FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Tele2 AB: Stefan Backman Appointed Group General Counsel and New Member of Tele2 AB's Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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MainStreet Theatre Company's 11th Season to Open with STUART LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine's list of '20 Theatres you should take your kids to', is happy to announce the cast and creative team for Stuart Little -- the first show of its 11th Season. (more...)

Spencer Thomas Group Welcomes Greg Prados as VP, HCM Practice
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Historical Fiction Takes the Stage in REVOLUTION at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Teatro Paraguas presents Revolution, a play about Fernando Reyes' journey involving Love, Self, and Tierra y Libertad, by Alix Hudson, directed by Malcolm Morgan, and running September 29 - October 16. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Month at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gallery Players announces its first show of its 50th season with the award-winning show, Gypsy. Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is a show not just for "Some People" but for everyone.  (more...)

Scroll Launches Top-Down Social Media Solution for Law Firms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen. (more...)

NY Film Academy Student Showcase to Open the Market at 73rd Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud to announce a special student showcase as part of this year's 73rd Venice Film Festival Market. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Jennifer Scott Director of Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Jennifer Scott has been appointed Director of Public Relations of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Original Broadway Cast Album to Soar on Digital Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Original Broadway Cast Album for Cirque du Soleil Paramour will be available tomorrow, August 26, digitally via iTunes, Amazon music, Spotify, and Apple Music with physical copies available Friday, September 16, via Amazon. (more...)

Legendary Director Brian DePalma & More Join Toronto Film Festival's Platform Jury
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the jury for Platform, the programme that champions directors' cinema from around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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MY FAIR LADY and TWELFTH NIGHT Launch Great Lakes Theater 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Up Next at JAN McART's: New Play Readings Series at Lynn University
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

In the hallowed halls of Lynn University's Wold Performing Arts Center, where the New York-bound 'Daniel's Husband' began, they're buzzing about another new play - 'A KING ! A PLOT! A GUN! A SHOT! And All That Followed (Quite a Lot!),' by Tony Finstrom. (more...)

LUCHA UNDERGROUND's Rey Mysterio Jr. Signs First-Look Deal with El Rey Network
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rey Mysterio, wrestling champion and star of El Rey Network's lucha libre wrestling series LUCHA UNDERGROUND has signed a one-year first-look deal with El Rey Network. Under this deal Mysterio will render exclusive first-look and development services to El Rey Network. (more...)

New Drama and Musical to Headline New York New Works Theatre Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Two distinctive pieces of theater - a drama about pioneering gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, and a musical comedy version of the Greek classic Electra - will be featured in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, August 29 through September 14. (more...)

CORRECTING and REPLACING MRP Appoints James Regan as CMO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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WATCH: Cher Lloyd Premieres Official Video For 'Activated'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Today, 23-year-old British-born and internationally acclaimed pop starlet Cher Lloyd revealed the official video to her current track “Activated.” (more...)

Nico Raineau's BRIX AND THE BITCH Wins Best Action Film at Hollyshorts Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Nico Raineau was a recent Top Ten Filmmaker Finalist on the fourth season of the HBO series Project Greenlight, not surprisingly his films have screened at over fifty festivals. (more...)

Gordian Compliance Solutions Announces New Partners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

Cylance Appoints Felix Marquardt President of Cylance International
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Evening Star Productions presents GUTENTBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Evening Star Productions will leap even farther back into history, jumping from William Shakespeare (their recent production of A Midsummer Night's Dream played to appreciative audiences for three weeks in August) to Johannes Gutenberg when they produce Anthony King and Scott Brown's Gutenberg!  The Musical! which will open on September 15th, and run through October 2nd at Boca Raton's Sol Theatre.  (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 'CONVERSATION WITH ...'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its exciting In Conversation With… lineup, featuring eight internationally celebrated special guests Hiam Abbass, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji, Sônia Braga, Isabelle Huppert, Karan Johar, Mark Wahlberg, and Zhang Ziyi. In Conversation With… offers intimate, in-depth, personal and compelling discussions from cinema's preeminent talent. (more...)

Dr. Joel Glenn Wixson Presents the MILE WIDE PROJECT a Unique Suicide Prevention Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Mile Wide Project is a suicide prevention seminar focused on passion, rather than fear.  Dr. Glenn Wixson uses song lyrics to teach a revolutionary way to find hope in our lives. Through an innovative form of inquiry, what we stand for emerges from obscurity to become a path toward possibilities. Based on his personal and clinical experience that suicide is a process, not an event, uncovering possibilities in people's lives can mean the difference between life and death. He has been engaging people in these kinds of conversations close to twenty years and knows how powerful they can be. Join him and find out what is possible for your life. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 23, 2016

September 14 - September 17, 2016, The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) will present the 8th Annual NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, Canada's Festival for New Musical Theatre. The festival will feature two local musical theatre productions along with CETM's 10th year anniversary showcase-fundraiser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Three's THE SUM OF US
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

In conjunction with Dallas Pride, Theatre Three will present The Sum of Us by David Stevens as the opening of its 2016-2017 Theatre Too season. The playexplores the volatile relationship between an aging widower and his gay son. After meeting in a local pub, Jeff and a young gardener, Greg, hit it off and begin to date. When he meets Jeff's stubborn, opinionated Dad, however, Greg begins to back off. Meanwhile, Dad also has a new flame: a woman he met through a dating service. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section and “An Evening with…” honorees for the 54th New York Film Festival. (more...)

HAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz's Hamilton's America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with The Director and special guests to be announced. (more...)

Jaffa Jazz Festival to Return to Israel This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Last October the first Jaffa Jazz Festival took place in Israel, led by musician Amikam Kimelman who served as The Director of Rimon School of Music for 24 years. The festival was a huge success even before its first musical note was played. This year, the festival will take place on September 15-17. (more...)

Q&A Sessions To Be Held This Weekend Following Performances of AS STRAW BEFORE THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the Midwest Premiere of GRIZZLY MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the Midwest premiere of Grizzly Mama by George Brant. The production, directed by RTE member Megan Carney, runs September 8 - October 15, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, September 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Author Shares RACISM AND THE OLYMPICS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

As billions of fans feverishly tune into the Olympics, underlying political, religious, and racial tensions are both placated and heightened and this summer Olympic games have been no different with high-profile athletes snubbing their opponents in the public eye. (more...)

AZ Opera's Head of Music Appointed to Glimmerglass
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the United States, has appointed Allen Perriello as The Director of their Young Artists Program, beginning Summer 2017. Perriello will remain as Arizona Opera's Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, a post he has held since 2012.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Schoenfeld Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Schoenfeld Theatre... (more...)

Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell are proud to announce new additions to both the artistic and administrative staff at Sarasota Opera effective immediately. (more...)

Photo Flash: The International Theatre Festival in Lebanon Launches With Opening of the Renovated Stars Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The International Theatre Festival in Lebanon was launched Augest 8th  in Nabatieh. Present were Efraz Al-Haj representing the minister of culture, Rabie Shaddad representing the ministry of tourism, the head of Nabatieh Municipality, Ahmad Kahil, the Italian cultural attache Edoardo Crisafului, the French cultural atache Eric Lebice, a delegation from Reje headed by Nasif Seklawi, General Hussein Hasan representing the general director of Internal Security Forces and the people and students from Nabatieh. (more...)

BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 22, 2016

The young and young at heart were treated to a day of enchantment at Maine State Music Theatre today, when the company presented four performances of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's delightful musical retelling of Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont. Presented in a fully staged production, this timeless tale conjures up the magic of wish making, the power of love to transform, and the importance of believing in one's self. In the past few seasons, MSMT has made a concerted effort to expand and enhance their Young Audiences series by offering original musicals based on traditional children's literature and packaged in sophisticated productions with elaborate costumes, imaginative scenery and stagecraft. Moreover, these hour-long performances are entirely created by MSMT's young professional artists- interns, apprentices, and local actors – thereby offering these artists a chance to gain valuable experience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCOTTISH PLAY (M....TH) Holds Forth at Ohio Shakespeare Festival
by Roy Berko - Aug 22, 2016

Theater people are very superstitious. A light is placed center stage in many theatres, appropriately called the 'ghost light,' to scare off the demons which inhabit many performance places. (more...)

BWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone Awry
by Gil Kaan - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Peter Lefcourt manages to cram every current political hot topic into DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL, his two-act dramedy on the proposed re-make of the classic Sunset Boulevard. DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL's chronicling the beginnings of Gerard, an indie director's quest to cast his remake of the Gloria Swanson-starrer, has the benefit of the frequent witty one-liners, biting disses and smarting comebacks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz Submit Audition Tape for HAMILTON in London
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Actor Sam Rockwell (Off-Broadway's FOOL FOR LOVE) and TV star Ben Schwartz were filming a movie in London and found out auditions were being held nearby for the London company of Hamilton. (more...)

Song of the Goat Theatre to Bring Song-Cycle SONGS OF LEAR to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Song of the Goat Theatre makes its BAM debut with a dramatic song-cycle that distills the plot, characters, and themes of King Lear into a non-linear musical journey. SONGS OF LEAR will run September 28 - October 1 at BAM Fisher. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Says Goodbye in Epic 23 Minute Video
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2016

After 33 previews and 565 performances, the Broadway production of Finding Neverland takes its final trip to Neverland today. Original cast member, Jonathan Ritter, who has been with the production since its out-of-town tryout at the American Repertory Theater, posted a goodbye video on YouTube for fans of the show. The 23-minute video features behind-the-scenes footage from the production's final days on Broadway, as well as interviews with the cast and The Director, Diane Paulus, (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/20-8/21/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 21, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. (more...)

The Little Theatre Celebrates 25 Years and Presents CAMPFIRE TALES 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The Little Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special event, Campfire Tales. Seasoned actors such as popular film and theatre artiste & Director of the critically  acclaimed Science Fiction musical 'The RED Bean Can' and also The Director of the latest musicals from the little festival 2016:  'The Garage Gang' & 'Two-Teeth Button Nose' and last year's Christmas Pantomime 'Prince of Persia!'- Krishnakumar and his team will perform interactive stories. Two hours of undiluted fun!  (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

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