzick, flew in to see the completion of his trilogy and to hold a talk-back afterwards. TAKE A LOOK AT OPENING NIGHT!!! (more...)

WONDER WOMAN, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Among First Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2017 Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

TEEN CHOICE 2017TM, the summer's hottest LIVE show is back with a brand-new wave of nominees. Leading the television category with seven nods is “Pretty Little Liars,” followed by “The Flash,” with four. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a look a new photos of Audra in action below! (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Three - Fight Choreography) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 2, 2017

Episode Three: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?! Fight Choreographer, Lydia Mackay, teaches the cast how to execute some great stage combat! (more...)

Saxon Release 14 CD Box Set Solid Book of Rock with Bonus Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Forget box-sets and get The Book Set... British heavy metal legends, SAXON, are to release The Solid Book of Rock, on August 4, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!
by Ana Maria Wiggins - Jun 18, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a first look at Audra in action below!  (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Singers Present HELLO BROADWAY! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre
by Maggie Owen - Jun 16, 2017

The Lycric Theatre Singers captivated audiences with their opening night, spring show Hello Broadway! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre in Montreal, QC (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audra McDonald and director Lonny Price recently held auditions for the dog that will appear onstage with the actress as Billie Holiday's pup in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which begins previews this Saturday at Wyndham's Theatre, London. Scroll down for some adorable photos! (more...)

BWW Feature: VLOG (Part Five - Tech and Dress Rehearsals) - KING O' THE MOON at Circle Theatre
by Circle Theatre - Jun 14, 2017

Episode Five: Catch a glimpse into Circle Theatre's KING O' THE MOON, as actor, Kyle Montgomery, takes you behind-the-scenes of rehearsal! With opening in a couple of days, the cast goes into tech and dress rehearsals - TAKE A LOOK! (more...)


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BWW Review: RING OF FIRE Captivates at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 12, 2017

Syracuse Stage ends its season with the jukebox musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. The musical, created by Richard Maltby Jr. and conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, features the familiar and well-loved music of Johnny Cash. So, expect to hear hits such as “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” “Going to Memphis,” “Jackson,” “I Walk the Line,” just to name a few. (more...)

Great whiskey isn't made, it's grown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

If you like great whiskey, consider homegrown Illinois corn your best friend. Great corn makes great whiskey and that's exactly why two local farm families, the Walters and the Nageles, built a distillery on the Walters' home farm in DeKalb. Their business is called Whiskey Acres, and it's a true seed-to-spirit distillery. (more...)

10th Annual Metuchen Junebug Artfest Opens This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The annual Metuchen Junebug ArtFest kicks off on Saturday evening, June 3rd from 6:00 - 10:00 pm with a fantastic array of open air art exhibits, live 'art' events and music performances throughout the streets downtown Metuchen. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Elliot Martin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award recipient Elliot Martin, who passed away on May 21st at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, June 2, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

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