'POUPEES DE PARIS', 'GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' and 'LOOKING GLASS' Recordings Out This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces its Summer 2016 releases including three classic albums from the archives - Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris - 1964 World Fair Recording (July 8), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (August 8), and Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording (September 9). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUTH PACIFIC's Christine Toy Johnson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 29, 2016

Christine Toy Johnson has come full circle in a career with many facets: from her first Equity role to her current stint as Bloody Mary in Guthrie Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical has been important to her. (more...)

Detective Charlie Resnick On Stage in DARKNESS DARKNESS at Nottingham Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - Jun 28, 2016

This autumn Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives join forces with acclaimed novelist John Harvey to bring his most famous creation, jazz-loving detective Charlie Resnick, to the stage for the very first time. DARKNESS DARKNESS, which is Harvey's own adaptation of his bestselling novel, runs from September 30 to October 15. The production is part of the Playhouse's Sweet Vengeance season, which explores the themes of revenge, justice and resentments buried deep, in a series of work that also includes Peter Shaffer's Sleuth (September) and Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (November). (more...)

AUDIO: FUN HOME's Alison Bechdel: 'My Father Would Be Ecstatic'
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

The writer of the musical's source graphic memoir talks about seeing her life onstage. (more...)

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BWW Review: Windy City Playhouse's THIS Muddles in the In-Between
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 27, 2016

Both Melissa James Gibson's play THIS and Windy City Playhouse's production exist on a precipice. For the characters in Gibson's script, they stand on the ledge approaching forty and the onset of middle age, while also waxing nostalgic about the good old college days.These college friends-Jane, Marrell, and Alan (plus Marrell's spouse, Tom, and Jean-Pierre, a new, misplaced member of The Circle)-stand firmly in that liminal space. The characters must navigate both the loss of a loved one (Jane is recently widowed) and the creation of new life (Marrell and Tom are parents to a newborn son). And while Gibson's characters seem to be contemplating major life experiences, she also paints them as exceedingly privileged and self-absorbed-in such a way that it becomes rather difficult to sympathize with them. Similarly, Windy City Playhouse's production (with direction by Artistic Associate Carl Menninger) occupies an in-between status-partly entertaining (with an occasional laugh-out-loud funny line delivery), partly striving towards deep emotional complexity. Unfortunately, THIS never swings far enough in either direction to be memorable.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/27/16 - PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2016

Today in 1976, the second Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at The Circle in the SquareTheatre, where it ran for 73 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. The 1976 cast featured: Christopher Chadman (Joey), Harold Gary (Mike), Terri Treas (Kid), Janie Sell (Gladys), and Gail Benedict (Gail). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Pride with Compilation of Fans Singing 'Ring of Keys'
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2016

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, FUN HOME took to Twitter to post a compilation video, featuring a wide variety of performers covering the show's 'Ring of Keys.' Watch the video below! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/24/2016
by BWW - Jun 24, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Durham Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season Recap
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 23, 2016

Since the 2015-16 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys a little recap. While there were several different offerings that range from overhyped (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) to thought-provoking, yet a little divisive (Cabaret) to entertaining (42nd Street) to compelling (If/Then), these are some of my top picks of the season. (more...)

MPAC Unveils Free Summer Lineup: Music Beyond Borders, Movies, Concerts & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

You don't always need to buy a ticket to enjoy music, dance and movies at Mayo Performing Arts Center this summer. The region's largest and most popular performing arts center will be presenting a variety of free events through July and August, in addition to its stellar lineup of ticketed concerts. (more...)

Breaking News: FUN HOME Will Play Final Performance on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, September 10 at 8 PM, it was announced today. The show, which opened on April 19, 2015, will have played 26 preview and 582 regular performances on Broadway at The Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St) and 114 performances Off Broadway at The Public Theater. (more...)

Bear & Co. to Bring MACBETH to Local Parks in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Summer means Shakespeare in the park. In this 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, Bear & Co. brings you MACBETH as the Queen's Men might have toured it. Within The Circle of a rope thrown on the ground, three women invite you into Shakespeare's warring Scotland. In a country torn by civil strife, who is to be trusted? Are they witches? Beggars? Loyal friends or assassins? Only one thing is sure: They play with fire. (more...)

Wolfe Releasing Acquires Gay Coming-of-Age Family Drama AKRON
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Wolfe Releasing announced today that it has acquired gay coming-of-age family drama AKRON, ahead of its upcoming screenings at the Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced that the world premiere of "Draw The Circle" written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, directed by Chay Yew, will lead off its 2016/17 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Reagle's CAROUSEL: A Sublime Ride
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 16, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston opens its 48th season with its first-rate production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic CAROUSEL. A triumvirate of women - Jennifer Ellis, Jessica Kundla, and Leigh Barrett - give sparkling performances, augmented by Broadway veteran Ciaran Sheehan, but Rachel Bertone's choreography makes this one of the best rides for the summer season. (more...)

BWW Review: PEOPLE BENEATH OUR FEET at #NAF2016 Represents Significant Development for Hungry Minds Productions
by David Fick - Jul 7, 2016

PEOPLE BENEATH OUR FEET is the first original play from Hungry Minds Productions, written by Katya Mendelson and Kiroshan Naidoo in response to the refugee crisis that has been the result of the Syrian civil war. This new play grapples with important issues and represents a significant development for this young theatre company. (more...)

BWW TV: Flying Away with FUN HOME at Broadway In Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 28 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/22/2016. (more...)

Broadway's A Cappella Musical IN TRANSIT Sets Dates; Pre-Sales Start Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tickets for the new musical In Transit will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. (more...)

Guardian Circle Launches Unique Personal Safety App on iOS and Android to Help Family and Friends Protect One Another
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Cesear's Forum to present Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Many of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson's plays found life at a New York City coffeehouse, Caffe Cino, in the 1960's.  The venue established itself as one of the first Off-Off-Broadway theatres.  These early plays were often one-act ensemble pieces or, later, sharply drawn character studies less concerned with plot as with revelatory behavior.  Wilson liked the format and Cesear's Forum, Cleveland's small professional "minimalist" theatre company, is pleased to present five such works entitled Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5.  The 90 minute evening utilizes eight actors, sometimes together, sometimes individually, to reflect on aspects of American life.  The writing is at once heartfelt and funny.  The characters' struggles are our struggles, their stories told simply but complicated by societal concerns replete with emotional baggage.  Ideals and illusions are sustained tenuously.  The five plays (in order of appearance) are: WANDERING, SEXTET (YES), A BETHROTHAL, BRONTOSAURUS and A POSTER OF THE COSMOS.  The limited engagement production runs late September through October at Kennedy's Down Under, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.   (more...)

Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

THE TAMING Continues Circle Theatre's Year of the Playwright For Its 35th Anniversary Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

Writing a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The application deadline is end of day on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

Startling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre Centre
by David Fick - Jul 18, 2016

Lara Foot's latest play, THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, has been seven years in the making. Since Foot started dreaming up this startling, intimate tale about the challenges of living with a mental disorder, both as a patient and a caregiver, this play achieving the same rich fulfilment of promise that Foot's first original play, TSHEPANG, embodied in 2003. (more...)

3rd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 8 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) can be found at www.cmtf.org, with single tickets and festival passes currently on-sale. The press preview, featuring songs from all of the 2016 productions, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

PCPA Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In what Artistic Director Mark Booher calls "A Season of Massive Humanity," PCPA's 53rd season begins with the family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast playing from November 3 - December 23 in the Marian Theatre. (more...)

Roy Clark, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Set for REFLECTIONS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Summer is here, and Reflections - the weekly interview program hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey promises to deliver a lineup as hot as the weather outside, with a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as two acts that are celebrating unique milestones in 2016. (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/1/2016
by BWW - Jul 1, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/1/2016. (more...)

SmartCAT Raises $2.8 Million in Seed Funding and Becomes Fully Independent From ABBYY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at www.cmtf.org, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez to Join Forces with Ryan Scott Oliver for MUSE AND THE MUSIC at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Broadway star and Drama Desk nominated actress Lindsay Mendez will join musical forces with multi-award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver as the MUSE AND THE MUSIC, an evening of Oliver's songs performed by them both at SubCulture. (more...)

PlayMakers Kicks Off PRC2 Season With World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-2017 Season with the world premiere of Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's 'Draw The Circle' directed by Chay Yew. Deen will perform his one-man show Aug. 24-28 as the first presentation in PlayMakers' new PRC² second stage series. (more...)

Gary Wilson Releases THE MESSENGER THE END OF DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Gary Wilson Sr., a Christian, faithful messenger, and devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The MessengerThe End of Days': a gripping and religious work that serves as God's message to the readers. (more...)

Kevin Welch Collaborates on New Musical WILL THE CIRCLE, Slated for Chicago Music Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Aimee Mann is working on a musical with playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly)... Edie Brickell has just collaborated with Steve Martin (Bright Star)... and now the popular Texas-by-way-of-Nashville Americana artist Kevin Welch is collaborating with a Chicago playwright (L.C. Bernadine) on a new musical called WILL The Circle, which debuts August 20th as part of this year's Chicago Music Theatre Festival at Victory Gardens Theatre. (more...)

THE WAWEL DRAGON to Celebrate Polish Mythology at The Scoop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Gods and Monsters have made a last minute change to their repertoire this summer, offering 20,000 free seats to a family production celebrating Poland's mythology. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Elinor Cook's PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Casting is today announced for HighTide, Vicky Graham Productions and Theatr Clwyd world premiere production of Elinor Cook's new play Pilgrims for which she won the 2013 George Devine Award.  Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 - 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September - 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 - 29 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

'What the Butler Saw,' a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 10. Director is John Tillinger, who helmed a recent, critically acclaimed production of the show in Los Angeles, as well as earlier productions in London and New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Announcing Buck's County Playhouse Fall Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser, is pleased to announce a newly expanded lineup of education programs being offered this fall for children, teens, and adults. New programming this fall includes a three-part Musical Theatre Writing workshop taught by "Cake Off" composer Adam Gwon, running at the Playhouse August 19 - September 10, and the Saturday Musical Theatre program for children, back by popular demand, among many others! (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Presents THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The fourth play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Elinor Cook Chats PILGRIMS World Premiere at HighTide
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

In the video below, playwright Elinor Cook speaks about Pilgrims, which will premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 in a co-production between HighTide, Theatr Clwyd and Vicky Graham Productions in association with The Yard Theatre! (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces New Chair and Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Music educator and violinist Cheryl Scheidemantle has been named Chair of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) Board of Directors, and Debra Danner, an educator with expertise in leadership and management consulting, has been appointed LACC's Executive Director. (more...)

Drew Droege and Michael Urie Team Up for BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS at Barrow Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016

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Initial Casting Announced for John Harvey's DARKNESS DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Initial casting has been announced for the Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives production of John Harvey's own adaptation of his acclaimed novel Darkness Darkness which receives its premiere this autumn. (more...)

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