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Eight people, twenty-five months, one room. Thanks to the kindness of a few loyal friends and coworkers, Anne Frank and her family were able to find a brief solace from the Nazi invasions of the 1940s. Itís an amazing tale showing that courage, strength of character and generosity can help you through the toughest of times, all told through the eyes of one bright young girl who had the foresight to keep a detailed diary that has allowed her memory to live on.

Carrollwood Players' CAUGHT IN THE NET Now In Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

In Ray Cooney's British farce, Caught in the Net, for nearly two decades, taxi driver John Smith has been living a double life and has successfully kept both lives from colliding into one another. On this particular day, Smith's idyllic world is about to come crashing down. His daughter Vicky in Wimbledon and his son Gavin in Streatham serendipitously have met online, unaware of their relationship, feel a connection, and want to me in person. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison.  Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.   (more...)

Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS Opens Next Month at Theatre of NOTE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

NotTheMom Productions is thrilled to present BAD JEWS, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Sabrina Lloyd. BAD JEWS will open on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm and run through Sunday, July 24 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Oneonta
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hal Luftig will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, when Luftig will also address the graduating Class of 2016 at Commencement. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Writers Theatre's 2016-17 Season to Include PARADE, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the 25th Anniversary Season, the company's first full season in its new home at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016


Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Season line-up. This will be the final season in their current Race Street location before the company moves into the new Otto M. Budig Theater that will be located at 12th and Elm Streets in OTR for the 2017-2018 season! (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

WaterTower Sets THE BIG MEAL Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced casting and creative team details for the regional premiere of Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Emily Scott Banks.   The ensemble cast features John S. Davies, Lois Sonnier Hart, Jakie Cabe, Sherry Hopkins, Garret Storms, Kia Boyer, Alex Duva and Kennedy Waterman.  Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts will be Jakie Cabe, Alex Duva, Lois Sonnier Hart and Kennedy Waterman. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas to Conduct San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall, 4/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony returns to Carnegie Hall with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas for two concerts on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. For the first performance, Mr. Tilson Thomas - widely considered the world's premier interpreter of the works of Aaron Copland - conducts music by the American master, including his Orchestral Variations and Inscape. The dynamic pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra for a performance of Copland's Piano Concerto. The program concludes with Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. This season, Mr. Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are performing and recording the complete Schumann symphonies for future release on SFS Media. (more...)

Encinitas Teen Lucia Vecchio to Star in Lamb's Players Theatre's THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Lucia Vecchio, local Encinitas teen, active San Diego actress and Lamb's Associate Artist will be performing the role of Helen Keller in Lamb's production of THE MIRACLE WORKER, March 4 - April 10th. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Farmington Players' THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to Run 2/12-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Farmington Players are proud to perform the classic drama 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' February 12 - March 5 in Farmington Hills. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

BREAKING LEGS Opens 1/27 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present Tom Dulack's hilarious comedy, Breaking Legs from January 27 - February 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Feb 8, 2016

Diary of Anne Frank makes important historical statement (more...)

Pennington Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?The Pennington Players are bringing the classic play, The Diary of Anne Frank, to the stage of Kelsey Theatre.  Performances are March 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm and March 13 & 20, 2016, at 2:00 pm.   Kelsey Theatre is located on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 11.  There will be a special talk back session with the cast and crew held after the 8 pm performance on Friday, March 18.   (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with the LA-based VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of its hit Chicago production NO WAKE to Los Angeles. Written by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior, NO WAKE's West Coast premiere will play February 25 - March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. The press opening is Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway and television actress Linda Lavin for two very special concerts on the historic stage this past week. The show, wryly entitled 'My First Farewell Concert,' is Lavin's personal story told in songs she loves. She performed favorites from the Great American/Brazilian/Yiddish Songbooks, with Billy Stritch at the piano, Steve Bakunas on drums, Ron Affif on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and special guest Aaron Weinstein on violin. Songs included were 'You've Got Possibilities,' 'No More Blues,' and a medley of songs recorded by the late, great Bobby Short. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 28
by Audition Roundup - Feb 28, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 28, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

1776 Plays Now Through March 13 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical, about the birth of American Independence, 1776. (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, March 5-26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2016-17 to Feature THE FANTASTICKS, DADDY LONG LEGS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The longest-running musical, ever. The newest Pulitzer Prize winner. Shakespeare's most popular comedy. The first Off-Broadway show to be live-streamed. America's greatest drama. An end-of-season surprise. Plus a special event that will ROCK your world. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

The Pennington Players to Bring THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Today it's history, but first it was a young girl's life. The Pennington Players presents the gripping historic play 'The Diary of Anne Frank' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre in March. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'My First Farewell Concert' to Birdland
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016

Linda Lavin, currently starring in OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway, just brought a new solo show to Birdland- 'My First Farewell Concert'. BroadwayWorld was on hand fo rthe special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Route 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit Chicago production of NO WAKEby William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior (Sex With Strangers - Geffen Playhouse, Disgraced - Mark Taper Forum) to VS. Theatre. The West Coast premiere of NO WAKE will preview on Thursday, February 25; will open on Friday, February 26 and perform through Saturday, March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; The Diary of Anne Frank; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has dazzled many audiences with its clever wit and humor. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Book by Rachel Sheinkin, and featuring a fun and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is an experience you won't forget. The show will be performed at the Off-Off Broadway House- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), May 5-15th. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Broadway hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK starring Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa in DC, and a revival of THE FANTASTICKS in LA, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Is An Invocation to Choose Life Even In The Darkest Hours
by Herbert Paine - Apr 25, 2016

In Hale Centre Theatre's current production of the award-winning classic, The Diary of Anne Frank, high school ingenue Sarah Pansing plays the central character to the hilt, conferring upon the role a sensibility and sensitivity that one might expect of an old soul. Her performance is not enough however to elevate the production to its required altitude. (more...)

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present HEROINES IN HISTORY as Part of Radd Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

New York-based theatre company Diverging Elements Theatre Co. will present HEROINES IN HISTORY, an evening of three original productions, ANNE FRANK: MY SECRET LIFE, A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA, and INEZ: THE SUFFRAGE HERALD, as part of RADD Fest Off-Broadway. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

2016 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Jessie Mueller in WAITRESS, Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The 20th Annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were held on April 11 at the Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline. Founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of the TheaterMirror in 1997, the IRNE Awards recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community.  (more...)

Playhouse 1960 Proudly Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Playhouse 1960 is privileged to present The Diary of Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne Frank was adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. (more...)

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