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Rubicon Theatre Company presents Southern California Premiere of INCOGNITO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

How much of our identity is created by our minds and our memories? Award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) explores this question in the Southern California Premiere of his dazzling new play about what it means to be human. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) that examine the extent to which our identities and our choices are governed by the complex and delicate mechanisms of the brain. Payne's moving and deeply profound play seeks to make sense of the relationship between the physical and metaphysical. Directed by Indy Award-winning director Katharine Farmer (The Nibroc Trilogy), (more...)

Photo Flash: Princeton Summer Theater's 48th Season Continues with Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Princeton Summer Theater's 2017 season's third show opens next Thursday, July 27th with Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Regarded as a one of the foremost classics of American theatre, The Crucible uses the proceedings of the Salem witch trials to examine the manic effects of mass hysteria in society. As an increasing number of upstanding townspeople are accused of witchcraft, Miller emphasizes the contagious nature of fear and the elusiveness of truth. The 1953 Tony Award-winning play invites us to question the importance of upholding morality in times of hardship. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Joyce Theater's Director of Programming Martin Wechsler Will Step Down at the End of 2017 After 32 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Martin Wechsler, the organization's long time Director of Programming, will step down on December 31, 2017. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

At a celebratory opening ceremony for The Jim Henson Exhibition, housed in a new gallery at Museum of the Moving Image funded by The City of New York, the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, the Museum's Executive Director Carl Goodman, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer were joined by Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl Henson, and special appearances by Abby Cadabby, Red Fraggle, and Fozzie Bear, among other guests. This major new exhibition is dedicated to the life and legacy of Jim Henson, who was a singular creative figure in the realms of television, film, and puppetry-and a New Yorker who made the City his base for family and work. The Jim Henson Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, July 22. (more...)

Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center in Teaneck, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Heathers The Musical: High School  Edition in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.   (more...)

BWW Previews: CAKEWALK at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 19, 2017

CAKEWALK is an official selection of the 2017 Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival. With lyrics and a book by Beverly Trader Austin and mucic by Bryan Mercer, the new musical will have its world premiere on July 31 at Out Front Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - Jul 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, cold war, and Newspeak have permanently entered into common use since its first publication. (more...)

Soul-Stirring One-Woman Show PLATFORM GRIOT to Play MITF This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The one-woman show, Platform Griot, features spirited anecdotes interwoven with soulful songs as a brazen homeless woman solicits money on a New York City subway. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 19, 2017

The New Jersey Premiere of Playwright Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award winning play, 'Skeleton Crew' is now being presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University through Sunday, July 30th. Directed by the theater's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, this insightful show is a must-see production for metro area audiences. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

Two River Theater Sets 2017 Crossing Borders Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup for its 7th annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival of new plays by Latino writers. (more...)

COMBOY VERSUS SAMURAI Opens at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]The Long Beach Playhouse is pleased to present Cowboy versus Samurai in its Studio Theatre. It's the story of an Asian American High School English teacher, his two friends, one who is also Asian American and one a 'cowboy' and a beautiful Asian American colleague with a preference for dating white guys. Will the English teacher use his literary talent to help the cowboy or to help himself? (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens Thursday at Lee Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The cast and crew can hardly contain their excitement as the world of Jane Austen is coming to life this Thursday at Lee Street theatre!  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
by Abby Rowold - Jul 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch. (more...)

Photo Flash: HOG'SBELLY: A Fable Noir Grips Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

A Dead Whale Productions continues their inaugural season with the world premiere production of Artistic Associate Tyler Garamella's Hog'sBelly: A Fable Noir, directed by Founding Artistic Director Dane Eissler. A Dead Whale is proud to continue their commitment to challenge theatrical convention by creating edgy and original theatrical events by all means necessary. Hog'sBelly opens Thursday, July 20th; and closes on Saturday, July 29th at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Bucktown, Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2017

A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre. A Chorus Line is not often seen in community theatre because it requires multiple triple-threats - singers, dancers and actors in one talented package. Fortunately, director James Grenelle and assistant director Rocco Morabito found a stage full of them. (more...)

BWW Review: Ritz Theater Brings BEAUTY & THE BEAST to South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2017

Hats off to this community theater for hitting a home run with an impressive production of a massive show. (more...)

Saara Lamberg's INNUENDO Scores Distribution Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Umbrella Entertainment will distribute the Australian independent film Innuendo theatrically and through other platforms in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding islands. (more...)


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Circle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire's new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/17/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/17/2017. (more...)

John Favreau Shares First Look at Live-Action LION KING at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At Saturday's D23 Expo in Anaheim CA, Disney treated fans to a first look at footage from the highly anticipated live-action remake of THE LION KING. (more...)

Walt Disney and Pixar Preview Upcoming Projects at D23 Expo 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent (more...)

MAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The Banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson School District was just one more of the many recent attacks on education in Arizona.  Highly regarded by the community that embraced the program, it was successful in keeping both students and families engaged in the relearning of ancient native knowledge and philosophy that otherwise is unknown by most Americans.  Data shows that the program was also successful in improving graduation rates, test scores and preparing students for higher education. (more...)

Vice Cream Celebrates National Ice Cream Day by Giving Everyone in America a 'Taste,' Encouraging Ice Cream Lovers to Reward Themselves and Indulge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Vice Cream today unveiled its first national advertising campaign with a video entitled "Vice Cream: Call the Vice Line," encouraging consumers to take an unapologetic approach to eating real ice cream. In anticipation of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Vice Cream is giving everyone in America a "little sample" of their premium ice cream. (more...)

Andrew Kircher to Curate 14th Annual PRELUDE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The 14th annual PRELUDE Festival, curated by Andrew Kircher in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, will feature works-in-process, critical conversations, and new theater and performance scholarship. (more...)

The Arc Theatre's All-Female Production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Arc Theatre joins Ridgeville Park District's Shakespeare on the Ridge series again this summer with an all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Natalie Sallee* and Teddy Boone* playing July 22nd through August 13th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. ADMISSION IS FREE. The Press Preview is Friday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)

FST presents the Rolling World Premiere of DOUBLEWIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

FST concludes the Summer Mainstage season with the NNPN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE  of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. This brand new work reveals the reality and comedy of blue collar family life and runs from August 2 through August 20 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Blank Tiles
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2017

BWW speaks to Dylan Cole about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Blank Tiles. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2017

Today's subject Ryan Asher is currently living her theatre life onstage at Kennedy Center's Theater Lab as one of the company members for The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. The production runs through August 13th. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Deadly Dialogues
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Deadly Dialogues ahead of their run. (more...)

Review Roundup: Sam Gold Brings HAMLET to The Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Jul 13, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet as part of its downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, the production held its opening night tonight and the critics were in attendance. (more...)

Come One, Come All for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Dramatists Guild to Host 'The Future of New Play Production in Los Angeles' Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Dramatists Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild Institute will gather some of the community's most influential theatre makers, artistic directors, literary managers, television writers, educators, lawyers and advocates for a weekend of events in Los Angeles, featuring a Town Hall event titled 'The Future of New Play Production in Los Angeles.' The Town Hall will be Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7pm. (more...)

New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets. (more...)

BWW Feature: DFW Producers Collaborate for Joint BOY GETS GIRL Play
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 13, 2017

Theatre is known for being a collaborative art form. Working with designers, directors, performers, house management, and all the myriads of roles often includes its challenges. But what happens when you take three unique companies and bring them together to work on a single production? Resolute Theatre Project, L.I.P. Service, and Proper Hijinx Productions are aiming to find out. (more...)

Roland DG to Sponsor FAB13 in Santiago, Chile
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Civic Plaza
by Beth Leitman - Jul 13, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, one of the playwright's earlier plays, involves an intricate plot that revolves around multiple instances of mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and the word play that Shakespeare is so well-known for. (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) is a not-for-profit charity founded in 1987 with a three-part mission: Education, Performance and Intercultural Community. For 30 years, MDD has provided interdisciplinary dance arts education programs to disenfranchised, economically challenged kids, families, and schools across New York City's five boroughs. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Giving Voice To A Part Of Australian Society Not Often Seen On Stage, AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI Challenges The Prejudice Born Of Fear Of Change
by Jade Kops - Jul 13, 2017

Presenting a story of a part of the community not often seen on stage, Disapol Savetsila's AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI, directed by Paige Rattray, seeks to challenge Sydney Theatre Company audiences to rethink their views of the new and unknown. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- 038
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of 038 ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Little Candle Presents World Premiere Play About The 2008 Mortgage Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In 2008, playwright Stephanie Alison Walker and her husband were among the 1 in 54 homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice when the American housing market collapsed. (more...)

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