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Tony Awards Close-Up: Daniel Sullivan Explains How He Brought THE LITTLE FOXES Back with Not One But Two Leading Ladies!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

As The Director of MTC's six-time Tony nominated revival of The Little Foxes, Daniel Sullivan has had the pleasure of bringing the classic to life twice over- with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon in rotating roles. What was their strategy in the rehearsal room? Figuring it out as they went! (more...)

New Show Opens at Desert Stages Theatre Actor's Cafe this June
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Tomorrow at Three is a dark comedy written by 23 year old actor and author, Kelton White. (more...)

BWW Interview: Skyler Volpe is Mimi in RENT Anniversary Tour
by Christopher Castanho - May 28, 2017

Skyler Volpe plays Mimi Marquez, the sexy, young, fun loving girl who has lived a tough life but chooses to see the world through an optimistic lens. I was lucky enough to talk to Volpe, an alumnus of Connecticut College, about her experience being a rock star on the 20th-anniversary national tour of RENT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Martello in Arden's GYPSY
by Pati Buehler - May 27, 2017

Pretty much the 'Dominatrix of Dames' on Philly stages with 33 productions under her bonnet, there is almost nothing this lady has not tackled in her long career. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY AND CRABBE at The Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 27, 2017

'The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe' sparkles as a completely home- grown, home- performed, home-produced and expanded reboot to the 2015 Fringe Festival hit now enjoying its world premiere at The Living Room Theatre in the Kansas City Crossroads District through June 18. 'Lefty and Crabbe' has matured and ripened on the vine and is now most definitely ready for prime time. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

EXIT Theatre to Present World Premiere of A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This July, EXIT Theatre is proud to present A Life On The Ocean Wave, a collaboratively-constructed multi-disciplinary original play with a jaunty subtitle: Being a Merrie Evening of Genuine Sea Chanty Sing-Along, and Also a Historically and Scientifically Accurate Account of a Sailor's Life at Sea, in Which Ghosts Appear and Have Something to Say. (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)

Playhouse Creatures to Host 2017 Tennessee Williams Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

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Review Roundup: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce Nancy Keystone as director of our upcoming production of Next To Normal, which begins performances on May 11 and runs until June 11, 2017, with opening night on May 17.   (more...)

Jerry Mitchell Reveals Details on New Songs, New Scenes & More for Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 25, 2017

In a new interview with EW, director Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL) reveals details of the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's 1990 classic PRETTY WOMAN. (more...)

Annette Bening and James Caan to Lead One-Night-Only Presentation of IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening and James Caan along with a cast including Kate Mansi, (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Composers Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay Will Make Us All Have a ROMY AND MICHELE Day
by Jay Irwin - May 25, 2017

I was fortunate enough to have a quick chat with Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, the composers of the new musical version of the film 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion', about to make its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Sets Special Events for DREAM DEFERRED: DETROIT, 1967
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Matrix Theatre Company is pleased to announce a full line up of its signature post-show events for Matrix's original production, Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967, running June 2 through June 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. (more...)

St. Louis Symphony Announces Senior Management Appointments & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, St. Louis Symphony President & CEO Marie-Helene Bernard announced key senior management team appointments and promotions. (more...)

Mac Haydn Theatre to Stage JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) opens their 49th season of musical theatre in-the-round with the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat like you have never seen it before! This will be the eighth-time Joseph...Dreamcoat has been seen on the MHT stage and the first since 2009. (more...)

BWW Previews: CLOWNTOWN at Judy Bayley Theatre At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - May 25, 2017

In a world where clowns are born, "Clowntown" is an original musical combining murder, romance, laughs and big shoes. The musical created by Le Reve Musical Director Michael Brennan and Composer's Showcase Co-founder John Masse will debut at the Judy Bayley Theatre May 27-28. (more...)

Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

"We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year's theme of 'Grow Up' just how relevant the topic would be," says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival.   (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Rutgers Graduates and Students to Present ORPHANS at the Times Square Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Four Rutgers University students and recent graduates are working together to mount a production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans June 1-3 at the John DeSotelle Studio, the Times Square Arts Center, in Manhattan. (more...)

There's a New Boss In Town! THE BOSS BABY Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD This July
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

DreamWorks Animation invites you to meet a most unusual baby when THE BOSS BABY, the “wildly funny” adventure comedy of the year arrives on Digital HD July 4 and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 25. (more...)

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Rings Up Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

An incessantly ringing cell phone disturbs a woman sitting at a cafe table. She is furious at the owner for not picking up the call, until she discovers he's dead. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new dramatic comedy written by Sarah Ruhl.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

BWW Review: Physical Comedy Reigns Supreme in THE ACTRESS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 24, 2017

Physical comedy upstages Chekhovian pathos in Peter Quilter's THE ACTRESS, now at Spirit Square in a well-acted Three Bone Theatre production. (more...)

FILL THE HALL Food Drive to Return to The Music Hall for Third Year
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Hall, dubbed "the beating cultural heart of the New Hampshire Seacoast," (The Boston Globe) is showing its heart on Saturday, June 24, when it opens its doors and asks the community to help fill every seat in the Historic Theater with bags of food for Gather's (formerly The Seacoast Family Food Pantry) Summer Meals 4 Kids  program during the third annual Fill The Hall Food Drive. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Launch New Off-Broadway Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf have announced that Lisa's new play, STUFFED, will open Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

Camp Sherman to Mark WWI Centennial in Chillicothe This July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Moving forward one-hundred years to 2017, Chillicothe will be welcoming guests into the community for the commemoration of Camp Sherman. Camp Sherman Days is a nine-day event that will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the impact of the Camp beginning July 1st through July 9th. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)

Sam Mendes In Talks to Helm Live-Action PINOCCHIO for Disney
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sam Mendes is currently in discussions to direct Disney's live-action adaptation of PINOCCHIO. As BWW previously reported, Peter Hedges will pen the script for the film, with Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano producing. (more...)

BWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2017

I'm always cautiously optimistic in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larson's Rent as I am a Renthead of MANY years. The thing to remember, obviously, is art has different interpretations. It is interesting to see the different elucidations of the choreography, the varied choices the actors make, The Director's vision, et cetera. I can proudly say that The Gateway Playhouse's incarnation of the Tony and Pulitzer winner, which is kicking off a very busy Summer season for the darling Bellport venue, does not disappoint. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company Presents ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS in Quogue
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

"Alarms and Excursions," a collection of rollicking comedies by "Noises Off" playwright Michael Frayn, will be the final offering of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on May 25 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 11. (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...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

BWW Review: FREEWAY DREAMS at the Brickhouse Theatre is a Slow and Bumpy Ride
by George Brietigam - May 20, 2017

This piece works much better as something you would see drunk in a bar in the 90s (more...)

CBS to Present PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Princess Diana captured the world's imagination so much so, many thought they really knew her. The reality is that they just knew a part of the Diana story. (more...)

Danny Trejo Hosts El Rey Network Original Series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

El Rey Network's new original series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR will debut on June 8 at 8:00pm. Hosted by machete himself, Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands. (more...)

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside Players
by David Edward Perry - May 19, 2017

The Southside Players has summoned the doorway to the classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT (more...)

THE STEAMIE Returns to the King's Theatre, Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The classic story will run from Monday 23 October until Saturday 4 November starring Libby McArthur as Dolly, Mary McCusker as Mrs Culfeathers, Steven McNicoll as Andy, Carmen Pieraccini as Margrit and Fiona Wood as Doreen. The run will have 16 performances in total. (more...)

ALCHEMY OF PUNK: A Live Punk Opera from Berlin
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's offsite presentation of Alchemy of Punk-a live punk opera and a work-in-progress from Berlin by Aneta Panek-just for one evening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (more...)

YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at WOMEN OF DISTINCTiON AWARDS GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

YWCA USA will celebrate the achievements of extraordinary leaders and organizations who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala during the YWCA USA National Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Eglevsky Ballet Announces Student Workshop Performance 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Executive Artistic Director Maurice Brandon Curry has announced details for the Eglevsky Ballet's Annual Student Workshop Performance to be held at The Olmstead Theater at Adelphi University on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. This year's Student Workshop will include world premiere works choreographed by Patrick Frenette, Christopher Huggins and Morgan McEwen.  The event will also feature works choreographed by members of the Eglevsky Ballet Academy resident faculty. (more...)

THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI written & performed by Andrew Perez opens at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 3, 2017 -ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (more...)

BWW Feature: THE DREAM TEAM Concludes With SERIES FINALE
by Christopher Castanho - May 18, 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory's popular web series The Dream Team concluded it's story with a riveting series finale last week. The Dream Team is an original series created by two Shenandoah University students in October of 2015, it currently has garnered 12 thousand views on YouTube, over 180 subscribers, and upwards of 340 FaceBook likes. Each episode centered around a freshman theatre class living out their first year of college at the fictional Betsey Bell Conservatory. (more...)

BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza - May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)

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